Ha-ho! National Native organizations need to step up on this one along with the Native Nation leaders. The STOP Act is a direct attempt to stop the growing tribe-to-tribe economy that is empowering Native Nations right now. The special interest are the private corporations such as Altria Group and the other big tobacco firms contributing to these sponsoring legislators. Tribe's are not part of the Master Settlement Agreement and the states have sold out the taxpayer on through this agreement. It was the state's mistake to partner with big tobacco and not the Tribes. Are you really going to allow private corporations to legislate within your Native territorial jurisdiction? That is what the STOP Act represents. A direct attack on our treaties and sovereignty. All organization's like the National Congress of American Indians need to step hard on this one! Tribes need to get busy. I am not going to allow a private corporation funding a U.S. representatives campaign coffer to prevent my Native Nation from prospering through the enactment of the so called STOP Act.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - 15:11