Having been an activist in many Native American projects---I am amazed as the disunity that the USGovernment has been able to spread in the Native American common communitites; but then. "If I" were in illegal possession of more than 60% of my geographic territory, and held onto that as a result of "disunity I created" in the "former owners" (who by the way had been fighting each other over most of the entire continent for at least 15K years)I would just LOVE to have "those members like yourslef" perform some of that disunity FOR ME--- Being a "lawyer and a judge---and a professor of law: you would certainly have to agree that "all" of us of Native American ancestry; born after 1883 who were heirs to treaties prior to that and ALL of those born after 1836---are all by the decisons of the Highest Court--Art 3 and Art 6 of the US Constituion--and by US as well as International Law------ were all born prisoners of war, and are still at war with the USA and should no longer accept the disunity---but ACT--quit accepting defeat-----take advantage of the situation and act in "unity". Now I must confess, that having served my "captors" as a US Marine (1972-78) although may seem "as capitulation" in international legal standards, I did in fact "earn" my "rights to walk around" and even studied Law in Texas, under the Hazelwood act---. In addition I have been active as a cofounder of a "private non profit" organization that provides ancillary services to Native American Children renderd to the custody of any entity outside of their tribal affilliation(s) and since the "Indean Gaming Act"----an unforutnate piece of illegal legistlation that simply was added to Title 25---another evern larger piece of illegal legislatoin and has helped immensely in creating the disunity they desire---and hey alos let us never foget---for that 99% that you mentioned---the tribes pay a collective 63% Tax on their revenues----no other "minority on the planet would tolerate that---except a disunified one.I persoanlly am NOT on the rolls of the three tribesI am 'heir" to; Comanche,Kiowa, Mississppi Choctaw since to be so is a violation of the treaties we inherited from our ancestors who were NEVER defeated: the USA brought treaties to "us"---they "capitulated"----we accepted it. To complain about the USA violating the treaties with Title 25---while "on the rolls" would be an act of hypocrisy the Americans would be envious of. By the way, I don't pay a 28% tax either---especially on money that would be "our own" instead of "my own"------------and still not enough compensation for the total that has been taken. There are solutions---but you have not made even one suggestion of one here. Such as DNA evidence since Native American DNA even though extremely "varied" is very distinct----- Whenever I read repsones by "professionals" such as "yourself"---especially "legal guys" (lol)---I am compelled to answer with "questions"--------are YOU part of the 99%---or like me ---not a part of any of it?---------or following the dictates of your "profession"---are you here to dance with the "cowboy that brung ya"? Please respond.
Sunday, May 20, 2012 - 18:43