What ever happened the National Congress of American Indians? What does the NCAI do and perform particularly for the 'poorer' Indian tribes like the Navajo Nation as one example? While I agree with the concept of banding together, 562+ indian tribes all have different and varying degrees of political interests. Casino gaming dollars are one element in determining what an indian tribe will pursue. The Demo-cains and Repub-locrats know this too! For a rich indian tribe on the East coast to pitch in thier money to fund a poor indians as the Navajos - is asking too much! Every Dick and Jane in the US has an 'interest' in indian affairs because they somehow believe they have 'indian blood' to make an opinion. If Native Tribes band together, they will have to kick out these "indian experts" and these 'experts' will have to live in their own world and compete. As long as they live on reservations and functoins as 'experts' there is no need for them to get real jobs. Indian tribes have to stand on their own and judge outside influences as illegal immigration and socialist political influences as those in South America as dangerous to any decent conservative society lest the indian themselves allow political demagagory to dictate varying economic levels as the 'rich' and the 'poor' class. Considering though how dependent most indian tribes have become on US Federal bureaucracies (particularly this White House Administration), indians are going in the wrong direction. If indians are true to being more independent, then indian tribes must hold their own TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS accountable!
Saturday, August 11, 2012 - 13:06