I am not willing to ignore racially-biased statements and reverse discriminatory remarks from a writer taking a page from 2012 National Democratic effort of playing the race card. However I will comment that both parties (bi-partisan) at one time DID provide for Indian Tribes notably during the Nixon years and also during Reagan years (particularly with the Indian Gaming Act of 1988). The Federal Gaming Act and State Compact Agreements have given Indian Tribes a seat at an expensive political table of DEMS and REPBS. No doubt there are rich Indian Tribes particularly along the East Coast. Obvious how much indian power these rich Tribal Nations have have in influencing BIA IHS federal policies where the ‘poorer’ tribes as Navajo are left out. Senators, Congressional people have sought to support Indian affairs. One story is how frustrating it was for Sen. Dominici, R-NM to work with Navajo Nation officials considering Navajo officials in most cases never knew how to ask for help. If ‘paying the country’s debt to Indian people’ is giving federal dollars out with NO ACCOUNTABILITY on the part of elected Tribal Govt officials to tribal people, the tribal people LOSE (not because of federal influence) but on TRIBAL Govt mis-managing. The Navajo Govt islosing services to tribal members because beside tribal bureaucracies, but because of mis-managing, stealing tribal funds, and investing into questionable ventures as casinos and gaming. If there is an example of inept and corrupt Tribal Affairs, it is the Navajo Nation Govt. To blame any-body else as the writer’s attempts to blame to US Politics is giving a tribal govt excuse to stealing federal dollars that belong to indian people based on what US Taxpayers are providing to the US Federal Government. As the tone is established with the White House Administration, Barack Obama AIDs other interests where his Presidential actions are ILLEGAL. From making his uni-lateral move to declare War in Libya (FOR OIL) and allowing illegal aliens to side-step US Federal laws is a slap to US Federal processes which Indian Self-Determination falls under. Every-body in the world feels to the need to exploit the United States and they feel that the US OWES them – illegal agreements and undue understandings. Barack Obama doesn’t possess the leadership nor the capability to manage which subsequently, under his watch, has allowed to the US Deficit to double in 3-4 years! As a US tax-payer and legitimate tribal member, I am tired of the questionable spending habits of Obama, his divisive policies, and the carelessness and wreckless mis-managing of Tribal Govts. As it stands, Barack Obama is trying to kick the spending can down to the next White House Administration in the 2016 elections – when the United States is broken and financially-destitute. How will Indian affairs by handled then?
Friday, August 31, 2012 - 22:39