A couple of things to point out: I am DEFINITELY not certain EVEN AN OBAMA ADMINISTRATION would stand with Indians considering the lack of national federal resources and Obama's plan to SPEND and THROW more federal dollars at OTHER SPECIAL interests, i.e. latino, inner-cities, foreign affairs. Take a good look at the NATIONAL CATASTROPHY currently happening in New York State from Sandy aftermath. Just look at WHAT IS NOT GETTING REPORTED ON national TV; just look at WHO IS NOT GETTING questioned in federal resources. According to some people, Wal-Mart would be a far better and quicker provider of resources than the US Govt/FEMA. Indian Tribes cannot continue to rely on 'handouts' from the US Federal Govt. I say 'hand'outs' particularly in light of average tax paying US citizens are struggling in this economy and illegal alien/migrants SEEM to be getting a FREE PASS particularly to State Driver's Licenses. There appears to be far more resources available to ILLEGALs than to legitimate taxpaying US iNdian Tribes. Why are illegal getting 'hand-outs'? If the premise of this article serves constructive criticims, It is YOU the tribal member who has to to hold YOUR ELECTED TRIBAL GOVERNMENTS accountable! You elect Tribal representatives to represent YOU in Washington - you have to hold YOUR officials accountable. The responsiblity falls on YOU NOT the Federal Government and certainly NOT Barack Obama particularly as Mr. Obama has MORE IMPORTANT issues to contend with than to be a "leader" and help people who are strugglin and dying in surrounding areas of New York City. ANd to thing New york state and New York City are supposedly Democratic/progressive strong-holds in politics - you would think if they are staunchly progressive, why is federal assistance so slow?
Saturday, November 3, 2012 - 15:41