Why is this important, when there are so many other issues facing Native People? Professor Churchill's struggle will in my view not change anything if he wins or loses. BIA hospitals will remain underfunded, too many Native women will continue to be mistreated by our own men, many BIA approved tribal government officials will remain corrupt, the XL pipeline will be built, and fracking will continue to contaminate our community's water supply. Were he to exert the same effort on these issues as he does protecting his career and individual rights under ohneg law, I might be inclined to be more sympathetic. Unfortunately like so many who get theirs, he seems more concerned with himself than the Kituwha, which he claims membership to, or other Native People's plight for that matter.