The preference obviously is to live at 'home'. Unless family has extensive poltical ties with the tribal govt, local community developments/projects, a thread to the social fabric of the community, then your family is on owns AGAINST this organized effort to remove or cut U out of the native community! There was a time when the older generation stood firm to cultural beliefs and traditions (but they are slowly dying out). Of course the instinct is to fight and make a stand against 'native' discrimination from within the community. However, when efforts start to impact YOUR children as collateral damage, where or how do U start to fight if now YOUR efforts are to DEFEND? Unfortunately 'organized crime' from legit tribal govts and local indian interests don't help to sustain family to Indian Tribe or Indian Nation. What is an 'urban' family left with but to seek opportunities and chance to improve the livlihood of family. This explains why SOME illegals from Central Americas and all parts of the world seek to do - a chance to improve their lives while their recognized govts look the other way.
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 08:02