I agree, the truth is no-body really knows or understands the 'indigenous' or 'native american' or 'indian' or 'Navajo' or any of the 562+ federally recognized tribal nations. For as much as the 'progressive' indian types writes, sings, advertises 'indigenous' issues, nothing much is happening collectively at the National level. If you consider Pow-Wows at the White House a National Event or even Thanksgiving - then maaayyyybeeee, collectively Indians are getting attention. For as much as SCOUS decision on Baby Veronica that too soured considering if 'progressive' indians took their cause to the White House - Barack Obama - then maaayyyybeee, a national media outlet (CNN, CBS, MSNBC) may have picked the story/event up. Since the Obama Administration skirts federal law and caters in response to special interests causes (beer summitt, promote homosexual causes, Trayvon Martin, muslim holidays, etc.), the Baby veronica case would have been a PERFECT opportunity for Barack Obama - adopted son of Crow Tribe - to give his opinion to SCOTUS. Sadly, with as much political power and influence the Hispanic movement has (La Raza, LuLac, MEHCA, Azltan) projected along with influence of US officials, 'indigenous interests' or legit Tribal people will likely get pushed aside. 20+ Million illegal aliens (official reports show 11+ million) set to be minted US citizens can provide a lots of LATINO VOTES on the national, state, and local scene over tax-payers resource funding to provided for better schools, roads, houses, utilities, etc. If Grandma Nana and Jorge' can be provided services and their families, then THEY can continue to vote LATINO particularly in the urban settings. So the next time your sitting in an Indian Health Service (IHS) facility waiting and waiting and wondering when you will be called for medical appts, treatment, then think back to the 20+ Million new 'citizens' who were given tribal resources to share in the American dream. Question: if we share in the 'indigenous' movement to the Americas, - then why is the Spanish language (indication of a conquered nation) so prevalent south of the border in through the United States?
Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 17:57