I'm a native college student, and it irritates and confuses me to why people like Stossel are turning on his own. I understand why he would want to be independent from the BIA and Government, but who got us in there in the first place? We didnt decide hey let's be poor and broke and live in reservations so we can have the gov take care of us like a parent and child. No. We need to protect our nation to nation relationship, and we must have the United States honor our treaties and obligations. I never understood what that meant till I got to college level, and we need it! No, we don't need to be completely dependent, in fact I'm all for economic development in our communities, and revitalizing our languages! But we can't do it if were dropped from the budget and no longer have our status. Can we eventually? I think so... right now we aren't in that place where we wanna be. Come on my natives! And Stossel, you suck for what your doing.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 19:26