The theft of land and murder of First American people by European people is a well documented and horrible fact of history, the effects of which are still being felt today. Discrimination and inequality are not just history, but current problems. But I think that while we cannot forget the past, retribution can only be a small part of the solution. Every society on earth has committed atrocities and had atrocities committed on them. Should I demand retribution from the English for the atrocities committed on my Irish ancestors? Should my Croation relatives get retribution for the many peoples who have overrun them? Should the Anasazi receive retribution from the Paiutes and Shoshone? While I believe we need to right the wrongs of the past where we can, I think the true solution to the problems of today has to be in accepting all people as full partners in working for a better, more equitable life for all. Yeah, I know this isn't very likely, but I think it has to be the goal we strive for.