Native Americans seek new era with feds

Native Americans seek new era with feds

There are 152 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Jul 16, 2011, titled Native Americans seek new era with feds. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

American Indian leaders called for a new era in their relations with federal agencies on Friday in the wake of the government's recent $3.4 billion settlement for decades of mismanaging Indian lands.

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Muscle Shoals, AL

#149 May 31, 2013
whammer jammer wrote:
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Where did you come from? Where did you 'originate' from? Why do you attribute the color of ones skin to native ancestry? Navajo came from Asia...proven fact. They crossed the bridge...there were people aready here. Who were here before them? Anasazi. Pueblo indians. Not Navajo. Cultures don't match. The Navajo are known to be thieves and wonderers. Do your homework. Typical liberal? You've got to be kidding? Liberal? I do not nor have I ever supported any entity who continues to encourage their people to 'suck the government tit'. Hold your hand out, for decades and decades....to the government to support you and your children...because they 'owe you a home, a living, healthcare, everything.....based on your skin color'(so to speak)? Why? Because you're living in your ancestrial home and enjoy all the perks your tradition has to offer? And, you have the royalties of oil, gas, coal, and casinos to enhance your revenue? Where does this include the Tribal responsibility to pay for protection of it's people? Where's the corruption control? Why is it that the 'upper class'...or gainfully employed by the Tribe, are getting richer? Why are there people within the Tribe who are going hungry? As to protection. Where are the paid officers when we need them? There's an embarrassing amount of officers to protect their people...their pay? Pathetic...overtime? Non-exsistant. You have the courage to critic the American people? Especially with the 'Tribe' being held at close scrutiny (as they well should be) for misappropriation of funds? Do you have a familiarity of the geological area? Go jump in the nearest lake.
speculations of common accepted thoughts to the Asia/North America migration. The Anasazi thingy is something that even scientists can't really explain. If the Navajos are knows as 'thieves and wonderers', then they are in GREAT company with the US Govt. expansionism into the West especially the Southwest, i.e. New Mexico and Arizona. If not for the Railroad and the goal of sea to shining sea, New Mexico and AZ arizona, California would be know as the Northern Territority of Mexico!

I don't know of any-other group in the US today, having a Federal Agency as the US Bureau of Indian Affairs. Navajo didn't get the right to VOTE (the American way) until the 1920s, but NM or Arizona didn't recognize this federal law until the late 1940s.

The point is this is a very complicated scenerio for not just Navajo, but Indian Affairs across the United States. The last subjugation of Apache Indians was only 120 years ago - that translates to ONLY six generations ago.

Considering though how New Mexico including Albuquerque is soooooo engrossed and dependent on US Federal fundings to New Mexico's state economy, maybe it's better YOU read up Indian Affairs or take a class with the localized UNM-Albq.

I am not even going to mention the organized the New Mexico State-Indian Gaming Compact Agreements where millions, and millions of Gaming dollars are going into New Mexico State Coffers to colleges and universities.
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#150 Jun 4, 2013
Theories and wrote:
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speculations of common accepted thoughts to the Asia/North America migration. The Anasazi thingy is something that even scientists can't really explain. If the Navajos are knows as 'thieves and wonderers', then they are in GREAT company with the US Govt. expansionism into the West especially the Southwest, i.e. New Mexico and Arizona. If not for the Railroad and the goal of sea to shining sea, New Mexico and AZ arizona, California would be know as the Northern Territority of Mexico!
I don't know of any-other group in the US today, having a Federal Agency as the US Bureau of Indian Affairs. Navajo didn't get the right to VOTE (the American way) until the 1920s, but NM or Arizona didn't recognize this federal law until the late 1940s.
The point is this is a very complicated scenerio for not just Navajo, but Indian Affairs across the United States. The last subjugation of Apache Indians was only 120 years ago - that translates to ONLY six generations ago.
Considering though how New Mexico including Albuquerque is soooooo engrossed and dependent on US Federal fundings to New Mexico's state economy, maybe it's better YOU read up Indian Affairs or take a class with the localized UNM-Albq.
I am not even going to mention the organized the New Mexico State-Indian Gaming Compact Agreements where millions, and millions of Gaming dollars are going into New Mexico State Coffers to colleges and universities.
And when did NM become a 'state'? My point is this. There were 'Native Americans' in New Mexico but it wasn't the Navajo or the Apache. It was the pueblo indians. I don't have to explain or certify that. We have proven ancestrial history to prove that. My point? If you live with the constant understanding that the Federal Government will always provide you with an income, a home, a means of living, why would you do otherwise? Gaming issues? That's new to all. There is corruption in the Tribal government. Why wouldn't that leech over to the highest income available to the Tribal government? Millions and millions of dollars going into the New Mexico coiffures? Not sure what 'coffers' is...no it's not. It's going directly into the Navajo Tribal government for delegation. They pay what is due to the state. That we can follow. The rest? Let's see...we know it's NOT going to help pay for law enforcement....we know it's not going to pay for education, we know it's not going to pay for hiways, we know it's not going to pay for city beautification....where is it going? Into the pockets of the greedy. Those who've stolen from the Navajo Tribe and continue to steal. Corruption within the Navajo Tribal government. See ya in Hawaii (aka, training or rainy day scenerios).

Since: Jul 11

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#151 Jun 5, 2013
So Jammer by your logic you put yourself in the latest and most destructive group of thieves and robbers.

So my comment about your homesteading great grandpa is true. He was a thieving squatter nothing more nothing less. Just think about that on July 24th.

By the way your whole argument is BS.
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#153 Jun 6, 2013
Subutai wrote:
So Jammer by your logic you put yourself in the latest and most destructive group of thieves and robbers.
So my comment about your homesteading great grandpa is true. He was a thieving squatter nothing more nothing less. Just think about that on July 24th.
By the way your whole argument is BS.
You're obviously right on this scenerio...my dear. My most faithful follower...my friend, my fan. Lol (Lots of love)
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Dousman, WI

#154 Jun 6, 2013
Obama's equality

Every Native person who has a Verizon telephone is being spied on by Obamas goons.

Every Black person who has a Verizon telephone is being spied on by Obamas goons.

Every Latino person who has a Verizon telephone is being spied on by Obamas goons.

Every White person who has a Verizon telephone is being spied on by Obamas goons.
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#155 Jun 6, 2013
Storm Warning wrote:
Obama's equality
Every Native person who has a Verizon telephone is being spied on by Obamas goons.
Every Black person who has a Verizon telephone is being spied on by Obamas goons.
Every Latino person who has a Verizon telephone is being spied on by Obamas goons.
Every White person who has a Verizon telephone is being spied on by Obamas goons.
You've got to be kidding? That is all our country has to do is 'spy' on the natives? That is pathetic. Scare tactics....so, what we are to believe is this...our government has nothing better to do than 'spy' on the reservation....and with the rest of his/their spare time....listen in on the conversations of people using cellphones, landlines? Terrorists! You're all guilty...how else could they justify a Title 3?(For Sub....that's what the Fed's have to prove to get access to private electronic tele info) Please give me a break...you've got to be kidding! Do you actually think they have nothing better to do than 'spy' on native Americans' telephone conversations? Albeit, there are several hostile countries who don't have the best interest of America at heart...but, Shiprock? really? Really? Really? You're going to try to pass this attempt at 'scare tactic' off on those who read this blog? Really? Ain't happnin bubba. Not now, not ever. Get a life and an education. Pathetic. Period. Sub....can you support this crap? You'd fall way below my threshold if you do. Not...even....in the same camp bubba. Otherwise....fun to spare with.
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#156 Jun 6, 2013
Sub, you've got to back me up on this one. This guy is w a y out of whack. Feds with nothing better to do than listen in on personal cell or landline conversations? I'm not an Obama fan, but this crap is....just...weird.

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#157 Jun 7, 2013
whammer jammer wrote:
Sub, you've got to back me up on this one. This guy is w a y out of whack. Feds with nothing better to do than listen in on personal cell or landline conversations? I'm not an Obama fan, but this crap is....just...weird.
True, unfortunately both Obama and Bush have this on their hands.

The other guy pointed out that everyone was targeted. You missed that in your reply. It looks like you two are on the same side of this debate about the wiretap. I'm not too happy either, maybe I should feel important that I'm one of those millions of Verizon's customers.

That is as close as I get to your little princess tea party. Sorry WJ too much of a bigoted undercurrent with the movement.
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#158 Jun 7, 2013
Subutai wrote:
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True, unfortunately both Obama and Bush have this on their hands.
The other guy pointed out that everyone was targeted. You missed that in your reply. It looks like you two are on the same side of this debate about the wiretap. I'm not too happy either, maybe I should feel important that I'm one of those millions of Verizon's customers.
That is as close as I get to your little princess tea party. Sorry WJ too much of a bigoted undercurrent with the movement.
Privacy law...it'll come out that someone, somewhere overstepped their ability to follow the law. Just like the other crap coming to fruition this last month. IRS, DOJ..etc. We have a right to our privacy. Period. Ping my phone, my facebook, my skipe, my facetime, anything...keep track of my correspondence? Not lawful. In no way is this acceptable.
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De Forest, WI

#159 Jun 10, 2013
Obama is watching you
whammer jammer

Albuquerque, NM

#160 Jun 11, 2013
Storm Warning wrote:
Obama is watching you
Well...do something about it....this is total crap. Without a subpoena, a warrant or other 'legal' order...how do they get away with this? ENOUGH!!! The government is 'hoarding' my correspondence in a 'database' warehouse? For life? Sorry, this is a totally different subject than the original topic but....you've got to be kidding? The gov is 'hoarding' my correspondence be it text, blog, phone, whatever in some...virtual warehouse? So they can someday come back and attack me? Connect me to terrorist threats? Sorry...that's not what our country is about. That's not why our forefathers, our fathers, our husbands, our sons fought for this country. They fought for the freedoms being compromised. Period. Enough. Obama? Do something. This has nothing to do with race...it has to do with integrity. Do the right thing. End this.
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De Forest, WI

#161 Jun 13, 2013
what si to stop them from altering what you said and then arresting you ?

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