Life at the Pine Ridge Reservation

Life at the Pine Ridge Reservation

There are 185 comments on the WQOW story from Jun 8, 2010, titled Life at the Pine Ridge Reservation. In it, WQOW reports that:

There is no denying the beauty of the Pine Ridge Reservation. Home to the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe, the reservation covers more than 34-hundred square miles - an area larger than Delaware and Rhode Island combined.

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Shawna

Shafter, CA

#1 Jun 11, 2010
Teresa Two Bulls is trying to make it appear as if there are NO educational grants for Natives to go to college. That's not true. Pell Grants took me through college, and are available to EVERYONE - Natives as well. President Obama has made getting a higher education much easier than it used to be. Student loans are also available with great interest rates and easy payback terms; scholarships are available. However, in most cases, a Pell Grant can take you through school for an advanced degree. And you don't have to pay them back.
In a documentary on: www.wolfpoint.xbuild.com , an
African TRIBE victimized and displaced by the Darfur genocide has no money and nowhere to live. They make water basket from the earth and sell at whatever market they can. This process has substained them throughout the killings, and has utimately provided for the entire tribe.
My point being, this is America - where resources are more readily available than the deserts of Africa. One has to find a way to utilize what is available - on the rez, in the city, in the country - wherever.
My best friend still lives on the rez. Yes, most situations are dire. However, instead of feeling sorry for herself, she makes dreamcatchers, jewelry, t-shirts, BBQ rib dinners, tacos......whatever - and sell them for extra cash. She hustles. And her family is fed.
Ridger

Hot Springs, SD

#2 Jun 16, 2010
Shawna wrote:
Teresa Two Bulls is trying to make it appear as if there are NO educational grants for Natives to go to college. That's not true. Pell Grants took me through college, and are available to EVERYONE - Natives as well. President Obama has made getting a higher education much easier than it used to be. Student loans are also available with great interest rates and easy payback terms; scholarships are available. However, in most cases, a Pell Grant can take you through school for an advanced degree. And you don't have to pay them back.
Where in the article that you are posting about did it say or even appear to say that Tribal President Two Bulls even talks about educational grants for Natives to go to college not being available?

I would also note that someone has to pay for even Pell Grants. They might be free to the person who gets them but taxpayers pay the bill.

Last but not least here we go again. Whether or not the article even reflects the truth of the situation is questionable. I do not know one way or the other. But the article talks about the life of one person but the first comment at the bottom of the article states:
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Just to let you all know a little something about Riva Red Feather. She sure knows how to get someone going, always making herself look like the victim in every situation she’s in. She does not live in a barn, she lives with her family. Nor does she have her children, they are all off at school she rarely sees her children much less has anything to do with them other than collect tanf(?) and food stamps and what ever else she can get using their names. So for those of you that are beginning to feel sorry for this woman think twice like we said she sure knows how to make people feel sorry for her.
Shawna

Bakersfield, CA

#3 Jun 16, 2010
Ridger wrote:
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Where in the article that you are posting about did it say or even appear to say that Tribal President Two Bulls even talks about educational grants for Natives to go to college not being available?
I would also note that someone has to pay for even Pell Grants. They might be free to the person who gets them but taxpayers pay the bill.
Last but not least here we go again. Whether or not the article even reflects the truth of the situation is questionable. I do not know one way or the other. But the article talks about the life of one person but the first comment at the bottom of the article states:
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Just to let you all know a little something about Riva Red Feather. She sure knows how to get someone going, always making herself look like the victim in every situation she’s in. She does not live in a barn, she lives with her family. Nor does she have her children, they are all off at school she rarely sees her children much less has anything to do with them other than collect tanf(?) and food stamps and what ever else she can get using their names. So for those of you that are beginning to feel sorry for this woman think twice like we said she sure knows how to make people feel sorry for her.
THIS is what the article says:

Under the 1975 Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, congress pledged to provide financial assistance to the tribe for things like health care, education, and human services. But Two Bulls says congress hasn't delivered. Her tribe receives less and less money each year.

LOGICALLY, if the tribe is receiving "less and less money each year" on the EDUCATION side, why not apply for a PELL GRANT? THAT'S the point. She is making it appear that because those funds have been depleted, there are no other means for achieving a higher education.

As for taxpayers paying for Pell Grants: Pell Grants have been around for DECADES. And of course taxpayers pay for them. Taxpayers have been paying for them since their conception. This is not new. So what's your point? Do you think Pell Grants are recponsible for the billions of debt dollars all of a sudden?

As for your last comment: I read the first respond. That's why I responded as I did - about my friend's hustle in Montana. So I ask again, what's your point? What exactly are you trying to argue about here? Is this an attempt to appear intelligent?
Ridger

Hot Springs, SD

#4 Jun 17, 2010
Shawna wrote:
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THIS is what the article says:
Under the 1975 Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act, congress pledged to provide financial assistance to the tribe for things like health care, education, and human services. But Two Bulls says congress hasn't delivered. Her tribe receives less and less money each year.
LOGICALLY, if the tribe is receiving "less and less money each year" on the EDUCATION side, why not apply for a PELL GRANT? THAT'S the point. She is making it appear that because those funds have been depleted, there are no other means for achieving a higher education.
As for taxpayers paying for Pell Grants: Pell Grants have been around for DECADES. And of course taxpayers pay for them. Taxpayers have been paying for them since their conception. This is not new. So what's your point? Do you think Pell Grants are recponsible for the billions of debt dollars all of a sudden?
As for your last comment: I read the first respond. That's why I responded as I did - about my friend's hustle in Montana. So I ask again, what's your point? What exactly are you trying to argue about here? Is this an attempt to appear intelligent?
What the article quoted President Two Bulls as saying and what you then claimed she said was two different things. She made no reference to getting Pell Grants but was speaking clearly about what the goverment had promised.

But then you have that problem. When I say someone said something they did. When you say something it very likely is questionable.

It amazes me how you don't like on the reservation, very likely are a part blood, but are full of advice and opinions for the people who do live on the reservations.
Shawna

Bakersfield, CA

#5 Jun 17, 2010
Ridger wrote:
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What the article quoted President Two Bulls as saying and what you then claimed she said was two different things. She made no reference to getting Pell Grants but was speaking clearly about what the goverment had promised.
But then you have that problem. When I say someone said something they did. When you say something it very likely is questionable.
It amazes me how you don't like on the reservation, very likely are a part blood, but are full of advice and opinions for the people who do live on the reservations.
Simply incoherent. You form sentences like a 6th grader. That "part blood" crack doesn't bother me one bit. You don't know me. You THINK you speak for everyone on the Rez, but you don't even speak well for yourself. I don't just read a sentence, as you do. I dig a little deeper. I don't think you have the ability to do that - based on your correspondence, grammar, spelling and CONVOLUTED thinking (if you want to call it that).
Peace, dude.
Ridger

Custer, SD

#6 Jun 17, 2010
Shawna wrote:
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Simply incoherent. You form sentences like a 6th grader. That "part blood" crack doesn't bother me one bit. You don't know me. You THINK you speak for everyone on the Rez, but you don't even speak well for yourself. I don't just read a sentence, as you do. I dig a little deeper. I don't think you have the ability to do that - based on your correspondence, grammar, spelling and CONVOLUTED thinking (if you want to call it that).
Peace, dude.
Yap yap yap you do a lot of talking without saying anything worth responding to.
At least I'm on the reservation most of the time when not traveling in the area around the reservation.
Shawna

Bakersfield, CA

#7 Jun 17, 2010
Ridger wrote:
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Yap yap yap you do a lot of talking without saying anything worth responding to.
At least I'm on the reservation most of the time when not traveling in the area around the reservation.
LOL. LOL. CRAZY!!!!! "At least I'm on the reservation....." What on earth is THAT supposed to mean? Does that make you more of an Indian? More stupid? I am supoosed to cut you slack because you're on the rez? What? I don't get it.
Ridger

Custer, SD

#8 Jun 18, 2010
Shawna wrote:
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LOL. LOL. CRAZY!!!!! "At least I'm on the reservation....." What on earth is THAT supposed to mean? Does that make you more of an Indian? More stupid? I am supoosed to cut you slack because you're on the rez? What? I don't get it.
Pretty simple even you should understand. It means what it says. If one is going to know the problems of the reservations and its peoples problems it might help a lot if they live on the reservation.

You are pretty much a "Indian in talk only" as you do not live in or around the reservation. You do not deal with the problems of the people who live there, but have created sometype of Hollywood version of what is and has happened to the Native Americans.

Cut me slack? You can try to insult me all you want and I just laugh at your stupidity. Never have you presented a solution to any of the problems on the reservation other than put down the Tribal President and tell the people to suck on a Pell Grant tit paid for by the goverment.

You babble away about other issues like the gangs on the reservations but you know nothing about them or even suggest a solution.

What brings you to the Pine Ridge forum when you don't even live here? Is it because of that bit of Indian blood you claim to have?

How about comming out here and face up to us with your solutions. You at least might then be able to see the problems.
Shawna

Bakersfield, CA

#9 Jun 18, 2010
Ridger wrote:
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Pretty simple even you should understand. It means what it says. If one is going to know the problems of the reservations and its peoples problems it might help a lot if they live on the reservation.
You are pretty much a "Indian in talk only" as you do not live in or around the reservation. You do not deal with the problems of the people who live there, but have created sometype of Hollywood version of what is and has happened to the Native Americans.
Cut me slack? You can try to insult me all you want and I just laugh at your stupidity. Never have you presented a solution to any of the problems on the reservation other than put down the Tribal President and tell the people to suck on a Pell Grant tit paid for by the goverment.
You babble away about other issues like the gangs on the reservations but you know nothing about them or even suggest a solution.
What brings you to the Pine Ridge forum when you don't even live here? Is it because of that bit of Indian blood you claim to have?
How about comming out here and face up to us with your solutions. You at least might then be able to see the problems.
There you go again - acting like you know me. You're looking at where I live now and equating it to where I have been. I suppose that's a part of your mental disorder. If you think for one second that I will tell you ANYTHING about myself to further invalidate your issues, you're wrong.
And what solution have you presented? Other than sending people back to their own countries? Which was about as dumb as having Bush in office for 8 years. What could you possibly do with an entire country when you have no solution for the reservation?
Shawna

Bakersfield, CA

#10 Jun 18, 2010
Ridger wrote:
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Pretty simple even you should understand. It means what it says. If one is going to know the problems of the reservations and its peoples problems it might help a lot if they live on the reservation.
You are pretty much a "Indian in talk only" as you do not live in or around the reservation. You do not deal with the problems of the people who live there, but have created sometype of Hollywood version of what is and has happened to the Native Americans.
Cut me slack? You can try to insult me all you want and I just laugh at your stupidity. Never have you presented a solution to any of the problems on the reservation other than put down the Tribal President and tell the people to suck on a Pell Grant tit paid for by the goverment.
You babble away about other issues like the gangs on the reservations but you know nothing about them or even suggest a solution.
What brings you to the Pine Ridge forum when you don't even live here? Is it because of that bit of Indian blood you claim to have?
How about comming out here and face up to us with your solutions. You at least might then be able to see the problems.
And furthermore, YES I do promote the Pell Grant because I beleive education is the key. How else will Natives be able to afford college? Hustle pop bottles? Or maybe you would like them to do as you did, roam the hallways just to be able to say you went to college. You have no degree, no critical thinking skills, no life skills......but you went to college to raom the halls. Fine example you have made for others.
Ridger

Custer, SD

#11 Jun 18, 2010
Shawna wrote:
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And furthermore, YES I do promote the Pell Grant because I beleive education is the key. How else will Natives be able to afford college? Hustle pop bottles? Or maybe you would like them to do as you did, roam the hallways just to be able to say you went to college. You have no degree, no critical thinking skills, no life skills......but you went to college to raom the halls. Fine example you have made for others.
Same problem:
beleive = believe
raom = roam
But what the heck I can understand what you are trying to say.

Native Americans of today have had all the rights and privileges that every non-Native American has had. I am not aware of any Native American alive today that can say they had something directly taken from them by a non native American who is alive today. I was born under the same conditions in this country that every non Indian was. I have had the same opportunities or even greater opportunities to better my self than many non native Americans.

Fact is under affirmative action we have had superior rights to jobs and education. No one pays for the non-native Americans to go to school. Most find a way to pay their own way by getting up off their duffs and going to work. Many are left with debt to pay off. Laying around drunk, on welfare and feeling sorry for yourself is not an option for many non-natives. It should not be for us either.

We have been given help and assistance to make the necessary changes to live in a changing world. I am thankful for that. We should take full advantage of that help and implore our people to get with it. That help may not always be there. Future generations of Americans may not feel they are obligated pay taxes to provide you with a welfare life and Pell Grants.

You on the other hand think that non-native Americans should pay for everything for you including Pell Grants and at the same time pay their own way. There is no fence around the reservations. Every brother and sister gets the same opportunities for education on the reservation that every brother and sister gets off the reservation. Native Americans are free to leave the reservations and seek jobs off the reservations just as non-Native Americans may have to leave their home town and find work. Fact is some employers off the reservation seek out Native Americans just too full fill hiring quotas. They will and have rejected better qualified non native Americans under affirmative action.

Some Native Americans do seek to leave the reservation and find a way in live but the welfare life style is far to easy to fall back on when that life style is accepted. Just as we should reject alcohol and drug abuse we should reject the perpetual welfare state idea.
Shawna

Bakersfield, CA

#12 Jun 18, 2010
Ridger wrote:
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Same problem:
beleive = believe
raom = roam
But what the heck I can understand what you are trying to say.
Native Americans of today have had all the rights and privileges that every non-Native American has had. I am not aware of any Native American alive today that can say they had something directly taken from them by a non native American who is alive today. I was born under the same conditions in this country that every non Indian was. I have had the same opportunities or even greater opportunities to better my self than many non native Americans.
Fact is under affirmative action we have had superior rights to jobs and education. No one pays for the non-native Americans to go to school. Most find a way to pay their own way by getting up off their duffs and going to work. Many are left with debt to pay off. Laying around drunk, on welfare and feeling sorry for yourself is not an option for many non-natives. It should not be for us either.
We have been given help and assistance to make the necessary changes to live in a changing world. I am thankful for that. We should take full advantage of that help and implore our people to get with it. That help may not always be there. Future generations of Americans may not feel they are obligated pay taxes to provide you with a welfare life and Pell Grants.
You on the other hand think that non-native Americans should pay for everything for you including Pell Grants and at the same time pay their own way. There is no fence around the reservations. Every brother and sister gets the same opportunities for education on the reservation that every brother and sister gets off the reservation. Native Americans are free to leave the reservations and seek jobs off the reservations just as non-Native Americans may have to leave their home town and find work. Fact is some employers off the reservation seek out Native Americans just too full fill hiring quotas. They will and have rejected better qualified non native Americans under affirmative action.
Some Native Americans do seek to leave the reservation and find a way in live but the welfare life style is far to easy to fall back on when that life style is accepted. Just as we should reject alcohol and drug abuse we should reject the perpetual welfare state idea.
If you need those many words to explain your position, your thoughts are unclear.
First of all, people who have money use Pell Grants as an addition to the cost of a secondary degree. You probably don't know the cost of college, because you weren't actually enrolled in classes. Pride will leave many Natives in your position: talking about college, but never completing it.
The situation on the reservations are dire. Nobody can pay for college, and many don't even complete high school. Pell Grants are not welfare.
As for Affirmative Action, you sound like that same white man that comes on here and pretends to be Native. Prick!
Ridger

Custer, SD

#13 Jun 18, 2010
Shawna wrote:
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If you need those many words to explain your position, your thoughts are unclear.
First of all, people who have money use Pell Grants as an addition to the cost of a secondary degree. You probably don't know the cost of college, because you weren't actually enrolled in classes. Pride will leave many Natives in your position: talking about college, but never completing it.
The situation on the reservations are dire. Nobody can pay for college, and many don't even complete high school. Pell Grants are not welfare.
As for Affirmative Action, you sound like that same white man that comes on here and pretends to be Native. Prick!
I can call names too if that is how you want or have to express yourself.
When you try to explain things to some person of low IQ you have to make it pretty clear for them. One has to get down to their level. I have no desire to prove to you that I have the education I say I do. Although I do make spelling mistakes too, it was my IQ level is what opened the door for me. I have battled against stupidity on the reservations and you are just a minor issue. I am though glad you are not attending meetings on the reservation where we would have to listen to your stupidity.
All Native Americans have been here just as long as the people who came here. We may have had a life style that was quite different in the past. But today like it or not we have accepted and changed to the life style of the people who came here. None of us want to live in a Teepee and go pee behind a bush in the middle of the winter.
It was that culture difference that justified the government of the USA establishing reservations and spending money on the Native people. They could have exterminated every single one of us. They did not do so but whether you think so or not they gave us aid and time to adapt.
Since we have had years to adapt we have no excuses to cry and whine and demand special treatment. White people start out without any special treatment and make their way. There is no reason that Native Americans cannot move into the main stream of America and survive. If Native American brothers and sisters fail to finish high school it is because of their choice, lack of ambition and willingness/acceptance to live the live that so many others on the reservations live.
I am not the only Native American that is trying to change the thinking of the youth on the reservation to stay in school, don't drink or use drugs, stay out of gangs and complete your high school education. If you are not college material then seek a job off the reservations but do not lay around living a life waiting for welfare hand outs.
I do not want to see another generation of goverment tit suckers like you. I want my people to rise up and make something of themselves if it is just not being another drunk and life wasted.
Ridger

Custer, SD

#14 Jun 18, 2010
Shawna wrote:
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There you go again - acting like you know me. You're looking at where I live now and equating it to where I have been. I suppose that's a part of your mental disorder. If you think for one second that I will tell you ANYTHING about myself to further invalidate your issues, you're wrong.
And what solution have you presented? Other than sending people back to their own countries? Which was about as dumb as having Bush in office for 8 years. What could you possibly do with an entire country when you have no solution for the reservation?
I don't want to know you. Who would?

Oh, yes I assume you are a part Indian and probably have been to a reservation. I don't think you are a reservation raised Indian. I believe you have sucked the tit for all its worth based upon whatever Indian blood you have.

I never advocated that all non-Indians should go home but if some bleeding heart wants to start giving back what they took, I'm quite willing to take everything back. The only place they could go is back home. I have no illusions that they or you are going anywhere.

As for a solution for the reservations - You are 100% right that neither I nor anyone else has the perfect solution. But at least we try to find solutions rather than just keep life going sucking on the welfare tit and filling sorry for ourselves. The welfare tit might dry up and we would be well served to be ready just in case.
Shawna

United States

#15 Jun 18, 2010
Ridger wrote:
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I don't want to know you. Who would?
Oh, yes I assume you are a part Indian and probably have been to a reservation. I don't think you are a reservation raised Indian. I believe you have sucked the tit for all its worth based upon whatever Indian blood you have.
I never advocated that all non-Indians should go home but if some bleeding heart wants to start giving back what they took, I'm quite willing to take everything back. The only place they could go is back home. I have no illusions that they or you are going anywhere.
As for a solution for the reservations - You are 100% right that neither I nor anyone else has the perfect solution. But at least we try to find solutions rather than just keep life going sucking on the welfare tit and filling sorry for ourselves. The welfare tit might dry up and we would be well served to be ready just in case.
Yes. you are a Class A idiot. The welfare situation HAS dried up, and has been dried up for years. In which case, what are YOU prepared to do? NOTHING. Absolutely nothing but run your mouth, get in a forum and pretend you are Native when these same racist views were expressed by you when you used the names FREE AMERICAN, OPINION and a few others. You are a bitter WHITE MAN whose reasoning no one was buying when you used the other names. So I suppose the name RIDGER is your new name, huh? You pitiful, lonely piece of crap!!!!!!!!!
Go roam the halls of the college you claim you went to and the government halls of the kkk. PRICK!!!!
Shawna

United States

#16 Jun 18, 2010
Ridger wrote:
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I can call names too if that is how you want or have to express yourself.
When you try to explain things to some person of low IQ you have to make it pretty clear for them. One has to get down to their level. I have no desire to prove to you that I have the education I say I do. Although I do make spelling mistakes too, it was my IQ level is what opened the door for me. I have battled against stupidity on the reservations and you are just a minor issue. I am though glad you are not attending meetings on the reservation where we would have to listen to your stupidity.
All Native Americans have been here just as long as the people who came here. We may have had a life style that was quite different in the past. But today like it or not we have accepted and changed to the life style of the people who came here. None of us want to live in a Teepee and go pee behind a bush in the middle of the winter.
It was that culture difference that justified the government of the USA establishing reservations and spending money on the Native people. They could have exterminated every single one of us. They did not do so but whether you think so or not they gave us aid and time to adapt.
Since we have had years to adapt we have no excuses to cry and whine and demand special treatment. White people start out without any special treatment and make their way. There is no reason that Native Americans cannot move into the main stream of America and survive. If Native American brothers and sisters fail to finish high school it is because of their choice, lack of ambition and willingness/acceptance to live the live that so many others on the reservations live.
I am not the only Native American that is trying to change the thinking of the youth on the reservation to stay in school, don't drink or use drugs, stay out of gangs and complete your high school education. If you are not college material then seek a job off the reservations but do not lay around living a life waiting for welfare hand outs.
I do not want to see another generation of goverment tit suckers like you. I want my people to rise up and make something of themselves if it is just not being another drunk and life wasted.
LOL. Speaking of IQ, what idiot claims to have gone to college only to revael he actually went there to roam the hallways? Don't try to come up with any solutions now. You've been busted. You're nothing but a WHITE MAN. No Native could give birth to an idiot like you.
Shawna

United States

#17 Jun 18, 2010
Shawna wrote:
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Yes. you are a Class A idiot. The welfare situation HAS dried up, and has been dried up for years. In which case, what are YOU prepared to do? NOTHING. Absolutely nothing but run your mouth, get in a forum and pretend you are Native when these same racist views were expressed by you when you used the names FREE AMERICAN, OPINION and a few others. You are a bitter WHITE MAN whose reasoning no one was buying when you used the other names. So I suppose the name RIDGER is your new name, huh? You pitiful, lonely piece of crap!!!!!!!!!
Go roam the halls of the college you claim you went to and the government halls of the kkk. PRICK!!!!
This is what you said when you were using the name, WHITE HORSE:

It seems that us Native Americans always find a way to blame the "Whiteman" for everything. People take drugs and drink on the reservations. We blame the whiteman. People get killed on the reservations and we blame the whiteman for not catching the killer. When the killers are caught they are never guilty and the whiteman is at fault for putting them in jail.

You see, you say the same thing. You're not fooling anybody. Your thinking is too narrow to even have a new argument when you come in here. You are an absolute LUNATIC. I knew I had encountered your racist, prick views before. GET LOST. Eat a nice piece of crap and r.i.p.
Shawna

United States

#18 Jun 19, 2010
Ridger wrote:
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I can call names too if that is how you want or have to express yourself.
When you try to explain things to some person of low IQ you have to make it pretty clear for them. One has to get down to their level. I have no desire to prove to you that I have the education I say I do. Although I do make spelling mistakes too, it was my IQ level is what opened the door for me. I have battled against stupidity on the reservations and you are just a minor issue. I am though glad you are not attending meetings on the reservation where we would have to listen to your stupidity.
All Native Americans have been here just as long as the people who came here. We may have had a life style that was quite different in the past. But today like it or not we have accepted and changed to the life style of the people who came here. None of us want to live in a Teepee and go pee behind a bush in the middle of the winter.
It was that culture difference that justified the government of the USA establishing reservations and spending money on the Native people. They could have exterminated every single one of us. They did not do so but whether you think so or not they gave us aid and time to adapt.
Since we have had years to adapt we have no excuses to cry and whine and demand special treatment. White people start out without any special treatment and make their way. There is no reason that Native Americans cannot move into the main stream of America and survive. If Native American brothers and sisters fail to finish high school it is because of their choice, lack of ambition and willingness/acceptance to live the live that so many others on the reservations live.
I am not the only Native American that is trying to change the thinking of the youth on the reservation to stay in school, don't drink or use drugs, stay out of gangs and complete your high school education. If you are not college material then seek a job off the reservations but do not lay around living a life waiting for welfare hand outs.
I do not want to see another generation of goverment tit suckers like you. I want my people to rise up and make something of themselves if it is just not being another drunk and life wasted.
And THIS is your exchange with Corina....when you wereusing the name WHITE HORSE:

Corina Sitting Bear wrote:
I see they couldn't post my last comment white boy!

.....and YOU wrote:

Well its probably for the best. You would have just made a fool out of yourself and given me another chance to make a bigger fool out of you.

You see, people realize you are nothing more than a WHITE BOY - mad that you were not a part of the old money, which made a lot of white folks rich off the backs of Natives and Blacks. YOU ARE A PRICK.
Shawna

United States

#19 Jun 19, 2010
Ridger wrote:
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I don't want to know you. Who would?
Oh, yes I assume you are a part Indian and probably have been to a reservation. I don't think you are a reservation raised Indian. I believe you have sucked the tit for all its worth based upon whatever Indian blood you have.
I never advocated that all non-Indians should go home but if some bleeding heart wants to start giving back what they took, I'm quite willing to take everything back. The only place they could go is back home. I have no illusions that they or you are going anywhere.
As for a solution for the reservations - You are 100% right that neither I nor anyone else has the perfect solution. But at least we try to find solutions rather than just keep life going sucking on the welfare tit and filling sorry for ourselves. The welfare tit might dry up and we would be well served to be ready just in case.
And yet.........here's another post when you were using the name FREE AMERICAN:

Having read your response a couple of times, trying to make some sense of what counter argument you are trying to make.

There is nothing other than since you disagree and evidently want to feel "us poor Native Americans are being picked on" as a crutch for our failures, you revert to calling me first a Whiteman and then spur yourself on with other put downs.

Isn't that just the point? You turn to the use of the crutch at once. You cannot accept that we as a people have lived too long with the crutch and blame game. The world is not going to change back to the days of us chasing buffalos across the plains and the Whiteman going back to Europe.

You and the rest of us every day use the things that the Whiteman brought to this country. We no longer live like we did 100 years ago. We live like the Whiteman and no Native American is going back to living in a tent and shooting bows and arrows. Sad to say but we accepted their way of life and so did you. It is the Whiteman who is making the world change while you set and feel sorry for yourself.

Everyway you live today says that the Whiteman had a "superior" way of living than we did. The fact that he won and we lost supports that position.

I do not want to live by the crutch of "us poor Native Americans" and put my people down by blaming the Whiteman. There is no question that we did not win. Why keep blaming the Whiteman for winning and taking what we could not hold onto? It could have been a heck of a lot worse. They had the means to have eliminated every Native American, but they did not.

Much of the land we Lakota held we took from the Crow. We did not pay them anything nor did we give them a reservation and feed them. We run them off the land and took it by force, killing them if necessary.

I am a FREE AMERICAN as good as any Whiteman and as good as any other person. I do not want your "poor us crutch" to justify our short comings with. I am not going to be another drunk Indian waiting for another handout. I am a proud Native American who is also a FREE AMERICAN, who can walk proud anywhere in American and deal with the good and bad of all people. My kids were made to work in school and get a good education and go on to college and go to work. No excuses, no poor me, no blame game and NO BOOZE. Get up each morning and get with it.

You come in here quite often and slam the Natives, while pretending to be one yourself. Many people have busted you out by calling you "cracker" and "white boy" and yet, you still come in here using different names, but with the same racist views.
As I suspected in my above posts, you are mentally ill.
Shawna

United States

#20 Jun 19, 2010
Remember I posted THIS warning RIDGER, OPINION, WHITE HORSE, FREE AMERICAN, MARIO (and ALL your other fake names and multiple personalities)?

WARNING PINE RIDGE FORUM:

There is someone who uses the names WHITE HORSE, FREE AMERICAN, OPINION, MARIO and several OTHER NAMES pretending to be Native American just to spew hatred and dissension. If you read his postings, it's the same thing: he defends white people with a passion. Recognize his behavior from history itself.
In one of his postings, he used the word "gal" to describe a female Indian. ONLY white people use that term. Read his postings that I have pasted above. He even revealed the female Indian's email address. If this PRICK responds to any of your postings, DO NOT RESPOND back. We will ignore him and allow him to post comments to himself.

PEACE

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