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Mescalero president urges congress to avoid shutdown - Ruidoso News

There are 32 comments on the Ruidoso News story from Apr 8, 2011, titled Mescalero president urges congress to avoid shutdown - Ruidoso News. In it, Ruidoso News reports that:

President Chino, leader of the Mescalero Apache Tribe, issued a call to Congress to avoid a government shutdown.

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wind clan

Ruidoso, NM

#21 Apr 9, 2011
My opinon I think Native's and Mexican's should be the true American here and maybe this problem would not be.cut this cut that. don't help our own and we help other country's and now the arguement.
wind clan

Ruidoso, NM

#22 Apr 9, 2011
WTF wrote:
Shameful. True leadership would point out that maybe it's time you should be taking care of yourself, not living off others. Granted, you were wronged in the past, severely even, but is taking the handouts really helping your people? I say free education to help yourselves and as reparations, to pull yourselves out of dependence. But stop the rest.
whoe whoe hand out's what do you mean there and living off of other' who is thee other's? if you mean USA living off of other's don't think so all races do that .
wind clan

Ruidoso, NM

#23 Apr 9, 2011
sad sad sad wrote:
Just curious, is our government bound and obligated to provide for every Native American until eternity? Is there an end date for this? I ask not out of misunderstanding or anger but because this deal hasn't helped anyone. Self sufficiency is something that is not even a flicker of a thought during a commercial break. I respect Chino, but motivate your people. Prepare them for the possibility that there is a chance the money could stop coming in.
yes eternity this is Native land and don't you forget it!
Redtail-hawk

Ruidoso, NM

#24 Apr 9, 2011
Mark you are only speaking the truth and have every right to be concern other's don't see it that way maybe if it was there family they would understand and it good a leader speak out like you. that what you call a Chief so be it.
apache voice

Ruidoso, NM

#25 Apr 10, 2011
most of these comments against the Native People is sad it show's how they express there feeling's and show how there parents raise them to down talk people show how they feel against the Native's Prejudice and I know because I took a trip back east and the Native were treated hateful my opinon is you got to look white in most case to get a job and the sad thing is our job's here at the resort are taking by many outsider's and some say we can't hold job's it because of they way some get away with favortism and hiring there freinds and today most of the worker's are none Natives I try a few places in Ruidoso and I felt Prejudice and was told they were hiring and a non native white came in and got the job I was told they would call me and still alot are pile up at our enterprise and we don't speak hate or harsh thing's to them what more or land or culture stolen what more do they want to take from the Native's now Native service men and women can't carry tobacco something sacred to Native mistaking for drug's we pray with this to our Creator and now there sacred tobacco they carry in pouchs are taking and never return that article was depressing which came out in a magazine if these so call people write so mean and hateful toward the Native's they should think our anscestor's were here living a good life till euopean's arrive and cause this problem's they should be thankful alot of Native gave up there home lands force out which now the south east states which were for the distant people as they say pioneer's sad how they take about were drunk's not all Native are drunk's remember that all races do the same that magazine The American Legion February 2011 was sad to my spirit www.legion.org .and what they done to the western apache put them in prison and alot sufferd and died with sickness and had to find there way back to there home land's some today are here in Mescalero and Fort sill some made it back to Arizona alot of true history left out what wrong they do to the Native is hidden and when Native speak up for what right other say it wrong what wrong is your forefather's breaking there own treaties and taking land from other's in the past.
apache voice

Ruidoso, NM

#26 Apr 10, 2011
my point for www.legion.org is misunderstood cultural traditions what they just take from the Native's when you type in www.legion.org go to search type in scared tobacco by Philip M.Callaghan our tabacco they take away now funds coming in to help Native's sad this is where the Creator place now it all being taking now and past.
ed gein

Hobbs, NM

#27 Apr 10, 2011
Native one wrote:
<quoted text> That's your opinon how do you figure Native's don't believe in the land and if mother earth belong's to us we should respect Mother earth and Native did love thier land's what about the Trail of Tear's in 1832 President Andrew Jackson sign an order to remove the Native tribes from the southeastern United States and it was then that the Muskogee were moved,along with Chicksaws,Choctaws,and Cherokees. This is the land of the red man History has recorded that removal,but never once have the emotions been included in that record-what our people felt,what they had to leave behind,the hardships they had to endure.Natives love there land.The removal was forced given no choice about it.I believe Native love thier land.
Those who love their land care for it. The Mescalero Reservation is beautiful and historic. You wont see trash piles there are aborted contruction, just beautiufl lush land.
apache voice

Ruidoso, NM

#28 Apr 10, 2011
ed gein wrote:
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Those who love their land care for it. The Mescalero Reservation is beautiful and historic. You wont see trash piles there are aborted contruction, just beautiufl lush land.
well at least you see that way that a nice comment.
True Native

Ruidoso, NM

#29 Apr 10, 2011
If President Obama can't pass his budget, why does Mr. Chino think his letter will do any good, other that bringing criticism to the Mescalero people. The Mescalero people DO NOT receive handouts. The Mescalero's struggle daily trying to make a living, just like everyone else. They have alcohol, drug, etc. problems, but so does everyone else. Many residents can't afford to pay their lights, gas bill and do without. Sure they have the Casino. It isn't making money. The Mescalero people have political problems and currently live under a dictatorship where you have to keep quiet an watch what you say, you can lose your job and everything you worked hard for. NO ONE can help you. So please don't demean us before you know the truth. The real truth. We are so alienated from the outside world that most think we live are rich which is far from the truth. Mr. Chino has no clue what the Mescalero people endure everyday. He lives in his mansion on the hill and does not interact with the Tribal population. Hopefully he will be out next year.
Redman

Ruidoso, NM

#30 Apr 10, 2011
Native one wrote:
<quoted text> That's your opinon how do you figure Native's don't believe in the land and if mother earth belong's to us we should respect Mother earth and Native did love thier land's what about the Trail of Tear's in 1832 President Andrew Jackson sign an order to remove the Native tribes from the southeastern United States and it was then that the Muskogee were moved,along with Chicksaws,Choctaws,and Cherokees. This is the land of the red man History has recorded that removal,but never once have the emotions been included in that record-what our people felt,what they had to leave behind,the hardships they had to endure.Natives love there land.The removal was forced given no choice about it.I believe Native love thier land.
Oh brother! You totally missed the sarcasm.
Hippy Shales

Hobbs, NM

#31 Apr 10, 2011
True Native wrote:
If President Obama can't pass his budget, why does Mr. Chino think his letter will do any good, other that bringing criticism to the Mescalero people. The Mescalero people DO NOT receive handouts. The Mescalero's struggle daily trying to make a living, just like everyone else. They have alcohol, drug, etc. problems, but so does everyone else. Many residents can't afford to pay their lights, gas bill and do without. Sure they have the Casino. It isn't making money. The Mescalero people have political problems and currently live under a dictatorship where you have to keep quiet an watch what you say, you can lose your job and everything you worked hard for. NO ONE can help you. So please don't demean us before you know the truth. The real truth. We are so alienated from the outside world that most think we live are rich which is far from the truth. Mr. Chino has no clue what the Mescalero people endure everyday. He lives in his mansion on the hill and does not interact with the Tribal population. Hopefully he will be out next year.
Mansion? Surely you jest. It's a 2 or 4br ranch house. Would probably go for 160,000 in ALBQ
History

Ruidoso, NM

#32 Apr 10, 2011
We all know history. We can't change it, so deal with it. Today and the future is what matters. And an earlier post was right on, the current generation reflect what they are taught at home, let's change it now. We all know that children do as we do, not by what we say. You can see children who are exactly as their parents. It's the same here. Sometimes, we are our worst enemies. If parents are hateful and belittle others, so will their children. You can change their attitudes. Sometimes we have politicians who act on their behalf, personally. Like Mr. Chino's letter. If the government were to shut down, which is only a political ploy to make Americans think that Congress is doing their job, it would not bother the Mescalero people. How? We don't have anything in the first place and aren't expecting anything. It's not election time, when politicians borrow money on the Casino to pay us for votes. The only people who would really suffer are the troops, whom many are Native American, when they can't pay their bills on time. So, let's quit crying about our lands, we'll never get it back. And don't get all riled up about what people say. Take it with a grain of salt and make your life better because of the criticism.

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