Native Americans seek new era with feds

Full story: Farmington Daily Times

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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Mel

Houston, TX

#1 Jul 16, 2011
This may solve the "fractionalized" land issue but won't do a thing to solve the "fractionalized" government structure that the tribes operate under or the inept leadership that is much more troublesome then how a piece of land is divided. This is simply window dressing on the bigger issues of the legitamacy of tribal sovereignty.
broke

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jul 16, 2011
this country is broke and paying reparations for supposed past wrongs and 'centuries of strained relations'. I am sure as this chinese borrowed cash flows to the tribes leadership that it will be spent wisely and not stuck in pockets or gambled away in their casinos. But, I doubt it, that is why with multi billions of fed money over the years the rez looks like the rez.
get real

Rio Rancho, NM

#3 Jul 16, 2011
These prairie n***ers will never get their **** together and will always be begging the feds for more and will always be claiming discrimination. They will piss this $3.4 billion away and will be back for more. Instead of wanting to buy back portions of the reservations that some Indians sold to the whiteman, they should consider selling all of reservations to people who have the money and the itelligence to utilize the resources available. Leaving it in the hands of these stupid people will only exacerbate a bad situation. Get rid of the reservations, force these people to get educations and real jobs, and I bet you we would see a much improved Native American. They would have money to buy good booze instead of that cheap stuff they have smuggled onto the dry reservations. Of course this won't happen and so we will have drunks and wife beaters and leeches as long as the reservation system exists.
Injun Joe

United States

#4 Jul 16, 2011
And a good morning to you too ;-)
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get real wrote:
These prairie n***ers will never get their **** together and will always be begging the feds for more and will always be claiming discrimination. They will **** this $3.4 billion away and will be back for more. Instead of wanting to buy back portions of the reservations that some Indians sold to the whiteman, they should consider selling all of reservations to people who have the money and the itelligence to utilize the resources available. Leaving it in the hands of these stupid people will only exacerbate a bad situation. Get rid of the reservations, force these people to get educations and real jobs, and I bet you we would see a much improved Native American. They would have money to buy good booze instead of that cheap stuff they have smuggled onto the dry reservations. Of course this won't happen and so we will have drunks and wife beaters and leeches as long as the reservation system exists.
Jonny

Albuquerque, NM

#5 Jul 16, 2011
Ohhhh just got here... let the racist comments begin, this should be good!
prarrie ngr

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Jul 16, 2011
get real wrote:
These prairie n***ers will never get their **** together and will always be begging the feds for more and will always be claiming discrimination. They will **** this $3.4 billion away and will be back for more. Instead of wanting to buy back portions of the reservations that some Indians sold to the whiteman, they should consider selling all of reservations to people who have the money and the itelligence to utilize the resources available. Leaving it in the hands of these stupid people will only exacerbate a bad situation. Get rid of the reservations, force these people to get educations and real jobs, and I bet you we would see a much improved Native American. They would have money to buy good booze instead of that cheap stuff they have smuggled onto the dry reservations. Of course this won't happen and so we will have drunks and wife beaters and leeches as long as the reservation system exists.
I'll be waiting for your racis a$$ in the wal mart parking lot on east main! Lessee you talk crap tuff fingers!
Mark

Houston, TX

#7 Jul 16, 2011
prarrie ngr wrote:
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I'll be waiting for your racis **** in the wal mart parking lot on east main! Lessee you talk crap tuff fingers!
Lol we give you money and you still want your ass kicked lololol. Money Money Money thats all we ever hear from big chief anymore. When you do get your money it is spent on stupid stuff. when you make your own money, like the Shiprock fair, it is stolen by greedy big chiefs. Corruption is the only language spoken on the REZ. Oh and how will we know who you are dumd--- there will be a million of you there. Maybe we should sink more money into EDUCATION on the rez and see if that helps!!
ObamaStrikesAgai n

Albuquerque, NM

#8 Jul 16, 2011
$3.4 billion split 4 million ways = $840.00 to each individual involved, then the 14,000 acres belongs to the Federal Government and the individual Native American owners have lost any holding any legal title to what used to be their own lands - Go Obama Go, is this what you promissed when you were running for office - take all the private lands owned by American Natives - Go Obama Go -
FUNNY GIRL

Victoria, TX

#9 Jul 16, 2011
I know there is a lot of corruption within the largest native American nation. Seems the main focus of the native Americans is enough money to get drunk, get free food, free medical care and run the anglo white man into the ground.
hmm

Austin, TX

#10 Jul 16, 2011
Best thing that could happen to American Indians is not getting a dime from the federal government. Let them become self-sufficient and prosper on their own.
Jah Jar

Jacksonville, FL

#11 Jul 16, 2011
Ohh come on ignorant white trash. Lets face it white people are just as stupid, corrupt, lazy, and many more when it comes to ineptness. I have seen whites get free education, act in drunken stupor, receive free food, not paying taxes, etc. So, let's get real and do some real research, SOB's.
Reader

Farmington, NM

#12 Jul 16, 2011
Real men honor their debts. If the U.S. government made promises, those promises should be kept. If the U.S. government stole or misappropriated or simply frittered away money held in trust, the U.S. government should make it good, no matter how long ago the promise was made.
However, once the debt IS paid, that should be the end of it. No more running back to Uncle Sugar with both hands out, whining,I lost all the money to corrupt tribal officials, or Nigerian con men, or bad business deals, or the dog ate it!
No more spending the money on fancy offices for the tribal president, casino development or tropical junkets for school officials; while Uncle Sugar pays for the unglamorous stuff like rural electrification, hospitals, shelters for battered women, substance abuse facilities, dialysis centers, senior centers, or dropping animal feed from helicopters in the winter time.
The bill, once paid, should be marked PAID IN FULL. There is a big difference between paying legitimate reparations and being blackmailed.
Beans and Franks

Albuquerque, NM

#13 Jul 16, 2011
hmm wrote:
Best thing that could happen to American Indians is not getting a dime from the federal government. Let them become self-sufficient and prosper on their own.
Amen!! You got it brother! This isn't 1867, this is 2011. The 1800s are over. The bottom line, whether they like it or not, is that Native American tribes need to be self sufficient (some of the smaller ones have). Then the term "sovereign nation" may actually mean something and not be a punch line. I have yet to hear a Native American defend "their way of life" on the rez with a cold, rational, coherent argument. What I read are typical boilerplate insults, copied from the liberal intellectual elitists and apologists, such as:

-Racist (of course)
-Have an open mind (whatever that means)
-White trash (apparently the irony of this comment escapes them)
-White people "gave us" liquor and taught us how to be drunks
-The white man "taught us" corruption (monkey see, monkey do)

And so on. You've all read the tired worn out insults, excuses, and childish justifications. Again, Native American tribes must learn to become self sufficient to gain any respect or to be taken seriously, rather than being looked upon as needy, incompetent, third world banana republics. Sovereign nations?*Sigh*
wait a minute here_

Albuquerque, NM

#14 Jul 16, 2011
If not for the "whiteys" they would still be rubbing sticks together to get a fire going even now in 2011.They have no let`ts get it done in them at all,so stop the handouts and force them to do something with thier lives.
Jah Jar

Jacksonville, FL

#15 Jul 16, 2011
wait a minute here_ wrote:
If not for the "whiteys" they would still be rubbing sticks together to get a fire going even now in 2011.They have no let`ts get it done in them at all,so stop the handouts and force them to do something with thier lives.
I agree whitey's need to stop getting hand-outs from the federal government, they are suppose to be self-sufficient. Well said.
Dumb ss Whitey went

Tucson, AZ

#16 Jul 16, 2011
and outsourced every-thing overseas (China, Middle East, Mexico, etc.). So how can Whitey say what is the right way to run a 'government', a country, a nation!
Whitey has a welfare system and it is called banks, corporations, and private interest groups (not to mention foreign interests).
All you dumb @ss red-necks living in Farmington (coming from Gulf Cost Texas) need stop your sexual predations on children before you hammer away at Indians.....
Rednecks and Indians have one quality trait....they both look for specials at Wal-Mart....
Local white trash

Glendale, AZ

#17 Jul 16, 2011
Dumb ss Whitey went wrote:
and outsourced every-thing overseas (China, Middle East, Mexico, etc.). So how can Whitey say what is the right way to run a 'government', a country, a nation!
Whitey has a welfare system and it is called banks, corporations, and private interest groups (not to mention foreign interests).
All you dumb **** red-necks living in Farmington (coming from Gulf Cost Texas) need stop your sexual predations on children before you hammer away at Indians.....
Rednecks and Indians have one quality trait....they both look for specials at Wal-Mart....
Thanks!
Local white trash.
Questionable

United States

#18 Jul 16, 2011
Other tribes will use the money wisely, I think, for they have their people in mind. However, our Navajo Tribal leaders @ Window Rock will ONLY use the money on themselves. Look what they did with the descretionary funds.
Sam

Albuquerque, NM

#19 Jul 17, 2011
I wanna BURN the daily times office down. hmm, they will never know when.. A RECKONING IS COMING TO THE DAILY TIMES STAFF AND BUILDING..
Sancho Manygoats

Arvada, CO

#20 Jul 17, 2011
Sam wrote:
I wanna BURN the daily times office down. hmm, they will never know when.. A RECKONING IS COMING TO THE DAILY TIMES STAFF AND BUILDING..
How was Detox sam,,tonsils still sore

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