Obama's promises to US tribal leaders

Obama's promises to US tribal leaders

There are 10 comments on the Raw Story story from Nov 5, 2009, titled Obama's promises to US tribal leaders. In it, Raw Story reports that:

US President Barack Obama on Thursday told a gathering of US tribal leaders in Washington that he was committed to giving Native Americans an equal chance at the "American dream." Few US groups "have been more marginalized and ignored by Washington for as long as native Americans," Obama told the leaders of 564 tribes that the federal government ...

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“False Prophet”

Since: Jan 08

hamilton

#1 Feb 28, 2010
I wrote the following words in another thread without knowing how accurate the words are, but I was not challenged about them.

So can anyone tell me how near the mark I am or aren't??????????

Native Americans got no public voice

No media voice

No political voice

No NAACP voice

No political representation

No senate voice

No congressional voice

No congressmen

No senators

No governors

No governors mansion

No local body representation

No state representation

No celebrity representation

No star on the American flag
Jordaniel

Los Angeles, CA

#2 May 11, 2010
hinamanu wrote:
I wrote the following words in another thread without knowing how accurate the words are, but I was not challenged about them.
So can anyone tell me how near the mark I am or aren't??????????
Native Americans got no public voice
No media voice
No political voice
No NAACP voice
No political representation
No senate voice
No congressional voice
No congressmen
No senators
No governors
No governors mansion
No local body representation
No state representation
No celebrity representation
No star on the American flag
You hit the nail on the head. I am in the boat next to you with the Africans and American Indians in it together. Before we set sail, someone put a hole in the boat!

“BIBLE TRUTHS *NEVER* CHANGE”

Since: Aug 09

LET GO AND LET GOD

#3 Jun 19, 2010
hinamanu wrote:
I wrote the following words in another thread without knowing how accurate the words are, but I was not challenged about them.
So can anyone tell me how near the mark I am or aren't??????????
Native Americans got no public voice
No media voice
No political voice
No NAACP voice
No political representation
No senate voice
No congressional voice
No congressmen
No senators
No governors
No governors mansion
No local body representation
No state representation
No celebrity representation
No star on the American flag
From what I have learned, you are right on target!

From the despicable lack of promised attention given to the plight of the unjustly imprisoned Leonard Peltier to the way the winter disasters of those residents of Pine Ridge and other reservations were not dealt with in a worthy manner....these past government administrations have a LOT to answer for.

“False Prophet”

Since: Jan 08

hamilton

#4 Jun 19, 2010
Nedoba wrote:
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From what I have learned, you are right on target!
From the despicable lack of promised attention given to the plight of the unjustly imprisoned Leonard Peltier to the way the winter disasters of those residents of Pine Ridge and other reservations were not dealt with in a worthy manner....these past government administrations have a LOT to answer for.
I am really blessed to hear from a Native American believer.

Is the Gospel shining to your people?

David Brainerd was a great man who served and taught Native Americans. He taught them deep things of the Word and they could comprehend everything he taught. And this was in the 18th century during the 'Great Awakening.'

We really got no iddea how fervently and deeply God's Spirit moved in those times.

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“BIBLE TRUTHS *NEVER* CHANGE”

Since: Aug 09

LET GO AND LET GOD

#5 Jun 20, 2010
hinamanu wrote:
<quoted text>
I am really blessed to hear from a Native American believer.
Is the Gospel shining to your people?
David Brainerd was a great man who served and taught Native Americans. He taught them deep things of the Word and they could comprehend everything he taught. And this was in the 18th century during the 'Great Awakening.'
We really got no iddea how fervently and deeply God's Spirit moved in those times.
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I only discovered my Abenaki heritage in 1998 when I did a search on the computer. I will be 69 years of age in a couple of weeks....and we heard had "Indian blood" in us when my sister and I were kids, but no one would discuss any details with us.

I am stroke (7 years) and cancer (4 years) survivor and semi-disabled. We live in a remote area and on a limited income so I cannot travel very far with health issues and financial problems....

but after all these years of searching and eager to find and meet other Abenaki....I recently was privileged to be able to chat with a few from New England (Ken Quiet Hawk, New Moon Rising, David Searching Owl and Janet Quiet Dove) who were in my area at a Native Circle "TOUCH THE EARTH" festival on Memorial Day weekend. I was so thrilled to meet them!

I find the blend of the two religious cultures most fulfilling as I heartily embrace the amazing wisdom of those who follow the Red Road under the Great Creator....and I also avidly follow the basic values found in Christianity...to love God with my whole heart...and to treat others as I would like to be treated. I have been blessed by the crucified and now Risen Christ.

I Became born again before I found out about my Abenaki heritage and see no reason that the teachings of both cannot be entwined for the richest mix of the two beautiful sets of beliefs....whose teachings are not so very different when you get right down to it!

Big Thunder (Bedagi) Abenaki/Wabanaki said: "The Great Spirit is in all things, he is in the air we breathe. The Great Spirit is our Father, but the Earth is our Mother. She nourishes us, that which we put into the ground she returns to us"

And I believe that Jesus is our brother....he was sent by the Creator to teach us as a human would so we could better understand how to serve the Father...and he died so that we may have eternal life.

I believe as Geronimo did:

***There is one God looking down on us all. We are children of the one God.***.... Geronimo, APACHE

Many blessings, Hinamau!

Since: Feb 11

Bryant, AR

#6 Feb 22, 2012
About time someone recognizes this!!

“False Prophet”

Since: Jan 08

hamilton

#7 Feb 23, 2012
Thank you Nedoba

“Indigenous”

Since: Feb 11

Sacred Land

#8 Mar 8, 2012
hinamanu wrote:
I wrote the following words in another thread without knowing how accurate the words are, but I was not challenged about them.
So can anyone tell me how near the mark I am or aren't??????????
Native Americans got no public voice
No media voice
No political voice
No NAACP voice
No political representation
No senate voice
No congressional voice
No congressmen
No senators
No governors
No governors mansion
No local body representation
No state representation
No celebrity representation
No star on the American flag
Amen!

“BIBLE TRUTHS *NEVER* CHANGE”

Since: Aug 09

LET GO AND LET GOD

#9 Mar 8, 2012
Dearest family.....I was surprised to see how fast time flies....and that I posted here nearly two years ago! I have come a long way and my heart has been given over to Creator who has handled it with love and tenderness. I feel that I am now definitely heading on the only possible path for me...the Red Road.

There has not been a day that has passed by that I haven't been reading all that I can and researching all the remarkable folks that have gone on before me....George Eastman, Chief John Ross, Floyd Red Crow Westerman and a host of others that I admire.

I am quite interested (and fascinated) by the Hopi teachings concerning the Rainbow Warriors and I see no reason why this could not be the way everything is heading. I take great comfort in knowing that most of the Native wisdom and teachings are thousands and thousands of years old and are still being taught.

They sure beat all the new cults, new philosophies and new religions that have popped onto the world scene in the last 200 years or so. They will also vanish as dust in the wind because they never had any substance to begin with.

I am now nearing 71 years on this earth and with the time I have left here... I am now teaching grandchildren and a great grandchild the beautiful and practical Native teachings that mean so much to me. Creator has been most patient with me for which I am also very thankful.

Blessings, and may Creator walk with those who have read my humble thoughts here today~

“Indigenous”

Since: Feb 11

Sacred Land

#10 Mar 9, 2012
Nedoba wrote:
Dearest family.....I was surprised to see how fast time flies....and that I posted here nearly two years ago! I have come a long way and my heart has been given over to Creator who has handled it with love and tenderness. I feel that I am now definitely heading on the only possible path for me...the Red Road.
There has not been a day that has passed by that I haven't been reading all that I can and researching all the remarkable folks that have gone on before me....George Eastman, Chief John Ross, Floyd Red Crow Westerman and a host of others that I admire.
I am quite interested (and fascinated) by the Hopi teachings concerning the Rainbow Warriors and I see no reason why this could not be the way everything is heading. I take great comfort in knowing that most of the Native wisdom and teachings are thousands and thousands of years old and are still being taught.
They sure beat all the new cults, new philosophies and new religions that have popped onto the world scene in the last 200 years or so. They will also vanish as dust in the wind because they never had any substance to begin with.
I am now nearing 71 years on this earth and with the time I have left here... I am now teaching grandchildren and a great grandchild the beautiful and practical Native teachings that mean so much to me. Creator has been most patient with me for which I am also very thankful.
Blessings, and may Creator walk with those who have read my humble thoughts here today~
great post. I'm glad that your keeping the native american tradition alive and well. may your loved ones be blessed and always find peace. Doka (see you later)

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