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Saturday, May 05, 2012

United Nations: U.S. Should Return Sacred Lands to Native Americans

Uh oh, something just hit the fan.  This is gonna get America’s racists and xenophobes whipped into a frenzy.  That dull roar you’re hearing is the sound of millions of “U.N. Thugs!  Agenda 21” inbreds having a mass hissyfit.

A United Nations human rights investigator, James Anaya, has recommended that the United States return control to Native Americans of the lands they consider sacred.  This recommendation is NON-BINDING — in case that’s any consolation to the above-mentioned inbreds (it won’t be).  The recommendation was made after Anaya had spent twelve days conferring with U.S. officials and tribal leaders in Alaska, Arizona, Oregon, Oklahoma, Washington State and South Dakota.

James Anaya said:

“I have heard stories that make evident the profound hurt that indigenous peoples continue to feel because of the history of oppression they have faced.  It is clear that this history does not just blemish the past, but translates into present day disadvantage for indigenous peoples in the country.  There have still not been adequate measures of reconciliation to overcome the persistent legacies of the history of oppression, and that there is still much healing that needs to be done.”

These abuses include (but are not limited to):  Seizure of people’s lands, people being prohibited from speaking their native language, children being seized and taken from their families, and countless treaty violations.

This is the kind of thing you read about in Third World dictatorships and think to yourself how horrifying this is, and how can a government be so brutal and inhumane.  But it’s OK when WE do it.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was probably easy and a no brainer as all this is so well documented, even by the most conservative of historians, that you can’t dispute his findings.

If I’ve been reading right, it seems the right wing Supreme Court has been friendly to the Native American Causes in their rulings. They have basically told the Government, “if you sign a contract or a treaty then you abide by it!”

Many tribes have finally gotten some restitution after being ignored after all these years.


May 5, 2012 at 5:31 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

I won't hold my breath. They flat-out swiped a Spanish land grant (yes, you are reading that correctly) from my great-grandmother's family.

May 6, 2012 at 3:02 AM  
Blogger Snave said...

Yeah, they're definitely land-grabbers. I'd love to see the UN recommendation followed, but like JR, I won't hold my breath.

May 6, 2012 at 7:45 AM  
Anonymous Jess said...

Won't happen. Look at what they are doing in SD with the reservation there putting people out of their homes so they can build new ones for oil company workers. Tribes are fighting it but I don't see them winning any time soon with the powers that be in our gubbmint.

May 6, 2012 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: That's interesting that the Supreme Court has been favorable to Native American causes. Things like this should definitely be based on contracts and treaties.

JR: I'm not holding my breath either.

Snave: They won't follow the UN recommendations, but I'm glad to see this situation getting some international attention.

Jess: Well of course, if it's a bunch of Indians versus the Almighty God of Oil, what else can we do :)

May 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

I favor good-faith reconciliation efforts and some amends. I don't think it's possible to make Native Americans whole. History, unfortunately, is full of past wrongs that can never be made right.

May 6, 2012 at 6:47 PM  

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