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Indian Country Conservancy to Restore Native Lands in Oregon

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Nationally, two-thirds of the 148 million acres reserved by tribes through treaties as reservations was taken from Native peoples through federal allotment and termination policies - policies that ostensibly were implemented to assimilate Native peoples b

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Hugh M (75)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 1:20 am
Ok, I don't get it. If treaty lands were taken by government as a consequence of the now rejected concept of assimilation why are they not now being given back by government. Why is it that in the U.S. everything has to be done by non-governmental charitable trusts that are part of the commercial framework that is far more powerful than concepts of justice there? And why is this trust not occupying itself in becoming a powerful lobby force to assure true justice and pestoration and reparations to the Indian people?

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 6:22 am
noted, thanks Cal

Michael Feenaughty (267)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 7:05 am

Lin Penrose (92)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 11:35 am
Noted Cal, thanks. At least Some people in this country recognize that extreme theft occurred. I find this good news, with perhaps more to follow in other states. Our Government will be the Last to give back anything taken. A motto the government has, perhaps 'unspoken' is 'what is yours is Mine, and what is Mine is Mine'. Somewhat like some cultural marriages between Husband & wife are or were. Also victors of wars make these claims and seldom give back, or if they do, it is broken and hard to repair.

MmAway M (506)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 5:24 pm
Thank you Cal for getting this news article out there..

Sadly, we took everything away from the Native Americans, and stuck most of them in a #!# HOLE that is freezing without any benefits...

I find that California gave them their land and they have turned it into big Casinos made profits (hope they get the profits, think they are exempt), but so happy that Oregon is getting on the TRAIL to doing the RIGHT THING!

We need more STATES to follow the example!

Charmaine C (177)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 3:20 am
Can reparation now ever be enough?

Thomas T (0)
Monday January 17, 2011, 12:25 am
Can't find this article-important, as it sounds like the "Whte Earth Land Reclamation Project", where an Ojibway tribe is raising funds to buy back land lost under the Dawes Act.
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