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Sen. John McCain Supports Ongoing Genocide Against the Navajo Nation


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: mccain, navajos, indians, nativeamericans, americans, candidates, cover-up, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, lies, news, propaganda )

Kat
- 2134 days ago - futureofthewhirled.com
If McCain's bill S. 1003 is made into law, the Navajo will be forcibly removed from the land without compensation and no safe place to go. This is outrageous and in opposition to the United States Constitution.



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kat yazzie (400)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 12:27 pm
Why does this guy hate Indians, and especially Navajos, so much?!
 

Justin H. (17)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 12:39 pm
it dont matter too him,,he has 7 houses,,he is like a dry old prune on legs
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 12:51 pm
Difference!
Louise B.
 

Maureen S. (35)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 12:53 pm
Kat Mosi, my friend, McCain is full of hate in his soul. He hates himself, therefore, he hates others. He has power of those who are in helpless positions and he lords his power over them. He is an elitist that thinks he is better than other people. My soul grieves for all the Native American Indians that will be affected, that have been affected. I pray for your nations and tribes to rise up strong again and to once and for all be free on your own land. May God Bless all of you.
 

Mad Artist Of MUD (433)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 12:55 pm
OMG, are we stooping so low as to repeat history ....AGAIN? This man has to be stopped and made to understand, er, um (him, understand?? I have my doubts),,, nope, I see him as a greedy ol' PRUNE on legs..the problem is he has clout at this point. not until he and those that support this are out of power, will there be peace and MAYBE we can run this country based on humane and fair treatment of all inhabitants and the land as well. GREED SUCKS.
 

Alicya L. (228)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 1:06 pm
He thinks he gets away with it,keeping it covered,that so he will get it all.
look at his stupid face
I don't know wich face is more stupid,he or bush....don't let me get started about palin
 

raven sky Zimbalist (261)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 1:07 pm
enough is enough... I only pray that love enters his small brain.. somehow...sad yet true.. i guess some people are just the bad seeds of the planet.. hate comes from thy self ....it just irritates me.. yet I hope somehow the karma of the universe sends him what he deserves in the way of positive lessons on humanity and more.
 

Judith Jaehn Jaehn (199)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 1:08 pm
Well I have their Fax number and I have been called the fax queen!!! I hope they are ready for this! We are with you all the way Kat! This is criminal, simply criminal! I don't get it!
That's because we don't think like they do! He wants no one to be happy!
Lets let them know what we are made of!
Love and Peace,
Judith
 

Terrie Williams (769)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 1:12 pm
To McSenile if you are not rich, you do not matter--no matter what color, race, creed or gender you are. He is a FASCIST--all that matters is wealth and power. He's thinking there's something of value under that Navajo land and he and his cronies want it. THAT is what is behind this. May their greed send them to their doom.

I hope that the Navajo Nation and those citizens who support them and their struggle, write and call in in droves to defeat this 'Manifest Destiny 2.0' Bill. This CANNOT happen AGAIN!!!!!
 

liz c. (846)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 1:25 pm
When will man stop hating man?? This is very upsetting to think what could happen. I only hope that this bill is stopped in its tracks. Whatever needs to be done to save the Navajo Nation must be done. I thought we had progressed from our past. They call this progress??? Disgusting.
 

Yvonne Ladd (132)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 1:26 pm
Noted and saddly read and understood. I hope this bill is defeated.
 

H Nick H. (1826)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 1:28 pm
Republicans do not care about anyone or anything othere than themselves. The more I observe it the more I find this true. They seem to be obsessed with power and greed of the worst kind.

Make sure to vote Obama and all democrates this November, or sooner. We really need change.
 

ROBERT FRY (209)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 1:49 pm
I AM BORN AND BREAD IN THE UNITED KINGDOM AND ONLY KNOW OF THE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN FROM FILMS , WHICH HAVE OF COURSE BEEN WRITTEN BY THE DECENDANTS OF THOSE THAT CAUSED SO MUCH SUFFERING TO THE NATIVE AMERICAN .
WOUNDED KNEE AND OTHER SUCH MASACURES ARE NOT WIDELY KNOW THIS SIDE OF THE ATLANIC .
IT IS ASSUMED THAT ALL AMERICANS NOW LIVE IN PEACE AND CONTENTMENT , OR AT LEAST THATS THE WORD PUT OUT BY THE AMERICAN GOVERMENT SO IT IS DISSTRESSING TO FIND THAT THE WRONGS OF THE PAST ARE STILL HAPPENING .
THE NATIVE AMERICAN HAS RIGHTS THAT I THOUGHT YOUR CONSTITUTION PROTECTED BUT APPEARS NOT
THIS BILL MUST NOT BE ALLOWED TO GO THROUGH AND I PRAY THAT THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SEE THE ERROR OF THE BILL.
I WISH THE NAVAJO NATION EVERY SUCCESS IN THIS FIGHT FOR LIFE AND CONTINUED EXISTANCE ON THIER LAND
 

Larry D Grazier (1407)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 2:15 pm
Hello All, Kat I think McCain is one of these people that always tells you what you want to hear. If you have been kepping up with him I think you'll find that he is a YES/NO man. When people run for a public office they try to please everyone and the best way for them to get votes and it's just like I said it's the old YES SIR/NO SIR GAME!!! "Indian Boy"
 

Louise L. (48)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 2:22 pm
How do these cowardly men slip these bills by, time after time? If it were widely known, there would be public outrage, as there should be! I hope Americans see this: it is obvious racial discrimination. Sadly noted, Kat.
 

RC deWinter (418)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 2:54 pm
It appears that this bill is the result of an inter-tribal squabble of long standing between the Navajo and the Hopi tribes. I am not supportive of the bill because U don't ave any background on the dispute between the tribes, but here is some more information on the background from whence it arises:

Hopi Tribal Chairman Ivan Sidney on Tuesday told the U.S. House Committee on Resources that the Hopi Tribe is opposed to amending the Navajo-Hopi Settlement Act and urged the committee to reconsider moving forward with a bill that would pit Hopi and Navajo against each other.

"The Hopi Tribe opposes the draft House bill," introduced by U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi, R-Ariz., Sidney said. "It is completely contrary to the interest of the Hopi Tribe to reopen old wounds with the Navajo and rehash the question of who suffered what as a result of the land dispute.

"It is long past time to put all of this behind us and allow both tribes to go on with their full attention focused on the business of providing secure and economically viable homelands for our respective people," he said.

The Hopi Tribe is supportive of Senate Bill 1003, the Navajo-Hopi Land Settlement Amendments of 2005 sponsored by U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, according to the chairman.

The Hopi Tribe previously testified in support of S. 1003 when it was before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, urging timely closure of the Office of Navajo-Hopi Indian Relocation and an end to the Hopi-Navajo land dispute.

"The Hopi Tribe supports the committee's efforts through S. 1003 to bring to a close a difficult chapter in the long struggle of the Hopi Tribe to protect its reservation from encroachment and to regain full jurisdictional control over Hopi lands," Sidney said.

"The current reservation is but a small part of the Hopi's aboriginal lands and only slightly more than 60 percent of the land originally set aside for the Hopi by President (Chester) Arthur almost 125 years ago.

"Through a long history of action and inaction by the United States, the Hopi Tribe lost 40 percent of its reservation approximately 911,000 acres to the Navajo Nation," which occupies more than 17 million acres and completely surrounds the much smaller Hopi Reservation, he said.

For more than 100 years, the Hopi Tribe has worked to prevent the loss of its lands to the Navajo Nation and to preserve the Hopis' right to control its lands against intrusion, the chairman said. Full article here: Hopi: Bill divides 2 tribes As I hope you all know, I am not a McCain supporter, but I do not think that it can be said that McCain is necessarily anti-Native American. He simply seems to side with the Hopi on this issue.
 

Talldeer C. (47)
Wednesday October 22, 2008, 3:13 pm
This makes my blood boil!!!!!!!! This bill must be STOPPED!!!
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (79)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 1:50 am

I can't believe that this is happening AGAIN !

The Navajo have already been forcibly removed, twice in recent times, if I'm not mistaken, once under Reagan and once under Clinton, and I don't know the complete history of abuses against the Navajo.

I have read that Senator John McCain was the key "point man" introducing, enacting and enforcing the law that removed Dineh-Navajo Families from their reservation on the Black Mesa in Arizona. The McCain revised law relocated them to Church's Hill, Nevada (a Nuclear Waste Superfund Site, called "the New Lands" in PL 93-531).

The health impacts of moving onto land contaminated by uranium have been horrendous and documented, among other sources, in an LA Times 5-part series of articles and narrated photo galleries, under the title "Blighted Homeland"


About the supposed Hopi-Navajo dispute, used to give Peabody Mining control over confiscated Navajo land:

According to the http://www.cain2008.org website (and the United Nations studies) a small band of Indians claiming to be of the "Hopi-Navajo" band (an impossibility as Hopi is the parent culture of all Indian tribes), consisting of 3-5 local Arizona individuals assembled originally by Kennecott attorney John Boyden, Esq (Kennecott is a predecessor owner of the Peabody Western Group) and Congressman Wayne Owens, progressively laid claim to more and more of the lands actually owned by the "Dineh-Navaho" and subsequently offered the "Dineh's" coal rights to Peabody Western Group at nominal cost, while laws enacted by McCain, the Senate and signed into law, forced the relocation of the Dineh-Navajo.

Senator McCain and his predecessors introduced legislation (S1973-1 and S.1003) which they claimed were justified by what has turned out to be a non-existent range war between the Dineh (mainly consisting of grandfathers and grandmothers in their 70's living on farmlands that had belonged to their tribe since 1500 AD) and the Hopi (the 3-5 individuals rapidly assembled to assist Peabody Western Group by Senator McCain, Congressman Owens and John Boyden).

Subsequently, as the Dineh were removed from their farms by the "Relocation Commission" authorized by the US Senate at the behest of the revisions to the Public Law 93-531 introduced as S.1973-1 (1996 Partition) and S.1003 (2001 and 2005 accelerated removal of the Dineh by amendment) by Senator McCain, expanded Coal Mining Rights to their lands were granted to Peabody Western who with Bechtel Corp, have been mining the lands formerly occupied by the Dineh, and piping the coal to the Mohave Generating Station in Nevada, which serves the Las Vegas and Reno areas power needs. A map of the Mining and Piping operations are found depicted below.

Not that long ago, the United Nations performed a Human Rights Investigation of the forced Navajo resettlement from Arizona to Nevada, under Special Rapporteur A. Amor. A law revised and submitted to Congress by Senator John McCain and others before him was determined to be the root cause of violations, which after ratification by President Clinton in 1999 during a globally publicized sit in by Songstress Julia Butterfly Hill at Big Mountain, Arizona. The enactment led to the removal of the Dineh band of Navajo from the Black Mesa to free the lands up to mining, and could lead to relocation of the Dineh-Navaho from Big Mountain, all based on a tissue of deceit, false claims of prior ownership by a small group of paid Arizona locals of Indian descent led by one Wayne Taylor, working for McCain and Peabody. To quote the UN website
(http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/mgroups/wedo.htm#dineh) :

"The Black Mesa region in Arizona, USA is home to the indigenous communities of the Dineh (Navajo) and Hopi peoples. This region also contains major deposits of coal which are being extracted by North America's largest strip mining operation. The coal mines have had a major impact on families in the region. Local water sources have been poisoned, resulting in the death of livestock. Homes near the mines suffer from blasting damage. The coal dust is pervasive, as well as smoke from frequent fires in the stockpiles. Not coincidentally, the people in the area have an unusually high incidence of kidney and respiratory disease. "

"The Dineh (otherwise known as Navajo) were stripped of all land title and forced to relocate. Their land was turned over to the coal companies without making any provisions to protect the burial or sacred sites that would be destroyed by the mines. People whose lives were based in their deep spiritual and life-giving relationship with the land were relocated into cities, often without compensation, forbidden to return to the land that their families had occupied for generations. People became homeless with significant increases in alcoholism, suicide, family break up, emotional abuse and death. "

-- Marsha Monestersky for the UN Commission on Human Rights and Women Enacting Change at the UN

The documentary, 'Vanishing Prayer,' available on YouTube in two parts, tells this story very well, with Navajos interviewed and the UN report and lots more.


 

Raja G. (142)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 2:19 am
No wonder the Bush Government supports the Chinese illegal Colonisation of Tibet.
Time is not far when Chinese will start colonizing USA as it starts going down the drain economically
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 2:40 am
Thank you both Ombretta and Jill, for throwing more light on this issue. Jill, when I read your posting, I cried, and I don't cry easily. I read many awful things; but this one got really TO me.
 

Jillian G. (6)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 4:45 am
I agree. This is awful and insane. My heart aches every time I read something about the persecution of Native Americans, but to see it happening here, now, in my own time?? I can't stand it.
 

Dandelion G. (386)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 5:26 am
Get those phone calls going. I think the article said it well...if it were any other group of people being moved there would be an uproar. Can you imagine the Government wanting to move everyone in Little Italy, China Town, or Little Havana in southern Florida? Not only to move them but not to even compensate them for their loss. Why is it the Government gives illegal immigrants more protection than the First People who have always been here?
 

Shoshana Simon (119)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 7:38 am
This guy will go after people whom he thinks can't fight back. Of course, he's living in the last century and has no idea that things have changed and acts like this will come back to bite him in the you-know-where.
Shoshana
 

Margaret B. (164)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 8:53 am
When hate heats you heart and soul then there is no lover for others and especially others who are different...he should be before a judge answering for hate crimes against others...
 

Michael M. (58)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 9:11 am
The presumption that a culture is superior because it has conquered the world leads to the failure of respect for individuals and cultures who live differently, for those who were conquered because they lived in balance with their environments, for all other life.

The widespread support of this man is due to the failure to recognize the life around, except as commodity for the taking.

There are many groups opposed to nuclear power. Learn from them why, but more importantly, also recognize that McCain seeks to sustain and expand the present consumer culture, that takes from sources which members cannot see nor respect.

Even the contemporary hero, Obama, seeks the same. Perhaps it is coming to the time when one must not choose the lesser of two evils, but instead choose to live in a way in which one sees the results of each choice.

Do you yourself, do I, sufficiently reject this culture of consumption, influence, power?

Are you less impoverished than those who live with less material goods? Or are you destitute of all but that which exists inside your walls, your fences? Such a tiny world THAT is.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 9:12 am
Johnny Boy McCain cares for no one but himself!
 

Patricia N. (41)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 9:28 am
Mc Cain hates himself because of what he did while he was a POW, if you hate yourself then how can you love anyone else?
 

ROBIN M. (312)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 9:35 am
THEY HAVE HIS NAME MISSPELLED IT IS MCSAIN NOT MCCAIN.
 

Faith M. (167)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 10:12 am
noted while muttering darkly
 

Merry L. (74)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 10:21 am
McCain is an idiot! If he wins-I'm moving!
 

Sandy v. (91)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 11:06 am
We are talkin of 2 reservations here. The hopi have theirs within the Navajo rez. This is about money first and then hatred. He is picking on Natives as they do have a reputation for not fighting back. The Navajo made an effort to survive with the whites...survive. However, the Hopi are a different breed. Although known to be peaceful, there was a time in the tribal history not at all peaceful. They took language and religion under ground when "Christians" over took their rez and pushed christianity down there throats. These people are still segregationists....not in a bad way. They still protect their ways and language and most important their religion. They will let visitors up on their mesas at times but not during religious ceremonies. Way back when, the elders decided it was time to end the Christian corruption of the tribe and they killed everyone associated with the Christian religion...priests, men,women,and children to stomp out white influence. This was when whites first moved in on this tribe.
McCain is a bigot. He doesn't recognize MLK day and has not ever done right by all the tribes of AZ. The point here, it isn't just happening to the Navajo. It is on all rez's that have minerals the government wants. They put natives on the worse possible lands for reservations,now, only to find this is where the things this government now wants. Nixon tried to pass a law to dissolve all reservations and managed to take away off-reservation natives any and all medical care or any kind of coverage thus stopping them from leaving the rez. Anytime the government starts something with the natives in the name of "helping" them, you can bet your house, it is in fact to screw them.
People on care 2 have said natives need to get "over it". Well, how can you get over it when the actions of the government has continued til today. The republican party has tried over and over again to dissolve reservations in the name of "inclusion into american". What a joke. Oil wells and natural gas wells have been capped for years on reservations. I was discussing a lease with an oil company just yesterday. At the top of the page it says "mineral rights". Any idiot knows that covers too many things. There is no price per barrel, or per unit but they were trying to tell me it only applied to oil and natural gas. Yah, right!!!. And if signed immediately, we got $15.00, yup fifteen dollars. What the hell kind of lease is that. Do you know of any white person that would sign a blanket lease like this for fifteen dollars. They are sending this woman to 8 states by car to get signatures on this unlimited lease. I am sure the signers will outnumber the non signers because of vocal promises of big oil money...but not in pricing on the lease its self. Like I said, it goes on all over. Furthermore, she tried to tell me the BIA allowed this mineral lease to be on the paper and I had to ask her, did she seriously believe the BIA was looking out for tribal members after they have embezzeled native money to the tune of 500 billion dollars in the past 100 years. Again, this is for lease of lands and government payouts that the BIA is to keep for children or adults.
John is no friend to any minority or even his fellow veterans. He is an evil senile old man and will never have enough money to satisfy him or his wife. Sad day in this country when the government can get away with this.
I don't think anyone can make peace between the Navajo and Hopi as this goes back too many years. I give both equal respect. Navajo survives any way it can and the Hopi segregate to save religion. Both side are right in their own way but they need to band together and FIGHT LIKE HELL against this crap. People of this country need to be made aware of the underhanded illegal activities of the government.
As far as I know Obama is the only Presidential candidate that has even mentioned natives and so did Biden. Obama even visited tribes and was given a native name. The last President that gave respect to Natives was JFK.
 

Pamylle G. (461)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 11:11 am
A complete disgrace to humanity, this path. Without compassion or wisdom !

May the First Nations gain whatever help and support they need at this time !
 

Janet Solomon (231)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 8:25 pm
Why should he care? He'll be DEAD before he even tastes a glimmer of power--he's simply selling his soul to buy TIME.
 

Rosemary Rannes (634)
Thursday October 23, 2008, 11:39 pm
Racism is alive and well in John McCain. He won't even acknowledge the African American relatives he has in his own family. He is a disgrace to the Human Race as far as i am concerned. I wonder if everyone called their Congressman.Congresswoman and whoever else that will be asked to vote on S.1003 then maybe ... on a wing and a prayer .... it won't get passed in the House ! What do you think? Unfortunately I am a Canadian and do not have the same access as all of you in the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ... May God Bless her shores and all of her people especially the NAVAJO NATION.
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Friday October 24, 2008, 2:02 am
Kat it's not just the Navajo mccain cares nothing for or about. This bastard voted to leave our POW's in Nam. And more news is about how he covered up their existence.


http://thelavelle.net/evidence.htm

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/10/23/18546044.php?show_comments=1

http://www.topix.com/news/2008-presidential-election/2008/10/report-mccain-suppressed-info-on-fellow-vietnam-pows-left-behind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFM1xqqTX_g
 

Sheila G. (267)
Friday October 24, 2008, 4:57 am
ty Kat, was wondering when the Native Americans got their turn on the rotating spit. yup, white supremacy is too alive in this country.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 24, 2008, 6:24 am
OMG!! It's an opinon blog so it MUST be true! Shoot, the guy can't even give his name. Proof that people will swallow just about anything.
John McCain isn't into genocide. And we sure know that everything spouted on YouTube MUST be true also.
My husband served with John McCain. He is nothing like you folks are portraying him.
 

Firdaus F. (0)
Friday October 24, 2008, 7:43 am
There is a lot of info in these comments. On the Mccain, I could say a few not to nice words that I have seen too. Obama, so far I have not seen anything to be a problem. I have actually liked how he has been a step ahead all the way on the mud slinging.

On the reserve, I have to agree about the reestablishing the original borders. And sounds like on the religious level they need to stand like us Muslims; and not let anyone else change their religion. I learned a lot about native American religion. It is not as bad as the Christians. I am actually glad their elders got smart and pushed out the teachings from the Christians. If you are Christian, no offense, but really learn your religion and actually read that bible for yourself.

From one of the comments it sounds like one or some of the Indians decided to make deals with the white man company and it backfired. And when they went to fight legally by the US standards it just made it worse. This reminds me of what is going on in Palestine now. In my religion we have one rule from our Quran that says not to make deals with treaty breakers. Has not the US government been the treaty breaker for the American Indians for years? Why try to make deals with them? It was bound to end in disaster.

But it is done now. God willing, we can stop this before it goes any farther. Just Try to take this as a lesson. Learn from your elders and learn from mistakes. The elders are a lot smarter then you think. Give them that respect. Time repeats itself. Just like bell bottom pants come and go in style.

On the how can we, Americans, tell other countries how to deal with their people; In my opinion American needs to stop sticking its nose in other countries affairs and start worrying about its own problems. Did you know that the US was a major supporter in the civil war in Iraq that they say they are trying to make peace of? Did you know the big war in Egypt and Lebanon and Syria and Israeli in 1973 was fueled by the US? and then the UN, who is on US payroll, stepped in to "make peace" which they did not even keep that treaty!! and the fight still goes on. Did you know that US government is supporting a country that kills children and says, "opps we did not mean to do it."?

It is a sad, sad thing that this country that was built for freedom causes so many people around the world to loose their freedoms!! What would the forefathers of the USA say if they saw what became of their dream? What would the tribes of this land to start with would think if they saw what became of their people? Think they would have helped them for that winter that we celebrate Thanksgiving for? I think they would have let them die, but they was better people. Unlike today.

Peace be with All
 

Stephen Hannon (203)
Friday October 24, 2008, 9:26 am
Noted, thanks Kat.
The US government has committed Genocide aaginst every Native Tribe in America for their land, to give to homesteaders. Forced to live on reservations. So this deal with McCain isn't much different. I don't know how McCain was appointed to the Committee on Indian affairs. He has no understanding of their culture or their conflicts with other tribes. There is more than enough hate to go around. White men don't like some other white men, but we aren't forced to move from our neighborhoods, although some do need to be moved. The Navajo occupy land in Window Rock, AZ, which has been raided on a number of occasions. If the federal government would stay out of the business of Indian affairs they can and will resolve their differences. It's only when the federal government gets involved when negotiations go awry. McCain's bill S 1003 is a bad bill, and should not ever be passed. McCain still doesn't know what language was first spoken in Arizona. He said it was Spanish, but he was wrong. And he's wrong now.
I agree that McCain only cares about McCain and what he can get for himself, and cares less about the rest of us. He's as phony as a nine dollar bill, perhaps even phonier for at one time there actually was a nine dollar bill a hundred years ago or so. But never a 3 dollar bill, so I should say he's as phony as a wooden nickel and be done with it. The man is a hag, and a liar...
 

Scarlett P. (126)
Friday October 24, 2008, 9:44 am
Political self-determination and economic self-sufficiency are the foundations of John McCain's American Indian policy. John McCain will work to strengthen the government-to-government relationship through consultation and respect for the unique trust relationship with the tribes that arises out of the treaties and innumerable court decisions and Acts of Congress.

John McCain has a clear record of working for the betterment of American Indian communities throughout his career. He began his work with Indian tribes shortly after he was elected to Congress. He became a member of the House Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, and was selected by his colleagues to head the Republican Task Force on Indian Policy. In that role, he worked closely with the Committee Chairman and fellow Arizonan, Morris K. Udall. McCain and Udall became close friends and worked together on Indian legislation, both while McCain was in the House and later when he went to the Senate.

John McCain has twice proudly served as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs (1995-1997 and 2005-2007) and continues to be a member of the Committee. John McCain has been a leader in Congress by sponsoring legislation and enacting laws that help improve conditions on Indian reservations and strengthen the ability of tribal governments to provide essential programs and services.

With a 25-year record of accomplishments that address American Indian policy, we know that John McCain is the best choice in this election. We hope you will join us to help elect John McCain to be our next president!

"John McCain has served on the Indian Affairs Committee since the first day he joined the U.S. Senate 22 years ago, twice serving as its chairman. He serves there not because he has to, but because he chooses to. He doesn't need to be educated on Tribal issues; he has been working hard on behalf of Native people for a long time. John McCain is a man of honor and he will be a great President for Indian Country, and all Americans."

Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Northern Cheyenne
Former Chairman
U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs
 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 24, 2008, 10:04 am
noted and thanks Kat Mosi!
Jill you are absolutely right about the Navajo being moved to before to a nuclear waste area where many of their people now have cancer or have already died of cancer.
Look the Republican party has their platform just as the Dems do only the Republican party is a party without a heart if you happen to be middle class or poor especially a minority group.Their big on welfare for the rich in tax loopholes or big spending for wars and the Pentigon and perks for themselves but they abhor giving one dime to those in this country who need it the most ! Its time people really took a serious look at what the Republican party really stands for because right now they seem to own elections and the White House and our tax dollars !
They would get rid of all payments to the Native people if they could and slowly but surely they are doing that with each Republican President more and more is taken away from the people both Native and the middle class and poor whites !
 

Maureen S. (35)
Friday October 24, 2008, 11:49 am
The Native American Tribes have been stripped of all that is theirs. My heart grieves for what has been done, and for what continues to be done. These great spiritual beings with such intelligence and wisdom were placed here for a reason - As an example to other races. Once and for all, return the rights and the land to these Great true Americans and stop persecuting them.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday October 24, 2008, 12:26 pm
*GOD BLESS THE NATIVE AMERICAN NATIONS*!!!!!
 

Maureen S. (35)
Friday October 24, 2008, 1:10 pm
You said it best, Animalspirit. "GOD BLESS THE NATIVE AMERICAN NATIONS!
 

Ann T. (69)
Friday October 24, 2008, 1:43 pm
This land belong to the Native American before it ever belong to the white man. We came in and stole their land, they took pride in the land, animal, and water. Today our waters, air, land, would still be as it was many years ago if we would had listen to the Native American For this is what they say.. " This is not our land it is our children land and their children land. For it is to be passed down to each one. So keep it clean and leave the killing of the animals to what you only need to eat, grow your food for the year, and never waste or trash the waters. For if you do then the lands will die." Now MC/Cain is trying to take what land they have from them again.... Oh no I say and stop this man.. Both him and his partner have no mercy on the land or the wildlife at all.. Even people they do not care for.
 

Claudia Purdon-clark (2)
Saturday October 25, 2008, 4:19 am
It is about money. We (Caucasions) relocated Native Americans to areas we deemed uninhabited. We have no qualms moving them again when we find valuable fossil fuel, etc. on their land. We also don't mind testing missiles and polluting their streams with our uranium. They are negated and we can rationalize their annhilation by our need. We can say they are alchoholics, they don't work, they are lazy, etc. We can tell enough people this and sway the majority. It makes me embarrased to be white. John McCain and Sarah Palin are GREAT WHITE REPRESENTATIVES; they care little for the land, the people, the environment. They should worry more about their souls...
 

LucyKaleido ScopeEyes (79)
Sunday October 26, 2008, 2:39 am

Please watch this documentary; it's in 2 parts:

Vanishing Prayer, Part 1: The Struggle Against Land Theft & Relocation of the Navajo For Mineral Companies

The area designated for Navajo has never ceased to shrink. US govt puppet tribal councils've granted energy co's access to vast mineral wealth - largest strip mine in US. Opposition voices've been silenced - mysterious accidents, deaths. Ongoing struggle

Vanishing Prayer, Part 2: US Genocide Policy - Mining at Big Mountain/Black Mesa - Navajo Nation's Forced Relocation & Dispossion

While US points accusing finger at human rights abusers elsewhere in world, UN HumanRightsCommision came to hear Navajos. Despite international support over 25 yrs, Ford, Carter, Reagan,Clinton, McCain all pursued policy/signed laws to disposses them.
 

Deborah Hooper (59)
Monday October 27, 2008, 9:38 pm
I say we give them, the Native Americans, all their land back.
 
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