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Do Congress and Obama Really Support the Tribal Law and Order Act?

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: tribal relations, budget cuts, Native American Programs, obama, government, congress, news, media, usa, economy )

- 2650 days ago -
When Congress released its fiscal year 2012 Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Programs Report on November 14, it was as if those components of the TLOA, which so many Congress members had hailed so recently


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Past Member (0)
Monday December 19, 2011, 8:52 pm

Susanne R (236)
Monday December 19, 2011, 9:21 pm
How sad! According to the article: "Indian women suffer the highest rate of violent crime of any demographic in the United States with 1 out of every 3 Indian women raped or sexually assaulted in their lifetime. Overall, Indians are the least safe people in all the country." President Obama and Congress agreed with this assessment and signed into law the Tribal Law and Order Act, a law meant to combat this problem. The next thing they did was to cut funding for U.S. Department of Justice programs in Indian country by $90 million, and didn't set aside funding to implement the Tribal Law and Order Act.

How do things like this happen? Native American women deserve better!

Raluca Anghel (84)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 2:24 am
noted, thanks!

W. C (7)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 9:18 am
Sad, but not surprising.

Cutter Two Wheels (3)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 9:31 am
absolutely heartbreaking. and i agree with the lawyer's sentiment that funding the federal crime-fighting taskforce while cutting the budget for tribal courts and youth crime prevention programs can only do more harm. keeping the power with the federal government aids and abets the continuous opression of native people, rather than empowering them to take control of their own communities and destinies. it won't be long before our race and cultures are extinct, like many white americans already believe.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 1:25 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:22 pm
STOP EATING ANIMALS so that ranch lands can be returned to indigenous people and wild life, along with cleaned up waters and land!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 9:14 pm
Native Americans were robbed of their land, their dignity, their rights.

There are several Native Americans who are homeless or here from dreadful reservations who have been driven to begging. .

I look at them, trying to survive without dignity, when honor was so important among these people. I am deeply saddened.

These emasculated men would have been noble warriors had they not been subjugated by folks like our politicians.

White man was welcomed by willing to help native peoples. The invaders turned ferociously against us and dragged our dignity through sewers.

Quanta Kiran (67)
Wednesday December 21, 2011, 2:15 am
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