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US Should Return Stolen Land to Indian Tribes, Says United Nations


World  (tags: United Nations, James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur, rights of indigenous peoples, U.S., natiive american tribes, U.S. Congress, Congress members refuse meeting, return stolen lands, brutality, Rosebud and Pine Ridge )

Judy
- 2512 days ago - guardian.co.uk
James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said no member of the US Congress would meet him as he investigated the part played by the government in the considerable difficulties faced by Indian tribes.



   

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Sue Matheson (79)
Friday May 4, 2012, 5:23 pm
good for the UN
 

Roseann d (178)
Friday May 4, 2012, 5:28 pm
Unfortunately, there is not much left that's worth returning now that corporate greed and stupidity has turned the majority of it into a vast ugly wasteland.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday May 4, 2012, 5:54 pm
I agree with the UN
 

Micahel Dewey (1021)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 3:41 am
As Marty Stuart sings in Badlands, ''I hear voices in the wind telling me the second coming of the Red Man, is closer than its ever been.'' Mankind's very existence depends upon us getting back to Nature. We are the 7th generation that Crazy Horse and others knew would come, to unite the 4 colors of man into one circle again. And I do mean again.
 

TomCat S (128)
Saturday May 5, 2012, 9:32 am
In agree in principal, but if we are literal, it could mean the entire country.
 

Judy C (91)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 11:12 am
The general view that is held of Nature does not recognize that we can't separate ourselves from Her. We do need to start treating the Earth as if it is not a separate Being from ourselves.

It's not often that anyone from outside the U.S. tells us what we should be doing. We feel perfectly free to butt into the affairs of every other country, but when the shoe is on the other foot, the members of Congress do not want to hear it!
 

Jason S (50)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 2:27 pm
yes, please
 

Debra Phillips (77)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 3:32 pm
If we give back the stolen land, where will non-native Americans live? There will be no such place as America because the entire country was stolen from natives. I have a very dear friend who is a Blackfoot. He is proud of his heritage and keeps it alive, but he doesn't expect to be treated any differently than any other American. In the western U.S., it's normal for people to have one quarter, eighth, sixteenth or even smaller amount of their heritage come from native Americans. What do we do with these Americans? Let them stay in this newly returned land or kick them out with the rest of the non natives? I am guessing that everyone who comes from a single heritage should go back to whatever country their ancestors left, and then what, just kill off everyone with mixed blood? That is going to include a good number of "Native Americans" too. The whole idea of "returning the land stolen from the Indians" is just rediculous. It's about time those still milking the government living on a res start to pony up and act like everybody else. Like my Blackfoot friend and I, we keep our own heritages alive without being subsidised by the government to do so.
 

Yulan Lawson (156)
Sunday May 6, 2012, 4:07 pm
This should be done already and then Australia and New Zealand and other countries can get in line.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 7, 2012, 4:18 am
noted
 

Robert O (12)
Tuesday May 8, 2012, 12:05 pm
I agree and the sooner the better, but like Roseann D. alluded to, I don't know how much of it they'd want returned since it's all completely ruined and unrecognizable.
 
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