I worked for and support Indian Sovereignty, if that means they are self sufficient, not dependent on the tax payers of the American Government. However, the origins of these tribes are questionable, plus the country's tax payers have to pay for the nearly half million acres that has been given to the Indians this year alone and taken off the tax roll.
Plus, the Indians lost the American Indian Wars and to the victor goes the spoils, so they should consider themselves very lucky. Most governments just eliminate their enemy. Unfortunately, the BIA is using these people's desire to be independent as a way to have authority over natural resources and the Indians might want to reconsider dealing with a government that has broken most of its treaties with Indians in the past.
We have two Coos County commissioners working to acquiesce their responsibility as representatives of Coos County citizens and give that authority to local Indian Tribes. The Tribal Twosome, Cribbins and Sweet, refuse to release a questionnaire given to them from the tribe, so one wonders what they are telling the tribe that they won't tell us? What backroom deals are being made in the name of the people?.....Rob T.
2014 has been a year of continued progress when it comes to the Obama Administration’s trust relationship with the Nation’s first people. We’ve seen the beginnings of a transformation on Indian education reform, progress on energy and economic development, and the Administration is working to address climate change impacts on Tribal Nations. The Department of the Interior put together a video that highlights some of this ongoing work in Indian Country.
Click here to watch “2014: A Year of Progress in Indian Country.”
Director of Digital Strategy
U.S. Department of the Interior
P.S. To watch the conference online, visit www.doi.gov/live starting Wednesday, December 3 beginning at 8:30am EST.
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