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Obama Pledges To Help Native Americans: 'You Will Not Be Forgotten'
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/dcnow/2009/11/obama-pledges-help-to-native-americans.html ^ | November 05th 2009

Posted on 11/05/2009 9:53:23 AM PST by Steelfish

Edited on 11/05/2009 10:41:08 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Obama Pledges To Help Native Americans: 'You Will Not Be Forgotten'

President Obama told Native American tribal leaders this morning that they had a friend in the White House who would work to ensure that the federal government would now meet their needs.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: native

1 posted on 11/05/2009 9:53:25 AM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

No Victim Group Left Un-Pimped.


2 posted on 11/05/2009 9:54:06 AM PST by the invisib1e hand (Fight for it or lose it.)
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To: Steelfish

Bailout the indians?? They’re pretty much a welfare case and we’ve been bailing them out for years.


3 posted on 11/05/2009 9:55:37 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Steelfish

More free booze and give them more permits for casinos in exchange for Democrat party donations.


4 posted on 11/05/2009 9:58:30 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Steelfish

I am part native-American.

I have spent time on a reservation amidst hopeless drug/alcohol addictions and third rate veterinary care, oops I meant Obama-style government health care.

Obama’s recession is a profound economic depression on the reservations.


5 posted on 11/05/2009 9:58:56 AM PST by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Steelfish
Obama acknowledged that the federal government had a history of making promises to Native Americans then failing to fulfill its word.

What year are we in? 1890?

6 posted on 11/05/2009 9:59:24 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: Steelfish

Anyone born in this country is a native American. Meet our needs BO!


7 posted on 11/05/2009 9:59:44 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: Steelfish

Forgot our troops, didn’t he!


8 posted on 11/05/2009 9:59:49 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Steelfish

Translation: America sucks. But I’m here to make good.


9 posted on 11/05/2009 9:59:55 AM PST by nhwingut (The media's love affair with Obama reminds me of a dog humping a telephone pole.)
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To: Steelfish
>“We’re not going to go through the motions and pay tribute to each other, then furl up the flags and go our separate ways,” Obama said.

Isn't that ideally what they are supposed to want?

To be left alone?

10 posted on 11/05/2009 10:00:00 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Gay marriage has now lost in every state _31 in all_ in which it has been put to a popular vote.)
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To: Steelfish

President Obama hosted a major gathering of the American Indian Nation. The President spoke for almost an hour on his future plans for increasing every Native American’s present standard of living. He referred to his career as a U.S. Senator, how he had said “YES” for every Indian issue that came to his desk for approval. Although Obama was vague on the details of his plan, he seemed most enthusiastic about his future ideas for helping his “red sisters and brothers”.

At the conclusion of his speech, the Tribes presented the President with a plaque inscribed with his new Indian name -”Walking Eagle”. The proud President then departed in his motorcade, waving to the crowds. A news reporter later inquired to the groups chiefs of how they came to select of the new name given to the President.
They explained that “Walking Eagle” is a name given to a bird so full of sh#t it can no longer fly!


11 posted on 11/05/2009 10:00:19 AM PST by USAF70 (America is not 'governed' by the President or Congress. America is governed by the U.S.Constitution.)
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To: Steelfish

All hail the great Chief Walking Eagle.


12 posted on 11/05/2009 10:00:27 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Steelfish

What a load of BS! The native Americans are just migrated Europeans, just like the rest of us! Actually they are migrated Eurasians who crossed a frozen Bering Strait and squatted on the land also.

My children are half native American and in no way feel victiized by anybody because they were taught REAL history and not the socialized version being pimped in public schools today playing blame and victimization games with the heads of our children.


13 posted on 11/05/2009 10:01:17 AM PST by RowdyFFC (The opinion of a wise Welshtino woman...)
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To: USAF70

Beat me by 8 seconds!


14 posted on 11/05/2009 10:02:04 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("When France chides you for appeasement, you know you're scraping bottom." --Charles Krauthammer)
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To: Steelfish

Gee, the federal gubbermint has done such a wonderful job of “taking care of their needs” in the past...

Government dependency is a deadly addiction.


15 posted on 11/05/2009 10:02:16 AM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

16 posted on 11/05/2009 10:02:46 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Conservatives didn't send a message to Republicans in NY-23 -The GOP sent a message to conservatives)
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To: Steelfish
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17 posted on 11/05/2009 10:04:32 AM PST by ansel12 (Scozzafava/Romney 2012)
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To: MortMan

18 posted on 11/05/2009 10:04:45 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Conservatives didn't send a message to Republicans in NY-23 -The GOP sent a message to conservatives)
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To: Steelfish

Anyone born in the USA is a native ....


19 posted on 11/05/2009 10:04:49 AM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Steelfish

Then he congratulated them on their assistance with the environment by never coming up with the wheel. And he praised their endangered species work preserving headlice.


20 posted on 11/05/2009 10:06:07 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: SkyDancer

21 posted on 11/05/2009 10:07:01 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Conservatives didn't send a message to Republicans in NY-23 -The GOP sent a message to conservatives)
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To: ansel12

Is anyone now surprised that one of Barry’s commie picks to operate out of the Whote HOuse, Van Jones, has shouted ‘give them the wealth, no more broken treaties, give them the wealth’ ... these race baiting commies in the White HOuse want to foment as much hate and division as they can drum up, to cover their campaign to end the Republic and establish an iron fisted federal oligarchy which will piss on all races and creeds equally, except those who have aided and abetted the commie takeover, like SEIU, the greenies, and social justice criminals like ACORN.


22 posted on 11/05/2009 10:08:22 AM PST by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Although it’s true that back in the beginnings of our Republic Indians were treated harshly by our government - but - to read their history, they treated each other the same way - killing, slavery, etc. It was the DOI that hyphenated Americans. We’re the only country to do so.


23 posted on 11/05/2009 10:14:59 AM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Steelfish

The tribes may find that government interest in them extends to their gaming profits as a tax item. Let no tax source go untapped is a Democrat mantra.


24 posted on 11/05/2009 10:17:14 AM PST by RicocheT
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To: Steelfish

Obama’s Indian name is “man-with-head-up-@$$”


25 posted on 11/05/2009 10:20:11 AM PST by libs_kma (If you RAM it down our throats in 2009, we're going to SHOVE it up your "donkey" in 2010!!!!!)
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To: Steelfish; All
Don't get your panties in a bunch folks. Almost every president in the last fifty years has said the same thing. What you need to be worried about is that this one wants to bring your healthcare down to reservation standards. And please try to keep the Indian bashing down to a minimum here. We don't all have casinos, we don't all drink, thousands of us have moved off the rez and have jobs just like you and pay taxes. Most of us have accepted your God and worship Him. Most of us love Old Glory and this great country.
26 posted on 11/05/2009 10:21:12 AM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: Steelfish
Oklahoma indian casino Pictures, Images and Photos

You might want to get out of the 19th century Obama...

27 posted on 11/05/2009 10:24:04 AM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: Steelfish

I’ll bet they’ve heard that song and dance before.


28 posted on 11/05/2009 10:29:57 AM PST by Dapper 26
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To: Steelfish
ensure that the federal government would now meet their needs

Yes the only group he hasn't promised to squander taxpayer funded largesse on is the taxpayers.

29 posted on 11/05/2009 10:30:33 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Steelfish

“You Will Not Be Forgotten”

Just ignored (as usual) - no cabinet posts, no Supreme Court consideration, no ambassadorships ....

... but you won’t be forgotten!


30 posted on 11/05/2009 10:40:20 AM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: Steelfish
'You Will Not Be Forgotten'

What a strange statement. It sounds like they'll be gone soon...as in 'gone but not forgotten'...what exactly are his plans for the Indians?

31 posted on 11/05/2009 10:48:11 AM PST by Moltke (DOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the Big House - HOPE will get you 4 to 8 in the White House.)
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To: Steelfish

Tanto, what say you about the _resident’s speech? Hmm, Kemosabe, sounds like he lying. How can you tell, Tanto? Hmm Kemosabe, his lips moving...


32 posted on 11/05/2009 10:55:25 AM PST by OriginalChristian (If you can't get LIFE right, nothing else you think or say matters...)
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To: FormerACLUmember

My wife is native also.

Do the tribes know the dems are behind this crap?

WE went to see Chief Crazy Horse monument in the Black Hills. Beautiful.


33 posted on 11/05/2009 10:56:49 AM PST by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: RicocheT

The tribes have almost all of the uranium in the states.

That will be key in the future.


34 posted on 11/05/2009 10:58:22 AM PST by devistate one four (Back by popular demand: America love or leave it (GTFOOMC) TET68)
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To: Sacajaweau

What you say is true but is that worse than giving billions of dollars to countries around the world that hate our guts and send suicide bomber here to blow us up. And the billions more we give to banana republics in central and South America that are commie dictator regimes? What the Indians get is mere pennies compared to those. And lastly, why did you pick an Indian name as your screen name?


35 posted on 11/05/2009 11:03:58 AM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: the invisib1e hand
No Victim Group Left Un-Pimped.

I was thinking something similar. I FINALLY know what Obama’s major problem is and that his real goal is to be liked. He wants everyone to like him. I believe it goes back to his childhood. He probably urned for attention and nurturing and he never got it. I think that is a big problem for him and could be the reason for some of his actions.

36 posted on 11/05/2009 11:34:28 AM PST by napscoordinator
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To: fish hawk

Right on! Many of them, for a very long time, have also fought for this country right along with non-Indians. Although I’m not Indian myself; there is a lot I can admire in them as a whole, as well as many individually!

I had a few friends that were Indian. One I worked with and some I was in school with, and some who brought their kids to a day-care I worked for! The one I worked with gave me a lot of valuable insights into what it was to be Indian. Not in so many words at once, but what I gleaned in many conversations! We had many similarities.

Both of us were mothers of teens, both close to the same age, both of us had families with drinking or drug problems, both of us had troubles with spouses or boy friends in the past, etc..


37 posted on 11/05/2009 11:37:03 AM PST by dsutah
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To: Steelfish

Dude. If I was any of my Indian friends, I’d RUN for the nearest exit. “Help” from the Democrats/Socialists for Indians is NOT what they need. Welfare in any form is a society-killing, photo-opping travesty.


38 posted on 11/05/2009 11:38:01 AM PST by redhead (They are running SCARED, folks! :o) Check out the Halfbaked Sourdough at mukluk.wordpress.com)
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To: dsutah
An Indian funny: A news man was talking to a very elderly Indian and asked him what he thought about daylight savings time. The old chief said, Only a government could cut one foot off of the top of my blanket and sew it onto the bottom and tell me that my blanket is longer. LOL
39 posted on 11/05/2009 11:42:47 AM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: SkyDancer

Not all of them. The Plains tribes had a tradition of counting coup, basically playing tag instead of killing each other.

Why all the hatred for Native Americans? I’m a Cherokee who has proudly never accepting any money from any white politician. I pulled myself out of the reservation (the stories are true, mostly drunks and drug addicts) and am now a successful writer in New York. The only killing I do is to the egos of the hoards of lib-tards who surround me every day with my witty barbs and charismatic rhetoric.

I don’t think any of todays whites are responsible for what happened to Native Americans, but you got to admit they got a pretty raw deal back in the day, haha.


40 posted on 11/05/2009 11:49:00 AM PST by DeadpanWalking
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To: the invisib1e hand
"No Victim Group Left Un-Pimped."

Amen, brother!

ANOTHER apology for America; another promise of taxpayer debt to be added so he can buy more votes.

His lying knows no bounds, claiming the largest gathering in History, as usual, he is The Messiah, so we cannot question his "facts", or be called racists if we do (I guess I am a racist, once again!)

" Omaha Tribe encampment at the Indian Congress

The Indian Congress occurred from August 4 to October 31, 1898 in Omaha, Nebraska, in conjunction with the Trans-Mississippi International Exposition. Occurring within a decade of the end of the Indian Wars, the Indian Congress was the largest gathering of American Indian tribes of its kind to that date. Over 500 members of 35 different tribes attended, including the Apache chief Geronimo, who was being held at Fort Sill as a United States prisoner of war.

---Wikepedia

41 posted on 11/05/2009 11:59:23 AM PST by traditional1 ("don't gots to worry 'bout no mo'gage. Don't gots to buy no gas...Obama, he gonna take care o' me")
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To: DeadpanWalking

I agree - I don’t know why all the hatred for Indians (I have several Indian friends who tell me it’s best to call them by their tribe names rather than NA’s) - I’ve read lots of stories about how the early settlers abused the local Indians (stuff you don’t read in public government schools - I was home schooled) .....


42 posted on 11/05/2009 12:05:05 PM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: DeadpanWalking

ps - they also gave me an Indian name of “Janey Sky Girl” ....


43 posted on 11/05/2009 12:06:08 PM PST by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Steelfish

“You Will Not Be Forgotten...”

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...in our ongoing and active program to “get even” with whitey.

I believe the race Marxist’s exact words were:

“Its OUR time now.”


44 posted on 11/05/2009 12:11:35 PM PST by EyeGuy
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To: RicocheT

Sorry Rick
I pay income taxes on my gaming profits.


45 posted on 11/05/2009 5:10:43 PM PST by deadsteve
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