Skip to comments.Obama to give Manhattan back to Native Americans
Posted on 12/30/2010 10:55:38 AM PST by re_tail20
President Obama is voicing support for a U.N. resolution that could accomplish something as radical as relinquishing some U.S. sovereignty and opening a path for the return of ancient tribal lands to American Indians, including even parts of Manhattan.
The issue is causing alarm among legal experts.
In recent remarks at the White House during a "tribal nations conference," Obama endorsed the "United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People," which includes a sweeping declaration that "indigenous peoples have a right to lands and resources they traditionally occupied or otherwise used" but that later were acquired by occupying forces.
Read the scoop on the United Nations, in "The Beast on the East River"
"U.N. resolutions like this claiming amorphous rights can be a stalking horse for future attempts to have international courts enforce broad interpretations of those rights at the expense of American sovereignty," Theodore Frank, a fellow with the Center for Legal Policy at the Manhattan Institute, a leading public policy think tank in New York City, told WND.
Academic legal experts indicate that American Indians during the Carter era first drew up plans for reacquisition of lost tribal lands, setting the stage for the U.N. resolution that Obama is embracing. The feasibility study, eyeing 650 million acres of federally owned land in the U.S., was conducted by the Indian Education Institute at Eastern Oregon State, one expert recalled for WND.
"Re-purchase would restore land back to its original owners thus strengthening tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction over its people and land," Julianne Jennings Nottoway, a professor of anthropology at Pima Community College in Tuscon, Ariz., said. "Also, it would allow tribes the opportunity to develop socially, politically and economically as competitors as nation-states within a global context under the act of self-determination."
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Obama to give Manhattan back to Native Americans?
Manhattan does not belong to the federal government and certainly not to the UN.
It isn’t Obama’s or the UN’s either!
Peter Minuit bought it fair and square.
The question is how is indigenous defined? Many American Indians think they are indigenous to this continent for example, but archaeology has proven them wrong about that in certain areas.
I won’t even begin to try and decide who’s indigenous in the parts of Europe and Asia who have been overrun countless times by invasion.
The UN is engaged on an all out assualt on this Country.
Why we allow it to continue is beyond me.
By reason of this UN farce do Mexicans have legal title to the areas occupied by Americans as a result of the Mexican-American War? The current occupant of the White House, due to his hatred of this country and its people, may just authorize transfer of title.
So the Jews get Israel?
You don't expect that to stand in the way of der Fuhrer 0bama, do you?
This is utterly laughable. What a collection of incompetent buffoons we have occupying positions of authority.
“Indigenous” is the new “aryan” ... indigenous supremacy has taken hold of the far left, and with it have come all the inevitable fascist consequences of any “racial supremacy” movement.
Good, Give half the mid east back to the Christians and Jews, Pakistan back to the sikhs....and whoever else mohammet displaced.
Oops that would spell the dissolution of the OIC’s “UN”...
AS a person who has indian ancestors, and ancestors in USA for more than 400 yrs, it isn’t possible to fix the past. Obama is more interested in destroying America by any means possible. ZERO is a DIVISIVE MAN, and he is using REPERATIONS, PAST ETHNIC PROBLEMS, NATIVE AMERICANS, BLACKS,RACISM, and any other national crisis, as well as FINANCIAL TERRORISM to deceive and accomplish his agenda.
Zero never came to help, and the sooner we get that, along with his lies about being a christian we will all be better off. The Bible says ‘you will know them by their fruits (actions)”...and we have already seen his actions.
The first Cro-Magnon family that walks up my driveway and asks (in English) to have my house can have it.
As a Native American, I do not recognize Obama’s right of ownership over Manhattan for him to ‘give’ it to anyone. This is highly insulting to Native Americans and dare I say, a racist move on Obama’s part.
Interesting. Haven’t thought about it in those terms. You have a point.
“So the Jews get Israel?”
Good point, but we all know the left, in its many incarnations, including the UN, has an infinite capacity for talking out of both sides of its mouth-simultaneously.
So? That hasn’t stopped them before from giving away things they don’t own.
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