Skip to comments.Obama: More US can do to help Native Americans
Posted on 06/13/2014 6:31:45 PM PDT by don-o
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday became only the third U.S. sitting president in eight decades to set foot in Indian Country, encountering both the wonder of Native American culture and the struggle of tribal life on a breeze-whipped afternoon in the prairie. Amid snapping flags and colorful, befeathered dancers, Obama declared that there was more the U.S. could do to help Native Americans.
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Yeah, owning casinos is such a struggle.
Poor Indians! They have enough troubles without Obama “helping” them.
You mean like....
Not importing tens of millions of Central and South Americans illegally to compete with them?
Used to be that Navajos could get blue collar jobs in places like Flagstaff, Gallup, Albuquerque, even Salt Lake. Forget it! It's now 100% Mexican.
Or how 'bout not outsourcing tens of millions of jobs to China that could have been located on the Rez? Seen any toasters being manufactured in Kayenta, you dirtbag racist bigot you Mr. Obama?
This is really hilarious. This clown runs out to Injun country to do a sob fest about righting the wrongs inflicted by the Evil Palefaces?
How bout owning up to the unrelenting damage to tribal livelihoods that you inflicted Mr. Obama because the people you DID send the jobs to....weren't white. And they are foreigners. Who you favor over us Palefaces, AND the Indians.
BTW....ask the Apache how they feel about Mexicans becoming the majority in places like Southern Arizona and New Mexico.
From the people who sent Mexican Army officers off cliffs tied to burning wagons, you might get a surprising answer, dimbulb.
For starters — close the reservations and dismantle the Native American “nations.”
A full assimilation is LONG overdue.
Crap. What he is really saying is; “We are from the Government and are here to help you.”
Indian Wars ll ?
He does not need to try and get any Democrat votes on any Reservation. Take it from me (a true American Indian) all most all tribes are Democrat voters ,I’d say up to 90% or even more. My tribe is pretty typical and stand right around the 90% bracket.
Fish Hawk of he Yurok Tribe in N. Calif. (The largest tribe in all of California)
It would be interesting to see a breakdown on the millions upon millions of dollars given to the Native Indians over the 100 plus years. Its like a sink hole; the money goes to the Indian organizations and leaders and, like a sink hole, it disappears and there in nothing to show for it.
Yeah, only 2.3 million acres for 850 people—and they apparently can’t make a go o it on their own!
Native Americans should run from obama’s help like the plague.
that is the standard flippant statement of most white people that do not have a clue as to reservation life.
except for the billions that came up missing years back that no one has any idea where it could have gone. Indian trust billions held for them by the US government. They are paying it back now as the Natives won the Cobel (sp?) law suit. BILLIONS
The only thing that really matters is that Obama will make the Washington Redskins change their name.
But Barack and Michelle understand their struggles -
“They talked about the challenges of living in two worlds of being both native and American,” Obama said, an echo of his own observations in the past about being the son of a Kenyan father growing up in a white society.
“Some bright young people like the ones we met today might look around them and sometimes wonder if the United States really is thinking about them, caring about them and has a place for them, too,” he said. “I said, you know, Michelle and I know what it feels like sometimes to go through tough times. We grew up at times feeling like we were on the outside looking in.”
As he entertained the crowd before Obama’s arrival on the powwow ground, master of ceremonies Anthony Bobtail Bear Sr. raised a hot-button issue in both the nation’s capital and among Native Americans - the name of the city’s professional football team.
“How many of you like the Washington Redskins?” he asked Obama’s entourage. “Eeeeehhhh. Kill ‘em off right away.”
He’ll help like he’s helped the Iraqies. Play golf and fundraiser for his retirement fund.
Who keeps the Indians on the reservation....are they not a free, and proud people? Methinks gubmint handouts keeps them on the plantation...jus’ sayin’, Kemosabee.
That said, MrsSgtBob keeps her Tanto on the reservation...and she loves it!
Poor indians????? They own their land, have btheir own laws and own the natural resources, have casinos and tax free “smoke” shops. The BIA is 90% indian employees (who steal our money and give it to indians. What more do these people want?????
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