Skip to comments.Could the U.S. give up Mount Rushmore? Iconic site is on list of 'sacred land' UN says
Posted on 05/05/2012 8:03:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
A UN human official is urging the U.S. to turn over control of lands considered to be sacred to Native Americans, including the site of the Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, unveiled his recommendations in Geneva on Friday after completing a 12-day visit to the U.S. where he met with representatives of indigenous peoples in six states.
The fact-finder also had a chance to meet members of the Obama administration and briefed the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs, but no member of Congress agreed to meet with him.
For over a century, he said, the government had seized lands and resources from Native Americans, removed children from their families and communities, caused the loss of languages, broke treaties with tribes and oppressed the indigenous peoples on the grounds of racial discrimination.
Mount Rushmore, a popular tourist attraction, is located in the Black Hills, which the Sioux tribes consider to be sacred and have territorial claims to based on an 1868 treaty.
Shortly after that treaty was signed, gold was discovered in the region, and the U.S. Congress eventually passed a law taking over the land.
'I'm talking about restoring to indigenous peoples what obviously they're entitled to and they have a legitimate claim to in a way that is not divisive but restorative,' Mr Anaya said.
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I say we take over the UN building in New Yuck, turn it into a gun range, and boot those idjits the hell out of America. Free range passes to all indigenous Americans, half price shooting for everybody else on weekends.
Who’s with me?
Agenda 21 .... anybody???
Speaking for myself and almost every American I know, or have
ever known ; “ SCREW THE UN “.
As opposed to Erectus Homo who made a point of arriving fashionably late...
Eff that. They lost.
Sort of like Islam destroying all the Buddha statues.
repartions have been made. request denied. please refer any further requests to the Spaniards.
Why would he be allowed in the US for such a mission?
U N ... eat Sxxx - and keep your f’n troops off OUR land and take
the Kenyan with you when we get somebody with the courage to
kick your commie asses outa here. I hear there is plenty of land
available in Siberia and probably at a good price.
This bugs me, I mean, who really knows who came over here first. I believe, and it seems that there is some evidence, that ancient people got around more than we think they did. If we go by the Kennewick Man, Whitey has been running around North America along with the American Indians and so on. I know, and it is a shame the American Indians got the short end of the stick, I know what it is like, my Jewish ancestors in Russia had bad things happen too but we need to get over that and live life as it is today. Sure we remember and remember we must so we can say “never again,” but this victimhood card that is played is really a way to redistribute wealth as well as put the progressives in control over the rest of us. We need to tell the UN to go play in traffic.
That is a photo of a Homo Insaneous... the “erectus” part is entirely questionable.
This is a “catcher pig assorious”!
Ahhhhhhhhhhhh Shiite. Don’t scare me like that. You gotta give us some kind of warning before you do that or a Helen Thomas creep shot. Sheesh I thought there was a posted rule about that somewhere around here. Let me dig around see if I find anything.
I just spit a mouthful of water.
Thankfully Americans are too smart to elect anyone President who considers himself to be a “citizen of the world”....
Sure, NOW they’re all worried about property rights.
America would be better off giving up the U.N.
Let the GSA have the U.N, building as an “event planning center”.
Tell the U.N. to take a hike and quit pretending it has jurisdiction or authority to make such asinine pronouncements.
...and I am ready anytime you want to try it!
Man. No kidding...
I have been interested in archaeology and anthropology for over 25 years and I am unaware Homo Erectus ever lived in North America.
Moreover, just about every large nation has an issue with what to do with indigenous people who once owned land that a majority took over.
It isn't just America or Canada. There are little tribes all over the planet that are dealing with how to keep their land and culture.
Plus, early American Indians were stone age hunters and warriors who were often constantly at war with each other, killing and torturing their enemies. These tribes often destroyed neighboring groups to take over THEIR land.
It wasn't romantic "Dancing with Wolves" kind of life.
If this UN Bureaucrat had lived then he would probably be the first one scalped.
Just a bunch of old white guys.
Absolutely not. Never.
I do fear, however, that our Dear Leader will bow and scrape his way into submission. Sadly, it wouldn’t surprise me.
LOL!! What you said. :)
Don’t most all of us, like the Blue-eyed Squaw from Massachusetts, have a little Indian blood in us?
“I say we take over the UN building in New Yuck, turn it into a gun range, and boot those idjits the hell out of America. Free range passes to all indigenous Americans, half price shooting for everybody else on weekends.
Whos with me?”
Aye Aye, Captain!
You just ruined a lot of keyboards with that one Joe, shame on you. :)
“Why would he be allowed in the US for such a mission?”
He probably lives here. His mission has nothing to do with Indian sensibilities and evertything to do with to do with ceding everything around us to the UN who are already riding heard on our own government agencies like the EPA. These busybodies plan to hang around around to pilot spaceship earth after they use the rest of us for fertilizer (These stewards of the environment will probably be eaten by rodents before they even learn to make a campfire).
Anyway, there are a few references to UN Agenda 21 on this thread. Click on the link on Post 11 to get an idea what they’re up to.
What about Americans? Don’t we have any “sacred land”? I mean, what could be more “sacred” to Americans than Mt. Rushmore?
Hey, do you always take the fun out of all parties?
America would be better off giving up the U.N.
Its not just about being “better off”. This is about survival as a sovereign nation. Adenda 21 is economic and cultural warfare being waged upon this nation. Simple as that.
there are a few references to UN Agenda 21 on this thread. Click on the link on Post 11 to get an idea what theyre up to.
Few realize also that federal regulations on the American fishing industry now conform to Agenda 21. This has devastated the industry since about 1996. All around the coast fishermen are going out of business because of this.
In New England, the Gov. of Mass. declared an Economic Disaster because of it. Then in the SE they were actually going to close the ocean for up to 35 yrs.
We are now importing 85% of seafood consumed from VietNam, China, ect
As soon as I quit laughin’..I’m going to bed.
Thanks, I needed it!
If the American people had any sand, this guy would be run over the northern border on a rail, or shot outright. This man is a FOREIGN ENEMY of America and the Constitution.
But our neutered population won't do anything.
I would say exactly what I think of the UN, but that kind of language would get me booted off FR for a week or two, maybe permanently.
By “Native Americans” is meant “Aboriginal Americans”. You know, “Nativism” was once a term for Anti-immigrationists, as they correctly counted themselves as natives, having been born here. More recently, I recall hearing a University of Vermont basketball player being referred to as a “native Vermonter” ( This was the year Vermont made inroads in the NCAA tournament. ) “Well,” I thought, “If he’s a native Vermonter, why isn’t he a Native American?” It’s kind of depressing if you think about it.
And when they came here, they stole the land from somebody else.
From the 2010 Republican Party of Texas Platform, page 29:
“We urge Congress to evict the United Nations from the United States and eliminate any further participation.”
Yes. We do.