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After Years of Oppression US to Pay Out Nearly $1 Billion to Native Americans. Albuquerque, NM — In a historic settlement, Native American tribes have been awarded nearly a billion dollars.

After Years of Oppression US to Pay Out Nearly $1 Billion to Native Americans

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that a settlement was reached with 645 Native American Tribes for the sum of $940 million dollars. The settlement stems from a 1990 lawsuit, which claimed the U.S. government failed to pay its portion of federal contracts for housing, education, law enforcement and healthcare, as well as a number of other support programs. When the federal government failed to meet its obligations, people on the tribal lands were decimated by suffering, according to tribal leaders.

“The federal government’s conduct was not just cruel and wrong, it was illegal,” said Governor Val Panteah Sr. of the Zuni Pueblo. Tribal leaders believe the massive payout to compensate the tribes will assist in combating major issues faced on reservations such as alcoholism, rampant unemployment and almost non-existent healthcare system. Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites. The Native American National Council will offer amnesty to the estimated 240 million illegal white immigrants living in the United States.

Native American Council Offers Amnesty to 240 Million Undocumented Whites

At a meeting on Friday in Taos, New Mexico, Native American leaders weighed a handful of proposals about the future of the United State’s large, illegal European population. After a long debate, NANC decided to extend a road to citizenship for those without criminal records or contagious diseases. “We will give Europeans the option to apply for Native Citizenship,” explained Chief Sauti of the Nez Perce tribe. “To obtain legal status, each applicant must write a heartfelt apology for their ancestors’ crimes, pay an application fee of $5,000, and, if currently on any ancestral Native land, they must relinquish that land to NANC or pay the market price, which we decide.

“Any illegal European who has a criminal record of any sort, minus traffic and parking tickets, will be deported back to their native land. 10 Quotes From a Oglala Lakota Chief That Will Make You Question Everything A... By Wisdom Pills / wisdompills.com Luther Standing Bear was an Oglala Lakota Sioux Chief who, among a few rare others such as Charles Eastman, Black Elk and Gertrude Bonnin occupied the rift between the way of life of the Indigenous people of the Great Plains before, and during, the arrival and subsequent spread of the European pioneers.

10 Quotes From a Oglala Lakota Chief That Will Make You Question Everything A...

Raised in the traditions of his people until the age of eleven, he was then educated at the Carlisle Indian Industrial Boarding School of Pennsylvania, where he learned the english language and way of life. (Though a National Historical Landmark, Carlisle remains a place of controversy in Native circles.) Like his above mentioned contemporaries, however, his native roots were deep, leaving him in the unique position of being a conduit between cultures. Women Are Sacred: 11 Native American Quotes About Women. The cycle of life for the woman is the baby, girl, woman, and grandmother.

Women Are Sacred: 11 Native American Quotes About Women

These are the four directions of life. She has been given by natural laws, the ability to reproduce life. The most sacred of all things is life. Therefore, all men should treat her with dignity and respect. Never was it our way to harm her mentally or physically. I will treat women in a sacred manner. In our traditional ways, the woman is the foundation of the family. I will refrain from any form of emotional or physical abuse.

I will treat all women as if they were my own female relatives. 2- Treat every woman from the tiniest child to the oldest one with respect at all times. 10 Quotes From A Sioux Indian Chief That Will Make You Question Everything Ab... There were very few Native American leaders who were able to occupy the rift that was created between the traditional way of life for the indigenous cultures and the new way of life forced upon them by the arrival of European pioneers and explorers.

10 Quotes From A Sioux Indian Chief That Will Make You Question Everything Ab...

However, that doesn’t mean it never happened. People like Black Elk, Charles Eastman, and Gertrude Bonnin knew what life was like in the Great Plains before the Europeans arrived and they saw what it was like afterwards as well. Another prominent figure who lived through the transition is Luther Standing Bear. He was an Oglala Lakota Sioux Chief who was raised in the traditions of his people until he was 11, he was then educated at the Carlisle Indian Industrial Boarding School of Pennsylvania, where he learned how to speak english and learned the European way of life.

(Carlisle is recognized as a National Historic Landmark, but still remains as a place of controversy in Native circles.) H/T Wisdom Pills Image: Kirby Sattler. White man went wrong. John Hollow Horn. 8 Things The History Books Don't Tell Us About Native People. 10 things. Warriors. Chief seattle. Never surrender. Apache blessing. Cherokee proverb.

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