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2022-04-22 7:21:49 PM  
Slow genocide
 
2022-04-22 7:42:26 PM  
Fighting the long defeat since the first white man set foot on the continent.
 
2022-04-22 8:18:51 PM  
It is one of the problem with democracy: how we treat the disadvantaged minority.
 
2022-04-22 8:24:28 PM  
Locals have tended to mistreat native peoples and compete with them for resources. Not necessarily all, but enough to do damage. Those who live far away are more likely to speak in friendly terms and then fail to deliver, or delegate to locals who abuse the trust.
 
2022-04-22 8:25:56 PM  
That's Crazy Talk!
 
2022-04-22 8:26:37 PM  
It wasn't until I lived in Phoenix that I saw how deeply the racism against Native Americans remains. It's flat insane considering the abuse and screwing the Nations received from our government.

Had one coworker who very calmly and intensely would rant about how "Redskins" (his word) were still stealing white children to steal our country >.>
 
2022-04-22 8:29:04 PM  
We need Federal legislation for voting rights, to not only restore the VRA, but to go further and make voting more accessible to every voter. Unfortunately we have Republicans and Conservative Democrats who are racist and feel that only the "right people" should be voting. If we can, we need to purge the conservatives from the Democratic Party and pass legislation that helps the non-wealthy and minorities for a change.
 
2022-04-22 8:33:52 PM  
You know, the indigenous American population is the only population group in the country that is declining as time goes by.
 
2022-04-22 8:36:12 PM  
Have the UN relocate all the whites and other non natives from north america and south america to their ancestral homelands.  And make mixed race people either be assigned as the race they visually present as or have them pick an official race if they are ambiguous.

Problem solved.

People should only live in the areas their ancestors evolved in.  And never migrate.  All the habitable zones are taken.

Make antartica a free zone. If you can survive it is your land.

Race problems solved.  Everybody stays in their zones.
 
2022-04-22 8:36:27 PM  

Jake Havechek: You know, the indigenous American population is the only population group in the country that is declining as time goes by.


That's been part of the plan.
 
2022-04-22 8:38:26 PM  

AmbassadorBooze: Have the UN relocate all the whites and other non natives from north america and south america to their ancestral homelands.  And make mixed race people either be assigned as the race they visually present as or have them pick an official race if they are ambiguous.

Problem solved.

People should only live in the areas their ancestors evolved in.  And never migrate.  All the habitable zones are taken.

Make antartica a free zone. If you can survive it is your land.

Race problems solved.  Everybody stays in their zones.


But the white zone is for loading and unloading only . ....
 
2022-04-22 8:41:40 PM  

Jake Havechek: You know, the indigenous American population is the only population group in the country that is declining as time goes by.


That's crazy. It's one of the fastest growing demographic groups here in Canada.
 
2022-04-22 8:46:59 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: We need Federal legislation for voting rights, to not only restore the VRA, but to go further and make voting more accessible to every voter. Unfortunately we have Republicans and Conservative Democrats who are racist and feel that only the "right people" should be voting. If we can, we need to purge the conservatives from the Democratic Party and pass legislation that helps the non-wealthy and minorities for a change.


I see the "centrists" have arrived to Funny reasonable comments simply because they have the audacity to criticize any Democrats.
 
2022-04-22 8:48:19 PM  
If they would vote republican they wouldn't have this problem.

Just ask my Cherokee buddies here in eastern Oklahoma.

They figured out the formula.
 
2022-04-22 8:57:30 PM  

StatelyGreekAutomaton: Jake Havechek: You know, the indigenous American population is the only population group in the country that is declining as time goes by.

That's crazy. It's one of the fastest growing demographic groups here in Canada.


Canada is different.  See, it all sucks so the native people kinda just got to stay where they were and keep doing native people stuff. In America they had good land so, you know, amscray.
 
2022-04-22 8:57:43 PM  
Early and Often

be sure to tell Republicans of their newly obtained Day to Vote with less at the Polls, Wednesday, Nov. 22nd
 
2022-04-22 8:58:09 PM  
Imagine that, white ppl who love to effuse with their di¢k in hand about the cowboy life suppressing the vote of Native Americans.
 
2022-04-22 8:58:54 PM  

JolobinSmokin: If they would vote republican they wouldn't have this problem.

Just ask my Cherokee buddies here in eastern Oklahoma.

They figured out the formula.


huh?
 
2022-04-22 8:59:40 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: We need Federal legislation for voting rights, to not only restore the VRA, but to go further and make voting more accessible to every voter. Unfortunately we have Republicans and Conservative Democrats who are racist and feel that only the "right people" should be voting. If we can, we need to purge the conservatives from the Democratic Party and pass legislation that helps the non-wealthy and minorities for a change.


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2022-04-22 9:07:28 PM  
In the same way they overlook the populations of farmers in Oregon needing irrigation water?
 
2022-04-22 9:09:44 PM  

HighOnCraic: That's Crazy Talk!


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2022-04-22 9:10:20 PM  

JolobinSmokin: If they would vote republican they wouldn't have this problem.

Just ask my Cherokee buddies here in eastern Oklahoma.

They figured out the formula.


You do know where New Echota is?
 
2022-04-22 9:12:26 PM  

StatelyGreekAutomaton: Jake Havechek: You know, the indigenous American population is the only population group in the country that is declining as time goes by.

That's crazy. It's one of the fastest growing demographic groups here in Canada.


Between COVID and crippling poverty, it is not crazy.  Just really really sad.  But it is more of the same that they have experienced ever since the Mayflower showed up.
 
2022-04-22 9:17:44 PM  

Jake Havechek: You know, the indigenous American population is the only population group in the country that is declining as time goes by.


That's partly because of how they are defined. Tribal membership almost always requires a specific blood quantum, and lots of native people marry outside of their tribe.

For example, my mother was a member of the Lummi nation, as are my uncles. I am not because I'm one generation too far (Grandfather was 1/2). To be fair, I don't have a strong cultural link either, but this sort of stuff also applies broadly and the so there are people who are culturally native but don't meet blood quantum rules either.

I don't know enough to tell you whether native people are declining in population in a more absolute sense than that, but if I was 1/8th Black or Asian I would more likely be seen as multiracial.
 
2022-04-22 9:24:12 PM  

drewsfarkthrowaway: In the same way they overlook the populations of farmers in Oregon needing irrigation water?


Are they prevented from voting?
 
2022-04-22 9:32:19 PM  

drewsfarkthrowaway: In the same way they overlook the populations of farmers in Oregon needing irrigation water?


The ancestors of those farmers should have stolen better land.
 
2022-04-22 9:51:10 PM  

austerity101: DarkSoulNoHope: We need Federal legislation for voting rights, to not only restore the VRA, but to go further and make voting more accessible to every voter. Unfortunately we have Republicans and Conservative Democrats who are racist and feel that only the "right people" should be voting. If we can, we need to purge the conservatives from the Democratic Party and pass legislation that helps the non-wealthy and minorities for a change.

I see the "centrists" have arrived to Funny reasonable comments simply because they have the audacity to criticize any Democrats.


Wasn't me. As often as I have differences with the guy, I agree we'd be in a better place if we had a strong Democratic majority that was devoid of conservatives. Or even just large enough that the conservatives' attempts at sabotage were futile.

Now your comment, that one I funnied.
 
2022-04-22 9:54:16 PM  

vudukungfu: JolobinSmokin: If they would vote republican they wouldn't have this problem.

Just ask my Cherokee buddies here in eastern Oklahoma.

They figured out the formula.

You do know where New Echota is?


You talking' bout the one in Georgia?

I was in Tahlequah a few days ago.
 
2022-04-22 10:14:28 PM  

drewsfarkthrowaway: In the same way they overlook the populations of farmers in Oregon needing irrigation water?


same way women's health issues are deprioritised, right?
 
2022-04-22 11:51:34 PM  

drewsfarkthrowaway: In the same way they overlook the populations of farmers in Oregon needing irrigation water?


Not anyone else's problem they chose to farm land lacking in water.
 
2022-04-23 2:48:57 AM  

adamatari: Jake Havechek: You know, the indigenous American population is the only population group in the country that is declining as time goes by.

That's partly because of how they are defined. Tribal membership almost always requires a specific blood quantum, and lots of native people marry outside of their tribe.

For example, my mother was a member of the Lummi nation, as are my uncles. I am not because I'm one generation too far (Grandfather was 1/2). To be fair, I don't have a strong cultural link either, but this sort of stuff also applies broadly and the so there are people who are culturally native but don't meet blood quantum rules either.

I don't know enough to tell you whether native people are declining in population in a more absolute sense than that, but if I was 1/8th Black or Asian I would more likely be seen as multiracial.


Alas, if the FFV hadn't been so anxious to protect their bloodrights with the whole "descendants of Matoaka" bullshiat, we might not have this problem.

I've never seen any surveys, but I know people, and I'm willing to bet dollars to donuts that at least 90% of the blood quantum rules are a direct response to everyone and their cousin suddenly having an "Indian princess" in their family tree after the Virginia miscegenation laws were passed in the 1910's.

Now Native tribes are trying in their own way to preserve their blood lines, and it's sad. They should be more concerned with the language and folkways, but I'm just a white person and my opinion doesn't matter here.
 
2022-04-23 3:01:57 AM  

houstondragon: It wasn't until I lived in Phoenix that I saw how deeply the racism against Native Americans remains. It's flat insane considering the abuse and screwing the Nations received from our government.

Had one coworker who very calmly and intensely would rant about how "Redskins" (his word) were still stealing white children to steal our country >.>


They always project, don't they. The Supreme Court is hearing a case this year, brackeen, which challenges the Indian child welfare act (icwa). The reason the act was passed was the absurd rate of removal of children from native homes, a sort of residential school 2.0.

There's a lot of worry that the attack on icwa is motivated by undermining tribal sovereignty. The lawsuit is funded by all kinds of shadow money with ties to resource extraction and gaming. I learned about it from the "this land" podcast-grim  and interesting stuff. Fundamentalist evangelicals always seem to form the most toxic partnerships in search of power.
 
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