The tidal pool was along what would be the inland sea.
Carl was the first organized entity to touch ‘land’, you see.
US should return stolen land to Indian tribes, says United Nations
A United Nations
investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination.
James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples
, said no member of the US Congress
would meet him as he investigated the part played by the government in the considerable difficulties faced by Indian tribes.
Anaya said that in nearly two weeks of visiting Indian reservations, indigenous communities in Alaska and Hawaii, and Native Americans now living in cities, he encountered people who suffered a history of dispossession of their lands and resources, the breakdown of their societies and “numerous instances of outright brutality, all grounded on racial discrimination”.
“It’s a racial discrimination that they feel is both systemic and also specific instances of ongoing discrimination that is felt at the individual level,” he said.
Anaya said racism extended from the broad relationship between federal or state governments and tribes down to local issues such as education.
“For example, with the treatment of children in schools both by their peers and by teachers as well as the educational system itself; the way native Americans and indigenous peoples are reflected in the school curriculum and teaching,” he said.
“And discrimination in the sense of the invisibility of Native Americans in the country overall that often is reflected in the popular media. The idea that is often projected through the mainstream media and among public figures that indigenous peoples are either gone or as a group are insignificant or that they’re out to get benefits in terms of handouts, or their communities and cultures are reduced to casinos, which are just flatly wrong.”
Close to a million people live on the US’s 310 Native American reservations. Some tribes have done well from a boom in casinos on reservations but most have not.
Anaya visited an Oglala Sioux reservation where the per capita income is around $7,000 a year, less than one-sixth of the national average, and life expectancy is about 50 years.
In fact, the OLDEST tribes in contact here where I live we have both success and failure, just like real life. There is gambling ownership, and reservations which seem like other nations, where attempts to recover objects not being paid for (like, by a year) are blocked by the tribes and the collectors can only shrug. People who do nothing or little and people who do ok and people who do well.
You can get massive help or none. Or you can assimilate. You can’t spend your life hunting bison on the plains, and you can’t hunt the forests (easily) for subsistence, but seasonal rules for fish and game may not apply to you. I can’t roam the plains hunting for bison either, and I’d rather do that as well. Much rather.
You can clam though as many eastern tribes did, and you can fish year round via means more assured of results as opposed to sport, and barred to non indians.
But life is what you make it.
I did not deprive the Indians of their way of life. I wish you could still live that way somewhere around the USA. If you could, I WOULD DO IT MYSELF. But I bet I would be turned away. Guess why.
So -Fuck off, UN.
Of course, you realize that this conclusion means if we cannot return the lands the bible to the Hurrians, Hyksos, Mitanni and such, that leaves ONLY THE JEWS as the next in line somewhere (depending on the argument you follow) between 2100-1200 BC. After all, UN, they also are a “people who suffered a history of dispossession of their lands and resources, the breakdown of their societies and “numerous instances of outright brutality, all grounded on racial discrimination”.
How much more irrelevant, stupid and pointless is the UN going to become?