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    dangerous floater Winehole23's Avatar
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    President Obama signed legislation in December 2010 authorizing payment for a similar, though far larger, settlement for Indians. That money, totaling $3.4 billion, has not been distributed because of several pending lawsuits.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/14/us...an-tribes.html

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    let's pink Avante Blake's Avatar
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    I didn't realize they were still called Indians

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    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 ElNono's Avatar
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    So what's the incentive to stop such mismanagement in the future?
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    I figure I may as well get in in this. I think I'm 3/32 Indian. May as well get some of my tax dollars back.

    Did I hear correct? maybe $25,000 a year? I didn't read the link yet, but heard a short part of this on the news. That you had to be 1/32nd Indian to qualify.

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    Believe.
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    I think I'm 3/32 Indian.
    The Europeans screwed the Indians in many senses of the word.

    People thinks it's cool to claim "I'm 1/x Cherokee or Apache or etc", but none of them would want to be 1/1 Indian.

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    dangerous floater Winehole23's Avatar
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    I didn't realize they were still called Indians
    Me too neither. Nomenclature is a stitch.

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    dangerous floater Winehole23's Avatar
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    So what's the incentive to stop such mismanagement in the future?
    If the settlement of the dispute can be drawn out over a hundred years and settled for pennies on the dollar?

    None whatsoever, absent any moral or ethical concern to repair the reputation of the USA or the estates of abused trustees.

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    Hawaiian trust lands have also been subject to thousands of "infringing" uses by government and private interests according to the Interior Department's own report of a generation ago.

    wonder what's up there? is there any recognized native nation there, or did the vote for statehood make it passe?

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