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ETH 125 Week 6 CheckPoint

ETH 125 Week 6 CheckPoint - tribes self-governance and...

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1. CheckPoint: Legislation Legacy Resource: National Congress of American Indians website at http://www.ncai.org and the Indian Country Today website at http://www.indiancountry.com Post a 200- to 300-word summary of a current issue between Native Americans and the federal government. Identify the legislation you think is linked to the issue, and explain why you think there is a connection. Consult the National Congress of American Indians website, the Indian Country Today website, or another online source for examples of pertinent issues. One current issue and what has been an ongoing issue between Native Americans and the Federal Government is the issue of upholding promises. The Federal government has made many promises over the years and Native Americans feel the government has not followed through in their promises. To be more specific when tribes ceded their land to the government they signed treaties that the government promised to protect the Indians trust lands, allow the
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Unformatted text preview: tribes self-governance, and provide basic social, medical, and educational services for tribal members. According to the National Congress in 2005 it was found the government hasn’t followed through with appropriations to match their obligations. In a study by a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights found there was lower funding for important Native American services compared to other populations of people. Because of these differences the Native American people believe the American government has not followed through on their promises. When it comes to legislation it would have to date all the way back to when Native Americans were forced off their land. It’s because of these issues that the government had to make up for their horrible acts against Native Americans throughout history. As noted in recent studies they have failed in their attempts to make up for has happened....
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