Hello Aquarian, good to see you around and thanks for adding some information to this discussion. Yeah I was just reading more details, $1,000 checks is definitely an insult, although, how long has this case been under work, and why should we expect now that the US government would settle anything remotely fair concerning Indigenous lands. Out of 750 treaties, how many of these were not broken, how many were mutual signed agreements, and how many were not deviously revised before the ink dryed? How many counts have there been of US government trying to abolish Tribal government entities/courts/rights/territories. With casino gaming being one of the main sources to fund tribal sovereignty, even that has been under attack in recent years and I will expect much more in the future. Its appealing to the US government to have state run casinos more now than ever.
"The House Commerce and
Labor Committee held a hearing
on several gaming expansion
bills at the end of February.
Advocates for a racino bill
argue that slot machines at
Canterbury Park in Shakopee and
Running Aces in Anoka County
would generate $125 million
annually. This revenue, which
would take two years to
generate, is proposed to be used
to help rural Minnesota, earlychildhood
development of bioscience and
medical technology, the state’s
general fund, and recreational
facilities, such as a new Vikings
Additional gaming expansion
legislation introduced included,
electronic pull tabs in bars, slot
machines at the Minneapolis-
Saint Paul International Airport,
and a racetrack outside the Twin
Although gaming expansion
bills are introduced in the
Legislature almost every session
with no avail, these bills are
gaining support this year due to
the state’s multi-billion dollar
If something gets passed, 3billion is a death note.http://www.millelacsojibwe.org/NewspaperPDF/newsMarch2010.pdf
paper I get, and regular source of mine for ndn news.
Aquatank, I'd like to see that UN report thats for sure!
Was just reading online 'Washington Update on Indian Tribal
Housing Legislation and Policy Developments'http://www.naihc.net/NAIHC/files/ccLibraryFiles/Filename/000000002539/NAIHC-2010-Legislative-Conference-Moorehead.pdf
South Dakota has some of the worst if not the worst living conditions
for American Indians. Other tribes as well could be donating more to
lift some of their burdens. I know Mystic Lake here in Minnesota donated more than
44,000,000 last year, 1million to the SD communities...which was atleast nice to see.
Considering Mystic Lake gives their band memebers some 1million each a yr in per cap,
they are another souix community that could be doing even more.
I'd just like to see more indian communities working together I guess.
To be divided more is not in our favor.