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(Disclaimer: This article by Lori Wallach Boxer is an opinion article, her opinion and analysis, based on a report on Breitbart.com…. you can find the Breitbart article here)

The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, which owns the Foxwoods Resort Casino in southeastern Connecticut, is among federally recognized tribes that, although considered “sovereign nations,” are seeking increased revenues through grants from the U.S. government.
According to the Associated Press, the once billion-dollar Pequot casino empire has, in the past, distributed stipends of more than $100,000 annually to adult tribe members.

Remember that law that was passed in 1988, to permit casino gambling on Indian reservations, the purpose of which was to allow a means for tribes to become self-sufficient in developing their own economies on their “sovereign” land? Do you think a billion-dollar tax-exempt gaming enterprise on tax-free land should be able to fully fund the tribal government? Think again. Looks like them Injuns be in heap big mess! Learn much from pale face. Take and spend. Ask great black leader bail out red man.

Who do these Indians think they are? Retired Federal employees?

How do you lose money with a casino? And the two things that always do well especially when the economy stinks is alcohol sales and gambling! So, I ask again: How do you lose money with a casino?

As “sovereign” nations, they claim to be separate from the laws of the United States, but they sure do want our money to bail them out. They got a real good gig going there, don’t ya think? It’s going to be REAL fun after amnesty and millions of our new “citizens” from south of the border get them some DNC-appointed liberal progressive immigration attorneys to ‘help’ them suddenly realize they’re actually Federally-recognized Apaches, Pueblos, Choctaws or any number of other tribes in the South West. Can’t wait for THAT!

The reservation systems are little more than self-inflicted ghettos. It is a shame that it still exists under the lie of “maintaining their culture.” If they want to “maintain their culture,” they should abstain from electricity, running water, automobiles and all modern mechanizations and conveniences.

The sovereign nation tribal system is yet another of those catastrophic failures that has outlived its purpose. The drop out rate, short life expectancy, high childhood death rate, epidemic of diabetes, high STD rates, rampant alcoholism and drug addiction rates, and domestic violence are all clear testaments to having been stripped of dignity as the result of being carried financially for life. The only conversations that take place between the tribes and the “sovereign’ government of the United States, are more requests for money. Until they have to take care of themselves and make their own way, they will continue to slide down the road to extinction—especially since Elizabeth “Pocohontas” Warren (she of high cheek bones and low IQ) is too old to be birthing more babies to perpetuate the tribe.

This is what happens when you have 100% buy-in to the victim mentality. You have a vast majority of the population blaming someone, or everyone, else for their problems and just sitting around waiting for a handout.

Hmmm … In which two communities does ‘the white man’ of this generation still get blamed for events of hundreds years ago, and the attributes of personal accountability, hard work, self-reliance, self-respect, self-advocacy, independence, and emphasis on education seem like just quaint concepts? Hey … I know … those still on the reservation, and those still on the plantation.

References: Native U.S. Tribes Seek Federal Bailouts to Offset Casino Losses

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  • coastx

    Debauchery rules this planet, and EVERYBODY capitulates. Even native Americans have their price. Money, drugs and sex, anything you want. All you have to do to be worthy to receive is forfeit your mineral and petroleum resources, sovereignty and dignity in perpetuity.

  • Mean Gene

    We took everything from them ….. Sarah is the greatest !!! Don’t be bitter

  • ConcernedMomofAdultGambler

    I usually appreciate your posts. But as a “white person” living on an Indian reservation, I find this post insulting. What makes you think that the culture of the Indians would not have progressed to include “electricity, running water, automobiles and all modern mechanizations and conveniences”??? That’s an incredibly arrogant remark. Native Americans do not just reside on their reservations. They work in the American workplaces because they are AMERICAN CITIZENS. According to you, to be Americans, we should be dressed as pilgrims and eating off the land now because we surely could not have progressed from our original culture either.
    I’ve backed your stand on just about everything. But “gambling” is NOT a Native American money maker. It’s a criminal undertaking by white men continuing to use Native Americans…apparently a regular habit of the priviliged white man. I am heart-broken that the “hand-outs” from the casinos keep the tribes oppressed…just like the handouts from our government keep the people oppressed.
    I think you owe some folks an apology here. Get angry at the people in government who continue to oppress the Native Americans. Do not blame this one on the Native Americans. Living among a very peaceful tribe who only want an opportunity to be proud…after having their land stolen from them…after having to still follow white men’s laws even on their sovereign land…after continually being mistreated by governments (New York state’s government is the worst and should be criminally charged for not honoring federal treaties…Americans should be ashamed!)
    As you can see by my “moniker”…gambling has hit close to home. I originally started using this moniker when I complained about the positive spin media gives to gambling. Mainstream American media promotes lotteries and gambling and rarely if ever tell the truth about the horrible ramifications of gambling…homes destroyed…marriages broken… homes lost…incredibly high incidences of suicide…the who thing should be shut down. But since our world operates only for the love of money…gambling’s here to stay. I’m happy to say my son got help before he lost everything. But he lost an awful lot before that happened. And the American government, in its typical fashion, “allows” tribes to use this method for fund-raising. Ridiculous!
    Please apologize for your inappropriate remarks. Not all Native Americans are failing… and grouping them together as a people group is insulting at best…and just plain wrong at worst.

    • Sagebrush6

      I lived next to a large reservation for years and I will tell you this. 99% of them are too lazy to stand up and move away from their fire water. The majority of them would still be living in teepee’s if the white man hadn’t forced them into stick built housing. Most of them are oppressing them selves with out our help. A few have jobs in the casino’s because they were pushed into it by the tribal fathers. The rest of them could care less. Go out to the reservations and drive around the ghettos and see for your self. They still dump their garbage in the front and back yards. Yep, that’s progress.

      • Sagebrush6…your bigotry and prejudice come shining through big time in your post. There are a LOT of WHITE PEOPLE who “are too lazy to stand up and move away from their fire water”…”oppressing themselves”…”could care less”…live in “ghettos” and ‘still dump their garbage in the front and back yards.” American government gave these people land that has no value…you can’t grow crops on the land…it has no oil underneath…it’s in the middle of nowhere so you can’t set up a business since there’s no traffic to stop by. I live on a reservation where a majority of the Native Americans are working hard… educating their young…looking for a higher standard of living. This group was “forced into stick built housing” by a government that stole their land, burned their already stick-built housing to the ground and flooded their homeland…their religious land…their cemeteries. You, sir, are definitely a picture of the LACK OF PROGRESS in humanity to accept others…to help others…and to build others up. Shame on you!

        • Sagebrush6

          Actually, that’s not true. The reservations I see is very fertile land flush with trees and vegetation plus (now) lots of garbage too. The white people and the Mexicans and Asians that live on these reservations sure make their places look nice. Nuff said.

  • First of all let me tell you something, Jan, I was a fan, but my opinion of this post, the article you reference, and you are very low at this time, to put it politely. And when you said, “get ready to get mad…”, well you are right I did get mad. After reading that derogatory, bigoted, and insulting article by Lori Wallach Boxer my heart is truly saddened
    because I thought we Conservatives were better than that and thought that we always
    took the higher ground contrary to the hate-mongering, race-baiting, minority exploiting left. I see now we harbor so-called Conservatives that are as stereotypically
    mean-spirited as the left portrays us to be.

    Let me tell you something as an American Indian I work as hard as any of my white brothers to put food on my table, I pay so much taxes on my hard earned money that I don’t know how I will pay my taxes this year. I do not get a single dime in “government hand-outs” and whatever little my tribe gets in the form of education, healthcare, or housing benefits from your government I do not get because I make too much money and much of those so-called entitlements are smoke and mirrors because even Indians that need and deserve such benefits are often denied do to some bureaucratic red-tape. Much
    of those “Billions” of dollars are laundered to the political parties or do you not remember the $14 Billion dollars earmarked to help disadvantaged Indians that the Clinton administration “lost”? They never found the money and the Bush administration just wrote it off.

    Maybe thePequot Pequot Pequot Mashantucket Pequot Indian tribe gives a stipend of $100,000 to their adult members (about 785 members in 2005). That is their money that other people willingly spent at their casino, hence they can distribute it as they wish.
    Isn’t that what you so-called Conservatives say about sovereign states – they can govern themselves the way they choose to, so why can’t Indians do the same? It was your Congress that you people elected that gave Indian nations their “sovereignty” (and what’s with the quotes around “sovereign” Ms. Boxer, do you disapprove, resent, or challenge the sovereignty of the Indian people?), which by the way was upheld by your SCOTUS. Aren’t you the same Conservatives that rage about the rule of law when so-called illegal’s do not follow it. Why then do you rage now when Indians are following your rule of law? My tribe and many of the 575 U.S. government recognized tribes do not distribute a
    “stipend” of that amount of money to any of its members, many do not get anything because not all tribes have casinos.

    Why do you think your government gave the Indian nations sovereignty and passed the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988? To benefit Indians? Ha! It was not to do right by the Indians or give them “reparations” (as is popularly believed). It was to get rid of the “Indian Problem” once and for all, to be able to stop paying some Indians a measly amount of welfare, to stop giving them commodities (<< do you even know what that is? Generic food stuff given to Indians because many Indians are well below the poverty
    level), and I think your government thought we would finally drive ourselves into extinction once we were out from under your government's "protection."

    Oh yes and the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988 was not passed for the benefit of the Indians it was passed to appease the States that did not want unregulated gaming inside their borders, and it gave the States control over recognized sovereign nation's activities. It also regulates how we can spend and distribute the profits from our casinos. We are not allowed to go out and by yachts, limos, fancy mansions, and other opulent luxuries that white casino owners can do with their profits. Our casinos are required to put the money back into the health, welfare, and education of our tribal members. In addition, our casinos in California pay a higher tax rate than U.S. Corporations do. I did not know Foxwoods Resort Casino is tax-exempt, we are not.

    "…self-inflicted ghettos"? Please Ms. Boxer tell us "Injuns" when was it exactly that we relegated ourselves to uninhabitable land so far from you civilized people that we had no opportunity, education or hope? When did we devise a reservation system to alienate
    ourselves from the non-savages of your society? When did we outlaw our language,
    customs, traditions, and culture – then ship our own children to government indoctrination camps? When exactly did we self-inflict ourselves with third world poverty? Please Ms. Boxer tell us Injuns, we are sitting on our fat lazy drunk asses in self-inflicted despair dying to know. You are right that most Indian reservations are ghettos but it is degrading, insulting, and mean-spirited to say they are self-inflicted. Your government devised the reservation system to segregate Indians from your "great society," to keep us in poverty, to break our spirit, and to make sure we never left the reservation unless we assimilated into your great white society.

    So in her article, Lori Wallach Boxer, asks "Who do these Indians think they are?" Well let me tell you who this Indian thinks we are. I am a the progeny of ancestors who when they first saw your ancestors greeted them with open arms and welcomed them to live with them side-by-side in peace & brotherhood, and blessed the with all manner of graciousness and friendship. How did your ancestors reciprocate? Within 50 years they either brutally murdered or put into slavery (including 10 year old girls as sex slaves) every man, woman, and child they encountered on that beautiful island, which by then was stripped of every natural resource and all living creatures were exterminated.

    By the time your ancestors made it to the mainland of the American continent most of my ancestors on the Eastern Seaboard were dead from diseases – not the fault of your ancestor albeit they were disease ridden and unsanitary people. However, your ancestors thanked divine providence for conveniently removing the "savages" before their arrival. This diatribe can go on-and-on but suffice it to say, we the few Indians left in this country
    think we are the first inhabitants of this entire continent and our ancestors did not sell the land to your ancestors, they did not consent to be removed from their birthplace, they did not give away the land nor trade it freely, they were brutally and viciously removed or murdered with extreme prejudice by your ancestors and all of the land of our ancestors was taken – "legally" and by majority consensus of your ancestors I might add.

    Every time you Conservatives and liberals for that matter, look out your front door over "your land", in every direction north, south, east and west, from sea to shining sea, as far as your eye can see, and when you marvel at the beauty, abundance, and majesty of this great land remember God gave it to us first. God never told us to keep it from you, he told us to share it with our brothers and sisters, but your ancestors did not want to share and they greedily and mercilessly took it all for themselves and tried to exterminate my people to rationalize their claim. That's who I think we Indians are. Or should I say "Injuns" so Lori Wallach Boxer will know who I am talking about?

    And I really thought the Conservatives and Republicans were really trying to be the "all inclusive" party. Really?

    • boccagalupe

      Hey Jim,… I,m proud of you ,that you do all of those things to provide for yourself and your family. You say that the money belonged to the indians that owned the casinos and they should be able to give it to the members of the tribe. That’s all well and good, but don’t you think they should have kept some so as to fund the continuing needs of the casino? I am so tired of hearing of the way the “white-man” has done in the Indians and of course the Africans.
      Throughout history, all people have been abused by others. wether european, asian, african, or native americans, but we all get over it. As the song says, you must pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again. It has been so forever. People do what they must to survive, and in so doing, will become strong and not so readily done in as before…What she said was truth. Get over it. Move forward.

      • @ boccagalupe ~ What she said was NOT the truth although there are several insinuations that point to a “guilded’ truth. But, to be perfectly honest, the article was in totality, poorly written with extreme disrespect and ignorance toward her subject matter. I can’t believe you’re telling Native American’s to “get over it”. The actions of both church and gov’t against the People (Native American’s) continues to this very day! How are we supposed to simply “get over it” when they obviously can’t/haven’t/won’t?! Did you know that the gov’t and big business STILL illegally trespass on Indian land, testing for more natural resources? Then, THEN (!!!!) they try to make the Natives on that land “relocate” so that they can rape the land for their own profit~ Let me ask you this, in all seriousness> If someone were to enter your own home and steal from you over and over again, what you hold precious and Sacred to you and your family, if they beat you and your family, killing some and leaving others to suffer the loss, if they returned again and again to commit these horrific crimes, when you have done nothing to deserve such treatment, would you be able to “get over it” and simply move on????? In reality, I highly doubt it.

      • I have gotten over it a moved (hate using a communist motto but) forward. That was why I was so appalled to read such tripe in this day and age from a so-called Conservative woman and on her site, FB page, and email! I thought the Conservative people had overcome and risen above the ad hominem attacks that they rail about the liberals using regularly. How any sovereign nation (just like sovereign states) conducts their business is their business. Many sovereign states have mismanaged their own affairs to the brink of or to full bankruptcy and the government bails them out – those are your laws, so why is it so bad when those law cover Indian sovereign nations too? Not fair because you think you “paid off” the Indians enough? Did I ask for anything in my diatribe? Did you know there was an estimated Indian population from 25 million to possibly 100 million people living here when your ancestors arrived? Do you know how many of us are left now? Less than 2 million of us. Yet we still fought side-by-side with your ancestors and brother & sisters today in every war you have had to include to gain your independence in the Revolutionary War, to keep your Republic together in your Civil war (albeit some of us fought on both sides), we even fought
        on your side during the Indian Wars, and there is an Indian helping to hold up the U.S. flag at the battle of Iwo Jima. I myself spent 22 years in the Army and fought in the Gulf War.

        I too am very tired of hearing the “white-man” this and that. It was probably very easy for you to learn history knowing that the “white-man” was the hero in every situation, circumstance, and encounter and that all the other people they encountered were either “savages”, “heathens”, “inhuman”, “sub-human” or just plain “non-white” and those people needed or deserved the horrendous treatment they got. Did you know there is still a John Wayne movie that is played reguarly on TMC in which John Wayne says, “the only good Indian is a dead Indian”? (Imagine if he had said that about blacks. Do you think the movie would still be on?) However, I have no grudge over any white man. But I am very sick and tired of the liberal whites kissing the black man’s ass and handing everything to them on a silver platter, not to help them but to garner votes.

        When you say “get over it” try living on a third world reservation where there is nothing but despair for you and your family and your own government only perpetuates your situation and future is only more of the same. Then you get over it.

    • Very well written Jim Crandell~ The woman, and I use that term loosely, seriously needs to be given an education. boccagalupe does as well, unfortunately. Apparently, he’ “so tired of hearing” what the white man had done… blah, blah, blah. If he’s so tired of hearing about all of it, he wouldn’t be able to deal with the deep understanding of the real truths and the pain we, as Indians are forced to live with on a daily basis. Yes, he’s another one of “those” who spew garbage from their mouths saying, “get over it. Move forward.” I was glad to see a strong Relative speaking out as you have done here. Ashoge’ (thank you)

    • I am a firm believer in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. I do not have to agree with every word every author on this site writes. While I many not agree with Lori’s approach, some of the phrases she uses, I do agree with her about government entitlements based on race. THAT is true racism.

      I am Cherokee Indian. I refuse to ever live off the government. I do not feel the white man or any man of any other color owes me anything. I was raised to be proud of my heritage, strong, and independent…. I refuse to be a victim and do not believe that the sins of the past should be repaid over and over and over again generation after generation.

      Because I am a strong independent Native American, I am not offended when Lori makes the attacks she makes because I am not guilty of trying to live off of anything the government is offering me based on my bloodline.

      The bottom line is, I believe in free speech.. All of you on here blaming the Conservative movement for the statements Lori makes is WRONG. Lori does not represent the views of all conservatives any more than I do.. We are all independent., yet come together to find common ground on issues that are most important to us.

      Lori has a 1st Amendment right to free speech…. even if it offends some people..

      One thing I am NOT here.. is politically correct..

      If I disallowed any articles on this site based on the fact that an article might offend a particular group of people, I would not have anything to post here but gardening and weather stories.

      This site is not for the politically correct and weak spirited. It is a place for discussing the issues that may not be so easy to discuss or confront.

      The fact is, I am proud of my heritage, yet ashamed of what so many of my fellow native americans have become….. victims for generations… Watch John Stossels report and tell me we don’t have some serious issues in our culture that need addressed… Rather than getting riled at people like Lori, we should be turning that rage internally to wake up our people, pull ourselves up by our bootstraps and fix our issues within.

      Lori Boxer uses strong language and some phrases I would not chose to use, but, the basis of her article, the meat of what she has to say, I agree with completely. I am against any government programs that assist any group of people based on race. Period.
      I want the Indian people to be strong, proud, and independent,… rather than victims…. I do not believe any group of people deserve to be coddled generation after generation, after generation for the sins of the past.
      John Stossel did an exception job in this report, showing what government dependency by Indians has done to my people…
      It is embarrassing and sad to me.
      I am also sick and tired of groups of people who jump on the “racism’ bandwagon…. quick to call people “racists” rather than address the real issues being brought up.
      I think, rather than ranting “racist” at authors who point out issues within our culture, we should take a close hard look at what our culture has become and ask ourselves honestly, is there truth in some of their statements? Have we become slaves to the government, professional victims for generations?
      Watch Stossels report and you tell me…… How are Native Americans in general doing with all the government hand outs and control…
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Ey_g4wOnw

      • Deleted my comment from your FB page? I guess my opinion doesn’t deserve the same
        1st Amendment rights a your mean-spirited friend. How pathetic. I’m going to
        repost it on your website because no one visits there and see if you delete is
        again. If you do then maybe you should just ban me like many cowardly left-wing
        FB pages have already done.

      • What “race card”? I did not pull a race card. I don’t recall ranting ‘racist’ in my comments either. I merely pointed out that you two so-called Conservative woman are using the same hate speech, ad hominem attacks, and race-baiting tactics the left-wing, anti-Christian, mean-spirited democrats use and that you so-called all inclusive Conservatives vehemently rail against. So, it is OK with you to call us “Injuns” and proclaim we live on “self imposed ghettos”? Those same ghettos that your government designed to segregate Indians from you “civilized people”? And what “hornets’ nest” are you talking about? I only see about three people that went to your site to raise objection the ” opinion piece” by your friend.

        Do you know how many white people I have met in my life that when I tell them I am Indian they tell me they are Cherokee? Wow those Cherokee women must have been very prolific. Let me guess on your grandmother’s side om your mother’s side right? But you don’t have enough blood (1/4
        by BIA standards) to be affiliated with any tribe. Post your tribal affiliation
        or BIA documents if you want me to believe that one.

        If you really wanted the Indian people to be “strong, proud, and independent,… rather than victims” as I do then you would not have and still endorse an article that uses such derogatory terms as “Injuns” and “self imposed ghettos.” I saw Stossel’s report and it was spot on but it is years and years of the democrats running these programs that have condemned Indians to generations of victimization with no way out or up. They have taken their hope, their spirit, their customs, and their culture and replaced it with government charity, handouts and entitlements. Look what your people have done to the black people and increase that by 100 fold to realize what reservation Indians face. I came from there I know and I know there is a
        way out but it is not by ridiculing, attacking with mean-spirited opinion pieces, and fostering & promoting, and rekindling a hatred that brought the Indian people to the brink of extinction.

        On the subject of being politically correct I am an Indian not Native American – in my opinion, that is a politically correct term liberal whites have branded us with to diminish our uniqueness and individuality as a people because everyone that was born in this country is a native American.

        • Quote by Jim Crandell: “Do you know how many white people I have met in my life that when I
          tell them I am Indian they tell me they are Cherokee? Wow those Cherokee
          women must have been very prolific. Let me guess on your grandmother’s
          side om your mother’s side right? But you don’t have enough blood (1/4
          by BIA standards) to be affiliated with any tribe. Post your tribal affiliation
          or BIA documents if you want me to believe that one.”

          So according to you if someone is part of the Cherokee tribe that our voice does not count because there are “too many of us out there?” According to the 2010 Census the Cherokee Nation is the second largest nation only preceded by the Navajo. And that is only from the “registered” tribal affiliation community out there. Many Navajos and Cherokee Indians live separately from the reservations. We always have because we want to thrive on our own. Although we are proud of our heritage and teach our children to be the same, quite a lot of us feel that we do not need to be defined by our “race” through registering like a good little Indian so that that the government can keep track of who we are and where we are. I have had many opportunities in my life to become affiliated but in the end I decided against it because I do not want to be defined as anything but an American first. The Cherokee Nation has notoriously always tried to assimilate into society to become active and productive members of the American society while still passing down our heritage to our families.

          And for the record I do not get my Cherokee heritage just from my mother or mother’s mother but from her father side as well. Also on my father’s side both sets of his grandparents were Cherokee as well.

          I find it pathetic that you feel the need to degrade and insult this woman’s heritage because she does not belong to one of the less prolific tribes. Somehow she is less of an Indian to you because she is not Paiute, Sioux or one of the other Nations? You Sir are ridiculous and very prejudice to say the least.

    • Miko

      Start boning up, indian boy. I’ve spent 30 years next to several reservations, worked many of them in 2 states for much of those 30 years, and agree with what has been written. Indians have been given, given, given, and all they know how to do is take and complain. Most of the indian kids I see have Fetal Alcohol Syndrome; they are of lower IQ, have major behavior problems, and are born to parents and grandparents who are also afflicted with FAS: they came from drinkin’ mamas. They live in filth, poverty, and dependence. I spent 3 years of my life working in a slaughterhouse back in the ’70s for the “opportunity” to go to college. The financial aid office at the university told me my skin wasn’t “dark enough” to get financial aid back then. With the exception of the Lumbees and a few other tribes, Indians are helpless freeloaders. There IS no hope for them. Indians need to get off their fat a$$es and find out what it’s really like to make it on your own, instead of whining, complaining about bureaucratic red tape, and looking for more money. Indians couldn’t punch their way out of a wet paper bag if their lives depended on it. Their ghettos are much like the ghettos of the black, and they identify with the black. So, are you any better off now with Obozo than you were 4 years ago?

  • I have been an avid reader/follower of your articles but, you have over-stepped the boundaries with this story Jan Morgan!
    I quote; “The sovereign nation tribal system is yet another of those catastrophic failures that has outlived its purpose. The drop out rate, short life expectancy, high childhood death rate, epidemic of diabetes, high STD rates, rampant alcoholism and drug addiction rates, and domestic violence are all clear testaments to having been stripped of dignity as the result of being carried financially for life” …..
    The Sovereign Tribal Nation system is definitely NOT “clear testament to having been stripped of dignity as a result of being carried financially for life, contrary to what you obviously think!
    I highly doubt you care about our remarks, much less read them but, I find myself beyond livid at the level of stupidity you have displayed in the writing of your story. If you knew the true History of our people’s, the Native Americans, then you would be ashamed of what you have written. We were this Nations very first “welfare system” and the Reservations, also known as Prisoner of War Camps, were part of the greedy Gov’t’s attempts to kill us all off. Through (legal) treaties, which they chose to ignore after the fact, the gov’t would be responsible for feeding and housing our Relatives if we agreed to live on these Reservations. The meat provided was rancid, the blankets, filled with Small Pox, for starters…. Things only got worse from there…. You speak of the negative aspects of Reservation life in the most disrespectful manner and your lack of education as to the depths of this, is quite obvious!
    To this very day, we have the gov’t working against us and you run off at the mouth, sounding as if you’re vying to become a politician with that attitude!
    Can you be any more disrespectful of something you know nothing about?!
    With Prayers to the Creator, that your readership dwindles to numbers that will hurt….. I am sharing your totally disgusting words all over the web and trust that none will be pleased with the totally disgusting way in which you have written this article!

    • Awesome words Elusive Wolf. Jan Morgan’s silence on our comments proves she clearly condons and agrees with the bigoted and hateful article of her friend Ms. Boxer. May the Great Spirit bestow on them thier just rewards.

      • Thank you Jim Crandell ~ I saw earlier this afternoon that Jan Morgan did not hold her silence long but, long enough to “write” what was supposed to be a scathing reply. Apparently, she’s under the impression that 1- I am not Native American. 2- If I am Native American, I must be part of some group who randomly screams “racism”, as well as a likelihood that I am one of those, who takes gov’t monies. I *AM Native American (of the Lipan Apache People/Tribe) and I’m smarter than to take gov’t monies and be caught up in that “syndrome”
        Unfortunately for Jan Morgan, I now see her as an opportunist and someone who doesn’t like it when she is questioned.. To her I am simply one who “plays the racist card”, Regardless, I did reply to her, apparently, she didn’t like what I had to say… (hmmm, could it be that she was cornered?) Suffice it to say that I see my reply to her has been removed. It is her site so, that was her choice but, why remove a post for it’s honesty, if you truly believe in what you (and your authors) write, why not allow the posts received to remain? Why selectively remove those that do not please? Why am I not surprised by this move on her part?! Peace and Blessings to you Jim

    • I am Cherokee Indian. I am proud of my heritage, but ashamed of what many of my people have become.
      I was raised to be proud and independent…. Though I am entitled to government handouts because of my bloodline, I WOULD NEVER, EVER, TAKE a dime from my government from any program that is based on race.
      I believe RACISIM revolves around any program that divides, takes from or gives to a group of people based on their race.
      That…. Elusive Wolf, is REAL RACISM.
      Lori Boxer uses strong language and some phrases I would not chose to use, but, the basis of her article, the meat of what she has to say, I agree with completely. I am against any government programs that assist any group of people based on race. Period.
      I want the Indian people to be strong, proud, and independent,… rather than victims…. I do not believe any group of people deserve to be coddled generation after generation, after generation for the sins of the past.
      John Stossel did an exception job in this report, showing what government dependency by Indians has done to my people…
      It is embarrassing and sad to me.
      I am also sick and tired of groups of people who jump on the “racism’ bandwagon…. quick to call people “racists” rather than address the real issues being brought up.
      I think, rather than ranting “racist” at authors who point out issues within our culture, we should take a close hard look at what our culture has become and ask ourselves honestly, is there truth in some of their statements? Have we become slaves to the government, professional victims for generations?
      Watch Stossels report and you tell me…… How are Native Americans in general doing with all the government hand outs and control…
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Ey_g4wOnw

  • BigUgly666

    Either the Nations are “sovereign” or they are not.
    Period.
    If they are sovereign, they tribal members need a passport to leave the Rez.
    If they are sovereign, then tribal members have no right to County Welfare, State or federal aid, of any kind.

    Either you take care of yourselves ….COMPLETELY ….. or you remain wards of the United States Government.

    You cannot have it both ways …. no matter what the Ghetto Rats try to say is, “social justice”.

  • What an amazing compendium of vile hatred and ignorance Ms. Boxer has managed to squeeze in to a relatively short article. Shameful.

  • Deano

    It amazes me when the truth is spoken so many can not face the reality. I’m glad that there are still people like Lori Wallach Boxer out there. Keep it up Lori, there are a lot of us who support you.

  • the thin line between freedom of speech and the freedom to spew hatred was crossed here its sad that people like this even exist anymore in this day and time there is no call for this handouts what about all the government bailouts of big business or all the banks recieving handouts because they cannot balance their own books we send millions of dollars overseas to help other countries and yet here you are spewing this hatred of natives and blacks seriously you think this is good and right makes one wonder where your priorities lie

  • linda vigil

    Wow what an ignorant racist bitch you are…..