Murray discusses the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868 and how the United States has fallen short of its promises in the treaty.
Treaties are a legally binding promise between two sovereign nations. Murray will discuss some treaties between the United States and the Native American tribes in his upcoming blogs.
Indians are “persons” under the law. The words of Standing Bear in court before Judge Dundy’s ruling in 1879.
In 1879 a court ruled that Indians are “persons”, a point that should not have been questioned in the first place.
Negative stereotypes about American Indians persist in our culture today largely due to media influence.
Indian Gaming, while increasing revenue for some tribes, does not impact all Native American tribes. Many remain impoverished, struggling economically.
Some Native American tribes are successful in growing their economic independence, but only 3 of the about 65 reservations that National Relief Charities serve are included in that group. There is much need on the reservations that we serve.
Andrew discusses the impact that the sequestration has on the Indian Health Services and the health care that American Indians were promised.
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Murray discusses the effects of the sequester on Native American education and the funds designated for reservation schools.
Huskie is one of those people you wish everyone could meet. He lives in a contemporary Hogan in the Spider Rock community, through a maze of rutted out dirt ways several miles off the Canyon de Chelly road. Huskie is 80 years old. He has no transportation. He still cooks for himself but on the [...]