UN wants the US to return Native American lands

posted at 2:01 pm on May 6, 2012 by Jazz Shaw

I can’t imagine how this plan could possibly produce anything but a stunning success, can you?

A United Nations investigator probing discrimination against Native Americans has called on the US government to return some of the land stolen from Indian tribes as a step toward combatting continuing and systemic racial discrimination.

James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, said no member of the US Congress would meet him as he investigated the part played by the government in the considerable difficulties faced by Indian tribes.

The report goes on for paragraph after paragraph about proposed plans based on the concept of systemic racism against indigenous people, but it does also manage to touch on one issue which is very real.

Anaya visited an Oglala Sioux reservation where the per capita income is around $7,000 a year, less than one-sixth of the national average, and life expectancy is about 50 years.

The two Sioux reservations in South Dakota – Rosebud and Pine Ridge – have some of the country’s poorest living conditions, including mass unemployment and the highest suicide rate in the western hemisphere with an epidemic of teenagers killing themselves.

“You can see they’re in a somewhat precarious situation in terms of their basic existence and the stability of their communities given that precarious land tenure situation. It’s not like they have large fisheries as a resource base to sustain them. In basic economic terms it’s a very difficult situation. You have upwards of 70% unemployment on the reservation and all kinds of social ills accompanying that. Very tough conditions,” he said.

Conditions on many of the reservations are indeed horrible. There are some exceptions, of course, among some in the Northwest with ocean access and others with casinos, but many of the tribal lands are simply desolate pools of poverty. If there is anything to the questions being raised by the UN, though, it is likely to be found less in some sort of nebulous cure for any sort of endemic racism than in the technicalities of a court of law.

The United States has indeed made many treaties with Native Americans spanning three centuries. Some were honored, (at least in part) but many were either ignored or crafted in patently unfair ways. There are numerous examples, but one case in New York is fairly typical. A series of treaties between both the state of NY and the federal government with the tribes of the Iroquois Nation were repeatedly violated even though the federal courts weighed in on the side of the natives on more than one occasion. One of them assured the Oneida Indians possession of the lands west of the Hudson and north of the Mohawk rivers for “as long as the sun shall shine and the rivers shall flow.” If that’s the case, it’s pretty dark and dry in the Empire State these days.

Obviously we can’t have a serious conversation about giving all of the lands (i.e. most of the country) back and I doubt anyone is seriously fielding such an idea. But there may be cases where a valid legal case could result in some return of lands or other compensation which might provide some new opportunities and a chance for prosperity to people who are admittedly living in crushing poverty.


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As a resident of a state (South Dakota) that was inhabited almost exclusively by Plains Indian tribes as recently as the 1840′s, I’m all for returning their lands if we can revoke their citizenship privileges as well. See how they really like going back to the lifestyle they lived before the “pale demons” arrived.

gryphon202 on May 6, 2012 at 3:08 PM

In California the descendants of Indians are richer than heck, and people are lining up to say that they are 1/20th Indian so they can tap into that Casino gravy train. This Casino debacle has been an insane policy, at the expense of all the rest of us (the horrible non-Indians or non-afro-Americans).

anotherJoe on May 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM

The UN certainly seeks to control the world -which means that goal number one is that pesky sovereign nation (us) that doesn’t shudder at its PC third world dictator wannabees commands, nor will it tolerate any leader who tries to give it away – once it wakes up, that is….

Don L on May 6, 2012 at 3:11 PM

The US is funding too much money to the UN….maybe this guy should look into that. :lol

dec5 on May 6, 2012 at 3:12 PM

this is what entitlement and socialism does for a society.

Kaptain Amerika on May 6, 2012 at 3:12 PM

what’s next? return black people back to africa?

Sachiko on May 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM

now you have an idea! boat-ride over cost them nothing, so even indexed for inflation, zero times whatever still shows zero for the cost back.

down-side is we will lose COPs and the justice system will have to start laying off people…

teejk on May 6, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Obama can give back Hawaii.

/

Christien on May 6, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Naw, can’t do that. According to O’bama Himself, Hawai’i is located “in Asia”.

Del Dolemonte on May 6, 2012 at 3:15 PM

What was the Native Indian unemployment rate before European settlers came across and took all the jobs?

Does the idea of abandoning the useless concept of reservations and maybe trying to assimilate into the culture that now surrounds them have any value?

What they are complaining about is that we don’t have a greater influence in their cultures, meaning we don’t provide adequate healthcare (compared to the healthcare their hand-to-mouth existence provided beforehand), we don’t employ them (mostly because we can’t build businesses on their land), we mock their culture through movies and naming sports teams (I don’t see the Pine Ridge Pale Faces NFL franchise happening anytime soon, but if they hadn’t made an issue out of the Redskins, the Palefaces would fit right in), and on and on about how we have changed their culture with western influences, but, uh…..you have to give us more or we’ll call you racists or something.

In other words, they complain about the failure of their culture as compared to whats happening off the reservation. And its our fault for not interfering more.

BobMbx on May 6, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Expecting modern living from pre-industrial ways of living is always a non-starter.

NORUK on May 6, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Europe should return all the gold they plundered from the Americas.

rhombus on May 6, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Reminds me of Firesign Theater

Good Solid B-Plus on May 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Don’t know if you had heard but Firesign’s founder, Peter Bergman, left us in March. Complications from leukemia.

Del Dolemonte on May 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM

I read this and my first thought was, “one more reason to kick the UN farce out of the United States.”

The UN is a dismal failure and must be disbanded. The building should be torn down and the space applied to some useful endeavor.

dogsoldier on May 6, 2012 at 3:19 PM

We want our money back from the UN. Pathetic!

kregg on May 6, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I want the Democrat party to return the $6 trillion deficit they spent the last 3 years.

faraway on May 6, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Give Mexico back to the Aztecs and Mayans. Send anyone with Spanish blood back to Spain.
RickB on May 6, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Already in the works, Rick: mexica-movement.org
The hyperlink is not appearing in Preview, but that’s the website, with the hyphen.

eeyore on May 6, 2012 at 3:28 PM

UN wants the US to return Native American lands

Lets rearrange that a bit:

Native Americans wants the UN to return US lands

Thats better! Now, what are we going to do with United Nations Plaza, aside from renaming it?

Valkyriepundit on May 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Now, what are we going to do with United Nations Plaza, aside from renaming it?

Valkyriepundit on May 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I suggest constructing a public service facility out of it…the “Barack Obama Water Treatment Plant” seems fitting.

BobMbx on May 6, 2012 at 3:36 PM

If things are so bad on the reservation, perhaps they should just move. Another example of the irrelevancy of the UN.

Ellis on May 6, 2012 at 3:38 PM

This 1/8 Cherokee already owns an acre of the white man’s land. :)

faraway on May 6, 2012 at 3:43 PM

We could start by returning the land the U.N. sits on.

Axion on May 6, 2012 at 3:46 PM

now you have an idea! boat-ride over cost them nothing, so even indexed for inflation, zero times whatever still shows zero for the cost back.

down-side is we will lose COPs and the justice system will have to start laying off people…

teejk on May 6, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Just a note: If you meant that as sarcasm and not Flame-Bait you may wanna throw a /sarc tag on the end of that…

…and if you were serious, please label it as such, so all appropriate responses will begin….

BlaxPac on May 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

UN wants the US to return Native American lands

It sucks when you lose a war.

dirtseller on May 6, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Now, what are we going to do with United Nations Plaza, aside from renaming it?

Valkyriepundit on May 6, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Paul Newman’s memorable line at the end of The Towering Inferno: “Make it into a monument to all the bullshit in the world.”

Odysseus on May 6, 2012 at 3:50 PM

now you have an idea! boat-ride over cost them nothing, so even indexed for inflation, zero times whatever still shows zero for the cost back.

teejk on May 6, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Yeah, that’s how most of the ancestors of black Americans got here. They just lined up for the free boat ride.

DarkCurrent on May 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I suggest that the US give native americans the UN building!

lhuffman34 on May 6, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Stone Age Europeans were first native Americans

Europeans may have been the first people to settle in America, possibly more than ten thousand years before anyone else set foot there.

­A series of European-style tools dating from twenty-six-thousand to nineteen-thousand years ago have been discovered in six separate locations along the east coast of the United States.

albill on May 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM

It’s my understanding that Indians traditionally don’t recognize private property (of the real estate type). I don’t know if this reservation policy was set up by the government or the Indians.

talkingpoints on May 6, 2012 at 2:48 PM

It was setup by the US govt. The tribes don’t actually own the land. It is held in Trust. As a consequence no resident may own or sell property. We asked a customer one time why they let their houses go to pot and were told they could not own it. They would like to have property rights but the Govt. prevents it. Clear Title should be given to the Tribes to do with what they wish. We treat Indians like children. They are adults not stupid and should be treated as such.

As a side note the original railroad track right of way is also owned by the Govt. They cannot sell it only lease it. They were given ownership to the sections along to RR to sell but not the track bed. They can only sell it when the track is moved and the new bed is deeded to the Govt. to maintain the right of way.

I once had a piece of that property. The original handwritten title was signed “for U.S. Grant” Pretty neat bit of history.

BullShooterAsInElk on May 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM

I’ll start by saying I have accused Jazz of being the biggest RINO at Hot Air who bends over backwards so far to appease others his head ends up you know where. That being said…

Jazz try and conceive of people trying to live anywhere in a culture and way of life off(no farming in many cases) they did before Columbus and maybe you can see that the crushing poverty comes from trying to combine 21st century technology and economies with pre-Columbian way of life which requires a very SMALL population with an average age of life at 40 to live off the land.

It was never sustainable on a reservation of ANY size. Face it the reservation system is a failure and those who think they are being sensitive by trying to sustain it artifically are creating or expanding the dyfunctional combination of old and new are the ones creating the CRUSHING poverty.

The reservation system should be abadoned NOT expanded.

Indians who leave the reservation and participate in America are the only ones spared the fate of Indians who live on these pie-in-the-sky cultural sinkholes.

Good Lord you would think a conservative would know where this leads Jazz!

Conan on May 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM

native American. noun. a person born in the United States.

Dr Evil on May 6, 2012 at 3:57 PM

The first piece of land that should be given back is the piece of Manhattan that the UN Building sits on…

voiceofreason on May 6, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Perhaps the UN would be better if they ceded all the land they stole from Germany in the 1940′s.

Everyone has a claim on some portion of some land someone else claimed in the past. Just more exciting goodness from the same organization with a human rights council ruled over by totalitarian dictatorships.

BKennedy on May 6, 2012 at 4:05 PM

albill on May 6, 2012 at 3:56 PM

From the article you linked:

But it does explain the long-standing mystery of the genetic code and language of some Native American tribes that appear European, not Asian in origin.

This is interesting. I’m guessing a reference to the relatively high frequency of halogroup R1 in northeast North America.

DarkCurrent on May 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

So let’s return the portion of NYC that the UN sits on. I’m sure the UN won’t have a problem with that. Besides, it would be better to have a casino there anyway!

Boats48 on May 6, 2012 at 4:06 PM

Think of it as eminent domain.

LizardLips on May 6, 2012 at 4:07 PM

In California the descendants of Indians are richer than heck, and people are lining up to say that they are 1/20th Indian so they can tap into that Casino gravy train. This Casino debacle has been an insane policy, at the expense of all the rest of us (the horrible non-Indians or non-afro-Americans).

anotherJoe on May 6, 2012 at 3:09 PM

You mean 1/32nd Indian!

BKennedy on May 6, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Everyone has a claim on some portion of some land someone else claimed in the past.

BKennedy on May 6, 2012 at 4:05 PM

That is also a core argument. I often reference the Isrealis and the Egyptians when I think of this. How loud would everyone laugh if the Pharoahs where used to justify land claims in the Middle East by Jews Against Arabs? Where does it end? It ends with normal people when they recognzie that one side won and one side lost and generations have gone by. That is of course not including liberals and Jazz who is an honorary one.

Conan on May 6, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Oh, so the government can steal land from a sovereign people?

I’m glad to see the HA denizens come down on the side of big (and evil) government.

Keep showing your true colors, you bunch of scumbags.

Aquateen Hungerforce on May 6, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Stories such as this one do not even deserve to be on this site. it is simply a controversial post designed to attract page views.

crosspatch on May 6, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Obviously we can’t have a serious conversation about giving all of the lands (i.e. most of the country) back and I doubt anyone is seriously fielding such an idea.

I wouldn’t bet on that.

trigon on May 6, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I think conservative activists should demand that Elizabeth Warren speak out strongly in advocating the righteous UN position that the nation restore lands stolen from her people.

Incandescent on May 6, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Floating Rock,

Horses came to the Americas with the Spaniards. They are not indigenous to this continent. The last American equines were about the size of a large dog or small pony, and died out due to climate change – the last Ice Age.

PKO Strany on May 6, 2012 at 4:24 PM

I agree. We must give back the land that was taken from the Native Americans and give it back to them.
We can start by giving Native Americans back the land that U.N. building stands on.
It would make a great casino.

Perfect solution.

kh6zv9 on May 6, 2012 at 4:26 PM

When the French return their land to the Visigoths or Gauls, when the Japanese return Japan to the indigenous Japanese (if they can find any), when the Brits return Britain to the Picts, Celts and Angles, when Mexico returns Mexico to the Aztecs, when the Russians return big chunks of Russia to the Huns who return it to womoever they took it from, when the Turks return Turkey to the Greeks, Armenians, etc., when the Greeks return Greece to the Mycenaeans…..then we can begin talking about giving chunks of America back to the Indians.

29Victor on May 6, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Here are the rules:

1) You must abandon any occupied lands and offer compensation to the native inhabitants.

2) You must allow open immigration onto your indigenous lands.

3) These rules apply only to Western nations.

DFCtomm on May 6, 2012 at 4:35 PM

Mr. Big Time UN Guy is a itinerant teacher of law who has spent his entire career as a professional Indian. He is now employed at a mediocre law school in Arizona using his puffed UN title as a megaphone through which to voice his own long standing personal gripes. The fellow can be safely ignored except when being made fun of.

Mason on May 6, 2012 at 4:36 PM

If it means looser slots at the tribal casinos, I’m all for it.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 6, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Aquateen Hungerforce on May 6, 2012 at 4:12 PM

What a dumb statement.
Grow up. At some point one has to stop thinking like a teenager..”aqua” or not.

Mimzey on May 6, 2012 at 4:38 PM

Yeah, ummm, no.

squint on May 6, 2012 at 4:39 PM

check, 1,2.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 6, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Let us respond by reclaiming America from the UN

pat on May 6, 2012 at 4:41 PM

tribal

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 6, 2012 at 4:43 PM

Has this site got auto moderation for comments?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 6, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Let us respond by reclaiming America from the UN

pat on May 6, 2012 at 4:41 PM

I’d settle for reclaiming it from the democrat party.

trigon on May 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM

They seemed to get treated ok on F Troop.

WhatSlushfund on May 6, 2012 at 4:46 PM

“Kilgore Trout” PC paranoia syndrome strikes Tepid Air again.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 6, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Has this site got auto moderation for comments?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 6, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Sure does, and it’s not routinely staffed on the weekends.

DFCtomm on May 6, 2012 at 4:48 PM

Well, I’m not worried. Between dh and me, I’m pretty sure one of us can find a great-great-great-grandmother who might have been Indian or part Indian. If it’s good enough for Harvard, I’m sure it’s good enough for the UN. Besides, have you seen my grandfather’s cheekbones?

In fact, maybe I’ll just go tell the neighbors to hand over their house to us right now.

And here I’d never been a fan of the UN before.

CJ on May 6, 2012 at 4:51 PM

Let’s start with the UN building.

Tim_CA on May 6, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Let’s start with the UN building. Tim_CA on May 6, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Indeed. It is built on sacred Indian burial grounds, so sacred that the only thing allowed to be built there is a casino.

Akzed on May 6, 2012 at 4:57 PM

How do you return something to someone who is extinct? (Extinct, I might add, because of pathogens and interbreeding.) The only “Native Americans” around nowadays are essentially white people wearing cultural dress.

Also, how do you steal something from an unorganized demographic designation for people with little to no concept of land ownership?

Anyway, I nominate that we return “stolen” lands effective when Her Majesty’s Government repatriates the lands they stole from the Angles, and the French return to the Franks what is rightfully theirs.

In the meantime, I second the notion that we start with Turtle Bay effective immediately.

HitNRun on May 6, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Ok, we’ll give back Manhattan, and the Indians can pay us back the $24 with interest, which should be about $489,000,000,000 by now.

Akzed on May 6, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Has this site got auto moderation for comments?

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on May 6, 2012 at 4:44 PM

There’s a filter for certain words such as Civil War.

INC on May 6, 2012 at 5:03 PM

Hey, that got through. It used to be stopped. Here’s another go. The American Revolution.

INC on May 6, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Wow. The filter’s been changed. Those words once had to modified with ! for the i’s to get a comment to post.

Dr. L, I don’t have any other ideas except to reword whatever you wrote.

INC on May 6, 2012 at 5:05 PM

Not to worry.

Elizabeth Warren’s family owns the whole of Boston… Or, is it the Kerry Klan?

/Hard to keep up with all those high-cheeky peeps, I’ll tell ya.

Key West Reader on May 6, 2012 at 5:07 PM

On topic: this is another UN idea in which they want us to do as they say not as they do (see their ideas on “human rights”). It’s all about power, money and wanting to cast the US in a bad light.

INC on May 6, 2012 at 5:07 PM

Yo, Indians! I’ll bet you Detroit would trade up for one of them there Casino’s.

Elizabeth Warren (wannabe a Senator) could negotiate that deal using her creds n such.

Key West Reader on May 6, 2012 at 5:08 PM

We’ll do it exactly 5 minutes after the UN gives up being slimy evil thieves that cause the death of millions around the world yearly. don’t hold your breath for this happen.

Your Mamma loves me on May 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Perhaps Britain can be persuaded to help relocate the UN to someplace like the Falkans. The UN needs to be in a place equal of it’s stature, with plenty of clean clear air and few parking problems to promote clear thinking policies.

drfredc on May 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM

In case you missed it…

… Obowma is not waiting for the U.N.

“Obama Administration Is Giving Away 7 Strategic Islands to Russia”

Seven Percent Solution on May 6, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Stossel did a wonderful section on one of his earlier shows that gave very compelling evidence that the reason for the crushing poverty and early death rates were nothing more then the lack of property rights.

He compared neighboring reservations, one with property rights and another without. It was astonishing. You can probably find it online.

LifeTrek on May 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Professor Spreading Bulls agrees with 1/32 of that position.

galtani on May 6, 2012 at 5:31 PM

Perhaps the Europeans can chip in some money to help, considering it was partially their fault that the Native American lost their lands. The British were the ones funding, arming and encouraging the Native American to attack Americans on the frontier, which meant reprisals. The French did the same thing the French-Indian War. No doubt there was some shady dealing on our (America’s) part, but the Native Americans did the same.

That is what happens when you don’t have cohesive government structure which is typical in what we describe as a “nation”. Many Native American tribes, although an ethnic group, were not nations. Too divided and disorganized…

William Eaton on May 6, 2012 at 5:32 PM

Speaking as a real 1/32 Cherokee, or what we’re now calling an “Elizabethan Cherokee”, call bullshit. It’s time for all Indians to become Americans.

Hucklebuck on May 6, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I’m all for returning lands to the Indians.

Let’s start with California and Washington – we can keep Oregon so we have a Pacific port.

Let’s give Massachusetts and Connecticut and all those Nor’east Blue states back to the Mohicans – who are now a tribe of mostly African Americans but who cares?

Let’s give Florida back to the Seminoles.

Let’s not sh** all over this idea of the UN’s – there may be some benefit here for us.

HondaV65 on May 6, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Speaking as a real 1/32 Cherokee, or what we’re now calling an “Elizabethan Cherokee”, call bullshit. It’s time for all Indians to become Americans.

Hucklebuck on May 6, 2012 at 5:33 PM

That’s the problem. The tribes that signed treaties with government con men now want all the benefits of American citizenship (including welfare trust funds in perpetuity) without any of the responsibilities (i.e. living under non-tribal governments). Reservations in many instances have the taxing authority that the states themselves should *ALL* have.

gryphon202 on May 6, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Perhaps Britain can be persuaded to help relocate the UN to someplace like the Falkans. The UN needs to be in a place equal of it’s stature, with plenty of clean clear air and few parking problems to promote clear thinking policies.

drfredc on May 6, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Devil’s Island?

trigon on May 6, 2012 at 5:43 PM

faraway on May 6, 2012 at 3:43 PM

Good for you. You ought to think about buying some more.

chemman on May 6, 2012 at 5:43 PM

Mexican racist groups like La Raza (means The Race), assert that Mexican’s have the legal right to all of the Southwest United States because it was taken from them by force and is therefore Illegally Obtained.

Let’s examine this argument more fully:

La Raza claims that all of Texas is in that category. Mexicans should be free to go into Texas with impunity because Texas really STILL belongs to them; To Mexico.
Let’s stand well north of the current border, let’s stand outside of Lubbock, TX, and see WHO we need to give this land back to.

America wouldn’t return Texas to Mexico, we would return it to the Confederacy, we took it by force and therefore illegally according to this logic.

But the confederacy is gone, so we would then have to return it to it’s rightful owners which is The Republic of Texas.

The Texans would then have to give it back to Mexico, since they took it from them by force.

Then La Raza, being people of integrity (sarc), would have to demonstrate in the streets to give Texas back to Spain, since the Mexican’s took it from them by force.

Spain would then have to give it back to France, since Spain took it by force, then the French would have to give it right back to Spain, since they took it by force to begin with.

So Lubbock belongs to Spain, who took it by force from the Comanche’s.

But then the Comanche’s took it by force from the Apache’s.

The Apache’s pinched this land from the ancient Pueblo people who hi-jacked it from the first few people, who captured it from the Plainview people who conquered it from the Folsome people who snatched it from Clovis Man, who arrived on what is now downtown Lubbock, TX USA, who arrived around 11 thousand years ago.

Since all of these”owners” took that land more or less by force, no ONE owner is in any position of moral superiority.
There are only two people on that timeline with a unique claim:
The people who had it first – Clovis Man and the people who have it now – The USA.

When certain so called leaders tell us that we are NOT ONE PEOPLE, but instead a collection of privileged ethnic groups, each with it’s own set of grievances, each entitled to what belongs to someone else, remember:
It is those people who are the actual racists in America today.

Bill Whittle

Jason58 on May 6, 2012 at 5:46 PM

UN wants the US to return Native American lands

No doubt that the UN will want to lead the way and relinquish all of their properties in the United States to the Indians.

RJL on May 6, 2012 at 5:48 PM

The last American equines were about the size of a large dog or small pony, and died out due to climate change – the last Ice Age.

PKO Strany on May 6, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Impossible.

Capitalism and the Republican Party had not yet been invented when the last indigenous equines in North America died off. Therefore, there could have been no climate change.

/sarcasm

MidniteRambler on May 6, 2012 at 5:59 PM

That’s Okay. we want the UN to return the land it sits on to the American people.Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US!

redware on May 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM

We could return the little patch of New York
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that the U.N building sits on.

esblowfeld on May 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Speaking as a real 1/32 Cherokee, or what we’re now calling an “Elizabethan Cherokee”, call bullshit. It’s time for all Indians to become Americans.

Hucklebuck on May 6, 2012 at 5:33 PM

When African Americans stop attaching the “African” to their ethnicity and simply open their eyes to the fact that they are Americans too.

I am looking for a way out of race baiting. How ’bout that, Jackson and Sharpton?/ Farrakhan, well, here’s his site.

ProudPalinFan on May 6, 2012 at 6:10 PM

How much longer are we going to support the UN? Get the US out of the UN and the UN out of the US! How about the UN give us back the land they’re occupying in NYC!

Christian Conservative on May 6, 2012 at 6:20 PM

“UN examines US elections, demands return of tribal land”
…does that mean that elizabeth “lying sacaja-$#@&” (her Indian name) warren can just claim TheKennedySeat™ in MA is hers – as is the entire state – instead of having to run in an election ?

TeaPartyNation on May 6, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Time to get out of the UN and get the UN out of the US.

steve123 on May 6, 2012 at 6:27 PM

We could return the little patch of New York
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that the U.N building sits on.

esblowfeld on May 6, 2012 at 6:06 PM

I think the Manhattans and Wappinger tribes could not be persuaded to take it back

MunDane68 on May 6, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Start with Manhattan it sounds Indian. Are we the only country in the world that has separate sovereign nations located in every state? How is this even allowed under the constitution?

Kissmygrits on May 6, 2012 at 6:34 PM

Thereby giving renewed meaning to the term Indian giver. The same parcels of Indian land were already bought multiple times. Although perhaps we should settle with them by giving them all of the mineral rights under Federal lands and under the continental shelf. so if they want the money they have to drill for it. let the enviros fight it out with the Indians on second thought only part should go the Indians the other parts should go to descendants of slaves as reparations, all of the Julias of the world, teachers and so on. Take this enormous pool of assets that the enviros would have us lock away and give it to the other nut cases and let them fight it out. would the Dems deny the 99% a chance to be rich in order to save the earth.

oznerola on May 6, 2012 at 7:05 PM

Try to forget – just for one second – about the half of the UN who are out-and-out totalitarianisms, and just look at the most “civilized” members of the UN…

There are millions of people today – not just in Germany, but in France and all throughout continental Europe — who are living in houses that they or their parents stole from Jews who were murdered. Have they started thinking about reparations for that?

But they want me to compensate the alleged genetic “ownership” rights of people who MIGHT be descendants of great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparents (who were, quite literally, stone age tribesmen) who, in turn, MIGHT have taken a sh1t somewhere around the land that I bought and paid for and built my house on.

logis on May 6, 2012 at 7:10 PM

I say we eat the $24 dollars we paid for Manhattan, turn it back to the Indians and since the UN isn’t a tribal entity. We say Un get the he!! off the reservation.

stormridercx4 on May 6, 2012 at 7:14 PM

It is past time to give all Indians, such as still exist see Liz Warren, a mule and 5 acres and declare them full citizens. shut down the bureau of Indian affairs and close all the reservations. They are a textbook example of what happens when an ethnic population is segregated from the rest of the citizenry/ There is no systemic discrimination. There are those who have decided to participate fully in the American experiment and those who remain victims back on the reservation. they have had the same success as those who depended on their government to save them from Katrina.

pgrossjr on May 6, 2012 at 7:16 PM

Give the land back to all with “high cheek bones”

Conservative4Ever on May 6, 2012 at 7:18 PM

Anaya visited an Oglala Sioux reservation where the per capita income is around $7,000 a year, less than one-sixth of the national average, and life expectancy is about 50 years.

The near-future for the entire ObamiNation.

Steve Eggleston on May 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Mitt Romney to propose kicking out the UN in… NEVER!

Just like 0bama.

DannoJyd on May 6, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Well, if we are going to do it, Lets do it right.

My region doesn’t go back to the Apaches, Navajo, Hopis, Zunis etc.

Nor to the Mogollons, Mimbres or Anasazi.

It must go back to the most original inhabitants heretofore discovered.

The Folsom, Clovis and Sandia peoples.

And I want to see Europe given back to the Neanderthals first. Their lands were stolen long before America’s aboriginals were.

LegendHasIt on May 6, 2012 at 7:26 PM

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