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Vorpal Blade

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It's pretty racist to assume they were some monolithic block that had the same hippie communistic beliefs and philosophies, but starry eyed rich white people love to do that.

Cue Indian (played by a white dude) shedding a single tear.
Most of the earliest wars, in the British colonies at least, involved tribes fighting on both sides. The Pequot War of 1640, which is usually considered the first actual "war" between British colonists and North American tribes, saw the Pequot tribe fighting against a coalition that was about 80% Mohegans and 20% the Mohegan's English settler allies.
 
But unlike blacks, Muslims, or queers, the Native Americans and First Nations actually do suffer a form of systemic oppression in the form of the reservation system.

Now, I'm not sure how Canada's Indian reservations work but I can cite examples of how fucked up the American Rez is.

Due to the way the reservations work, it keeps many Natives bound into a life of poverty, addiction, and crime but the same system that holds them back also gives them privileges in the form of mostly meaningless tribal sovereignty.

See, federally-recognized Indian tribes are still under the rule of the Federal government but are on paper their own sovereign nations.

While they have no real political or economic power, the treaties that grant the tribes their own sovereignty allow the reservations to be exempt from state and local laws in most cases which give certain economic opportunities for both private corporations and the tribal governments that run the reservations on the local level. This is why Indian Casinos exist.

However, as seen with many Indian casinos and other economic enterprises on reservations, very little of the money they make actually go back to the Native communities or the local economy. Most of it is pocketed by the tribal governments, many of which are notoriously corrupt.
How is that oppression? American Indians are subject to the same civil rights legislation as everybody else. They're not forced to live on the reservations. They're not legally allowed to be discriminated against. The reservations are purely a privilege from the state, something which no other groups are granted (even other American ethnic minorities, like Cajuns or Melungeons), whether or not they run them properly.
 

Syaoran Li

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How is that oppression? American Indians are subject to the same civil rights legislation as everybody else. They're not forced to live on the reservations. They're not legally allowed to be discriminated against. The reservations are purely a privilege from the state, something which no other groups are granted (even other American ethnic minorities, like Cajuns or Melungeons), whether or not they run them properly.
Maybe, but that said privilege becomes a form of oppression due to the ultra-corrupt nature of most tribal governments and said corruption being enabled greatly by otherwise meaningless federal treaties.

The Natives are oppressing themselves mostly and had been killing and robbing each other since the Paleo-Indian days, it's just our government has given their oppressors a major upper hand, largely because of the Indian Wars at first and then for economic kickbacks in the modern era.

As much as the SJW's liked to sperg about the pipelines at Standing Rock a few years ago, the only reason the pipelines were even going through those lands was because the tribal governments approved it and gladly took the paycheck.
 
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Maybe, but that said privilege becomes a form of oppression due to the ultra-corrupt nature of most tribal governments and said corruption being enabled greatly by otherwise meaningless federal treaties.

The Natives are oppressing themselves mostly and had been killing and robbing each other since the Paleo-Indian days, it's just our government has given their oppressors a major upper hand, largely because of the Indian Wars at first and then for economic kickbacks in the modern era.

As much as the SJW's liked to sperg about the pipelines at Standing Rock a few years ago, the only reason the pipelines were even going through those lands was because the tribal governments approved it and gladly took the paycheck.
I'm not entirely sure of the details, but I believe that when the Nations were terminated, the Indians requested they be reinstated. Bad idea or not, they wanted tribal government and reservations.
 

BlastDoors41

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I'm not entirely sure of the details, but I believe that when the Nations were terminated, the Indians requested they be reinstated. Bad idea or not, they wanted tribal government and reservations.

Probably because it was the only way they could stake out a territory that was “theirs.”

Oklahoma was supposed to be “Indian country”

And look what happened when all the white people all of a sudden showed up.

I’m not still not sure how tribal lands are organized over there.


One of the biggest issues facing a good number of Native Americans these days is mundane shit like not being able to leverage their own property/houses.

Because the BIA holds native property under trust for the benefit of individual Indians no bank will give them a loan.

They also can’t build credit either because of this.

People don’t understand that industries and economies start small with mom and pop operations and grow out from there.

This is a big component in the poverty cycle on the Rez.
 
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