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Given the antagonistic history of the federal government's relations with Native Americans since the founding of this country, a case could be made that the "actual genocide" to which you allude never really ceased.
Roxanne White didn't say "we are survivors of genocide," nor "never forget," but rather "we are still living it."
Native Americans can not undo nor escape nor ignore the many genocidal programs enacted against them in America's past by Europeans and their progeny.
Is this what she means when she says she and other Native Americans are "still living" genocide? Still living genocide in memory only? It seemed a stronger statement than that.
So what else might it mean? I think we can all agree that ancestors of Native Americans are still suffering under unjust laws and treaties written centuries ago. Is there genocidal intent or effect in these persisting, present-day laws and treaties, and is this genocidal legal text continuing to murder Native Americans?
I don't propose answers. I am trying to see with Roxanne's eyes when she says this thing.
Keep America Great keep shitting on Native Americans.
That part of river is ALL the Sioux have left, we have ROBBED AND SEIZED EVERYTHING ELSE! The last time, they were FORCED to sign a treaty and give up most of their land under threats of the Feds STARVING them to death; then the fucking Army massacred 300 Sioux at Wounded Knees for DANCING! Now they're being forced to give up the right to safe drinking water! If you don't think that's a problem, go talk to the people in Flint, and all the people whose rivers, streams, groundwater, soil and air are now poisoned by Big Oil and their fracking and dumping practices. Dead in 2, 5, 10, 15 years from cancer or chemical poisoning is still DEAD, and after lots of unbearable pain and suffering too! YES, IT IS GENOCIDE! Unlike the rest of us, The Sioux Nation CAN'T.MOVE.ELSEWHERE. The reservation is ALL they have left that hasn't been stolen!
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Those Bundy creeps and their moronic followers can point guns at the Feds, and try to take Public Land, and it's all peachy! The Sioux are trying to save their drinking water and the ND Governor allowed dogs to attack them, and tried to arrest a journalist who reported it! He removed their water and blocks the highway to stop people and supplies from reaching the protest camp. Now he has sent the fucking National Guards in to arrest 120 peaceful protesters and JOURNALISTS. If just one person at that camp ever even try to exercise their 2nd Amendment Rights and carry a gun, Mr. Andrew-Jackson's-Reincarnation-Governor is going to MURDER THEM ALL! I don't know how much money Big Oil is paying him, but HOW.IS THIS.STILL.ACCEPTABLE.TODAY?
FUCK THIS SHIT, WE HAVEN'T CHANGED AT ALL!!! WE'RE STILL THIEVES AND MURDERERS!
Two civilizations clashed,
one was found severely wanting and ended up in the dustbin of history.
If the tribes are now united, well, good for them.
They never could/did when it counted.
It is unseemly (and, frankly, dishonest) for the top of the food chain to apologize, so we shan't.