mklaw updated july 18th transcripts Aug 6, 2006 12:33:38 GMT -5
Post by redbrother on Aug 6, 2006 12:33:38 GMT -5
tamara said:I see what you are saying Terry and see how with all the probable outcomes stated by the various angles of view, it might be hard to find an surprising outcome. Personally, I think with the complexity of the case, it is still a possibility. I like the reference to Mille Lacs and the outcome. I for one am concerned with the argument of Soverignty and what reprecussions it might have in the future if there is a ruling against it. Can someone explain in simple terms for me that line of debate from the transcripts?
I have a concern about that also. Here are my thoughts on it. To even question the Soverignty of our Nations is to me 'a direct attack'! But I will also say another thing at the same time. Am I right in saying that there seems to be a lot of 'watering down of our peoples' (for lack of a better phrase), not necessarily a direct attack of any sort, but through a natural process. I'm talking about the processes of inter-ratial marraiges, mixed bloods, economics, politically and socially and so on and so on. How does Soverignty protect a people who are changing physically-socially, in a manner of 'eventually' speaking? I have some family that live up on the Lac Du Flambeau Reservation and I have visited there several times. Beautiful country, just like all! I have family, people there telling me that 40% of the people who live on the reservation are 'white'! It's a bit confussing, because you wouldn't think of hearing something like that, so that's why I use the term 'water down' at this point and am concerned I supposed (not even sure if I should be) the effects something like that could have on Soverignty rights. This is why I am starting to raise questions about the 'language' being used in this case. I don't want to mess anything up for anyone, or cause a stir, but just exactly what do things like this mean in the end? It is a thought and not neccesarily something that anyone has to do anything about, but things like this 'could' have an effect on our Soverignty rights in as little as the near future. It is a very complex world we live in, with a very complex system. I don't know of any other people in the World who have been deminished to so little. I hate to sound negative about any of this in any way, but I do beleive that questions need to be asked and I am never afraid to ask. That's just me.
I hope I didn't confuse anyone here.