If we as american still allow this to happen there is no need to talk about democracy or human rights either abroad or at home. This Proud People the NATIVE AMERICANS have endured too many injustices. If we are here today looking at police clashing with this Peaceful People and do nothing about it, we have reached the point of no return. Has not history taught us enough? Why don't we let Them decide for THEIR land? Just as a token of gratitude, today, being THANKSGIVING, shouldn't we all be grateful about what they taught us in terms of spirituality and peaceful living? Shame on all americans who do not raise their voices to STOP this tremendous injustice. WHERE IS THE LOVE? WE ARE ALL RELATED. ALL OF THIS WILL COME BACK TO US ONE DAY.
How ironic. As of The Indian Citizenship Act of 1924, there are no more "Indians" within the original meaning of the Constitution...only U.S./State citizens with "Indian ancestry/race" entitled to no more and no less than every other non-Indian U.S./State citizen. The Constitution makes for no provisions for 'treaties' with its own constituency. The Constitution makes for no provisions for 'sovereign Indian nations!" The Constitution makes for no provisions for land commonly known as an "Indian reservation" whereby a select group of U.S./State citizens reside exclusively based on their "Indian ancestry/race." According to federal documents, land commonly known as an "Indian reservation," is land owned by the People of the United States with rare exceptions. U.S./State citizens with "Indian ancestry/race" residing on this land are merely tenants with rights of "...use and occupancy..." with fee held by the People of the United States. In short, the land involved in this pipeline dispute is owned by the People of the United States and permission to place a pipeline is not required of tenants.Here is the question for politicians to answer: "Where is the proclamation ratified by 1/3rd of the voters of the United States to amend the Constitution to make the health, welfare, safety and benefits of a select group of U.S./State citizens distinguishable because of their "Indian ancestry/race?"