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Green Paper (Bureau of Indian Affairs)This report on the BIA, focuses on the organization through the lense of corrupt government officials and bad policy in the hope to see blantant disregard for morals and ethics and the effects those activities have on human life. Lastly I hope to provide meaninful solutions to better government.
Picture of Slade Gorton from http://www.hcn.org/issues/189/10029Picture of Jack Abramoff testifying in front of the Indian Affairs Committee, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Abramoff_SIAC_20040929_2.jpgPicture of Tom Delay from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_DeLayPicture of Indian Boarding School from http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/index.htm 1Lets end the rumorsIndians do not receive free government moneys in payment to individuals for being native american.They receive support payments for social services just like the rest of us.The battle for sovereignty continues.Said sovern nations not experiencing exact sovernty.Token sovernty, government still makes decisions over land and trust funds.Misrepresentation in GovernmentOf 86 poorest districts, 24 are reservations.Who advocates on their behalf?Tom Delay (Senate) and Jack Abramoff (Lobbyest) connections to violating ethics and robbing.Slate Gorton, Washington State.
Poorest Indian Communities (rankings include non-indian communities)Crow Creek Indian Reservation, South Dakota. Racial makeup is 81.59% Native. Conditions comparable to Third World.Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Normally first on the list, but conditions above worsened. Racial make up is 94.20% native.Standing Rock Indian Reservation, South Dakota. Unemployment is 70%. Many homes lack indoor plumbing, heating systems, and electricity. Many more dont have adquate food and clothing. Racial make-up is 72.29% native.
Five of the 10 poorest districts are reservations within South Dakota.
John McCain is the Chairmen of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs. Buffalo County, South Dakota has the distinction of being the poorest county in the United States. The Crow Creek Indian Reservation inhabited by the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe makes up the majority of Buffalo County. The racial makeup of the county is 81.59% Native American. Living conditions here are comparable to those in Third World countries.
Second ranked Shannon County, South Dakota, which held the distinction of being the poorest county in the US for most of the last twenty years, is entirely within Pine Ridge Reservation. Shannon County has the highest percentage of Native American population and the lowest percentage White population of any county in the United States. The racial makeup of the county is 94.20% Native American.
The third poorest county in the USA, Ziebach, South Dakota, lies mostly within the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. The balance of the county is within the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. It is one of five South Dakota counties that lie entirely within Indian reservations. (The others are Corson, Dewey, Shannon, and Todd.) The unnemployment rate there is 70%. Many homes lack indoor plumbing, heating systems, and electricity. Many more families don't have adequate food and clothing. The racial makeup of this county is 72.29% Native American.
Fifth ranked Todd County, South Dakota is all within the Rosebud Sioux Reservation. The racial makeup of the county is 85.60% Native American.
Sioux County, North Dakota, is the sixth poorest county in the US, and lies entirely within the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, forming the northernmost 30 percent of the reservation. (The balance of the reservation is in South Dakota.) It is the only county in North Dakota that is entirely within an Indian reservation. The racial makeup of the county is 84.59% Native American.
Corson County, South Dakota, ranks seventh. The entire county lies within the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The racial makeup of the county is 60.80% Native American.
Wade Hampton, Alaska is the eighth poorest county in the United States. The racial makeup of this county is 92.53% Alaskan Native. Most people here live at least partly off subsistence hunting and fishing.
Ranking tenth, Apache County, Arizona contains parts of the Navajo Indian Reservation, and all of the Fort Apache Indian Reservation. The racial makeup of the county is 76.88% Native American. The poorest counties in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah all fall within the Navajo Nation, the largest reservation in the USA. Apache County is the poorest county in Arizona. Apache County is one of only 38 county-level census divisions of the United States where the most spoken language is not English and one of only 3 where it is neither English or Spanish. 58.32% of the population speak Navajo at home.
Dewey County, South Dakota is the 11th poorest county in the US. Almost the entire county lies in the Cheyenne River Indian Reservation. The balance of the county, along its extreme northern county line, lies in the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The racial makeup of the county is 74.16% Native American.
McKinley County, New Mexico is the 20th poorest county in the US. The racial makeup of the county is 74.72% Native American. McKinley County is one of only 38 county-level census divisions of the United States where the most spoken language is not English and one of only 3 where it is neither English nor Spanish. 45.75% of the population speak Navajo at home.
Jackson County, South Dakota ranked as the 23rd poorest county. About 57 percent of its land, the portion south of the White River, is on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 47.85% of this county is Native American.
Bennett County, South Dakota ranked 25th poorest. Bennett County, was once part of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. 52.07% of the people here are Native American and 6.38% are from two or more races.
San Juan County, Utah ranked 29th. It is the largest county in Utah. 55.69% of the population is Native American.
Mellette County, South Dakota, ranking 32, has a population that is 52.42% Native American.
Menominee County, Wisconsin, ranked 38th, was created on July 3, 1959 in anticipation of the termination of the Menominee Indian Reservation in 1961. The reservation was recreated in 1973, and is now co-extensive with the county and with the town of Menominee. 87.26% of Menominee County's population consists of Menominee Indians.
Big Horn County, Montana, ranking 48th, is home to the Crow and Cheyenne Indians. Most of the county's land area is comprised of Indian reservations: The Crow Indian Reservation covers 64.2 percent of its area, while the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation covers another 6.37 percent. 59.66% of the population in this county is Native American. This is the county where Custer took his last stand and met his demise in the last big battle of the Indian Wars.
Rolette County, North Dakota ranked #53. 73.01% of the county population is Native American. Belcourt, the largest city in the county, is operated by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians.
Thurston County, Nebraska ranked #58. The Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska (Ho-Chunk) and the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska have reservations in Thurston County. Together, these two reservations comprise the entire land area of the county. 52.03% of the population is Native American.
Adair County, Oklahoma, ranked #64, was named after the Adair family of the Cherokee tribe. This county is 42.49% Native American.
Roosevelt County, Montana ranks #71. Over 74 percent of the county's land area lies within the Fort Peck Indian Reservation. 55.75% of the population is Native American.
Benson County, North Dakota is 48.05% native american. It ranked #81. Sullys Hill National Game Preserve and much of the Spirit Lake Indian Reservation are located within the county.
Glacier County, Montana, #84, is home to the Blackfeet Nation. The Blackfeet once controlled the land that is now Glacier National Park. About 70.85 percent of the county's land area lies within the Blackfeet Indian Reservation. Another 20.58 percent lies within Glacier National Park at the county's extreme west. The balance of the county, the extreme eastern section, is centered around its largest city, Cut Bank. 61.80% of this county is Native American.
Navajo County, Arizona, #85, contains parts of the Hopi Indian reservation, the Navajo Indian Reservation and Fort Apache Indian Reservation. 47.74% of the population is Native American.
Cibola County, New Mexico, #86, is 40.32% Native American.
Abramoff pled guilty on January 3, 2006, to three criminal felony counts in a Washington, D.C., federal court related to the defrauding of American Indian tribes and corruption of public officials. The four tribes Abramoff and his associates persuaded include: Michigan's Saginaw Chippewas, California's Agua Caliente, the Mississippi Choctaws, and the Louisiana Coushattas. Abramoff is accused of defrauding the tribes of tens of millions of dollars on issues associated with Indian gaming.Jack Abramoff: "Fire up the jet baby, we're going to El Paso!!" Mike Scanlon: "I want all their MONEY!!!""I have to meet with the monkeys from the Choctaw tribal council. You need to close the deal... with the client..."These mofos are the stupidest idiots in the land for sure."we need to get some money from those monkeys!!"
Jack Abramoff scandal from and
There are unsubstantiated rumors that DeLay may be one of the targets of the Justice Department investigation into Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff's actions. Abramoff allegedly provided DeLay with trips, gifts, and political donations in exchange for favors to Abramoff's lobbying clients, which included t