Do the American Indians on reservations want the help of a white American? What kind of help?
I think most original peoples of the Americas simply want to be their own masters. Most seem to want their own nation with little to no intervention from the USA goverment... I don't think it makes a difference where, or from whom the help comes from, as most just want freedom in a land that was originally theirs to begin with...
The USA is a product of Western culture/thinking, Native Americans have a different culture and way of life, with little to no resemblance to Greco-Euro laws and ideas... If a white person is to help Native Americans, they must learn their original ways (some Indians today have assimilated the Euro way of life), laws and their original religions so in order to assist them the very best way possible...
Currently, the Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Nation around New Town, North Dakota in the Bakken Oil Field has asked for help in building more living spaces for the 1000s of new workers around Highway 2 across the northwestern part of the state. They have needed additional construction help since early 2010. In addition, they have asked for delays in new oil rigs already federally approved to be removed. This is the type of help/cooperation that is needed there. 1000s more new jobs in North Dakota oil and natural gas fields and on the pipeline there are vacant because of lack of housing for workers. Help could produce more energy for a region, reduce unemployment, and increase quality of life in the state. http://hubpages.com/t/120e0a
Given the history of the White/Indian relations in the past, I would think that the Indian populations have probably had quite enough of the the White's concept of "help." They've gotten robbed of their lands, cheated out of treaty promises, and generally gotten the short end of the stick at every turn.
Thanks for your response. Based on my little knowledge of the White and Indian relations throughout history and today, I know that white americans have mistreated the American Indian in nearly every way imaginable. However, I attend school about 4 hours from the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota, and I really want to visit the reservation and offer help to these people in some way. I understand that this reservation has some of the most extreme poverty in our nation today, and I was wondering if these people would be likely to accept my volunteer efforts or if they would turn me away and refuse any aid from me?
I do not pretend to speak for them or on their behalf.............but I can see why they would resent our influence.
Hi, my name is Carl and I am 100% Native American.
Myself personally would accept help from anyone as long as it was sincere and helpful for the situation. I myself receive help and give help when needed to anybody regardless of race, age, gender or otherwise.
Trucking-fees fraud resulted in trespassing across native lands and cheaper transport of Canadian raw oil into the United States across already-existing oil fields owned by Native Americans in North Dakota. read more
by tylermj23 6 years ago
Do American Indians want our help or would they rather be left alone?
by backporchstories 6 years ago
How many of you out there have Native blood coarsing through your veins. Have you been following the political strife of the Native Indian People of today? Some live in third world conditions as a result of the governments surpression. How many of you feel they were dealt the...
by grinnin1 5 years ago
How does a country ever make up for wiping out it's first inhabitants? Inhabitants who loved and revered the land and watched it greedily devoured by invaders?? What is the price America pays for what it did? How can we atone for what we did and why haven't we done more?
by shellbell62 7 years ago
where in missouri did american indians settlelooking for arrowheads and american indiand relics in missouri, where did the majority or the indians settle in missouri,
by passingtheword 4 years ago
The book of mormon teaches that the American Indians were from Israel. That is the corner stone of their faith. DNA proved that the American Indians were not from Israel but in fact were from Asian descent. Proving that the BofM is a lie and a fictional book.
by Peeples 5 years ago
Do Americans (USA) forget sometimes that our country was founded on....Foreigners coming to a land where they didn't speak the language? Do we sometimes forget that we weren't the first people here?
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