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    Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Consideration

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tim-giago/out-of-sight-out-of-mind_b_162922.html

    Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Consideration
    By Tim Giago (Nanwica Kciji)
    © 2009 Native American Journalists Foundation, Inc.

    February 2, 2009

    When President Lyndon B. Johnson was about to sign the Immigration and Nationality Act on Oct. 3, 1965, he chose to do it at the foot of the Statue of Liberty. That day he said, "Our beautiful America was built by a nation of strangers. From a hundred different places or more they poured forth into an empty land, joining and blending in one mighty and irresistible tide."

    Built by a nation of strangers? An empty land? Joining and blending? Every Native American worth his or her salt would bridle at those words of such monumental ignorance and for those paltry words to be spoken by the President of the United States makes it overwhelmingly appalling. Johnson was probably parroting the opinions of the majority of Americans about America's indigenous people: out of sight, out of mind, out of consideration. What in the hell are Native Americans: chopped liver?

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    full article at link above

    Re: Out of Sight, Out of Mind, Out of Consideration

    Once again, Tim is voicing things I have felt for a long time. Can anyone be surprised at the ignorance of our elected leaders? When W was governor of Texas, he said there were not tribes in Texas even though there are 3 federally recognized tribes there!


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