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         member, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma
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         descendant, Cherokee
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    444 Cades Atwood Road
    Milan, Tennessee 38358

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    Re: Oh, now he's "apologized"

    on down the article:

    "I feel their 'apology' is BS, meant to calm the waters, when all they really did was push the current down. They need to get rid of this man," MacDonald said.

    MacDonald questions Mirengoff's lack of understanding.

    "Would this man have said the same if a Jewish rabbi didn't refer to Jesus, as it would be more 'closely aligned with their religious beliefs'? An incredibly blind man."

    Mirengoff, an attorney with an international law firm that includes Arizona Indian Nations, should be well-informed about the Pascua Yaqui Indian Nation on the southern rim of Tucson, and the Rio Yaqui villages in the state of Sonora, Mexico. If Mirengoff had even a little knowledge of current events in southern Arizona, he would have known that Yaqui maintain family ties with their relatives in Sonora and Yaqui ceremonial leaders routinely come to the Tucson area to lead ceremonies.

    Common sense should have at least beckoned and prevented him, and other columnists, from insulting a prayer, especially in a time of so much hurt and healing.

    Finally, in a column on why this Yaqui prayer does matter, Hopi Patty Talahongva shares her thoughts:

    The Akin apology and more at Indianz:
    Media Matters: Conservatives attack Native American prayer at Arizona Memorial:

    More from John Kane at Native Pride:
    Posted by at 2:28 PM

    Re: Oh, now he's "apologized"

    Yeah, I felt it was BS as well, that's why the quote marks. A law firm specializing in native clients does not need this clown on their roster.

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