The Local Crank

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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Friday, December 08, 2006

The Voices Remain...

Congress has finally passed the Esther Martinez Native American Languages Preservation Act. The Act is named for Esther "Poe Tsawa" Martinez (Tewa), better known as Ko'o (Aunt) to her many admirers, a tireless advocate for Indian languages who died in a car crash at age 94 earlier this year. At last, the "do nothing" 109th Congress manages to actually do something.

Meanwhile, however, the taxpayer-funded war on tribal sovereignty grinds on.



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