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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, November 23, 2007

Unrecognizable?

Virginia's tribes continue to be denied federal recognition, despite being frequently employed as eye-candy for state events, and despite the fact that evidently 8 out of every 10 white men in America is a descendent of Pocahantas. The story is the same; racism (Virginia unilaterally reclassified all its Indians as "colored" last century), politics (they don't DARE even hint at casinos), and the usual ignorance, hypocrisy and stupidity.

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2 Comments:

Blogger O Pechanga said...

What is happening to the Virginia tribes is flat out wrong. This do nothing Congress...well the last few do nothing Congresses are just ridiculous.

We are having our own tribal issues out west, but this time, it's the tribes fault.

They are wielding sovereignty like a club against their own people.

11/27/2007 4:06 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

Yeah, sadly the smaller tribes that are purging members in order to boost their per caps are signing their own death warrants. They will be extinct within a generation at the rate they are going.

11/27/2007 7:35 PM  

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