July 23, 2019
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Comments for: Huge Indian claims settlement won’t benefit Native communities in Maine

  • Anonymous

    The story doesn’t tell us how huge the Indian was who made the claims!

  • Thats not true… of the 41 tribes the Passamaquotty are # 22 on the list. Check your facts….http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/2012/April/12-ag-460.html Department of Justice.

  • Anonymous

    Obama paying out more.

    • Anonymous

      You mean all of us TAXPAYERS paying out more.

  • Anonymous

    Does this mean it’s the END of the payouts and settlements? I’m asking because I truly want to know, not as a slam…. but when do these payouts and settlements end? When do we have a generation of AMERICANS who all are living under the same set of laws?

    • Anonymous

      If, over the last 400 years, the ancestors of all who live in the current USA flew, floated (a good many against their will) rode or walked to get here, that would be a good point. As for their living under the same laws as equal citizens, that would be a long time.
      But the ancestors of some Americans – those here on the continent they’d inhabited for thousands of years were set apart from the very beginning and whenever they were seen as obstacles, they were, by one means or another, killed off, driven off or given a ” deal they couldn’t refuse” to move off their lands.
      To dress up that tawdry chapter of empire building, treaties (the means by which one nation signs a bargain with another, which meant recognizing them as separate entities) were drawn up to make it all neat and legal. But not all treaties were equal: many were forced upon vanquished people (think the Oklahoma Territory, some were broken nearly as soon as signed (think about the Black Hills, SD), some were not legal treaties in the first place (think Massachusetts and the Maine tribes). From the git-go, the whole business was so fraught with chicanery, double dealing and outright lying, with a dose of genocide thrown in for good measure, there is much left to do before the damages are paid in full, and mismanagement of tribal funds by federal agencies doesn’t make that part of it any easier. Patience, fellow citizens, patience.

  • Anonymous

    And the attorney fees are how much ??
    With in a million or two will be close enough.

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