African Americans In Connecticut Face SimilarDiscriminations as Native Americans do on the Federal Level
Please read the following article from MSNBC.Com. I think it says a lot if not all about double standards between the majority and minoritypopulations in this country. And Please, everyone, do smoke the peacepipe, not the crack pipe. Yahweh made what goes into the peace pipe, notwhat goes into the crack pipe. It is what the world needs, love and peace.
Why are they against Peace? Who would be against Peace…..Don’t answer that, just please read the article…Peace!
Native Americans to get millions after 'bigvictory' in Supreme Court
By msnbc.com staff and news servicesThe Supreme Court has ruled that the government must fully reimburse Native Americantribes for millions of dollars they spent on federal programs.The federal government had agreed to fully reimburse money tribes spent on programslike law enforcement, environmental protection and agricultural assistance, but Congresscapped the amount of money earmarked for that reimbursement. The tribes sued, and the10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver said the money must be fully reimbursed.The
the Ramah Navajo Chapter and other NativeAmerican tribes must get their money back.Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the majority opinion for Justices Antonin Scalia, AnthonyKennedy, Clarence Thomas and Elena Kagan. Chief Justice John Roberts, and JusticesRuth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito dissented."We stressed that the government's obligation to pay contract support costs should betreated as an ordinary contract promise," Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote in the majorityruling which confirmed a Colorado appeals court decision."The government was obligated to pay the tribes' contract support costs in full."Congress allocated $1.6 billion to the Bureau of Indian Affairs for "the operations of Indian programs" in 2000,
,but only $120.2 million waspaid out."Between FY [financial year] 1994 and 2001, appropriations covered only between 77%and 92% of tribes' aggregate contract support costs," the judgment read.
Rodger Martinez, president of the Ramah Navajo Chapter in New Mexico that was aplaintiff in the case,
that they were sad the case had to goto the Supreme Court, but "happy that they sided with us."