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The US Constitution and What We Should Do Now As Nations

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We haven't even touched the reforms of federal Indian law, and we're not even remotely close. Not one time has the U.S. Constitution been used to protect Indian rights, it's always been used to strip away Indian rights. Those we elect as our leaders have got to take the government-to-government relationship and say that we are as embedded in the Tenth Amendment as the states are; basically, anything that we haven't given to the federal government, we have retained.
If we do that, we can challenge the doctrine of diminishment the supreme court has created for jurisdictional cases, and it won't be so easy for them to opine that states own the water that runs through a reservation, like they did in Montana v. U.S and other nonsense.
Today states are standing on what ever grounds they have, or do not have, and so must Indian Nations, so that piece by piece we are not eroded away and then someday issued a one acre piece of land and call it even.
There's no question that in the near future some politician(s) is going to say, "We want to deal with the Indian problem once and for all," and initiate a move to bring back a manifestation of termination.
Demand from leaders and hold them accountable.
Our future is on the line.

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