Started by Baruch, October 22, 2019, 07:43:17 AM
Quote from: PopeyesPappy on October 23, 2019, 07:29:59 AMThe small native American tribe that owns the company I work for has weekly and other regularly scheduled get-togethers in order to try to keep their traditions and beliefs alive and well within the population. Unfortunately, this has unforeseen negative consequences. The younger people do not like to leave the economically depressed area they live in because it would limit their participation in these activities. This limits the opportunities available to them to break the cycle of poverty, substance abuse, and violence they were born into. So while in principle I don't have a problem with trying to keep their traditions and beliefs alive, in practice it is keeping the tribal members from improving their lot in life.
Quote from: PopeyesPappy on October 23, 2019, 05:22:14 PMThere are only about 350 total members of the tribe that owns our company. They don't have a reservation because no lands were assigned to them by the government. The tribal government has been recognized as a sovereign entity by the US government since 1939 though. All members also hold dual citizenship in the smaller tribe and the larger Muscogee Creek nation.
Quote from: Baruch on October 23, 2019, 06:20:00 PMin some small tribes ... Mohave and other lower Colorado River tribes ... there has been a purge, using the "not 100% of our tribe" excuse. To concentrate the wealth of the tribe in fewer hands. Smaller tribes can be like bad families. Cherokee require 25%+ Cherokee ancestry.