Ya right, we need more "kids" hunting….read this:
I dont get the low blows on the NRA or the nonhunting gun owners. The NRA is the reason you get to hunt unfettered in the first place. Second, in 1970 a 10% tax was put upon all handguns with the money to be used for the Hunters Safety programs. So the people with the "big guns" are helping fund your recreation.
Hey Dan! This is indeed GREAT reportage! It is amazing what can be found out even if you are not the NSA!
There ARE alot of Natives in jail, and that would be because the legal system is about as corrupt as it gets. I used to sing in bars, and I can tell you that the majority of drunks I saw were WHITE. The WHITE culture introduced alcohol to the Natives, and there are at least as many WHITES driving drunk and getting into brawls as Natives, so WHY are the prisons being populated with Natives?
Havre does have it's problems, so you have to be careful who you piss off, when you go out and hit the town. The trouble is some people just can't handle alcohol.
I think the difference between you and an Indian, Greg, is that if you get hammered and wander around downtown, nobody claims that all white people are drunks.
Spot on, Dan. Thank you for the chuckles, while spotlighting ignorance.
Mr. Strandberg, please read history. It is a history far older than your ancestors in this beautiful country we white people now call our home. Had you, and yours, been treated so dismally, you might think differently.
My ancestors -- all from Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Scotland and England -- came to this country after it was stolen from the people who had lived here for thousands of years. I bear no gulit for my ancestors; I simply acknowledge this fact of depredation.
Drunk Indians is a common perception in the state, and having several of them walking around downtown Missoula in the summer while they're drunk doesn't help.
These opinions are going to stay in place until the tribes of the state stop feeling sorry for themselves, stop blaming the white man, and start taking responsibility for their actions. Having your representatives drive drunk and then act arrogant certainly doesn't help.
Indians in this state have yet to prove to me that their anything but a burden on our resources and a sad-luck case that I'm frankly tired of hearing about. My life sucks too and I've got no money, but no one would give a damn if I was complaining. I'm white.
I assume the CSKT owns the land in fee. Why does it want to put the land in BIA trust? To save $808?
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