[LINK] [OT] "we say sorry"

Jan Whitaker jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Thu Feb 14 17:55:42 EST 2008


At 05:02 PM 14/02/2008, Rick Welykochy wrote:
>I then asked if the US has issued any similar apologies, and she said
>not that she knew of.
>
>Perhaps Jan W can clarify?!

Actually, when Adrian asked that, I racked my brain and couldn't come 
up with anything formal. There were heaps of treaties between the US 
govt and various Native American tribes, but most were broken by the US.

2002 Essay: http://goinside.com/02/1/repairs.html
Article by a Native American on the issue of reparation: 
http://www.authorsden.com/visit/viewArticle.asp?id=16939
very interesting analysis because it deals with generations and the 
breaking of the treaties. Treaties generally dealt with land.

I'm striking out finding much. There seem to have been some 
agreements with a few tribes, but nothing like Canada.

Jan




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