Native Americans are furious and angry on Trump because of the destruction of their heritage
American President Donald Trump seems to have mapped out in his head the mission of destroying everything that made his predecessors, but the turn came natural national monuments and protected areas within the natural open spaces across the United States. The last in a series of such moves from Trump is the desecration of two national monuments in Utah earlier this week, which represents the most significant step backwards in this sphere in more than a century.
Money is more important than Native Americans heritage
The US president Donald Trump arrived in Salt Lake City, the capital of that country in the west of the United States, to declare a 85 percent reduction in the Bears Ears National Monument, which was announced by Barack Obama in December 2016 and about 45 percent the National Monument Grand Staircase-Escalante, which Bill Clinton proclaimed in September 1996.
It is, of course, the decision motivated primarily by profit because it could open the way for mining and oil exploitation of these natural resources, which has led to anger Native Americans tribes from the area as well as environmental organizations of which have some filed a lawsuit. This initiative addresses the future of other protected areas proclaimed in accordance with the 1906 law.
The law requires that only the most necessary areas to be placed under special protection as national monuments – revealed Trump. But in the next sentence he discovered his rightful face and intent.
I’m dealing with real estate. When it comes to millions of hectares, I say, Can you repeat? That’s a lot, Trump said.
It was Trump who canceled the decision that US Army prohibits the construction of the gas pipeline in North Dakota who should pass the area on the border of the reserve Sioux tribes. Given that this is a holy land for Sioux world, there have been large protests and even conflict with the police and army, which lasted a year, until February of this year when Trump ruled Sioux. Such moves have reopened the Native Americans question in the United States and their current position in North America.
Native Americans in this region mostly live on reservations which they got legally from the colonizers in the 18th and 19th centuries, and just in this area there are more than 100,000 archaeological sites including the rock art dates back at least 5,000 years and remains of 21 previously unknown species of dinosaurs, which, among other things, are endangered by Trump’s decisions.
In North, Central and South America has about 52 million Indians, out of which in the US are 2.9 million, and in Canada 1.2 million. Although the prevailing view of how Native Americans people in the modern age are living on a confined territory or reservations in only parts of the two countries, that is not the case. Native Americans peoples in the United States and Canada are deployed across the territory depending on from which tribe they are and from where they originate.
Two years ago Canada officially recognized the cultural genocide of Native American tribes and apologized for it. In this country the Native Americans have some additional benefits, including, for example, property held by the casinos that are in the area of their reservations, which is especially attractive to gamblers to lower the taxes on gains in this area. Native Americans, in particular their children, are also included in special education programs of integration into society, and members of native american tribes do not pay VAT on bills in shops across the Canadian territory.
The first Native Americans millionaires
On the other hand, because of the isolated way of living in closed communities of the reservations among the Native Americans population recorded a large number of people who have problems with alcoholism and depression, and a higher number of suicides on average.
A similar situation exists with the Native Americans population in the United States, where they also have the most problems with alcoholism. Recently, the local press reported on a one reservation lawsuit against brewery in nearby town for selling alcohol to their members,
The tribal leaders of the Sioux from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota sued the producers of alcoholic beverages from the town of Whiteclay in Nebraska and seeking 500 million US dollars from them because from there allegedly between 28,000 and 40,000 members of an Native American tribe from the reservation, where alcohol is banned since 1832, purchased alcohol.
On the other hand, members of the Mandan, Hidat and Arikar tribes living in the Fort Berthold reservation in the North Dakota were fortunate that oil was found on their territory.
The Native Americans have signed a contract by which the tribes will receive $ 100,000 for each new oil well. It is estimated that in the next five years 500 boreholes could be put into operation, meaning that the members of these three tribes will become millionaires.
This article was originally published on the Trump News.