Saturday, March 15, 2014

How the US government fails Native Americans

It's incredible that the basics for development that have worked for other Americans and that are often ideas shared with developing countries - are the same ideas being denied Native Americans - it's a wonder they aren't poorer. Read the whole thing (Forbes):

Imagine if the government were responsible for looking after your best interests. All of your assets must be managed by bureaucrats on your behalf. A special bureau is even set up to oversee your affairs. Every important decision you make requires approval, and every approval comes with a mountain of regulations.

How well would this work? Just ask Native Americans.

The federal government is responsible for managing Indian affairs for the benefit of all Indians. But by all accounts the government has failed to live up to this responsibility. As a result, Native American reservations are among the poorest communities in the United States.

No comments: