Saturday, February 23, 2008

Congress once again contradicts its self

The following article can be located at: http://diverseeducation.com:80/artman/publish/article_10687.shtml

Congress May Apologize to American Indians
by Associated PressFeb 20, 2008, 11:58

WASHINGTON

A resolution that formally apologizes to American Indians for years of government mistreatment and abuse will be part of an Indian health care bill expected to pass the Senate later this month.
Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, who has pushed the measure since 2004, said he hopes the measure``helps heal the wounds that have divided America for too long.''

``For too much of our history, federal-tribal relations have been marked by broken treaties, mistreatment and dishonorable dealings,'' said Brownback, a Republican. ``We can acknowledge our past failures, express sincere regrets and establish a brighterfuture for all Americans.''

(I guess as soon as they pass this, they then turn to the Watson termination bill)

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