On the agenda are many issues regarding Native Americans. US Senator Elizabeth Warren vowed to impose reforms at the government level to solve various problems for native citizens. On Monday, Warren is speaking out at the Frank LeMere Native American Presidential Forum in Sioux City, Iowa.
“The story of America’s mistreatment of American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians is a long and painful one, rooted in centuries of discrimination, neglect, greed and violence,” Warren said, adding, “Native history is American history – we must be honest about our government’s responsibility in perpetuating these injustices for centuries.”
The Senator struggled with mocking and bickering after her announcement about her origin. Donald Trump urged her to do a DNA test that has showed her far ties with native communities. Then, she apologized for the merger of bloodlines and tribal membership with following disputes.
Under the banner of “Honoring and Empowering Tribal Nations and Indigenous Peoples,” she focuses on the raise funding of tribal programs, compliance with treaty obligations and prevention with sovereignty for tribes and improvement of ties between native communities and the government. She would also learn the ways of expansion of possibilities for Native Americans for their self-management.
Warren is drafting the project with a member of the Laguna Pueblo tribe Deb Haaland and the first Native American woman in Congress Sharice Davids. The draft law would be a reflection of stability, defense from sequestration and inflation and provision of the access to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid programs.
“Trust and treaty obligations do no vanish because of political games in Washington; federal funding must no longer vanish for these reasons, either,” the proposal states.
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