Mike Graham: Apologizing for the Indian holocaust

"While the U.S. government is waging a war worldwide against terrorists, it's own past history has to be dealt with concerning it's actions against American Indians. Senator Brownback of Kansas re-introduced a resolution (S. J. RES. 4) calling for an apology from the federal government for it's long history of official depredations and ill-conceived policies. Senator Brownback's bill is backed up by congresswoman Jo Ann Davis of Virginia with house resolution (H. J. RES. 3).

In past years the U.S. Government has made it a point to apologize for it's action against other groups of Americans like African Americans and Japanese Americans. So one would think our federal government would have no problem apologizing to American Indians on paper. That's not true in this case.

Senator Brownback's apology resolution was before the U.S. Senate in 2004 but no action was taken. In 2006 the Senate Indian Affairs passed the resolution out of committee placing it on the senate calendar for a vote by the full senate, that's as far as it went that year.

The American Indian community stands united with all Americans in defense of our home land. American Indians have no problem telling it like it is; they endured a holocaust. To them the Indian holocaust started with an invasion committed by Columbus. Without the support of Indian nations America, as we know it today, may not have come about."

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Should U.S. Government apologize For American Indian Holocaust? (The American Chronicle 10/29)

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