In The Hoop
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2001 Welcome to In The Hoop, Indianz.Com's occasional column about assorted Indian issues. In The Hoop: The Scorecard
Is it Friday already? That means it's time for the weekly list of the movers and shakers in Indian Country and beyond. The Winners
White People - For managing to turn the Bureau of Indian Affairs into the Bureau of White Affairs. The Indian Health Service is next. The Quinault Nation - For managing to scuttle yet another tribe. Connecticut Attorney General Richard "Indian Killer" Blumenthal would be proud. The Department of Interior - For managing to be "cleared" of a number of allegations of misconduct by Inspector General Earl E. Devaney. We're convinced no one has done anything wrong. EDS Corporation - For managing to get paid $3 million to tell the government what any Indian and group of MIT students could have told those fat cats for free. The Losers
Indian Country - Don't cross Auntie Gale! She'll hold back your land-into-trust application. Tribal Leaders - Don't cross Uncle Neal! He'll tell you a story and say your math sucks. So much for your boarding schools education! The Bureau of Acknowledgment and Research - For springing a leak bigger than the Titanic. It eventually sank. The Tigua Tribe of Texas - For losing yet another attempt to keep your casino open. Three words: Pueblo. Revolt. Mexico. In the Middle
Federal recognition - Tribes, why even bother? Just die like the history books say you did. Termination - You're still alive and kicking, ready to spring up at an editorial's notice. Cher - If you can't be an Indian, at least you can play one on the silver screen. Deputy Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles - For taking a lead on trust reform. Does this mean you will actually show up to a court hearing? In Your Hoop
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