WATCH: Glenn visits the Navajo Nation

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Since Restoring Love came to a close, Glenn has been talking about the Navajo Nation and the struggles they face. They are often described as a third world nation within America, one that is ignored by the rest of the country. Over the weekend, Glenn went to visit the Navajo Nation to deliver food from Mercury One. With his son at his side, Glenn spent the day volunteering however he could and learning what he and his audience could do to help. Visit MercuryOne.org for more information on what you can do to help.

  • M Sims

    Now that would be te true definition of a food desert. It’s to bad it took this long to start taking care of the problem.

  • http://www.artinphoenix.com/gallery/grimm snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Glenn – thanks for bringing this to many peoples attention; the church where I used to volunteer with, we sent help as we could to the reservation for some families; from the stories they told I knew it to be hard for them.

    Until now, I never knew just how hard.

    The new pastor has cut off all aid to them; one of the reasons I left.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Irina-Krasnyuk/745534442 Irina Krasnyuk

    just a drop into the sea

  • Draxx

    My Grandmother on my Mom’s side was Full Blooded Navajo, and my Grandmother on my Father’s Side was Full Blooded Hopi; and it bothers me so much to see how bad things are…

    I went to a Pow-Wow this weekend here in Oregon and I like to help my kids understand their Heritage!  But, it is not the same as living on a Reservation…

  • Anonymous

    Irena, your comment reminded me of a song we used to sing in Sunday school 6 decades ago.
    “Little drops of water, little grains of sand, make the mighty oceans and the beautiful lands”.
    Celebrity or everyday person, I applaud the efforts of everyone who helps in any way!
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/shirley.mcmahan1 Shirley McMahan

    It’s about time we looked at what our own Native American’s are going through here in the “Land of Plenty.” We give millions to countries who hate us and ignore the First Nation people.
    They don’t beg for handouts, they don’t think they are entitled. They do appreciate people who are sincere and treat them with respect. Thank you Glenn and Mercury One.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Glenn and staff for staying with the donated food and not just shipping it off to big cities for give-aways with people swarming for “free stuff” and ensuring that it is going to people who are in genuine need as these folks are.

  • Anonymous

    Good work GB ! 
    It reminds me of my mission work on the reservation years ago. Thanks for the service.
    Can I ask you a favor ?Please buckle up the kid’o. 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001849564825 Mickael Ventura

    Good job Glen truly appreciate news of good samaritans along the way.
    This truly is the fasting that God has ordained not the sacrifices of fools.
    May God bless

  • http://www.facebook.com/Face.Painting.by.Henny Henny Bee

    I was on the reservation in Cottonwood,AZ a couple of years ago. It really is like third world as there is not much opportunity for work and they live very spread out. Many of them have no running water or electricity unless they live in the housing built by the government for teachers. They drive long distances just for basic needs. We still have teams going out every year to finish building a church, as they do not have money or skilled labor.

  • marsha Rachford

    The government does give money and free stuff to the native americans. That is part of the problem. They depend on the gov to take care of them and have little incentive to take care of themselves. I applaud Glen for taking food and assistance to them but maybe we also need to look at how to teach them to fish rather than just giving them fish.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Glenn. This is truly an answer to prayers. We need to break out of our insulated communities and groups, stop all the race-whining (blacks AND whites, etc.) and just get down to the business of helping our fellow Americans. There is such a high rate of suicide, unemployment, drug abuse, alcohol abuse and unimaginable poverty within the Native American community. Thank you, Lord, for people like Glenn and others who are listening to your voice and beckoning.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002138098531 Caitlin Nicholas

    God bless you Glenn…and Raphe! Nice job buddy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/william.clay.58 William Clay

    All I will say is very simple.

    GOD has a reason for Glenn Beck to be here at this time

  • Anonymous

    stossel did a piece a year back on how those reservations not receiving subsidies from the government have thrived and land/reservation right next to it receiving government help became a neglected wasteland.  it was astonishing to see that literal side-by-side comparison and still the politicians who oversaw the government-backed land will not admit this clear and convincing evidence.

  • Anonymous

    Fantastic Glenn, thank you so much for all your work and those who are with you helping out. You, you staff, and all Americans who have gathered around you to help are certainly the bright lights who are ponting the way to selflessness and prosperity.

  • Anonymous

    It is amazing how much better it makes you feel to see all these wonderful stories of people helping each other, instead of all the bad news we are use to in the media.  Thanks Glenn

  • Anonymous

    Glenn,
    I’m from New Mexico and I’m so glad you had a chance to visit the Navajo Nation and meet the wonderful people we have in this part of the country.  Thank you for your generosity and showing  the Navajo as the courageous and gracious people that they are.  Too often, the national media shows only the negative aspects of New Mexico and our people (our DJs at KOB and the morning show certainly didn’t help us any last week!!!).  God Bless –

  • http://twitter.com/terranasaurus01 Terran

    Thank you for your heart for the Navajos. Native Americans are on God’s heart. He is bringing healing and deliverance to reservations here in Montana. I believe that He is doing a great work among all peoples world wide. As the day nears for the return of His Son, we will see many miracles! Hallelujah! 

  • greywolfrs

    What exactly does that mean? You think it is a small thing and doesn’t matter? Everything counts, in small amounts. Every sea started out as a drop…
    Here maybe this will make more sense to you.
    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

  • greywolfrs

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

  • greywolfrs

    It’s about time that we start doing things like this for the people in our country, instead of sending billions to other countries.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1146609981 Tiffany Kessler

    Do I sense a “Love” Volunteer Project coming???

  • Anonymous

     There are a lot of things you can criticize Glenn for, and I regularly do, best despite every problem I have with him and anybody else might have with him it is pretty much impossible to deny that at heart he’s a good guy just trying to do the right thing.

  • Anonymous

    SPAM!

  • Soulphoenix

    Now they need better education and job opportunities. We could afford to bring some jobs back from China and give the Navajo’s and others the chance to build a solid, vibrant future. I believe they would step up to the challenge and be grateful for it.

  • new2la

    Wonderful work Glenn and Mercury One, you lead by example.  Now let’s see how long it will take before the others catch on.    We need to first get them, all our tribes, out of poverty and teach them how to self preserve.    It should start by doing away with the ghetto mentality;  the grouping of a people in isolation.    Can you imagine if everyone of us were grouped?    Italians here, Germans there?   Let’s end the stereotyping.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001244377043 James Woods

    Thank you Glenn for being such a great humanitarian. God Bless you brother …

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G232KICH2QEXKHIPDYBFGXPTWM marilyn

    I know the Indians everywhere live basically in poverty………….but the are their own nation……..and they get so much money from those casinos they own…………..think their own Indian ran government is corrupt !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001448957415 Donna Guy

    Thank you for helping Glenn. In our busy lives sometimes we forget the needs of others. Thanks for reminding us.

  • Draxx

    God put us all here at this time for a reason…

    And those of you who don’t believe in God, well then make your own reason to be here at this time and make a positive difference!

  • http://www.facebook.com/barbara.veldran Barbara Veldran

    God Bless you Glen Beck…..God has given you your path…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BOPIEMXU7TO5JS4GV43KEJALBI David J

    It’s amazing to watch the opportunities God has given our lives to share. It’s amazing to see how this was a precursor to what the elitists plan for our lives. It’s amazing to think Glenn, that you show us how to succeed in healing hearts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.johnson.908132 James Johnson

    Wado Glenn…Wado for being the one conservative talk show host to show the true story going on the reservations…and its going on all of them.God Bless you Glenn.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Hegarty/839647490 Nicholas Hegarty

    I hate to be the negative nancy here but I live in AZ, and I can say with 100% conviction that this is the doing of the Government. The reality is that the US has used the Native American tribes as a case study for depenency. This is what the administration wants for us all. The reality is that these tribes, this one in particular have been given so much, free housing, healthcare, sovereignty, education (free college), money ($33mil just recently), etc. They continuously make bad investments (OnSat, BCDS, et al.). Their tribal counsel is riddled wih corruption, just like our own government, but because thy are smaller (and there is no 1%) it is impossible to hide. The result is an inability to do what they have done for thousands of years on their own, survive and thrive. Glenn, kudos to you for helping your fellow man and inspiring others to do the same. The reality though is that these people need so much more than another handout, they need two feet of their own to stand on, just like the rest of us.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1495938231 Christy Howell Land

    It is GREAT that Glenn went to this area of poverty in our country.  Our government has messed up these peoples lives for generations. Unfortunately it is once again a story of people needing help to help themselves, not just handouts…Wish he had sjown more of what they are doing to try to help themselves also!

    And why isn’t his son wearing a seatbelt????!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=582692462 Cathrine R Knight

    Not every reservation has their own casino and I should mention the fact that most of the people working at many of the supposed “Indian casinos” are not even Native American or have very little Native American in them.  I’ve been to one out east and one out west.  The people that worked at the one east were either white or a few black people (I think it was called Foxwoods).  The one out west was full of Native Americans (In Tucson, Casino of the Sun I believe).  There have been a few news shows about people suddenly changing their culture to Native American to cash in on Indian Casinos.  Reporters dug up old documents where they said they were white or black, suddenly they aren’t anymore. 

    We stuck them on crap land and left them there in the hopes they’d be forgotten.  There is very little hope within the Native Nations, perhaps you should try and visit one.  As for corrupt governments.. look at ours before saying anything about theirs.  Our government made promises to them that were never kept.  Recently one of the Nations canceled all treaties  with our government.  Very little has been said in the media about it, Obama hasn’t addressed it either.

    http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/National_News_2/Lakota_Indians_cancel_treaties_with_U_S_gov_t_4297.shtml

    There is so much more that has been going on within the Reservations.  Look up strip mining.  Ever hear of Leonard Peltier? 

    http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/index1.htm

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.young.169 Kim Young

    If you want to see what total government control looks like – definitely go visit these reservations.  We have evidence in our own back yard that socialism, communism, marxism DOESNT WORK!

  • Anonymous

    Glenn,
    As a member of the Navajo Nation I would like to Thank You for your generosity to my people. Thank You for sharing your blessings and for caring, and for showing your love and support to the Navajo Nation. I pray that the Lord will continue to bless and keep you and your family safe. Along with those who are close to you. Though I will not personally benefit from this (I work and live in Phx), just knowing that people who really need it warms my heart. To know they will have food on their tables tonight and the next…for a few day. You are truly a blessing to them. From the bottom of my heart Thank You again. God Bless you Glenn Beck.

  • http://www.facebook.com/coradean.camery Coradean Camery

    Hi Glenn,

    I’m glad you were able  to meet some of the Navajo People. I’ve been friends with a family, The,” Talk’s, and the,” Singers,” for over 40 years, and  visited  on the reservation and in their homes many times, and they in mine. I found their wit and sence of Humor wonderful. I also found their hospitality ,and generosity  makes one feel so welcome. They need friends like you, and thanks for teaching your son to respect and know right from wrong.

     Thanks again.

    Corky Camery

  • http://twitter.com/Ishmot2 L Scott Larsen

    Should have known some idiot would look at Glenn in the car as driving all the way from Texas without buckling up. I just wish people would quite trying to save everyone, by telling them what to do, if you want to drive around all strapped in fine, leave the rest of us alone. I feel safer in my 66 GMC then I would being buckled up in a volt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1098300495 Donna Steward

    Good for you.

  • Anonymous

    what a Patroit. he bleeds red white and blue. fk Obungle

  • Anonymous

    Glenn,

    We seldom hear about the Native American plight. Why is it that they cannot advance? Like you mentioned, we hear about the casinos, the drinking, receiving money, not paying taxes, but not why certain tribes are really struggling. I had someone tell me that they went to a reservation – I do not know which one – and was struck with the fact that they live in worse conditions than our inner cities. I cannot prove or disprove this, but it bothered me none the less. I am more of a person who believes in helping people improve thier lives/selfrepect than just giving money. I want to personally see how my time and/or money has improved a person’s life – long term. I believe we are a giving nation, but the money does not alway go where it was intended. I also think that this is  a very complex problem and, as a nation, we need to really try to do something about this. We need a real education on what went wrong. I am sure that the answer to this problem is going to be a real challenge.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1098300495 Donna Steward

    I have always said that if the government wants to give away our land, etc, back to the original inhabitants, they should give it back to the people who were here first, the American Indians, not those of Spanish decent.  All the rich, big wigs that donate to foreign countries that are downtrodden, should start at home, in  the United States.  (Hollywood, Gates, Buffet etc.) Charity begins at home…..Help the American Indians…..we took their land….it is not ours. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patricia-Hill-Stokes-Zoeller/1683752130 Patricia Hill Stokes Zoeller

    All tripes of American Indians are worthy of great blessings. God/YHWH (spoken ”Yah-Wah” - ”Yah” meaning “Creator” and “Wah” meaning “Creation”) has never before been so wonderfully repesented through praise and worshiped, (prior to the white mans’ settling on this side of the “vast waters”), than through the heart, spirit and soul of those that worshipped all of His Glory. May the Blessings of YAHshua/Christ Jesus (spoken “Yah-Shu-Wah”) for evermore be theirs’ to recieve. *+* Jesus is Lord!   (NOTE: The “Shu” means “Salvation” and is the ”Paleo Hebrew”/ Universal language of The Creator).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dennis-Durband/100001100076981 Dennis Durband

    The reservation system is a complete failure. Reservations are pockets of poverty … despair … alcoholism … hopelessness … and unemployment. Indian families are in ruins … broken … and badly fragmented.

  • Valerie Beverly

    I taught on the Navajo Reservation and lived there for 30 years. I, too, would like to see opportunities for the Dineh people to help themselves. There needs to be businesses built on the rez. It sickens me to see jewelry, dolls, and clothing made in Taiwan, being sold in some of the tourist traps on the rez. Why can’t that be made that into a business for the Navajo people?  More training is needed. Learning a trade or being given the opportunity to use their wealth of knowledge is the way to restore their pride in themselves.
    The first missionaries did a great disservice to the Navajo people. They took their children from them and made them go to schools where they were not allowed to speak Navajo, even to their friends. They rarely saw their own families. There is no way to excuse the actions of those missionaries. The best thing to do is really listen to their stories and express your sorrow over their history.
    I am adding a picture of a dear friend who passed away two years ago. She tattooed the name of her best friend when she was just a girl back in boarding school, so that she wouldn’t forget her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.nicodemus.3 Tim Nicodemus

    Good to see. God bless!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tim.nicodemus.3 Tim Nicodemus

    As a recent college graduate who is serving (read: unpaid) as an accountant with a Christian school in New Mexico that caters to the Navajo, I applaud you, sir, for your work in spreading the message about this proud but marginalized people group. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/darrell.dianna.smith Dianna Darrell Smith

    we can help this group of US citizens ! wait wait obama only wants to help those with deep pockets and bobble headed necks ! we owe it to our nations original citizens ! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001884497827 Norbert Stager

    I believe that american corporations that return jobs back to the US should be the ones to get tax breaks so they can bring back the money and put Americans like the Navajo’s back to work so they can raise their families and give their kids a future. If the government won’t do that it is time to take matters into our own hands and help them start and buildtheir own companies and future.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cory-Kramer/100000720908027 Cory Kramer

    It was great to see a person that has as much influence as you do recognize the PEOPLE of the Navajo Nation and to treat them with the respect that you did. They are the True first Americans who have quietly Endured. I am with Soulphoenix in believing that we need to bring jobs back to our country. We need the holes in our patchwork quilt called Home to be repaired.
    May God continue to bless you to open the eyes of our country. Bless you Glenn and your wonderful wife and children.

  • http://www.facebook.com/danae.allen Danae M. Bybee

    I think, one, we should deal with getting the illegal Mexican immigrants out, which would then open up more jobs for the Navajo Nation, and we would have more means to provide aide to them. It’s horrible what our nation has done to the Native American tribes who were living here. I am ashamed of THAT more than anything else in our nation’s history.

  • Dawnell R.

    I live in a “border” town on the Navajo reservation in Arizona.  My family moved here when I was 8.  My father ran a small business that has employed the Navajo for 35 years.  They are good, hardworking people.  We do our best to serve and help as many as we can get on their feet.  Unfortunately what happens too often is if one tries to rise up and take advantage of the help that is there for college education and breaking away from the class of poverty, their family pulls them back down.  Very few are able to make it because of a mentality of not wanting the children to become better than the parents.  Plus, many young unmarried teenagers are often having babies “for” their boyfriends so young that it becomes almost impossible for them to progress even if they have the intelligence and opportunity.  There are many social issues that need to be addressed in order to help them take advantage of, first, the education that is available (it is basically free for them to take classes at our local community college) and then a way to enable them to create businesses and jobs throughout the reservation.  No small task, but greatly needed.

  • http://youtu.be/0iRCvDwF26Q Rahm Kota

    Glenn this should help them out and I am thankful someone cares and is not trying to use them as a political weapon.

  • Dawnell R.

    You have obviously not been on the Navajo reservation.  It is HUGE.  It is not full of illegal immigrants because there is little work there.  That is the probelem.  Kicking the illegals out of the rest of the country will only help the Navajo if they leave the reservation to go get the jobs.  Not going to happen for most of them.  Jobs need to be created in their own lands.

  • http://twitter.com/CherylCMarrero Cheryl C. Marrero

    Too often, the national media shows only the negative aspects of New Mexico and our people (our DJs at KOB and the morning show certainly didn’t help us any last week!!!).http://HoursEnjoyMoneys.blogspot.com

  • pitch1

    No matter what you do for these humans they do not have the basic IQ to sustain a civilized society…It’s a waste of time and valuable resources to give them more handouts as they only spend it all on more drugs and booze…Get rid of the Bureau of Indian Affairs which is totally one of the most corrupt Government Agencies in America and has a vested interest in keeping these people as nothing more than pitiful slaves and let the Navajo rise to the level they are capable of maintaining…It’s time to set the slaves free and make it on their on…How many hundreds of years will it take realize this truism???????????? 

  • Anonymous

    first, i too applaud glenn for giving to others. i think that is a sign of inherent goodness. though i might disagree with glenn’s perception of our world’s problems i don’t doubt that he is trying in his own way to be a good person. 

    second, the main reason i visit this forum, even though i share little in common ideologically with most people here, is to see how other people interpret reality. stories of any kind can act as a type of rorschach test, where the perception of the story is just as revealing as the story itself. 

    the main interpretation that i am seeing is one of dependency. its a common interpretation here: 

    people who are failing in our economic system are those to whom too much help has been given. this help, as a consequence, has created dependency, it has taken the motivation away from those who receive the help to go out and help themselves. this view assumes that there are opportunities that exist for people, but that because of the dependency created by “handouts” these opportunities are not sought out and utilized. 

    the solution to this problem that i most often hear is that we should remove the assistance, thereby creating an incentive to seek out currently existing opportunities. that when we take away the handouts, the fear of starving to death, and watching your kids starve to death will create a deep desire to do whatever it takes to survive. 

    did i get that right?

    but i don’t think that we can have any discussion of this issue without acknowledging that this entire country was theirs. it was taken from them by force. they were forced to the marginal areas of the country, where nobody wanted the land, and isolated from the rest of the society around them. they were forced into a legal framework that denied their way of life and essentially made their culture unlawful. their territories were surrounded by a state hostile to their existence and covetous of their land. 

    they are human beings. they are not just units of economic value, striving to maximize their worth. we treated them horribly, just like we treated the african slaves horribly. 

    blaming them for being exploited is a outside the bounds of decency. 

  • Anonymous

    The Navajo Nation is the wealthiest tribe within theUnited States.  Unfortunatey much of the tribal monies are pocketed by it’s politicians.  You would have to live there to understand how hey run their government.  Treaties give them free medical and our US gov’t builds their beautiful schools.  The Navajo Indians are paid by our governmet to sit home and watch TV whioch they do a great deal of.  They don’t pay taxes but they get a refund every year. They live on their land free of charge anywhere they want to.   I am so tired of people saying “Poor Navajo’s  they are a 3rd world country…Live live like that because they choose to. If a Navajo family chooses  to better themselves then they are labled an “apple” red on the outside and white on the inside.  I don’t have any pitty for a peoples who will not help themselves.

  • Anonymous

    They receive better educational chances than our own children do. It took me 5 years to get my child tested for a learning disability because they kept pushing her to the bottom of the pile because she was anglo/middle class and they had so many Navajo’s to test. Also the curriculum has been dummied down so much that a student graduating with a 4.0 is actually graduating with a 3.4. Makes a huge difference when you apply for good schools.  They still believe the world owes them a living…Sorry…there was a war, they lost now get over it. Our treaties have more than made up for it. They don’t have to stay on the reservation any more. They choose to.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, this video made me cry.  Its so good to have someone who truely understands that not all Native Americans are rich people who get money from casinos and are drunks.  I agree with Soulphoenix about the education and job opportunities.  I currently reside on the San Carlos, Apache Reservation in Arizona with my husband, but my Tribe is in Montana.  I’ve noticed in both places the job opportunities were scarce compared to the population.   From being over here, I realize that the level of poverty has caused depression and desperation.  There is a high population that lives on government checks because there is no work, and a high level of drug and alcohol abuse because of the lack of job opportunities and depression. I just want there to be a future for the Apaches, as well as my own Tribes.  And this is just the tip of the iceberg, we haven’t even began to talk about the IHS.

  • Anonymous

    Why are you working without pay?  the Navajo Tribal leaders are paid well for their job. As are the federally paid teachers on the reservation.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/R7CYNNLCP4RT46LD5URMCTW2KY babs

    We should do more for our Native Americans and not these illegals from Mexico.

  • Anonymous

    Sky58 the answer is to end the “money treaties” so that they HAVE to work hard in school to get the degrees to go to college and make a living for themselves and their families.  There are Navajo’s who make a good living at their trades such as painting, silversmithing and potterers and there are Navajo’s who have good jobs and work to keep those jobs, but the rest are bascially lazy and angry at the white man. If the Navajo family has a celebration for a birth it can last a week, which means all work stops and they expect their job to be there for them when they return. Can you do that?
    I taught for 10 years in Gallup NM which is  90% Native American.  There are kids who want to learn and kids who don’t want to learn.

  • Anonymous

    You are 100% correct Marsha.   And we do teach them to fish,,,they would rather watch TV!

  • Anonymous

    My daughter was a young on the WIC program which provides milk, juice, and other staples for young children. She had chosen Tropicana frozen orange juice (wic approved) When she checked out she was told that the Tropicana brand was for Native Americans only because “they have a greater chance of malnutrician”.  Blatant descrimination within our own government.    Glenn….do more research.  The Navajo Nation chooses to be a separate nation from the US government so they can regulate monies from any companies that want to help them.  Then when theyget too expensive and the corporations pull out they whine and cry that no onewill help them.    They are likechildren…they don’t pay their billslike u and I do.  They get their check and go o townand buy buy buy eat eat eat…You want to see it…go to Gallup on thefirst of any month and watch 250,000 Native Americans spend their goverment check.

  • Anonymous

    Oh and I am a single 61 yr old white woman who struggles every day to keep a roof over my head and gas in a car I stuggle to keep running so I can GO TO WORK  caring for an elderly woman.  I have no health insurance, I have a heart problem and medical bills  and can’t afford to see a dentist. If something breaks I have to fix it myself  I have worked since I was 13 yrs old and I have always paid my bills and taxes and often relied on good neighbors who shared food from their gardens in order to eat.  I don’t live close to town but I don’t see any red 18 wheelers pulling up to my door to help me.  I’m not on welfare or medicaid or medicare because I make $98. a month too much to qualify for any help.  That’s funny isn’t it , being that I am a US citizen.
    Glenn…you want to help, there are plenty of needs within your own country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dena.shumway Dena Shumway

    Glen, I agree alot with some of what you believe. But, you are being takin in by the conspirace of the what is really going on with the navajo people, i know this cuz, i haved lived in this area all my life, the government gives them large amounts of our tax dollars, to keep them dependant on handouts. The schools hand out cloths to the indians every year, right in front of the white students. Im 47 and it has been going on long before I was of age to enter school. plus free lunches, and breakfast, its gottin to the point that our schoool boards and teachers are in fear of flunking any native american for their failure to do their school work  which all others have to justifiable earn. they’re is a double standard. The government is their protectors, even with the courts, they are also fearful to prosecute a native for the back lash they will recieve. They call foul and automaticle lawsuit is fialed by the navajo counsel, and your screwed. the people that live on these reservations, in trailors out in no where land, is of their own choseing, they have more then anyone I know, that has been handed on a silver plater, all the most desierable comforts of life. they have been taught intitlements. talk about race profiling, I wish never exsisted but is a reality. there are alot of  Indians I like and do not run to the government, that have pride in themselves to earn their way honorabley and are doing quite well. even in the work force you dare not to hire or fire a native, for their power to destroy your liviley hood. by race discrimination tactics no matter the reasons. we are being held hostage, with the same tactics as obamas agendas to spread the wealth, for decaides, they are a very rich tribe, they have oil rights on their reservational lands that was givin to them by the government. you are right when you say they are a land or nation of their own they have there own laws above other American states or poeples they are not a 3rd world as they want you to believe. its a ruse created by our wonderful corupt government to decive and lie, as is their way of deception in everything they do.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Barbara-Boston/1422534380 Barbara Boston

    Your Treaties…Just thiefs of peoples rights to live…Most people stay there to be with others like themselves…..we will never get over it….beacause of your way of thinking look where it got ya….take what is not yours…slaves to do your dirty work…..Dont say to me or any other Native to get over it…We have accepted the way it is and thats the sad part..when the government does something horrible ..it doesnt make it right…it means they get away with it

  • new2la

    Amen Marsha…that always works.

  • bucketnutz

    Tribal cultures are te ultimate Colllective,,almost like Communism,,I think thier Culture holds them back from being sucessful

  • http://yovia.com/blogs/kjomowery Joanie Mowery

    Desertpainter…I hate to break it to you but as far as all those treaties go that you mentioned…the United States government has broken EVERY SINGLE TREATY that it ever made with the Native American tribes…EVERY ONE! Look it up!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603403475 Kathy Sands Leslie

    Hmm…what’s on Navajo land that the 1% wants? Gas? Oil? Minerals? Many southwestern indians have been poisoned by uranium mines, etc. They’ll be lied to, as usual, and Beck and his ilk will try to convince them that Jesus will solve all their “problems”.  @desertpainter – you sound very bitter. If you behaved in as pushy, bigoted, and obnoxious a manner as your comment exhibits, you may be the reason your child was pushed to the bottom of the list. Yes, there were treaties – the govt. never fully honored them. They stay on rez because that’s their land – not anyone else’s. It’s all they have, and I don’t blame them for continuing to promote their culture and live the way they want. If you don’t like where you live, MOVE!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you Glenn for showing true love to others. 

  • Anonymous

    I do have Native American blood in me and I am tired of the stero-typing of my ancestors.  Maybe this will finally put to rest those stero-types.
    And to truely be PC, I am an American of Native Indian decent. I am also American of Irish and English decent. We that are legal here in this country are Americans first and foremost. Let us not forget that.

  • Anonymous

    You really do not care about our country or other people than yourself and your daughter deep down. So sad. Read the true history of what the white man did to Native Americans and for what reasons they were done for.  If anyone got the biggest shaft job in mankind it was the Native Americans.  And the so called Treaties you talk about are nothing but a puff of smoke into the Native Americans eyes.  They are not any better than the piece of parchment they are written on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/prybaby Metta Pry

    Do you not “choose” to live in New Mexico? Why not move to a town where your child will get a better education, if you’re so worried about it? Hmmm, let me think of a town that caters to white people….oh wait, just about ANY TOWN in the US! You’re in luck!

  • http://www.facebook.com/prybaby Metta Pry

    I thought you didn’t qualify for government assistance?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003229811923 Anne Wood

    The treaties would have been helpful if only they had been observed by the U.S.  They weren’t.We give them nothing. We are incapable of paying them all that we owe them, not just the Navajos, but all NA’s. Nearly 200  billion have been stolen from them (supposedly in trusteeship with the U.S. government, but actually being skimmed and used for other purposes), in  addition to their land,  and their chldren being taken from them and their cultures destroyed—oh, just don’t get me started! 
    Such ignorance on the part of people like you is reprehensible and a disgrace to our American school systems.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003229811923 Anne Wood

    I am glad to see GB using his skills in a respectable manner…will want to see the entire program…don’t have time now.

  • Anonymous

    Native Americans have been crippled by government handouts. At every turn they were sorely abused by our white ancestors and now guilt-giving is only holding them down under a new form of abuse. If we want to show love and respect for this ancient and great people, we’ll do something much more difficult than giving them stuff– invest time, resources and prayer in helping them gain self-respect through self-sufficiency. We have to take the time to understand what parts of their traditions can help instead of hinder them in today’s world? 

  • http://www.facebook.com/dsmcj.novak Dsmcj Novak

    Maybe it’s “PollyAnna” ish of me to think, but can’t we just start from today? America’s history is littered with wrong doings. Isn’t everyone’s? When you were young, I am sure you did some things you aren’t proud of now. Those are the things you learned from and they shaped you into the person you are today. Hopefully wiser and most compassionate.The problem is that we can’t go back and undo the past. I for one would like to make amends to all those we have wronged by doing right from now on. To love each others as an American Race, but that can’t ever happen until we all look to the future. We have to stop seeing each other as the enemy. I am very saddened to see so much division on this site, for this cause.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SWQJW36NSYVDGUCDI42NLNKQSU Babs

    The fact that they had to go to the reservation in the first place was bad enough. Have you by any chance read “Trail of Tears”? Treaties, smeaties!!! 

  • MarsBarsTru7

    By your logic might makes right. So if the Axis powers had won out in World War II they’d be justified by the fact that they won?

    The liberty and justice that the founding of the U.S. espoused, the times that the American people have risen to the occasion, the charity, the innovation, and the work ethic of Americans are all things to be proud of as Americans. The treatment of Native Americans is not. No more than the treatment of slaves should be something we’re proud of, or the denial of votes to women, or our hypocritical history of moving ever more into collectivist totalitarianism – being perfectly alright when “our” party does it but crying oppression when the other does.

    They choose this life? To have had their ancestors moved off their native lands to the worst real estate in the U.S.? To have all their access to good farmland and rich natural resources cut off? To have had their culture virtually erased by violence, brute force, legalized thievery, and continuous oppression born of covetousness?

    When you’re put into bonds, when everything you own is taken from you and your family is dead and all traces of your ancestry muddied and lost and you’re forced to speak another language, when you’re forcibly cast out of your homeland and left in the desert with nothing, and told that if you leave the desert you’d be subjected to the laws of those who did this to you… Just remember your own words.

    And let us not forget that in many states Native Americans are taxed. TAXED?!

    Trivializing the oppression of others has ever been the domain of the despots and criminals of history.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    These people generally inhabit the worst land in the country, devoid of waterways and large bodies of water. They have sparse vegetation and their “reservations” are very limited in size so that livestock ranches are rare, to say the least. So, they generally can’t produce much of their own food. Their lands are almost all devoid of precious metals and stones, and generally devoid of useful minerals altogether. They’ve even been mostly moved off any land which would be reasonably decent for obtaining oil. And then, some tribes don’t even have mineral rights to what would be their land anyway. Top that off with the fact that many tribes ARE in fact taxed, and you have a recipe for oppression and perpetual poverty. They can’t even live off the land as their ancestors did. There are no large numbers of herds for them to hunt. They have very little access to anything that could be traded for money. And people wonder why they live bad if they’re receiving government “benefits”.

    They’re living in prison lands. Sure, they’re free to go. Free to go back to whatever may have been their homeland… but with what? They don’t own the land anymore. They have to live by the laws of their oppressors, the same laws which we ourselves, as American citizens, have begun railing against in earnest.

    So some of them build casinos, and American citizens are willing to go to those casinos and spend their money there… So some Native Americans have been able to make money and be prosperous…

    *Gasp!*… Oh no!… Heaven forbid any Native Americans live well when there are poor U.S. citizens in this country. We should tax them! And maybe if they’re still prosperous after we tax them, we’ll just take their casinos from them or ban them from having casinos.

    I’m really happy that Glenn Beck is doing what he’s doing, and I know the majority of Christians in the U.S. feel only goodwill toward Native Americans. However, those of you who are begrudging, critical, hateful people that justify any harm that has befallen Native Americans at the hands of U.S. citizens or our government with whatever insane rationale you can concoct to help you sleep at night just make me sick. I don’t necessarily want to project any negativity in response to this video… people like Beck doing things like this are like lights in the darkness… but I can not abide evil silently and some of the posts here reflect evil – in practice even if not in intent.

  • MarsBarsTru7

     You’re a bitter old woman and you sound just like most of the people in this country that have brought us to the brink of a collectivist nightmare. Don’t begrudge what charity others receive because you feel that you’ve received a raw deal. Your situation isn’t comparable to that of Native Americans. If you want government handouts, earn less and receive it. If you don’t want other Americans receiving government handouts, then vote for the people that are against them. But don’t compare people who were destroyed by our government to American welfare recipients or yourself. It’s a different subject and you need some perspective.

  • MarsBarsTru7

     They aren’t dependent on the U.S. government because they aren’t willing to do for themselves. Native Americans live the way they do largely because they live on the most unproductive land on the continent because the good land was taken. Learn history. Even now, many designated “reservation land” doesn’t allow the Native Americans that live on it “mineral rights”. People cry about them not being taxed when many of them are taxed. And why should they pay a tax? They had their lands taken and their populations decimated. And now they should pay a tax if people go to them and pay them for goods and services these people provide?

    Teach them to fish? They taught the settlers how to plant corn and hunt turkey. THEY KNOW HOW TO FISH. The American Government just took their rivers and lakes away from them. Try to fish in sand Marsha.

  • MarsBarsTru7

     Sky, they are on the worst land in the country. They’ve been removed
    from all the most fertile farmland, they’ve been removed from everywhere
    that precious metals can be found, they’ve been removed from almost all
    areas of the country where oil can be easily accessed… Their cultures
    and populations were systematically destroyed. Any people that
    expereienced this would struggle to come back from it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/owengleach Owen Leach

    I’ve been reading all the do-gooder attacks on poor desert painter.  In his/her defense, it’s clear most of you know nothing about the Navajo culture.  In the 1970′s the feds embarked on a home building program to get the navajos out of their hogans (log and mud huts).  The feds built terrific 3-bedroom homes like you’d find in Albuquerque.  The Navajos stayed in their hogans and used the 3-bedroom ranch houses to shelter their sheep.  And don’t forget the genetics of “firewater.” Native Americans lack an enzyme that Europeans have developed to process alcohol.  The greatest cause of accidental death in McKinley County, NM (Gallup) is passed-out Indians lying in the middle of the road because the pavement is warm and they can follow the yellow line.  Splat.

  • Huss Family

    Yeah, what we did to the Native Americans SUCKS.  What we did to the Africans we brought here as slaves SUCKS.  But for those on either side who insist on hanging onto the past to wring more reparations and more guilt-ridden paybacks, or more self and others flagellation, there can never be freedom from the ugliness of yesterday.  That can only cause the perpetuation of suffering, needlessly.  Pain is mandatory; suffering is optional.   Today is all we have; and today, whatever was done to us yesterday, or whatever our forefathers did that was wrong yesterday, we need to wake up and individually take responsibility for all our tomorrows and work together to get on with it. 

  • Huss Family

    “we will never get over it”?  That IS your choice.  And a choice that guarantees you will  never be free.  All those broken treaties were a helluva long time ago Barbara.  Holding on to all that bitterness and resentment will only hold you and your people back for more generations.  Why are you giving the abuses of idiots generations ago power over your life today?

  • Anonymous

     metta pry doesn’t that go both ways?  Native Americans can just as easily move off of the reservation.  They choose not to.  That is one of the biggest problems in America.  We are supposed to be a melting pot.  Everyone living in connection with everyone, learning from each other, intertwining cultures, but we are far from that.  We have Hispanics clinging to their culture and choice of primarily staying in the ghettos, blacks blaming the white man and living in similar situations, and so on and so on…(in the last statement i don’t mean all i mean the majority)  There have been some really screwed up stuff that has happened in the past but it is over and we need to get on with our lives and help better our communities and own lives.  We damn sure need to get rid of political correctness, affirmative action, and catering to what some would call minorities.  For all that I am concerned WE ARE ALL AMERICANS!  So lets act like it.

  • MarsBarsTru7

     It wasn’t the 1% that forcibly drove Native Americans off their lands and bound them to reservations by force of arms. It wasn’t the 1% that rode into Native American encampments and slaughtered people and burnt their villages. It wasn’t the 1% that refused to recognize treaties it made with Native American tribes and allowed criminal abuses of Native Americans at the hands of U.S. citizens. It was the government.

    Why can’t you Occupy types get it? The problem is not the 1%, IT’S THE GOVERNMENT STUPID!

    And as for Beck’s message spreading the words of Jesus – Jesus is the reason Western Civilization abolished slavery. Jesus is the reason that the modern Western concepts of liberty exist at all. Jesus is the reason that the prevalent Christian beliefs in kindness, honesty, charity, and overall moral conviction exist and belief in the words of Jesus prevented the complete extermination of Native Americans.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ARF47WQ6Q6XMK5VUO6A4PVJKUA Nate

    First off, before I start, I just wanted to say that I am half-Cherokee.  I have done much research on Indian history.  How it was racist first to call them a “Redman”, so they would rather be call Indians.  Now, its racist to call them Indians, so they call them Native Americans.  Now, believe it or not, in 2012, they passed a new political correct term: “Native Indian”.  So anyways…What I would like to say is this: before the white man came, the ind…er..Native Indians…were warring and fighting amongst themselves.  They were brutal, often tearing the skin off the top of heads, or burning alive inside a tree trunk.  They would bring horrifying torture treatments amongst the captured.  They dressed the same way the internals of Africa dress.  They were pagan.  They worshipped false gods. 

    When the European man came, Christ was taught among them.  They learned new medicines..ones that didn’t involve dancing for hope…and they learned new ways of life, and new worlds, and new foods.  Yes, there were the downsides, such as diseases, and whatnot.  But overall, today we have civility in America.  People sit down, eat with forks, pray, advance medically, and so forth.  The natives did not.  They stayed in their same lifestyle. 

    It is sad that so many are so proud of their race, that they would rather just stay in poverty, and not get a good education.  If a white man is proud of his race, he is considered a hating racist.  Natives can say “Native Pride”, but we can’t say “European Pride”.  If we do, we can be imprisoned for a hate crime.  They all have a chance to join the rest of the civilized world, where education and advances in science, and medicine are.  That is what America is about. 

    I don’t pity them for choosing to stay in their own tribes, and not get any education.  I don’t.  I will not donate to people who refuse to do something with their life.  I don’t want to have to be on call with my job.  But I have to in order to make a living and feed my children. 

    Life is life.  Glenn, I don’t understand why you donate to people that choose to live that way.  It’s their choice.  I don’t owe them anything.  I didn’t do anything to them.  In fact, like i said, the Europeans brought them civilization and Jesus.  Instead of paganism. 

    So hate the white man all you want.  If you really hated the white man, get rid of any modern science or medicine.  If you have a heart attack, don’t go to the hospital.  Don’t accept American money.  Don’t use the paved streets and sidewalks.  Don’t wear jeans and button up shirts, or underwear.  Don’t use guns.  If you really hated the Europeans, don’t use any of their advances. 

  • MarsBarsTru7

    Recognizing the distinct difference between Native American poverty and the poverty of American citizens was important. I agree with you there and I agree with that last line. Very true.

    However, you misinterpret (or deliberately misrepresent) the ideas behind American conservative economics, and also incorrectly put an umbrella over everyone espousing such economics and those critical of the concept of helping Native Americans.

    More later…

    Edit:

    For one thing, “Our side” (Conservative-Libertarian) doesn’t advocate that people survive on their own and that no one deserves or should receive any kind of help. We don’t advocate that people be left to a Darwinian fate. Quite the opposite for the vast majority of us. We simply advocate that the government should not be involved. That charity should be left to voluntary contributions. That taxation for the purpose of redistribution of wealth by law – and thus by proxy it is by force of arms – is wrong. The concepts of welfare, social justice, and forced/coerced economic equality are oppressive and nothing less than tyrannical in nature.

    Charity, (by definition being voluntary) on the other hand, is noble and good. People should be free to be charitable as the individual sees fit. Why is it that collectivists can not seem to grasp the value of a voluntarily charitable society?

    There is certainly no consensus among free market/anti-collectivist advocates that Native Americans should or shouldn’t receive help for their various plights. And it is obvious from just a rudimentary examination of the expressed opinions of many that are against helping Native Americans are almost all ignorant of how and why Native Americans are in the position they are currently in and/or fail to see things from the Native American perspective.

    This lack of understanding and/or empathy is no better or worse than know-nothing leftists that advocate government authority and involvement in virtually every aspect of everyone’s lives, especially in cases such as that of Native Americans, but only so long as it pertains to government regulation of and control over people, as opposed to respecting the sovereignty of the rights of individuals and/or nations and providing protection for that sovereignty.

    In summary, while you are correct that the case of Native Americans isn’t simply one of impoverished people looking for a handout – that they are forcibly impoverished and kept that way and thus worthy of empathy – you are incorrect in your “interpretation” that everyone on the conservative side here advocates that Native American problems stem from dependency – and you’re incorrect in your perceived notion that the overall/underlying belief among “us” is that removal of assistance for the needy (thus instilling “the fear of starving to death”) is the solution to solving the problem of the needy. It is not. It is the nature of the assistance given, and how it is obtained, and that it is not to be expected or forced. That is what matters to us and that is the crux of it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chris.winmill.3 Chris Winmill

    I was out there 20 years ago on my mission and things haven’t Changed . a lot of it is Government is in the way and , some of it is there our  Government  . a lot of the people would work if they had a chance . but the restrictions keep businesses off there land . i knew Families  where the father would drive 6 hours to Phoenix to work construction and would come back on the weekends . a good amount of kids  would leave to get an Education off the Reservation but if they came back they would get sucked back in to the Trap that Reservation is those that left and didn’t come back had a better chance .  Its truly shows you what Government Dependencies Creates . If you Don’t Brake your self of it , it will drag you down to the point you cant get out by your self .

  • Anonymous

    Glenn the one thing I like about you,besides telling us the truth and informing us on things the media won’t report, Is your big open Heart.for America and her people. God Bless and I still miss you every night at 5pm!!

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like they are a lot like the ‘white man’. Some want to learn/work and some don’t and the ones that don’t just spend their money and make more babies so they can get more money.  Human nature at work.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dena.shumway Dena Shumway

    Have you been to the reservation in person?, theres oil pumps working all the time.plus uranium deposits all over that land that they chose, to not resource so, thats a falsehood to say they have a desolate land with nothing to profit from. there are citys and towns they live that have all they need and more,but some choose to live in places uninhabited, and  dont want to live by the same laws and rules as the rest of us so, they live in a hermit type way, they have been givin every right to live in a place of modern civility,but they are a rebeliouse race,so no matter what one does for them its never ever enough, some of them are not willing to better themselves, that is on their shoulders to bare (not any on elses) I think its way past time that they step up and start taking care of themselves and be a contributer insted of being a hinderance, if they learned to do for ones self, it would give them self worth, happiness, valueing  their blessings. refuseing to wear the chains,that they can easily remove on their own, they find it easier to be bound so thats where they stay, believing all the crap the government has made them think,as with the rest of us. need to wake up, take a good look at what is real. we are all being played the fool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/vpcastor Veronica Pulis Castor

    I dont know alot about the treaties,  I’m sorry. I dont think its healthy or beneficial to live so much in the past, people are trying to help TODAY, doesnt that mean more???? XXXOOO

  • Anonymous

    I have to reply to desertpainter.  What all the do-gooders are overlooking is that his child is not receiving the education she needs and is SUPPOSED to receive in public school.  There are way too many kids in her position.  They are being pushed aside for so many reasons.  Not just for Native Americans.  My kids couldn’t read until I stepped in and took charge of their education.  Public school failed my children in a big way.  The real issue here isn’t prejudice.  It is the sad state of our federally controlled education system and the morally deficient people that fill it up and prevent so many children from learning.  It’s time for all people of all races to take responsiblilty for themselves and the children they bring into this world.  Until then nothing will get better.        

  • http://twitter.com/ConniePetty8 Connie Petty

    Trivializing the oppression of others has ever been the domain of the despots and criminals of history. http://Millionaire4Project.blogspot.com

  • Anonymous

    Really..??? Live among them for 10 years and tell me we give them nothing. Do your research.

  • Anonymous

    That was a very long time ago and they have had decades to rebuild their lives. People who live in the past never attain their future.

  • Anonymous

    I lost most of my family in the German Holocaust…I am ok.  I lived MY life to attain MY future.

  • Anonymous

    They are NOT bound by the reservation any longer. They can leave and live wherever they want when they want. Lots of uneducated bleeding hearts here.

  • Anonymous

    AMEN!  That is my point.

  • Anonymous

    I had to take classes to become an advocate for Anglo kids in our school district because there was No advocate for anglos..only for natives and hispanics.  It was not until I became advocate in my daughter’s IEP meetings that something finally was done…although much too late. It was not finished till she was in 11th GRADE!!  Total failure for an anglo child  because of blatant descrimination.

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like you have lived in my shoes Owen.

  • Anonymous

    Metta…need of work brought us t New Mexico…It had nothing to do with catering to “white people” it had to do with the federal and state laws saying my child deserved just as good an education as the Native American…it is reverse descrimination..Apparently you have never experienced that.  Good for you.  Becaue they didn’t catch it till 11th grade she will suffer for the rest of her life and have to overcome the disability that could have been rectified in 5th grade.  Please don’t preach to me.

  • Anonymous

    Well said!

  • Anonymous

    Metta…If you are to respond, then please respond to what is said her.I don’t qualify for assistance, but she did as a young mother living on her own trying to feed a baby.  Honestly don’t you know how to understand what you read?

  • Anonymous

    That about sums it up.

  • Anonymous

    This is very sad. We need leaders, but more importantly people, who will look out for them. They seem to be hard working people. I would love to go there, the land is breathtaking.

  • Anonymous

    AMEN!

  • Clayton O’Crabadain

    I think “treaties” was a bad choice of words… “welfare” would substitute well and make the point.
    As has been stated here, the Native American tribes lost a series of wars and, ignorant, neurotic self loathing has settled into the psyche of many who are of European descent. Endless self pity on the other side. 
    Those complaining about lack of education on the matter are usually in dire need of a little themselves. The tip-off is when they do not offer a reference to mitigate the ignorance they see in others who have the guts to speak the truth. I suggest “Ten Big Lies About America” by Michael Medved. On this issue simply spend 20 minutes on a little continuing education and just read chapter One.
    Also, many of these Navajo are nowhere nearly as impoverished as some perceive. As you approach the Grand canyon slow down and peer behind those small, humble Hogans and you will see the satellite dish and the late model Dodge Ram parked next to the Pontiac GTO.
    Finally, why shouldn’t the Native American Black Jack Dealer who makes $60k to $100k or more a year pay taxes?! (Some of these NA folks are assimilating just fine).

  • Anonymous

    They don’t want our leaders…they have their own and that is what they want. If a Navajo comits murder in Gallup NEw Mexico, he can run to the reservation and hide under a multitude of names and never be caught or prosecuted. The tribe won’t do anything to help the US find him.  Their courts are so lenient it is almost laughable all because they believe “it’s not their fault”.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t have slaves, I do my own “dirty work” and I pay my bills with the hard earned money I made myself. No one has given me a yearly handout or monthly handout.  And believe me if I lived in thatkind of poverty I would sure as heck find a way out to improve myself instead of whining and feeling sorry for myself and asking the gov’t to support me while I sat on my very large b ehind watching movies all day eating fry bread.  Get over it.

  • Anonymous

    Sorry Connie…Navajo’s are not oppressed. Too many of them are just plane lazy.

  • Anonymous

    Really? Then why do they live rent free in Federally built homes? why do they have free health, eye and dental care? Why do they get a refund from the IRS every year even if they don’t work and pay taxes?  HMMM Maybe some NEW treaties were formed under the guise of law created by the Indian Groups in WAshington??? yeah.

  • Anonymous

    I am a JEW so yes I know what it is like to have had my ancestors moved repeatedly from one land to another and have everything taken away from them…oh…but that was my ancestors…not me…so I was able to get on with my life and make something of it. Right?

  • Anonymous

    Have you by chance read Shindler’s List?

  • Anonymous

    Yes they are…d you know why Gallup NM is called the “truck capitol of the world’?  It’s because those IRS refunds buy them a new vehicle every year.  YES…they get a LOT of $$ back for noto paying taxes.

  • Anonymous

    I cannot believe the hatred and bad feelings some people below are showing. First we are all children of the same God, no matter what we calll him. It is our duty to help each other.  EVERYONE has a learning disability of some sort. I never could get the hang of cooking. In fact they still use my buttermilk biscuits at mym idddle school for hockey pucks and door stops. That does not mean I don’t have other talents. So stop whining and DO something constructive. Maybe not help the navajo nation but what about the poor in your community… or are you just a Sunday Christian who looks down their nose at the homeless and the poor.

  • Anonymous

    I have seen 18 wheelers pull up on the rez filled with clothes and food…and i have seen the Navajo’s park their brand new trucks and cars a mile away so as not to be seen and then get in line for well intentioned clothes and food….the watch those same Navajo’s go to the flea mearket in Gallup and sell those same clothes. 
    As a teacher I have seen Navajo kids called to the gym every year and given name brand school supplies free because the gov’t says they need them, but the anglo kids who also live in true poverty get nothing and watch these Navajo’s come back to class with their goodies free.  Do you have any idea how those anglo kids feel when that happens?  Do you think a second grader can understand that kind of descrimination?  You try and explain it to them.

  • Anonymous

    the word “Navajo” actually means “theif”…because they are known as gatherers. If you leave a jacket in your car and the car is unlocked, their culture tells them you left the jacket there for them. So they take it. An they don’t consider it stealing. I have had my dog stolen out of my gated back yard . She was a golden retreiver, much desired for sheep herding Navajo’s. I’ve had my mailbox stolen with Christmas lights on it..they cut the lights.My child had her brand new back pack stolen at school and when we found te culprit her main regret was that Mom was gonna kill her fore getting caught.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7GRLZHU5HKUCCFQ2VBHLP4G4LI Austin

    “Our treaties have more than made up for it”,  are you kidding me? 

  • Anthony Rangel

    Is it possible that whoever decides to receive federal largesse and handouts for whatever the reason, whatever the motives, the receiver, most often, turns into a hapless, hopeless, utterly dependent demoralized slug? I feel for these people, but look at what has happened to all our Inner Cities! Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, L.A., Frisco! The same Greasy Desolation and Misery! Come On Navajo People! Don`t be like Shameeka Watkins wid fo chilluns by fo Baby Daddys! You Are Better Than That!

  • Anthony Rangel

    O.K! O.K! O.K! Broken treaties, unkempt promises, deceptions, Wounded Knee, Cortez, conquistadors, cannons & swords, Custer & The 7th Cavalry! I get it, but  that is past history and it Is Time to move on! Look Navajos! You must view all of America as your homeland, all of it! Get fire and flame in your soul & spirit and go out and get a piece of it.

  • Anonymous

    Just had to comment on some of the posts. First of all–correct–it is up to us to stand on our own. But that takes time and resources. We natives DID have everything stolen from us, our families were forced onto reservations that were put there to salve a nation’s conscience after the mass murders by people we were foolish enough to trust.  Just so you know, not every tribe receives government handouts and not every native takes them and like most government programs, administrative costs take most of the money. Those in need actually recieve very little of the funds designated to “help them”. You talk of educational advantage– How do you see an hour or more trip to school and an hour more back as an “educational advantage over “our” children?  BTW are we not all the Creator’s children? Most of us are struggling to find a better life for ourselves and our families and most make HUGE sacrifices of which it is obvious that you know nothing about or have a very skewed concept of. However, the fact remains that we have had treaties broken, families destryoyed and literally torn from loving parents, women decieved into sterilization (Navajo ’70′s) and all by the government and those who thought they knew what was “best for us”. Maybe it’s because I’m an old timer at the ripe old age of 56, but to me and my siblings, this isn’t all that long ago. Don’t tell me to “get over it” and add insult to injury please. We ARE GETTING OVER IT–but you don’t get to set the agenda or the time frame this time around. In due course, in due time and with all the love and gratitude for what the Creator has blessed us with, we will strengthen each other and grow strong again and you will see the Native Nations rise again. Not in anger, not in bitterness, not in hate–but with hearts and minds full of hope, faith and LOVE. May God bless you with the experiences you need to know the truth about your native brothers and sisters.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dena.shumway Dena Shumway

    I forgot, they are. Really a totally a diffrent entity, from the rest of the U.S., that any law enforcement outside the reservation perimaters is banned. That is very disturbing. They are, a country unto themselves!!!  So, a Indian can ligalley get high on payote, because that is part of their religion, even outside the perimators of the res. and theirs not one D— thing our Law enforcment can do about it. Like I’ve posted before, you cant win against them in court, they do have full Reighn, even outside. If you happened to get in the way of their wrath(which would happen only if they were under the influance) I’m guessing– you get killed by the hand of an Indian they run to the Res. and get full amnisty. desertpainter is telling you all the absolute truth, the ones I have run into are very nice and kind so dont get me wrong, But just like any white man, that happens to be a socialpath like in my personal life I’ve had to deal with, domestic Violance is their dominating trait, to get the law or courts to put these dangerous people away is almost impossible, until someone ends up dead, then maybe 5 years if even that. so, their is no stopping a murderer from the Res. very scary.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dianna.chaney.92 Dianna Chaney

    Thttp://www.newsmax.com/Stossel/Lumbee-RobesonCounty-AmericanIndians-NativeAmerican/2011/04/27/id/394230  Whenever the government gets involved and starts creating a cycle of dependence-people suffer.  In Indian villages that are NOT on government reservations-people are thriving.  They are business owners and homeowners.  It’s only on the government reservations that welfare and dependency wreak havoc and despair.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dianna.chaney.92 Dianna Chaney
  • Clayton O’Crabadain

    Anne, your claim that “We give them nothing” reveals that you really have no idea what you are talking about. We are giving them PLENTY. We owe them very little actually. We fought a war and they lost. Land transfer and borders have been defined by war since the beginning of history. Put in historical perspective the reservation system is quite generous and if you ask most tribal leaders they say they like Reservation system.
    You keep talking about the ignorance of others yet it appears to be simple psychological projection on your part. 
    Read Medved’s book; The 10 Big Lies About America.

  • MarsBarsTru7

     So your background makes your position sound that much more irrational. You should have learned something from your life’s history. Did the Jews deserve what they experienced? Could the Jews have rebounded as well as they did without the support they received from people all over the world, especially from Christians in the United States? Did the Jews create a sovereign Israel on their own after having it taken from them by the Romans and then later ruled over by Muslims?

    You didn’t address any of my points. You dodged it all. Moreover, you’re being dishonest somewhere. Either you’re okay, or you’re financially strapped. Which is it? You’re complaining about not getting government benefits or charity while Native Americans do, then you turn around and claim you’re doing fine on your own and you didn’t/don’t need government benefits and therefore Native Americans shouldn’t.

    You won’t and can’t address the specific circumstances unique to Native Americans. Acknowledging the truth invalidates your entire argument. It would behoove you to let go of the bitterness you harbor.

  • MarsBarsTru7

     And you do your own “dirty work” within the United States, the country that supplanted these very same Native Americans while they struggle to live on the worst land in the country.

  • Soulphoenix

    Well, when the basic unit of society – the family – breaks down, no society survives it. That’s where we really have to start, and government just needs to stay out of way of our efforts to rebuild family values and family strength in this country.

  • MarsBarsTru7

     Oh really? They ALL live rent free in a U.S. federal government paradise? Is that it? They all just sit around like couch potatoes their entire lives doing absolutely nothing and get paid to do it? They have a constant supply of food and medicine at their door…

    And as for getting a free refund from the IRS… Whatever the government wants to call it, yeah, there are Native American tribes that get a small compensation from our federal government every year according to what our government has dictated to them that they are willing to pay Native Americans in exchange for seizing their lands and breaking their treaties. You begrudge them this?

    You’re ridiculous. If you’re so bitter and you think their lives are so easy, that they have it made, go live among them for a while. Your statements are as valid as Michael Moore’s stating that Cubans have it better than Americans.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    So our federal government takes their land by force, forces them to move over and over again, decimates their populations, and moves them to the most unproductive land in the country, land generally with little fresh water, little agricultural value and no real mineral sources and you’re going to blame them for not moving off their reservation and disappearing in our population?

  • MarsBarsTru7

     Right on!

  • Anonymous

    Well said! I was blessed to have grandparents who took us off the reservations, parents who sacrificied to keep us off, friends at church and in our community who encouraged us rather than scorn us as “dirty, lazy indians”. I am blessed and have a desire to see my people and any other person who is poor lifted up, whether spiritually or temporally or both. Hatred and discrimiation of any will NEVER bring this about and will only diminish the joy that we can all experience by loving each other and doing what we know is right. If you cannot find it in your heart to do good to an indian, than find someone else you can do good to and for.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    First off, it has nothing to do with hating white people, black people, red people, or people of any color or ethnicity and your background has no bearing on the situation. Ideas stand on their own merit, regardless of your personal background. You can not validate what is wrong by carrying the right label.

    The fact is, these people were forcibly removed from land over and over and over again, regardless of their willingness to comply with new rules and regulations imposed upon them by our government. They have been reduced to small plots of land all over this country, largely comprising of the most undesirable areas of the country, with the least amount of raw materials, agricultural or mineral value, and now people like you are saying that they should just get over it and blend in with the rest of the United States. Regardless of their religion, is it moral in any way for you as a Christian to tell them that they should just get over it and disappear to blend in with their conquerors?

    Tell that to every oppressed people in history then, “Christian”. Tell all of the oppressed people of the world right now – Get over it. Disappear. God forbid the situation of the oppressed prick your conscience or move you to mercy, empathy, or charity.

  • Clayton O’Crabadain

    OneLove, when you say, “You really do not care about our country or other people than yourself and your daughter deep down.” it reveals the deception in your screen name. What a horrible thing to say to someone — especially when you are in no position to judge DesertPainter that way. And you got ’7 likes’ for saying such a thing?! unbelievable! How dare you tell another man he does not care about his daughter!
    I suggest a reality check, people… take a cold hard look at yourselves…. The holier than thou attitude and blatant hypocrisy is obvious.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    So our federal government takes their land by force, forces them to move over and over again, decimates their populations, and moves them to the most unproductive land in the country, land generally with little fresh water, little agricultural value and no real mineral sources and you’re going to blame them for not moving off their reservation and disappearing in our population?

    It’s this mentality that allowed for the Nazis to take over in Germany. It’s this mentality that allowed fascists, communists, and tyrants throughout history to brutalize the people they conquered. Those who weren’t directly effected by it, those who actually benefited from it would say – They lost. They get what they deserve. They should just give up.

    It sickens me to hear that garbage from someone that calls themselves an American.

  • MarsBarsTru7

     I don’t think your daughter should have received any government assistance. She wasn’t Native American. Americans didn’t uproot Jews from their homeland or kill them in Concentration Camps. What qualifies her to get any assistance from tax money in the first place?

  • MarsBarsTru7

     It’s easy enough to make accusations, now cite sources and educate us on the numbers and the names. Who is pocketing money? How much? Is the money they pocket not theirs? If not, who does it belong to?

    Otherwise, as long as we can just throw out unqualified information, I happen to know that you and your family have been funneling money away from Native Americans into your own private bank accounts and that you’re actually one of the wealthiest Jewish families in America. You don’t pay taxes but you receive tax returns every year. You live on your land free of charge, anywhere you want to. For instance… Let’s just say that your grandparents actually came from North or South Carolina or Georgia and you wanted to move back. You could just get up and move there and live on any land there you wanted to. No one could stop you. Let’s say your ancestors once owned prime ranch land in Texas or New Mexico. You don’t like living in the desert you’ve been relegated to, so you go stake your claim in your ancestral lands, and live there free of charge, claiming as much land as you want for your own. Is that how it works?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/URIVUUVJK5EPG62STWT422XMBM RussellH

    Folks the federal government did the same thing to the blacks in LBJ Great Society.  We don’t like the word Native American but it is better then Indian, we call ourselfs the people which is what most of our names mean.  Any way when you place people in area and say you can’t hunt, farm, or leave the reservation but have to live off the government.  You add to it that you had to dress like the government tells you, you can no longer speek your native tounge.  And this goes on for generations you get people who don’t know how to do anything else.  You were not allowed off the resevation until the late 1940′s.  Then you were not wanted.  Not all, but a lot of, blacks live this same way. It only took them 40 years to get to this point.  There are some of the people who have broken away and are working on getting more of us out of it.  But unlike the blacks we are dieing off. In the past 40 years there are at least two tribes that no longer exist.  I don’t live on the reservation even though my cousins do (they work in Fort Sill).  What I find ironic is that no sooner were the blacks freed they joined the Army became the Buffalo Soldiers (great bunch of fighters) and moved the people onto reservations.  They were stationed in Texas and Minnesota right after the Civil War until the end of the Indian wars.  It is hard to forget what your people went through and are going through.  Unlike the blacks we were never given the chance except when the Casino’s opened.  I will not forget what happened not out of anger but to prevent it from happening to anyone else.  If we forget history we will repeat it.  Look at what Obama is doing to the blacks (Free welfare) the same thing the government did to us.  I remember a black woman coming out of the OBama party in 2008 and saying “I am going to me some of that Obama money”, it sent a chill down my back. 

  • MarsBarsTru7

    “No matter what you do for these humans they do not have the basic IQ to sustain a civilized society.”

    You’re right, and so was Hitler. So was Darwin. So was Margaret Sanger. So is Bill Gates’ forebears. So was Warren Buffet’s former wife. So was George Bernard Shaw. So was Al Gore’s forebears. So were the eugenics promoting Kennedys. So were the Democrats. So were the KKK. Whites are superior and other inferior races like Native Americans will never improve themselves. Yeah, our government took their land and has relegated them to inferior land that no one has wanted… yet. But what relevance does that have? Justice? Morality? Hah! They are just words. Might makes right, and whites have the most might so that makes us right. Let’s just eliminate all inferior races, or at the least, let them die off or languish in indirect oppression – merciful eugenics. “Mercy” for the “inferiors”? Bah! The only “mercy” is to let them “free” to sink or swim on their own… The role of our government in creating this situation was nothing more than the hand of evolution.

    Is that what you’re saying? Is that what you believe? What qualifies a “civilized” society? One that can dominate and dictate to another? Make it clear.

    Meanwhile, I’ll make myself clear, just in case anyone reads what I typed above and doesn’t understand that it’s sarcasm – I don’t believe in racial superiority. I do believe in mercy and charity. I believe that the “Get over it” attitude toward Native Americans is despicable.

  • Anonymous

    Boy, someone like Glenn tries to follow his heart to help people out and we end up with bitter venting sessions about life being unfair. Enough wound-licking! Get over it and move on! 

  • MarsBarsTru7

    So how many more new stories about how evil and bad Navajos are, are you going to come up with here before you’re satisfied that everyone is convinced that they are bad, evil people unworthy of any charity or mercy or goodwill of any kind? What other groups on this planet are you going to say the same about? Is everyone you dislike completely consumed with poor character? Are they primitives? If they’re so awful, why do you live right smack dab in the middle of them? Why does your daughter live right in the middle of them? Should they move again, so you can live there without having to put up with them? Would you shrink their reservation land more or eliminate it altogether? How much do you truly hate these people?

    It’s amazing to me how similar your words are to those of Nazi propagandists justifying the oppression of Jews. Profoundly ironic since you’re a Jew descended from Jews who were killed by Nazis in World War II, is it not? That story is true, right?

  • MarsBarsTru7

    So a few oil pumps and a bit of uranium makes their land rich? Are you aware of the fact that they have almost no iron ore on their land? Are you aware that their civilization would have to start from scratch and build equipment from the very beginning – equipment that almost none of them are qualified to make? Do you expect them to use uranium? For what? Jewelry? Pots and pans? How much oil do they pull in exactly? Is it enough to trade to feed everyone on the reservation? What about ranch land? Are you aware that the Navajo used to be successful and proficient ranchers? Is the land they’re living on now good for livestock ranching? What about fresh water? What about land that is suitable for agriculture? Can they produce enough to live off where they are? Do they have enough water to irrigate? Do they have the equipment? If not, how do they build it?

    It’s not a matter of whether they live in huts or by themselves like hermits or however they choose to live. The fact is, the land they’ve been relegated to was and is considered undesirable, especially relative to the land that was taken from them. The fact is, they simply can not thrive living off the land that they have. They simply can’t be self-sufficient there. The best they can hope for is to come up with something to trade. Thus casinos… but God forbid they make money off Americans. Then we’d have to tax them back into poverty, all the while people like you tell them to get over it and become self-sufficient while complaining about your own taxes.

    Ignorant unthoughtful people like yourself are completely blind to the situation. You take for granted that they have all the education and equipment to do whatever they want to do with their land. You also take for granted that they want to or SHOULD become industrialized, and ignore that perhaps they’d prefer to simply ranch and farm, but they’ve been deprived of land that is suitable for doing so.

    “…but they are a rebeliouse race,so no matter what one does for them its never ever enough…”

    Such a statement reeks of racism.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dena.shumway Dena Shumway

    They have already takin up most the towns in san juan county, of their own accord, if they disappear in our population, its what they desire ,its what they want. Nothing is being forced on them. our college here was built for the main reason for the navajos but we do benafit from it as well, considering the town I come from was founded by my ancsetors, we have been very good to the navajos and consider them apart of us to co-habitate in harmony, there is alot of mixed marriages with whites and Indians, its a accepted fact of life here, its the evolutionary part of what it is. so it is what it is, we even have a hospital here that was also built to accomidate the navajo people. government substance you really have no Idea how good the navajo people have it, alot better then us ol white people, mexicans, african americans all put together. why cant you let go of whats past and be joyful of what has come to be, no one has it better then they do. you have no clue, as, myself  i’am right here amongst all of it. and have more authority on this subject.

  • Anonymous

    The Navajo Nation has some of the best land with great resources.  They also have some of the worst, but lots of land everywhere.  Go out there and look at the poor conditions they make for themselves – Government furnished homes that are dilapidated because they won’t take care of them since they Government will just give them more.  They can go to any university free, but most drop out of HS since they don’t want to work at it.  Te successful Navajo’s (and there are many) are those who got an education and left the Res.  They are their own worst enemy!

  • Anonymous

    Yes. you are right.  Treaties have been broken.  However, the Navajo Nation is the epitome of what happens when the government makes a people totally dependent on them.  Socialism is their way of life.  The Navajos vote how the tribal chiefs tell them – as a block for the Democrats.  They vote on how to use County tax dollars, but never pay County taxes.  They get Fed funds to maintain roads, then use County resources that should go to rural county areas.  There are no Republicans in County offices in Navajo and Apache counties because the Natives only vote Democraps in, to keep their Government checks and supplies coming.  We should honor a treaty to make them an independent country and never provide another $ to them!

  • Anonymous

    I don’t blame you for your anger at a stacked system desertpainter, but please understand that the same “culprit” that stacked the deck against your learning-disabled child, and that has dumbed down the curriculum in today’s schools and universities is the same culprit that swore to, signed and subsequently broke treaties with American Indians.
     
    More important is that you and i aren’t “enemies”, just because our heritages may differ, and the federal government isn’t our enemy, because of the stupidity of their actions, past and current …they’re merely incapable of making good decisions when they forget that they govern only at the consent of the governed, and that that proposition includes all of us.
     
    Although i’ve experienced and have been angered by disparities similar to those you advance, i also know that the Great Spirit has instructed us all to maintain our own Faith, Hope and Love (Charity), and that the greatest of these is Love.May we all, as brothers and sisters in the “human race”, watch after and come to the assistance of each other …in spite of the disparities inflicted on us by a government that “we” have failed to keep in check.
     
    God Bless,
       Torr

  • http://www.facebook.com/dena.shumway Dena Shumway

    you sound just like Obama, if your problem is ranching or what ever they have the right to buy land just like any other citizen in this country if they so choose, hey, im not the one who came up with the term that they are a rebeliouse race, thats from Gods own words, so are you saying god is a raciest the all knowing of all people and their personalities, doings and thinkings. truth is hard to swallow, even when it comes from God himself or do you doubt the truth of Gods own words.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    You’re either dense or deliberately misconstruing my position. Their prime land was taken from them by our government. They have been relegated to barren land. While they may purchase better land on U.S. soil, it is does not become reservation land. Furthermore, why should they be forced to buy back land that was forcibly taken from them?

    And God did not call Native Americans a “rebellious race”. I challenge you to cite the Bible verse that says as much. I’m positive you won’t find any characterizations of Native Americans as a race in the Bible. However, there are very clear verses in the Bible that seriously condemn anyone who would distort God’s word. Tread softly.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    It’s almost like having a discussion with a brick wall. You said they should just shut up and accept that they’re in the position they’re in and blend in with the rest of America. They were their own people. They didn’t choose to have their best land taken from them. They didn’t choose to be put on a reservation. They aren’t choosing to give up their sovereignty. It’s all forced on them.

    Unreal that you’d advocate that they’re better off than we are… Yeah, that’s why so many of them are as bad off as they are… You say they’re poor because they choose to be poor and then you turn around and say that they have it better than we do. It can’t be both. Which is it?

    Evolution that they disappear? Yeah, that’s what Nazis said. That’s what those who advocate genocide have said for the last 150+ years… Thanks to good ole Darwin, racists have the word “Evolution” to excuse their reprehensible positions.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    Really? Lots of land? Some of the best? They choose to live in poverty? Yeah, and I’m sure that their ancestors chose to die of gunshot wounds and/or starvation and/or the elements too…

    Unreal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dena.shumway Dena Shumway

    read the book of mormon it is totaly based on the nephites and laminites that came to America, laminites aka Indians, nephi and lamon and lemual were all brothers but the rebeleious so called lamanites killed off all of nephits prosterity. so that is who these people are. and why they have been cursed by God for the wickedness of their works just as the Jews Have been cursed for the denial of jesus. that is why the indians have dark skin part of the punishment.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    The Book of Mormon is not the Bible. I know nothing of it. I have not read it and I will not read it. I know who God is, and I know He is not a racist. I can not say whether or not the Book of Mormon says what you say it says. But, regardless of whether it does or not it doesn’t change who God is and an attempt to excuse your racism by saying that God wills it is an affront to God.

  • http://www.facebook.com/judyvines Judy Vines Stavropoulos

    SO SAD THAT THE ONLY ACTUAL REAL AMERICANS ARE SO MISTREATED LIKE BEING THROWN AWAY BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT. SUCH A SHAME AND SUCH DISGUSTING TREATMENT OF THESE ” A M E R I C A N S . “

  • http://www.facebook.com/dena.shumway Dena Shumway

    I never said this came from the Bible that was your own assumption why dont you dare look in the book of mormon? it affirms all i have said,are you afraid to be proven wrong? I never said God was a racist either .I was asking you if you thought God was? for you callling me a racist in regards to what I have read and know of The book of Mormon, and what was writin with in the scriptures, you are so gung ho on the Indians but are not willing to learn of them. hmm, makes no sense no matter how you try to spin it. so good luck, on your own perseptions of who Indians really are, you will never find the real truth unless you read the Book of Mormon, as it is with all of us, including me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dena.shumway Dena Shumway

    you are crazy ,I wasnt talking about ape type evolution can you read, Im talking about two races living in harmoney with one another accepting each other as we are in all differances, sharing the same town, schools ,medical facilities, churches of different religions, they have the freedoms to go.do what they want too and that includes not living on the res, if they so choose not to, no ones holding a gun to their head to make them do or not do what they dont want, it just so happens they like it here and get all the government help they want, the rest of us dont get those kinds of government paid programs to better our way of living if we want that we have to find our own way to do so, for them it is a givin cuz they are indians so yes they have it better then we do, until you have lived here and know all the ins and outs of how this all works you have nothing relavant to say, and yes, their are those who choose to be on the rez and live in squaller and that is also thier choice, do you get it now? or are you still in dumb mode by your own choosing or are you mentally difficiant because you are what you are?

  • Anonymous

    Dena Dena Dena…please check your facts for before spewing re the B of M.  After all what does this scripture mean?  D & C  49:24 says that “before the great day of the Lord shall come, Jacob shall flourish in the wilderness, and the Lamanites shall blossom as the rose”  Even more important  is the 1st great commandment to love one another as I have loved you…so I am pretty sure that is what Jesus has directed us to do.  I think that Glenn Beck has a tender place in his heart for the native nations and I admire what he is doing.  If locals to the area are fed up with “freebies” to natives than perhaps some other charitable organization can provide comparable “freebies” to the non-native students. Jusayin…stop complaining and do something about your situation.

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  • Anonymous

    A simple weekend visit does not uncover the important issues. Deep prejudice among the Navajo prevents them from entering into the “white” world. They teach their children to hate the customs and the ways of the white man, and teach from early childhood the “old ways.”  The land that they live on as their own Nation, is the land that they choose. Poor and desolate, but sacred land to the Navajo and they don’t want to live anywhere else.  But during the time of the “old ways” there were a handful of Navajo in that land. Now due to the monthly support of the US Federal Government the Navajo have grown to a huge population.  If the monthly support checks were to suddenly stop and the Navajo Nation was required to live on its own, as they frequently claim they want to do, the land would not support them and the weight of the Nation itself would crush them. It is an unrealistic dream that they live in. They love their pickup trucks and the gasoline to power them, but despise those who subsidize those items. It’s a terrible situation. They will never succeed in this present world until they agree to actively participate in this present world, and ancient superstition almost prohibits that. Even those who are highly educated within the Tribe are victim to crippling prejudice. The prejudice is deep and is debilitating to this lovely group of people. Nowhere else on this continent can I go into a grocery store and see 90-year-old and 100-year-old people walking around shopping for groceries, and dressed in such unusual, natural splendor. Native people with 100% native blood …a genuine foreign Nation within our nation. A treasure of intrigue laced with conflict.

  • Anonymous

    From a 3rd generation removed from the reservation/plantation American Indian SHUT UP! None of you know anything about American Indians or our Federal Government.

    A kind man with help from kind people brought food to some hungry people and you want to argue about whether they deserve it, GOD help you all.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JYSOS3NMZPBXL3FEMPD6ZE2N7Q Adam

    I go on a mission trip with my church every summer to the navajo nation (just outside of winslow, AZ) and its a beautiful place but very very poor. It is shockingly (not really) a huge democrat and progressive stronghold district because of that one city. The poor and homeless will vote for them because they know they will give them the most benefits, but none of them change their habbits.

  • Anonymous

    We need to fix this once & for all I am sure the bureau of Indian affairs is well funded but again where is the $    The organization Save the Children should be saving the American Indian  children these children belong to the USA and they should come first.

  • Anonymous

     This is silly, Barbara, and not in your own best interest.  You’ve taken the poison and are waiting for your perceived enemy to die.  The US Gov’t is never, EVER going to give back the land or deviloate the treaties (yes, I KNOW that’s not a word).  You have more advantage and better laws in your favor (you collectively) than many Whites do…I suggest you use these advantages to better yourselves and those of your children.  Living well IS the best revenge.  So to not ‘get over it’ is absolutely a choice you make.
    Much live the Black slaves’ ancestors of today – not a single person alive has either harmed them, or you, nor are we willing to bear the burden for the sins of our Fathers.  I’m sorry, genuinely, for your continued bitterness, but you’ve bought into a generational curse of your own by allowing this to even spend a minute inside your head.

  • Anonymous

     Then guess what?! YOU have a choice to get educated (On the dime of the US Government) and get away from it.  Or, use that education to better the lives of your fellow Native Americans.
    OR, you could whine and wallow, your choice.

  • Anonymous

    I lived as a teacher on the Navajo reservation for five years.  Those kids were the hardest working students I’ve ever seen, as were their parents.  They have a terrific sense of humor and pride in their heritage.  That’s a lot more than I can say for some liberals.  The Navajo are on the top of my list for good people.

  • Anonymous

    And take a good look at the illegal aliens who try desparately to come to this country-  although I don’t agree that they should do it illegally, they are trying to escape those kinds of conditions in Mexico and South America.  They come here and work hard and find a way to make it in America.  Why can’t the Native Americans?

  • Anonymous

    I have grown up in New Mexico and I saw at an early age that government assistance to the Indian tribes did nothing for them except weaken them.  The Johnson O’Malley program provided free school supplies, but it didn’t help Indians to be better students or more successful in their educations.  Housing built for them for free on their reservations quickly falls into disrepair because there is no pride in ownership.  A family member of mine worked on a project to provide natural gas to residences on a reservation north of Albuquerque.  Great sums of money were spent, but a year later, most of the work had been undone and surplus money had mysteriously disappeared into tribal leaders’ pockets. I had a Navajo neighbor who served in the Air Force and wisely didn’t return to the reservation after his discharge.  He referred to Gallup, NM, as “Dizzy Land” because of all the alcohol abuse rampant in the Navajo community.  His family that remained on the reservation were plagued with the ravages of alcohol abuse and other social ills.  A Sioux Indian coworker of mine told stories of how her family in South Dakota was so dysfunctional due to alcohol, suicide, etc.  I cannot help but blame all the federal government aid for most of the Indian nations’ problems.  The broken treaties were terrible and disgraceful.  The misguided efforts to right our wrongs has only added devastating insult to injury.

  • http://twitter.com/lacarmencitasd lacarmencitasd

    They drill for oil now too. Lots of oil money  they produce is reinvested back to  the tribe and putting more money into solar power portable paks and don’t forget their casinos.  Harrahs rincon  ( band of the LUISENO indians) in Escondido CA gives its tribe $10,000 dollars PER MONTH and what do they do with it?? not really sure. and Yes they choose to live on the reservation correct. Their choice.
    Come out to NMexico and visit the mission churches on the rez. Many made in the 1600 and 1700 still standing yet in great need of repairs. They at least can continue to build casinos in reparation for the’white man ‘infiltration and take over, but yes now they have technology, innovation, and yet they do things for the betterment of their people in INDIAN TIME… everything takes a lot longer when it comes to them being OPEN to CHANGEs on their rez. Many have lost their native language and are in drug or alcohol enabled homes. A few continue the pottery and baskets and weavings but not many.
    You can visit a rez pueblo but you cannot take photos, or make recordings as the law of the rez does prohibit in many Pueblos.

    Do your homework too and research where you want to invest in American and help out our brothers and sisters who wish to remain close to their ancestors and their lands.

    The Catholic Diocese of GALLUP is helping the Native indians, and they still say mass weekly at these pueblo churches said by  GOOD Priests who drive from one pueblo to another often over 50 miles a Sunday to get to the other mission church.

    The Indian Mission church in San Fidel New Mexico I just visited. Their two story school was built in 1923 with windows you might open but can’t close or vice versa and you look in many corners and you see how they live with very little-  and the elementary kids learn in some pretty bad learning environments. Yes it looks third world. So Visit San Fidel in New Mexico by google and you can see for yourself in San Fidel near the school there is also a winery nearby called GUADALUPE Vineyards and they offer tours and tastings. The school administrator runs the winery.http://www.stjosephmissionschool.com/About.html yes they could use your financial support.
    Carmen

  • Anonymous

    Glenn might take food to the Navajo Nation, but he sells sh!t media to all of you (look to add to the right, at the salesman of nationalist capitalist propaganda)======>>>>>>>

  • Anonymous

    As someone that has been on and led mission trips to the Navajo Nation there is no other statement than describing like a third world country inside America that could be more accurate.  I just came back from my 4th trip less than a month ago and am even more excited to head back to these great people.  If you are interested in participating in a mission trip to the Navajo Nation please visit http://derekjberg.com/missions which also includes another great video.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dena.shumway Dena Shumway

    listen i was, was making it a known fact that the tribe of manassah is the rebellious group, and as I’ve said or meaning was, that they were in the state they were in was because of their own anncestors wickedness, people on this sight are stuck in the past  and have not been willing to see just how far Indians have grown, and are coming to the point they can take care of themselves, it does them no good if people keep putting them in the stereo type of failure that they dont have what it takes to be productive people, which keeps them down and lose the initative to grow. theres nothing wrong with my situation, that would make me go crawl for freebies, I’m tierd of giving freebies to those who are able to do for themselves and their families, specially since obama came on the seen and is taking us all down. My familie comes first,no one will get much help from me when it starts infringing on my own. self reliance is what we are all taught. isnt that so or in your mind am I wrong on that fact as well? jusayin all mighty lady who knows all, that you havent seen for yourself but judge me any way, and think your justified NOT!!!

  • MarsBarsTru7

     You’ve marginalized yourself.

  • Guest

     Nice. So unless someone lives there they have no clue what it’s like and have no say in what is reasonable, kind, moral, and righteous? That’s your position? That’s the same argument that drug users make. Unless you’ve done the drug, you can’t criticize them.

  • MarsBarsTru7

    Don’t try to backpedal on your “evolution” comment. Especially after that last line “or are you mentally dificiant because you are what you are.” Considering your poor grammar and spelling skills one would think that you wouldn’t be so quick to attempt to criticize the intelligence of others.

    “Until you have lived here and know all the ins and outs of how this all works you have nothing relavant to say.” –
    Nice. So unless someone lives there they have no clue what it’s like and have no say in what is reasonable, kind, moral, and righteous? That’s your position? That’s the same argument that drug users make. Unless you’ve done the drug, you can’t criticize a drug user. And no one can weigh in on the Holocaust unless they experienced it as a German or a concentration camp prisoner. Right?

    I know the facts. I know the historical facts as well as the relevant facts concerning the current state of things. I don’t need to live there to form a rational opinion on the matter. And oh the irony of being called “dumb” by the likes of you.

    In essence, all you’ve done is to make it obvious that you’re not logical or rational. You’ve not made a single point to support the position that Native Americans should just disappear and blend in with the rest of American culture, or that they are undeserving/shouldn’t receive any charitable support. Do you have anything worthwhile to say?

  • Anonymous

    Barbara, I’m not a Native American; but, I agree with you 100%  The “Huss Family” post below is downright ‘stupid.’  They probably believe every word the Glen Beck’s, Limbaugh’s, Savage’s, etc. say.  Someone posted the Beck/Navajo thing on my page on FB and I just looked to see what Beck was up to now.  You know that he ‘mocked’ President Obama’s childred on his TV Show.  (“Daaaaddddddddeeee now that you’re Presssssseeeeeesident, can we …?”)  How would you feel if some ‘nut’ made fun of your children on TV?  Personally, I can’t stand Glen Beck and DO NOT BELIEVE A WORD THAT HE IS ‘HELPING’ SOMEBODY.  Be proud that you’re Native American.  I’m 1/4 Itallian and I’m so proud of it.

  • MarsBarsTru7

     Yep. That’s right. Native Americans can murder at will and all they have to do is go to the reservation where they’re immune to any kind of legal punishment. They can also build nuclear missiles and launch them at big cities killing millions and all they have to do is hide out on the reservation. No one pursues them at all. They can make pacts with aliens to destroy the rest of humanity, but nothing is done to them. All they have to do is hang out on the reservation.

    You and your friend Dena so over-the-top ridiculous in your anti-Native American dialogue that it borders on insane.

  • Anonymous

    I agree with Barbara Boston and The Huss Family the government should have to take care of the Native American’s. I believe are ancestors came here and STOLE their land. Who are we if they drop out of school or go to collage or not and yes it should be free for all Native America’s. May God Bless each and every one of them. And by the way I’m not a Native America.

  • MarsBarsTru7

     Oh, and I almost forgot to educate anyone naive enough to swallow your garbage:

    Navajo – American Spanish Navajó, originally a place-name, from Tewa navah, large arroyo with cultivated fields.

  • Connie Tsosie

    Personally, white people have no right to comment on Indigenous oppression in this country or any other country.  Until you can point on the map and tell me where the Navajo Reservation is or any other reservation is, just be quiet.  Your rude comments are not welcomed by me.  I am a proud full blooded Dineh woman and I am not lazy, a drunk, or whatever else you wish to label me.  I am me and I care about my people and their ability to succeed.
    So educate yourself further before making snap judgements.  Thank you.  

  • Anonymous

    Who says they want a white mans education or lifestyle.  The people have lived in the 4 corners for 2 thousand years and done fine with out the western culture.  Give the tribe free title to the land make the Rez’s counties in their states and treat them like any other citizen.  No sovereign nations with in our borders.  If they are happy raising sheep, living in hogans and receiving traditional healthcare let them.  Don’t be so smug thinking they need to live the same as you or they are third world.  They might be happy that way, or they can leave the Rez or change it but it is NOT our place to force change, if they don’t want it changed.

  • Anonymous

    My money in Mercury One’s hands to aid an old friend. I think the outcome will be inspiring, as always. That sounds a whole lot better than a government handout.  No one should have to endure that.

  • http://twitter.com/PaulES4 Paul E. S.

    Glen do they have individual property rights? Up here in Canada on sun news they’re talking a lot about native people don’t have the same rights as the rest of us.

  • Poison_ Monkey

    I know a few folks that live on the Nav Rez for many years now. I go deep in bush Africa doing humanitarian work too. Not much difference…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581834054 Ginny Auldridge

    God bless all your efforts, this is so important

  • Anonymous

    You need to do your homework.  I did.  Your comments are ignorant and so sad.  The government has put so many restrictions on these people to be able to move off the land and move about as free people in this “country of free people.”  Do Your Homework…then make an informed, intelligent comment…otherwise…stay off blog sites…you only make yourself look bad.

  • Anonymous

    Please know that the idiot otherwise known as desertpainter has to be one of the liberals that have an agenda to their postings.  Americans across this nation DO NOT BELIEVE what this person has posted!  I want you to know that it’s not just the Navajo nation that has my family and our friends respect but all of the wonderful Native Americans that we know or are related to (my grandmother is full blood Miami Indian)…the FIRST AMERICANS of this beautiful country are looked upon with great admiration.  Unlike Glenn (God Bless him)..I do still feel a sense of humiliation and guilt that the politicians/government of the men who first relocated here stole, lied and cheated their way across this land…instead of trying to honestly live together in peace with those who first lived on this land.   God Bless!

  • Anonymous

    Wow…just wow……   The more you open your mouth…the more we see the rot.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you and Amen.  Everytime the Native American people have been “given” an opportunity…what has come with it has been a “pull the rug out from under them” clause when they attempt to succeed.  Those who are postings such awful comments just have not done their homework and researched just how much “help” the government has given them.  It’s just sad what obstacles the Native American people have had to face….and it’s so glossed over.  Research people and educate yourselves and then…only then will you see that your ignorant comments about these people are just that….ignorant!

  • Anonymous

    Doing homework for a child should be considered criminal. Misguided charity and social justice reasoning has ruined the Navajo.

    All Americans, including all those
    native Americans living on reservations, are free to move around the country
    and take advantage of the equal opportunities provided under the law like every
    other citizen. Native tribes are bound only by the chains ordered by their own
    tribal chiefs and outside unloving charities.

    God does not insult humans by doing for people what people can
    and should do for themselves. Only misguided Judas’s and politicians try to
    improve on God’s plan – for votes, for power, for misguided compassion or self-
    gratification. It doesn’t work! The historical results are clear and available
    to everyone!Let’s hope Glenn learned this lesson during his visit.     

  • Anonymous


    Charity, (by definition being voluntary) on the other hand, is noble and good. People should be free to be charitable as the individual sees fit. Why is it that collectivists can not seem to grasp the value of a voluntarily charitable society?”

    because when you follow your line of thinking out to its logical conclusion you realize that charity will not work to actually alleviate poverty, it will just apply patches to the worst parts. charity acknowledges the state of deprivation and only seeks to make it tolerable. it still maintains the underlying source of poverty, a system that restricts access to the earth’s resources that rightly belong to all of us. 

    so while i might applaud mr. beck for helping out his fellow human beings, the sadness that he feels is the sadness of one human being for another. but at the end of the day mr. beck will return to the world which creates the conditions of deprivation he witnessed. only by dehumanizing the other do we come to accept that the riches of this planet should be denied to a fellow living being. 

    we forget that it is life, not money that is sacred. 

    government redistribution is, as you point out, just a different way of patching an immoral system, one that assumes that one human being has the right to more of the world’s riches than any other. 

    money is a symbol of prestige, not human need. stripped of this facade, a rich person needs no more for life than a poor person. it is by the strength of story alone that we have concluded that this planet, which was provided for all of us, somehow gets divided in a way that provides more for one than they will ever need in 100 lifetimes, and less than what is needed for basic life for others. 

    but that is neither here nor there, by this point in time you have already formulated your defenses and counter-arguments. i am here just to read what people say and to absorb those insights to get a clearer picture of our society. 

    be well

  • Anonymous

    we are all human beings. why do you make distinctions?

  • Anonymous

    this is what happens when we divide people into tribes and create stories that allow us to treat the others like less than human. 

    compassion cures this problem. 

  • Anonymous

    good example of moral outrage where an anecdote leads to a generalization to condemnation of they,they,they….

    like children, who should be punished
    dont pay their bills, so they deserve to be treated like less than us
    whine and cry, like babies
    eat eat eat, like babies

    that’s what dehumanization looks like for all those who claim to never have seen it. 

  • Anonymous

    Your statements are both horrific and bigoted ..you should be ashamed for your thoughts..IF you had a conscience and knew the meaning of shame.
    Despicable and unacceptable..and cowardly..You hide behind your pseudonym and spout hate rhetoric. Pathetic b

  • Anonymous

    i am whats called a half breed.though i am more then half, I was stigmatized asa a child because of that.i grew up mainly thinking i was white because the family history was a tough one for us all. It showed up as my step parents passed away at an early age some what related to alcohol abuse. Same goes for my uncles and aunts. We all drank pretty much all the time. I no longer do as having learned of my heritage and the connections to Navajos and possibly another tribe. I lived in N.M many years ago and was on a reservation as a child to get records. My parents hid those facts from me but i remember the visits and the school issues as a child. Thank you Glenn for reaching out to them..,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Ronald Reed

  • Anonymous

    Pathetic , truly pathetic. Too often those that mock and criticize NEVER do charity work or devote time and energy themselves to those in need. There is proof in what Glenn has done…I am willing to bet that you as a typical lib have rarely if ever helped anyone else using your personal time and money..but you’re there for the hand outs or “volunteering” other people’s time and money…
    But of course, YOU have to look yourself in the mirror at the end of each day..assuming, of course, that a reflection can be seen…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CCIAA6T6UEYPZ7SQM4N6UAWB34 rmgdnnow

    In 2001 we took Route 64 east from Grand Canyon (headed for the Glen Canyon Dam and Page, AZ).  This took us through Navaho country,  It seemed deserted, except an occasional little souvenir site, all the way to Cameron, which is on Route 89.  My Arizona county map shows Navaho country is east and somewhat south of Grand Canyon, the Little Colorado River, dry in April, flowing through it.  Quite desolate.  No springs, except at Cameron (north of Flagstaff) show on the map.  There were springs, wells and a village south of Hoover Dam on and east of US 93, as a contrast.  The Navajos do live in a desolate area, but I assume they have been there for centuries, perhaps because other Indian tribes drove them there, and they have, with government help, been able to subsist.

  • Jesse Szombathy

    I would never say “Get over it!” because I think that is when we will forget what a government can do to someone who is trying to live an independent life on their own land.  It is horrible what happened, we should never forget.  That said, I think the time has come that all people and genders should be seen as equal and given the same opportunities.  I have no problem with celebrating someone’s culture.  But to use it as a demand for special treatment is wrong.  All cultures have been wronged by another at some point in history.  Some of my roots hail back to Scotland.  Should I scream about the treatment my ancestors received at the hands of the British?  Or the other side of the family, the Jews.  Should I hate and despise all Germans for how they treated my Great-grandmothers and Great-grandfathers?  Or further back… should I blame Egyptians for the slavery of my people?  But now I am a Christian.  Rome is no longer a civilization but there is a city with that name.  Should I hate all Italians for living in what once was the Roman empire where Christians were once thrown to the lions? Let’s get more current. My aunt died in tower 2 of the World Trade Center.  Should I hate all Muslims because it was Muslim men who did this horrible thing?  When will people stop hanging onto the horrors and mistakes and ignorance of the past and move on to where THEY are in charge of how their life turns out? Not something that was done to someone in the past. If someone needs help let us reach out and help them ourselves. Give them a chance to improve their lives and then pass on the help to others who need it.  Not yell about how they don’t deserve it or about how they are milking the system.  Yes, there are bad apples.  There are everywhere, but from the comments I have read, there is a need for people to stop hanging onto old hurts AS WELL AS a need for people to stop ignoring those in need.  My two cents….. well, maybe 75 cents.  *stepping off of my soapbox* 

  • Anonymous

    Mars, please stop speaking of that which you know little. The Navajo Nation has some of the best trout fishing lakes in the country. They even have their own fish hatchery near Toadlena, NM. They have vast deposits of coal, they have three coal-fired power plants that supply most of the power for Phoenix, AZ and parts of California. They have large oil & gas deposits. The first “sweet crude” well drilled in New Mexico was drilled on the reservation near Hogback, NM. They have some of the most beautiful desert vistas in the world, you ever hear of “The Painted Desert”? Please educate yourself.

  • Anonymous

    Mars, please stop speaking of that which you do not know.
    The Navajo Nation has some of the best trout fishing lakes in the country. They even have their own fish hatchery near Toadlena, NM to help stock them. They have vast deposits of coal and 3 coal-fired power plants supplying much of the electricity for the Western US power grid. The first oil discovered in New Mexico was discovered on the Navajo reservation near Hogback, NM and it was the highly sought-after “Light-sweet crude.” They have some of the most beautiful desert vistas (views). Have you ever heard of “The Painted Desert”? That’s near Kayenta, AZ, and much of it is on the reservation. Please stop making a fool of yourself.

  • Anonymous

    @ desertpainter, You must have lived in Kirtland? Consolidated Schools District is the worst. You make some valid points, and I know this because I live here, raised a family here. Lose the chip from your shoulder and people will listen.

  • Anonymous

    I strongly urge y’all to check out an incredible organization called Adopt a Native Elder:
    http://www.anelder.org/ 
    If anyone knows of a better, more helpful group — I’d like to hear about it!

  • Anonymous

    oh what? the school system screwed your child over? she is gonna suffer for the rest of her LIFE? wow…what an injustice where the fed/state school system didn’t hold their promise of ‘no child left behind’  i guess she got left behind…. i hope she gets over it. cause obviously 6 years later you didn’t.  but the plus side is in the future she can go around complaining why she can’t get a good education or a good job cause the feds didn’t hold up their end of the deal….

  • Anonymous

    I’ve been off line for a few days and came in to see some pretty seething words. What I have said here is from living amont the Navajo people for 10 yrs. Experience, observation and knowledge.  You think I am a hate monger..and that I have a chip on my shoulder. Should I not have told you the very difficult time I had with the school district that i worked for trying to hel pmy child? Would you have not felt the same way for your child had it been you? .let me share with you who I am…
    I have fed numerable beggers at my front door..I bought many school lunches for kids who had no money and were going without..I volunteered 7 yrs with the Crisis Pregnancy Center as counselor and labor/birthing coach to young people who needed help. I drove 100 miles round trip to deliver a personally bought carload of food and christmas gifts to a family whose dad spent the christmas $$ on liquor and gambling. I opened my home to a lovely navajo woman potterer and her family to help her sell her wares and become known as an incredible artisan in the community.P put ads in the paper and let them use my front yard to seel their pottery. The very first day they made $800.00 ..we are still great friends today.  I also helped her deliver 2 of her children. I have the heart of a servant and always act on whatever God puts in front of me.  It is very difficult to continue trying to help a “tribe” of people who buck you all the way and dn’t know how to help themselves.  When you go shopping and see them load their carts with soda pop,, candy, chips, beer, frozen dinners..no fruit, vegies, chicken or fish. and they have 6 or 8 kids to feed it is disheartening.  They had to pull the vending machines from the schools because the kids were not eating good food from the cafeteria.  They were unable to pay attnton in class because their brains didn’t have good fuel.  I care…but after 10 yrs of not being able to make much of a change I became very frustrated.  YOU have no idea of  what you speak.

  • Anonymous

    Mars..I lived among them for 10 years.  It is you who are ignorant of the truth.

  • Anonymous

    Metta my daughter is a grown woman who accomplished a college degree and supports herlsefl and her family. She overcame her obstacles. She has never once complained about how they failed her, she just became determined to “fix it” and did. Apparently you don’t know the difference between whining and explaining an ongoing problem in an area of our country and gov’ts. Gaea

  • Anonymous

    Are you serious?  Give me a break.  The whole liberal LIE about Beck making fun of Obama’s children is old.  He made fun of NO ONE, lol.  Why shouldn’t they believe every word Beck says?  So far, just about EVERY SINGLE word Beck has stated has PROVEN to be true.  Of course, reality tends to get glanced over for the grand delusion you idiot liberals live in.

    Also, do you not even realize here that Beck is calling for ALL Native Americans to be proud of their Native American heritage here?  Your liberal ignorance and hypocrisy is simply baffling.  Why must you liberals be so incredibly stupid?

  • MJ

    SandraBarr! 
    I’m full blood Navajo and very proud of what Glen Becks doing. He is the first White person to personally visit the Navajo reservation to thank the last surviving Navajo Code Talkers for helping the United States win World War II (the Japanese couldn’t crack our code language) He is giving back by exposing to the world that some of the Greatest Unsung Heros were forbidden to speak of their service until 1968. Watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LN2oKqa1o04&feature=related   

  • Anonymous

    Yes, we did fight a war, a war Native Americans did NOT want and did NOT ask for.  The war was started when EUROPEAN settlers settled here and became the early Americans who wanted even more land.  Early AMERICAN settlers started the war by INVADING Native American lands.  Early settlers started the war.  Because early AMERICAN settlers are the ones who started the war to begin with, we, as the descendants of those early American settlers, actually owe Native Americans EVERYTHING we can possibly give them.  For it is our early settlers who put them in their situation as it is.

    And the reservation systems is generous?  Who are you trying to kid?  Thousands of Native Americans died because of the reservation system.  Heck, our government didn’t even respect the reservation system themselves.  There was a Sioux reservation in the Dakotas that many Sioux Indians died trying to defend against our government, for crying out loud.  I’m sure you heard of the Black Hills in South Dakota, haven’t you?  Right smack dab in the middle of a Native American reservation.  The very second gold was discovered there, however, the American government just had to come and literally FORCE the Sioux nation off of the land they’ve been living on for generations.  Many Sioux died defending THEIR OWN territory because of early AMERICAN settlers.

    Not to mention the Trail of Tears where literally thousands of Native Americans died in a FORCED marched from Southeastern United States to the Oklahoma reservations.  THOUSANDS of Native Americans died in that ONE event alone due to the reservation system simply because our early AMERICAN settlers deemed that their land is no longer their land.  For crying out loud, of the estimated 15,000 Cherokee who were relocated, about 4,000 of them died.

    Yes, we won a war.  We won a war absolutely NONE of the Native Americans wanted or started.  We won a war that WE started against a nation of people who weren’t even prepared to fight us.  We won a war that WE should NOT have even started to begin with.  To even think that we owe them very little is TOTALLY ignorant and 100% SELFISH of you.  We owe them ALL that we can offer them for what WE, as a nation, did to them.  WE started that war.  Saying that we owe them very little is the same as saying they are less than people.  Saying that we owe them very little is the same as saying that their lives are TOTALLY worthless.  Sorry, but me, I choose to actually respect those Native Americans in this country.  My ancestor were the invaders.  For that I do regret.  It is time, however, to let bygones be bygones.  Helping out a Native American here and there with whatever I can do to help them out is the very least I can do for what my ancestors did.  You have NO respect for them at all for you comments that we owe them very little.  Shame.  Shame on you.You really are ignorant of the situations of most Native Americans in this country, you know.  Read up on them some time.

  • Anonymous

    And people who ignore their past are doomed to repeat it.  YOU are ignoring many of the atrocities we as early America committed against many Native American tribes, from the Navajo, to the Sioux, to the Cherokee, to several others.  It has NOTHING to do with us winning a war.  The war should NOT have been fought.  We literally FORCED Native Americans off of their homelands.  We kicked the Sioux out of the Dakotas where they have been living for generations.  We forced the Choctaw, the Seminole, the Creek, the Chickasaw, and the Cherokee tribes on a thousand mile march to the Oklahoma reservation.  Any Native Americans who resisted, defending THEIR OWN land mind you, were literally quartered and shot.  What?  Do they NOT deserve compensation for our earlier treatment of them when we, as a nation, brutally murdered thousands of them in just one single event?

    Now, as a conservative myself, it doesn’t seem right to simply ignore the atrocities some of our earlier leaders did.  We, as a CONSERVATIVE public, need to help Native Americans in whatever way we can to make up for some of those earlier atrocities.  Nothing we do will erase the past, but those who ignore the past, as I said earlier, are doomed to repeat the the past.  What you are saying is just plain despicable.  Have some respect.

  • Anonymous

    Indeed, MarsBars.  As a conservative, I look toward the past of what NOT to do in the future.  How we, as a nation, treated both Native and African Americans throughout our early history is absolutely sickening.  It’s not something we should ever forget.  It’s something we should, however, take as a guide for what NOT to do for our own future.  How anyone could claim that we won the war so they should get over it is beyond me.  We won the war, that makes it OUR responsibility.  Now, Native Americans, as a whole, have done a great job rebuilding their societies from how poorly early America tore them down.  But we can’t just tell them to just move off the reservations as some here have been saying, especially since they probably have good reason to remain on said reservation.  We, as a nation, are largely to blame for the current situation many Native Americans are in, so we, as a nation, should help them every way we can.

    Mind you, when I say we as a nation, I don’t mean the federal government.  I mean what Beck himself has been doing.  By “we as nation” I mean we as a community.  We as a society need to do what we can. It’s the least we can do considering what some of our earlier settlers have done.

  • MJ

    hey mr. downhill…you’re absolutely right how damaging the government is…especially when they come in…slaughter/burn your livestock, burn your fruit trees and home…given a choice of extermination or survival if you accept their bureaucratic promises of a better tomorrow by giving up your traditions, culture, language and being subjected to sterilization. These things are happening today! Why do you think the Indian dormitories are still operating today?! Sterilization happened under the older Bush (1970s). The only way the Native people are going to bounce back to being independent without money is for you to pack your sorry ars back to Europe.! Your hate is horrific…no amount of your tax dollar can bring back the exterminated Indigenous of this country. Suck it up.

  • MJ

    what have you given them . . . paintings?! Lol  where did you live? if you lived amongst them on the reservation . . .you had to have been married to one (outlaw), a trader, a mooch or a felon in hiding. sounds like you give alot of hell.

  • MJ

    Well said MarsBarsTru7; I applaud you! 

  • MJ

    The IRS refunds are only acquired through hard work and labor, otherwise it’s called welfare. They have to commute 4 hours or more to work off the reservation; a lot of them doing union work throughout the US. They have obviously paid taxes and getting a refund. We do pay federal tax yearly and state tax when shopping in the border towns, where all the shops, grocery stores and laundry mats are. One way to town is over 40 miles and trucks are very popular because the unpaved roads are hard on vehicles. We are now paying food tax…did you know that?! You didn’t mention that a pack of hot dogs on the reservation exceeds over $10 milk is over $5 gallon. The majority of men all work off the rez so they can make  a LOT of $$. Gallup is also known as the “Drunk capital of the world.”  Thanks the Navajos and other tribes to making the border towns flourish, where all our taxes go. 

  • Buddy Hatch

    Get out of Native Land Clenn Beck. We hate you and want nothing of your Mormon beliefs. Read what your religion says about my people.  And as for your hatred of Leornard Peltier, remember him?? He made it to your blackboard as one of the traitors to America. Well SIR, he is a political prisoner, and a HERO TO THE NATIVE PEOPLE OF AMERICA! 

  • Buddy Hatch

    HEY RACIST GLENN BECK FOLLOWERS!!! WE DO NOT WANT YOUR HELP! OUR NATIVE NATIONS REFUSE TO PLAY YOUR GAME! WE KNOW WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU REPRESENT!

  • Anonymous

    In my experience of working with native Americans, if you ask any successful native they are very protective of their culture. They love their family and vehemently defend tradition. They are also the first to express their disgust at tribal members who take advantage of the system and actually refuse to do anything to help themselves. There are those who WILL NOT change because it is ingrained in them to EXPECT more and more from white men. That will never change.  WHY????!!!!! Because government has made us hostage to them (sound familiar? Can you say China??).

  • rose

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  • http://www.facebook.com/david.sams.944 David Sams

    Barbara, you’re stuck in the same rut that some blacks and hispanics are. Blacks don’t want to be reminded that many “slaves” were sold by other African tribes to steal THEIR land. Ditto for latinos. Look what happened to the Incas, Aztecs, Olmecs, etc. And Mexicans say Americans took THEIR land (TX, AZ, NM, CO, CA, NV, etc). Don’t forget the rest of Central and South America. Spain and Portugal took it  from other people. Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, etc. Australian and NSW by the Brits, Canada by the French.  Let’s give everything back to the ORIGINAL owners. What will you have then? Do you think the Chinese or the Russians might just take advantage of the situation? Come on, grow up and start acting like an adult instead of a whiny, woe-is-me liberal. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.sams.944 David Sams

    If anyone has ever read any of the historical accounts of what the Tribes did to each other they’d  think twice before they whine. Inter-tribal racism continues to this very day over crap that happened so long ago that Americans weren’t even around! Talk about terrorism! Some tribes made Al Qaeda look like school children on a picnic. Do your research people!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/pinkflies39 Barb Brown

    cant cover the sun with the thumb friend

  • http://www.facebook.com/pinkflies39 Barb Brown

    there you go running your mouth like a mad engine, she is right and those feelings are human the natives are true to themselves and to thier people.why say that those are all in her imagination like they pay big doctors to tell us and ignore reality they have every entitlement to be pist and very cautious of outsiders negotiations,They are smart and perhaps that is why they are STILL a authentic nation…

  • Anonymous

    i am navajo, a lazy navajo, i get hand outs from US taxpayers, our closest neighbor is one mile away…this is my choice, my land, navajo land, all my actions are due to resisting foreign ideology…i pay nothing…this is my freedom…only navajo here everybody stay out…

  • Jewels Marcus

    No one gave white people a start in the western states. They came and took and slaughtered and infected. They marched the Navajo across the state on foot through the winter and most of them died. If the cold didn’t get them the blankets of smallpox knowingly delivered did. White people broke EVERY treaty.  They set up the Bureau of Indian Affairs to continue to keep them under control. Give me a break, Mr Beck. Your food is needed, your misinformation is not.