from the Ahnishinahbæótjibway (We, the People)
July 30, 1993
[uncompleted & unpublished]
When I talk to well-intentioned White people, some of them admit that “what my grandfather did was unfair,” but then the they add “things are different now.” The White Earth Land Settlement Act is classic United States Government boilerplate “Indian Treaty” legislation.
MORE LAND-GRAB PORK: The European immigrants went to all the trouble of stealing Anishinabe Ojibway land at White Earth, and they don’t plan on giving a single acre back. Under W.E.L.S.A. the United States Government is doing nothing more than buying time. They’re using their puppet Indian Reorganization Act government to keep the land in White hands, under crooked “Trusteeship.” The W.E.L.S.A. “gives” with one hand, and takes away again with the other. Nothing is resolved, and the land title will remain clouded. Why don’t they use the term “Indian Giver” any more?