Obama's going to pay them from his stash.bdee said:Obama's Reversal on 'Indigenous Peoples' Rights Stirs Concern Over Legal Claims
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/12 ... al-claims/
Perhaps this would be a precedent for slave reparations as well.
welp guys we might as well pack up and head back to Europe. It's a fact anyone touching the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Smokey Mtn's will have some issues to over come if this is the case. I'm pretty sure if we date this back I wonder what the White House will do if it comes to find out that indians lived on the exact land? Obama isn't worried, the Gov will protect his house while the rest of us would lose ours or be faced with a large taxThe non-binding U.N. document includes dozens of provisions but generally states that indigenous people should not be discriminated against, should be able to sustain their own political and social systems, and have rights to the "lands, territories and resources which they have traditionally owned" or used.
I see your point. I guess the issue isn't if they have a valid winnable case.. It's the fact they will bring a lawsuits just to see if they can win.bdee said:No the oldest person alive in in the 114 yo range. If memory serves the last known slave died in 1960s.
I get your point about the tribes still being impacted today. But like with the Japanese reparations, they only accepted damages from people who had something and lost it because of governmental policy. Even their children born later had no claim. Even if they could show what they might have had but for this policy.
The real impact of this UN policy is going to impact Israel, because there are thousands of people who were forcibly removed from there homes and are still in refugee camps sixty years later. It's complicated by the fact that the surrounding states refuse to give them passports, or even the children of people people born in these refugee camps, any form of citizenship, because that would give legitimacy to Israel's actions.
There were also Jews forced from their homes in the 1950s from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Jordan and as far away as Morocco, and sent to Israel without compensation.