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Apology to Native Americans in the U.S.: current discussions

Thanks to Native American Minnesota, I was introduced to some public discussions and documents concerning efforts to obtain a national apology to American Indians in the United States, and Geff Wigley at NAM considers how Minnesota might learn from and adapt Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission — see “Does Minnesota needs its own Truth and Reconciliation Commission?“. Among the documents listed at NAM one can find U.S. Senator Sam Brownback’s apology resolution. Wigley expects that both Obama and McCain will show leadership on native reconciliation issues if elected. NAM also points out that the Colorado legislature passed a resolution comparing the deaths of millions of American Indians to the Holocaust. Minnesota has also seen its own public arguments in favour of reconciliation and an apology.

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5 Responses to “Apology to Native Americans in the U.S.: current discussions”


  1. 1 erikwdavis
    June 17, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    Jeez. I LIVE 10 minutes away from Fort Snelling, and the exhibit that NativeAmerican150 discusses in that post. I’m MARRIED to a Native American woman who served as a NAGPRA officer for nearly a decade, and I STILL didn’t know about that exhibit. Shameful. Thanks for publicizing this.

  2. June 17, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    My pleasure Erik. I found that page to be very interesting as well, I want to keep in touch with more of what happens in terms of apology resolutions and reconciliation in the US (something I don’t hear much about normally). If you ever come across something of interest, please pass it on.

  3. July 13, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Thanks much for the blogging about what’s happening in Minnesota, Max.

    Erik, since you live 10 minutes from Ft. Snelling, let me know if you’d like to get involved somehow!

    http://nativeamericanminn150.org/contact

  4. July 14, 2008 at 1:19 am

    My pleasure Griff, and I know Erik will appreciate your contact. I will pass on the contact link in case he should miss this. Many thanks.

  5. 5 erikwdavis
    July 14, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Thanks Griff – I just got in touch via your contact page;

    @ Maximilian – thanks for drawing my attention here – I’m pretty awful at keeping up on comments, and wouldn’t otherwise have seen it.


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