By Randy Williams
September 03, 2005
Enough said about Sealaska,
I have extensive experience advocating in congress for Tribes
in the lower '48' and feel I may have something to offer the
landless issue, if nothing else perhaps a perspective that has
not been discussed. I have always felt we, as well as, the other
communities in Southeast, got the short end of the land claims
legislation and would like to help to attempt to rectify this
injustice. (Keep in mind that I use the word injustice as a
form of expression and not as an attempt to Sensationalize or
radicalize this process). If we are going to see some favorable
resolution to this issue, we will need Sealaska and other Native
leaders to step up with us. This issue has been going on for
quite a while and it is time the landless peoples fully recognize
this issue and see if we can't move it through congress and find
resolution. I have been one that has complained in the past
about not receiving corporate recognition for our communities
How it happened is only important to the resolution and we can illustrate it as such but in a positive and systematic way of trying to obtain our goals.
I would be happy to discuss this issue with those individuals who wish to support a meaningful process that does not place blame but instead is seeking clear resolution.
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