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Is the term "Indian Country," often used today to refer to Indian reservations, hostile and abusive?

  1. Yes
  2. One would think so
  3. I guess not
  4. No
  5. Depends on one's intent
 
 
 
 
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FreedomRings

Jun-10-14 10:49 AM

I prefer The Gadsden Flag any day over the Socialist Flag and most represented tyranny.

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JackAaah

Jun-09-14 2:06 PM

Even though he is pretty vulGARR....

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JackAaah

Jun-09-14 2:06 PM

I know you would agree with me that HowWoodJa's comments by one of our Democrat Party instigators, even though vulgar, must stay...to move our Democrat Party forword...

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MarkHighwater

Jun-09-14 10:54 AM

he's heading for the the OIL PATCH not******country...his motorcade better drive careful...per Blooomberg business..Nowhere has the U.S. oil boom wrought as much change as in western North Dakota, where an influx of people chasing a gusher of well-paying jobs has led to some of the nation’s highest apartment rents. But the energy rush has also created a sharp jump in fatalities as the roads around Williston, Watford City, Dickinson, and Minot fill with commercial trucks linked to the oil industry.

Peruse federal statistics on the rate of highway traffic fatalities involving commercial trucks, and North Dakota “jumps right off the page,” says Eric Brooks, regional director for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s office in Bismarck.

North Dakota’s traffic fatality rate was 0.48 per million vehicle miles traveled in 2012, with 48 deaths (PDF) involving a bus or large truck—far surpassing any other state.

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MarkHighwater

Jun-08-14 5:11 PM

I don't care as long as they find the WMDs.

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Legend

Jun-07-14 3:43 PM

Natives say native American, indian with reservation and country. Should we not let them lead the way? When they say "indian" is offensive, we should listen. It is overdue time to stop the anti-German propaganda in so many movies since WWII. Jay lenno said Germany's contribution to tv was the history channel. Nazi's r bad--Germans r not.

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EarlyBird

Jun-07-14 9:04 AM

The proportion of Alaska's population identified as American Indian and Alaska Native, alone or in combination, in 2012, the highest rate for this race group of any state. Alaska was followed by Oklahoma (13.4 percent), New Mexico (10.4), South Dakota (10.0 percent) and Montana (8.1 percent).

Are you sure he is coming to ND??

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EarlyBird

Jun-07-14 7:52 AM

He's just a Black man looking for some black gold in Indian country. (Used to be Western ND)

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JustaMan

Jun-06-14 7:02 PM

MattRothchild Jun-06-14 2:52 PM

"Seriously...this is a thing then..."

Seriously Matt I'm thinkin you're over thinkin! But do look at the full definition so you're okay with it.....

Remember, there's always someone who will point to one of the colors in the rainbow with contempt & throw away a good pair of gloves cause they're dirty.....I wonder if the media on the right see's anything good about the President of the United States paying a respectful visit to the Native Americans from the Dakotah's???

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MarkHighwater

Jun-06-14 6:52 PM

Are there still WMDs in Iraq?

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JackAaah

Jun-06-14 4:50 PM

Howdja (Wade1)...stop on by the FreeLunchCounterCafe in Hillsboro and have some pea soup with me...pea koolaid seems to wash it down pretty good, I feel....and Peas to you...

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JackAaah

Jun-06-14 3:30 PM

I still feel we NEED to be PC, and feel we MUSTA call them 'Native American sovereign nations'...

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JackAaah

Jun-06-14 3:26 PM

Howdja...it's justa got to be PreJudice or WadeOne...

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PoeticJustice17

Jun-06-14 2:54 PM

73Hockey

Jun-06-14

"Only the rightwingers are racist. Right PJ?"

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Not every right-winger is a racist -- but every racist is a right-winger.

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MattRothchild

Jun-06-14 2:52 PM

Seriously...this is a thing then...

So theoretically, if someone of American Indian background were to buy a house somewhere, that would be "Indian Country" too.

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JustaMan

Jun-06-14 11:59 AM

MattRothchild Jun-06-14 11:14 AM

"No, it's not "Indian country", it's "the reservation""

Legal Dictionary

The legal definition of Indian Country is (USA) Land within an Indian reservation and all such other dependent Indian territories, and all land acquired by Indians.

Just thought you would like to know.....

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MinotMadness

Jun-06-14 11:36 AM

I'm stronger than words too but politicians live and breathe the power of words and how to spin the intent. I could use that term to describe a beautiful people with a rich culture or I could use that term in a very demeaning way. So I guess for me it's all about agendas.

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73Hockey

Jun-06-14 11:27 AM

When put out in a lib press release all is well, no racism here. Only the rightwingers are racist. Right PJ?

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Baffledbyliberals

Jun-06-14 11:22 AM

Rez it is, so........the POTUS is racist? Politically incorrect!(we already knew that)! That's hilarious!! Does he call Mexico, Mexican country too, or japan, Asian land? Last time I checked, white people were the minority in this country, not in ND, but certainly around the country!! Such a double standard!! If bush would've said it, there'd be law suits and riots galore!! Indian country, pssssh, what a dip sh!t

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MattRothchild

Jun-06-14 11:14 AM

No, it's not "Indian country", it's "the reservation".

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SayWhat

Jun-06-14 9:51 AM

Since Obama uses the term, I guess it is okay and the rest of us should be able to refer to reservations as Indian Country as well.

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MattRothchild

Jun-06-14 9:02 AM

Wait a minute! Since when is this term "often used today to refer to Indian reservations"? I have NEVER until today when reading this poll heard this term used in that context!

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locomotive

Jun-06-14 8:56 AM

Well said, keyz.

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keyzgirl62

Jun-06-14 8:36 AM

I agree that everyone is too sensitive but I also believe there is a lot of cruelty out there that should be addressed as well. It starts in the home so, parents, can we try to raise our kids to have some empathy instead of sense of entitlement?

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EarlyBird

Jun-06-14 8:14 AM

"The history of the United States and tribal nations is filled with broken promises," Obama said. "But I believe that during my administration, we've turned a corner together."

Obama just wants to get close to the oil money, he gets all giddy and squirmy when he gets around billions of dollars he can possibly acquire.

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