Uncle Sam is not a guardian of the Blackfeet Nation. Terry Anderson, @HooverInst

Jul 25, 2017, 06:27 AM

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Uncle Sam is not a guardian of the Blackfeet Nation. Terry Anderson, @HooverInst

"...As the tribal council chairman Harry Barnes, put it to Zuckerberg, “they ripped the pride right out of our chests and backfilled it with alcohol.” The Blackfeet, like so many tribes are searching for ways to free themselves from colonial bondage, and there is hope. Lance Morgan, managing partner of a national tribal law firm, noted in the Arizona State Law Journal, “The economic rise of tribes in the last twenty-five years, largely due to long term impact of self-determination, gaming, natural resource development, and the ancillary rise of tribal corporations, has changed the basic economic and legal equation.” Mr. Zuckerberg is confident that they will “get the personal freedom they and all people strive for.” If he is right, they will have “the dignity and confidence to be entrepreneurial” but rather than feeling “helpless and dependent.” Only then will Native Americans have the opportunities open to the millennials of Silicon Valley.