Archive for May 10th, 2009
Some background on the proposed congressional resolution that apologizes to tribes, about which I wrote today. You can read the 2009 House version here and the Senate version here. For the 2007 House version, the one that contains the reference to mismanagement of tribal trust funds, click here.
And, finally, to read the piece on apologies that Tim Coulter, head of the Indian Law Resource Center, wrote last year in Seattle Post-Intelligencer, click here.
Coulter makes an interesting, and very pointed, argument. This being Mother’s Day, apologies seem an appropriate topic. My own mother was big on apologies. Saying “I’m sorry” (even if I wasn’t for, say, beating up my little brother) was important. But so was not repeating the offending behavior. Do that, and the consequences went well beyond an apology. Ouch!
What do you think of the resolution?