The Native American Pursuit Of Justice

857 WordsJul 30, 20154 Pages
The Native American Pursuit of Justice “Banishment from the homeland, the diaspora of a nation, the exile of a people, and ongoing colonization- these are the legacies Minnesotans and Americans have left” (waziyatawin 17). As a society, our wrongdoings towards the Native American people are irreversible. Yet, it is important to do as much as we can as a society to justify our wrong doings. Gaining knowledge about the injustices society and colonialism has committed on the Native American way of life in Minnesota, brings a responsibility of awareness and action to achieve justice for the Native American community. While learning about the evils done to the Native Americans, there comes a responsibility to use that knowledge. As a person becomes aware of how unjust the acts were towards Native Americans, it is morally right to do something with that knowledge. The United States people owe it to the Native American community to have this knowledge. Information about unfair and forced treaties and acts, the cruelness of the United States government, and the genocide of the Native American culture should be widespread. according to What Does Justice Look Like? “America has yet to keep one Indian treaty or agreement despite the fact that the United States Government signed over four hundred such treaties and agreements with Indian tribes” (Waziyatawin 29). This is just an example of the unfairness Native Americans were treated with. It is crucial that this information like
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