CheckPoint Legislation Legacy week 6 Due Day 5 (Individual Forum)
• Resource: National Congress of American Indians Web site http://www.ncai.org and the Indian Country Today Web site at http://www.indiancountry.com
• Post a 200- to 300-word summary of a current issue between Native Americans and the federal government. Identify the legislation that you think is linked to the issue, and explain why you think there is a connection.
Consult the National Congress of American Indians Web site, the Indian Country Today newspaper, or another online source for examples of pertinent issues.
One of the most important issues today between the Native Americans and the federal government would be the fight for land and adequate social, medical and educational services for tribal members. I think with the recent bill legislation that President Obama just signed into law on March 23, 2010; the Native Americans will have a better shot at getting the health care they need. I think a lot of people who need health care will be able to get more adequate service now.
I think the legislation that it is linked to would be the modernizing and improving of health care for American Indians and Alaska Natives, was included in the health insurance reform legislation that passed the House on March 21.
It is all connected because the American Indians need health care, much like most of America, and the legislation was passed for specifically them. With this legislation being passed it will mean much needed health care for the American Indians. It will help them take care of health issues they were unable to afford before. I think with more American Indians receiving better health care, more will be known about the susceptibility to different health problems that could go with having Native American D.N.A. It is known throughout America that African Americans are more susceptible to certain diseases or health issues. So with more of the American Indians being treated, the more we...