After researching and talking to my mother who happens to be part Native American, I have come to realize that Native Americans tribes have fewer resources than any other state, city or community, with subsidies, grants, housing, and health care being handed out by the millions to Americans across the United States. The Native American tribes get a lot less of these funds, programs and assistance. Reservations across the United States are in need of more help, according to, NCIA President Keel, (2010), “In every area of the federal budget, Indian programs receive less per capita than for the rest of the nation.” All reservations are lacking in many areas that are in need of monies to help the Native American people living there.
The legislation that I think is linked to this issues, is the United States National Budgeting Committee, this legislation is connected to the Native American Tribes by the fact that this legislation is allotted monies by the government to doll out to states, cities and communities. Native American Tribes are a part of all of those groups and are still given less than all other groups, without explanation or reasoning to these shortages. Even though this problem is looked into every year, still nothing is done to change the facts that Native American Tribes are in dire need of more monies for education, health care and road repairs, and until the United States Budget Committee is held to task and these problems are brought out for everyone to see these problems will not be fixed.
Keel, Jefferson, 2010, National Congress of American Indians: Tribal Leaders close NCAI’s Executive Council Winter Session with Focus on the Administration and Legislative Issues. Retrieved from: http://www.ncai.org/Testimony-Before-Congress.434.0.html