Legislation legacy
Darrin Woolf

Legislation legacy
Some of the current issues dealing with the Native Americans and the U.S. Government are the Tribal Law and Order act, the fight for better medical Services, better education for the children, and the fight for the land. A long time ago, the Native Americans gave the government land in exchange for the right to stay on their own reservation. Over time the Government keeps taking the land from them and giving them little or nothing in return. In 2003, the U.S. commission did a report and the report stated that Native Americans are given the lowest amount of funding than other Ethnic group in the country. The Native Americans feel that the Government has not been 100% honest with them.   In regards to education, the Native Americans have a dropout rate twice the National average. Students drop out because of psychological ailments such as anxiety and depression. They do not believe that they are being treated fairly in the education system. In 2003 the U.S. Commission on Civil rights did a report and found the existence of cultural, social, and structural barriers that continue to limit Native Americans access to health care. They recommended to educate and training health care providers on cultural differences that influence disease prevention. On a more positive note, on July 29, 2010 President Barack Obama signed into law historic legislation that will enhance tribal law enforcement and the coordination of enforcement with the U.S. Government. I believe that the legislation that is linked to the issues is the U.S. Budgeting committee. If committee provided more money to the Native American people, there would be better medical services and more money for education.