would you give your property back to indigenous peoples when you die?

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I um...also don't own property but side note, much like libraries don't accept donations because they don't need 10000000 John Grisham mass markets, I submit that specific Indian/First Nations people probably don't want to take care of your house in the suburbs or whatever. I bet there are specific "land back" policies and advocacy requests that we could all be helpful with, though!

Iirc there's an "open reservation" in Northern Minnesota, "open" as in, there are private properties held by non-indigenous people within the boundaries of their supposed sovereign territory, which yes is just as fucked up as it sounds. Anyway I think there's ongoing work to get more of that land completely ceded to the tribe(s) that maybe could use some more funding or voices, that seems interesting. Also, there's lots of anti-pipelines and anti-fracking fights that are being led by indigenous Americans! Go forth and look about.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Friday, 10 May 2024 14:18 (one month ago) link

Hi, everyone. Apparently this is my day to come back and be annoying on main.

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Friday, 10 May 2024 14:20 (one month ago) link

good to see you in orbit

z_tbd, Friday, 10 May 2024 14:31 (one month ago) link

and on ILE.

the talented mr pimply (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 10 May 2024 14:32 (one month ago) link

SNA if we're being technical

Ima Gardener (in orbit), Friday, 10 May 2024 14:33 (one month ago) link

I will donate my one bed flat to the Bell Beaker people of Britain

your mom goes to limgrave (dog latin), Friday, 10 May 2024 17:04 (one month ago) link

Does all the money Boomers lose in Native-owned casinos count as reparations?

Instead of create and send out, it pull back and consume (unperson), Friday, 10 May 2024 17:08 (one month ago) link

Non-Boomers too, of course; I just thought I'd add some clash-of-generations idiocy to the discussion.

Instead of create and send out, it pull back and consume (unperson), Friday, 10 May 2024 17:09 (one month ago) link

extremely nerd voice: my property

The SoyBoy West Coast (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 10 May 2024 17:12 (one month ago) link

lol

z_tbd, Friday, 10 May 2024 17:16 (one month ago) link

I um...also don't own property but side note, much like libraries don't accept donations because they don't need 10000000 John Grisham mass markets, I submit that specific Indian/First Nations people probably don't want to take care of your house in the suburbs or whatever. I bet there are specific "land back" policies and advocacy requests that we could all be helpful with, though!

― Ima Gardener (in orbit)

well shit i guess i'm going to have to rewrite my will, i agonized for _days_ about what to do with my dog-eared copy of _the pelican brief_

Kate (rushomancy), Saturday, 11 May 2024 17:50 (one month ago) link

afaict im indigenous people so

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Saturday, 11 May 2024 18:22 (one month ago) link

Does all the money Boomers lose in Native-owned casinos count as reparations?

I have often thought this, and imho it absolutely does.

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Saturday, 11 May 2024 18:24 (one month ago) link

there's a local parking lot that's expected to be "ceded" to an indigenous-affiliated land trust because it somehow costs the city less than selling it off to a developer (largely because the land trust is footing most of the bill). https://www.berkeleyside.org/2024/03/12/berkeley-shellmound-spengers-lot-sogorea-te-settlement

Philip Nunez, Monday, 13 May 2024 06:02 (one month ago) link

None of the Belgae, Celtic or Germanic tribes still have legal representation here, but it would be funny to put them in my will.

StanM, Monday, 13 May 2024 07:22 (one month ago) link

i'm a tribal member and so is my son so yes

I? not I! He! He! HIM! (akm), Monday, 13 May 2024 12:58 (one month ago) link

um...also don't own property but side note, much like libraries don't accept donations because they don't need 10000000 John Grisham mass markets, I submit that specific Indian/First Nations people probably don't want to take care of your house in the suburbs or whatever. I bet there are specific "land back" policies and advocacy requests that we could all be helpful with, though!

I’m sure they’d be happy to sell it and pocket the money. Or you could instruct the executor of your will to do that and then donate the money.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 13 May 2024 13:04 (one month ago) link


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