Too Little, Too Late
By Levi Rickert
The Apology to American Indians is on page 45 of the 67 page-long 2010 Department of Defense Appropriations Act, HR 3326.
On Wednesday, a changing crowd that numbered over 200 during the course of the event that lasted for over three hours, there were people in the crowd who traveled to Washington from numerous states throughout the United States to be part of the ceremony that included reading of the appropriations bill.
No one from the White House, Congress or any other federal attended the event in any official capacity, though someone from an US Government issued vehicle was seen taking pictures on an iPad.
The apology was read in Ojibwe by American Indian author Jim Northrup and in Navajo by Reverend Ben Stoner.
Below: Charles reading the apology in front of the US Capitol.