April 01, 2011

Happy April Fools' Day 2011!

News flash: President Obama announces that from now on, every US policy regarding Native Americans must follow the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

News flash: Dan Snyder has an epiphany that "Redskins" is akin to a Jewish slur, will change his football team's name.

Poll results: Indians admit sovereignty, reservations, and ceremonies are "kind of lame," wish they could be middle-class whites like on TV.

News flash: Conservatives announce it's time to stop playing games with veiled threats and codewords. Henceforth, terminating Indian tribes will be an official part of their anti-government agenda.

News flash: In a 6-3 vote, the Supreme Court said it had misinterpreted federal Indian law for the last 30 years. "We didn't realize treaties were the supreme law of the land," said a chastised John Roberts.

Ha ha ha...April Fools!


Anonymous said...

Well, technically, the Constitution's the supreme law of the land. Treaties cannot be passed if they aren't constitutional (such as if a treaty mandated that the American media give equal time to another country's side of a conflict), but the U.S. government must abide by all its treaties that are ratified.

dmarks said...

You missed that the Cleveland Indians baseball team changed their name to something more region-specific, "The Cleveland Unemployed White Guys", and also Fox's announcement of a series showcasing Native-owned businesses to be aired on the Fox Business Channel. Hosted by John Stossel.