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The reserves of native americans are wrong

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Started: 4/21/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Looking4diversity

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The native american reserves are wrong because this zones are a discrimination for this people and they can live with us.
They are not animals so they can be in a zone like a zoo.
The Native american have a lot of culture and natural medicine to give us like a life learn.
EtinArcadiaEgo

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Thank you for the debate.

Despite appearances, Naive Americans in the United States are not forced to live on reservations.

As such, I would argue that it is right to have Native American reservations.

Native Americans want reservations. The reservations are self-governed, meaning that Native Americans living on reservations are self-governing and make their own laws. This means reservations are not under the jurisdiction of the US government and Native Americans are free to rule themselves. They can also do what they would like with the land and potentially use it to generate income, as seen in places like the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut [1], where a local tribe converted their reservation into a multimillion-dollar gambling operation that does not have to follow local and federal laws prohibiting gambling.

Native Americans are free to leave reservations and live elsewhere in the United States. They are not forced to stay on the reservations. Rather, those who live on the reservation do so by choice. Comparing a reservation to a zoo is off-base in the sense that visitors are often limited on reservations, so the the idea that non-Native American people go to the reservations to see the residents is incorrect.

Native Americans want to be left alone. While many people are fascinated by their culture and traditions, Native Americans are the ones who should choose how and when they want to share these elements of their culture. Learning about their way of life is not a good reason to force them off reservations.

If anything, it is sad that Native American reservations are so small. Rather than condemning these reservations as wrong, the best thing we could do is return more land to the Native Americans and thus make their reservations larger.

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org...
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