Native Americans went through the worst genocide in human history since the Neanderthal. The Nazi holocaust and slavery pale in comparison to what the Native Americans went through. They were pushed to the point of genocide and their population was reduced by over 99%. So yes, they deserve more attention.
There are many people who are not aware of where Native American societies are in America. Increasing media attention of Native American politics can increase others awareness of what is going on in a society within a society. It is important that the country be informed on all aspects of life that affect their communities and local policies.Native American politics can affect policies outside that nation, therefore national media attention is paramount.
Yes, I think that they do need to get a whole lot more attention so that they can let the world know that their culture is still going and that they are trying to keep the traditions that they have always had alive and to honor their ancestors to this day.
No, I don't think that Native American politics deserve more attention from the national media. The various tribal nations are independent governmental bodies. The average American who is not a tribal member has no say in their operations. There are lots of tribal publications that already carry this news for those who want it.
By the time the 20th century began, there were very few, if any, independent Indian tribes that lived on their own land and had their tribal sovereignty respected by anybody. The Indian Tribes are simply the continuation of a long tradition, but they have no real authority. They're only good for allowing Native American descendants to remember their heritage.
I see no practical purpose for anybody choosing to live on a Native American reservation. Native American independence ended long ago. Today, Native Americans are simply another ethnic group in the melting pot that is the United States of America.
No, Native American politics should not receive more attention from the national media, because Native Americans are a small minority. In reality, Native American issues affect only a very small part of the population. They are given the attention that they are due. There are smaller medial outlets that report on Native American issues.