Alaska Native & Native American Tribes Let America Know We Exist
Terrance H. Booth, Sr. – Neesh Wil Gum – Ts’ msyen Nation
Just a few days away voter registration will close for the general election in several states. Native Americans have spoken to 44 Presidents and yet poverty exists across Indian Country, USA as high as 80%. President Lyndon B. Johnson implemented War on Poverty 50 years ago and America has not yet eliminated poverty. Not only is there adverse legislation against Alaska Native and Native American Tribes but our Native Relatives in Canada are facing termination of their treaty rights. Here in USA the Republican Congress of 2013-2014 implemented Republican Sequestration and shutdown the federal government costing us of America $24 Billion dollars.
Just think our ancestors have spoken to 44 presidents, records of their testimonies lie in the archives of Congress and what was said to the first president can be very much in today’s testimony. Of all the minorities of America Alaska Native and Native American people are the most regulated peoples of this country America. As many legislative acts, policies, regulation placed upon Indian Country, USA we have yet to see poverty eliminated.
Alaska Native and Native America Peoples have new weaponry and this is full use of our right to vote as Natives. It is the elected officials that are put into office by the vote of the people. Our Native Voice needs to be heard in record numbers to once and for all wake up the elected who supposedly serve us the people. It is the elected that put forth a budget for all of our tribal programs and the current Republican Congress not only hurt Native Programs; but, have hurt all the poor of America.
What are the responsibilities of US House of Representatives: “The chief job of the House of Representatives—aka, “the House”– is to represent the interests of the people—those American citizens that vote and elect each representative. Compare this to the role of the Senate: to represent the interests of each state.”  Why are the US House of Representatives known as the “Do Nothing GOP”?
What are the responsibilities of the US Senate:“In a nutshell, the Senate possesses the power to review and debate bills, treaties, and proposed legislation and to provide some oversight to the president’s administration. Their chief job is to represent the interests of each state in the political process versus the House, which is charged to represent the interests of the people.” 
We not only vote as Natives but can communicate with our elected who supposedly represent us Natives in Washington, DC. The US Senate has confirmation hears for Bureau of Indian Affairs, Indian Health Services, Department of Agriculture, and other important Cabinet appointees of the Office of the President and we as Natives can voice our concerns and issues as these confirmation hearings take place for the presidential appointees oversee Indian Affairs.
As written earlier this writer continues to advocate sign up to vote, vote in the general election in November and continue to stay in touch with those that we the people have elected. It is a matter of record how this 2013-14 Republican Congress has hurt all tribal programs for all of Indian Country, USA and not only lessen our tribal programs; but, have breached our tribal treaties that obligates Congress to honor our Native Treaties. Congress has violated their Congressional Obligations without any censuring of Congress. We Natives will answer back in record numbers and elect those that listen to the will of the people instead of special interest and telling lies with their darkmoney with outright lies about their Democratic Opponents