What more should Warren do?

The letter only asks for Warren to make those three statements. It doesn’t mention any actions she could take.

On the other hand, she has done work in the Senate and has published a comprehensive plan to address real world issues affecting Native communities.

Her plan includes:

  • A permanent Cabinet position for Native American Affairs.
  • A separate office at the OMB specifically focused on making sure the budget process adheres to treaty responsibilities and consulting with tribes throughout the process.
  • Requiring all Cabinet Agencies have tribal advisory committees.
  • $5 billion dollars dedicated specifically to Tribal Nations expanding broadband access.
  • Creating Native Community Development Finance Institutions to compensate for discrimination by the big banks.
  • Along with longer term health care reforms, making full funding for the Indian Health Service a mandatory entitlement.

A few things she done as a Senator:

  • She has pushed legislation and joined amicus briefs to defend against the conservative judicial push to define Native Americans are a racial group and not a political one. There are current cases in the pipeline that could rule the ICWA unconditional.
  • She’s the lead cosponsor on legislation addressing the crisis of MMIGW. She’s the only candidate who supports legislative to fix Oliphant and guarantee Tribal Nations the authority to try non-Native defendants for crimes committed on tribal land.
  • She’s led the push to revoke the Medals of Honor granted for the Wounded Knee Massacre.
  • She’s s cosponsor of the Native American Voting Rights Act.
  • She’s cosponsoring legislation to fix Carcieri v. Salazar, which places limits on tribal communal land ownership.

So what more do you propose Warren do? Or should the national media cover the story every time any informal group of Native Americans call Warren out?

So what’s the over/under on MacBook keyboard photos today? 😉

For folks who were interested in the headlamps and tortoise show, there’s now a trailer from the January performance on the company’s website. 💛🐢💡 //@macgenie

Half way to the shiny, shiny photoblogging pin! 🤞🎖

July could end up being very interesting this year.

Chart from FiveThirtyEight showing "No One" leading in the race for a majority of delegates to the Democratic Convention.

Tip: If you go to the National Museum of African American History and Culture, plan to spend the entire day. I reserved a 12:30p entrance and only made it through two of the three history floors by the time the museum closed at 5:30p.

On the Acela. Zoom, zoom. 🚂

On my way to DC. 🚂

Another show, another run in with an old friend! :)

Mmmmmm, seat by fire on a chilly winter day. 🔥🌬🔥

This is completely fine. Nothing at all to worry about. 🔥🌎🔥

Because I adore being contrary, I just spent far too long to discover that Sawtooth Mustard Greens exist! 🤓 //@macgenie (I’m guessing mustard greens are either not good for or not favored by the piglets, but I still declare victory! 🤪)

Listening to Frederick Douglass’s My Bondage and My Freedom. Amazing, but, oof, there’s only so much of it my soul can handle at once.

I’ve never been a fan of Romney and I have no doubt that I will disagree with him strongly in the future, but after watching his speech, I do believe he is sincerely religious and his vote was not cynical politics.

I wonder where he goes from here? Does he endorse a 3rd party?

Totally unsupported hot take on the Dem primaries: No one wins a majority of delegates but someone wins a clear enough plurality of votes to avoid a contested convention.

To all twitterers talking up a conspiracy in Iowa, I would like to quote the great Will Rogers:

I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.

Does Penn Station need more than two tunnels? Opinions differ. 📛🚂📛

House is open for night two! The e. coli had a good warm up!

A professor who came to tonight’s show is requiring his students to come tomorrow night. 🤓

Another openin’ of another show! With bacteria and flies!

This week I’ve been the production manager, company manager, lighting designer, rudimentary sound and set designers, and, today, stage manager. John Conklin would be proud that I’m a theater animal. 🤪

Just arrived at my AirBnB for the week and three puppers were there to greet me! 🐶🐶🐶

On my way to Philly to make theater with E. coli & Drosophila melanogaster! 🚂🤓🔬

I’m just going to leave this very NSFW song out there for all the Picard fans. 😁🖖 //@yorrike

For all the folks who were interested, here are some photos from my headlamp & tortoise extravaganza! //@macgenie @smokey @kaa