Nick Coleman: Apologize to the first Americans
"American Indian Month kicks off today with a sunrise prayer ceremony at the University of Minnesota. But prayers are even better when they are backed by action.

It is time to apologize to the first Americans. If Australia can do the right thing, the United States can, too.

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd recently apologized to Australia's indigenous inhabitants, the Aborigines, who, Rudd said, had experienced "profound grief, suffering and loss."

America has a similar past. And if we are ready to discuss apologizing to our indigenous people, let the discussion begin here, in Minnesota.

We're a tough case."

Get the Story:
Nick Coleman: First Americans should finally get apology long owed to them (The Minneapolis Star Tribune 5/1)

Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments:
S.1200 | H.R.1328

Apology Resolution:
S.J.Res.4 | H.J.Res.3

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