Kept promises are better than apologies
- A proposed official government apology to American Indians for past depredations would be meaningless without addressing ongoing depredations, tribal leaders told the Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
The setting was a May 26 committee hearing to discuss "S.J. Res. 15, A joint resolution to acknowledge a long history of official depredations and ill-conceived policies by the United States Government regarding Indian tribes and offer an apology to all Native Peoples on behalf of the United States."
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