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Yomba Indian Reservation of Nevada

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In the Yomba Indian Reservation of Nevada, farmers are facing one of the worst droughts in history. One Native American farmer, Darryl Brady, says that it is nearly impossible to grow crops or maintain horses due to the lack of water, the overgrazed land, and the overpopulation of cheat grass, which poses as a constant threat to wildfires. Large multinational corporations, such as The Carlyle Group, are buying up water supplies to maintain cities, but Native American reservations receive no protection in terms of water and other necessary resources. This causes some Native Americans to rethink their agricultural way of life and culture to move on to live in cities or work other jobs.

This article relates to the treatment of Indians during the American settlement of the West. The Indians were forced to give up their land and move onto settlements and laws such as the Dawes Act make it even more difficult for them to maintain tribe relations. The Indians were forced to adapt White culture and way of life. They were often given dry barren land and had to learn agricultural techniques, which contrasted with their nomadic culture. Overall, the reservation system and the Dawes Act oppressed the Indians and forced them to give up their culture and identity just like the way that the drought in Nevada caused Native Americans to give up their culture and move away from the reservations.

Recently, a country in East Africa, called Tanzania, has been accused of enforcing legislation to censor the press, the public, and opposing politicians. Within the past year, Tanzania has banned two newspapers, the Mwanahalisi and the Mawio. According to the Mwanahalisi news editor Saed Kubenea, “Mwanahalisi newspaper has never written a story that is inciteful. We report facts that are liked by many readers and we point out where the government is going wrong. That’s our policy since the start of this newspaper.” The government has banned other media companies and for putting forth revealing information about politicians and presidential candidate and their involvement in scams and fraud. Even though the government is surprising free speech, Tanzania is considered one of the most stable countries in Africa.

This article relates to the oppression in South Africa during the apartheid. The National Party oppressed black Africans by controlling every aspect of their life including education, employment, and where they can live. In the film “Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”, it was shown that the prison officials has censored Mandela's letters from his family to prevent him from having any information from the outside world about politics. In South Africa during the apartheid, Africans had little rights and were prevented from gaining political representation. In modern day Tanzania, the president gained about 58 percent of the vote although 80 percent of the population voted for a different ruling party.

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