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For hundreds of years now, Native Americans have tried and tried again to reclaim the land that was taken from them by settlers. However, the means by which this land is given back to them is under just as much debate as the issue itself. Some believe Native Americans should be granted their lands directly through reparations. Others think it should be received via legal means. What do you think? 

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The living conditions Native Americans were forced to live under (and which they continue to do so) are no secret. The history which pushed them to live there is just as atrocious. As opposed to lengthy legal battles and empty apologies, the most honorable way to right these wrongs is via reparations which would grant natives their land back outright. 

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Think how long regular court cases take. Now convert that into Supreme Court years. Although monumental, trials concerning this matter such as Carpenter v. Murphy have already been pushed back, once again dusting the matter under the rug. Reparations would be swift and direct. There is no excuse to waste time further.  

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Despite sounding like the strongest option, reparations hold a few risks themselves. For one thing, governments have a habit of giving wronged populations far less than what they're owed. Once this is done, more “apologies” are given, and the matters are once again forgotten. Fighting legally for their land would give Natives legitimate and long-lasting claims to what's rightfully theirs. 

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Progress is already being made. As of Monday, Navajo people in San Juan County, Utah, have taken over their county commission for the first time in a long time. In 2018, Native American women were elected into congress by New Mexico and Kansas for the first-time ever. Though subtle these are great strides nonetheless. Patience always reaps the most rewards in the end.  

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