Source Evaluation #3

I used National Congress for American Indians history page for my third post. The page discusses what NCAI has done for the Native American people over the past 70 years. The page tells this history by each decade.

The best piece of information I received from this site was the timeline of what the NCAI has done. I first noticed that the pivotal organized protests, gatherings, etc. thatĀ the group has done are all very spread out. Between events there is a 5- 10 year dry area where the group has done little to benefit the Indian people. When the eventsĀ do occur it seems as if the group does not make any drastic changes for the enhancement of the state of Native Americans. In the post there is obvious bias, as it is written by the organization itself. The page glorifies seemingly trivial acts done by the group. For example, the page states that the NCAI had “input” in a memorandum passed by president Clinton in 1994. Although the memorandum was a good thing, the page omits the groups actual involvement. Although this group was the first major native american advocacy organization, which is progressive on its own, they have failed to gain much ground.

This page will be very helpful for writing my research paper. The site paves an outline, and timeline of what the NCAI stood for and their achievements. As I look to tell why AMI was the best activist group this page will definitely help by giving a context of how other activists groups are, and more specifically how NCAI functions.

“Seventy Years of NCAI: From Imminent Threat to Self-Determination.” National
Congress for American Indians. National Congress for American Indians, n.d.
Web. 24 Jan. 2016. <http://www.ncai.org/about-ncai/mission-history/
seventy-years-of-ncai#1950>.

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