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[comments-gtlds] DNS - NAA
In reviewing this
document, I am a bit disturbed by
some of the language.
Page 7, Number 8.
The stakeholders in a top-level domain to be
by the Indigenous Nations of North America in the DNS
the National Congress of American Indians and
Assembly of First Nations, the
centers (registry operators), the voice and
network infrastructure providers, tribal governments
quasi-governmental bodies, elected officials and
candidates for elected
organizations, for-profit entities, individuals,
and clans, language and arts institutions, general
institutions, sectorial formations and
professional and trade associations,
<end excerpt 1>
Doesn't this leave the
door wide open to the
'medicine-for-sale' groups and the wannabee groups
have incorporated their endeavors? The way I read the
this is an open invitation for all of them.
Is there a set guideline for who
is a "band or clan"?
This brings back memories of the discussion we
had regarding the Abenaki.
Page 10, Number
WHEREAS, The NCAI endorses the preparation to meet
requirements for the operation and management of a
and of the capabilities of the
Nevada Indian Environmental Coalition (NIEC)
Treaty 7 Tribal Council (TREATY7), internet service
providers, and the
National Indian Telecommunications
Institute (NITI) and Abenaki Community of
(WAMPUMPEAG), centers of technical excellence.
What are the guidelines for registering for .naa?
determines who is legit? As an example, the Abenaki
recognized by any governing body in the U.S.,
yet one of the groups endorsed
by NCAI, is the Abenaki
Community of Portland. Who are
This is much to vague for me. I forsee every one of
wiccan/ new age/ shaman/ wannabee/ shouldabeen/
couldabeen/ sachem/ healer/
crystal hugger/ culture
vulture type of creatures trying to get in on the
validation ride. I can hear them now, "See, I got the
designation, they think I'm for real....nya, nya.
Now you HAVE to take
Organizations such NARF and IAIA for example, and
the indian schools and colleges should surely be part
But, who will determine what group is valid?
Are we opening another
I hope I'm wrong.
There be a fly in my