I would like to float an idea as a possible solution: what if the American Indian nations were given permanent seats in the U.S. Congress? Benefits of congressional seats:
- Representation: a voice in policy;
- Representation: a voice when lobbying for federal projects;
- Electoral votes: every presidential candidate in a close race would be obligated to visit the reservations, a thing which is almost unheard of presently.
- Presence: it would go a long way towards alleviating the "out of sight, out of mind" forgotten status of the American Indians