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Disparagement: Protest and Criticism

disparagement: Supporters of the movement say it's not intended as a criticism of the military, according to Metro News. But such a protest would be unthinkable for many at tribal events because the flag and veterans are so deeply intertwined - and revered. As fierce debate rages about taking a knee during the national anthem to protest social injustice, Native Americans have a unique take on the issue as the ethnic group with the highest military-service rate, and an enduring regard for warriors. I'll stand. Very rarely do I hear anything that negates the veterans' services, or the country's disparagement of whatever social issues might be happening at the time. I'll do whatever I think is appropriate to honour them first, and then over there, I can debate about whether the country is living up to its side of the deal when it comes to treaty rights, water rights, social issues that affect a lot of the tribes, said Erny Zah, a singer, powwow emcee and dancer from the Navajo Nation in the Southwest. ( As reported in the news.