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...and this may appear to be a very harsh insult to those organizing the whole thing, nevertheless i would might say it to them depending on my mood...

that by trying to get the "land back" within the modern framework, then the indigenous are more strongly buying into the illusion that they bought into when signing those bogus contracts. From my understanding, native americans originally saw it as a written agreement that "they could have __________" instead of a distraction so the english could pillage them and ruin their lives.

To take on the legal ownership of land is at least a pain in the ass. Someone on the rez or the privately owned land is going to have to pay the taxes for it, and who knows what kinds of other long term effects are going to become part of being the "contractual owners"?

I don't know though, i would be interested in talking to them and figuring out the details of how it could benefit their communities instead of making conjectures about the effects of their activism. With work and money, of course the best thing to do is find something either the most enjoyable or most tolerable.

But transcend society's work/burden/die model for existing? That's a fucking tough one, would probably have to come about through either some inter-generational culture building, or more likely apocalyptic disasters.