I dunno, but the assumption that I owe someone something for something that I never even did to them is pretty silly... I never kicked anyone off their land, my parents didn't kick anyone off their land, my grandparents didn't either and my great grandmother WAS cherokee (and my great grandfather on the other side was half)... I come from a land owning family, but they bought the land in the 1930s through money saved up by working hard in un-glamorous industries. Fuck if I'm going to turn that land over to someone else, even if it once WAS one of the eastern reservations- I have ties to the land and we've taken good care of it (in fact we turned it into a federally protected nature preserve).
In many states being of native american descent gives you a full ride scholarship to college, and other financial inscentives are offered as well... nobody HAS to stay on the reservations- many graduate college, get a good job and move on with their lives... only the most traditional ones tend to stay. I had to work hard to get a full scholarship to college... getting one without hard work would be AWESOME!
Plus, I'm well aware that the payments that one receives for eminent domain purchases are paltry at best... my family has lost land thanks to the building of several reservoirs, a national park and an interstate highway. And for practical concerns, how the hell are we supposed to afford that? our country is broke!
Don't propose solutions to others and attempt to shame them if you don't fully understand the situation