The indigenous peoples in the americas are still subjected to a deadly 'sea anchor', one that most notably fails to make contact with with the 'sea bed' of Mother Earth, serving a ship of state built by land usurpation by conquest. This in turn built on exclusionary ideologies of the Doctrine of Discovery, which still informs land rights.
The term "reservation" is repeatedly revealed to be part of the 'look to the future' trope, an admonition to not inform or recognize the actual historical elements. That is in practice, serving as in the case of Keystone XL, indigenous lands to be held 'in reserve' until corporations want something of the land. It is a velvet gloved fist of inverted totalitarianism, dehumanization, slow motion genocide and ultimately a decimation of the very spiritual core of all of us who do not recognize, speak out and resist the rot at its conceptual core. One need only look at the convenience with which the notion of human foible is applied to power while the same is condemned in any not of dominant power and the results being compounded all around us.
The argument 'for the common good' has become a nefarious veil in the case of the corporate greed model of 'development'. This model demands both corporate and individual impunity for 'foibles' in financially powerful entities that in their exclusionary and wasteful practices poison, pollute, criminalize, destroy and set in motion exponentially aggregate consequences. So deplorable and dysfunctional are current model elements that we now face domination by negation. It is a virtually institutionalized death wish. That is, an institutional internalization of so predominant a mass of non-life premises that the view in aggregate can be seen as prophetic. Missing from this is healthy life cycle stewardship for sustainability.
Emblematic of this is fractional reserve banking and its runaway speculation (include EU austerity models) where creating debt (non-existence) drives a demonic decimation by a mad dash for hyper-growth in CAFO, fracking, armaments, secrecy and breaking from actual living dynamics, hell bent (an appropriate turn of phrase) to stave off its inevitable implosion, just to name a few examples - non-life writ large.