I took the above picture in the northbound lanes of Highway 85, just south of 18th Street in Greeley, Colorado.  (There is another one on Highway 34 near 95th Avenue.) The billboards are causing some controversy as some say the billboards are “offensive and insensitive.”

The billboards feature three men dressed in traditional American Indian attire and the words: "Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you."

According to the Greeley Tribune, the billboard was purchased by a group of Greeley residents that wish to remain anonymous.

Reading the reactions in the news stories about the billboards a lot of people are upset over the use of Native American people in the ad and that the message is “making light of the atrocities the federal government committed against Native Americans.” Yet, the account executive for the agency that owns the billboards told the Tribune that had not received any complaints so far.

Share your thoughts about the billboards in the comments below.

[Greeley Tribune]

*** 5/7/2013 UPDATE ***

According to 9News, both billboards have now been removed. Not because of complaints or controversy, but "simply because the contract expired."