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Old 03-31-2015, 01:30 PM   #1
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side of the family.

My paternal grandparents tried to teach me a little bit when I was a child. I was able to pick up a bit of the language and was given a couple of pieces of jewellery as heirlooms, but my father was quite abusive so I was taken away at a young age. He was in and out of jails for a few years and I quickly lost touch with that side of the family.

A few years ago I moved to Australia and got in touch with an auntie through Facebook. My grandparents are getting older and may not be around much longer. I feel like I will be losing a really important part of my life, but I’m very anxious about getting in touch with that side of the family again because of what I experienced early in my life. It is also hard to get in contact with anyone because of the distance and time difference.

I don’t want to lose what little I have learned of that part of me, but I also don’t feel as if I “belong” because I was raised by my white mother and feel culturally white. I would love to learn more of the language and be a part of something, but I don’t know how to start or if my dad’s side of the family would even be willing to help.
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will posting this again under a different account get you more closer?

Losing touch with family
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will posting this again under a different account get you more closer?

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Maybe he thought you'd give him a better answer !
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Maybe he thought you'd give him a better answer !
that's the point ... maybe he is my kid!!
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by then again, why post in Memorials?
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I think I am off the hook, he left out the part of his father being Navajo this time around.
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by then again, why post in Memorials?
Maybe because he feels dead inside.

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