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  • #76
    Originally posted by Zeke View Post
    Well, if we didn't treat ourselves like members of the American Kennel Association... (sigh)
    And best in show goes to

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    • #77
      funny

      what I'm saying is that the way things are, one is expected to be a certain degree of blood to enroll---one is no less "Indian" because their people descend from different tribes, but, if a person cannot enroll because of their lack of degree in a certain tribe, then, eventually and without a doubt a certain tribe will no longer exist. It will take a long minute but it will happen and to me that is sad. And, right, if we didn't treat ourselves like the American Kennel Association there would be more people enrolled, there is power in numbers and there are many 1/16 and so on who would like to enroll for the right reasons and I don't have a problem with that. I know a lady who is 1/132 Choctaw--she has her card and she's proud of it. I know a guy who is full blood Cherokee, speaks his language, a beautiful artist, doesn't have a card and could care less, doesn't want to be enrolled, says it's too political. It's all very personal. But I will tell you this, I am a beautiful dancer in cloth and it makes me feel bad about myself when people treat me bad because I am fair a half a half-breed.. It's a darn shame when people judge you with their eyes and not take one second to get to know you-not even one second

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      • #78
        When people ask about my heritage - they always ask how much NDN.

        I never hear them ask how much French or Scottish...

        Why do people always want the NDN part to be quantified?

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        • #79
          Good question.

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          • #80
            Originally posted by NorthofAda View Post
            When people ask about my heritage - they always ask how much NDN.

            I never hear them ask how much French or Scottish...

            Why do people always want the NDN part to be quantified?
            On the other hand - with African-Americans, many will claim some native blood, yet not know which tribe, or culture.

            Seems like the old "One-Drop Rule" cancels-out other identities besides African/Black.
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            • #81
              Originally posted by NorthofAda View Post
              Why do people always want the NDN part to be quantified?
              Because it's been tied to $$$.

              If it made no social or economic difference what your percentage was, nobody -- including Natives -- would care.

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              • #82
                Originally posted by Joe's Dad View Post
                What did u do to get all those little red things?

                I don't got any. :o(
                Do you want me to give you some?

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by neling4 View Post
                  Do you want me to give you some?
                  How would anybody (else) know if you did?

                  Whoever designed the Rep system thought about the possible games that could be played?

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