Over 100 years ago, Europeans invaded this great land and set up their own system. They robbed, raped and murdered the original natives, including women and children. Many of our ancestors were forced off their land. Some natives today are still being harrassed because of their heritage. Many natives had their land stolen from them because they harbored or inter-married with slaves of African descent. This was really a ploy by whites to steal native land. Whose standards do we follow when we continue to deny someone his/her true identity because it includes ancestors from Africa? Is this the standard that our original native ancestors followed or is it a result of being brain-washed by white racism? I've met too many Native Americans who reject people because their ancestry includes people from Africa, but they are all so eager to welcome those of European descent, especially if they "look" all white. Why is this? Should certain Native Americans be forgotten, deleted from history simply because they chose to inter-marry with people of African descent and not just Native Americans or Europeans? Are we to believe that one group is better than the other? My Ancestors from the Cherokee and Choctaw nations who struggled through "The Trail of Tears" should not be deleted from history and considered unimportant simply because some of them chose to inter-marry with people of African descent. I am Native American! Most of my ancestors were on this land before Jesus was born, before Germany was named Germany, before Italy was named Italy, etc. Native Americans are not white. They do not originally descend from Europeans. Some of the New Native Americans do, just as some descent from Africans. What really is the big deal? No one makes a big deal about Italians being partly African. This is simply white racism. The Neo-Nazis, the KKK and other white supremeists can go play golf because their ancestors have sufficiently brain-washed enough of us to oppress ourselves. What god is it that says one should hate ones brother because of his blood line? Unity is stronger than disunity. That's why the ploy to "Divide and Conquer" worked so well. If one has nothing better to do than to pick on certain Native Americans simply because they have some African ancestry, then perhaps one should begin a campaign to feed, clothe and educate the hungry and under-educated Native American children in this country. Many of the orphanages for Native American children, etc. that I've contacted are run by whites. Why is that? Are we spending too much time mimicking racist white behavior and not lifting ourselves up? You can tell your "chief" that when he becomes God he will have the moral right to deny some of his people's children their right to be Native and receive whatever benefits there in.
Thank you for your time. Peace! After all, we are ALL really brothers and sisters of this earth. Let's spend our time worrying about the important things that upbuild us as a people and not the things of long ago that tore us apart and are causing the downfall of this great land. Good Day!