Racism Within Sovereign Nations

​Just in case you all are wondering about my rant a short time ago, it is because of this… I have basically been told (in not so many words) that I should completely forget about my mom’s side of the family and only claim my father’s. You see, this was never a problem UNTIL it was found out that my mother recently married an Israeli/American man! Why? Because APPARENTLY these people dislike Jews! This is the same mindset of the American minorities who voted for Obama because he was black, and it’s well known that his mother was white…. making him HALF WHITE. However, he completely tossed her side of the family under the bus in order to gain favor with the minority groups. I find this highly dishonorable and insulting, because it takes BOTH parents to make you, and they may both be from different cultural backgrounds from entirely different parts of the world! I don’t give a flying fuck whether you think I should choose one parent over the other, because I love them both equally. My own father passed away some 10 years ago, so is my mother to never find happiness in her life again just to make MY life less complicated? No. I was told I was taking away from the Siksika people… HOW, exactly? I’m not enrolled, I don’t get benefits, I don’t plan to live on the Rez, and I never plan to be in that part of the world. It doesn’t change the fact that it IS part of my blood heritage, and it’s something I am very proud of. My great grandmother passed away right before my 10th birthday, but not before she told me the stories of her people and how her own mother was a young survivor of the Marias River Massacre at the age of 12! She watched as her entire family was slaughtered, and held her younger didter in her arms as she died. So you know what? I am damned LUCKY to be here right now, because if ANYTHING had changed in that point in history, I would not be here today. I have learned her language, and was happy to finally have someone to speak it with. I’m tired of this racist nonsense! I have settler blood yes… so what?? I live in the Southwest, so there is only so much I can do from here, especially being poor. I was accused of profiting from my blood claim. Again…. HOW? I take NOTHING from the Niistitaapii, yet I help out when I can by sending things like money and clothing anonymously when a tragedy happens such as the displacement of people when there was a huge flood. With most of my dad’s side of the family gone, I have noone else to teach me anymore than I already know except by my own studies. I don’t need an enrollment card to tell me who I am, and after experiencing this bigotry from people I have talked to for years just because my mother who has no indiginous blood married a man who is part Israeli, I don’t know that I want to further persue finding out who my blood relations are on my father’s side. I have no time for that bullshit, and if you don’t like it, then unfollow me. I AM Aamskaapiipikanii, but I am ALSO Celt. Deal with it and move on! I didn’t choose who I was born to and I didn’t choose my bloodlines! The more I think about this, the more pissed off I get. How DARE you? I HAVE given and have asked for NOTHING in return, so again, how exactly am I taking away from the people? I can only do so much from where I live. I am comfortable in my own skin and I have honor, and that’s what counts. I don’t need racist, anti-semetic, stuck up people around me. I can’t change my blood, but I can change who I associate with. I have better things to do with my time than squabble over who has a larger amount of First Nations blood. You speak of how offensive it is that I come from three different bloodlines because two are settler bloodlines? I find it HIGHLY offensive that you only have a problem with it when you find out my settler mother married an Israeli! Suck it up, buttercup, because us mutts are out here. Oh, and have you ANY clue how difficult it is finding information from a Native torn adoption from over a CENTURY ago? It’s VERY difficult! Do you know why that is? Because most of the time there were no records… just “here you go, rename and raise this one as white.”  


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