I hate the entire god damned concept. I especially hate how it’s becoming a ~thing in the native community to identity police.
As long as you’re not pulling some “my great-great grandmother was a Cherokee princess!” or some “I’m 1/16th Indian!” bullshit to excuse your bad behavior, if you’re Native, you’re fucking Native.
A Native is a Native is a Native. Even the assholes that act out of ignorance and embarrass us, and even the racist bigots that try and identity police others out of the community.
You people are still Natives, even though I’m waving a great big middle finger in your direction.
Because seriously. We’ve been brought nearly to extinction, who the fuck are you to turn around and try and pull a form of that same racist bullshit on other people?
Black NDN’s are as Native as Natives because THEY ARE FUCKING NATIVE.
Bottom line. STOP USING A COLONIAL, IMPERIALISM TOOL MADE TO DIVIDE PEOPLE IN THE NATIVE COMMUNITY.
For everyone else, let me love you all.
colonial government create and regulate these identities with the ultimate goal of eliminating them. playing by their rules does not help us.
i’ll paraphrase ali for a second: THE MAN GOT US DOING HIS WORK FOR HIM.
Got paraphrased AND agree with what everyone has said. Does life GET better than this?