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When Natives ask you what tribe you are related to them from and you get angry you are showing us you’re either lying or not open to learning.This person wants us to know she’s related to Pocahontas through John Rolfe. Problem They never had children.....Rolfe was cruel&used her
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This is for everyone in the supposed Resistance or anywhere center to left out here today having a good time with Bill Maher's RACIST iteration of a young native girl's name to dunk on trump.
Pull up those chairs because I got something to say.
#LeaveMatoakaAlone
If your response to someone suggesting not participating in that hashtag is
"Oh we're just joking - no big deal."
"Nah you're being too sensitive, We don't mean anything by it."
"But we're making fun of trump so it's okay."
"I don't see anything wrong with it."
or
In any way pushing back against someone telling you that hashtag is RACIST AF -
I know two things about you:
1) You follow no one on #NativeTwitter, and
2) You're racist.
#LeaveMatoakaAlone
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Let’s talk about Disney’s Pocahontas...
Disney’s story of Pocahontas is based on the story of a young girl named Matoaka.  Matoaka was actually a real Native American child.
However, when Disney stole her story, they whitewashed it to glamorize the relationship between her and John Smith and erase the real trauma she endured. So, let’s clear some things up...
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So much to unpack here and not just from one side of my family....
1.My Ggreat-grandpa ChoctawCode talker WW1 2.Trump makes Matoaka(my ancestor)his personal punching bag for politics3.Matoaka a political prisoner,was stolen,raped&never brought home=we paid ransom 4.Jacksons picture=man who inspired Hitler&sent my mother’s tribes on #trailoftears
The audacity to do this to our Sacred elders and Code talkers is beyond disrespectful nmai.si.edu/education/code…
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