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1/ There are a lot of people on #NativeTwitter who aren't officially enrolled. Sometimes this is due to red tape & document requirements, which are difficult to obtain when one has been adopted- especially pre-ICWA. Both my mother and I were adopted, both adoptions sealed (cont)
2/ Our adoption records spanned 4 states, involving multiple courts. All the stars must have been aligned perfectly, because I actually got everything I needed to enroll. BUT, it wasn't without a lot of frustration and expense. It took borrowing $ to get everything. (Cont)
3/ BIA maintains records of all who have CDIB, including my mother (she died when I was young). Yet, I STILL had to go through the courts to get documentation to send to them, even though they ALREADY maintain records. (Cont)
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This is one of the most uniformed pieces I've read. 1 Columbus wasn't a brave explorer. He was a guy who thought Earth was shaped like a pear with a nipple on top. The reason no one would fund him was they knew the size and shape of Earth and wo land a super ocean was uncrossable
2 he never even sat foot on our mainland, and he was almost 500 years after Lief Erickson and his sister Freydis (often left out even though she's a bad bitch). He apparently wasn't smart enough to bring someone familiar enough with the Indies to realize this wasn't it.
He and his crew raped women and children and sold girls as young as 9 into sex slavery (per his own journal). It was so bad native women killed their own children then themselves when they heard the Spanish were coming.
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