Wik na tiki wawa bastən wawa

5071_106500038136_747803_nM.H. Culley,

It is sad that my Indian Elders and Ancestors were taught to be so ashamed of being Indian that they tried to protect their descendents by not teaching us their songs and language. This is even more painful because in the 20th century out tribe was declared extinct by a white bureaucrat who lived across the country in DC. Not only have we lost important parts of our heritage but in the eyes of many, we no longer exist. (resubmitting because I’m not sure the first one went through, browser timed out)

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