The Chief, ICTMN Op/Ed Editor here. You bring up the race card. But, let us not forget the deep and long history every tribe has of adoption. Your Race card brings up a good discussion, is it Nature or is it Nurture that gives us our culture and relationship to the environment? Even a full blood can be an ass, I'm a perfect example. Sure there is such a thing as genetic memory, but even so, with out nurture the nature cannot flourish. If you met an Apache in the middle of summer, would you call him a black person and therefore, according to your logic, he would not be native, indigenous, aboriginal or what ever your word of choice de jour is. When we start labeling ourselves, their work is complete.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 15:23