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Its not like they believe in OUR god!

The other day I was having a discussion with my friend at work about how my grandparents (who are Alaskan native) were sent to boarding schools and had their mouths washed out with soap if they spoke their language. I explained that Christianity was forced upon them. Her response was "well its not like they believed in OUR god" huge emphasis on the OUR god part. I can expect this from someone who upon learning that I'm native said "wow I had no idea cause its not like you ever see attractive…

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Added by Quinn on September 18, 2013 at 10:48pm — 12 Comments

June

Thus far, June has proven to be a bad month. There has been one death after another. My friends father died last week, a girl I went to school with committed suicide, another friends father died, and now my brother in laws mother died yesterday. Last year this time my best friend’s father died. I am in shock. The only thing I don’t share in common with everyone else I have been into contact with about…

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Added by Quinn on June 23, 2012 at 1:58am — 8 Comments

Native American Culture

All the people dressing up as Native Americans for Halloween

(poca-hotness) has me thinking about native beliefs and how Christianity has

affected our culture. I'm Alaskan Native (Tlingit, Haida) and our culture and

language has been suppressed for years. When the missionaries came the Natives

were told that their dances and totem poles were evil and because Natives

were dying of disease they started to believe them. Natives were not even

allowed to speak their…

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Added by Quinn on November 1, 2011 at 4:30am — 8 Comments

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