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I Am Native American (navajo)

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    I grew up on a Navajo reserve with my family.

    I hole world is our tribe. Every one has a job to do. Cook,clean, farm work and ECT. I never really get to travel that much and explore the world but that's why I joined experience project for. :-)
    galilahi90 galilahi90 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 15, 2014

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    Diné (nava[h]o)

    Ya'at'eeh. Shi ei Danielle. Ma'ii deeshgiizhinii nishlli doo naaneesht'ezhi tachii'nii bashishichiin. Aadoo totsohnii da shichei doo deeshchii'nii da shinali. (Since I don't have the software to write Navaho I wasn't able to put in the proper punctuations.) Hello. My name is...
    ImRerfxTiDn ImRerfxTiDn 18-21, F Oct 24, 2012

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    If you know the phrases "life is like a batch

    of fry bread", "Hey Victor", and "I heard it on the wind. I heard it from the birds. I felt it in the sunlight." Then you're a true Native. Haha I love that move.
    canutomj canutomj 18-21, F Sep 16, 2015

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    Hello my Name is Taira Banzu I'm full blooded

    Native American but currently I'm abandoning my culture beliefs for Christianity, I'm leaning on the Lord's side than relying on my Navajo Gods. NO!!! I deny you I accept the Lord Jesus Christ Lords of Lords and Kings of Kings My Lord and Saviour, Victory in his name.
    TairaBanzu50 TairaBanzu50 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3, 2015

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    Princess

    i grew up being told i was the descendant of a chief's daughter. in high school, i was offended by a friend's mom who suggested that everyone believes they are descended from a line of chiefs, but it is always false. last year, i found out my friend's mom was right. it crushed...
    elesel elesel 22-25, F 2 Responses May 10, 2010

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    Need A Little Information On Navajo Culture

    OK so I'm wondering about spirit animals or whatever they may be call. I only want some answers. I had an encounter with a Crow and three Magpies, it was pretty random. It started with me going out for a smoke onto my sister's balcony. As I get out a crow lands on a tree branch...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    Wedding Day Twist

    So I've been having this dream lately.. I'm standing on a cliff in a wedding dress that's flowing in the wind, I'm crying and eye liner is running down my face. Its dark outside and there is a full moon behind me. In the full moon a pair of eyes blue as the ocean, almost faded...
    LittleRed1022 LittleRed1022 18-21, F Nov 21, 2012

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    My [native American] Step Dad Has Changed Our Lives

    Me and my mum were always a little spiritual New Zealand family. Leaving my father due to alcoholism she met a man, his name was Richard (Two Bears)- he is not Navajo,but i don't think i will be able to find a Mic Mac group. In the beginning, i never liked him. I thought we was...
    vakker vakker 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    I'm half Japanese, Jewish, and 1/8 Cherokee. I love my heritage. So glad my grandmother has taught me Native American culture and about my heritage.
    chloegoldmine chloegoldmine 18-21, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I was born in Oceanside, CA. I heard it's right by the Marine military base named "Camp Pendleton." My dad was in the Army and was stationed at Fort Ord, but found out it closed...
    CaliTexan37 CaliTexan37 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Hello there Learn English for me has been a real challenge because, I am not a smart guy, I had giving up many times for lazy, indiscipline, when I was at the school I just...
    Ferruco Ferruco 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Though I've always wanted to do a DNA test on ancestry to know what I'm mixed with, if at all. I've been told over again by my parents that we have a bit of European and Native...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    For the last 2 or 3 months I have been exposed to what I will call the black conscious movement within some african-american circles. I've had the opportunity to speak with many...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am 25% Northern Cheyenne. My grandma was full blood, dad is half.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    American history is based on lies and bullsh**t. Everything that's in those American history books tell nothing but a long stories of lies and half truths. Wake up America.
    martinez1993 martinez1993 22-25, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It seems like every time it's African American History Month, someone ask, "Blacks have their history month, where's OUR history month?" Don't they realize that every month is...
    Cutiepeachpie Cutiepeachpie 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    american...a dead puppet on a string held up by paper and coin.
    coerietheraven coerietheraven 22-25, M a week ago

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    I'm Sicangu and Oglala Lakota Sioux. Proud to be.🙌🏽
    ttrimble15 ttrimble15 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I'm just wondering. I live in Sweden, and it's one of the top 10 country's to live in. And idk what America is at but everyone in America is so patriotic and says, "I'm proud to be...
    darkspiritwolf darkspiritwolf 18-21, F 13 Responses Feb 4

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    i am a African American young lady i love my skin and my history. my grandma is from a small town in ga. she is 87 today but when she was 14 she drank out of a whites only water...
    coco23kj coco23kj 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    I am African American but I don't know a third of black history. I don't really know where I came from. I don't think my people are educated on their history enough. I dont...
    Eriannaa Eriannaa 16-17, F Feb 4

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    How fat are Americans? 38% of adults and 17% of children are obese (which is defined as a BMI equal to or greater than 30) https://www.yahoo.com/health/obesity-still-on-the-rise...
    ThomasSpencer ThomasSpencer 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 2

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    You have noticed that everything an Indian does in a circle, and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything and everything tries to be round...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Go Forward With Courage When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage. So long as mists envelop you, be still; be...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F Feb 2

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    How fat are Americans? 38% of adults and 17% of children are obese (which is defined as a BMI equal to or greater than 30) https://www.yahoo.com/health/obesity-still-on-the-rise...
    ThomasSpencer ThomasSpencer 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Message from Hopi Elders You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    when i google dark skin babies all i see are light biracial babies or dark skin babies with light blue eyes. When I google locks I see a whole bunch of white ppl with dread lock...
    ladyphantom27 ladyphantom27 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    Only after the last tree has been cut down, the last river poisoned and the last fish caught, will you find that money cannot be eaten. (Cree)
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    You can´t sell the earth, where human beings are living. (Crazy Horse)
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Today is a good day to die. (Crazy Horse)
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    There´s one legend of the Erie which I like very much: When God created the humans he baked them into an oven. The first humans he baked into this oven he let them too long...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F Jan 31

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    Through my travels, and in my work, I have been very fortunate to have become familiar with people in two distinctly different ethnic groups of American Indians. Most pleasing to...
    Slim333 Slim333 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Hair is the physical manifestation of our thoughts and an extension of ourselves. So pure and sacred are the thoughts of Our Mother, the Earth, that Her hair grows long and...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F Jan 30

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    A Cherokee chief is teaching his grandson about life. “A fight is going on inside me,” he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    You took their country, you took their freedom and you took many of them their life. Indeed, this era was one of the darkest ones in the American history and what´s happened in...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    And, funnily enough, yesterday it crossed my mind that, yep , I'm 'Native American', lol... Odd for a white guy, but true enough!
    youneeda youneeda 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 28

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    “Everything on the earth has a purpose, every disease an herb to cure it, and every person a mission. This is the Indian theory of existence.” -Mourning Dove
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    "Conversation was never begun at once, nor in a hurried manner. No one was quick with a question, no matter how important, and no one was pressed for an answer. A pause giving time...
    MourningDove7 MourningDove7 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I just love The United States of America. We are a rag-taggle collection of histories and food and pain and hope. We lurch along, in search of peace, while carry'n all the...
    bethsmiles bethsmiles 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I am mostly Miwok. I grew up with my tribe's culture, and it is very close to me, but I also have smaller bits of other ethnic groups in my blood, such as Welsh and Irish, and I...
    NeonAshes NeonAshes 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 27

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