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Native-American Identification Card July 20, 2004 8:02 AM

My blood ¾ native; I practice and live for my culture, but for the Canadian government I am a white man… Back in a day, were I’m from, we wore not able to get a business licence as an Indian, so my ancestor in both side of my family made their birth certificate show French names… Now, cause I am in the military, every time I fill up a sheet, I am obligate to register as a White man! (So many of us are in the same situation...)  [ send green star]
 
Little Brother July 20, 2004 3:10 PM

What Nation are you? And do you still have contact with Elders who live on Tribal Land? If not perhaps I can help...If yes...then this is very good. Never let that link be broken. Jim  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
REPLY July 20, 2004 4:00 PM

I know then my father is full native & my mother is haft, from an other tribe, and her gand-mother was a medecine woman,as her blood line, One of my uncle told me when I was young, then we are "Abenaki"from my dad side and MiKMac from my mom side,but he was not sure, it's all I know; I learned my culture on the tribe of my wife... About my own blood I tried as my father but no result! I work presently with some Elders on a gouvernement project, I am a member of the "national aboriginal Veterans Association" & a member of the "National Defencd Aboriginal Advisory Group", I receve the "aboriginal millenium medallion" but on paper I am still a white man!!!  [ send green star]
 
i got my card July 26, 2004 11:48 AM

i am 1/4 jemez pueblo and was fortunate enough to visit the res with my mother in 1991 and was initiated into the tribe. i was given the name that translates to "pretty rainbow". a few years ago, i contacted the tribe for an ID card and got one right away with no trouble at all. peace, lynne  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Sheesh August 05, 2004 10:57 PM

If there is anythng I can do to help at all..let me know. This is just one step towards the government totally invading all of our lives. This is wrong.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 October 26, 2004 11:33 PM

Hello, I am 1/2 Southern Ute and 1/2 Mexican. I am a card carrier. My family and i call them our green cards. (actually they are green) lol. The only time i need it is when i am home and it's needed for tribal issues. At other times it is kept in a safety deposit box. I don't carry it around with me cause i have no need for it. It's just another thing to fill up my wallet. It used to be everyone would ask you if you had a CIB card now no one cares. Unless you are on the rez.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 November 24, 2004 10:44 AM

I have too many tribes. So, I am not eligible. I am Menomini, Chipawa, Ho-Chuck, and Sautee Sioux with a dash of white, with seems to have asserted itself as I have grown older. My daughter is half Apache. She is Apache, Menomini, Chipawa, Ho-Chunk, and Sautee Sioux. She too has been denied. Alot of missing links as well. Her Grandfather defected, nowhere to be found dead or alive. My family dodged the registration and being hauled to Nebraska, and hid within the Menomini's, mixed and bred. My right to passage is gonna cost alot, cause I have to do some real digging to get to the bones of it all. Regina  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Hello again November 24, 2004 12:51 PM

Mylene D. Hello August 29, 2004 7:26 PM The only proof of my heritage is on my birth certificate as my father was killed sometime within a week of my conception. Only his name is there on the paper as my parents weren't married. His name was Clyde Thomas Jones and he was 1/2 Osage and rumored the other 1/2 either Welsh, Irish, or Scottish. My mother is what I call well blended. This gives me 1/4 Osage and 3/4 of possibilities. I had traced the Jones once and was readying to record this information and intro myself to this family that called him their morning star and my computer crashed. My mother has great difficulty speaking to me about this. My uncle had a great part in keeping from this family. I have yet to restart looking. My children deserve to know their birthrights as do I. Send your hopes and good thoughts, I need strength to seek, answers, guidance. Every stone uncovered has been kicked further away from me. I wonder if the truth is not for me to know. I continue to question that, but have been stalled, afraid to move forward in my quest for acknowledgement and truth. Why shouldn't I go forward? Should I not contact this family and let them know their morning star lives on. I have a son and daughter that I believe should know their heritage. Please counsel or advise. If any of you have elders they trust, please advise. Thanks for listening again, I'm still wondering, any help or advice will be greatly greatly appreciated.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 November 26, 2004 9:27 AM

Have you tried seeking assistance through your local NAFTA?  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Thankyou November 26, 2004 9:37 AM

No I haven't. I've written this down and will be venturing there soon. I will keep you posted, thanks for the clue. Sign me, less clueless and thankful for it :-)Mylene No matter the religion or tradition, whether held or not; May we have something and someone to be thankful for. Be well, I hold you close in my heart and think of you often. Cheers to the day everyone has enough. (((((((((all))))))))) Mylene  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
 December 04, 2004 4:14 PM

Try Writing to this address. Put it to the Attention to "DALE". Tell Regina K. Sent you. Tell him your delema, and tell him where you live, and a number if at all possible, and ask him if he knows where you can go from where you are, for assistance. Dale is a great guy, and is always willing to lend a hand. Native American Foster Parenting Association nafpa@ripco.com Or Write to : Native American Foster Parenting Association C/O American Indian of Chicago 1630 W. Wilson Ave. Chicago, IL 60640 773-275-5871  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
Why do We have to prove it? November 11, 2008 11:58 PM

I can't see the words I'm typing. Why? Anyway, my question is, why do we have to prove who we are? Why does the government decide who has "enough" blood in them to be called Native? If a black person and a white person have a child and the child's skin is black, that child is automatically considered African American, no questions asked. If that child's skin is white they are automatically considered Caucasian no questions asked. So why do WE have to prove our lineage? Especially when it is so hard to prove!LOOK at me! Look at my picture. I look like Native American and my maiden name is Mangus. I am Aoache and Cherokee and likely there is a white person in there somewhere, too. But so what? It does not change the fact that I am an Indian. Linda ApacheSavage  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
The Card February 24, 2011 12:00 PM

My Great grandmother on my mother side was full blooded,,, and even on the Love side, my grandpa ZB Love carried a card...  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
The Card February 24, 2011 12:06 PM

http://www.cherokee.org/  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 
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