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From: "redtailchickenhawk" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] "Indigenous, etc."
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2005 17:02:18 -0500
References: <"Peter A. Kincaid" <> <> <> <003f01c57982$d1985d20$6500a8c0@Debby>

Debbie: Will you please contact me off list........Ron Reagan
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From: Debby Reagan <>
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Sent: Saturday, June 25, 2005 7:38 AM
Subject: Re: [DNA] "Indigenous, etc."

> I do appreciate your comment that some
> > still do like being called Indian.
> >
> > Best wishes!
> >
> > Peter
> *************************
> Hi! Well, I'm about 1/8 - 1/4 (still working on the paper trail!) Indian,
> and I have no qualms about that term.
> Now one could argue, but u weren't brought up in that culture, so it
> wouldn't affect u in the same way. OK. I do live among a lot of those who
> have, and THEY don't mind the term Indian either. (Lots of us Mi'kmaqs
> in Maine!) I think people try too hard to be SO politically correct, that
> they lose sight of the original subject.
> No matter what you call us, we were the 1st settlers to have settled, and
> STAYED and made this our home! No matter if there were any others before
> (there still is some who say that perhaps the Vikings were here on the
> coast before, and possibly now, some celtics...still a wee bit fuzzy on
> that) the thing is, for some reason, none stayed long enough to become
> permanent. Until the peoples who are now being discussed as, Indians,
> Americans, Aboriginals or First People. It's more of a personal preference
> than a GENERALIZED one.... and it's a hit or miss to which one! So,
> it among yourselves is really conterproductive, unless you ARE one
> and you are saying what YOUR preference is! Not sure what to call us?? How
> about.... Americans? Or, just ASK us!! We'll definitely let you know our
> PERSONAL preferences!
> Warm Regards from Maine,
> Debby Reagan
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