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Old 07-01-2013, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Vancouver
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It's odd that Canadian bilingualism could be seen as a law that allows whitey to be verbally abused when the vast majority of French Canadians could be called whiteys too.
Odd? Downright weird. Skin colour is a funny thing, I have a friend who is whiter than me, and he's 1/4 Mohawk.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Canada
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Odd? Downright weird. Skin colour is a funny thing, I have a friend who is whiter than me, and he's 1/4 Mohawk.
So basically he is just white. How can anyone possibly claim to be mohawk when you 75% white? Why is that funny, hes a white person too. Only in Canada do white people get away with calling themselves natives, its insane! I have seen people with blonde hair and blue eyes claim to be Native.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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So basically he is just white. How can anyone possibly claim to be mohawk when you 75% white? Why is that funny, hes a white person too. Only in Canada do white people get away with calling themselves natives, its insane! I have seen people with blonde hair and blue eyes claim to be Native.
He can claim to be 1/4 Mohawk, because he is. It really isn't that difficult a concept.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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Yeah and it shouldn't be weird or a funny thing his skin is ligher then yours since he is white too.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:32 PM
 
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Yeah and it shouldn't be weird or a funny thing his skin is ligher then yours since he is white too.
My point was about people's preconceptions. You yourself sees to think it odd that people with blonde hair can claim to have native blood. So it's you who seem to need the lesson about skin colour etc.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:41 PM
 
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Yes, I DO think its odd for people with blonde hair and blue eyes to claim they are Native. They can claim they are Native all they want, but i'm sure their Dna would say otherwise.
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Old 07-01-2013, 04:48 PM
 
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Yes, I DO think its odd for people with blonde hair and blue eyes to claim they are Native. They can claim they are Native all they want, but i'm sure their Dna would say otherwise.
and I'm pretty sure it wouldn't.

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Old 07-01-2013, 04:51 PM
 
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Yes they can have some native ancestry, that doesn't make them Native. WHITE people can have native ancestry.
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Old 07-01-2013, 05:06 PM
 
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Yes they can have some native ancestry, that doesn't make them Native. WHITE people can have native ancestry.
There is Canada legal definitions regarding status etc. Also I did not say my friend calls himself native ( a non-legal term ) just that he is 1/4 Mohawk.

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Old 07-05-2013, 08:53 AM
 
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So basically he is just white. How can anyone possibly claim to be mohawk when you 75% white? Why is that funny, hes a white person too. Only in Canada do white people get away with calling themselves natives, its insane! I have seen people with blonde hair and blue eyes claim to be Native.
Happens all the time here in the US. 1/8th 1/16th 1/32 get to be Indians here. But woe to you if you are a full blooded Native American who happens to born south of the US border.

I for one welcome so called illegal Mexicans into the US, as this is more their land than it is some white pale Republicans. They are just partaking in what is theirs.
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