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    Timothy Furnish

    You DO realize that migrants from Asia to North America completely invalidates the term “NATIVE” Americans? Yet you continue to use it?!

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      nhadmin

      If that’s the case then we can’t use the term native for any human population outside of the area where we first evolved.

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        Ryan Cordova

        It has literally nothing to do with the term “native” and everything to do with further dehumanizing a population that he knows his ancestors committed genocide against.

        If they weren’t even native to that land then how could he possibly feel bad for his ancestors having stolen it, strip mined it clean, and salted the Earth in their wake?

        Not to mention the babies whose heads were beaten against rocks in order for them to steal that land in the first place.

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          nhadmin

          The author is female and European and therefore neither her, nor her ancestors, have had any part in that.

          Nomenclature is hard for this issue. We do our best and try not to offend anyone, but it seems there is no one term for the indigenous people of the Americas which doesn’t offend somebody. That’s perhaps not surprising for such a diverse group of people, but in the absence of clear direction we would ask for some patience.

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Irina has a BA in English literature and linguistics from Sofia University and is definitely more partial to the former than the latter. She spent ten years working in the news industry, most of them specialising in business and finance. Convinced that there is much more to life than reporting on financial results and analysing the latest trends in mining or oil, she decided to start freelancing full time, writing on a host of fascinating topics, from gender equality to 3D printing. Although she did two years of Modern History in college, taking a special interest in the Middle East, she is much more interested in ancient civilizations, in how people used to live thousands of years ago, and how far we’ve gone since then. Or maybe not so far. When she’s not writing articles she indulges in her reading addiction, preferably against a music background, writes fantasy short stories, and does jigsaw puzzles with her four-year-old daughter.

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