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I am a Koyukon Athabascan from the small Alaskan Village of Rampart that is on the Yukon River. I went to the boarding school Mt. Edgecumbe High School in Sitka, Alaska. I am now a collegiate wrestler and psychology student at Menlo College in the Bay Area of California.

Ending a System of Genocide

America was founded on the genocide of Native Americans that continues to this day through the form of a blood count. As an Indigenous infant enters this society, they are born into a fraction handed down by their parents. If both parents are from the same tribe, they remain whole. If the parents are from different tribes, they are mixed. If one parent is non-native, a child has lost a significant amount of their ‘authenticity’ as a tribal member. […]