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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Apache Wisdom

Wisdom of Coyote: Apache Wisdom: Nana: LOOK AT HOW THE ANIMALS CARE FOR THEIR YOUNG: Paul Ortega is a longtime friend, and is a Mescalero Apache.



We have a responsibility to all children.. this speaks to that... Trace

2 comments:

  1. All little kids want and need is to be loved, fed, cared for, valued, and taught lessons in living--too often we justify doing other things than being with with them--sports, entertainment, and electronics.

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  2. I need help was always told by my adoptive parents that I
    was Apache but hard to prove.figuring it out because I was put into foster care at birth (1961). I was adopted 3 years later into a Cuban family from St. Vincent Catholic Charities in Miami, FL. 

    All I've been able to find out about my birth mother and family is that I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters. The boys were born in 1951, 53, and 60 and girls were born in 1957, 58, and 59. My brother born in 1957 had a different last name than the rest of my siblings. However, who knows what kind of names they got IF they got adopted. They were all in foster care before I was born and don't even know I exist. My mother was forced to give up her children according to a letter I received from Catholic Charities. I hypothesize the legality of the forcing her to give up her children was due to the Indian Adoption Project (occurred in the US from 1958- approx 1970's). The letter did not provide any information about my birth dad or any other identifying information. 

    My DNA reveals the following: 
    22% Native American—North, Central, South
    ---Nuevo Leon, Northern Tamaulipas & South Texas
    ---Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon & South Texas
    22% Spain
    21% Portugal
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    Ethnicity Estimate

    Updates 

    Native American—North, Central, South22%

    Nuevo Leon, Northern Tamaulipas & South Texas

    Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon & South Texas

    Spain22%

    Portugal21%

    France14%

    Cameroon, Congo, and Southern Bantu Peoples3%

    Greece and the Balkans3%

    Basque3%

    Native American—Andean2%

    Italy2%

    Norway2%

    European Jewish2%

    Senegal1%

    Germanic Europe1%

    England, Wales & Northwestern Europe1%

    Mali1%

    Puerto Ricans

    From your regions: Native American—North, Central, South; Portugal; Spain

    See other regions tested350+

    Ethnicity

    1750

    1775

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    1825

    1850

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    I hope you will help me if you can. 
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/donna.whitefeather.3 
    Cell: 910-258-1972


    -Donna Whitefeather

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