By Edward Brown
August 13, 2007
Before we had all this mass transit, mass communication and too much information out there, the terms "inside" and "outside" meant something to Alaska locals. Outsiders were defined as being totally committed to another community and therefore considered an outsider. Their concerns are usually located elsewhere.
Insiders were accepted by locals
and lived and contributed to that community. Outsiders remained
outsiders until they proved to the insiders that they were not
there to take something or take you away as their slave back
to their own village.
If you have a tough time being
an outsider. It might be time for you to actually become a part
of this community again. Or at least you should quit pretending
that you are still inside.
You yourself have defined yourself as an outsider by living elsewhere.
About: "Alaska has the highest percentage of American Indians. I am one of them. This does not entitle me to any special privleges. I live in the largest native village Anchorage. I moved herew to work and raise my family."
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