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Native or Indigenous
By Don Hoff Jr.


December 30, 2005

Indigenous and pristine are beautiful words in any language, Ms. Janelle Hamilton. I use these words a lot and they say a lot in my opinions. I don't understand where you are going with your one sentence opinion. My pet peeves are words "economic development" that some people use for a shield, hidden agendas, exploitation, free tax dollars and greed.

I guess I could use words like Native to Ketchikan, Alaska or my people have been in Ketchikan and the area since Time and Memorial or 10,000 years. There are a lot of people who get mad because they are only temporary residents (5 years or less) or visitors that come and go in any particular region or locality.

In closing, I hope everybody has a great New Year 2006. Regardless what our opinions are. Gunal cheesh, ho ho.

Don Hoff Jr. aka Aan Kadax Tseen
Gaanax adi Clan
Yeil hit
Taan ta Kwaan
Hixson, TN - USA

Function: adjective

Etymology: Late Latin indigenus, from Latin indigena, n., native, from Old Latin indu, endo in, within + Latin gignere to beget -- more at END -, kin

1 : having originated in and being produced, growing, living, or occurring naturally in a particular region or environment
synonym see NATIVE
- in dig e nous ly adverb
- in dig e nous ness noun Or

Main Entry: 2native
Function: noun
1 : one born or reared in a particular place
2 a : an original or indigenous inhabitant b : something indigenous to a particular locality
3 : a local resident; especially : a person who has always lived in a place as distinguished from a visitor or a temporary resident

PS: Don't be afraid to apply your email to your is good not to drag a fight in public. I get positive and negative responces to my opinions.


About: Don Hoff Jr writes he is Indigenous or Native to Ketchikan, Alaska area. His tribe has been here since time and memorial. He was born and raised in Ketchikan and lived here for 42 years. He recently moved to Chattanooga TN area. He plans to move back to Ketchikan before he retires. He served on the City Council and as Vice Mayor of Ketchikan, O.S.H.A Review Board, State of Alaska, I.R.A. Council, K.I.C., and more...


Received 12/29/05 - Published 12/30/05


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