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
Gaanax adi Clan
Taan ta Kwaan
Hixson, TN - USA
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
2 : INNATE, INBORN
synonym see NATIVE
- in dig e nous ly adverb
- in dig e nous ness noun Or
Main Entry: 2native
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 opinions...it 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
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