Hey y'all. So, I've been crowdfunding for a long time to just pay for basic things I need; I'm still in the process of applying for SSI and the tiny amount of temporary disability assistance I receive from my state barely covers my bills, let alone anything else. Right now, I'm out of quite a few needs, including:
cat food (canned and dry)
Pet-safe roach spray (yet another colder weather infestation)
Those are just things I am out of and need as soon as possible. I also need warmer clothes for the winter, including replacing a bunch of socks and leggings that have holes in them. I hate e-begging like this, especially since it often falls on deaf ears, but I really need this stuff! I'm trying to raise $500 in all, but $100 will cover at least cleaner and a couple months' worth of cat supplies.
All of the above links can be found on my Carrd: https://phoenixthecatboi.carrd.co
Blood quantum is how much native blood you have in you and it needs to be a certain threshold to qualify you as a tribal member. Blood quantum varies from tribe to tribe.
It means my mom is a tribal member but because my dad is outside of my tribe… I don’t have enough tribal blood to enroll. Neither does my daughter. Our “official” indigeneity ended with me.
My dad is still native tho. Just southern native. Others have two parents enrolled in separate tribes and can’t enroll in either one despite being Full native because their parents were mixed with other tribes so they don’t have enough blood of Any tribe to qualify.
And to what end are they doing this?
Under the treaties the US govt can lay no claim to native land. So how do they fix that? Get rid of the natives, of course.
And since they can’t slaughter us in broad daylight anymore they did the next best thing. What the colonial government has ALWAYS done to us and other poc.
Made up a bunch of arbitrary laws to restrain and limit our power and numbers.
And this can’t continue. We are the only race who needs to apply to be part of the community we were born into. The only race who needs to prove our blood.
And that’s the thing: it’s not even based on blood. Racist scientists defined who was a full-blooded native based on things like shoe size, head circumference, and skin pigment.
Not blood. And besides that it wasn’t uncommon for outsiders to become part of a tribe!! You didn’t need to be native by blood to be native! Blood quantum has made it IMPOSSIBLE for them to qualify and made it impossible for tribes to practice that long time aspect of our culture.
So please share this post. So many people legitimately think natives are extinct and even less are aware that we do more than just sit around drinking all day. Few people have good feelings about us and within that there are a few who actively help. Please be one of those few.
We need support and allies and for our voices to be heard. Please don’t let this post just be me screaming into a void. We need people to know what blood quantum is, how archaic and harmful it is, and to help us spread awareness to people who otherwise would ignore us. Use your privilege.
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So. I'm in deep shit because Shutterstock has no cancel plan button.
Let me explain. Long story short, tried a free trial and tried to cancel after the free month was over. I called, they helped me cancel my account.
And then I got charged. Again.
So I call again. I think it gets cancelled again.
And then I get charged again. And I call again, get it cancelled. Repeat.
Keep in mind, I'm a fucking college student. I don't have much money to begin with. At all. My only money is for testosterone, groceries, and emergencies, and OCCASIONALLY one nice thing every like. 3 or 4 months.
So I email them, after continuously trying to get ahold of them for 8. Months.
And I get this.
Read that closer, folks.
They're charging me for the months worth of trying to cancel, thinking it was fine, and then trying to cancel again, only to be lied to.
Don't use this shit. I thought I was getting a free trials and then was gonna cancel, and instead I've had money charged every 3 months, and then told I have to pay 160 dollars for the shit I already paid for.
I know this ain't yelp but like. Fuck this bullshit.