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Richard John Woods
Richard John Woods 11 signatures

I grew up in New Mexico and knew many First Americans -- Blackfoot, Cherokee, Jemez, Navajo and Pueblo kids and adults. As a young student in the Dominican Order, I spent summers working on the Mille Lacs Ojibwa reservation in Minnesota and with Sioux and Objiwa in the Twin Cities. Later, I worked with wonderful First Americans at the Native American Center in Chicago. First Americans are proud people, often oppressed socially, culturally, and economically. WE deserve to stop humiliating them and they are entitled to their dignity and respect.


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