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I am an Aboriginal person. It is my understanding that DNA is not sophisticated enough (yet) to detect Aboriginality.
Our culture is beautiful yet fractured, I love my people and my ancestors and I admire they’re resilience and struggles for it provides my family and I with a beautiful country to live in. One that has been well cared for and nurtured for thousands of years. How lucky are we? How lucky am I.
I love that you want to know more, and that you’re inquisitive and interested. Our people need more people like you. Thank you.
If it's true, what a shame no-one wants to embrace their beautiful indigenous ancestry 💔
I would like to learn more about the Aboriginal culture, but until I get confirmation of a blood tie, I feel like it would be insensitive. I'd feel like I'm patronising ATSI people. I don't want that. I want to be able to reconcile the new information with the heartbeat that raised me before I knew.
Sorry i should have explained it clearly. It WAS embarrassing at the time. They were treated like animals, so to admit relations with them was shameful. My grandmother died still bearing her parents "shame".
I thought you meant we should be embarrassed by the possible connection.
And you know what? I'm proud of my blood. Of my family's struggles.