Conversation Continues – Status Cards, Quantum Letters, Principle of Continuous Residence (Indigenous Maps)
June 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
(orig. posted on LinkedIn)
Thank you so much for your contribution to this discussion. Your perspective is not only accurate but is shared by so many North American, Native American, First Nations, persons that I have had the good fortune to speak with on the topics.
I have to say that it is very easy for me – maybe too easy – to converse about the principle, cards and blood quantum letters from a technical perspective because I am not of North American Indian heritage.
That said, because I don’t have that personal perspective I can see the current positive value and utility of these cards, status, principle, letters, and that their upside potential is not being utilized AND not being acknowledged by city, state and other local bodies. It’s too hard to find attorneys and accountants who can use these cards to get the most for their North American Indian clients; the end result is that there are prerogatives left not-used.
After so many decades of the status cards being used a tool of vicious prejudice, I think it’s beyond great that they can now be used as a tool that offers entitlements. The population that is entitled to those cards should know about the prerogatives as much as they know about the past prejudice (and maybe in some local areas ongoing prejudice) associated with the cards, status, letters and principle.
Before my immigration work I worked as an investor relations specialist for IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, etc., and, there ‘on Wall Street’ under-realized upside potential is always a good thing (and that is putting it mildly). Individuals and firms spend hundreds of millions of dollars constantly searching for under-realized upside potential, and here within these cards we have unrealized upside potential.
As much as the past still hurts and that degradation needs to be honoured always, don’t let it keep you/the population from realizing what are now the benefits of acknowledging the cultural differences.
And, would you mind if I shared this discussion on my blog ‘USA Placed Victims-Survivors of Canadian Scoops’?
I really appreciate your perspective and hope that your voice will encourage others to come forward as well.
Thank you & have a great day,