Him: I was wondering if you could read a paper I wrote pertaining research methodologies and let me know what you think. I want to know if what I am saying makes sense from an outsider’s perspective.
Me: Thank you, but I have vision limitations and don’t make a living. You may want to ask a paid professor to do this for you – that is unless you are willing to hire me as a consultant?
Him: Never mind the trouble! Maybe I may never find an Indigenous person to lend a helping hand! Enjoy making money in Colonial Empire!
Me: Actually I don't have an income and have medical expenses for my eyes. If you are being sarcastic, I could really do without this. Really, I should not have to explain this as it is you who does not value the need for respect.
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Lynn Gehl, Ph.D. is an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe from the Ottawa River Valley. She has a section 15 Charter challenge regarding the continued sex discrimination in The Indian Act, and is an outspoken critic of the Ontario Algonquin land claims and self-government process. She has three books: Anishinaabeg Stories: Featuring Petroglyphs, Petrographs, and Wampum Belts, The Truth that Wampum Tells: My Debwewin of the Algonquin Land Claims Process, and Mkadengwe: Sharing Canada's Colonial Process through Black Face Methodology. You can reach her at email@example.com and see more of her work at www.lynngehl.com.