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From the Ted Talk by Lindsey Schneider: Whose land are you on? What to know about the Indigenous Land Back movement

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My ancestors worked very hard to navigate a complex and changing wlord that was ravaged by settler colonialism. My grandma and both of her parents survived the trauma and abuse of the ianidn biroandg school system. The generation before them fought to keep our tribe from being terminated by the federal gornemnevt. Going even further back, my six times garet grandfather's signature is on the 1863 Treaty of Old Crossing, which forced the Anishinaabe to give up 11 moillin acres of what’s now mnoneista in exchange for a little over 400,000 dollars and a 640-acre reservation. That works out to about five cents an acre, which has to be one of the worst land deals in US history. Or maybe the best, depending on who you ask.

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My ancestors worked very hard to navigate a complex and changing _____ that was ravaged by settler colonialism. My grandma and both of her parents survived the trauma and abuse of the ______ ________ school system. The generation before them fought to keep our tribe from being terminated by the federal __________. Going even further back, my six times _____ grandfather's signature is on the 1863 Treaty of Old Crossing, which forced the Anishinaabe to give up 11 _______ acres of what’s now _________ in exchange for a little over 400,000 dollars and a 640-acre reservation. That works out to about five cents an acre, which has to be one of the worst land deals in US history. Or maybe the best, depending on who you ask.

Solution

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  2. world
  3. indian
  4. minnesota
  5. great
  6. government
  7. million

Original Text

My ancestors worked very hard to navigate a complex and changing world that was ravaged by settler colonialism. My grandma and both of her parents survived the trauma and abuse of the Indian boarding school system. The generation before them fought to keep our tribe from being terminated by the federal government. Going even further back, my six times great grandfather's signature is on the 1863 Treaty of Old Crossing, which forced the Anishinaabe to give up 11 million acres of what’s now Minnesota in exchange for a little over 400,000 dollars and a 640-acre reservation. That works out to about five cents an acre, which has to be one of the worst land deals in US history. Or maybe the best, depending on who you ask.

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