Whether I was found listening to my great grandfather, Paul Nakai Yazzie, outside of his humble home on the Navajo reservation; or, if I was found listening to my twin grandmothers, Arlene & Darlene Smart, talk to each other besides the plaza in Cochiti pueblo about their Ojibwa upbringing in Wisconsin; the narrative and storytelling remained the same. Stories were shared about altruistic behavior exemplified by individuals who shared the benefits of w...
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...st the basic necessities of living. For example, my sister Kayla, also a FLC student, needed financial support before embarking to Japan for a year abroad – loans were taken out and it took a lot of my money, that I have very little of to begin with, to help alleviate the financial burden it placed upon my family. It is something frowned upon in most financially educated and savvy families, but as long as I am a daughter of my family, money is a tangible item that will be attained no matter how high the interest payment, unfortunately. Having stated this, financial money awarded to me would help me become financially stable and begin paying off loans. I have learned the hard way that managing money for my own well-being needs to be better managed for myself, alone. Thank you for your consideration of my scholarship application and I look forward to hearing from you.
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