Facebook return my traditional Wajarri name
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Facebook took my traditional Wajarri name off my facebook profile, because I could not provide proof it is real. I love my Wajarri name, as it lets me be who I truely am, a Yamatji Nyarlu. Feeling very upset about not being able to use my traditional name that isn't registered. I feel as if I do not exist, only in the white world. My Wajarri name was given to me from an elder of my community, when I was a baby. I have always been proud of my name as it is a tradition that is slowly dying due to the white world committing cultural genocide. It took me a long time to make my name public because of such reasons as this, my name not being recognised and my culture not being recognised. I do not want a business page as I like to be intimate with my Facebook friends. How am I going to do that with a business page? I am no business. I feel my culture is being ignored.
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