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I just recivded a restituion check from the US Gov Im native american what I do with it thats meaningful?

I just recivded a 5,000 dollar check from the U.S. Goverment I want to do something meaningful and unselfish with it, I am pretty lucky myself I am studying to be a doctor and my family has moved out of the reservation to a big city we're not rich but we have jobs and have a nice home. What can I do with it thats speical and please don't relpy with igroant raceist answers because if you knew our history you know 5,000 is really nonthing.

Asked By: Sunnydelite - 10/24/2007
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I know $5000 doesn't seem like much, so you want to give it to a well-established organization that will take the money and combine it with other funding sources to really make a difference. Thank you for your unselfish generosity. Your ancestors would be proud! Here is my suggestion... More
Answered By: lightningelemental - 10/24/2007
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You could create a few scholarships for Native Americans in your (current or original) community to help them to have the opportunites that you have. You could have the scholarships be in your name or the name of someone that you admire or someone that made a difference in your life.
Answered By: karla t - 10/24/2007
 
Please put the money in an interest-bearing bank account and do nothing with it for at least five years. During that time, allow yourself to think through all of the possible causes you might want to support. Research them (are they legitimate? do I really like what they do?), and think about whether you truly... More
Answered By: Lisa B - 10/24/2007
 
pay your bills, put the rest in the bank, buy some one you close to a nice dinner
Answered By: nunya b - 10/24/2007
 
I think I would invest it in something first,as you said $5,ooo is really not that much . good luck with your profession.
Answered By: arily666 - 10/24/2007
 
Keep your money, you deserve it and that is not being selfish. put it in something that will grow more for you, if you do not need it right now.
Answered By: RY - 10/24/2007
 
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