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post #481 of 598
I'm kind of in the same boat. Though I'm adopted and have found various birth-family members. Cherokee on my paternal grandmothers side. I feel the same way. I'd love to learn more and also have my children be a part of it as well. I did come across a site a while back that had something to do with this. I think it was www.theupcn.com. United People of the Cherokee Nation. Seems like they accept us based on our own knowledge of being Cherokee. They believe that we should be part of a tribe even if we aren't on the rolls. We have Cherokee blood and that's that! So check it out. See if itmight be what you're looking for. I'll do the same. Good luck
post #482 of 598
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I'm kind of in the same boat. Though I'm adopted and have found various birth-family members. Cherokee on my paternal grandmothers side. I feel the same way. I'd love to learn more and also have my children be a part of it as well. I did come across a site a while back that had something to do with this. I think it was www.theupcn.com. United People of the Cherokee Nation. Seems like they accept us based on our own knowledge of being Cherokee. They believe that we should be part of a tribe even if we aren't on the rolls. We have Cherokee blood and that's that! So check it out. See if itmight be what you're looking for. I'll do the same. Good luck
Thank you so much! I will definitely have to check into that. It really is great to hear somebody else. I do want to learn, and be a part of the tribe, but sometimes the attitudes I run into can be really discouraging. Thanks!
post #483 of 598

I have a question

please forgive my ignorance. I'd like to ask what exactly does it mean to live a 'traditional lifestyle'? Many PP's have mentioned that they are following a traditional lifestyle with their family. Thank you in advance for any responses
post #484 of 598
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I called Virginia today and she told me that the family needed
very badly, a blanket for each person, and a pillow not to mention boots,
gloves, mittens, coats, and hats. They do not have proper clothes for this season.
Do you have gently things you can donate or is your family or school reaching
out to families in need? This is a traditional Ojibwa family, a mother in her 20's
working hard to support herself and five children on her own.
Thank you for sharing, MommyHawk. I hope this family recieves everything they need.

There are mamas here on this forum that need help, too. If you want to learn more, click my siggie.

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I really want my kids to be able to learn the traditional ways and to be able to feel like they are a part of the tribe instead of growing up feeling like they have to be ashamed because their name isn't on the list and so they can't "prove it". Is there any way that anyone here knows of that we can be included without necessarily having to "be" Cherokee? I don't care about getting stuff from the government or anything like that, I just want to learn and have the community.
What part of the country do you live in? I know that here, in the Southeast, there are lots of pow wows and festivals that you would be more than welcome to take a part in.

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HELLO! i'm native american. Pottawatomie Indian to be exact. I've danced since I was a little girl, just stopped a few years ago. Hopefully I will get back into it eventually after the babe is here, I would like him to dance and to experience the culture as well.
Welcome! So glad to have you here with us!

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please forgive my ignorance. I'd like to ask what exactly does it mean to live a 'traditional lifestyle'? Many PP's have mentioned that they are following a traditional lifestyle with their family. Thank you in advance for any responses
Personally, I think traditional lifestyle means that you follow the traditions of your people. That could mean attending ceremonies, cooking traditional foods, speaking your language in the home...it could also mean more subtle things like respecting yourself and others, and taking care of the Earth.
post #485 of 598

Lakotah Freedom!!!

Wow, talk about something to stand for! Something to believe in! Something to be excited about!!! IMO all NDN Nations should do this. I'm sick of the Wasitchu way of life.

http://www.lakotafreedom.com/index.html

post #486 of 598
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Happy New Year!::


Best wishes to you all!



How is everyone doing? It's c-c-c-cold here. :
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wado!!!

post #489 of 598
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Bump! How is everyone?

Jennbee, any update on your new arrival?
post #490 of 598
Boozhoo,
I've been quite busy lately...full-time college student, 4 month old and a 4 year old. DH is going back to work this week; he had 17 weeks off for parental leave. My sister and niece moved in with us; she'll be taking care of baby while I'm in classes for the next 3 months. Baby is doing well, but we've been having some problems getting her to drink out of the bottle while I'm gone to class. My 4 yo goes to daycare and seems to have adjusted well to having a new sister....now, if we only had a bigger than king size bed.
post #491 of 598
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Boozhoo,
I've been quite busy lately...full-time college student, 4 month old and a 4 year old. DH is going back to work this week; he had 17 weeks off for parental leave. My sister and niece moved in with us; she'll be taking care of baby while I'm in classes for the next 3 months. Baby is doing well, but we've been having some problems getting her to drink out of the bottle while I'm gone to class. My 4 yo goes to daycare and seems to have adjusted well to having a new sister....now, if we only had a bigger than king size bed.
wow! full-time student AND new baby AND 4yo...how do you do it?!?!?! I was thinking of going back to school, but didn't think it possible to do anything other than go part-time. What are you going to school for? Congratulations on your baby!

My DS never took anything from a bottle. We used shot glasses and he just sipped out of them or just waited for me to get home. Your baby may just be too smart and knows the difference
post #492 of 598
Wow. I didn't know this tribe was here.
Glad I found it. I"m Cherokee and Choctaw.
More Choctaw blood than Cherokee.
I'm trying to get on the rolls and get our
CDIB but we're having trouble finding out
where our Grandfather was born and the information
they are asking for. The Choctaw Nation here in OK
wanted to know a lot of information for the
Dawes rolls and my Dad and I just couldn't come up with it.
If anyone has any helpful hints pass them my way.
I want my children know their heritage. We go to the
Pottawatomi Nation pow wows here every summer. I do
want them to know more culture and heritage though.
post #493 of 598
it's hard, but i'm managing....only have 3.5 days of classes. my live-in sis will be a big help. i'm taking sports and recreation admin.

baby is sipping from a little cup and we got a born free sippy cup that she has to get used to. she definitely loves to nurse.

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Originally Posted by MommyHawk View Post
wow! full-time student AND new baby AND 4yo...how do you do it?!?!?! I was thinking of going back to school, but didn't think it possible to do anything other than go part-time. What are you going to school for? Congratulations on your baby!

My DS never took anything from a bottle. We used shot glasses and he just sipped out of them or just waited for me to get home. Your baby may just be too smart and knows the difference
post #494 of 598
we're having a Pottawatomi Gathering this summer in my community... pm me if you want more info.

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Originally Posted by N8'sMom View Post
Wow. I didn't know this tribe was here.
Glad I found it. I"m Cherokee and Choctaw.
More Choctaw blood than Cherokee.
I'm trying to get on the rolls and get our
CDIB but we're having trouble finding out
where our Grandfather was born and the information
they are asking for. The Choctaw Nation here in OK
wanted to know a lot of information for the
Dawes rolls and my Dad and I just couldn't come up with it.
If anyone has any helpful hints pass them my way.
I want my children know their heritage. We go to the
Pottawatomi Nation pow wows here every summer. I do
want them to know more culture and heritage though.
post #495 of 598

13 Grandmothers

http://www.grandmotherscouncil.com/

There is some video of them here as well that you can watch. Pretty amazing women.
post #496 of 598
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Boozhoo,
I've been quite busy lately...full-time college student, 4 month old and a 4 year old.
Congratulations! I'm so happy for you.

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Wow. I didn't know this tribe was here.
Glad I found it.
Welcome!
post #497 of 598
post #498 of 598
Hi All! I am Cherokee, Lenape, & Blackfoot (I'm also a genealogist, so who knows what else I might come across in my journeys!)..... not a member of any federally recognized tribe though. This is really great that you have this here. I thought I had searched on these boards before, but somehow I must've missed you guys.
I'm trying to raise my DD's with as much cultural background as I can, although it's hard these days.... I didn't grow up "traditionally" & live in a predominately white area. My gr-grandmother was murdered for being NA & my grandmother grew up in a orphanage & told to always say she was white. There was issues with prejudice on my other side too & I think they just did what they thought they needed to do at the time to survive. Unfortunately a lot was lost with that. So, I'm trying my darnedest to bring back to my family what it's been missing for generations.
Glad to be here & I look forward to good conversations
post #499 of 598

NA Childrens books

http://oyate.org/
Great site.
post #500 of 598
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Anyone gearing up for the Spring/Summer pow wow season?
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