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post #501 of 598
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Originally Posted by Little Bear's Mama View Post
Anyone gearing up for the Spring/Summer pow wow season?
I'm hoping to find a pow wow this year before it gets smokin' hot. The Baltimore Powwow is in the heat of August and it just isn't any fun.
post #502 of 598
Hi, I have three Native American blood lines, but I don't know much about it. When I was growing up we had a program in school called "Indian Education" (in the state of CA) where they would teach us about the culture and we went on special field trips to reservations. I also learned a little from an uncle who lives traditionally. He (and my father) are Ojibwe from Minnesota. I recently found out that they also have some Santee Sioux. On my mother's side of the family we are descendants of Carolina Cherokee. Unfortunately I don't know too much more, but would love to hang around here and see what I learn (If you guys don't mind).
post #503 of 598
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Hi, I have three Native American blood lines, but I don't know much about it. When I was growing up we had a program in school called "Indian Education" (in the state of CA) where they would teach us about the culture and we went on special field trips to reservations. I also learned a little from an uncle who lives traditionally. He (and my father) are Ojibwe from Minnesota. I recently found out that they also have some Santee Sioux. On my mother's side of the family we are descendants of Carolina Cherokee. Unfortunately I don't know too much more, but would love to hang around here and see what I learn (If you guys don't mind).
looks like you know a lot about your heritage to me

Welcome!!!
post #504 of 598
"During this week in 1910, Congress passed an act that forever waived tuition for Native American students at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Today, the four year college has an American Indian Studies major, Native student organizations and a Native American Center."

from National Native News www.nativenews.net
post #505 of 598
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Originally Posted by MommyHawk View Post
looks like you know a lot about your heritage to me

Welcome!!!
Thank you for the welcome! I do know a little, I know the tribes, I know some ancestors names, but I don't know a lot about rituals, beliefs, etc. I'd really love to know more so I can teach my kids about it. I kind of feel guilty for not knowing more when people ask me about it.
post #506 of 598
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Originally Posted by MommyHawk View Post
"During this week in 1910, Congress passed an act that forever waived tuition for Native American students at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Today, the four year college has an American Indian Studies major, Native student organizations and a Native American Center."

from National Native News www.nativenews.net
i'm not native but i go to this school
post #507 of 598
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Originally Posted by alysmommy2004 View Post
Thank you for the welcome! I do know a little, I know the tribes, I know some ancestors names, but I don't know a lot about rituals, beliefs, etc. I'd really love to know more so I can teach my kids about it. I kind of feel guilty for not knowing more when people ask me about it.
my favorite book, which is a quote-a-day type book with a historical bit too for each day is :

"365 Days of Walking The Red Road - The Native American Path to Leading a Spiritual Life Every Day"
by Terri Jean

link
post #508 of 598
Hi, I didn't know this thread was here. I am half-Indian (Potawatomi and Cherokee) and live in Oklahoma, where our tribe was moved in 1868 from the Illinois - Indiana area near Lake Michigan.
We have a very active tribe with language classes, powwows every summer, health care and other things we've built with our own hands.
I'm very proud to be an Indian mama!
post #509 of 598
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Originally Posted by Lissacamille View Post
Hi, I didn't know this thread was here. I am half-Indian (Potawatomi and Cherokee) and live in Oklahoma, where our tribe was moved in 1868 from the Illinois - Indiana area near Lake Michigan.
We have a very active tribe with language classes, powwows every summer, health care and other things we've built with our own hands.
I'm very proud to be an Indian mama!
Hey MAMA! I'm also Potawatomi and Sac & Fox, too. I attend the Sac & Fox powwows in Stroud every summer though. Welcome : )
post #510 of 598
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Originally Posted by MommyHawk View Post
my favorite book, which is a quote-a-day type book with a historical bit too for each day is :

"365 Days of Walking The Red Road - The Native American Path to Leading a Spiritual Life Every Day"
by Terri Jean

link
Thank you so much! I will look into that.
post #511 of 598
I feel all odd posting here. I'm Chinook on my fathers side, not completely sure of how much, but from what I've been told my grandfather was full native so Id be...1/4. I dont know my dad though, never have, and only know a little from my paternal grandma who I've seen maybe 6 times in my life and actually my maternal grandma, who was the one who originally told me that I had some indian in me. No one can really tell me much though.

I kind of disassociated that part of me when I was in middle school. I had a girl from the Puyallup tribe in my class and when I mentioned I had some native american, she went off on me. I pretty much stopped even thinking about it then. I dont look native at ALL-brown hair, blue eyes, pretty pale. She just assumed I was one of those people who claimed to be indian for the hell of it or something. There was a lot of hatred there-so I just decided to leave it alone. Prior to that though, I had gone to several pow wows and other tribal events that welcomed outsiders and thought it was beautiful.

My son is a lovely combo of me (mostly irish/english/some chinook) and his bio father (mexican and blackfoot). Its funny because he doesnt look it either-he tans more than me, but he has dark blond hair and sort of hazel eyes. Its funny how genetics work!

I dont think I'll ever really identify with my own heritage, but I do have an enormous amount of respect for all native peoples and enjoy looking at their infant/child rearing practices and trying to use that to make me a better parent. Native Americans-the original APers! Its also so sad to read about all this ignorance and hatred that still exists. I never realised how bad it still is-even though I grew up with very white people (haha), they still always stressed to me the importance of acceptance. Just hearing/reading about how natives were treated (and still are) just blows my mind. How can people think its right???? Even as a young child, I knew that was wrong.

PS that Youtube video makes me wonder why I married an Irishman!!!!
post #512 of 598
anyone know of any great places to visit or powwows in the summer for Southern California? going for a visit maybe this July
post #513 of 598
bump.
post #514 of 598
Any home schoolers here?
post #515 of 598
thank you for the bump!!! I could not find this thread in my subscriptions for some reason.

I'm a homeschooler, preschool homeschool. But I have plans to homeschool up until HS. We'll see if my plans are that of the Creator's. I'm hoping so
post #516 of 598
I have a few questions, hoping someone might have a few answers Hope this is ok to do. I need a contact or two. Please PM me:

Ok, so I'm writing a novel and my hero is from the Pechanga Nation. Is there anyone here that lives close to or on the rez? I need a contact.

Also, does anyone know someone with the name Cheveyo? How exactly is that pronounced? Like Chevy the truck? or like Kevin? It's Hopi and I love the name.

thirdly, does anyone live on or near a rez that has a casino/resort? I'd love to ask you a few questions.

Thank you soooo much in advance!

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post #517 of 598
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Originally Posted by Little Bear's Mama View Post
Anyone gearing up for the Spring/Summer pow wow season?
Oh wow, I haven't wrote here in a long time. Responding to say that I made my 4 yo daughter's first regalia last month, along with helping to make my niece's. It's still a work in progress, but she got to wear her shawl, skirt and yoke at our community's pow wow.
post #518 of 598
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Originally Posted by newmama8824 View Post
Hey MAMA! I'm also Potawatomi and Sac & Fox, too. I attend the Sac & Fox powwows in Stroud every summer though. Welcome : )
Hey mamas, I have Potawatomi in my bloodline too, from my father's side. The Potawatomi moved her from the US, I'm on the border of Ontario and Michigan.
post #519 of 598
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Originally Posted by DocsNemesis View Post

PS that Youtube video makes me wonder why I married an Irishman!!!!
What was the youtube video about? I have dial-up connection and wouldn't be able to see it.
post #520 of 598
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Originally Posted by MommyHawk View Post
anyone know of any great places to visit or powwows in the summer for Southern California? going for a visit maybe this July
How South will you be?San Diego usually has a big one and I think my grandma use to take us to one LA in the summer too.
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