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post #541 of 598
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Whoa, that thread and the one mentioned in it are way to long for me right now. I only read the first few pages. I don't think that it is so much that people are using the word blessing way so much as it is that they keep saying that the origins of the ceremony are found in the Native or Navajo culture that is so offensive. I think I said it already but I'll say it again, at BEST people can say that the modern non Dineh blessing way was INSPIRED by Native spirituality but is not a form of or related in any other way.
Great job Belly Mama in getting another thread going with so much activity. I educate as much as I can and I must admit that I used to use the term blessing way before I was schooled. That was way before I even met my Dineh husband. I was invited to a Non Native "BlessingWay" ceremony in 1995. It was actually run by the wife of a Chipawa man.

So when ever I get a chance I mention that Mother Blessing or some other term is more culturally sensitive and appropriate.
post #542 of 598
A quick invite to all Bodewadomi/Potawatomi to the annual Potawatomi Gathering to be held this year on Bkejwanong Territory, AKA Walpole Island First Nation.
Starts on Friday, August 8 to Sunday the 10th.
Also, starting the morning of August 5th is an Anishinaabe Language Conference on Bkejwanong....workshops such as The Master-Apprentice Language Learning Program, Our Seven Grandmother/Grandfather Teachings, Makizin Damnawin, Understand the Dialect Issue and Respecting It, Technology in the Anishinaabemowin Classroom, Oneida Log School - Immersion in Progress, Residential School Impacts.... The conference is until Thursday.
post #543 of 598
Aaniin Maamaawag

Just checking in, wondering how you all are doing I've been away for a bit, because my time was too taken up with fighting a uranium mining company that's taken up house on our land : I'm looking forward to seeing the back end of those guys, that's for sure.
post #544 of 598

Native American Mamas tribe

Osiyo!

Apparently the last thread was recently archived...so here's a new one
post #545 of 598
Do we have any Comanche here? We just met with a new doctor today and REALLY like him. He's an MD as well as a homeopath & naturopath and he told us he is Comanche.

Quanah Parker.

I've wiki'd and googled him -- AMAZING family history.

I was hoping to talk with some other Comanches and ask questions. I don't want to be disrespectful.
post #546 of 598
Anyone else on a rez?
post #547 of 598
Cherokee here, but just barely. Enough that I get my health care paid for. I always felt like i'd be taking advantage to get it, but recently my health has been pretty bad and I had no other choice, and I am overwhelmed with gratitude that I can recieve benifits. I feel a little silly signing on here but I have always longed to be connected to this part of me. I was the teenager who made smudge sticks in my bedroom and prayed to the four directions, and swiped books on Native Americans from the library because I felt noone else would care for them like I did.
I read Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee in 8th grade and begged my mom to take me to Little Rock to meet the author. I use to pretend I was Sacagawea and as a 12 yr old tried to write a novel about her. I did speeches on NA genocide in 9th grade(made jocks cry) and a research paper in 10th about Wounded Knee 1973 and the AIM movement.
Its all intelectual though, and as my dad is the Indian and beyond the fact I am estranged from him, that whole side of my family wants to deny their blood. And where I am geographically there aren't many NA. I feel almost stupid posting here, but I wanted to lurk...respectfully.
post #548 of 598
Hey there mamas........ Choctaw here. Living in the PNW
post #549 of 598
Hello.I mainly lurk.I know among the mix of my background is Cherokee,Seminole and Cree.My grandmother knew our history but she died a couple of years ago so eventually I'd like to explore more,I do know that some of our past was purposely hidden because of the times.My DH's great grandmother was Apache and recently he has started asking questions so I'd like to look into this history as well.Growing up we used to go to Pow wows from time to time but mainly as visitors.We live in Hawaii now and it is really cool how much the Native Hawaiians have managed to hold onto,I envy it.
So Hi!
post #550 of 598
Magentamomma, don't feel stupid or any other negative thing about it. I'm part Cherokee...but still pulling the genealogy together on it. My husband is also Cherokee (and possibly Creek). I'm pulling his genealogy together as well. It is an interesting thing when doing genealogical research, trying to connect the people. Especially when the past two generations have lost so much and could care less. Amoung the Cherokee that made it to Missouri between 1850 and 1935, many kept the fact that they were Cherokee to themselves due to laws against them. My husband's family (both sides) went from NC to TN to AR and finally to MO. I'm from SC and my father's family is from NC, SC, and GA.
post #551 of 598
Aaniin

Not on a rez here, and not a regular poster, but I lurk a whole lot I'd posted some in the other thread, and I'm glad to see it revived :
post #552 of 598
Well, this is cool! I'm a Blackfoot and have been able to trace bits and pieces of my family back to my great-great grandfather. It's a little confusing and I'm not getting much help from my mother. My family's farm is in a small southern mountain town so, most of what I have been able to find and verify has been through public record. Has anyone used Ancestry.com or others with any success? I'm really anxious to learn more about my family and share wiyh my children.

gerlassie
post #553 of 598
for those who are looking for this tribe
post #554 of 598
Thank you for bumping it

Anyone here taking online Tsalagi classes?
post #555 of 598
I also merged the old thread with the new one.
post #556 of 598
Oh good, then we can enjoy the old posts we may (I may) have missed
post #557 of 598
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My family and I met the South route. Great fun! The guys had their picture taken with Dennis Banks afterwards.
post #558 of 598
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Thank you for bumping it

Anyone here taking online Tsalagi classes?
Is there a particular website that you are taking classes through? Awhile back I had looked into it, but had other things going on at the time. However I would be very interested now
post #559 of 598
http://www.cherokee.org/Culture/Language/Default.aspx

This is the last week of classes for this semester. Sign up to the site and email list though! Registration for the next set of classes is at the end of December. They will email a notice
post #560 of 598
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http://www.cherokee.org/Culture/Language/Default.aspx

This is the last week of classes for this semester. Sign up to the site and email list though! Registration for the next set of classes is at the end of December. They will email a notice

Wado Mommaduck.... I know some basic words, but really would love to learn more.... for myself & my children
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