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.