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post #581 of 598
My mom tells me that my father has Apache and Cheyenne in him. That doesn't give me much, but I still feel like I'm part NA.
post #582 of 598
Hi I am Sarah lee I am half Arapaho and Shoshoni, my daddy is full blooded.
I am 23 and a married mommy of 4 beautiful children.
post #583 of 598
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I haven't checked in here for a while. Hope everyone is well!
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Fall pow wows, anyone?

The economy has seemed to have an affect as there hasn't been any new events scheduled around this area, though the old ones seem to be hanging in there. There just isn't that many of them. Spring seems to be busier for some reason (used to be the other way around!).
post #585 of 598
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Just wanted to remind everyone about Oyate. It's a great website that you can share with your teachers (or fellow homeschoolers) as a resource for choosing books that are both based in fact and respectful.

Hope you all are well!
post #586 of 598
VERY good link! I ended up keeping my DS home on 'christopher columbus day' since we don't view the guy with any amount of respect.
post #587 of 598
Manitoba Cree, "adopted" Anishinaabe (Saulteaux foster mom carried a pipe, a drum and a turtle rattle), checking in.
Presently living halfway across the continent, trying to figure out how to keep my culture in my children while surrounded by the dominant North American culture. It was a huge culture shock for me to move here and not many get why so many people I know are dying so young. I mean, I don't get "why" either but I know the statistics, yk?
Anyway, happy to have found you all.

Any Bear clan hiding in here?
post #588 of 598
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Fall pow wows, anyone?

The economy has seemed to have an affect as there hasn't been any new events scheduled around this area, though the old ones seem to be hanging in there. There just isn't that many of them. Spring seems to be busier for some reason (used to be the other way around!).
We went to one here on Oahu back in Sept. It was great, there were some Navajo who flew over from NM.My mom was here and we all danced in the circle.My daughter wants to go back and at least once a week asks to go to "Pow Wow".
I don't know when the next one will but usually they have more on the big island.
post #589 of 598
Hi Mamas,

It's been ages (well, years! ) since I last posted. Just wanted to say a quick tansi to everyone out there.

We've moved to Australia since I last checked in. My husband got a job offer here and since we figured well...why not try it out...here we are with both kids in tow.

You wouldn't believe what I had to go through in terms of bureaucracy to bring my eagle feathers with me. Local permit, Canadian export permit, Australian import permit. And we were not allowed to transit through the US at all because of the laws there. So, we had some clever routing of our flights to avoid any US stops.

But here we are. It's quite a change from home, but we're slowly getting settled--we've been here 4 months now.

I'm hoping to find a part-time consulting job with some of the local Aboriginal tribal councils. I have a MA in cultural Anthropology and I see ads online every 6 weeks or so looking for researchers to help with land claims. I'd love to help out in some way as the situation here isn't great and there seems to be a strong level of "socially tolerated acceptable" racism that I didn't see as much in Canada (it was there too, but not to the same degree).

Anyway, wishing you all the best and I'll be back to check in more often
post #590 of 598
Hey everyone- this is my first post on Mothering.
I'm Kathryn (or Mokek Kwe, Sunrise Woman) and I'm married to Clay and mommy to 9 month old Eleanor. My daughter and I are both Citizen Band Potawatomi (the southernmost of the Potawatomi bands). It's refreshing to see lots of Native AP mamas
post #591 of 598
I'm still new to posting. I'm a Alaska Native, Tlingit here! Glad to see other Native moms.
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Hey everyone- this is my first post on Mothering.
I'm Kathryn (or Mokek Kwe, Sunrise Woman) and I'm married to Clay and mommy to 9 month old Eleanor. My daughter and I are both Citizen Band Potawatomi (the southernmost of the Potawatomi bands). It's refreshing to see lots of Native AP mamas
welcome!!!
post #593 of 598
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I'm still new to posting. I'm a Alaska Native, Tlingit here! Glad to see other Native moms.
welcome!!
post #594 of 598


Boozhoo everyone and kathryn770,

 

I just recently came back to MDC after a break. I find that I come here more when I'm pregnant and wanting to connect with a Due Date Club. I'm due in August with my 4th child. I finally received my name a couple of months ago, it's Bineshii Ngamakwe (Bird Singing Woman).

 

Kathryn770, I'm Anishinaabe from Ontario. There is some Potawatomi in my family too, mostly on my dad's side. In my community there are no fluent Potawatomi speakers left. But, there are some of their words that we use as our predominant word (ex. Mandoozit for witch).


 

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Hey everyone- this is my first post on Mothering.
I'm Kathryn (or Mokek Kwe, Sunrise Woman) and I'm married to Clay and mommy to 9 month old Eleanor. My daughter and I are both Citizen Band Potawatomi (the southernmost of the Potawatomi bands). It's refreshing to see lots of Native AP mamas



 

post #595 of 598

Woo hoo! Found my tribe! So nice to meet like minded mamas. I am Coahuilteca and Tlaxcalteca Here's my blog: http://indigenousmother.blogspot.com/

post #596 of 598

Hello- I am excited and nervous to find this tribe. Here goes.

 I trace my lineage through my mother- Her parents were English (all the way back to the original Jamestown settlers) with a bit of mixed native blood and her mother was blackfoot and english. My grandmother's grandmother left the reservation with her white husband and moved to the east coast.  Her daughter (my grandmothers mother) died when my grandmother was young, and as a result, my grandmother was raised by a white aunt.  My grandmother denys being Native at all, but other relatives told my mother the stories and taught her a few things. We have never been affiliated with a tribe.  When I was young (12) my family moved from the east coast to Wisconsin, and i grew up on a reservation there.  I was tormented by the other native kids in my school whenever I mentioned my background,  who said that because I was not Menominee or Stockbridge, I wasnt a real indian, and how could I be white and Indian too (um, genetics folks?) and then was daily asked by clerks and store owners for my tribal number, because they thought I was a member.  I grew up going to pow wow  and wanting to fit into a tribe that wasnt even mine, and being really confused.  When I was an older teenager, my mother and my aunt (they raised me together) who had previously been quite shamanistic, thought from books and not from being taught in the real ways, became born again Christians, and stoped talking about our history and ethnicity.  I am now still a christian, but I am not anywhere near mainstream Christianity. (I have tattoos and piercings and have had dreads several times)

This all led to me being very nervous to talk about my history, or to research it or own it very much.  I constantly feel like I am being a poser or not genuine. But I feel it.  Last summer my husband and daughter and I took a road trip to Glacier Nat. Park to visit some friends who were working there.  Without even really thinking about the location.  We drove through the Blackfoot reservation, we camped on the mountains that were sacred to my grandmothers' people.  I felt like, like I was at home.  Like I could lay down on the ground and never need to move again, like I could feel my soul and my physical body being at peace (I have never felt at home my entire life, my family moved so much, every year and a half and had such confusion about my geneology) and at rest. It was amazing.  

So that led me to wanting to reconnect. and try again at being a part. 

SO, here I am.....

HI.

 I live in Michigan, with a lovely husband who is Scottish, Welsh and a tiny bit Blackfoot himself.   my daughter is 2 (next week) and we live in the city on a tiny wanna be urban farm.

post #597 of 598

Camaii!  Greetings!  Wow, Little Bear's Mama, is this one of the longest living threads on the forum??? I've been away for years myself..... I'm a member of the Alutiiq tribe of Alaska.  Eldest daughters are turning 23 and 20 this month!  They homeschooled most of 16 years, well, 'world-schooled' really.  Now the eldest is a junior at Yale and the middle daughter a sophomore at Bowdoin, youngest at a public middle school.  We moved back to the US from Ireland -- I will say, Ireland felt like a huge rez!  Hugs to all the Native mamas!  [smiley w/ feather]

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is this thread active? 

 

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