Hey /b/ros. I've lurked for a good 6 years now. I've decided it's time to make a thread. I am an Indian, feather not dot. And I would be happy to answer any questions you may have. In-tune with my culture and ways, I have been at Standing Rock, very involved with my people and our matters. shoot away
>>724219911 Yes, i figured this was coming lol. It exists, not much though. Our women are raised differently, kinda with a "my body my temple" kinda thing you know. We are told to walk like we have 3000 ancestors behind us. we represent their name and reputation. We will not make them weep by tarnishing our own name.
>>724219963 Well, maybe she saw something on your aura. May have been a medicine woman you spoke to. My spirit animal is my own choice, it is whatever animal I feel closest to and share the same traits with. I am coyote. He initiates change.
>>724220140 Partly, any degenerates I feel as if they do not deserve the hair they sometimes decide to wear like a warrior. To my people, it is our direct connection to our mother, earth. 3 strands. body, mind and spirit intertwined. It is a physical manifestation of our thoughts and knowledge. Our hair is our pride.I wear my hair in braids, and the only people allowed to touch my hair are my woman and my mother. I will throw hands if my hair is grabbed.
>>724220521 Eagle feathers are earned, you cannot just buy an eagle feather and throw it up in your hair. I received an eagle feather for being on the front lines of standing rock recently. I got it when I came home. however, at a powwow. Marital status may be distinguished by how many braids are in. 2 for single. 1 for taken.
>>724220583 Typical with many tribes. but each has its own teachings behind the braid. I am only familiar with my own. For instance, my woman. I have to say a particular prayer in her language everytime i braid it for her.
>>724220823 No I do not resent you for that. However, you are a strange people. I just don't get along with them a whole lot man. Also, yes there is many good hearted white people, but also many assholes who make you look bad. and in turn, make white people less approachable.
>>724220983 Well, i would call you white. I acknowledge your indian blood though. If you look indian, i would call you apple. red on outside, white on inside. I have white people in my life i consider indians though, not a drop of indian blood. just. grew up on rez you know.
>>724221569 Yes.but do not believe stuff you see on here. Half of my family is Navajo and have spoken with me about those people. Well, what used to be people. The stories I heard and kinda experienced from and with old navajo elders do not correlate with anything you would find on /x/. I have only heard one person on there speak accurately of them.
>>724221963 We never planned on moving on, it was forced upon us. and 80% of that knowledge is gone now, we are striving to rebuild still. If North America hadn't had contact yet, it would still look the same as the day Columbus showed his face here. These lost stories and everything, they are what we live off of. Our way of life, our teachings. we never wrote anything down really. if we had it wouldn't be so hard to rebuild.
>>724221963 it is slowly happening still. More and more indians going to school and making something of themselves. Money is important now. one of the biggest elements in the world around us. I say this strongly because in my profession and position as my nations only lawyer. I am at the top already, watching and encouraging our youth to come join me. no better way to do this but lead a clean, cultural life and you know. make sure to say hello when im driving past in my caddy. so they can start thinking "Damn, i want a car like that. whats it gonna take me"
>>724222952 Some stories you were told about anything paranormal. I do like listening to older people tell stories about strange things that happened, my grandparents on both sides have plenty and I heard them all.
I guess start with the skinwalker thing, I don't go to /x/ so I don't have the slightest clue
>>724223059 Generational damage still in effect. Their parents were more than likely in residential school and are alcoholics or drug addicts as a result. In turn, their children thought this was regular behavior. It's the only way they knew. I remember when I was 6 me and my twin brother drove the truck (me on wheel, him on pedals) because we had to go pick up our drunk father from the bar. Him and I are the first generation in the family to pursue the route of education and our children will grow up strong and good because of it.
>>724223059 >>724223222 however this is not to say I was not once an alcoholic and drug addict. i smoked rocks and drank my life away and it took the full force of my culture to bring me back to where i needed to be.
>>724223196 Well, we live peacefully with the other side. We acknowledge that not all energies and spirits are good. In the off chance they hang around us, we simply ask them to leave. I'm not sure if it's the same for white people but for the most part, we feel them in the room like a presence. Always. I let them hang around usually unless it is something that is bad. There is 2 spirits in my house, one is my grandmother, she just watches over us. And the other is my cuzzin Rose's father. He wanders the house looking for Rose because she lived here when he passed. I haven't seen him in a good year or two though, so maybe he finally found his way.
>>724223412 More than likely a coincidence in the shitty chance you are being serious. My people don't have a rain dance. The rain to us means mother earth and father sky are arguing and it is time to go up into the mountains until the argument is over.
>>724223464 How do you distinguish between good and bad. The only occassions I feel a presence it's almost always bad. Like knowing someone's there but not who or what the intentions are. Then I can't sleep unless a light is on, I feel like a hueg faggot doing this at 30.
>>724223196 As for the skinwalkers. They were people who have done a ceremony on their own in search of power. I know the ceremony but i will not repeat the steps to it. The most important part of said ceremony is killing your dearest friend. And grinding their bones into dust for use in the ceremony. The skinwalkers are shapeshifters. They keep a piece of different animals on them, and they transform into the animal they choose to with them. Say.. having a coyote pelt to become a coyote. And these people are very bad. They will come after you in you are unlucky enough to find yourself out on the navajo rez at night. Their weapon of choice is human bone dust, they come out of nowhere and blow it in your face like an airborne attack. You go unconcious and what they do to you is their own choice. They may take your hair, or clothes and use bad medicine on you. making you sick or worse. Or maybe they may kill you for the medicine in your body. The best way i could think of to prove their existence to yourself is finding a place to stay on rez with dogs around. even the biggest meanest dogs you will find on the earth, will start crying and whining like a little puppy during the night.
>>724223913 Actually, i'm quite a prominent grassdancer from BC Canada. sing with a group called Birch Creek. I hunt, i fish. I go into ceremony, sweats, medicine meetings. you know. My freetime consists of working, beading, drum practice and hunting.
>>724223196 Here I will tell you of an encounter with a skinwalker I had a long time ago. >be 16 >out in rez near flagstaff AZ >dinner time, getting darker >hanging with niece all day because her friend left her >nali(grandma) calls us down for dinner >tells me to go grab some corn husks out of the shed which was 75 yds from the house. >i tell niece to come with me, she does >while we walk back she points at our sheep >fucking god damn coyotes man >I grab a rock that was at my feet, and throw it hard as i can right at the coyote >wtf lol i actually hit it >"OUUUUUCH!!!" >what the shit was that >coyote ducks into knee height grass >see it kinda walking through the bush >ducks realllllly close to the ground for a moment >emerges from where its standing >takes flight >flew off as a crow with a hurt left wing >stared back at me with eyes that wanted to remember my face until out of sight. >tell niece what she just saw >go back inside, dont say a word. eat. >go on with life.
To give a example there is a old tale here from the middle ages about a small giant family who lived in the caves til they caved in during a heavy storm. As the story goes they were about twice the size of normal people but everyone among them was as stupid as the village idiot, however they were friendly enough to trade and so people visited, after the storm that destroyed their cave they couldn't find them anymore.
>>724225712 Sure I can tell a part of my peoples chaptilxw A long time ago, the animals resented their brother the goose. The geese were very unorganized, no order, they did as they pleased in their own way. Nobody liked this because they were the only ones like this. So the creator came down one day and gave Senklip (coyote) the task of organizing the geese. So coyote comes to the geese and asks them if they will be organized from there on out. They laugh and turn away.Coyote does some thinking and finally comes up with a way to keep them organized and not hogging the skies. he will tie their feet together. So the goose he talked to earlier, was the biggest and strongest of all the geese. fastest too. coyote waits until all of them are asleep on the lake. he goes underwater ad ties all their feet together while they sleep. in the morning, the geese all go to take off into the air. but find they are all tied together at the ankles. withthe biggest, cockiest one right in the middle. so him being in the middle, he leads the whole group while they fly. and this is why Geese fly in a V shape when they fly. (well the chaptilxw behind it at least)
>>724225864 3/4 of our people still call eachother indians. this wont change for a long time if it even will if I am doing something formal, i will refer to us as indigenous peoples. but if i'm on 4chan or having casual conversation. i will say indian.
What tribe? I am a quarter Mohawk but I don't identify with that or know much about those people at all. My grandpa was a crazy drunk native from Akwesasne. My mom is half and she really looks like it. We are white people though. Funny question, do you grow facial hair? I am 25 and have like really thin patchy neckbeard hair. It really sucks
I have a friend who claims to be indian, hes as white as any white person. Greenish eyes, brown redish hair. Says his grandpaw from the blackfoot tribe came off a reservation in NC. Does not speak any native language or know any practices or beliefs. If his grandpaw is native american that would make him 25% indian by blood, only if his grandad was full blooded anyway. He has a tendency to go full autist during thanksgiving telling everyone about what his people went through,we just laff at him and make fun cuz none of us consider him indian. Anyway what % do the tribes feel would make you indian and would you consider my friend one
>>724226242 I am Nsyilxcen (okanagan) and Secwepemc (shuswap) from BC. i've had navajo family for a long time tho. Lol actually yes I do grow a nice spartan looking beard. but i was the only one in my generation to get the gene. the rest of the men in my family can't grow nothing.
>>724226324 Your friend, if he's grown up completely assimilated from us, then yes. I would call him white. but if he truly wants to be one of us, it's not the hardest thing in the world to go hit up a powwow and see whats up. his hardest challenge will be what he looks like. Say if i'm snagging at a powwow, if a girl looks white, i won't go go set a snare for her. but if its a indian girl, shes game. as long as shes not my cuzzin.
>>724225882 I don't know of any bigfoot stories to be honest, but he is part of our stories sometimes. I've had a bigfoot experience at a waterfall that is sacred land. was there for annual salmon feast, and one night i was in my tent with my partner of the time, gettin jiggy widdit. and she hears some loud footsteps, so did I. like LOUD LOUD. right next to the tent. I had assumed bear, i put my hand on her mouth and kept quiet. but i noticed it was on 2 feet in the moonlight out a little window kinda thing off the other side. and it stopped riiiight at the door of the tent. I unzipped maybe 6 inches from the tent flap and i saw well. bigfoots feet. unmistakeable unless some genetic experiment gone wrong had gotten loose. feet that big and hair werent possible. or to have that much leg hair. no way. He only comes to that area sometimes the elders told me the next morning, said if he comes around again. give him copper and tobacco.
>>724226830 That is so cool. I have a cottage in Muskoka in Ontario, Canada. It's on "Skeleton Lake". It's called that because of all the native bones they found around the time of development (late 1800s/early 1900s). I have had a bigfoot experience there, and only there, yet I have been in tons of woods.
>>724227124 It's an amazing place. I love Northern Ontario. Temagamee (spelling?) Just in the border with Quebec is really nice too. Survivorman has done lots of work there. I worked for 3 months in the bush there building a camp too, and it was amazing.
>>724227289 oops didn't see this. I'm gonna assume you are talking of the name Redskins. Yeah i don't like the name and agree it should be changed. Might as well put NIGGERS as your team name. like black people are still gonna say nigger. but holy fuck you're in for a fight with them about that word.
>>724228278 This. Ancestors mad We still mad Give land Give money Free opportunity. And this faggot is talking about how they were pulled from their way of living, oh sorry we can just give you your land back so you can shit all over it and do nothing forever. Let's go 3rd world countries whoop whoop. Oh nvm, casinos and shit.
>>724228396 So hold up, your whole street doesn't want this pipeline coming through the middle of the street. it might fuck with their water. but hold up its okay, they have your backyard to re route it through. nevermind no problem there.
>>724219732 >100 KB >Anonymous 03/03/17(Fri)06:18:20 No.72421 why did you go to standing rock?
don't you understand decedents of stone age primitives won't be allowed to halt modern industrialization?
Did you drive to standing rock in a vehicle powered by gasoline and oil?
Do you understand how ironic that is?
So you use heating oil in your home? Or electricity which is generated by coal? Or plastic petroleum products?
None of that matters- because you have no claim to the land of the USA. your people were conquered. We had the decency to push you off your land and not enslave slaughter or rape the shit out of you like everyone else in history. Instead we gave you a shitty plot of land let you live by your own laws and gave you welfare money. Don't go causing trouble now, or we can go back to the rape and slaughter option. Go stand at your fucking rock. Just don't try to stop the guy building an oil pipeline to benefit the entire country in a real away.
>>724228367 Statistics provided by the US department of justice would disagree. Whites get arrested just as much if not more than other groups. People assume whites have it better because whites are painted as the evil oppressors of society and everyone else is innocent victims.
>>724219732 Do Native American children learn that the Europeans did to them was just exactly what they would have done to each other, given the same technology? When the horse arrived, the Commanche's certainly proved it. How much do you guys learn about the brutal slavery and savage butchery tribes imposed upon each other before Europeans landed?
>>724228836 Thats very true thanks for pointing that out. Because stats also provided by the departmnt of justice also show that not only do blacks get arrested and convicted at a rate grossly disproportional to their population but are also named as black by witness account grossly disproportionate to their population.
So as reason would suggest it turns out instead of some deep seated racism of cops in black comunities and big cities(a majority of whom are black) it is more likely that for what ever reason black people actualy commit more crime.
So how about people focus on how to fix black comunities and culture instead of seeking out people to blaim.
>>724229145 We went to war, like any other civilization in history. however, one of our tribes didn't go and murder 80% of the whole race. We aren't really taught much about residential school up in Canada. I tell my kids its something bad that happened in the past, and it made grandpa the way he is. and when they are a little older, they will hear what really happened to grandpa. because it is inevitable that they willbe curious on what really happened in there. as opposed to people just being like oh, kids werent fed well and were smacked with meter sticks.
Why do most indians think their shit don't stink? Don't get me wrong I've met some really cool natives and some of them recognize how good they have it, but up here in canada holy fuck they never stop complaining about whitey.
>>724229291 I'm not trying to fix black communities that has nothing to do with me. Yeah I actually completely agree with you, blacks do commit more crime than whites. shit they even bigger than whites too not a whole lot an unarmed white person could do about it if Bobo the 6'8 ex-con wanted their shoes
>>724229437 A lot are disadvantaged due to how they've been raised, in an alcoholic abusive environment. but there is no denying that there is A LOT of lazy indians.who would rather go drink or drug to numb their feelings out.
>>724229467 Mostly because of they way we're treated. was talking to my brother who happens to look white. and when he was working across AB and Saskatchewan. he told me the average canadian rough necks point of view on indians. and it's nowhere near good. like some of the stuff they say rivals insults you'd find on /b/
>>724228689 So now my tax dollars have to go to you because of what may or may not have been my ancestor did to yours? Or because i happen to live in a country that alowed it and i am not apart of your race?
Also you realise that the majority of your people interbreeded their race out of existence most whites have your peoples blood in them what ever small amount. So were do you draw the line between your people and theirs? 50% geneticly native? If so i assume your comunities have a problem with inbreeding.
>>724229883 What your ancestors did back then affects you positively today. and we are on the opposite side of the spectrum. Bloods got no play in being an indian. One of my dearest friends has full chinese blood and he is like rezzzyyyyyy. even powwows with me, dances, sings in my group.
>>724230105 My ansestors? How can either of is even know that? And even if they were many of your people also curently benifit in the form of tax breaks and casinos. Also if i for example frew up a trailer trash construction worker as many whites are, how would that possibly benifit me?
>>724231204 wasn't OP. Theres some fortunate tribes with big casinos yeah, and we don't pay tax on the land we own. It benefits you still because America exists in the state it's in today. Life is easy for everyone in NA in the big picture of things. A rough life is like, straight third world.
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