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Old 09-18-2009, 01:18 PM   #12
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There are literally hundreds of Native religious ways. Some are as different from each other as Odism is from Baptist. One of the things you learn very fast being a Native person is different strokes for different different folks. You don't develop the dominant culture desire to have their practices/beliefs/ways accommodated in every circumstance.

You learn respect your hosts religious practices. This is their time and space; and their ways may contradict yours. Showing respect does not mean you must agree. Nor does it mean you can take righteous offense and tell others how to conduct their events. It means if you can't just let it ride, then you leave.
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