View Single Post
Old 06-14-2013, 03:20 AM   #31
Zeke
Self-Righteous Injun
 
Zeke's Avatar
 
Items Treasure ChestPresentTreasure ChestPresent
User InfoThanks / Tagging InfoGifts / Achievements / AwardsvBActivity Stats
Zeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond repute
Zeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond reputeZeke has a reputation beyond repute
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lewiston, ID
Posts: 2,447
Credits: 0.00
Savings: 0.00
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe's Dad View Post
Will we dispute anglos who more 'feels comfortable' with the Indigenous People than they do with their 'own' kind? Always.

You see. Those same people have given themselves the acceptance to be something they are not.

We've seen that all our lives.
I don't buy that, here is why: LINK

Not even Native blood makes you "Indian" to those with poor definitions.

What we've seen all of our lives is an internally heightened defensiveness in holding onto ways of life that do not exist anymore -- except in isolated vacuums -- because we equate growth with passing judgment on our ancestors. In sum, we've FAILED to give ourselves acceptance to allow inclusion as a form of life because of fear that it makes us less Native.

I call b-u-l-l-s-h-i-t.

I believe it is 100% possible for an Anglo to be more "Indian" than me if you define us in a closeted, backward and romanticized manner. (Woundedbear wants to wear a breechcloth to Wal*Mart in Miami, OK. If that's your definition, he's more "Indian" than all of us!)

In my opinion, if you do things the way I was taught and do them, you are what I am. The key is that the only way you'll be able to accomplish that is by learning how I did. (You're not going to get that by feeling you are something, you have to BE something.) And if you are something, you don't really care how someone else defines it.

1. I'm not threatened by Anglos, they can't steal what is within me.
2. If an Indian is threatened by Anglos, they need to look inward.
Zeke is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook