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Old 10-20-2009, 05:43 PM   #1
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How can I stop being a "wannabe"?

Many of you say that I'm a wannabe, and you may be right. If so, how can I stop being a wannabe and become Native American?
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Many of you say that I'm a wannabe, and you may be right. If so, how can I stop being a wannabe and become Native American?
are you really that bored? GET A LIFE .
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...become Native American?
You are or you aren't. Enculturation is a lifetime process that occurs within your family and community, without those you are just playing a role.
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You are or you aren't. Enculturation is a lifetime process that occurs within your family and community, without those you are just playing a role.
DITTO!!!!!

You can't "become Native American". You are or you aren't.

You CAN read all the books, pay for all the "wannabe" ceremonies and follow all the pw.com post ... but even that does not make you NDN.

You CAN make an outfit from imitation feathers and wear it in a "sacred" circle (that only enters from the east) ... but that does not make you NDN.

You CAN claim your great, great grandmother was part {insert tribe and cross fingers} but never sign the rolls..... but that does not make you NDN.

YOU EITHER ARE or you AREN'T!!!! Sooner or later you must accept that you never will be NDN. But you will ALWAYS be a WANNABE!
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You are or you aren't. Enculturation is a lifetime process that occurs within your family and community, without those you are just playing a role.
Well, my mom and her parents are Ojibwe Indian. Does that count?
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Well, my mom and her parents are Ojibwe Indian. Does that count?
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Care to explain?
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Care to explain?
Your posts appear to be that of an internet troll, it appears that you withhold information (Ojibwe heritage) to deceive and you appear to be attempting to irritate posters. If you are an "Agent of Chaos" like your tag line says, we really don't need that here. If you are genuine in your desire to learn, contribute, and comment on this board, then I suggest you re-consider your approach. I'm suggesting to all the regular posters that we just ignore these posts from now on, do not repsond to anything that this person posts unless we see a change.

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Your posts appear to be that of an internet troll, it appears that you withhold information (Ojibwe heritage) to deceive and you appear to be attempting to irritate posters. If you are an "Agent of Chaos" like your tag line says, we really don't need that here. If you are genuine in your desire to learn, contribute, and comment on this board, then I suggest you re-consider your approach. I'm suggesting to all the regular posters that we just ignore these posts from now on, do not repsond to anything that this person posts unless we see a change.

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LOL....kind of like other tribes that want to dance pow wow but they are not from the culture of pow wow dancing...either you are or you aren't....they want to dress in sac and fox ribbonwork but they arent even from oklahoma but they make the dress cuz its pretty....lol.....either you are or you arent....exactly
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LOL....kind of like other tribes that want to dance pow wow but they are not from the culture of pow wow dancing...either you are or you aren't....they want to dress in sac and fox ribbonwork but they arent even from oklahoma but they make the dress cuz its pretty....lol.....either you are or you arent....exactly
Respectfully, we're -- now -- becoming elitist about powwows? Those "rodeos for Indians?" Don't even get me started on the BOGUS concept of powwow culture, which carries about as much social, Native, validity as being a NASCAR fan does for Southerners.

BAH.

Selling inter-tribal powwow dancing as inherently traditional is a joke.
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Respectfully, we're -- now -- becoming elitist about powwows? Those "rodeos for Indians?" Don't even get me started on the BOGUS concept of powwow culture, which carries about as much social, Native, validity as being a NASCAR fan does for Southerners.

You mean like how dreamcatchers are part of a sacred tradition of the Cherokee?
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You mean like how dreamcatchers are part of a sacred tradition of the Cherokee?
i think that pretty much sums it up, yeah
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Everything has an origin....even pow wow dancing....if you knew your history, you would know that regalias originally come from societies, clans, and you could, or should, be able to tell what tribe a person is simply by how they are dressed. So, to call it simply intertribal is not true.
Ojibways originated the jingle dress...its not just a dress, it is used in ceremonies, fed, and given reverence.
Straight dance is from the Poncas and Osages...it has a society and it has songs made specifically for this particular dance.
The same with fancy dancing, chicken dancing, grass dancing....these all have certain songs, ceremonies, societies that go along with them.
So when we dance, its not just for competition, its also to represent our origins.
So you can see why when someone just decides they want to dress in our tribal regalias simply because they like it...its offensive.
Or when they decide they want to be indian, when they truly aren't...its offensive because of how our ancestors gave their lives for the people to be able to maintain their heritage and culture. We are unique, every other race was brought here...we have always been here. . we had only asked to be left alone to maintain our way of life. Now, in this day and age, we only desire to enjoy the culture we have, to teach it to our children, to try to keep what little we have left. And then people want to make light of that?
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And then people want to make light of that?
Sometimes, sure.

I bet my ancestors rode horses to work. Should I ride a horse to work then act all Elitist because this is the way it was done in 1890?

I know my history; I am not ruled by it.

Are you going to refer to me as a Wannabe tribal member?
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Many of you say that I'm a wannabe, and you may be right. If so, how can I stop being a wannabe?
Disappear! And don't come back! That's how you stop being a wannabe!
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