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Forum: Entertainment 04-18-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Exclamation Benefit concert for Attawapiskat

Some of you may already be aware of the suicide crisis ongoing on Attawapiskat First Nation in Ontario, Canada. People are tired of a lot of talk but little action from the government and the general...
Forum: Ancestry and Genealogy 07-04-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,340
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Haha what? "long time ago"? This was happening up...

Haha what? "long time ago"? This was happening up to as recently as the '70's. Métis are not "white", they are a federally recognized Aboriginal nation in Canada. We have status cards and proof of...
Forum: Ancestry and Genealogy 01-31-2012, 05:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 17,520
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
IMHO blood is blood...as long as your pride is...

IMHO blood is blood...as long as your pride is humble and you walk in a good way then it doesn't matter who is "more" or "less" Indian than you.
Forum: Beadwork 01-31-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,553
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Oh I see! I'll try to put it through the top...

Oh I see! I'll try to put it through the top layer and see what happens!
Forum: Beadwork 01-31-2012, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 15,553
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Question Do I attach beadwork to leather, or bead on the leather?

I've been doing beadwork on canvas, felt and suede for many years, but I've never beaded on tougher leather. I want to add some beadwork to my regalia, which is moosehide, but practicing with a scrap...
Forum: Health Issues 02-12-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,287
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Is there an elder in your community you can get...

Is there an elder in your community you can get to know? That would be an easier route than trying to find one at a pow wow with spare time to talk. Look in the phone book or on the net to see if...
Forum: Health Issues 02-12-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Prayers for a friend with cancer

Hi all, I would like to ask for laying down tobacco and prayers for a good friend of mine. Her name is Corinne and she has just found out she has breast cancer. She is having both breasts removed on...
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 07-12-2009, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
No kidding...I had to read that about 4 times...

No kidding...I had to read that about 4 times cause I just woke up and thought maybe I was still too tired...lol
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 07-07-2009, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Ok, I asked the fella who gave it to me, he...

Ok, I asked the fella who gave it to me, he laughed and said the dancing aspect didn't come to mind at the time, he just felt it was time for it to go on and he thought it felt right to give to me....
Forum: Northern Traditional Dancing 07-06-2009, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,688
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Can I/should I use this dance stick?

I am a women's traditional dancer...the trad. regalia here is a bit different from what I see is used in the US, some customs may also differ, I'm not too sure if that will make a difference in this...
Forum: General Crafts 06-23-2009, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,611
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Joe's Dad I know what that sheepskin stuff is...

Joe's Dad I know what that sheepskin stuff is you're talking about but the name escapes me too, lol. I'm pretty sure my dad has some of that stuff actually, I'll check with him. The type of...
Forum: General Crafts 06-23-2009, 10:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,611
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
I dance to pray. Not to "look good" as you put...

I dance to pray. Not to "look good" as you put it. My regailia is several layers deer hide and not lightweight at all. I'm just looking to make the strap of the breastplate more bearable so I can...
Forum: General Crafts 06-22-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,611
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Thanks...good idea on the padded strap! I have a...

Thanks...good idea on the padded strap! I have a lot of scrap leather that will probably do it..right now it's just all the sinew twisted together and it cuts into the neck. Wrapping it up should...
Forum: General Crafts 06-22-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,611
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Fortitude is me staying by the bedside of my...

Fortitude is me staying by the bedside of my grandparents when they were dying of cancer.

THIS is me asking if I made a breastplate right so I can prevent permanent neck problems.

There is no...
Forum: General Crafts 06-22-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,611
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Did I make my breastplate correctly?

I made my own breastplate recently (I'm a women's traditional dancer)

I don't have a picture but it looks almost exactly like this one:...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-21-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
You have some good points there...I will remember...

You have some good points there...I will remember this. Thanks :)
Forum: Chit Chat 08-19-2008, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Oh ya, don't I know it. If it wasn't my skin then...

Oh ya, don't I know it. If it wasn't my skin then it was the way I walked pigeon-toed when I was a kid, and was fat then as well. I'm 28 now and it's nothing new to me, but sometimes it just gets to...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-19-2008, 02:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Ooo wouldn't I love to...too bad it's unbecoming...

Ooo wouldn't I love to...too bad it's unbecoming to a traditional dancer to do so, heh, maybe I should change outta my dress real quick, run up and boot him in the arse, then change back...there's a...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-19-2008, 02:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Most of the Cree has been lost...

Most of the Cree has been lost unfortunately...they speak mainly French. But I'm learning some Cree...getting it back in the fam for future generations :)

Hehehe...thanks for the laugh! I needed...
Forum: Chit Chat 08-19-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,701
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Unhappy People always comment on how pale I am, and it sucks

I'm Métis on my dad's side. The most recent people to inherit the nice dark skin were 3 of my 6 aunts; my dad and I are as pale as his mother. People both indian and non-indian seem to always have...
Forum: Buckskin Dancing 07-08-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,038
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
How do I clean my regalia?

My regalia is full buckskin...a one-piece dress and separate yoke. No beadwork, embroidery or other decorations yet. It's my first buckskin regalia, and I have no idea how to clean it. Would a...
Forum: General Crafts 06-27-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,154
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Good idea...the closest museum to me is the ROM...

Good idea...the closest museum to me is the ROM in Toronto but that's still a 2 hour drive from where I live. But I might be able to do a search for some photos from their exhibits...thanks!
Forum: General Crafts 06-27-2008, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,154
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
I gave the library a shot...unfortunately turned...

I gave the library a shot...unfortunately turned up nothing useful. My city's library is pretty woeful though...

There are no Cree elders in my area unfortunately...I know several elders in the...
Forum: General Crafts 06-25-2008, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,154
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Question Please help me with Cree style regalia

My father's side of the family is Cree from James Bay in Quebec. I was born and raised in Ontario and have never met my extended family beyond my grandfather...my grandfather died when I was young...
Forum: General Crafts 07-31-2007, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,057
Posted By Mahekun-Ikwe
Hi... it'll be a combo of Cree/Metis/Ojibway...

Hi... it'll be a combo of Cree/Metis/Ojibway...
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