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  • Does it REALLY matter?

    I've oftened wondered what the big deal is with people who won't date or marry out of their tribe. Is one tribe better than the other? I don't think so. When you love unconditionally it's not suppose to matter what tribe you are. That's what makes love so wonderful.

    My life partner and I are of different tribes, and if anything, it can be fun and interesting to share info. about each one.

    What is you guys input on the subject? Life's a trip, just go with the flow!!!
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    yes- because.....
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    no- not an issue
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  • #2
    You can't help who you fall in love with, you're not supposed to..and as someone else put it..Love Knows No Boundaries
    But I've only really been with guys from TWO tribes..not just my own..hey
    Not my fault..its just the area that I grew up in, and plus this city is Filled with Cree's *hehe*
    (¯`·._)Ït §M꣣$ £¡kë ®åíñßÕw§ (¯`·._)

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    • #3
      Long as we date ndn, who cares what tribe he/she's from. :p
      "Gaa wiin daa-aangoshkigaazo ahaw enaabiyaan gaa-inaabid"

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      • #4
        The ultimate goal of many FB native people to have their children marry within their own nation. But, that doesn't always happen.
        Sometimes, especially with powwow people. There's a lot of interaction going on. (Interaction sheesh. whatta hell am I trying to sound like:) ) Snagging, I mean. Anyways, turns out my grand-daughter is still FB Indian, but two nations. It appears that she is going to learn 3 languages and appears to be getting a good start at it. I am so proud of her.

        So ....... to answer your question. It is better and much easier to teach the children one language and one tradition, but, marrying into another Indian nation is still in keeping our native blood strong. It's good.


        One question though, Dancingstar. Will you be teaching your future offspring the Lumbee language/traditions - your partners - or both? It's a hard decision.

        I'm glad that my son and daughter-in-law decided to do both.

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        • #5
          Does it REALLY matter?

          I grew up in a big city where no one cared or even took a second thought about it. When I moved to a small town, I was amazed on how people could be so different with their ways of thinking.

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          • #6
            Well Cheyenne is the best if you have to ask. Then I ran away from the rez bc of too many woman issues lol. I lowered myself with a Cherokee. Now were stuck trying to figure out which language is the one to learn. Then I'm further stuck because as some of you know from an earlier thread I am one of the last Suhta speakers and don't know if I should pass that on or not.

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            • #7
              I'm a mix of tribes so if my future bride is some thing other then mine it's ok by me. She just has to be a smart, funny, beautiuful, indian and feel confident in who she is.

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              • #8
                Does it matter?

                Well, it shouldn't ,but coming from a small tribe, it does. When you're from a small tribe such as I am, we would want to keep the traditions going. However, there's only a limited amount of eligible people that we would consider to date and later marry, so we'd look elsewhere in Indian Country.
                Bead All You Can Bead

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                • #9
                  In Indian country you say. But what about those of us in the city areas? I've been meeting alot of people of mixed tribes here in the city and the difference between us and those I met on the reservations are slim to none. Meaning when a person is strong in who they are whether mixed tribed or not it the fact they are strong in the Indian Pride.

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                  • #10
                    yea seems like all the Otoes I meet are all cousins... so um Otoes are out of the question... and Kickapoos... well it would be nice but um... yea. wooooooo anyways...

                    hahaha
                    The only time its too late to start dancing is when you're dead.

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                    • #11
                      Just dosn't matter, cuz you can't help who you fall in love with. :2:

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                      • #12
                        I think I would have to agree with ONEIDAGIRL2003. When it happens it just happens.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Dancin by the bay
                          In Indian country you say. But what about those of us in the city areas?
                          I think what AC MISS meant by Indian Country is wherever Indians are populated. That's how I see it. Care to take a stab, anyone??

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                          • #14
                            Seeing as how I'm Choctaw livin' in Cali,can't really be picky.Not too many choctaw's where I live.
                            Err body in da club eatin chips!

                            A part of me feels so bad but ooh not that bad

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                            • #15
                              hey....ndn's ..ndn's.....as long as they treat you good...it dont matter!
                              blah blah blah....

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