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  • milehighsalute
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    give em to any spiritual leader among your tribe.....explain that they will know what to do with them.....the creator will help them make that decision......tell them you would like them to hold on to some for some family if they choose to humble themselves for them....but if not they can use them as they wish

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  • Joe's Dad
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    Originally posted by wardancer View Post
    What did you ask Santa for Christmas...and did you sit in his lap???

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  • spiritwmn
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    "I have an 80 yr. young Lakota friend that is in a similar situation. He has no children. He has a brother who is disabled and a nephew that doesn't dance. My friend has several outfits and is hinting that he may give them to me ! So now I'm trying to convince him that he should maybe find a youth group or somewhere to give them to. I can't wear all the stuff I already have. His words were , "I just want to make sure they go to real ndns and I know you'll make sure they do". What do I say to that ? LOL"

    Sometimes we are only the care taker of things until we are told where they go, and it is just that simple...that being said there is always someone that needs outfits or parts to outfits on the trail... and not all of them are greedy... some are are humble and very thankful.. just pay attention and listen to what spirit tells you to do.. the connection between heart and mind usually is a good start. :) good luck with your venture. Be Well and Stay Blessed

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  • Ndnsoldierboy
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    Since your Family does not want to have anything with the regalia, my suggestion would be to give to another dancer(s) that you do know.

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  • Joe's Dad
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    Originally posted by wardancer View Post
    Like Josiah , I agree that regalia items , especially feathers , should be out in the arena and not in some closet somewhere. This past month I've sent 4 wing fans and a couple bandoliers to family members for them to keep or re-gift. Seems though , the more I give away , the more I receive....hmmmm.....

    And that's the way it's done!

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  • wardancer
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    Like Josiah , I agree that regalia items , especially feathers , should be out in the arena and not in some closet somewhere. This past month I've sent 4 wing fans and a couple bandoliers to family members for them to keep or re-gift. Seems though , the more I give away , the more I receive....hmmmm.....

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  • wardancer
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    I am very aware that there are others out there that are in the same type of situation.That's why I posted the question I have an 80 yr. young Lakota friend that is in a similar situation. He has no children. He has a brother who is disabled and a nephew that doesn't dance. My friend has several outfits and is hinting that he may give them to me ! So now I'm trying to convince him that he should maybe find a youth group or somewhere to give them to. I can't wear all the stuff I already have. His words were , "I just want to make sure they go to real ndns and I know you'll make sure they do". What do I say to that ? LOL
    Anyway , I'm still just getting opinions !

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  • Maize-Grower
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    My parents have the same attitude. They're not interested in anything old. I find it disturbing among adults. It's normal for kids since they're easily swayed by shiny new things. I'm only 25, but I know things are important to pass down. I'm one of those odd ducks that listens more to uncles, aunts, and grandparents than to my parents. The family recipes, stories, and traditions skipped my parents (including step-parent). I don't get it. Why wouldn't they be interested? Well, just know you're not alone in having relatives like that. My grandma is always complaining about her kids...

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  • wardancer
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    I appreciate your opinion , I really do. My children are all grown. The fact is if they don't want to be a part of my life , then so be it. I'll find others that will appreciate these things.

    On another note , My Father was in the Army Air Corps and flew over Germany. He joined at 16 lying about his age. At 17 they found out and shipped him home. He turned 18 and joined The Marine Corps.

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  • Maize-Grower
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    Just my opinion concerning any important thing you may want to give away or pass down:

    As someone who has inherited considerable quantities of stuff from my great grandparents, I wish they'd gotten rid of all the junk beforehand, but I treasure the gems. By gems I don't mean diamonds and other mineral wealth; but things like love letters, their favorite coffee cups, the pre-depression handmade bookshelves, the old tools, postcards sent from Africa and the Pacific during WWII, the photo of my Gr Grandpa standing in Havana's colonial district in his Army Air Corps uniform in 1944. The little things they left behind that show who they are and what they like, and how they feel, and what was important to them; those are the things I was happy to inherit. I didn't understand the significance of them until after I became an adult. But I understand now. Maybe your kids are like me and will gain appreciation for your favorite things once they're grown. Who knows? Maybe they won't appreciate you 'till you're gone. But maybe leaving them some piece of your regalia will allow them to feel like they're connected to you even after you're gone. You never know how it will go. I'm not saying give em the whole thing, but maybe some part that's sentimental.

    That's just my 2 cents.

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  • wardancer
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    Originally posted by Josiah View Post
    Good to think ahead cause you never know...
    In my own opinion they should always be passed on and used not stored away and hoarded.
    I have a fan that was passed on to me it was made many many years ago and I fully expect to pass it on to somebody perhaps my daughter (red tail hawk)... of course I would pass on what is appropriate to whomever.
    Well , you know Bon's wreck really makes you think. Things can change in the blink of an eye. A few inches farther over and that could have been a 2 fatality accident , so you just never know !Her and the other driver were both lucky as heck !

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  • wardancer
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    Originally posted by Joe's Dad View Post
    And I was gonna see if you needed any help getting to the end faster!
    Yes , always tryin' to help , aren't you JD ?

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  • Josiah
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    Good to think ahead cause you never know...
    In my own opinion they should always be passed on and used not stored away and hoarded.
    I have a fan that was passed on to me it was made many many years ago and I fully expect to pass it on to somebody perhaps my daughter (red tail hawk)... of course I would pass on what is appropriate to whomever.

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