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  • ....then he died and they had the funeral WHERE!!!!!????

    So? Those of you (navajo or otherwise) that are for the most part, reverant towards your own beliefs about the following.

    What are you gonna do?

    Do you think the committee will do anything about the facilities?

    What am I talking about?


    Well....dunno how many of ya'll heard or remember, but, it's been naggin' me for sometime now to post this.

    The Pit in Albuquerque was used for the funeral of a former UNM Lobos Basketball coach, Bob King. He passed on this year and his funeral was held in The Pit. Open coffin and all...right smack dab at Center Court!!

    I don't know the beliefs or "ways" of others but, among Navajos, some of whom, myself included, have this HEALTHY respect (not fear) of the things associated with the dead, and things surrounding their internment.

    I know they had the coffin open there, and while yes, death is a part of this World, to some Indian people, it's changed things with respect to The Pit. Alot of Navajos I've talked to have stated they won't be returning to Gathering....ever again. ...guess we can stop calling it the "Gathering Of the navajos" ennit. LMAO!!!!

    I'll probably go, but, refrain from entering The Pit. I usually go just for the Big Tent anyway...although, some damn good stuff is usually up for sale inside too...DAMN!!!!!!!

    I guess they felt it was appropriate to have his funeral there, I think he was the first coach there or something at UNM...I'm not aware of the particulars surrounding his passing, but, point is, they had his funeral there, open coffin and all.

    Just wanted to get the thoughts of folks out there and what they thought of the whole thing.

    If yer goin. GREAT!! Enjoy yerself!! I got no bad feelings towards anyone that goes, but, I'm just curious if what happened will influence anyones attendance.....or if the committee plans do anything...smoke the place down or something......if that's what they believe in doing. Everyone has their own ways of dealing with these things....I'm sure. To each their own.

    Like I said...if you go, have fun! ....it's a good place to meet folks, plus the powwows okay and the tent usually has some neat stuff in there.......cept, seems to me lately that there's been too much crap, catering more to white/tourist tastes than to actual indians, some of whom go there to pick up hard to find items or supplies.

    Anyway......I'll throw up a poll here too.
    22
    HECK YEAH I"M GOIN!!!!!!!
    13.64%
    3
    Really? ....I didn't know that.
    45.45%
    10
    I ain't goin....no mo'.
    9.09%
    2
    I doubt it will affect my decision to go or stay.
    13.64%
    3
    I'll stay away this year, or only go to watch.
    0.00%
    0
    Who cares?
    18.18%
    4
    "This next song goes out to some girls in dot com. They don't know who they are, but, it doesn't really matter anyway."




    "When the God's wish to punish us, they grant our prayers."

    O. Wilde

  • #2
    Dammmiitt!! Now why in the hell did they have to go and do that??? LMAO!! JK

    WOw! thanks for posting this! I didn't know about this at all! hoooollaayy!!! Welll i guess this really makes me RETHINK about going to GON this year! Seriously tho.. i'm a true blue traditional navajo when it comes to respecting those who have passed on. THanks for posting this thread!

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    • #3
      Well shyt!! I guess I'm not going....have fun everybody else...........
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      ...And shephards we shall be. For thee my lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand. That our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to thee. And teeming with souls shall it ever be. E Nomini Patri, E Fili, E Spiritu Sancti.

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      • #4
        now why in the world would they go and do that?

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        • #5
          I don't think that would bother me, but I don't go to GON anyway...lol.

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          • #6
            guess i won't be going back..i'll make sure to inform people i do know that go every year...
            "would u like to lick the frybread greaze off of my lippz??"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 50calNDN
              Well shyt!! I guess I'm not going....have fun everybody else...........
              So see you there bro!! are you all setting up again this year?? LMAO!

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              • #8
                Shyt, the boys are somehow, so I haven't seen them in like a month...but no, I'm not going, I don't think I'm going to MSU either.....Echo is coming back next month so I have to settle down before I get in trouble, aye!! LOL!!!
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                ...And shephards we shall be. For thee my lord, for thee. Power hath descended forth from thy hand. That our feet may swiftly carry out thy command. So we shall flow a river forth to thee. And teeming with souls shall it ever be. E Nomini Patri, E Fili, E Spiritu Sancti.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mr Bo Jangles
                  UNM Lobos Basketball coach, Bob King. He passed on this year and his funeral was held in The Pit. Open coffin and all...right smack dab at Center Court!!
                  That wouldn't bother me as it is a part of life and death and our own NDN people are buried everywhere here on our Mother Earth.

                  Some of us NDN people have funerals for our loved ones and bring their bodies back to our homes for overnight services or wakes. As long as the homes are blessed and cleansed after everything, then it's okay.

                  Yes a lot of NDN's have different ways and beliefs and look at things in many ways. :)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Kakeeya
                    That wouldn't bother me as it is a part of life and death and our own NDN people are buried everywhere here on our Mother Earth.

                    Some of us NDN people have funerals for our loved ones and bring their bodies back to our homes for overnight services or wakes. As long as the homes are blessed and cleansed after everything, then it's okay.

                    Yes a lot of NDN's have different ways and beliefs and look at things in many ways. :)
                    Yeah this is true in our area as well. When my brother died last year, he was cremated and the ashes rested at our mom's for five months until the final internment. We all felt comforted by having him close by for a little while longer.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Singing Eagle
                      Yeah this is true in our area as well. When my brother died last year, he was cremated and the ashes rested at our mom's for five months until the final internment. We all felt comforted by having him close by for a little while longer.
                      Prayers for you and your family Singing Eagle, losing someone so close to you is really hard and I hope you are healing.
                      Last edited by Kakeeya; 01-03-2005, 02:05 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 50calNDN
                        Shyt, the boys are somehow, so I haven't seen them in like a month...but no, I'm not going, I don't think I'm going to MSU either.....Echo is coming back next month so I have to settle down before I get in trouble, aye!! LOL!!!
                        Gooodd dammit!! i think she needs to put you back in CHECK!!! LMAO

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                        • #13
                          what in the world.
                          blah blah blah....

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                          • #14
                            this just makes me go hmmmmm...hehe.
                            (¯`·._.·`*CeDaR RoSe*`·._.·´¯)

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                            • #15
                              It doesn't change my plans on going or not. If he was buried there it would be different. It would be like we are all dancing on someone's grave.. now that is where I would say "I ain't goin!" but in some areas like small towns they have funerals/wakes/etc. at the community halls, high school gyms or some place like that. You know how some rez's have a "multi-purpose" building, well they even have powwows and other events in those same places but not at the same time of course. Usually when someone passes all the things on the rez are cancelled or postponed.

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