Newly-elected Minnesota State Representative Susan Allen knows what it is like to be the first. She is the first Indigenous woman elected to the Minnesota House of Representatives - ever. She is also the first “out, lesbian, American Indian” to serve in elected office - at any level, anywhere in our country. The daughter of the Rev. Philip Allen, Rep. Allen describes how her experiences as...
Anonymous asked: If you come from a tribe down in Mexico, can you still be considered Native American? People tell me I cannot because Mexicans are already a race of Natives and Spanish blood, so me calling myself "Native American" is useless because the term "Mexican" is enough. I disagree but I don't know how to explain it to them. Any help? :/
keepithigh asked: I come from France but have lived in the US for a while. I am an advocate for cultures, their history and right to develop, fascinated and enriched by them. I just stumbled upon your blog that is just beautiful, and was wondering what your thoughts were on the idea that "we're all indigenous."
shannwich asked: Thanks for reblogging my post about Mens Fancy Dancing! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I've been taking a Native American Art History class this semester, and it's taught by Dr. Jessica Metcalfe, who is absolutely amazing! She runs a blog called Beyond Buckskin that you might want to check out. She also shows some spectacular Contemporary works including this Native American Dubstep...
bohemiandreadie asked: Does having long hair have any special meaning for the Native Americans?
Anonymous asked: If I have grandparents from both sides of my family(grandmothers) that are indian,how much percentage am I ? (sorry to make it seem like a math thing I'm just curious lol)
v0guem4fia-deactivated20120813 asked: Hey, Just wanted to say Awesome Amazing Insanely Great tumblr! I stumbled upon it a couple of days ago, and I think I've looked through over 100 pages now, I adore it all and I love how you stand up for the blatant appropreation of our culture. I'm metis, 1/2 Native (Mohawk) and 1/2 French Canadian, although there is also Mi'kmaq, Pawnee and Menominee in me as well anyway I just...
livetotellthetale asked: I greatly appreciate your Tumblr.
White Buffalo Hunt Causing Uproar Throughout... →
adailyriot: “We’re outraged,” James Swan remarks regarding the white buffalo hunt offered by a Texas hunting ranch. “We don’t have a problem with people having [white buffalo]. We just have a problem with people making big bucks killing them.” Swan is a Cheyenne River Sioux tribal member and President and Founder of United Urban Warrior Society. “In our Lakota ways our creation story starts...