Apparently its about this alt native american woman shapeshifter who is a vw mechanic in washington state, with rad tattoos, who is raised by werewolves in an alternate world were different types of fae have been forced to reveal themselves to humans.
With the help of Cherokee Nation staff and community members, we’ve added Cherokee as an interface language on Google, making a small contribution towards preserving one of the world’s endangered languages.
I don’t “look” native either. Because like most of this country my family tree is mixed. My grandma did, but she was like 25% black or so. my grandmas whole side is pretty much just white and tsalagi. She was pretty fare skinned her whole life and got darker when she got older. I use to get some hate initially on her but I haven’t in at least 4 or 5 years now. People on here have gotten to know me and people will see authenticity on a person. I’ve actually have the numbers and have built actual friendships people on here. You can’t fear others, especially people who don’t know you’s opinions stunt your growth or your relationship to your own heritage, The fact is a lot of crap went on in this country and a lot of natives don’t have a pure blood line, we all didn’t look the same before colonization, we all don’t look the same now even those born and raised on the rez. If what you say is true screw them if you get crap.
Also I want you to read this hopefully this can help you. http://tuchesuavae.tumblr.com/post/75030303292/ive-got-a-tsalagi-ancestor-about-seven-generations
Yo can come off anon too if you want.
I find it really offensive and discouraging, It’s craziest because Natives aren’t even given basic human respect in general. Racial slurs against natives are acceptable to use as sports team names and Red face is ok as a mascot, blatant racism is acceptable and legal action isn;t taken against it. Literally every other race is protected against. Sure it happens to other races but once legal action is brought up it’s handled. I assure you there will never be sports teams called the New York Niggers, Washington Wops, Wisconsin Wet Backs, or Georgia Gooks. There will never be a Mascot of a Minstrel Show/black face shucking and jiving, if it did it will get blasted and changed. Hope you come off and introduce yourself.
I’m just now seeing this for some reason. I apologies for the late response. I’m Tsalagi (Eastern Band) What complete bull crap. I hope you see this response and you message me unanon and we get to know each other.
I’m pissed because I typed a long heart felt reply to this on my phones tumblr app and it didn’t even post. I’m passionate about this though so I’m going to try this again on my lap top.
I’m tsalagi and blood quantum is bs. We go by roles we don’t have a blood quantum “to raise”. If you’re tsalagi you’re tsalagi. People can’t help that their ancestors were raped, kids were taken from their homes and raised in boarding schools, culture was made illegal, and when they returned most of the elders were dead. Or the simple fact that they may have married out of their race. Its damn hard for people on the rez to keep their culture. A lot natives born and raised on the rez don’t even speak their tribes language not because they don’t want to but there isn’t anyone to teach them. But you’re gonna hate on this person, purely on blood quantum? I’ve meet full blood natives that were so white washed and raised by white parents, that talked so much shit about their own tribe and how they were embarrassed and wanted nothing to do with their tribe. You know why the tsalagi don’t have a blood quantum requirement? Because we know what happened to us as a people. We know that respect for your culture and heritage is what matters. A long long time ago when I was younger and my grandmother (the only other person in my family who cares about you native culture and or was involved in it) died and I had to start the journey to my learn about my the culture alone and was scared to interact with natives because I didn’t “look native enough” and feared not being accepted. An elder from NC told me something that has stuck with me “How much blood you have isn’t what makes you native. It’s about respecting your culture, Honoring your traditions, and your willingness to protect them.” This stuck with me. and really helped gave me the confidence I needed. Another older girl told me “Because of our history people will meet you with with suspicion or criticism but you don’t have to worry about that, once they speak to you and see your knowledge of the culture the suspicion will fade.” and she was right. The Tsalagi people have always been a tribe that was willing to adopt people, Freedmen were adopt by our tribe, they also married into our tribe. Even white people. The long hair clan was often the clan these people became apart of. That is apart of our culture too. You can’t ignore that and you can’t pick parts of the culture and ignore others. Most people on this continent are mixed to some degree and our culture definitely opened us up to that to some degree. Yes granted there are a bunch of posers out there, and a lot of people repeating a myth about a relative who is a “indian princess”, and people who don’t care about the culture, or people who want to be “exotic” or whatever. But don’t let that harden you to the truth. I’m seeing in you what I see in so many none native ans the settlers that came him, This pious , blood quantum,nose turned in the air because you are a mixed breed, you’re not white enough, you’re never you don’t have the right pedigree, blah blah blah. We’re not dogs. We’re people we have stories that can include more than one race and or families story may have moved away from the native chapter. To all the people who are working double hard to learn their culture than those born to access just like the displaced native children during the scoops don’t let this person discourage you. It IS your culture too. I speak more Tsalagi than some that I know that live on the rez and I’m mixed. I’m Native and I’m proud of that. I’m black and I’m proud of that. Your blood amount doesn’t define you. To those who are Tsalagi and want to be involved in your culture, go for it and pay it forward if you ever get the chance to help someone in your current position. If you are a poser, you want to be or sound exotic, don’t care about the culture, want to be able to wear a war bonnet, or any other bs reason, you’re in the wrong place, this post is not for you, you are not a native, you will NEVER be accepted and you are not needed or wanted to claim our culture, you are not apart of it.
Why “redskins” is not an acceptable team name.
But like, I want to ad that Redskin is not a comparable phrase to “Pale Face” even when used in this instance. Like, what is insulting to the White dude in the picture? Being reminded of the shitty history of Colonization and literal land theft? Okay, that may make people uncomfortable (and good) but it’s not the same.
Redskin recalls the time when the government used to pay money for the scalps of our Ancestors. They paid top dollar for male scalps and a little less for women and children. Lots of people think the terminology of Red People and Redskin are the same and interchangeable but they’re not. Redskin is a term that specifically grew out of the murder of NDN people, their bloody scalps were called “redskins.”
THAT is why redskin is an unacceptable term, not because it’s appropriative of any of our cultures and people are trying to “honour” us. It’s a celebration of genocidal policies that is DOUBLY fucked up when people try to say they are honouring our heritage. Usually without realizing it, they are telling us our heritage is getting murdered by the government.
Yhank you. I hate when I try to explain to people that red skin is slur and they say no its just like calling an African American black, its about skin. No red skin cam from the blood yhat covered the bodies vof the bouty that was brought in. It’s not ok.
'Dad, Are They Making Fun of Us?' Being a Parent in the Age of 'Redskins'
Wilson Pipestem is reshaping the ‘R’ word name-change discussion by explaining why tradition should not trump racial sensitivities—especially when it comes to Native youth.
Native Americans: They’re Illegal Immigrants, Essentially
Megyn Kelly, a prominent Fox News anchor, said recently that Native Americans are illegal immigrants, essentially
by Michael Smith (Veshengro)
One can but assume that some US politicians are about of the same caliber when one considers that Sarah Palin did not know that Africa was a continent and has also a great lack of knowledge in other fields. They, more than likely, get much of their information from the same source, namely Murdoch’s Fox News.
Many ordinary Americans also suffer from the same or similar lack of knowledge as could be seen when the US embarked on its illegal war in Afghanistan. It was only good that the military leaders knew where the country was and could, more or less, read a map otherwise it might be Germany which would be under constant drone attacks, for that is where many placed Afghanistan.
It is sad to see how the education system and the media fail the American people but then again both the education system and the media have become but a propaganda tool for the governments and the powers-that-be, and that not only in the United States.
And the people, in the US, as well as other countries, have become so brainwashed by the educationsystem and the media’s government propaganda that they believe everything as true that their countries’ media spews forth and believe that alternative sources are just lies even if they speak the truth.
Their government would never lie to them they firmly believe and if they would be doing anything bad against them the government would tell in the media. This is no joke; they seriously believe that.
No wonder that we are in the state that we are in when people are so brainwashed and have been conditioned not to think for themselves but to believe everything that the media spews forth.
On her way to the Black Hills powwow this past weekend Asia Black Bull, (Lakota/Korean) a jingle dress dancer and current Miss Teen Rosebud from the Rosebud Rez, and her family stopped to pick out a Halloween costume.
When she came across… the “Indian princess” costume, she took offense and stated, “I am not a Halloween Costume!”
You certainly are not. Keep dancing and representing your Oyate you make us proud and help to show the world that we are more than costume.
We also never had princesses to begin with.