I am only a small part of Native American. My Fiance is more Native American than me. His mom is black and his dad is Lumbee. Whereas my great great grandma was Seminole. There are a lot of Lumbee here in North Carolina, I have met a few more Lumbee and a lot of them have Lumbee meetings or pow wows. My Fiance's dad has only gone to a few pow wows
I have a 1/8 my mom's a quarter , I have friends who are native American. . I can't stand when people say Indians. . and correct them it's native American.. ps they still are mistreated, people still use racial slurs against them I realize I'm the white girl to them, but it is part of my history and I find it highly offensive...
My great grandpa is a full blood. I have Cherokee in me from him and on my mothers side so I am a good amount of Indian. My name is Indian. (Ashley is not my name) I like being Indian. I am proud of it.
I've gone to a reserve in Caledon, Ontario where the six nations tribe are. Bought some cheap gas and cigars, since they aren't taxed.
I met a native that moved to Toronto from Alberta and we hung out for a while.
Yesterday a huge one, that looked like he was strung out walked by met outside my place.
I can go on and on... sadly though they seem to have a substance and alcohol abuse problem; and some have a deep hatred towards white people and will not hesitate to fight you. I'm only speaking upon my experience here, I'm sure their are plenty that good citizens and these are simply outliers.
Well I was born in American so by definition I'm a native American. I know what you mean though. No I'm not that kind of native American. There are lots here where I live. There is even an Indian casino fairly close by.
My wife is French Canadian her father was the son of 100%Blackfoot ancestry. Unfortunately because of racism in the 40s and 50s All of her family's documents proving their tribal association was destroyed in fear of further social persecution. The end result though is my wife and daughter tan beautifully and don't burn in the sun... lol!