Please share this and reply and be my friend! Let's create a community on here where we know we have someone who gets it!
I'll start, I'm Ojibwe. Raised away from the tribe, but am a full member now as an adult.
(If not indigenous, please still share, I wanna reach others)
@magicalmilly sort of, a little. My mother's family is Mapuche, but we don't really have contact with the members that live on communities in the south. Our branch migrated to Chillán on the 1940s and to Santiago on the 1960s, and there are very few that still have the surname.
@matias93 that's fine!
I've been actively reading books from my people to try and learn what I missed by being raised away from the culture.
But we can still communicate and fight for our people!
@magicalmilly luckily, the Mapuche are very fond of poetry and oratory, so there is a lot of information, both oral and written. On the other hand, what is known is about the culture that already changed to resist both Incan and Spanish colonialism, and there are reasons to believe it's very different from what it was before the 14th century.
Anyway, the Mapuche were one of the few "winners" of the transculturation process, extending their language and culture after colonisation.
@magicalmilly and, if you consider the Basque people as indigenous, it would be a similar situation on the side of my father: his grand-grand parents immigrated from there around the 1850s (so I guess they were fleeing the Carlista wars) and ended as sharecroppers here. Sadly, the language was lost in that process, and we haven't done much to integrate, even if here is very easy, as the Basque community in Chile is very active and receptive.
@matias93 the destruction of culture is heartbreaking to me.
Some of it is overt. Some is subtle. But all is purposeful
@magicalmilly not indigenous, but signal boosting
@magicalmilly Just in case you don't know, you've picked an auspicious day; today is International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Day_of_the_World%27s_Indigenous_Peoples
@noelle holy shit. I didnt know that
I also am indigenous! I'm from the states, name of Moll and I'm Oglala Lakota, which is pretty dope tbh
from SD but been most of my life in the american west, in the Mojave. now I'm in the great lakes area and it's pretty beautiful here! I do miss the desert sometimes
@merlose_loire hell yeah!
My tribe is in the Great Lakes, and my family is from the UP and Detroit.
But I now live in Florida near the Seminole tribe!
@magicalmilly not indigenous, just boosting, but I also wanted to let you know that there is (was?) An instance called indigedon that was made a little while back as a place for indigenous folks on the fediverse
I am not an IP, but This might help you in your noble pursuit:
You can add a hashtag to your profile to help others find you and communicate. So if you were to add #indigenouspeople to your profile, and get others to do the same it will be easier for new users to find people like you.
@magicalmilly Hi! I'm Metis (Cree) from northern Alberta, Canada.
I was fortunate enough to participate in Aboriginal classes in elementary school where we learned about our culture and took many field trips to pow wows and sweat lodges 😁
@magicalmilly I'm not indigenous but I wanted to reach out and just say hello :)
@magicalmilly Pomo and Concow Maidu from Northern California. dad was raised on rez, i was not, but i've maintained a relationship with that side of my family my whole life.
I am Mescalero and Scottish.
Taught the spirit paths of many skins by my grandfather, but barely impacted by oppression due to looking white enough.
I have little contact with the nations, ashamed to pretend to know what that experience is like, but in my spirit, a child of Coyote and Wolf.
I selfishly am lucky, but the spirit cries for what I will never directly be a part of, but then again, people like my grandfather were always Kept at arms length.
I know S’oktunang and Tiowa...
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