Chapters

Here are writings about my journey into my heritage.
I recommend reading them in order.


(1) Introduction: More Than I Could See


(2) I Thought I Was White? (or a mutt at best)


(3) Music of the Heart


(4) Welcome Home


(5) "I Never Knew"


(6) Following a Rumor In My Youth?


(7) Crazy or Not!


(8) Colors I Had Never Seen Before


(9) Not Knowing


(10) The Good and the Bad


(11) Memories of Home


(12) Restoration


(13) A Journey For America


(14) "I Want To Dance"


(15) I Never Got To Call You "Uncle"


(16) "Is This Who I Am?"


(17) Separated


(18) Ceremony


(19) Walking the Road


(20) With My Son


(21) Community (in 3 parts)


(22) Beauty I Had Never Seen


(23) Homeland


(24) A Path Prepared For Us


(25) "Gathering"


(26) Honoring Their Memory


(27) Steps


(28) I Want To Be a Blessing To Them


(29) "A Prayer to Serve"


(30) Becoming Free


(31) Understanding Rejection


(32) "Resurrecting Roots" by CMS


(33) From Every Tribe, Language, People, and Nation


(34) Returning to Turtle Island


(35) I Grew Up On Their Land


(36) Loving the Land


(37) Sleeping Relative


(38) First Welcome


(39) "To Be Together"


(40) "Drawn"


(41) "Clarity"


(42) "The Pipe In My Heart"


(43) Touched By Storytelling


(44) Identifying


(45) "Sackcloth and Feathers"


(46) "A New Road"


(47) Sacred Treasures


(48) Sonidos


(49) These Brothers of Mine


(50) Hold On


(51) Everything Has A Story


(52) Turned Inside-Out


(53) A Sacred Trust


(54) Seventh Generation


(55) "I can't imagine how it felt"


(56) "A Toddler's Yearning"


(57) A Deep Desire


(58) "A Feather In The Road"


(59) "Goodbye, Childhood Pipe"


(60) "The Eighth Fire"


(61) "I Saw the Smoke Rise"


(62) Hungry To Be Taught


(63) The Voice of My Ancestors


(64) "First Ribbon Shirts"


(65) Mexican Pride


(66) "Grass Dance For The Beloved"


(67) "I'm Coming Home"


(68) "Did It Happen to You, Too?"


(69) Don't Be Ashamed


(70) "Coming Out Of Hiding"


(71) "Song of My Ancestors"


(72) The Hurt


(73) "My Heart is Bursting"


(74) Two Years On the Journey


(75) "A Prayer For Harmony"


(76) "A Lost Child"


(77) Filled with Thanks


(78) "Lost, But Now Found"


(79) The Gift of a Feather"


(80) "Walking Back"


(81) Passing It On


(82) Native Heritage Awakenings


(83) "I Know How It Feels" (a word)


(84) "How Can They Say These Things?"


(85) Unexpected Understanding


(86) Beginning ᏣᎳᎩ


(87) Amazing Grace


(88) Welcoming Home Lost Children


(89) "Can I Go?"


(90) "I’m Made For This!"


(91) Where Creator Places You


(92) "I Can’t Go Back!"


(93) "Stand Against Manifest Destiny!" (a word)


(94) "They Say to Move On"


(95) "Songs of Turtle Island"


(96) "Healing at Wounded Knee"


(97) "A Trail of Tears to Redeem"


(98) "I Will Return"


(99) "Excitement"


(100) Creator's Regalia (a vision)


(101) "The Beauty Ahead"


(102) "A Cry For Respect"


(103) "For Those Beginning the Journey"


(104) "In Indian Country"


(105) "Till Justice is Done"


(106) "For Ronnie"


(107) "His Image"


(108) "In Your Name"


(109) "Mother Waits"


(110) "I Want Them to Know"


(111) "A Greater Hope" (a word)


(112) "In Spirit I’ll Dance"


(113) "Reflections of You"


(114) "Estranged From Creation"


(115) "Sacred"


(116) "He Who Lights the Eighth Fire" (a word)


(117) "Kill the Indian & the Son of Man"


(118) "I Thought I Had to Stop Being Indian"


(119) "Unetlanvhi"


(120) "By the Cross Restored"


(121) "Great Mystery With Us"


(122) "Medicine"


(123) "Come Drum With Me"


(124) Poems, Poems, and More Poems!


(125) "Grandmother"


(126) "My Spirit & the Land"


(127) "Embraced Awake"


(128) "Touched as Native"


(129) "A Sweet Aroma to You"


(130) "Great Spirit's Tent"


(131) "Help the Aching Ones"


(132) "Creator Loves His Enemies"


(133) "The Red Road"


(134) "Creator Remembers"


(135) “Freedom in Forgiveness”


(136) "The Path of My People"


(137) "As You Intended"


(138) "The Way of Unetlanvhi Uwetsi"


(139) "Gvgeyuhi, Tsisa!"


(140) "Creator's Pride"


(141) "All Creation Will Be Made New"


(142) "Awakened For Such a Time As This"


(143) "Her Plea"


(144) Fears & Missing Pieces


(145) "A Thanks for Affirmation"


(146) "To the One Who Gave All"


(147) "My Tsisa"


(148) "For My Life"


(149) "The Two of Us"


(150) "The Fire"


(151) "Time and the Times"


(152) "I Can't Hate Them"


(153) "All Life Matters"


(154) "Touched by the Dawn"


(155) "3.10-11"


(156) "The Final Stage of Genocide"


(157) Aching For Family


(158) "Justice is Coming!"


(159) "57"


(160) "Unexpected Messengers" (a word)


(161) "Wounded Ears"


(162) Down By the Riverside


(163) "Until Then"


(164) "Looking Back..."


(165) "Rediscovering Color"


(166) "Fear of Talking About Race"


(167) "I Will Not Forget"


(168) "Ancient Ways"


(169) "End of a Day"


(170) "Restored!"


(171) "Flying Free"


(172) "Creator Saw Her Tears"


(173) "Come, Stop and Look Up"


(174) "If Christ Was a Mascot..."


(175) "Little Worth In Canada?"


(176) A Sacred Journey


(177) "Do you remember them, America?"


(178) "Creator Hears"


(179) "The Cross of Native America"


(180) "Just As You Overcame"


(181) "Indian Resurrection"


(182) The Picture


(183) "There Was No Honor In It"


(184) "Not Funny"


(185) "And Christ With Them"


(186) "Needing Adoption"


(187) Learning From Nature


(188) "I Can See The Stars"


(189) Perspective and Stolen Culture


(190) Natives Protest on Facebook


(191) "Creator Witnesses"


(192) Why I Got Into Protesting Native Mascotry


(193) "Respectfully Quiet"


(194) Where Colonialism Wounds Me


(195) Becoming "Native"


(196) My Mom's Heritage


(197) Writing "We"


(198) Unexpectedly Blessing


(199) "How Can They Understand?"


(200) "I Am Native"


(201) Moved, And Thankful For Solidarity


(202) Speaking For Natives?


(203) Musing After Ehecati


(204) "The Hair..."


(205) "Lost Tribe" Cherokees


(206) "Little Brother (I Haven't Forgotten You)"


(207) No More Cultural Orphaning!


(208) A Faith From My Mom


(209) "Wannabe?"


(210) "I Came Home"


(211) "I Burned the Sage"


(212) "Called From Afar"


(213) "Witness In My Heart"


(214) "The River"


(215) "Waiting For the News"


(216) Stunted by Uncertainty


(217) "The Ones You Sent Me"


(218) Musings on the Mexican Side


(219) "Was I Crazy?"


(220) Of Ancestry, Arrowheads, and Aztecs


(221) "Far Away Drums"


(222) Advocate


(223) "Haunted"


(224) "Tsola In My Hand"


(225) "The Circle Will Mend"


(226) "A Shadow in Heaven"


(227) He Will Come Again


(228) "Missing Home"


(229) Tsalagi Calling


(230) "A Vision of My Mother"


(231) Being Brought Back


(232) Smitten by the Mountains




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