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9/20/19 10:33 A

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I am of a mixed heritage also. I am in Va. It seems that a number of generations ago a Blackfoot woman married into to French-Viking (pirate - from around what is now Denmark or Norway or maybe Holland ) line that settled in Canada and later shifted down the Appalachians. There seems to have been a number of good riders with that tribe along with the related upper plains tribes historically. I miss having my horses and they were good for my health, but I haven't been able to afford it for a long time. I still have cats at least. It seems that even with vestibular (balance) issues I can still balance on boats, though I rarely get out there either. My other lines are Scotch-Irish (complete with 2 tartans (one Sottish and a second one for the migrating part of the clan that went to France and then Ireland being one of the family names more associated with Ireland than Scotland by most Americans at least even though they started in Scotland during the feudal wars)), Swedish, and German.

My larger exposure was through my uncle (now deceased who married one of my fathers older sisters) He was half Cherokee, but we never got to meet his mother. He was proud of his heritage so we were exposed to some things along with 4 children and some of our other cousins. I have also had a number of friends with their own native American ancestry.

I like being outside and wildlife, both plant and animal, along with geology. I just fall more than normal. It upsets other people that see it more than me. I have had to learn to ask others to let me get up on my own because of my balance issues. I earned a DVM yrs ago and I still try to keep up with changes in medicine and veterinary medicine.

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9/3/12 3:50 P

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Aniin, My name is Lisa and I'm Native American and Portuguese.
My mother is half blood Ojibwe and my grandfather is full blood. Coming from the Wiki tribe in Canada on the Manitoulin Island. My mother moved to the states as a child.
She was able to get papers but it was very difficult. I guess my grandpa "sold" his rights? Case of wine or something lol
My great-grandfathers last name is Sibewins and my grandfather changed it to Rivers as Sibewins means "running waters"
My father is Portuguese and my parents split up at a young age. My fathers love for Native women did not die as my step mother is a Sault Chippewa Tribe woman and thats where I grew up. (Sault MI)
Then my mother married a Bay Mills native. So I have many ties.
My father will cut down ash and pound it and soak it/dye it for my step mom to make baskets. She has won many awards. She also makes jewelry and dreamcatchers.
I make jewelry and dreamcatchers also.
Looking forward to being part of this group!

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8/22/12 11:44 P

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Boozhoo /Osiyo to everyone. I am happy to be accepted into your circle.

My name is Regina. I am originally from MN. now living in South Florida. I am married to a wonderful man who is originally from Puerto Rico (he is retired after 22 years of service in the Army) we were married in 2009. I have no children, but 3 fur babies (cats).

Heritage-wise I am an enrolled member of White Earth (my father is Ojibwa and French Canadian, my mother Cherokee and Irish). I was born in MN and am now living in South Florida. My mother's people are from Teleco Plains TN. (Smokey Mt area). Both my parents have crossed over. I came to South Florida to go to college in 82, but have never left yet. I long for the day my feet can walk the earth of my ancestors.

I work in a law firm full time and am hoping to go part-time soon. The work is beginning to stress me out.

I am happy to have found this group.

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Elegua me lleva!
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If I could spin in one direction
for the rest of my life
it would be with the moon
keeping gait with the stars
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Regina , la Bruja in South Florida
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5/17/12 5:02 P

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Glad to have you, WWILLIAMS17. Good luck to you on your healthy journey.

For the warrior there is a weapon. Take�the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17-18 NKJV

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5/16/12 11:10 P

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I Just Hope everyone's having a pleasant morning! emoticon

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WARRIORGIRL9's Photo WARRIORGIRL9 Posts: 1,051
5/16/12 6:01 P

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Glad to meet you, Wishythingy. Much luck to you here on SP .

For the warrior there is a weapon. Take�the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17-18 NKJV

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5/16/12 4:19 P

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Hello, I got an email reminding me to post some basics here, so let's see. I have lived in Oregon most of my life, although I am originally from back east. I am a full-time student working on my MFA in Creative Writing. I am also a wife and mom. Let's see, I am interested in sewing/leather work, beach-combing, reading/writing.
Heritage-wise I am Irish/Scottish and Native Amer., specifically Blackfoot/Sioux...lol, not papered or anything. I hail from a region where treaties were either not offered or were refused, and the indigenous population was either given walking papers or assimilated.
I am following a primal lifestyle plan and just figuring out who I am at the late age of, gasp, 39.


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WARRIORGIRL9's Photo WARRIORGIRL9 Posts: 1,051
4/29/12 10:06 P

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Very glad to meet you. Good luck to you on your journey to a healthier you.

For the warrior there is a weapon. Take�the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17-18 NKJV

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FREEKATT's Photo FREEKATT Posts: 49
4/29/12 12:31 A

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Boozhoo, my name is Becca but I prefer to be called by my Anishinaabemoyan name, Niimi Anaamwagiizis, She who Dances Beneath the Moon, or simply Niimi. I am 1/4 Cherokee and 1/8 Apache and I'm currently studying Documentary Film in Northern WI and have been taken under the wings of the Ojibwe nation. My parents tried to flee their Native blood and I have been working hard to get back to my roots. While I have no physical relation to my Anishinaabe brothers and sisters I have taken my time to learn their language and customs until such time that I can return to New Mexico.

I have been working on losing weight for well over a year now and have lost around 60 pounds. I still want to lose another 50, get into a healthy BMI range, and fit into my old size 6 jeans. I am glad that there is a Native American group here on Sparkpeople so there are others I can relate to. Miigwech, Mii'iw.

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1/31/12 7:06 P

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So happy you joined our team....SparkPeople is or own private cheering team...you are goingto learn alot here.... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KELTYCPHOENYX's Photo KELTYCPHOENYX Posts: 48
1/31/12 4:12 P

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Hello, my name is Phoenyx and I am happy to meet you all.
I am a bold Cherokee woman who is living in Tennessee.
Happily, I am married to a wonderful man, who is part native, and 100% amazing.






"In the end, it's not how many breaths you took, but how many moments took your breath away."


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Spark People is a great place to meet people and to motivate others to succeed. We are here for each other. The Creator put us together for a reason. emoticon

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WARRIORGIRL9's Photo WARRIORGIRL9 Posts: 1,051
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BDTEACH3197, I really like your signature quote:"Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are endless."

For the warrior there is a weapon. Take�the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17-18 NKJV

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8/24/10 11:59 A

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Welcome, I am a HQT elementary teacher looking for work right now and struggling to lose weight. I am Mikmaq with 4 kids, two almost grown and two in primary school. The younger two are Cherokee on their dad's side. Glad you found the sparkteam.

Betsy


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Osiyo everyone. I live in mid-Kansas. I am Cherokee on my father's side, Blackfoot & Crow on my mother's side. I have 2 children. 12 yr old girl, and 10 yr old boy. I am a Highly Qualified Para Educator. At this time I am working with Autistic Children. I love working with children because it gives me many opportunities to tell them how very special they are, that they have great value, are needed, wanted, and loved. It truly starts my day right to see a child running my direction just to hug me and say good morning.
I joined SP to get motivated to loose some weight to feel better about myself, to be able to ride a bike with my children, and to meet some great people. I am so glad I found Native Americans Team.

For the warrior there is a weapon. Take�the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17-18 NKJV

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