As a 'lost' Cherokee I relate to this article. I have been discriminated against by fellow Natives and even Cherokee because I cannot prove my ancestry enough to get my card. Yet I have dedicated my entire life, since I was 7 years old, to the people around me and helping them to walk softly and find their way. I still to this day sit in circle with anyone who wants to learn whether they are Native or not! And I still hope that I will some day be accepted by my own people.
Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 14:48