Dear Lakota Brothers and Sisters,
I see many of us at times been Ashamed of our White Blood, But we need to remember not all White Blood has done wrong things to our First Nations Nations.
I myself am born as Irish, Dutch, Cherokee and Lakota and four others.
I was adopted to an Irish and German family... I grew up with mostly White people around me.
My adoption family came to the US After the slaughter of our people, After the racism issue of the Blacks, and To many of us Lakota and others mixed blood fall into the trap of being ashamed of who we are. We need to not be ashamed but realize Creator has made us this way to help combat the Racism issues. We need to not only Stand up for the Good of the Lakota people and Nation, but stand up for our White Ancestors We need to help both sides learn how to change their ways and improve their lives. My adoption was sealed I may never be allowed to enroll in any tribe band or nation because of it. Spirit introduced me a new path I named it Heinzism, My religion recieved it's name the day "Miracle" was born .. At the time I was so depressed because my spiritual medicine abilities were opening up. Spirit showed med how all religions are related and connected and how all people are related and connected. Do not be ashamed of your blood and who you are. Be ashamed of the people who have abused their power, gifts, tools and abilities through out time, and do you best to stand up against the abuse of power, gifts, and abilities.
I am proud of my Lakota Heritage, but spirit has called me to form a multicultural spiritual based tribed called the Heinzist Tribe. I however do not have the resources to do so. So, I came to this forum to help you all out, with ideas, and suggestions.. I was told by numerous Elders and Spiritual teachers along my path. In the end your blood does not make you who you are, What is in your heart is that matters. Your love for your people, how you treat them. What you are doing with your life.
I see Many good and great hearts on this forum, and this is my first time posting here.. Do not be ashamed of who you are claim it with pride
. And Show the world your heart. You are not the sins of your white brothers and sisters, or the white nation. Do not ever fall into the trap of believing so. Many Non Natives are for helping the Lakotah Nation stand again, Most I have met strongly revere First Nations people above themselves. But that kind of racism is not right either and has brought about the Nobel Savage sterotypes forcing us to behave better than they do..
We need to remember what was done to us, take action, move forward.. and Not allow hate to dominate our feelings to bring us to feeling shamed for who we are.
Spirit has taught me in numerous ways to be true to yourself is very important. I am Sad that the US has done this to our culture we can not change the past we can not change the corrupt people. The Hope for us is in our future You want to change the future, you have to change how we raise and take care of our young, We have to reach out to other peoples young who are neglected and abused.. The future is partly with us the real manifestation of your nation to take rise again will come with your young people.
I am not to be confused with a Traditional Lakota spiritual person. But, I am here to help you all out as much as I can, Learn to Love yourself, Take pride in who you are, and allow that love and pride to flow to your brothers and sisters, and all your other relations, teach and live good principle... change will come