African-Native American Genealogy Forum
Re: Interesting video
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I do agree with David that who you associate with can discredit you. Unforgettably image does make a difference. It is hard for people who were not raised Cherokee to understand that things they claim are honoring or cool are actually offensive. It is just a basic lack of knowledge and understanding that you can't have unless you are raised Cherokee or have lived among Cherokees.
I do agree with Marland that grassroots efforts can make all the difference. And that if we come together, Cherokees, non recognized Cherokees (not the ones with all the feathers and head dresses but the ones that have lived with us/adopted by us) and freedmen, we can make a difference that will last. We all have an interest in this and together can change the "business as usual".