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Are All First Nations People Shamans?

Are all First Nations people Shamans?



If there's one thing that tips me off to a person who was either misled or has a misinterpretation of Native Spirituality, it is a person who says their First Nations lineage make them a Shaman. Having First Nations lineage does not make you a Shaman anymore than being Irish makes you born-Druid. You learn your beliefs like anyone and you are trained in the art.



First off, let's discuss the term “Shaman.” The term itself is derived… Continue

Added by Makoons on November 6, 2010 at 16:56 — No Comments

Who is Entitled to Call Themselves "First Nations"?

This is a touchy subject with no

definitive answer. However, I will attempt to share my perspective

along with some facts.







There is a government definition of who can legally consider themselves First Nations (or simply Indian, as all legal documents still refer to us). This is decided by

a system called “blood quantum.” Blood quantum basically is how

much of a specific tribe's blood is a part of your makeup. The

requirement to be considered First… Continue

Added by Makoons on November 6, 2010 at 16:55 — No Comments

What is the Correct Term for North American Indigenous People?

Let me begin this blog by apologizing for how long this rant is sure to be!



First off, a question I am frequently asked is "which term do you prefer I use when referring to your heritage?"



Terms to Definitely NOT Use:

Most people know by now that the word "Indian" is off the table. That term is only used colloquially amongst people of that descent, much like African Americans will still refer to each other as "black." Some Natives will refer to each other as "skins"… Continue

Added by Makoons on November 6, 2010 at 16:54 — No Comments

How to "Come Out of the Broom Closet"

There seem to be many people wondering if there are any tips to make coming out easier or on how to know if you're ready to come out to anyone at all. Indeed there are. My experience of coming out of all sorts of closets has imbued me with wisdom which I hope can help some… Continue

Added by Aislynn on November 6, 2010 at 16:47 — No Comments

Spell Failure

I just read a few articles and watched some videos on spells that don't "work", commonly called "failed…
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Added by Aislynn on November 6, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments

Your Personal Element

I was actually going to do a video about this for my channel, but the inspiration struck now when I am unable to do so. Hence the blog entry.… Continue

Added by Aislynn on November 6, 2010 at 16:30 — 1 Comment

Using Essential Oils

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Added by Aislynn on November 6, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments

Essential Oil Warnings

There is a lot of bad advice going around about using… Continue

Added by Aislynn on November 6, 2010 at 16:30 — No Comments

The kittens are here!

Hey all,

Around 8am Sunday morning the kittens came! Boots was a lot farther along than we thought. I worked the night before and my husband was home. She started clawing at the back door(she was a stray that started coming around, I talk about her and Bones in the blog titled Sunday) he let her in for awhile trying to keep her hidden from our two cats. Rukia is more aggressive towards other cats and Onyx is just extra cautious. They have only ever been around each other so we wanted…

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