Thanks for the question.
When it comes to relationships like these, it sometimes happens that one or both sides of a family do not approve of the union – it’s tough. Unfortunately, this approval should never have anything to do with the color of someone’s skin. So long as you are both respectful of each other’s culture and boundaries, there is absolutely no disrespect in dating someone indigenous or of any color for that matter. Though it seems like you two are very comfortable together, the conversation seems like it needs to switch to your parents. Active listening with the intent to leave the dialogue with a better grasp of the other person’s point of view can go a long way. Is it just about the color of your skin that your parents disagree with? Though it takes a lot of courage to have these conversations, they are the first step in helping others make change.
Here’s a similar question that was also answered that might be helpful too: https://www.wernative.org/ask-auntie-questions/sometimes-my-friend-is-kind-of-racist-i-mean-he-knows-half-of-my-family-is-native-but-he-says-the-mo
Thanks for writing in!