ASK YOUR RELATIVE QUESTIONS

Tags: 01 - Art, Culture, & Language, 02 - Identity, 06 - 2SLGBTQ

I don’t feel very feminine these days and so I am wondering if it would be disrespectful for a woman to wear a ribbon shirt as opposed to a ribbon skirt? I’m sure other folks might also wonder about the reverse. Would you have to identify as Two-spirit?

Hi there, Thanks for writing in! For these types of questions, I want to be transparent in that I may not provide a traditional, straightforward answer, but instead be here as support and validation in you coming to that answer yourself. 🙂 When it comes to these types of things, I believe the answer is unique to each individual and…

Hi Auntie! I recently have been using crystals but am curious about Native American religion since I am Native American myself, I don’t want to betray any religion but I just want to know if I can believe in both!

Gunalchéesh, thank you for reaching out. You are not the only person who is finding balance in their traditional and personal spiritualities. You can believe in whatever you like! As indigenous people, we constantly walk in two worlds. With one eye we see the western and eastern ways, with the other our traditional ways. We learn western science and indigenous…

Hello, I am from the San Pasqual Indian Reservation. We had to take are tribe to court to fight to get our Per Cap my question is do you know how long it should take in order for you to get your money. Also do you have to hire a Native America Attorney to help fight case to get your Per Cap.

Hi there! Thanks for writing in and sorry it took a while to get back to you! One of the many strengths of Indian Nations today is tribal sovereignty. Tribal sovereignty means that tribes have the power to govern themselves. Each federally recognized tribe retains the rights of an independent sovereign nation apart from the local, state or federal government.…

I am a tribal member of the Cherokee nation. I work for the federal government. I do not want to get the Covid Vaccine because I believe it the dividing the of the two trails in the Hopi Prophecy. I want to get a religious exemption but where would I get that since my religion is traditional first nation?

Hi there! Thanks for writing in. This pandemic and the responses to it have certainly brought a lot of complexity into the mix, especially now that some organizations are requiring their employees to get vaccinated. Here’s what I could find on religious exemptions: The right to request a religious exemption stems from Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,…

I’m looking for new ways to spend Thankstaking…any suggestions?

A lot of us are thinking about new ways we can redefine while recognizing the myth of Thanksgiving. First, however you decide to celebrate is okay. It’s up to you! I did ask some of the “Ask Your Relative” team what they will doing and they told me: Going to Alcatraz to take Thankstaking back! Goanna create their own fam…
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