Unsure of how this whole thing works and here is my two sense. It's so great to have the opportunity to share with my brothers and sisters of the Earth. The spiritual gifts given to us that are to pass it on to our future generations. May the Blessings of our Tupuna/Ancestors be heard in the voices of those with the honour of Guarding it. Much Aroha from another Maori Boy. Thanks in advance for the warm welcome.
Thank you much, I appreciate it. If you don't mind me asking whats your story? As for a part of mine I am a Maori. Maori basically means Ordinary and according to my interpretation means one that lives off of the land and sea and lives around nature. I am not a New Zealand Maori because I do not recognise myself as a New Zealander. The Land I come from is named AoTeaRoa Ao=World or way of life. Tea=bright, and Roa means long in relation to time, it has also been translated as "The land of the long white cloud" So because of the corrupt gov we have another saying "The Land of the wrong white crowd" it's just a joke among us Maori without being offensive against the Good white People. Sometimes all we need is to make funny our situation(which is only temporary). For the above reason I do not like to call People from your land "American Indian". You were and are what you are before being given a title by this Modern Day Rome. I would like to know People by what they would like me to know them as, preferably before being named by someone else. And what is the greeting in your Mother Speech? I am from a tribe called NgaPuhi although there are some questionable things I disagree on with the hierarchy of NgaPuhi(long story) I am also from the sub tribes of Ngati Hine and Ngai Tupango.btw any time you see us use the "NG" it is a nasal sound as if it were Asian. Yes Maori and other People's of MoananuiaKiwa(you'd know as the Pacific) has to some extent an Asian influence as well as an African influence in our cultures. Dare I say and ofc there's at least another influence. I hope to learn more about you and your people. Kia Tau Te RangiMarie, Peace in the highest.
Star ocean: Hey everyone!
Apr 2, 2019 4:33:10 GMT -6
noname: Earthlover,When i first started i went through Family Search. Star with what you know and work backwards. I also have storiez from family members. That led me to find my Cherokee great grandmother on my father side from South Carolina.and Blackfoot on my M
Feb 13, 2019 9:01:19 GMT -6
twoblades: Hi Chuck. I am Cherokee and we use the word A'ho as the closing to our prayer. Wado is "western dialect Cherokee" but we use it in the "Eastern dialect" as well because it is recognized.
Apr 16, 2018 21:45:30 GMT -6
twoblades: I came here after looking for info about the colors in the "Medicine Wheel". My Grandmother was Cherokee. My Grandfather was Choctaw. I am Cherokee thru my mother and grandmother.
Apr 16, 2018 21:37:52 GMT -6
cherokeebutterfly: Good Day. I just found this page and would like to know more about my ancestry. It is my belief according to my online genealogy that Cherokee Chief John Bowles is my 6th or 7th generation grandfather. I have found other Bowles members that say the same.
Mar 25, 2018 13:17:19 GMT -6
riverkid05: Hello! My name is "riverkid05" new here, 1/2 Cherokee, my father of course was a full blood and my mother white......made for a strange life LOL...raised on the Colville res and the rest of my time spent in white society it kept life interesting. My fathe
Mar 15, 2018 19:23:11 GMT -6
nathan184: Hello, everyone!
Feb 28, 2018 20:20:03 GMT -6
chuck: Also, I have read that the Cherokee do not use this word A'HO as thank you, but uses the word wado.
Nov 24, 2017 15:52:51 GMT -6
chuck: I have studied the word A'HO and have read in studies that various tribes use this word as greeting, thank you, or ending in prayer. However in further study I read that this is not true and that this word is not real or used. Any thoughts?
Nov 24, 2017 15:50:50 GMT -6
calipharun: never look DNA. that stuf is confusing since the whole world is related. god made us from different sands colors. and adam had all the genetics that were spread trough his children.
Nov 2, 2017 7:48:10 GMT -6
kittyville: For msroberts - Preston H & Susan VClark are my 4-5th great grandparents.Legend was that we are Cherokee.My DNA shows that we are African & White, with very little Native American.See DNA 2010 study of Cherokee in North Carolina reservation. It's true.
Oct 21, 2017 15:09:04 GMT -6
lizardbreath: This does not seem to be a very active list. Is the owner still around?
Sept 13, 2017 11:25:35 GMT -6
lizardbreath: Hello Allemaal, I am LizardBreath. Originally from Alabama, I now reside in Holland. I am 69 years old, I'm of Cherokee descent on my paternal side. I have a 5 year old daughter, and a Dutch wife. I have invaded Europe and I intend to take over the place.
Sept 13, 2017 11:22:10 GMT -6
vhelm1954: Hi there! My name is Vicki, and I live in Meade County, Kentucky. Two years ago, when my husband passed, I decided to move here where the only family I have left, lives.
I have been told all my life about my "Cherokee great-grandmother", but have never
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