So this weekend, some of the young men from my reserve went on a hunting trip in Medicine Hat. However it wasn’t just any hunting trip, it was done ceremonially and traditionally and it hasn’t been done like this in years. I’m so proud of the youth and knowledge keepers in my community working together to revive these old traditions and to keep them going strong. For myself, I got to go to write an article for the newspaper and my dad was there to give advice and knowledge about our Blackfoot culture and history to the young men. My dad and I got to pick some sage together and he shared some old stories with me, I got to have some good antelope meat, hear some old Blackfoot songs, and hear some old Blackfoot stories. It’s always so nice to visit with family, community members, knowledge keepers, and youth in such a peaceful setting. There’s no better feeling than relaxing in a tipi, sitting by the fire, and hearing old stories. Every day I’m taking more effort to learn more about our ways and culture and I’m so lucky to have such great teachers. Oh how I love being Blackfoot ❤️
I'm writing a native character that lives on the california coast & i've chosen the pomo tribe, but it's really hard to find resources that don't refer to all native americans in "past tense" as if theyre not around anymore. Tips for finding sources?