Spreading love, joy, peace, faith & unity


My friend, Doris, sent me the anonymous story below today. It made me cry.

My blog is all about loving one another by spreading love, joy, peace, faith and unity.

Treating each other with respect, giving each human his/her deserved dignity is paramount!

We need to spread the word, support and embrace our Native American families –
and help them live peaceful, healthy, productive lives wherever they choose to live.
We need to help them get an education equivalent to any other American, and
we need to STOP the discrimination.

We need to let every person – regardless of race or other personal qualities – work to achieve the “American Dream.” No holds barred!! Let’s do what we can to make this world a better place for ALL!!

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Many thanks to “Dreamstime” for these lovely photos of a few Native American people:

Here is the “anonymous story” …

A white man and an elderly Native man became pretty good friends, so the white guy decided to ask him: “What do you think about Indian mascots?” The Native elder responded, “Here’s what you’ve got to understand. When you look at black people, you see ghosts of all the slavery and the rapes and the hangings and the chains. When you look at Jews, you see ghosts of all those bodies piled up in death camps. And those ghosts keep you trying to do the right thing. “But when you look at us you don’t see the ghosts of the little babies with their heads smashed in by rifle butts at the Big Hole, or the old folks dying by the side of the trail on the way to Oklahoma while their families cried and tried to make them comfortable, or the dead mothers at Wounded Knee or the little kids at Sand Creek who were shot for target practice. You don’t see any ghosts at all. “Instead you see casinos and drunks and junk cars and shacks. “Well, we see those ghosts. And they make our hearts sad and they hurt our little children. And when we try to say something, you tell us, ‘Get over it. This is America. Look at the American dream.’ But as long as you’re calling us Redskins and doing tomahawk chops, we can’t look at the American dream, because those things remind us that we are not real human beings to you. And when people aren’t humans, you can turn them into slaves or kill six million of them or shoot them down with Hotchkiss guns and throw them into mass graves at Wounded Knee. “No, we’re not looking at the American dream. And why should we? We still haven’t woken up from the American nightmare. ~source unknown

Pray with me that the “American Nightmare” will end for our Native American people.
Work with me in ways we can help.

I give regularly to

St. Labre’ Indian School https://www.stlabre.org/

and St. Joseph’s Indian School https://www.stjo.org/

St. Joseph’s 8th grade 2021 graduates



These are legitimate places where the money donated is guaranteed to help Native American students. You may have other ideas for ways we can EMBRACE NATIVE AMERICANS. If so, I’d love to hear from you. It is waaaay past time for us to end the way in which these lovely people are downtrodden.

What are your ideas?

Comments on: "Embrace Native Americans" (8)

  1. Embracing my Native American roots on both sides of my family. 🙂😍 I love the video. There’s something about a flute and a waterfall! 🥰

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  2. I love the flute and waterfall, too. How wonderful that you can trace your roots on both sides of your family to Native American ancestors! I have Italian roots on my dad’s side – and Scots-Irish-English on my mom’s side… but if we go back far enough we’re all from the same root stock, don’t ya think?

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  3. An horrifically stunning story

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    • Yes, {{{Derrick}}}, it is horrific … and past time to shed bright lights on the plight of our Native Americans – with the intent of doing something to help alleviate the continuation of this injustice. I hope to inspire a few others to step up and help do whatever they can. It takes a nation committed to ending such atrocities. Are there these inequalities in England as well?

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  4. Jan, I appreciate you sharing this discussion. The plight of Native Americans has always been close to my heart. During much of my teaching years in Montana, my coaching duties took me to numerous schools on the Northern Cheyenne and Fort Peck reservations. We hear so much about the lack of opportunity for other ethnic groups, particularly in America’s urban areas. Forgotten are the Native Americans in rural America . . . far too often.

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    • Yes, {{{Richard))), it’s past time that these “forgotten ones” are brought out of the shadows and into the light of caring people’s consciousness, don’t you agree? I can’t fix the problem, but I can do my small part. ❤ I think just raising awareness is at least doing SOMETHING!

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