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From: ctj20108/12/08 9:27 PM 
To: All  (1 of 18) 
 2468.1 

Osiyo,   Principal folk...

And a big time if very belated apology to one Mike Stormstudio!

As in:   The elders write and speak of balance...

You wrote and spoke candidly and honestly about the usual nature of any peoples leaders...

The flip side is the Cherokee Freedmen Descendants vs the CNO flap is indeed coming across as internal issues and problems they should just settle between themselves...

FYI..

CTJ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Edited 8/12/2008 9:28 pm ET by ctj2010
 
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From: Mike (stormstudio) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/14/08 2:58 AM 
To: ctj2010  (2 of 18) 
 2468.2 in reply to 2468.1 


CTJ...

Appreciate the gesture.

I'm thinking it's hard. I'm disabled now, and rely now on SS disability insurance. I paid in for many years, so it's deserved. But it could be cut off, Uncle Sam's good about that these days. It'd be hard for anyone accustomed to relying on support to have it taken away.

But, the tribal integrity via parental line issue had to eventually trump the former slave parental line issue at some point in history. I just hope those also Cherokee [Dawes' list or not] will reject the flaps and be/remain genuinely involved. I'm pretty certain that's all they really would expect from anyone.

Best, Mike

 

 
From: ctj20108/14/08 4:12 PM 
To: Mike (stormstudio) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (3 of 18) 
 2468.3 in reply to 2468.2 

Osiyo,  Mike!

Wado,  Stormstudio...

And your comments is a case study of what can happen when we allow cooler heads (our own) to prevail...

But as the young folk do say:

My bad when it came to me allowing myself to be a bad reflection of how emotions ran high at the moment (which regrettably led me to not realize what else you were going thru then as well)...

My own mom joined our ancestors in May:

Though she let me know her time was near beforehand...

Otherwise some immediate family members weren't and I kinda sorta gotta be there for them in spite of the long periods of time etc.  we barely saw or spoke to each other...

Not their fault...

Not mine...

Just the nature of urban living...

Do wish me well too...

As regards your present siuation:

I feel and hear yah,   Cherokee cuz!

All the best to you as well...

As regards your latest comments:

On one board I've heard and read my share of comments from younger indigenous folk who call themselves 'skins'  and the places they live on 'the rez'?

So I do wonder what matters to them what the 'old dudes' and 'old girls'  are arguing and bickering about!

The flip side is as long as I've been associated with the Cherokee Freedmen Descendants etc.  for all intents it's been presented as a 'family feud'  and one in which both factions merely expect us to take sides...

So one guess as to what motivated my latest comments...

As regards me and you:

I feel and think we need and should want to seriously consider which means and ways we choose to cope and deal with this latest cycle of our lives...

Anyway I also did and do need and want to get to know you better:

I can only hope and pray you feel and think likewise...

FYI...

Take care...

Later...

Peace...

 

 

 
From: ctj20108/14/08 5:33 PM 
To: Mike (stormstudio) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (4 of 18) 
 2468.4 in reply to 2468.2 

Once removed from my mixed blood roots in Western North Carolina/locale half way up the mountainside/above the town of Boone (my life and legacy reflects any number of ironies):

Parents split up and the connection kinda sorta broken when they separated during my teens:

I only went back once on my own (as in adult)...

Even that was intriguing and memorable since I came on my own...

Anway:

Me?

Roots with feathers on...

Obviously much is not asked though expected:

Just tell me what and why...

Then I'll take it from there...

As best as I can via my limited and limiting resources etc. as well...

FYI...

Take care...

Peace...

P. S.

charles48141@yahoo.com

CTJ

  • Edited 8/14/2008 5:34 pm ET by ctj2010
 

 
From: Mike (stormstudio) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/14/08 7:16 PM 
To: ctj2010  (5 of 18) 
 2468.5 in reply to 2468.4 

I sure do know where Boone is.

The what and why is sort of circumstantial. Depends on where you are in proximity to either of the nations. And what involvement you can find there. Mainly, where you are inside and how any involvement might benefit you. I recall doing lodge out there in Cherokee with a Cherokee/Lakota man, and there was an African/Cherokee mixed man attending it. Seemed to work for him.

But some do best just knowing what they are. Whether or not they can claim by tribal involvement by ancestry. I as of yet haven't located firm record to nail it. I may not ever. But I made efforts that took me to NC, and to OK, where I gained a lot. Helped to get connected with good people. Have gone to stomps (recommended), and before my dad passed he was doing sweats with small tribes of California peoples. There's a number of ways.

What I'm going through is hard. In a coma for almost 2 months, and very nearly died. The neuropathy in my feet is so numbing yet painful, and prevents me from taking regular work. Now it turns out I could likely lose any benefits, and with Medicaid still not in place it feels useless to even be alive. Just fighting tears back amidst the prayers. I want to work, but who'll take someone this disabled, I don't know. No luck so far locally, and moving will likely mean losing my relationship with Kim. So it goes. If I disappear again from these forums, it may very well mean the end of me. Leastways, my art will remain, perhaps loved ones can benefit some from that. I'd rather have that legacy than be a burden on anyone anymore.

Best, Mike

 

 
From: ctj20108/15/08 10:57 AM 
To: Mike (stormstudio) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 18) 
 2468.6 in reply to 2468.5 

I would like to feel and think as well as believe your past efforts to aid our indigenous neigbors etc. is  why the Creators continue to keep you among us living and breathing folk...

It's also about the support system you have in real life and I also just accept the fact my internal connections are limited and limting at best...

The flip side is you know who has been there for you:

So that's who will help you to get thru your latest crisis...

Also email me directly if you ever need anybody else to kick it with too!

Good luck!

Best wishes...

Take care....

Later...

Peace...

 

 

 

 

 
From: ctj20108/15/08 11:06 AM 
To: Mike (stormstudio) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 18) 
 2468.7 in reply to 2468.5 

Obviously I have more to say and to write:

Also this is what I have to say and write as regards not my change of heart (since I continue to have empathy and sympathy for the Cherokee Freedmen Descendants in general) but my change of mind...

Simply put?

I (among others who may agree or disagree with my past stand on the Cherokee Freedmen Descendants disenrollment b. s.)   were and are about reconnecting with the culture/etc. :

Not about the 'politics'...

Such things other folks do have the time etc. and/or are in a much better position to actually do something about...

Dr. Daniel Littlefield is one of thing:

Perhaps Stacey Leeds may well one day be in the position to undo the damage done by other shortsighted past and one present Principal Chief...

Etc.

Otherwise my efforts were originally meant to not simply take me back to the places and spaces I travelled to as a child:

And that will take some real life/up close and personal networking...

So thank you very much for what you'll just written and gotten posted because that will help to aid my efforts as well...

Wado,  Mike...

Take care...

Peace...

 

 
From: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/16/08 3:39 AM 
To: Mike (stormstudio) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (8 of 18) 
 2468.8 in reply to 2468.5 

Oh, Mike, please don't disappear! 

I can relate.  Sometimes it's so overwhelmingly depressing to me to be in a pain and not have an able body that doesn't hurt. 

If I had magic, I'd make pain and suffering disappear.

Jeanne

 

 
From: Mike (stormstudio) DelphiPlus Member Icon8/16/08 5:37 AM 
To: Coconut Queen (JEANNE2469) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (9 of 18) 
 2468.9 in reply to 2468.8 
...You know. Was feeling kinda like no one could. Thanks for snapping some perspective back. Don't want to poor-me anyway. Just that they had me on the precipice. Attorney says it's a war of words, they want me that way. SS lawyer says it's just questions about 'back pay' (the first months right after I got out), not my established check. Now that I know that, wonder why they let me think it anyway, that it'd threaten everything. Oh, right. The 'war'. Shee...
 

 
From: ctj20108/16/08 1:28 PM 
To: Mike (stormstudio) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (10 of 18) 
 2468.10 in reply to 2468.9 

Good afternoon,  Mike...

But,  also it may be a case study of social bias,  i. e.,  since there are illusions leading to wrongheaded conclusions about all of those folks getting 'free' benefits on the 'rez'  and/or 'greedy indians'  making tax free millions from those casinos...

(Sigh)...

Otherwise sometimes it's good pr for some companies to hire the disabled-- or a few good hearted folk do that anyhow!

(Smile)...

Just know and understand you got supporters and well wishes in cyberspace too!

(BIG smile)...

Take care...

Later...

Peace...

 

 

 

 

 

  • Edited 8/16/2008 1:29 pm ET by ctj2010
 

 
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