How Much Native Are You? And Other Offensive Things Not To Ask

I’m used to it by now honestly, but I don’t know if being used to something necessarily makes it OK or less hurtful. Since I was a kid, everywhere I’ve traveled, I experience the same puzzled looks from folks as they try to mentally fit me in some box. “Where are you from?” they would ask me, “You’ve got to be some sort of Asian.” … Continue reading How Much Native Are You? And Other Offensive Things Not To Ask

How To Honor The Native American Population While Traveling America

My travels have taken me all around the world and in all of the places I have been, there is one predictable thing that happens. I am asked, “What kind of name is that?” It seems simple enough, but the question sends a sigh through my body as I begin to answer Native, Indigenous, Native American, or as a last resort Indian. I try to … Continue reading How To Honor The Native American Population While Traveling America