Published online 23 March 2013 at Indian Country Today Media Network, and which will be included in their print edition, my article has prompted over a hundred comments on their Facebook page and among communities in Germany, the US, and others. Discussion can be a good thing, and most especially, education about the issues and situations being experienced. My post here on site: “You’re All the Same!” American Indians From a European Perspective” explains my motivation and the situation that prompted the story.
“Germany’s Obsession With American Indians Is Touching—And Occasionally Surreal” by Red Haircrow
“Like John Blackbird, I am Indian who lives in Germany—I am of Chiricahua Apache and Cherokee heritage, with a couple of dashes of other cultures. Like John Blackbird, I generally find life comfortable and productive in Germany, and for the most part I am accepted for who I am. I have met many Germans who are genuinely interested in and respectful of Native American cultures, and are aware of the struggles we’ve had in the past and continue to face today.
But I have met other, less endearing hobbyists….”
Read more at Indian Country Today Media Network.com.
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