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What Am I? Who Am I©

Copyright 2014

Felina Silver Robinson


The reflection in the mirror doesn’t answer the question “What Am I? Who Am I?

My mother turned away each time I raised the subject of where I came from

What is there to be proud of?

Why do I feel shame?

Being native is something to be proud of

There is no shame in who and what you are

I need answers

I want answers

I deserve answers

I just want to know who and what I am

Outside of this shell I call my own

The one that tells you about who I am

And where I came from

But you can’t know of me

Before I know of me

I’m determined to find the answers

Before life’s end


What Am I? Who Am I

1. George Will Gets It All Wrong in His Attack on ICWA

2. Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Who’s Afraid of Human Rights?

3. Video: Cherokee Elder Talks Arrowhead Hunting and Fighting With His Brother

Cherokee Elder Jim McGee

Cherokee Elder Jim McGee talks growing up Cherokee and fighting with his brother.

Cherokee Nation

4. Totem Travels 1,300 Miles to Sites Threatened by Coal Terminals in Northwest

Jacqueline Keeler, Children pose on the 3,000-pound totem pole as it makes its way from Washington State to the Northern
Cheyenne Reservation on a journey protesting coal mines and rail terminals.

5. Native Oklahoma – Pilot TV Show

6. Brothers (Wayra)

Fort Nelson First Nation in northern British Columbia has won a key legal victory in getting a water-extraction permit for Nexen Inc. yanked

1. Donald Trump Was Also A Dirtbag To Native Americans

2. Native American community launches new farmer’s market

3. First Nations Fight to Preserve Eagles’ Nests Slated for B.C. Dam Destruction

Courtesy Common Sense Canadians via YouTube
Protesters stand guard over the proposed Site C dam portion of the Peace
River in British Columbia. Eagles’ nests and 12,000 years of history are at stake.

4. Precious Faces, Fabulous Clothes! Portraits From Indian Market’s Clothing

Children and young adults in the 2015 Santa Fe Indian Market Native American
Clothing Contest. Source:

5. Canada Just Confronted Its ‘Cultural Genocide’ Of Native People. Why Can’t The U.S. Do The Same?


6. Cedric Cromwell: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chairman Cedric Cromwell, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, speaking in front
of the U.S. Capitol during the Reservation Economic Summit. June 16, 2015;
Washington, D.C.

7. Native American Music Flute Chants Indian Spirit of Meditation Relaxing Guitar Ocean Chill Out Music

8. Yellow River, Death of Light, Space Weather | S0 News August 11, 2015

9. The Racial Group Most Likely to Be Killed By Police Is Also Most Likely to Go Unnoticed


10. Disagreement persists over Cherokee Nation/Oklahoma hunting-fishing compact

1. On Oklahoma, Efforts to Save House of Last Comanche Chief

2. Mayan Hieroglyphics Found in Guatemala

3. Liquid Gold Delivered From a Treasure Chest on Wheels

4. American Indian mother of two dies in police custody after her repeated pleas for help ignored

Sarah Lee Circle Bear

5. Native American civil rights activist found dead in Mississippi jail cell

© Brendan McDermid

6. Kimberly Stewart Wears Native American Headdress on New Reality Show

Photo published for Kimberly Stewart poses in nothing but a Native American headdress

7. Question for Christians: Will Saying Sorry Be Enough?

8. Gov. Inslee Continues to Impress With Native Appointments

Seth Brickey, at 20, is quickly making a name for himself in state politics.
iStock Diet Soda Ice
Diet soda, while lower in calories than regular soda, is not a healthy choice.
Via Associated Press
Cecil the lion, a beloved fixture in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, was
gunned down by an American trophy hunter on July 6.
A shot of the work in progress at Church and King streets in Toronto.
Joshua Tousey/American Indian Chamber of Commerce
Ray Halbritter, CEO of the Oneida Indian Nation, receives a thank you gift
after speaking at EXPO ’15 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., from Tracy Stanhoff,
president of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce California.

Rolling Stone recently sat down with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez after his powerful speech at the United Nations

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez

1. 20 More Glorious Portraits of Native Americans by Ryan Red Corn

Ryan Red Corn – portrait of Sahmie Joshevama, Hopi, recent graduate of Arizona State University.

2. Joyous Celebration: Feting Canada With Indigenous Song, Dance and Art

Hans Tammemagi
Indigenous culture was feted heartily in Victoria, British Columbia, in a three-day festival culminating in
National Aboriginal Day and kicking off 10 days of celebrations leading up to Canada Day on July 1.
Above, Andy Everson, Kwakwaka’wakw Nation, leads the Totem Tour.

3. Neil Young Rocks Monsanto

Rex Features via AP Images
Neil Young Barclaycard British Summer Time Concert, Hyde Park, London, Britain – 12 Jul 2014
(Rex Features via AP Images)

4. Native Cooking: Is It Chowder, or Chowdah?

iStock New England Clam Chowder
iStock – New England clam chowder containing milk or cream is just one way to enjoy this tasty meal.

5. Sacred Mountain Blockade: Protectors Halt Construction on Mauna Kea

Mauna Kea Protectors Halt Construction
Darren Miller Photography
Mauna Kea protectors managed to stop the Department of Land and Natural Resources from beginning
construction on sacred Mauna Kea “until further notice.”

6. 5 Things You Didn’t Think of as Native Technology

John Wiley/Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
The ancient Chumash were among many Indigenous Peoples with intimate knowledge of the cosmos,
and these cave paintings are literal illustrations of their astronomical expertise.

7. Too Many Hearings, Too Little Funding

iStock Youth Help Suicide Depression
Since December the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota has lost 11 young people to suicide, and
at least 176 have attempted suicide in that time period.

8. Don’t Shed Tears for Us Poor Indians

9. More Drivin’ Than Ropin’: Navajo Roper Places Second in Bob Feist Invitational Team Roping Classic

Aaron Tsinigine of Tuba City ropes his end of the steer while his partner Clay O’Brien Cooper waits his
turn in the 10th round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2014.
Courtesy PRCA
Aaron Tsinigine of Tuba City ropes his end of the steer while his partner Clay O’Brien Cooper waits his
turn in the 10th round of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in 2014.