I am almost in my 47th year. I was raised catholic until i left home at 14. My father was french and Mi’kmaq. My mother is a mix of Scot English German and Cherokee. I have been very busy trying to build this family tree to leave my children a record of who they descend from. In all my research and study I have learned one very important thing. It is not the color of our skin that makes us who we are. It is the genetic code deep inside us. I have spent the majority of my adult life in the wild places of Montana Alaska and a few other states. Mostly around Natives. I lived as they did and without knowing anything about my genetic make up loved their ways and beliefs. I have ended up in Nebraska. I am Married to a awesome woman who is Yanktonai on her fathers side and Northern Ponca on her mothers. I have learned and grown more here than i ever thought possible. I have shaken off the modern world. our little piece of land in the rural hills south the Missouri river near Niobrara is Heaven. We raise animals and live at peace with the world. I have been a tattooist for over 30 years and even though I no longer call it a profession or keep a public studio I still work for trade and whatever a friend can afford. I have plenty of time for study and we have a large library of Native American books. I devour them at will. Watching my kids grow is my main pleasure in life. They have a wealth of culture to draw from. Thanks to the internet I have been able to find resources for each of the cultures I missed out on growing up. Both my parents families have done a good job of hiding what they were. I don’t blame them or harbor any ill feelings. The Great Spirit has blessed me with an interesting and exciting life. I have grown past worrying about what people think of me when they see me being an NDN with such pale skin. My inner peace is from something they cannot see or understand. All that matters to me is that I live my life in a honorable way and that my family is proud of my efforts to provide for them and my actions as an aboriginal Warrior. I hope this site bring me opportunities to meet others who also live in the Sacred manner as dictated to them by the Creator. It may seem that Governments are in control of us but they have no power that is not granted by the Great Mystery. Hoka Hey!