I mean that is good to have pride in our Ancestors. I am not sure about the Edward Curtis images, since he staged a lot of pictures and carried around the clothing styles, but anyway, he did take some pretty good pictures. What I am thinking, is it our heritage or our culture that of being an Indian stuck in time, or we are tied to an image?I think we are more than an image. Although the image is easily recognizable, but is it who we are?
Native American woman from Plains region, half-length portrait, facing right, with baby on her back / Beach, N.Y
"Yeah, Dad.""Do you realize that one day none of this will be yours?") and that is a shame. After all we are known for our humour as well (or maybe only in Indian country).
Canada's Hugh Fisher (left) and Alwyn Morris celebrate a gold medal win in the men's kayak K-2 event at the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles. (CP PHOTO/ COA/)
|Waneek Horn-Miller, captain of the Canadian Water Polo Team|
I like the way things are going. We may have the old image to keep reminding where we come from, but we have new images as well.
We are from the Stars and one of our own people went to the Stars - John Herrington. How cool is that image?
aged with the new.
So I didn't answer what an Indian should look like. I am not sure of what we should look like. But I am the wrong person to answer than anyway, as I don't measure up, that is for sure. I like to think that Indians are more than an image. They are everlasting. They are time immemorial. We are all beautiful... after all it was Peter Tosh who said "there are many beautiful flowers in God's garden".