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Richard Zane Smith

"Artist/Craftsman / Wyandot language revitalizationist"

Wyandotte, OK, USA
male, age 59
married, 2 children
Speaks: English, Wyandot
Joined May 28, 2007

I was truly honored by the First Peoples Fund Community Spirit Award 2010
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Joined May 28, 2007 Activist Aspirations Casual 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups Leonard Peltier is a political prisoner, Native Children's Survival, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
Hometown Wyandotte, OK 
Birthday Aug 18, 1955  
Languages English, Wyandot  
About Me I take joy in the simple things, this moment!!! , questioning every hardedge conclusion, I don't take myself too seriously, i'm not very easily offended
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Pets my funny little ego, 2 free range horses, an occasional barn cat, 2 dogs  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Depends
Religions raw unboiled spirituality  
Eating Habits a few times a day  
Wild Fact About Me more at ease around trees than people, 4 times was close enough to a bear that it could have killed me had it wanted to.
My Philosophy work for a peaceful future for our children's children
seven generations from now...always work towards a state of calm where truth is easier to discern
What Gives Me Hope sparkly feisty children - watching a robin - my wife's warm smile, loving eyes, and her gentle touch.
the rhythmic seasons - our traditional ceremonies restored again, old Wyandot songs SUNG AGAIN!
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I'd invite matriarchs(grandmothers) of the town as councillors to choose Representatives that REALLY speak for the people and not their own opinions, (no more "fighting" for office). Reps they could remove at any time, if they were not doing their job.
then i'd resign, go swim in the creek, sit on the porch, eat blackberries with ice cream and watch the purple martins soar.
What/who changed my life and why a High school art teacher, people with intelligent curiosity and a wild imagination, feisty, who dare to dream like children, strong nurturing warmth of women
What Bugs Me anyone who would hurt a woman or a child, people that throw trash in the woods, deceivers schemers, when i say something stupid!, patriarchal conquest politics, when i'm hypocritical, deceivers, sport hunters, self righteous vegans, fundamentalists, self-righteous  
Passions stand up for women, ending abuse, Native traditions, writing, other cultures, nature, my friends, life, learning, laughter  
Inspirations singing birds, laughter of children, ancient arts, flowing water, Natures cycles, givers of undeserved kindness, THE ONE beyond all doctrine, beautiful fulfilled women, the wind, my family, friends  
What Scares Me flag worship, the homogenized american, Intolerance and hatred, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Religious Extremism  
Role Models four leggeds and the winged, Yeshua who was called Christ, The Peace Maker, children, Mother and father, MartinLutherKingJr  
Quotation "Rely not on the teacher/person, but on the teaching. Rely not on the words of the teaching, but on the spirit of the words. Rely not on theory, but on experience. Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. Do not believe anything because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything because it is written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and the benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it." As preached by the Buddha.
Interests traditional Longhouse ways, Art/Design, Spirituality/Philosophy, teaching children, honoring elders, bow making, hand built pottery making, meeting tribal members with vision, stretching my imagination, spiritual sweat lodge, wandering through the woods, gardening, l  
Books ancient arts, ancient cultures, art books w many illustrations, history  
Music Celtic folk, birds song, indigenous music, the wind and the water, traditional native american music  
Movies good ones  
TV Shows None. I dont watch TV  
Favorite Foods my own tomatoes, bean burritos, chicken enchilladas w/green chili, hominy and deer stew  
Favorite Places Long House, the flowing spring, the creek on my property, woods, nature  
Can't Live Without freedom, solitude in nature, good friends, hope for a better future, my partners caress, laughter, love, water, nature, friends, family  
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    Oct 13, 2014 11:05 PM

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    Sep 28, 2014 11:38 PM

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    Photo: Here's to creating a better world.<br /> <br /> Thanks to Greenpeace New Zealand for the image.

    Aug 19, 2014 12:14 PM

    Caitlin M. (103)

    I'm a day late and a dollar short, RZS, but I wish you all good things
    and hope you still enjoy birthdays!♥♥

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    May you have many more sunrises. Walk In Beauty

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    Feb 24, 2014 7:00 PM

    Dandelion G. (380)
    Even when I'm alone I can feel the embrace of love surrounding me.
    I appreciated your kind words upon the tribute thread for my Mother.

    Feb 21, 2014 10:19 PM

    Dandelion G. (380)
    2014 - Year of the Horse

    Jan 20, 2014 1:35 AM

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    Jan 4, 2014 9:45 PM

    Dandelion G. (380)
    Northern Hempishere to Southern Hempishere both with an important message for our New Year. Listen to your tribal voice inside and get those fires burning be you Navajo or whatever Nation. Bring all the fire (life) lights into action for hope and love. Mitakuye Oyasin.
    Dec 30, 2013 1:26 AM

    Dandelion G. (380)
    As the year 2013 is ready to say so long to us and 2014 is about to begin I feel this video will leave us a good message to carry forth into the New Year. Mitakuye Oyasin. We Are One We Are All Related. Carry that in your hearts and set it forth upon the lands and universe. May we all be Human Beings.....Enjoy the music of Brule an award winning and one of the top selling Native American adult/rock music groups.
    Dec 19, 2013 3:01 PM

    Dandelion G. (380)
    Top song: performed by Lindsey Stirling American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer Bottom song: Robert Mirabal Pueblo musician, songwriter, vocalist, drummer and author. Flute player and maker whose flutes are are world renowned.
    Dec 14, 2013 7:55 AM

    Gysele v. (213)
             Happy Holidays, Richard! 
         peace, LVE & blessings 
              from my home to yours. 
                    hugs, Gysele

    Nov 18, 2013 2:38 PM

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