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Richard Smith

"Artist/Craftsman / Wyandot language revitalizationist"

Wyandotte, OK, USA
male, age 63
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 my ancestors, four leggeds and the winged, 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 the creek through our property, the forests, Aotearoa, Long House, the flowing spring, 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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