The first 38 years of my life I thought “Lamanites” were an actual real thing. I was taught that my mom was a direct descendant of Lehi, and that I […]
Racism has been everywhere lately, I mean it’s always been here, but recently it has shown it’s ugly head in the mainstream of America. We see the ugliness that happened […]
Mormon Prophets still “justified” in calling original inhabitants on three continents “Lamanites?” Cultural Discrimination
My family was taught we were direct descendants of Lehi. We were taught we were direct descendants of the Lamanites, that we were in fact Lamanites. The prophet Joesph Smith […]
A few week ago a Mormon friend admitted something to me – until recently they had considered themselves better than dark skinned people due to church teachings. I was proud […]
I have been unable to write for days now. Late last night I posted the latest blog only to remove it within hours. For the past two days I […]
Native Americans caused their own genocide. Did I ever really believe this? Sadly, at one time I did.
Pain tore through me as I wrote the title of this post. Genocide has happened to many cultures, on many continents. To believe however, to be taught, that it was […]
There are no official sources for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Not a single one.
Living a life filled with honesty is not easy. I’ve always respected and tried to live a life of honesty, even when it cost me. However I have been endlessly […]
One aspect of colonization is the actual narrative about history – it is not told by the people themselves. The history that the Native Americans and other peoples held as […]
I am proud of my heritage, my real heritage. The more I learn about their beautiful traditions, the more I see beauty in beliefs outside of mainstream religions. Are their […]