My first blog post – Short & sweet

Alright people!┬áIt’s starting to come together. I’m slowly figuring all of this out. I’ve never had a blog and I’ve never had a Facebook page. Now I have both. I created the Native American Portal Facebook page right before Christmas out of the desire to learn more about a subject I love and feel passionate about and then share the things that I find with others. The page already has more likes than I expected, so thank you for that! I don’t know how much time each week I’ll be able to dedicate to this, but I feel that quality is better than quantity and I’m sure you wouldn’t appreciate it if you were bombarded with article after article, picture after picture, fishing for likes. That’s not what this is about. I have a few things lined up that I hope you will find interesting. They will require some research and writing time. In the mean time your suggestions will help me come up with content that you will want to see, so if you have any let me know! With that being said.. some content.

The totem pole pictured above can be found in the British Columbia, Canada. Totem is a word of the Ojibwe (Chippewa) tribe. A totem is an object usually carved out of wood that represents a spirit being, sacred object or symbol. It serves as an emblem of a tribe, family member or clan. They can sometimes be used to tell a story or legend of a certain event. Totems are most common in the United States and Canada and are an expression of the Natives of their respective location. Other indigenous cultures around the world have similar carvings of their ancestors or deities but they have their own word for them.

Totem pole, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.(Link to photo: https://www.britannica.com/media/full/600485/163234)