How can I be Indian?

I sit in a room with brilliant natives, I feel inadequate, they talk, they discuss, the deepness of being indian.  

Thoughts and ideas from the reading:
Leave them in poverty and they’ll destroy themselves.
It’s always about choice, your own volition you have no where to go, how are you going to get there.
Child Abuse, spousal abuse
  • Intellectual warrior
  • Our land was lined with wagon wheels
  • How to become a whole person
  • The new people will no stop coming
  • What being indian means to each person
  • the noise of villages ceased
  • they made reservations for us