Lummi Nation

good afternoon everyone, today is going to be another great day. Yesterday I brought my uncle to eat and China Palace and I bet him $10 to eat some hot stuff and it was so hilarious๐Ÿ˜‚ and we went to Walmart, Friday we went to eat at Old Country Buffet and went to the movies. Today we are going to th mall today go run around and do something. I’ve been working on crocheting a bunch of baby turtles so I’ve been doing that. I took a break from crocheting for awhile because it hurt my wrist and my hand kept cramping up. It still does hurt and cramp when I do crochet but I love doing it and it hard sometimes.m, but I’ll take a 10 minute break and start crocheting again. So yup that’s all I have to say. Have a great day ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โค๏ธ

 

Lummi Nation

well I’ve been working and doing Drivers Ed and oh my gosh I’ve been so tired๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด but I’ve managed to get through, I look so tired in the pic but that’s cause we got home late and I was paranoid because we went and watched Sinister 2 last night.๐Ÿ˜‚ but everything’s been going good and fun I just get tired fast with Drivers Ed and work. But they are basically paying us to do our family history. We read a book it’s called The Lummi Elders Speak, and I found my great great great grandma was in it her name is Elizabeth Tom Martin she was born in 1905 she used to make baskets with her mom out of cedar limb when she was younger and get the roots to make smaller baskets. I also found her brother in there my great great great uncle his name is Isadore Tom he was a healer, at about 10 or 12 he start getting his Indian education and later on he had to go seek his gift and go out and stay in the woods, fast, and go in the water, He was a healer. Now uncle Isadore and grandma Elizabeth had an older sister that’s my great great great aunt her name is Emma Tom Smith she was born in 1901 she remembered seeing long houses. She remembered seeing one at portage that’s also where her mom and dad lived, it also said that their parents my great great great great grandparents owned portage at  one point but sold it cause they needed money. That’s what I have to present at work for my presentation. The pictures are of Uncle Isadore and Grandma Lizzie. 

   
  

   
 

 
 

Good Morning!โค๏ธ

Good morning, well almost afternoon, I was up really late so that’s why I’m just waking up. I was up talking with Marla last night, today she’s gonna bring me to visit my mom and then probably go to Walmart to get stuff for her moms memorial, it’s at the end of this month so we’re going to try and get stuff done for that. I’m going to crochet some things for that and then hopefully we’ll get some crafts today for it, HEY I almost forgot my first week of work went GREAT! I had fun actually I’m excited to be getting to do this. So I actually get to FaceTime Mati and Luhui Wednesday, but I might have to change it because I have drivers Ed that day so yeah. Well I gotta go uncle needs to use my phone๐Ÿ˜’๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ hope you all have an amazing day!! Love you all!โค๏ธโค๏ธ 

 

#Lummi Nation

well work has been going so great I love it! Grandpa is gone fishing Marla (grandpas girlfriend) is going home to her reservation for the weekend, my sister is also working with me, just us and our 2 uncles gonna be home for the weekend. It’s so quiet here not use to that, our house is like uncle Bingo’s house never empty, but this weekend it’s gonna be๐Ÿ˜ quiet house with food and Netflix๐Ÿ˜‚  so I’m gonna get ready to head to work and finishing my cup of coffee. Oh and it’s been really ugly here so I’m hoping it rains, it did a little bit yesterday let’s hope for more today.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜โ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธโ˜๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธโ˜”๏ธ

                                                ๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง๐Ÿ’ง

 

#Excitement!

So I just got home and it’s late I’m super sleepy so I’m going to make it quick. I had an amazing day I hung out with the HOPE people again and met another new person I like, her name is Laney? So I’m really bad with names๐Ÿ˜‚ and they really opened my eyes I think of God in a way I’ve never thought of him before. It’s just amazing, I have books I got from them I’m going to start reading, I’m going back to see them tomorrow, it’s their last day here tomorrow.๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ฉ But I start work tomorrow and I’m really excited about that! Nervous, anxious, scared and excited! But I’m really tired and sad tomorrow is the last day with my HOPE friends, but I’ll see them again next year๐Ÿ˜”๐Ÿ˜’ — MacKayla Sharon George- Scott 

 

#Hope!

so this afternoon my sister and I were getting ready to go for a run, we see these people at our store and their shirt says Hope. They come up to us and ask us to join them at the Stommish Grounds and go play or watch basketball, no w these people are from different tribes at different place, there’s Oklahoma, Mexico, New York, these natives came from all over! So we go there and they feed us we watch games and between these games some natives from the groups will talk about their story during the breaks of the game. There was this one girl who told her story I was nearly crying. Me growing up so happy with my grandparents and having the perfect life sometimes makes it hard for me to understand people’s struggle, this girl now to me her story sounded fake but it couldn’t be. She got up in front of everyone and told her story and didn’t cry that takes a lot of courage, something I could never do without crying, she told us all that her mom would drag her around her house by her hair, tell her she was nothing that she wished she was dead, many hurtful things by her mom and step dad, she got into bad things to where she was ready to end her life with a gun, she then turned to god asked the creator, her story was so inspiring! Knowing that she went through so much and when I go through these smallest things I think it’s the end of the world! This girl was going through such a huge struggle she was going to end her life, but she didn’t she turned to God she turned to the creator and he guided her from there! That’s amazing how that works enit. That really opened my eyes on how to see things and I’m glad I get to connect with all these guys for 3 days! Definitely excited for tomorrow and Monday!โค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ 

 

MacKayla :D

Today was a really great day, today we had a dinner for my uncle our little family was here not our huge big family because were not that close with all our families, so the job I got is paying me $10 and hour to do my family history I’ll be working with my school principal’s mom, but oh my gosh! my family history that’s going to take forever, I come from really big families. My day went pretty well the canoes landed here today for canoe journey, so Marla’s sister came because she is on canoe journey, so she came and today turned out really great for my uncles dinner, now were all just sitting here watching Netflix. I miss the village so much, Luhui and I talked for a few minutes and she was telling me she’s putting together a slideshow and she would send it to me so I’m excited to see what that’s going to look like! But I really want to FaceTime the ones who have Iphones so if you have an Iphone lets FaceTime. My sister and I are going to watch the canoes pull out and leave tomorrow from the Stommish Grounds so that will be good to go see everyone off as they make their journey to where there landing. It’s been really hot here lately so maybe even tomorrow we’ll go swimming, so I’m really tired today was a fun, long, exhausting day, so goodnight.. — MacKayla Sharon George

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