Those are very helpful links. That’s an impressive array of businesses. That’s great to see. It really goes against the unfortunate stereotype of what Native Americans do. Nice.
I do want to clarify one thing. I know I’m on your forum, your turf, asking about your people, but when you say this is my wife’s decision and has nothing to do with me, that is greatly offensive. In my family, my tradition and my people, the man is the head of the house, given authority by God to lead his family. The father truly gives his daughter away during the marriage ceremony. I don’t live in an egalitarian culture. If her father was truly worried about this, he should have made sure he only gave his daughter away to someone who was Choctaw or had great interest in Choctaw affairs. What happens with my son is by responsibility in every way and to say otherwise is very disrespectful where I come from. I just want show that we both seemed to have unintentionally offended each other. But in spite of that, I appreciate all your information and taking the time to talk with me.
Unfortunately my wife has read through this and is so disgusted and disappointed with the way everyone seemed “so easily offended and acting so entitled to being understood”, her words, she’s looking for the form to unenroll herself from the tribe. She herself doesn’t want anything to do with it now. I’m trying to talk her out if it and just give it some time. I don’t think you guys meant to be as offensive as you came across.