Originally Posted by sentient
Well, I didn’t mean like you – you … but in general, that is the way of showing respect to Aboriginals.
In my own culture it is different.
It is like OMG ...
Lock the doors and hold your visitors in like hostages to show them the piles and piles of funeral pictures …
That's why I said I'll take it in the kindest way. LOL
I wasn't sure.
My family was like, Party
cause someone died and we're grieving.
Get the poker cards and whiskey and beers.
Invite all the friends and family to grieve with us.
Maybe shoot the guns later on in the night, wake every body up because we're grieving.
I grew up in alcoholism and gunfire.
Starts sounding like a country song.
My Father was a Harley riding Native, black hat cowboy, gunslinger. For sure.
Most traditional people here on Turtle Island (as it was known before the America's.)
that I have been around, say grieve in the funeral and speak their name show pics or vids.
Then no speaking the name or viewing pics. / vids. for a year.
This year is the time for the Spirit to travel.
Speaking their name or anything that induces tears or grieving could interrupt (Call back)
their journey Home.
At 1 year you do a memorial and giveaway and dinner.
Then you can speak the name or show pics. or vids.