Top 5 Instagram Photos of the week!

Top 5 Instagram Photos of the week!

Posted By Corinne Oestreich September 4th, 2018 Blog

Each week I will be choosing my top 5 favorite photos on Instagram!

If you want me to see your photos, follow me @misscorinne86 and tag me in the picture!

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🌞 Pc/ blue feather designs !

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🌹| 📷: Ryan Redcorn

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Wicoicage aki un kupi. Generation after generation, we are coming home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This past weekend I traveled to my rez for the annual fair + wacipi. I was really looking forward to it, but also anxious. Anxious because it was my first time going back by myself; unsure if I’d be accepted. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But during the fair, they held a “welcome home” ceremony for those who have been separated from the community due to adoption or foster care. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I decided to participate at the last minute. I didn’t really know what to expect. I didn’t even know if I belonged there, because my adoption was elective, unlike the forced adoptions that some of my relatives experienced, and my story is one that I’m proud of. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I stepped out of my comfort zone and introduced myself to the woman leading the ceremony. We were gifted with shawls and announced by our birth and adoptive names. We entered the center of the arena where we were honored with a song. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After the honoring, we made our way around the arena, and members of the community came out to shake our hands and tell us “welcome home.” Because I decided to overcome my fear and join in on this ceremony, four relatives came to find me afterwards and explained how we are related (!!!). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hearing people whom I’ve never met tell us “welcome home” is a feeling I’ll never forget. It let us know that we matter. And that it doesn’t matter where we grew up or how long we’ve been away. It was one of those moments where I knew I was meant to be here and on this journey, and I’m so grateful to the Sicangu Lakota oyate for welcoming us home. Mitakuye oyasin.

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About Corinne Oestreich

Corinne Oestreich (Mohawk/Lakota) has been a writer with since 2014. She lives in the state of CA, and enjoys attending and photographing many of the Northern CA powwows and events. She owns her own photography business and is also a Fellow with Changemaker Initiative in partnership with Ashoka.

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