Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What did you do today?

Today I took a journey to Oklahoma, our friendly neighbor to the North, to see the medicine man about a toothache. Not really a medicine man but, kind of. I am 1/8 Chickasaw Indian (can you tell?). The story is that our tribe has made so much money on... you guessed it CASINOS that now we can get free medical services from the Chickasaw Nation.
This is all true.
So bright and early I left my papooses (or babies as the white man says) with my mom and I drove to Oklahoma. I got a free checkup and a referral for a root canal, crown, and wisdom teeth all for FREE! I am so excited! Don't laugh. Should I feel bad that I am benefitting from my ancestors oppression by the white man?