księżycowy wrote:I generally am cautious against making broad statements when discussing issues like this. I think it's always a good idea to ask the tribe in question preemptively.
I can say from experience that in general the Iroquoian, Muskogean, Tlingit, Alaskan Native, and Lakota peoples are open to non-Indigenous people learning their language. That's not to say you wouldn't run into those that think you shouldn't, even among these groups.
A few things:
1. I can't ask every single member of a tribe as if there's only a few. As for talking to leadership, that does help sometimes, but i have distrust of the concept of a handful of people speaking for a even a few dozen, let alone at least a hundred. Not that i'll speak over people who do want the leadership. Furthermore, opinions are bound to person; not culture or ethnicity.
2. I do not want to actually make things worse in the long run even by a little bit. I struggle to read many sources on the subject for a variety of reasons, and i'd rather not enrage people even unintentionally.
I know i sound defensive a bit, but i really am just nervous and afraid of unintentionally causing problems.
I'm enby and go by they/them or whatever works in the languages i'm using.
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