I see that - after my very first post - there is someone trying to ban me
I think it is because he or she has a misunderstanding of my use of the word trickster, and he or she - if they are thinking about tricksters in western culture - is probably justified in his or her concern.
The reason I chose "trickster" is because I am indigenous and in our culture the trickster is someone who can change shapes or transform. To me conversion - and our life of loosing ourselves and becoming one with our Lord involves life long conversion...love is a very hard concept to learn.. it takes a life time. So trickster to me is a loving term that is about conversion...that is why I took the handle.
Now that i am on this...I can give a quick background of myself... I am a status Indian in Canada, (Algonquin) and I have been a theological student looking at the relationship of the Church to indigenous communities in light of inculturation theology.
However, it was the church prior to Vatican II that had done a lot of unsung good work with our peoples, and I would be interested in conversations with this community about relationship with the church and indigenous communities...so I leave it open to open responses and have no leading question.
I would also be happy to share my e-mail and contact info to those interested in joining my exploration of this area.
(real name is Bruce Ferguson)