Kahele will be only the second Native Hawaiian to represent the state in Congress. Republican Yvette Herrell also won in New Mexico. The six winners have set a record. The group is split evenly by party — three Democrats and three Republicans.
8 Things You Should Know About Two Spirit People
I have an interest in Anthropology and native cultures, including their physical attributes, etc. Therefore, the following question. Since true-blooded Native American men do not have facial hair or hair on their chests, are they also missing hair on their under-arms and genital areas? Does this apply to the women as well?
The surprising history of gay marriage in the Navajo nation
Native Americans have often held intersex, androgynous people, feminine males and masculine females in high respect. The most common term to define such persons today is to refer to them as "two-spirit" people, but in the past feminine males were sometimes referred to as "berdache" by early French explorers in North America, who adapted a Persian word "bardaj", meaning an intimate male friend. Because these androgynous males were commonly married to a masculine man, or had sex with men, and the masculine females had feminine women as wives, the term berdache had a clear homosexual connotation. Rather than emphasising the homosexuality of these persons, however, many Native Americans focused on their spiritual gifts. American Indian traditionalists, even today, tend to see a person's basic character as a reflection of their spirit.
Hair represents the pure thoughts and spiritual status of an Individual, showing the bonds and spiritual oneness of a Family and defines the cultural harmony and spiritual alignment of a Nation. Straight, flowing hair, teaches of one that can gracefully hold or let go of life. Thoughts can extend in a uniform manner, flowing directly from the source, like the movement of water flowing from the mountain top to the ocean, and then the water can rise up again to fall once more. For those with Curly hair, they will have the potential to understand the Spiral, Curve and Energy of Life. Their thoughts teach about the decrease and enlargement of life's movement.