Can you tell the difference between reality, a distortion, a lie, and or a manipulation?
Recently, while on several "Abenaki" and or "Wabanaki" Facebook Group Pages, I came across a prolific commentator by the name of Hannibal Woodward.
[While the Wiccan MAY have mixed Wabanaki ceremonies into Wiccan ceremonies, I doubt very much that the Wabanaki would have mixed the Wiccan ceremonies with their traditions, and ceremonies.]
Wiccan is not of the Wabanaki Peoples, no matter how one tries to imply it so.
Hannibal Woodward: Neorah Elaine Tremblay, García, Kmett Mett, Diane Cubit, Douglas Buchholz, Sherri Stone M, (stone him, shall we stone him???? )
I am not stoopid enough to say huge bold claims, and not be able to back it up!!!! and I have Many Many More Bold things to say, so go head, SHALEEYE STONE ME, CAST THAT STONE, I AM A GREAT CATCH, AND IT, COMES RIGHT BACK)
Douglas Buchholz Why are you mentioning my name Hannibal Woodward in this thread of conversation?
Hannibal Woodward: Douglas Buchholz talking with friends??? I thought ... did you not find that interesting?? Nid8bak?
Douglas Buchholz: Where do your Woodward's come from? Is that an adopted surname or your birth given surname? My people are Woodward's on my mother's side. My late father was genetically a Smith whose ancestors came from the Netherlands in 1630's like many did.
Douglas Buchholz: Awani kia Hannibal Woodward? Kwatam?
Hannibal Woodward: Kwai nid8bak, Douglas Buchholz, I wish I could tell you we were blood kin sir. When I married, I took my wife's names, as I had been changed at a young age to my Portuguese Step Father who was horrible, the worst kind of childhood, so I did not wish his name. But perhaps we will find being inquisitive and passionate about restoration of our lands, a good enough bond Nid8bak.
Hannibal Woodward: Hannibal,I took cuz I followed Molly [Molly Ockett's mention of Hannibal Hamlin of Paris Hill, Maine], I was named after a pope I was supposed to be a Catholic priest, and served with bishops, My Abenaki Grandmother served him at her table, we were deeply involved with the church, but I was too wild, and was brought to meet a High Priest of the official coven of Beverly, Ma. where my schooling was passed, and I finished seminary.
Douglas Buchholz: Again, I will ask you Hannibal, awani kia? You are being seemingly evasive. Who are your people, mother's name, father's name, grandparents? If there is to be transparency and openness, then answering this is not going to be an issue and you will not hesitate with the answers.
Hannibal Woodward: Douglas Buchholz. I don't feel the need to answer to you please give some qualifying credentials, who do you think you are?
Douglas Buchholz: You are being elusive, deceptive and not transparent in your wordage herein Hannibal. I asked you a direct question. You are giving me ONLY indirect answers. This is not what a person who is connected to medicine, does. Kwatam nid8ba?
Hannibal Woodward: I am under no obligation to answer to you. I am not deceptive at all, I am simply ignoring your question.
Douglas Buchholz: Obviously I know who I am, and I do not hesitate to answer truthfully. But your hesitation is apparent, therefore I have to hesitate, and question your "credentials" both on this side, and the other.
Douglas Buchholz: Ego and or arrogance Hannibal? I rather surmise there is both on your part.
Hannibal Woodward: I know your history and know you've been denied and are bitter ... please sir, stop hurting other wabanaki, please calm your self.
Douglas Buchholz: Yet another wannabiak, I do think. He can't and won't answer a very simple question. Frauds don't much like transparency or direct question(s). I have been denied of what? Being a part of the wannabiak nonsense in VT and NH? Thanks but no thanks.
Hannibal Woodward: Douglas Buchholz, sir I am asking you to stop, and take this to another page, I love and respect your free speech, it is not for this forum, stop on this topic now sir.
Douglas Buchholz: You brought me in here Hannibal. You don't want to be truthful and transparent with me, yet you imply that you are my friend? How have I hurt the W'banaki when I am in communication with them? I do not play 'games' with wannabiak. And I will NOT apologize for putting the Wannabiak Dynamic out there and the actual physical documents, manipulations and lies out there. Obviously, you misconstrue my words what with your brain injuries Hannibal. As a Veteran you wearing the American Flag as a breech cloth or diaper, is very much disrespectful and I have alerted other Veterans to your video.
... so this is what he meant apparently, by claiming 'I was denied'.
Is wearing the American Flag as a Breech Cloth appropriate?
He began adding arrows and the alleged (implied) "Tribal Identifier's" ... such as Abenaki, Mi'kmaq, Penobscot, Wampanoag, and Passamaquoddy.
[Lies No. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5] It's pathetic that a man (or his wife Angela Woodward) spends the money to do a mtDNA test, and because they don't like the result, attempts to "hide" the results, and bastardize their own ancestors, to perpetuate their "Abenaki" Identity Theft.
Obviously, she didn't get so much as a reply or an answer to her question of him.
I will answer to her question: It is impossible.
If it hurts you all as a people when stories are made up, traditions are made up, and incorrect and unsubstantiated claims are spread about as truths, and yet you all do not address and confront these wannabiak, the problems and identity confusions become larger and more dangerous to you as a people.
IGNORING or HOPING the 'Abenaki Identity Theft' by Culture Vultures of the Wannabiak/Pretenders ... will not make this reality or dynamic go away or disappear. It's easier to pretend the problem doesn't exist. Apathy ...