3 Ways to Tell – You Are Probably On the Rez When

Indian country itself is a land of rezzes.

There are big ones, little ones and even rezzes that border-wise, look a bit like checkerboards. But this is just geography. What else signifies that we as Native people, or anyone for that matter – is actually on reservation land?

We are going to be putting out our feelers on this one because we at ICTMN KNOW our readers will have some good ones as far as just ways to tell … You Know You Are Probably On the Rez When.

SUBMIT YOUR OWN: Have a great way to tell … You Know You Are Probably On the Rez When?

Tweet to correspondent Vincent Schilling at www.twitter.com/VinceSchilling and use the hashtag #OnTheRezWhen. You can also email him at vincentschilling@gmail.com.

When you drive past someone on the Rez … you do the steering wheel wave

Gina Giaccardo on Twitter gave us this gem. You know the deal, you are driving down the road and you see yet another familiar car and face behind the wheel. You’ve seen them a bunch of times this week – so what do you do? You lift your fingers off the wheel for a quick acknowledgment to complete, “the steering wheel wave.”

(Missouri) Sheriff’s Department /A name was inked onto the unidentified woman’s bra strap. People have read the name as “Jubel” or “Julie.” Courtesy Pulaski County

There are as many people outside the store trying to sell you something as inside

Robin La’a on twitter started us off right away with this great way to tell when you might be in rez territory. In fact she sent us several – including the next two) Yes Robin, some of us might be aware that we may have to brave the “salespeople” outside the store. Good one – wait, what did I come to the store for again?

(Missouri) Sheriff’s Department A name was inked onto the unidentified woman’s bra strap. People have read the name as “Jubel” or “Julie.” Courtesy Pulaski County

A trip to the grocery store takes all day cause you have to talk to the whole family

Yes, @GloreGloree on twitter – a simple trip to the grocery can take 500 percent longer when you see and talk with the whole family. And not only that – they were out of flour and baloney.

(Missouri) Sheriff’s Department A name was inked onto the unidentified woman’s bra strap. People have read the name as “Jubel” or “Julie.” Courtesy Pulaski County

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