I understand when you say the path of the Ojibwe is a way of life - our heritage is exactly the same. But as our way of life re - ligare (Latin for 'join again') means that it is a religion, as we strive to join again with the Creative Spirit. So I believe that your path must also be a true religion as you honour the Great Spirit when you honour mankind, animals and the earth itself.
When you have time you may like to look into my website which is mentioned on my profile. Our ancestors, like yours, were warriors and our clan was called a Warband - Y Gwerin yr Ogledd (The Warband of The North). We still use this expression.
Have you a website that one my look up?
Greetings to you and your wife from us ethnic Britons..................
Glad to see someone following the way of the ethnic American - I get tired of seeing nearly everyone from the US on this site practising Wicca! They do not get that encouragement from the land and that is what calls out if people would only listen. I have friends from the First Nations of Canada - Cherokee. Strangely enough their thinking is very similar to us Kelts in Britain.