I have traced my patrilineal ancestry back to africa and matrilineal back to the native american people. It is not 7 generations but more like 3-5. I will be getting a DNA test to determine the exact ethic group in africa,then I have to convince moms to get one so that I know the exact ethnic group of native peoples.Many First Nations people have a belief that whatever they do impacts their people up to the 7th generation. In my house, we say that in order to establish a strong link with your ancestors, one must be able to recall at least 7 generations.
Question: What have you done, currently doing or plan to do that will consider up to the 7th generation?
I think we do things arbitarily and in many cases reactionary. One can not design a plan based on reaction.