Well I'm European, Pole, Wielkopolanin, Opaleniczanin, ect, ect... and I don't think that one identity contradicts the other.
I am Native American with English and Ukranian ancestry. I will never lose my Native heritage.
Fascinating. The territory of today’s Ukraine was once "the wild west" of Europe, with the difference that it was actually located on the east. ;P Many outlaws, adventurers and runaway peasants fled there to start a new and better life. Aside from Poles, Ruthenians, Lithuanians, Jews, Tartars, Germans, Armenians, etc there were also many people from the rest of Europe, even from England or France. The land was very fertile but it was also a very dangerous place because of many Tartar raids, Cossack uprisings, wars with Russia, Turkey etc... I do see a similarity between your Ukrainian and Native American heritage. :) Sorry for the off topic.