FILM-Movies-TV · In the News · Lara Trace Hentz · Modern Disasters · think about it

The 40 Hour Work Week: “Hungry Ghosts” | Bad Apples | Thirst | Rat Race

  Excerpt: All of our well-publicized problems, including obesity, depression, pollution, and corruption are what it costs to create and sustain a trillion-dollar economy. For the economy to be “healthy,” this world has to remain unhealthy. (Read that again - for the economy to be healthy, the world has to remain unhealthy? WHAT the_?) (People have… Continue reading The 40 Hour Work Week: “Hungry Ghosts” | Bad Apples | Thirst | Rat Race

American Indians · BLOG BONUS · Indian Country · Lara Trace Hentz · Native Americans · think about it

Blog Bonus: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List | The Other Slavery

On Earth Day, thousands marched in support of science and the environment. But as these stories show, the fight has just begun. READ: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List https://twitter.com/gurlinthewurld/status/857237938555506688 https://twitter.com/4589roger/status/857230405010903040 *** TOP PHOTO: Earth First and Last, a poem by Connolly Ryan Source: Earth First and Last, a poem by Connolly Ryan *****… Continue reading Blog Bonus: Rising Up Against Climate Change: A Reading List | The Other Slavery

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Louise Erdrich on ‘LaRose,’ and the Psychic Territory of Native Americans | In The Veins @BlueHandBooks #NoDAPL

By Lara Trace Hentz  (poet-writer) (founder of Blue Hand Books) I am remiss in mentioning I'm in the new poetry anthology IN THE VEINS (released 2-1-2017) and last year I did mention the poetry book TENDING THE FIRE by Chris Felver that is coming out in 2017.   Louise and I are both that book.  NICE!… Continue reading Louise Erdrich on ‘LaRose,’ and the Psychic Territory of Native Americans | In The Veins @BlueHandBooks #NoDAPL

Lara Trace Hentz · READ UP · Visions for a new world

Bonkers for BUNKERS: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich | Paraguay Compounds?

(New Yorker excerpt) ...On a cool evening in early November, I rented a car in Wichita, Kansas, and drove north from the city through slanting sunlight, across the suburbs and out beyond the last shopping center, where the horizon settles into farmland. After a couple of hours, just before the town of Concordia, I headed… Continue reading Bonkers for BUNKERS: Doomsday Prep for the Super-Rich | Paraguay Compounds?

American Indians · Lara Trace Hentz · Modern Disasters · Native Americans · READ UP

Native Americans expect nothing good from Trump… | What’s LOVE got to do with it | Are things getting weird enough?

...but will the media pay attention at all? READ: Native Americans expect nothing good from Trump... | USA | Al Jazeera https://twitter.com/cann4ing/status/824302292056674305 READ: Performative Sovereignty and DAPL (#NoDAPL) Since 2013 I've been developing a book project on the relationship between Indian treaties and Native American sovereignty and Origins magazine asked me to write an essay… Continue reading Native Americans expect nothing good from Trump… | What’s LOVE got to do with it | Are things getting weird enough?

American Indians · FILM-Movies-TV · Lara Trace Hentz · Native Americans · READ UP

9 INDIGENOUS-MADE FILMS TO PREMIERE AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked The World / Canada (Executive Producer: Tim Johnson, Mohawk)  This powerful documentary about the role of Native Americans in contemporary music history—featuring some of the greatest music stars of our time—exposes a critical missing chapter, revealing how Indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of our lives and, through their contributions,… Continue reading 9 INDIGENOUS-MADE FILMS TO PREMIERE AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

Lara Trace Hentz · Random Thought · READ UP

A crow and a crone

By LT Locally many need to know - we Indigenous First Nations are still here. My Abenaki friend Rich Holschuh posted: “How did we all end up in this situation?”  – as I often repeat, it’s all connected.  LISTEN: Brattleboro Historical Society Podcast e72: First Peoples Part 2 I wanted to share a moment of… Continue reading A crow and a crone

American Indians · Lara Trace Hentz

Native American Concerns on Potential Exploitation of Their DNA

By Arvind Suresh | 2/3/15 Until the advent of genetic genealogy, knowing your ancestry meant combing through old records, decoding the meaning of family heirlooms and listening to your parents and grandparents tell you about the “good old days.” For anthropologists and archaeologists interested in going back even further in time, the only reliable means… Continue reading Native American Concerns on Potential Exploitation of Their DNA

Big Read · FILM-Movies-TV · In the News · Indian Country · Lara Trace Hentz

I’m reading | Raven Shadow | Hostile Architecture | Cyberbullies | Is Facebook Dying?

By Lara Trace (registered Independent voter) Go on social media and not get somewhat depressed? Exactly! I watched Twitter instead of the Big Debate, for example. I want to gauge what others are thinking. My head still hurts. (Yelling out loud may help sometimes.) Otherwise I cuddle up and read and crochet and do mosaic… Continue reading I’m reading | Raven Shadow | Hostile Architecture | Cyberbullies | Is Facebook Dying?

American Indians · Lara Trace Hentz · think about it

‘My ancestor the Indian Princess’ – Vita Brevis

  [1] Recognition in a tribe is not always a black or white issue and there are exceptions to this rule, such as instances where one is raised in the culture or on a reservation but does not have other requirements for membership such as a blood-quantum requirement. This statement is not speaking to those… Continue reading ‘My ancestor the Indian Princess’ – Vita Brevis

Adoptionland · American Indians · Big Read · Lara Trace Hentz · Native Americans

NEW BOOK: STOLEN GENERATIONS! Survivors of the Indian Adoption Projects and 60s Scoop

one click to buy Contributors: INTRO: Johnathan Brooks (Northern Cheyenne) Preface: Trace Hentz (Shawnee-Cherokee- French Canadian) Joseph Henning (Cree) Leland Pacheco Kirk Morrill (Navajo) Nakuset (Cree) Debra Newman (Choctaw Cherokee) Belinda Mastalski Smith (Oneida New York) Janelle Black Owl (Mandan, Hidatasa, Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Lakota) Susan Devan Harness (Confederated Salish Kootenai Tribes) Dana LoneHill (Oglala… Continue reading NEW BOOK: STOLEN GENERATIONS! Survivors of the Indian Adoption Projects and 60s Scoop

Adoptionland · Lara Trace Hentz · Orphanage Asylum

Fordham Heights, NY: Catholic Orphan Asylum

 "Catholic Orphan Asylum. A New Extensive Site Is Selected on Fordham Heights," The New York Times (Nov. 22, 1898). Roman Catholic Orphans' Asylum - Bronx, NY Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, 301 West Kingsbridge Road at Sedgwick Avenue The Bronx, N.Y. 10468 St. Patrick's Boys Asylum (Manhattan) Fifth Avenue at 51st and 52nd Streets (1851-1902) (c.1851)… Continue reading Fordham Heights, NY: Catholic Orphan Asylum

Adoptionland · Lara Trace Hentz

adoption laws, dead parents and letters to your birthchild

By Trace A. DeMeyer I think adoption has left many of us adoptees frozen in time as missing children.  Details of our first days and births are sealed in files - leaving us without essential details of our birthparent's lives when they made the decision to let us go.  Our adoption records are sealed so… Continue reading adoption laws, dead parents and letters to your birthchild

Adoptionland · Lara Trace Hentz

Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age: An interview with Becky Drinnen

By Trace A. DeMeyer (author of One Small Sacrifice and Two Worlds) Becky Drinnen and I are adoptees, writers and contributors to the new anthology “Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age.” The editor Laura Dennis asked us to discuss our stories in the book and ask each other questions for our blogs. The new… Continue reading Adoption Reunion in the Social Media Age: An interview with Becky Drinnen