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The Miseducation of Frank Waln | What Makes a Mountain, Hill or Prairie ‘Sacred’ for Native Americans #NoDAPL #WETIKO

On and off the reservation, schools tend to whitewash the stories of Native Americans. Frank Waln, a Lakota hip-hop artist from He Dog… Your history books (lies) Your holidays (lies) Thanksgiving lies and Columbus Day Tell me why I know more than the teacher Tell me why I know more than the preacher Tell me… Continue reading The Miseducation of Frank Waln | What Makes a Mountain, Hill or Prairie ‘Sacred’ for Native Americans #NoDAPL #WETIKO

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Virtual Reality … and My Big Toe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-J1-ma1UGP0 VISIT:  My Big Toe I listened to a fascinating interview with Thomas Campbell.  Quantum Physics can really help us make sense of these times...  Campbell is one of the great voices on the relationship between the physics of reality and the journey toward a richly conscious soul.  I have never heard of him before.… Continue reading Virtual Reality … and My Big Toe

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Music is Medicine | My Crazy Love for Rayon

By Lara Trace (former singer, keyboardist) I don't want you to think I'm dwelling on bad stuff all the time.  ME?  Heck NO!  I am a positively goofy "yellow bird" (a nickname) around out here in western MA... (But I do have bad days like everyone of you, of course.) This got me to thinking… Continue reading Music is Medicine | My Crazy Love for Rayon

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I’m reading: Native American Cultural Appropriation Is a War of Meaning | Sioux Chef | Woven Tale Press | Mr. Hornaday’s War | Rape Culture

You may want to read them. I did! xox Lara Trace FACE? Such is the case with FACE, an F.B.I. program described in a new, blistering report from the United States Government Accountability Office. FACE stands for Facial Analysis, Comparison, and Evaluation, the name of a relatively new unit within the agency. The G.A.O. found… Continue reading I’m reading: Native American Cultural Appropriation Is a War of Meaning | Sioux Chef | Woven Tale Press | Mr. Hornaday’s War | Rape Culture

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I'm reading: Native American Cultural Appropriation Is a War of Meaning | Sioux Chef | Woven Tale Press | Mr. Hornaday’s War | Rape Culture

You may want to read them. I did! xox Lara Trace FACE? Such is the case with FACE, an F.B.I. program described in a new, blistering report from the United States Government Accountability Office. FACE stands for Facial Analysis, Comparison, and Evaluation, the name of a relatively new unit within the agency. The G.A.O. found… Continue reading I'm reading: Native American Cultural Appropriation Is a War of Meaning | Sioux Chef | Woven Tale Press | Mr. Hornaday’s War | Rape Culture

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Star Stories of the Dreaming

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXT15QF2L_s   By Lara Trace Our relatives down under have stories very much like our tribal relatives in North America tell about creation and our descent from the stars. We share the idea that we are all connected and related.  The Lakota say "Mitakuye Oyasin" which means we are all related. If you stop and… Continue reading Star Stories of the Dreaming

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On rethinking Lebanese origins #adoption #DNA

Daniel writes: I’ve said it often, but it bears repeating: Every day I think I’ve reached the bottom of the abyss in terms of what adoption represents; every day that abyss opens up, and I find myself in freefall yet again. ...Our DNA, along with pure reason and logic, points in a direction antipodal to… Continue reading On rethinking Lebanese origins #adoption #DNA

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The Real Story: Geronimo’s Captivity In Pensacola

We just watched the movie Geronimo with Wes Studi. Then this story appears. Synchronicity, of course. I’ll be back soon…

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By Drew Buchanan | The Pulse, Oct 19, 2015

On the morning of October 25, 1886 a train pulled into the bustling maritime city of Pensacola. Onboard were 16 Apache warriors, but unlike many who visit here today, these men were not here by choice. They had been hunted down, captured and dragged against their will by the U.S. government to one of the nation’s most battle-hardened military fortresses — Fort Pickens — and locked behind bars.

This is a lesser-known chapter in American history that is often glanced over, or even skipped entirely in school textbooks. Over the past century, Hollywood and television have portrayed Native Americans as savages and propagated harmful stereotypes of their culture. But this detriment of an entire people didn’t begin in Hollywood or on T.V. It had its roots in reality.

129 years ago this week, just three days before the worldwide symbol of freedom — the Statue of Liberty — would be dedicated, the train…

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What Is THE MIX and Why Is It Important? – An Interview with Trace Lara Hentz

Source: What Is THE MIX and Why Is It Important? - An Interview with Trace Lara Hentz Hey there everyone... this interview is important... I will be back posting soon (not real soon but sooner or later... xox Trace) (I'm teaching all this month)

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A Deafening Silence On Aboriginal Issues #TRC

Over the weekend, author and university administrator Wab Kinew, Rwandan genocide survivor Eloge Butera, Broadbent Institute director Jonathan Sas and 19 honorary witnesses to the TRC issued a call to action, urging Canadians to “make reconciliation an election issue.” Kinew told Maclean’s he remembers NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau “immediately in… Continue reading A Deafening Silence On Aboriginal Issues #TRC

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When you’re invisible, every representation matters: Political edition

Ready for a little history lesson? A (not-so-long) time ago, this continent was full of people. People who had been here for thousands and thousands and thousands of years, since the beginning. Then around 500 years ago, some folks showed up, pretended those people didn’t exist, or deemed them “savages” unworthy of status as human.… Continue reading When you’re invisible, every representation matters: Political edition

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An Interview with Adoptee Author Claire Hitchon #flipthescript

Have you ever wanted something so badly it was all you could think of? All you could talk about, write about, dream about. Claire did.  She wanted a horse.  Finding Heart Horse is her journey and her search for her Heart Horse. It takes her from being “the girl most likely to succeed” to a… Continue reading An Interview with Adoptee Author Claire Hitchon #flipthescript