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! […]

Part Five: Interview with Anishinabe Scholar Elder Carol Hand

By Lara/Trace Hi everyone. Happy Holidays and Welcome to Wintertime. Today is the last chapter of my extended interview with Carol Hand. The following interview (5 Parts) is with Anishinabe/Ojibwe Elder Carol A. Hand (Voices from the Margins blog) (Professor in Social Work and Sociology, Author, Guest Lecturer). Carol and I have roots in Wisconsin. […]

Part Four: Historical Context: Walking in Two Worlds

By Lara/Trace Part Four: My extended interview with Anishinabe (Mole Lake Ojibwe) Elder-Scholar Carol Hand (continued) This quote from the Mic Check post really hit me. “When you try to be a bridge between two cultures, you should expect to get walked over by some people from both sides.” This speaks to oppression and a […]

Part Three: Personal Experiences: Walking in Two Worlds

By Lara Trace  (author of ONE SMALL SACRIFICE: A Memoir) Welcome to Part 3 of my extended interview with Anishinabe Elder Carol Hand.   QUESTION: Carol, this quote from the Mic Check post really hit me. “When you try to be a bridge between two cultures, you should expect to get walked over by some […]

Part Two: Carol Hand interview: River Teeth

By Lara Trace Hentz (Part 2) My extended interview with Carol Hand (Anishinabe Elder Scholar) One book you mentioned in the article “Living in the Space Between Cultures” was The Prophet. How did that one book affect you and change your life view? I know it changed me when I read it. CAROL HAND: Trace, […]

Part One: Interview with Anishinabe Scholar Elder Carol A. Hand

By Lara Trace Hentz Hi everyone. The following interview with Anishinabe/Ojibwe Elder Carol A. Hand (Voices from the Margins blog) (Professor in Social Work and Sociology, Author, Guest Lecturer) will run over the next few weeks on this blog. Carol and I have roots in Wisconsin. I’ve been admiring her work and scholarship for quite […]

Rescuing Children or Homogenizing America? — Part 2

Originally posted on Voices from the Margins:
Carol A. Hand  (Part 1 Questions) … Grandfather Thomas focused on helping others. He took me under his “left wing” and shared his stories, photos, and the amazing beauty of his art (paintings, wood carvings, drawings). I wondered what his life would have been like if he had…