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
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.… Continue reading Part Five: Interview with Anishinabe Scholar Elder Carol Hand
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… Continue reading Part Four: Historical Context: 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… Continue reading Part Three: Personal Experiences: Walking in Two Worlds
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,… Continue reading Part Two: Carol Hand interview: River Teeth
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… Continue reading Part One: Interview with Anishinabe Scholar Elder Carol A. Hand
please read and share Carol’s writing
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 been able to grow up with his family. I wondered what his life would have been like if he had been able to attend a school that provided more than abuse, discipline, and training for farming and manual labor. And I wondered what his life would have been like if the government had apologized and offered reparations to the children and families who had been traumatized when agents were sent to kidnap children and place them in abusive institutions simply because they were Native American.
State and Federal Child Welfare Initiatives (1935-1978).
The answer to these questions is suggested…
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