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Māori Portraits Offer a Window into New Zealand’s Colonial History

Māori Portraits Offer a Window into New Zealand’s Colonial History @Auckartgal https://t.co/LJqxuf0sEA — hyperallergic (@hyperallergic) February 13, 2017 Gottfried Lindauer's portraits present a collective history of colonial New Zealand, capturing individual identities in a time of great social change and upheaval. Source: Māori Portraits Offer a Window into New Zealand’s Colonial History

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Pequot in New Zealand | Signing The Treaty of Waitangi | New Zealand history | Native Land Court

By Lara Trace Hentz When I was editor of the Pequot Times in Connecticut, we had a visit from a Maori woman descended from Peter George. It was fascinating to meet her! Here is a look at this interesting and devastating history...   A Pequot in New Zealand? Geomap: Peter George, Mashantucket Pequot Whaler This… Continue reading Pequot in New Zealand | Signing The Treaty of Waitangi | New Zealand history | Native Land Court

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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?

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Adoption Experiment: Breaking the Spirit

The modern process of breaking the spirit of an expectant mother for the purpose of stealing her infant, reminds me of that old film taken by Hitler’s doctors of their own medical experiments, whereby they left a parent locked alone in a room with their baby, but without food or drink. They watched and filmed… Continue reading Adoption Experiment: Breaking the Spirit

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What you should know: Doctrine of Discovery

Volume 2, Issue #11, American Logo newsletter by Bill Annett We are not descended from men who kept silent.  -Edward R. Murrow Ask an average American (or Canadian): “What is the Doctrine of Discovery?” You're likely to get a blank stare, an uncomfortable pause, the changing of the conversation to politics or rock stars, or perhaps… Continue reading What you should know: Doctrine of Discovery

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Today’s Spotlight: Atami Village, New Zealand

By John Robb Today's resilient community in the spotlight is Atamai Village. It's a new, semi-rural developed community located in the northern part of New Zealand's South Island. Here's a well done video they made. (please watch!)   Atamai Village Area What We Can Learn From Atamai So, what can we learn from Atamai? Atamai… Continue reading Today’s Spotlight: Atami Village, New Zealand