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  • Absence of the Sacred

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    The World Archeological Congress will meet soon in Dublin, where, among other topics, they’ll examine the Tara controversy. Tara Hill, to the Irish, is like The Black Hills to the Lakota and Cheyenne — a sacred landscape imbued with spiritual values, myth and legend. As a national monument, as well as proposed UNESCO World Heritage… more

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  • Curating Social Knowledge

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    One of my colleague’s students asked if I found my indigenous associates to have a different philosophical perspective. I responded by noting that their cosmology and epistemology was in sharp contrast with dominant society views, and mentioned an interview with Richard Atleo they might find helpful. Making a connection with philosophies indigenous to the landscape… more

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  • A Short Distance

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    In his novel The Lazarus Project, Aleksandar Hemon observes it is a short distance from the editorial to the massacre. Referring to America’s anti-immigrant fervor of a century ago, Hemon remarked, “I do not need to tell you what a crowd of excited Christians is capable of doing”. In the reality of the present, with… more

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  • Classy Servants

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    “We have no private life,” the secretaries of a German law firm state. Getting up at 6 o’clock in the morning to commute to work, unable to pay the rent in the metropolis. The secretaries usually won’t be back home before late evening after a day full of work. Then they are too tired to… more

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  • Watching the Sunset

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    The totems of Kwakiutl and other aboriginal coastal villages of British Columbia were often the initial cultural expressions encountered by other First Nations and explorers traveling the Inside Passage between the Salish Sea and Queen Charlotte Sound. Facing the setting sun, these carved accounts of history and clan were the ultimate fusion of art and… more

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