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Artby – Jay Taber

On the Warpath

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In this 2005 Mother Jones article by Julia Whitty, we meet Blackfeet Nation banker Elouise Pepion Cobell, who has made it her mission in life to recover the $176 billion of Indian trust fund money lost, looted, and mismanaged by the U.S. government. 40 years into her battle with the Department of Interior, this great-granddaughter [&hellip... more →

Indigenous Identity

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As an American, I think indigenous identity is something diasporaed Europeans are still getting a handle on, and it seems to help to communicate with our still-rooted relations on the peninsula and islands even if we haven’t managed to travel there in person. Having had the good fortune to do so, though, I find it [&hellip... more →

Convergent Responders

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In this article, CWIS associate scholar Janaka Jayawickrama (of the Trauma Risk Reduction Programme Disaster and Development Centre at Northumbria University) wrote about his experience organizing relief in the wake of the Sri Lanka Tsunami. He also participated in producing a remarkable Rapid Assessment Report organized by a group of young indigenous volunteers that was [&hellip... more →

Moblogging Jokkmokk

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In this paper by Stephanie Hendrick and Therese Ornberg, The Weblog as an Immersive Space is explored based on the coverage of a Sami cultural festival by a team of webloggers and technicians from Umea University, Sweden. Using social enhancers to make the blog a meeting place for participants and viewers worldwide, they were able [&hellip... more →

Indian Reservations

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If you asked most Americans how many Indian reservations there are in the US, it wouldn’t surprise me that many might correctly guess several hundred. But if you asked those same people how many reservations there are in India, I suspect you’d get a blank stare. The term “reservation” as applied to politics in India, [&hellip... more →

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