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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 →

From Gaza With Love

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A year ago July, Le Monde diplomatique published a one-week excerpt from the weblog of Palestinian Red Crescent physician Mona El-Farra. Last week, after a speaking tour that took Dr. El-Farra across Europe and the United States, the People’s Weekly World covered her presentation in Chicago. As a middle-age mother and spokeswoman for a generation [&hellip... more →

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