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A Good Death

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In his masterpiece novels House Made of Dawn and The Ancient Child, N. Scott Momaday writes about the Plains Culture of the Kiowa during their glorious century of hunting buffalo and fighting on horseback from Wyoming to Oklahoma. In describing the essential character of this robust and self-assured people at the peak of their spiritual [&hellip... more →

Woven Stone

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Though there were a few schools located in Native American communities or “Indian country” and American white teachers were sent out to educate Native American people, many, many children were sent away to federal and Christian mission boarding schools far from their homelands. The policy was to break or sever ties to culture, family, and [&hellip... more →

Reindeer People

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The word shaman comes from the language of the reindeer people of Siberia. To subdue these nomadic people who ranged from the Urals to Mongolia to the Arctic Circle, the Communist Party first exterminated the shamans. The people there still enact an annual ritual of their souls flying to the sun on the backs of [&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 →

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 →

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