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Category: Arts and Culture

My World In My Kitchen

November 9, 2007

My World In My Kitchen Food and how we prepare food is one of the most central aspects of daily life. More intimate than our language can ever be, cooking…

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A World Apart

November 7, 2007

Leslie Marmon Silko and Ray A. Young Bear, both of whom pleasantly informed my appreciation of storytelling, seem almost like a different world from the dark, poetic weavings of Louise…

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Mainstream Masochism

October 29, 2007

Disheartening as our absence of communal relations is in America, it does help to explain our persistent affection toward institutions, as well as our attachment to their recognition and acknowledgment…

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A Beautiful Mind

October 27, 2007

If communication in its myriad forms of expression is what comprises a culture, then the particular architecture or design of communicating is what determines that culture’s level of human consciousness….

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Walking Around Ideas

October 24, 2007

The social practice of walkabout by the world’s oldest indigenous culture serves many purposes, one of which is acquiring perspective through the literal travel through time and space at a…

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Barbarity of Scientific Times

October 21, 2007

“The Stone Age may return on the gleaming wings of science” warned Winston Churchill in his Sinews of Peace Address in 1946. This statement seems to ring as true in…

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Tamil Community Trauma–Violence without End

October 17, 2007

Dr. Leslie Korn of the Center for Traditional Medicine (an agency of the Center for World Indigenous Studies) began a three-year study of Community Trauma in a western Mexico comunidad…

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Genocide: Another Inconvenient Truth

October 15, 2007

The killing of a people in whole or in part through mass murder, starvation or displacement constitutes the main features of the internationally recognized crime of genocide. The 1985 United…

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Tribalism

October 9, 2007

The Oxford English Dictionary defines tribe as a group of families or communities linked by cultural ties and having a recognized leader. In an article discussing tribal endurance in North…

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Fabric of Identity

October 4, 2007

If the fabric of global society is analogous to a constantly shifting patchwork of cognitive relationships between tribes, institutions, markets and networks, then the fabric of each component of this…

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Chief George Manuel Memorial Indigenous Library

The library is dedicated to the memory of Secwepemc Chief George Manuel (1921-1989), to the nations of the Fourth World and to the elders and generations to come.

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