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Category: Arts and Culture

Biutopia in Nanoputia

October 1, 2007

Modern Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World could run the disingenuous title of a new novel. Presented as a simple traveller’s narrative into nanocountry.The facts related would not…

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Lost Souls

September 12, 2007

In the movie Dead Man, the wandering, poetic Native American (Gary Farmer) encountered by William Blake (Johnny Depp) responds to Blake’s question ‘Who are you?’ by answering, “I am nobody.”…

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Blueprint for Community

September 7, 2007

When Edward F. Edinger claimed Western society no longer has a viable, functioning myth, he wasn’t claiming we no longer have a mythology, only that the values and identity expressed…

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Education for What Kind of Society?

September 6, 2007

“Get a good education!” urges every parent of their children. In the spirit of this command mothers and fathers in Fourth World families all over the Americas have been in…

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Tall Tales

September 5, 2007

My northwest tribe was salmon people. The Great Silver Argatmor — who leaps from the underworld as Goll the mythical salmon, metamorphosed from the red horizon of the sun that…

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Healthy Humor: Subversive Weapon

September 1, 2007

Native American communities have gone through probably the worst of situations in North America that people can go through. North America’s indigenous peoples have experienced the devastating depopulation of their…

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August 28, 2007

“New tribe discovered”… could be the title of an old movie about Christopher Columbus’s times. In today’s reality, it is the western centric language used in the media to report…

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A Good Death

August 24, 2007

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…

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Woven Stone

August 22, 2007

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…

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Reindeer People

August 21, 2007

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…

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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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