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Why People Cry at the Send off of an Elder

I remember the first time I was asked to attend a send off for an elder. I was younger than I am now of course and I really did not understand much of the proceedings. As I remember it was 6 below zero F. and yet people were out side at the grave site. I [...]

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Dreams 2

When I was in the Andes this past winter I met people that I felt were waiting for a dream to unfold. I was told by my grandfather that during my life there would be a great change. The funny thing is I have seen many changes that are not technology. I have seen the [...]

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Yesterday

I have been rereading material that I was once quite fluent about. Stories I was told by my grandfather. The stories are regarding the beginning of time and the setting of the directions. Who is first and that sort of thing. As I was reading I thought about how my grandfather would always add [...]

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Stereotypes

This last week of editorials in Indian country has opened up many discussions about stereotypes. It is a difficult discussion for many of us because we have been treated with such unfortunate disrespect. Many of us don’t want to be whiners but try to educate from experience. Some of us walk a multi-path lifestyle because [...]

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Full Term

It is always sad to see something end before it is allowed to reach full term.
I remember collecting plants with my clan grandfather. We asked the plants which ones wanted to go to help the people. We did not harvest anyone before they were full of power. We did not harvest a plant that would [...]

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Dreams 1

I spoke with the old man when I was young and asked him about dreams. He had an interesti9ng take on most things and dreams were no different.
He told me that dreams are understandings that we cannot realize on this level of time. It was a simple answer and over the years I had tried [...]

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