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The Power of Frybread: An Alaska Native’s Story of Survival
Let’s talk about frybread. It can be found at almost every gathering, celebration, and Indian “doing”, but certainly at every powwow. Songs pay homage to it, t-shirts are emblazoned with “frybread power”, Rez kids argue over whose grandma makes the best frybread. Frybread is a cultural phenomenon linking generation after…
I Hate That I Had To Write This
I am committed to uplifting our people with story. I have attempted to stop re-telling tragic stories that bring us down, and instead I aim to awaken and shine light on the rich narratives of Indian Country’s resilience. I want you to know that I’ve consciously endeavored to keep my…
Decolonizing Sexuality At The Largest Two-Spirit Pow Wow In The Nation
Talk to any Indian, and they will have a powwow story for you. We’ve all been to powwow’s. We grew up with them. Maybe we hated them. Maybe we couldn’t wait for the next one. Maybe the powwow was off in the distance like a bucket listed Grand Canyon. Nonetheless…
A Real Thanksgiving Address: The Words That Come Before All Else
Each year that Thanksgiving claims Turtle Island, our people are forced to reflect upon its meaning, relevance and social danger.
Don’t get me wrong, even though I’m an Indigenous woman, I love to eat 5000 calorie meals and watch football with my cousins—I am of the Xennial generation raised amidst…
The Beauty is Under The Husk
Graduates of Ohero:kon
Last Sunday in Akwesasne in Mohawk Nation Territory, a group of young people completed their rites of passage through Ohero:kon [o-ho-lo-go], where they emerged from “under the husk”, as beautiful, self-actualized, respectable young adults.
Ohero:kon’s founder and leader, Louise Bear explains that the ceremony was given in…