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Sat Oct 20, 2018, 12:23 PM

4. Fabulous!

I was very fortunate to work in Native communities for 4 years in the early 2000s, writing free Wills for tribal members under a nonprofit grant. You can imagine how their land tenure rights were stolen and eviscerated.

During that period I read many memoirs and biographies of Native American heroes, beginning of course with Dee Brown's masterpiece. I'd avoided it because I knew how painful it would be. Infuriating that they aren't seen as the national heroes they are!

Those 4 years shaped me, taught and inspired me, and brought me much joy and laughter.

Until we go through Truth and Reconciliation here, we will always be marked by bloodstains. I have far more confidence in our communities of color here, than I ever would in my own white "race."

Have you read Zinn's A Peoplevs History of the US? Highly recommend, also.

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