Tag: American Indian

Resistance Literature: A New Wave of Intellectual Engagement

So I’m walking through a bookstore in downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico and I’m reading blurbs.  I’m not going to blast any artists.  That’s not what I’m about.  We all come from a different set of experiences.  But why are mainstream book publisher publishing the same narrative over and over and

Education Minefields When the Diaspora Returns

Champions endure the hardest hits–psychological and emotional–and carry themselves forward with the idealism needed to see through the most barren desert landscapes.  We’re charged with getting an education and then returning home to make things better.  We’re up for the challenge.  But we can’t be surprised when we get hit on

Voice Echoes in Mimetic Hearing

How to hear?  Not to listen, like saying “You need to pay attention,” but instead how we create consistency in our voice as artists.  How do we hear voice?  How do we recognize  what is uniquely our own?  Is one obstacle.  Then the next.  How do we reproduce it again

Rewind Oscar’s Tape: The Making of an Introverted In’din Nerd

That’s how far back we’re about to go.  I’m going to use a simile only a certain generation will understand.  Remember tapes?  It kind of sounds odd to say now.  Tapes.  Sounds like a prehistoric infection.  If my kids overheard me ask someone if they “had tapes” when they were a teenager,

When Girard Married Freire: The Scapegoat Rides Praxis into the Sunset

It’s about to get real nerdy in here.  Turn around and walk away.  Don’t read any further.  If you pass beyond this point of warning then all consequences will be your own and you will be held accountable.  So…  Do the right thing.  Just stop reading now.

Being In’din is a Party: To Convolute the Convoluted in Joseph Boyden’s Controversy

You don’t like to think of yourself as a Girardian cliché.  Neither do I.  But we like to oversimplify.  Living life on the spectrum takes tremendous amounts of consideration (aka compassion) and tremendous amounts of time (aka love).  But we live on a spectrum.  Nothing is black and white.  Not

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