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  •  I read a lot about Native Americans, relatively, (3+ / 0-)
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    BlueJessamine, paradise50, navajo

    when I was a kid, but that was so long ago there wasn't much available. Of course there was Broken Arrow, with a nice Syrian boy playing Apache (Michael Ansara, SIGH!!!) on the TV. (hmm 1956/58, I was 9-11yo)

    Anyway, I was exposed to some info about the OR/WA/BC coastal indians, and my father (the bank ag. agent) worked some with the Columbia Gorge folks who had their salmon-fishing areas (Celilo Falls) drowned by electro-damming of The Dalles Dam... I have an autographed copy of Linda's Indian Home, inscribed to me, by ... I think it was from the chief of the band? can't check because the book is in storage.

    Anyway, the local University & CommColl. both do a lot of diversity work with the local tribes, pow-wow sites & events. I know a bit more about the local Indians than I used to, at least I know how to find out -- an acquaintance who now works at the local Community College has done a lot of research on the local bands in the last couple of decades, and published it where the public, and the First Nations folk can get at it more easily... such as his paper on the Coquille, his webpage on the languages of Western Oregon, LCC's Diversity / First Nations webpage

    And I expect when we finally get to BC to be learning more about the more northern coast peoples. Also, Idle-No-More RULES! it will be great to be located so much closer to activities in opposition to coal ports and Pacific tar-sands facilities.

    "real" work : a job where you wash your hands BEFORE you use the bathroom...

    by chimene on Wed Feb 20, 2013 at 04:42:33 PM PST

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