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Job Shadowing My Father, and My Path to Tenure

November 25, 2013
This blog post originally appeared on the blog Beyond the Mesas . Earlier this summer the University of Illinois granted me promotion to associate professor with indefinite tenure in American Indian Studies & history. Since then, I've been thinking a lot about my path to tenure, and the road I...
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Making Knowledge Out Of Sound: The Enduring Legacy Of The American Indian Flute

November 25, 2013
This blog post originally appeared on the website The Flute Portal . I want to share what has been shared with me over my career in a good way and try and touch the souls of young people that stories matter. As a cultural outreach & world flute artist I try and bring the universal language of...
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17th Century Books About Indians

November 25, 2013
This blog post originally appeared in the online forum Native American Netroots . During the seventeenth century Europeans wrote a number of books about American Indians which both created and perpetuated many of the common stereotypes and misconceptions about Indians. Some of these books were...
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My Mother's Story: Flora Sombrero Lind 1923 – 2010

November 25, 2013
This blog post originally appeared in the online forum Native American Netroots . My mother passed away on June 25, 2010 at her home in Richfield, Utah. She was 86. My brother, sister and I were by her side when she breathed her last breath. This is the tribute I gave at her funeral: Another elder...
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DNC Speaker Denise Juneau Leads Montana's Public Schools with an Emphasis on Indian Education for All

November 25, 2013
Editor's Note: Denise Juneau won re-election as head of Montana's public schools on November 6, 2012. This profile about her originally appeared in the online forum Native American Netroots . -Elisa Batista, MomsRising.org For six minutes between the speeches last week at the Democratic National...
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UPDATED! Raising the Voices of Native American Families: A MomsRising.org Blog Carnival with National Congress of American Indians

November 25, 2013
UPDATED!: November, 16, 2015 --This Native American Heritage Month, we're thrilled to revisit these important reflections from Native American leaders, mothers and allies. As we strive for fair pay, access to healthcare and education, and food justice for all mothers and families, we remember the...
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Sharing 'Three Kings' Sweet Bread With My Daughter's Class: Recipe and Video Included!

November 22, 2013
OAKLAND, Calif. -- My daughter's first grade class is studying family traditions. Her teacher invited parents to share their stories, and most recently, it was my turn. I spoke to the kids about a tradition unique to Latin American, Spanish and Catholic families called "Three Kings Day" or el día...
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Share Your Story: MomsRising Blog Carnival "Raising the Voices of Native American Families"

November 19, 2013
For many families across the United States, November is a time to reflect and show gratitude for all that we have. Thanksgiving is an annual celebration marked by family reunions, turkey dinners and football. However, for many Native Americans, whose ancestors lived in the United States long before...
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California Chinese Forums Provide Straight Talk on Obamacare

November 14, 2013
Cross posted with permission from New American Media. New America Media , Question & Answer, Summer Chiang , Posted: Nov 03, 2013 Photo: Chinese Americans listened and asked questions at one of two Sing Tao Daily expert forums on the Affordable Care Act in California. The Chinese-language Sing...
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Alive because of the Affordable Care Act

November 1, 2013
As a young, healthy man in my 20’s I just wasn’t worried about health insurance, but that changed unexpectedly, and I found myself in the position of wondering if I would have to choose between my home or my own health. As a musician, I've always felt lucky to have enough work to support myself...
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