Celebrating True Stories of Indigenous Peoples

Ojibwe author David Treuer writes “adamantly, unashamedly, about Indian life rather than Indian death….because the usual story told about us—or rather, about “the Indian”—is one of diminution and death.”    Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker assert that ‘On the whole, it can be said that the average US citizen’s knowledge about American Indians is confined to a collection of well-worn myths and half-truths that have Native people either not existing at all or existing in a way that fails to live up to their expectations about who ‘real’ Indians are.” Today we will hear the priorities of Native Americans themselves.

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