Monthly Archives: January 2011

Perspective

Writing to agencies to beg for grant money means putting myself under scrutiny. You keep telling yourself, it’s not about you: it’s about the work. But when I’m occupied with issues that impact Indians, then it is personal. Advertisements

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Indian as Suitcase

As I was preparing for this week’s campus-wide lecture, I realized the histories and narratives of Indians in North America are like the content s of a suitcase.

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Skulls and Baseballs

I started thinking about bones when grad student Erin Dysart Hanes and I began following the news coverage of Kennewick Man.

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Got My Pickaxe Handy

It’s a daunting task to study Native science and Western science, drilling down through the crust and mantle to examine the core of what centers our beliefs. While some scholars point to power and capital, I find it stops the … Continue reading

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What if it’s Not There?

How can you study something that’s not there?

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It’s a Dream

My head is wrapped around grant applications for my work in science communication: so much so that I’m dreaming about it. Serves me right.I read an article on learning and teaching that pointed out Indian ways-of-knowing embrace dreams as part … Continue reading

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True Grit’s Props

The Coen brothers’ version of True Grit tells a powerful story and viewers are invited to sit back and watch as the Western unfolds.

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