Category Archives: nativescience

Stereotypes about American Indians

The More the Buckshot, the More the Brains [Today I’m sharing with you notes from a talk I gave this week at Vancouver Island University in British Columbia. My notes serve as a foundation for the talk, which was less … Continue reading

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Smuggery and Consumption

LITTLE THEORIES As the busiest shopping day of the year approaches, I take a deep breath. I’m as guilty as any shopper. If I can get an item delivered to my door in 24 hours, I’ve saved time and pennies. … Continue reading

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This University President is Indigenous

Regalia Regalia We got an invitation to attend the inauguration of the university president at Vancouver Island University in November. It is not every day that my husband and I get to witness such an important event. What made the … Continue reading

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Buckshot for Brains

Is all Communication Persuasive? (Note: My fellowship at Vancouver Island University allows me to meet students and faculty across campus, and I was delighted to talk about how early studies of human skulls and brains affects ways discourse transmits notions … Continue reading

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Lost, now Found

I got lost in the woods. On my way to and from work I trek through the woods to catch my bus. The shortcut offers a view of the cedars and firs, and a variety of mushrooms I’ve rarely seen: … Continue reading

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The Martians Have Landed

(Note: I was invited recently to speak to a class about mass media, thanks to the kindness of the instructor, Guy Le Masurier, a beloved professor at Vancouver Island University. I’m sharing the draft write-up today, on which the talk … Continue reading

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Native American Heritage Month

November ushers in Native American Heritage Month in the United States. Over the next 30 days, local schools will host events and federal institutions like the Smithsonian will sponsor celebrations that bring into focus the history and currency of being … Continue reading

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