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7 Ways for Non-Natives to Empower Native People

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By Ada Claire A few months back, I was asked the following question: “Is there any way that I as a non-native can help indigenous people have the status they deserve?” I am so glad to see this question being asked. I think in large part due to the recent draw of media attention to the R*dskins controversy, native issues …

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Mixed: My Journey with Makeup and Ethnic Expectations

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 By Ada Claire Anyone who has spent any decent amount of time with me knows I literally never leave the house without makeup on. Makeup played a huge role in developing my self confidence as a teen as I struggled with my ethnic ambiguity, paler-than-it-should-be skin, one-step-below-afro hair, intense acne, and a lack of knowledge on how to tweeze eyebrows. …

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The Power of Elder Native Women

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By Kentaro Herder Imbalance is a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium.  Native American women have come to terms with the term imbalance over the years due to historical trauma that leads to health disparities, alcoholism, and domestic violence.  With genuine hearts, Native American women are able to lead their household in ameliorating the emotional and physical detriments that …