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Atsimoihkan: Poems 1 & 2

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By Leo John Bird Atsimoihkan means prayer and is often talked about in terms of apaitapiisin, way of life. For me prayer has been something in my life that I have always felt sure about. Some of my first memories revolve around my immersion school class learning our prayers in our language. To this day when I pray, I hear …

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Root Picking

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By Abaki Beck Memory #1: I am ten years old. I’m hunched in the sun on the side of a mountain, a screwdriver in hand. Cars and RVs of tourists heading to Glacier National Park whiz by on the road weaving below me. I’m annoyed at the dirt blowing in my eyes and the fact that my cowboy boots are …

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THE MURALS MUST GO: AN OPEN LETTER TO FR. JENKINS

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Contributed by Dom Acri & Alan Mychal-Boyd (Sicangu Lakota) This letter originally appeared in the The Observer on November 28, 2017. If you wish to add your name to the many signatures below, please follow this link and your signature will be added within 48 hours. Dear Fr. Jenkins, It is time for the murals to go. The 12 Luigi Gregori murals have adorned the main hall of Main Building …