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The Invisible Representation

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By Nikwich Wright Stanford University prides itself on how diverse and multi-cultural the campus and the students are. I beg to differ, especially with the current severed ties from Divesting from Israel. This problem has always been occurring within the Native American Community throughout this past academic year, where the play “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” almost happened but changed once …

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Cooking with All Native Ingredients: 5 Recipes

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By Ada Claire I’ve been focusing lately on trying to eat in-season, local foods. They’re cheaper, more plentiful, often more locally produced, and better for the local economy. This has led me on a journey of farmers market shopping sprees, baking my own breads, and canning my own jams amongst other efforts to keep the origins of the food I …

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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 …

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This Is Our Generation: My Request To The Decision Makers

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 By Whitney Sawney The question that gets asked the most often by policymakers is, “How do we understand Native Youth?” Unfortunately, our generation is faced with disheartening realities, like depression, addiction and high suicide rates. There seems to be a never-ending report of negative statistics, where Native youth are perceived to be just another number. The concept that is being …

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Trend-Unsettling

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By Kirsten Shaw Native Americans: who are these people and what do you know about them? Some believe that Natives are savages and don’t have feelings. Many people think that they are “Redskins” or that they once helped the pilgrims out. Some think Natives are just a trend (how about we start trending #NativesAreCool?) – so cool that we as a …

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My Journey With Hip Hop

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By Talon Ducheneaux ​Without music, I don’t think I would have made it this far in life. That’s a bit dramatic and cliché isn’t it? Allow me to explain. ​My name is Talon Bazille Ducheneaux. I am 21 years old, studying psychology at the University of Pennsylvania (in Philadelphia). I am a proud Lakota and a proud Dakota. There are …