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View Diary: There's A Suicide Epidemic Among NDN Youth. Okiciyap. (107 comments)

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  •  There may be a point buried in there somewhere (4+ / 0-)

    about racism against Native people in media or racist beauty standards in our culture... but you didn't make it.

    •  Ok. So, where are the native engineers and (1+ / 0-)
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      scientists at the conferences and work shops?  Where are the native professors, instructors presenting papers?  Was there a native astronaut?  
      Where are the great native philosophers that are required reading in the universities?
      What Native traditions are being observed in the wider culture?  Are there any Native holidays celebrating the great Native leaders in Native human and civil rights?

      Is there a Native music genre in Pandora or in the national music awards?

      Are there Native directors of films, movies and plays?

      Are there Native stories being told in the wider culture?  How about Native holiday food and symbols?

      Native children look at the wider world and do not see themselves except as being poor, making crafts, playing stereotypes in movies.  Otherwise, they are unattractive and invisible.  
      Who cares whether they live or die?  They obviously don't recognize themselves as contributing to the world.

      I go to pow wows and they glorify themselves as warriors, as in fighting in wars.  Military is all a young native has.  Then, they return to the states to what?  Unemployment and invisibility.  

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