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Issue 5.1 - Jan./Feb./March 2002

How Was It Real?

By Ben Geboe My name is Ben Geboe, and I am a Yankton Sioux Indian, originally from South Dakota. I'm also a bunch of other things like Norwegian, French, Miami Indian and typical American. I am a social worker and I work for the NYC Department of Mental Heath. Before the disaster, I monitored clinics and programs serving mentally ill. We were one of many city agencies mobilized to work at the Family Assistance Center on Pier 92, which was created to help people who lost loved ones in the WTC attacks... more...
In The Tradition

By David Martine Dennis King of the Shinnecock-Montauk people is a quiet man with a great talent. His people, the Shinnecock people of Eastern Long Island, New York and the Montauk with whom they are closely associated, are famous in world history as hunters of the great whales and seamen of the highest order. They were and are, also, great craftsmen and artists. When I first knew Dennis several years ago.... more...
White Myths, Indian Maidens

By Sue Wilson There are several different published versions of the "Maid of the Mist" legend. Some of these have become quite controversial among the Huadenosaunee as a whole, and in particular among the Senecas with whom the legend is associated, because of the misappropriation and distortion of culturally important themes to the Haudenosaunee.... more...
Book Review

By Kathryn Cooper In her new book, Red Woman With Backward Eyes and Other Stories, Cherokee author MariJo Moore has successfully woven the metaphors of traditional storytelling with the harsh sometimes grim realities of present day Indian society. Her finely crafted, double weave writing has as its strength multidimensional characters with hopeful yet pragmatic understandings of the challenges facing today's Indigenous peoples ... more...
Funding Opportunities

Don't let these opportunities pass you by... more...


sadly acknowledges the passing of
Kyle L. Dowdy, Sr. (Seneca)


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