Browsing All posts tagged under »identity«

Another utterly mundane conclusion

November 18, 2017

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Membership in a community isn’t determined by the feelings one has for it. It is determined by the relationships one forms and maintains.

In the mirror of history: a reflection of colonialism

January 28, 2017

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It’s fitting, I think, that I came to understand the true nature of my colonized identity through a history of the United States.

A Small Act of Grace: A Story We Can Tell

November 5, 2016

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Our family no longer has a traditional territory, sacred places or the daily routines of life to prompt our collective story-telling, but we have those letters.

A Portrait In History: Me, My Grandmother, and Colonialism

October 16, 2016

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It never occurred to me that colonialism also had a role to play. That isn’t too surprising, I guess. A sickness has to be named before it can be diagnosed.

Seven Shades of Colonialism: Through the Looking Glass of Cultural Genocide

June 30, 2016

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Here’s the strange thing. My grandmother was an Indian, she presented herself to my class as an Indian, but it never occurred to me that I was an Indian too.

The Geography of You: Where Are Your Borders?

May 27, 2015

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That feeling of where you begin and end is not set in stone and is open to influence and manipulation from and by stimulus in your environment.

What Is The Biggest Illusion We All Believe? “I Am In Charge.”

March 8, 2015

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The reality is that your mind is the product of very many independent brain processes which compete for control of your behavior, and the vast majority of these processes are inaccessible to the conscious part of your brain.