- Anchorage, Alaska, USA
- March 15
- I am a twenty-something Tlingit/Athabascan woman. I never plan on leaving Alaska. And - though I wouldn't have thought this was any kind of issue until recent inquiries - am straight, and always plan on being straight, as well. :) I am not married and have no children, so I frequently take children from my friends, spoil them ridiculously, and send them back. I've also begun to write my first book.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Reform opponents discovered
decades old problem... last
August 24, 2009 07:37AM
- Native man wants to forgive
his attackers in hate crime
August 15, 2009 07:29PM
- Two arrested in hate crime
against Native man
August 14, 2009 04:44AM
- Native ideas on economy essay
contest - SIX $10k winners!
August 13, 2009 05:18AM
- Obama Admin. supports Native
August 12, 2009 04:22AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Interesting –
those that I have talked to
have been for
it… but I
August 12, 2009 07:38PM
- “Van - How frustrating to
once again here this refrain
June 24, 2009 04:23AM
- “Thanks for the
suggestions! I'm definitely
going to check
June 15, 2009 07:25AM
- “You can watch the first
episode online! I posted a
above, but it's on the
April 16, 2009 03:14PM
- “Kathy - With the
pilgrims, I was thinking more
portrayal of Edward
April 16, 2009 12:51PM
Writing Raven's Links
- MY LINKS
Every time I think people like Glenn Beck can't tick me off more
than they have, they pull it out of somewhere.
Stumbled on this little bit in Indian Country Today about Glenn Beck comparing Indian Health Service to the proposed health care reform. It is a little bit "one plus one… Read full post »
Reporters interviewed Eddie Barr, the victim of the hate crime captured on video and posted on YouTube. What is amazing about this guy is his total willingness to forgive, despite the fear he has now, and the fact that even during the attack, he was only trying to be a nice… Read full post »
From the Anchorage
With their video camera rolling, a young white couple threw eggs at an Alaska Native man and kicked him, slinging slurs in what appears to have been a racially motivated assault, police said Thursday. During the attack, the victim held his hand out trying to shake… Read full post »
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I'm a little surprised this isn't getting more play in the news,
but it would mean huge changes for the Native people of Hawaii if
it were to pass. From
Sam Hirsch, deputy associate attorney general for the Justice Department, told the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Thursday that the… Read full post »
I was really intrigued with this man's story, after
reading the article on Reznet. Joe Medicine
Crow will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest
civilian honor in America, from Obama on Aug. 12.
A 95-year-old Crow Indian who wore war paint into battle beneath his World War II uniform a… Read full post »
She said it was snowing on them up there, raining crazy hard just a few minutes out.
I swear if that snow comes any closer, I'm going to lose it. We all went one year without… Read full post »
Found this pretty interesting piece a few days ago in Indian
Scholars are pushing evidence of human habitation in North America well beyond the non-Native accepted wisdom that places it at a relatively recent 13,000 to 14,000 years ago...
A perhaps-controversial 33,000 years ago, &ldquo… Read full post »
Okay, my impatience has finally paid off (not sure that had
anything to do with it, but moving on!)
One of the major campaign promises of Obama's to Native people around the country was a Native senior policy advisor - and he's made good on that promise!
Obama names Cherokee as Native… Read full post »
From Indian Country Today:
(World Health Organization) briefed reporters June 9 that reports to the agency of infections in Inuit communities in Canada showed “disproportionate numbers of serious cases occurring,” said WHO senior official Keiji Fukuda.
In general, I've been confused by…
Was out of town for much of this week, and got a little bit
hooked on a much nicer, slower frame of mind. Having a little bit
of trouble getting back into life.
Oprah released her summer reading list, so I figured, hey, why not me? Sure, the authors will probably be… Read full post »
I have no problems with scrutinizing the Supreme Court nominee - in fact, it is incredibly neccessary. Her words, her speeches, her judgements should be combed through as much as possible so the American public knows exactly who and what we are getting for a lifetime appointment of Supreme Court Just… Read full post »
With all that is going on in the world, why is there a Native American organization focused on bee survival?
But reading the information is a little eye-opening - not to mention humbling. I remember hearing, several times… Read full post »
One other passage in Palin's letter caught my attention. On the third page, as she's making the state's case for why the feds should declare a disaster, it says:… Read full post »
From ADN's Alaska Politics:
Canada's gov. general eats slaughtered seal's raw heart in show of support to the country's seal hunters.
Governor General Michaelle Jean, the representative of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II as Canada's head of state, gutted the seal and swallowed a slice of the mammal's org… Read full post »
Although I've talked about it before, I want to add a little reiteration of the role of Alaska Native men and women in the armed forces while there's all of 50 minutes left on the Memorial Day clock. No matter - it's not a subject that should be limited to one… Read full post »
One of the bigger Alaska Native stories lately has been the
congressional investigation of the federal contracts
awarded Alaska Native corporations. Essentially,
Alaska Native corporations are given contracts as
disadvantaged businesses - or able to get the
contracts without competition.
I haven't com… Read full post »
I am not familiar with the work of Nicholas Galanin - but I plan on/…
After "recovering" from a nice little vacation, including an awful lot of "light" fair on the blog lately, I came across this beautiful, thoughtful article in the Arctic Sounder. It was written by Yaari Kingeekuk, a woman I've met on several occasions, who now works for the Alaska Native Heritage Cen… Read full post »
The last "official" poetry entry for National Poetry Month, while there is just a few hours left in April. I do plan on posting more poetry though - I've found a few poets I'm hooked on, and I have some books on order, still on their way, from the excellent suggestions… Read full post »
As Obama hits his first 100 days, well, don't know that I'm
exactly qualified to be judging his job, but for the issues I care
most about, pretty good job. "A" for effort, certainly.
One thing I had hoped he would have by now is one of his campiagn promises to Indian… Read full post »
The first, really, the first line still rings in my ears, like an anthem. "Today, I am more native than yesterday..."
And I promise it's not just because she's a fellow Tlingit, and Raven moiety as well!/… Read full post »
So Earth Day kinda snuck up on me, and I do try and recognize it in some way. For several thousands of years, the Native people of this continent did a pretty good job of being responsible with the earth. But I think we're slipping, big time now. "Taking care of… Read full post »