Re: Well...

Date: 2014-09-29 08:23 am (UTC)
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>> I will re-see it -I had a hard time reading the page due to the dark on dark background. <<

Sorry about that.

>> I searched GR for the Army of One, but it looks like an unpublished work? <<

It's published, but not in book format yet. I've only got the three whole books published thus far, although Goodreads may have some of the anthologies I've appeared in. A great deal of my work is only visible online or scattered across magazines.

>> I agree, but the divide and conquer has worked it's bitter work, and now the job is to re-build community on a more fraternal basis, via family of choice, I believe. How do we get people to realize that we are all related? <<

Focus on intertribal activities. That can help a lot. Look for common ground in cultural practices between tribes. There is plenty of it. Yes, the tribes are each distinct but if you pile them all together they are a lot more like each other than like the Europeans. Short list: storytelling, drums, dancing, reverence of plants and animals as guides, prevalence of 4 as a sacred number, and let's not forget Plains Indian Sign which was an auxiliary trade language that touched all four coasts. Identify common goals and work toward them -- frex, keeping oil pipelines off the land and making sure everyone has water.
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