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Steve Dragswolf
Passionate about literacy and indigenous literature
Passionate about literacy and indigenous literature

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ADUIDE Has Moved On
I'll no longer be posting here at ADUIDE, but I will be continue posting on indigenous literature and culture at the new website, . See you there.

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Buzzfeed Video Features Actual Natives Talking About Mascots
Buzzfeed recently released a video where they gathered actual natives–imagine that–to share their thoughts about various native-themed mascots and imagery in sports. The video offers a more light-hearted approach to the issue while still making it clear tha...

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Susan Taffe Reed Maintains Position As Director Of The Native American Program At Dartmouth Despite Controversy
While I will continue to serve as president of this organization, serving as Director of the Native American Program is my primary focus and priority. To that end, I hope we can begin a dialogue with the NAD community about the complexities—and sometimes th...

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Rez Life, A Review
“To understand American Indians is to understand America. This is the story of the paradoxically least and most American place in the twenty-first century. Welcome to the Rez.” ― David Treuer, Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life David Tre...

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Sabbatical Reminiscing
I took a long sabbatical these last two months. It wasn’t planned, but it was needed. I finished my Bachelor’s degree–late in life–and now my family and I moved from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to New Hampshire so that I may attend graduate school. There’s bee...

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Transmotion, A New Peer-Reviewed Journal in Indigenous Literary Studies, Released Its First Issue Today
Some exciting news today from the indigenous literature field. Transmotion, a biannual, peer-reviewed journal in indigenous literary studies has officially published both a pdf and html version of their journal. More about Transmotion from the site: Transmo...

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The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band, A Review
The Red Bird All-Indian Traveling Band Frances Washburn The University of Arizona Press 2014 ISBN: 9780816530823 Frances Washburn did a great job of telling the story of Sissy, a young woman who feels stuck in a small Rez town. Sissy is the lead singer of T...

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"We Share Our Matters" Releases Late March.
A new book by Rick Monture (Mohawk) is set to be released later this month, and a launch party is happening in Winnipeg. The book is called We Share Our Matters  and is about the Haudenosaunee fight for sovereignty through their eyes. Relevant details of th...

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On the Redskins Name Debate and "Fake" Indians
I typically hadn’t cared much for the whole debate of who is or who isn’t an indian. Far too often it comes down to exiling people that others don’t like for personal or legal reasons. To me, I’m okay if someone is trying to figure out their native heritage...

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How Do You Teach Your Kids To Love Reading?
How did you become a reader? Did your parents read to you on a somewhat regular basis? Did you pick it up on your own? For me, it was a combination of the two. My mom read to me as a child for a time, but ultimately I picked it up and ran with it. Archie Co...
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