我大部分成年生活都会了解我的祖父的故事。 Pat Gourneau (Anishinaubay) had eighth grade government boarding school education, an omnivorous mind, a family to love, and courage. He was desperate and determined to save his people and what remains of our homeland from the 1950’s policy of termination.
保留的Ojibwe词是'Ishkonigan'，也意味着'剩菜。'但土地是珍贵的。 He was not about to let the government take it without a fight.
我们可能已经看到了我们民主结束的开始 - 或者开始加强我们的民主。 In the same way that my grandfather had to choose to fight for his people, we have to choose to fight for our democracy. He used the truth. He and the Turtle Mountain Tribal Council won the fight against termination with facts and with emotion. We can only win with truth and love.
这本书的哲学的核心宗旨可以在一条黑人班瑟的信中总结一下。 ‘Humility, sincerity, banana oil.’ That’s what he brought to argue his case with those in power.
他扔了一切问题 - 所有他都可以想到的 - 他和每个人都结交了朋友，尽管疲惫和巨大的赔率，但他保持着幽默感。
在1976年访问了北达科他州的工作服务办公室后，我了解到我有资格探讨了我已经做过的糖食。 I’d worked construction, waitressed, sold concessions, been a short-order cook, etc. I had a good education but hadn’t prepared to do anything but write. I decided that if I turned 30 and hadn’t published a book, I’d quit and go back to waitressing. I wrote incessantly and never gave up because I just kept thinking how much my feet used to hurt at the end of a shift. So, it was fate, or feet. There wasn’t a choice.
我是一个小书店的主人，或者拥有我。 Birchbark Books has an emphasis on Indigenous, anti-racist, and climate change works. I’ve read a lot of the literature that our customers ask for or books that I think they’d like. There has been a thrilling surge of Indigenous literature, poetry, memoir coming out this year. However, my solace has also been Stendahl—红色和黑色， 和帕尔马的宪章理查德霍华德的令人振奋的翻译。 I read Octavia Butler’s异种Trilogy，LouiseGlück忠实和善良的夜晚（很多次，它是神秘的），fire由艾塔·斯托伊，Vigdis Hjorth，底层由Robert McFarlane，白愤怒由Carol Anderson，许多精彩惊悚片，Dennis Lehane，John Grisham和Donna Leon，诗歌由Natalie Diaz，Sun Yung Shin和Billie Ray Belcourt。 At present, I’m reading Carol Anderson’s next book,第二：在致命不平等的美国种族和枪支， 和脱离：常设摇滚那Bundy运动，以及圣地的美国故事通过jacqueline keeler。