Category Archives: Nakota Sioux

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I haven’t been home in two years.  It surprises me that this is the longest I have ever been away from home.  Even when I was living in Inuvik, I flew down south at least twice a year, sometimes more. … Continue reading

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Pow-wow season and variations in vocabulary

We haven’t done much pow-wowing since we moved East, other than the McGill pow-wow put on by First People’s House.  That pow-wow is great, but it’s really more of a small gathering which reclaims a bit of space on University … Continue reading

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Pan-Indianism, Pan-Métisism

My last post was about what non-natives learn about us, and thus how we are portrayed by them. I suppose this post is about what we learn (and teach) about ourselves. Pan-Indianism If you’ve ever been to an urban ceremony, … Continue reading

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