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Why the Violence Against Women Act Is Crucial for Native American Women

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Up until Tuesday, Republicans had proposed amendments to strip Native American rights and jurisdiction over non-Native perpetrators of violence on the reservation.
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And who are THEY to try to strip Natives of ANY rights?

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The Art of Kissing: A 1936 Guide for Lovers

The Art of Kissing: A 1936 Guide for Lovers | Native American topics | Scoop.it
"Like a bee that settles on the fragrant pistils of a flower, and sips in the nectar for honey, so should you sip in the nectar from between
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Sharla Shults's curator insight, February 18, 2013 4:25 PM

Since there is so much history behind the art of kissing I am posting this to America and beyond. Of course, kissing is definitely an intricate part of the catnipoflife so it will also be 'planted' on catnip just like a first kiss!

Marilyn Armstrong's curator insight, February 18, 2013 7:51 PM

Love oh love ... Sweet sweet nectar of life!

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TRIBES: Campaign to save Native American languages | Local News | PE.com - Press-Enterprise

TRIBES: Campaign to save Native American languages | Local News | PE.com - Press-Enterprise | Native American topics | Scoop.it

Two decades ago, the Luiseño language seemed in danger of extinction. Perhaps fewer than a dozen native speakers remained, and none on the Pechanga Indian reservation near Temecula.

 

Today, children speak Luiseño every day in a Pechanga-run school. The tribe recently began funding a graduate-level Cal State San Bernardino Luiseño class, one of the few for-credit university indigenous-language courses in the country.

 

After centuries of federal efforts to stamp out American Indian culture, some of the languages – spoken for thousands of years are on the land that European settlers took from Native Americans – are enjoying a comeback ...

Dawn White Ackerman's insight:

 Hi!  I'm Dawn, and a Full-blooded Native American, of Iroquois descent, 1/2 Tonawanda Seneca, 1/2 Cattaraugus Seneca. When I was young, it was not "acceptable" to speak my language.....I'm so glad that I've seen Native Language taught in school, but I think this needs to be a mainstream topic of education, and not an electoral.  

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