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Reflections from the Ah­nish­i­nah­bæójib­way
(We, The People) - 1997

Wub-e-ke-niew at Lake Itasca (photo)

May 8, 1997: Language from an Ah­nish­i­nah­bæót­jib­way perspective.  Once upon a time, not so very long ago, the air in Southern California was clean .....

June 9, 1997: Six Questions About Language from Wub-e-ke-niew to Dr. Harvey Sarles .....

June 13, 1997: Victims of Congress.  According to Friday’s Minneapolis Star Tribune, Congress finally passed its flood relief legislation—which the President is expected to veto .....

June 20, 1997: INDIAN TAXES, AGAIN: In Wednesday, June 18, staffwriter Pat Doyle published an article in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.  According to the article, headlined “County to get a fraction of its request from tribe” .....

June 27, 1997: RED LAKE WINS $27 MILLION?  According to the front page of the June 19 Bemidji Pioneer, the Red Lake Band recently “won” 27 million dollars “compensation” for destruction of red and white pine after 1889 .....

July 11, 1997: “Clinton is the first president to level about race,” according to journalist Syl Jones in the Commentary section of the June 17 Star Tribune .....

July 18, 1997: Another ‘New Deal.’  Newt Gingrich and his cronies are making moves to bring one of Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt’s projects, the “New Deal,” to an end .....

August 8, 1997: Greetings and hello to all of you peasants and you immigrants, and boozhoo to all you Indians, eh.  When Mike Tyson telephoned Ross Perot, what did Perot say? .....

August 29, 1997: Greetings and hello to all of you peasants and you immigrants, and boozhoo to all you Indians, eh  .....

September 5, 1997: Since I’ve been writing this column, I’ve been getting a lot of mail and telephone calls that need to be answered.  Tuesday, my mail-order certificate for completing a home-study course in Shamanism finally arrived .....

September 12, 1997:  Dear Shaman— Why are the Treaties only written in the English language, why aren’t they also written in the Indian languages? .....

September 19, 1997: Dear Shaman— Why did the Pilgrims and other European immigrants call this “The Promised Land,” when there were people living here? .....

Memories of autumn, 1997

October 24, 1997: Wub-e-ke-niew of the Bear Dodem died ... at home with his Ah­nish­i­nah­bæót­jib­way land which, as he said, “has been in my family for hundreds of millennia” .....

November 17, 1997: Dear Noam Chomsky— Thank you very much for your letter of condolence about my husband Wub-e-ke-niew.  Your letter is one that would have meant a great deal to him, as it does to me ....

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