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When You Look in the Mirror, What Do You See?  Are You Free to See an Individual Who is Free? A Response to Chase Iron Eyes Sundance Ceremony Column, By Sophia Marjanovic

When You Look in the Mirror, What Do You See? Are You Free to See an Individual Who is Free? A Response to Chase Iron Eyes Sundance Ceremony Column, By Sophia Marjanovic

Aside from my title starting out as an attempt at reviving my slam poetry days, I think it is imperative that we ask these questions about ourselves in order to lay down a plan for our future.  The internet has allowed us to move beyond the limitation of only interacting amongst ourselves and a few allies.  The internet has created the opportunity for us to share the knowledge that kept our ancestors, predecessors and ourselves resilient in a resilient economy of reciprocity with our territories.  The internet also provides access for us to gain more knowledge from people with whom access was limited without such game changing technology. The recent article by Chase Iron Eyes regarding the depiction of the Sundance and the controversy over poverty porn has prompted my response to challenge you to ask yourself the question about whether or not you see yourself as a free individual.  As an urban Indian who spent summers and a few school terms living on my mother’s reservation and who...

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