Notable Blogs: Autumn, Death, and Story (10/06/2011)

Welcome to this edition of Notable Blogs! In this edition we look at Autumn, explorations of death through ceremony, the power of stories, and the presence of Bear.

Autumn, here in the northern latitudes seems inevitably to bring us to the consideration of death. Saving Home took part in a shamanic death ceremony recently. She noted humor managed to insinuate itself into the proceedings ! Continue reading

Notable Blogs: 4/14/2011

Spring is finally here! What a glorious day out! Of course, with warmth and rain, we get snow melt and flooding……

This edition of Notable Blogs notes recent posts about First Nations artists from varied disciplines, thoughts about being Native and Feminist, and the battle to save a sacred site in California.

Love Is Not An Orgasm posted a poem about the experience of being Metis (Mixed Blood). The poem is in French and English, highlighting the differences between two birthrights:

I am Métis

Ce n’est pas indiscret

It is not a secret

Ma mère était Ojibwe

My mother was Ojibwe

Mon père était français

My father was French

Moi, je suis métisse

I am Métis

Et je demande la lune

And I shoot for the moon Continue reading

Notable Blogs: 4/1/2011

Welcome to another addition of Notable Blogs. If there is a focus in today’s post, it is  justice. This keeps with a theme in recent posts, namely the need for a Just Therapy, and an awareness by clinicians that social and economic forces act to limit the options of many clients, especially Indigenous people. Healers and elders know this, but many clinicians underestimate the effects of history on Indigenous people.

We begin with the arts! Continue reading

Notable Blogs: 3/07/2011

It’s still snowing! Heavily! The snow began around noon yesterday. The wind has howled much of the night. Now all is buried.

Issues of social justice, especially as they relate to First nations, have received much attention from bloggers recently. We are living in a time when the rights of first nations people around the world are, once again, increasingly under siege. Also threatened are basic supports for persons with disabilities, those on low incomes, and families. This includes many Indigenous people. Yet, there is also light. Continue reading