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Remembering the meaning of Tribalism

 

April 15, 2021

Gathering around a fire at Camp Mni Luzahan, a tipi encampment located on tribally-owned trust land in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Photo © Independent Media Project[/cc]

It was a chilly day when my daughter and I found ourselves on the road which leads to the Indian camp west of town.

It is called a survival camp for "homeless" Indians. We drove past multi-colored flags with names like Sicangu, Oglala, Ihanktowan, and Santee and pulled into a clearing where we found a number of people sitting next to a glowing fire from a huge cement fireplace.

When we walked toward them, a small woman came forward with hand out held: "anpetu waste da," she said.

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