4 comments on “BOOKS AND READING

  1. “We can talk all we want about what is owed to us, but we need to start talking about what we owe ourselves and future generations – and I see only two choices….dependency or self reliance.”

    Excellent!

    Not sure if the non-profits and tribes can or are willing to forgo the current set-up of how things are done. The funding & money trail seem so ingrained into daily life and how things are structured. A benefit to a few but leaves a whole lot of us outside looking in.

    I’m still a believer in community and the potential to change outcomes based on community involvement. That is the heart of who we are as people and the only real way we can move forward in a more positive direction. Take control of how it can & should be done from those who poverty pimp us out for their own agenda.

    • Poverty and dependency have a way of becoming generational, especially in circumstances
      such as the nations have endured. I haven’t an issue with “assistance” when there’s a
      genuine need, when that’s all there is – but I have a real problem with it as an alternative
      lifestyle, something to accept rather than endure.

      “Not sure if the non-profits and tribes can or are willing to forgo the current set-up
      of how things are done. The funding & money trail seem so ingrained into daily life and
      how things are structured. A benefit to a few but leaves a whole lot of us outside looking
      in.”

      I couldn’t agree more, an obstacle to overcome that is almost set in stone. I know someone
      who is a “grant writer”, that’s basically all they do, and shameful to see the “creative”
      efforts dedicated to that end.
      Grants have a purpose and can be legitimately obtained and dedicated, doesn’t seem though as
      that’s always the case. Add a few corrupt tribal politicians, elected and those who don’t
      feel they need to be elected into the mix and it’s downhill.
      I don’t talk about it much but I believe a major upheaval is in the offing, if and when it
      occurs if we don’t have our act together we’re going to gain a new understanding of what it
      means to suffer.

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