Fascinating little article here from 2001!
Fascinating little article here from 2001!
Aka, Kalaalit Nunaat. This tourism etc. site is very user friendly, with downright seductive photos! Next plane to Reykjavik!!!
They say after WW2 the people wanted to “modernize,” and so traditional Inuit ways are disappearing. I have mixed feelings about that as someone looking into my own Indigenous heritage/s. Recently I saw a documentary, mostly about Inuit in Nunavut Territory, Canada, but one who often trekked more than a thousand miles over ice to NW Greenland in Spring had to fly one recent year because the ice wasn’t there or thick enough. And subsistence whaling and sealing there was said to be becoming alot harder because they relied on the ice traditionally, just like the polar bears we hear so much about now, with Global Warming.
Indigenous issues aren’t all cut and dried, so to speak….
I just read here about Inuit (Canada Eskimo) traditional knowledge being called (in the Inuit language, Inuktitut) Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit, or IQ. LOL! That’s so cool! I know *I* couldn’t pass this IQ test!!! Hell, if what we laughably call civilization collapsed tomorrow, I’d probably unknowingly eat some noxious weed growing out of the ground and croak! That’s right, we’ve all been “taught” how to survive in a supermarket – or worse yet, McDonald’s – and Heaven forbid we should ever find ourselves without one! Seriously, we should all learn some Native knowledge about wherever we live, in case we need it someday;* we probably need it NOW! It might help us more to “walk lightly over the earth.”
(*–Interestingly, it took the Peanuts gang to remind many of us that when Squanto, one of the last Patuxet Indians after a British smallpox epidemic devastated “New England” and the Maritimes, taught the Plymouth “Pilgrims” and Co. how to survive in their accidental new home in Massachusetts [vs. New York], he was passing on to them the traditional knowledge of his by-then-dead village nation, something not done lightly by Indigenous Peoples today because they usually end up regretting it. Had he not done so, the colonists might have died, or abandoned the colony.)
Could be. It could be that close.
Is a rich, powerful White politician like McCain in any position to tell Congressman John Lewis who does or doesn’t remind him of George Wallace and put him in fear of increased racist violence? Is McCain a mind-reader?
Palin illegally abuses powers in Troopergate and possibly another matter. Isn’t 8 years of abuse of power in the Oval Office enough?! “Political” investigation? Yeah: BOTH parties in Alaska’s Legislature did it! How about her expense-abuse and persecution of rape victims?
Who scares you more in the Oval Office, Palin or Obama, OK?!! At least Obama has Federal, national, and international experience; Palin barely has State-level experience.
A dozen more people for McCain and/or Palin to denounce / repudiate…. And a more poignant look at Palin’s continuing connection with secessionists, from Bobby Kennedy Jr. (The AIP’s citing of the UN Charter and international law is quite laughable to me as a Native American; maybe if it that party wasn’t so White….)
“Palling around with terrorists” charge is racist … against Arabs. I think this is only for the Hard Right “base,” not to flip “independents” or such. So many of them think because Obama has an Arabic name [Named after his father: Can’t get much more “family values” than that!!], he’s a Muslim, so the “terrorists” they first think Palin is referring to are Arab / Muslim, not somebody who belonged to a radical American group when Obama was all of eight years old, and went on to become a respected educator. McCain is little help when his audiences call Obama an Arab, acting like “Arab” is an insult or something bad!!! As if Arab men aren’t “family men,” to use McCain’s expression?
A “hockey mom” only briefly, and many years ago? That tells me what she’s doing is a carefuly-crafted false image for sheer political purposes. Many politicians do it, of course, but to pollute a hockey game with it by letting her drop the puck is unforgiveable to hockey fans like me! Of course, pro sports is just another business, teams are corporations.
My mother recently asked me what was the deal with Palin’s “betcha’s” and Slurvian droppin’ of final G’s. Apparently she’s lyin’, pretendin’, and fear-mongerin’. Just what we need, another “acting President“!
“Rage rising on McCain campaign trail,” fear they’ll lose. (Even though we know they’ll steal it again!)
“Negative ads”? “Attack ads”? I think we have to stop equating factual criticism ads with lying, deceiving, or exaggerating ads. I haven’t heard a single truly negative ad for Obama yet. (Although somebody in my house usually mutes them on TV!) OTOH I’ve never heard such a pile of stinking manure as we’re being subjected to from the McCain/Palin camp, so often, so many ways, so constantly.