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Note to Self(ie) – Generation Justice

There is soul in the eyes of others. There is beauty in the simple lines of shadows on pavement or the oily puddles making rainbows in a parking lot. I can picture these beautiful photographs in my mind right now. But, instead of creating them, I often find myself snapping a selfie. These selfies are...

How to Be an Indian: Halloween Edition – Generation Justice
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How to Be an Indian: Halloween Edition – Generation Justice

Why didn’t anyone tell me how to be an Indian? I had no idea I was missing the tomahawk and the beaded, neon headdress. I forgot to stand with folded arms. And why can’t I remember to speak in the stoic, broken English of my ancestors? I guess my beautiful white moccasins and their tough...

Fighting Back Fears – Generation Justice
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Fighting Back Fears – Generation Justice

It’s a vice that grips my throat. A shameful burn in my stomach. It’s the lead inside my legs. The flush in my cheeks. The doubt behind good ideas. It’s fear and it doesn’t give up. Recently, I read bell hooks’ All About Love where she expounds on living and acting from a place of...

Decolonizing Warriors – Generation Justice
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Decolonizing Warriors – Generation Justice

As I headed to Generation Justice on August 10, 2015, I honored our Pueblo Independence Day with prayers of healing, strength, peace and love for all creation. The universe answered back that morning when I met GJ Advisor and Fellowship Trainer Roberto Chene. Roberto is an expert and consultant for intercultural communication, leadership and conflict...