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Andre Cramblit

Andre Cramblit


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Water Is Life…for the Salmon and for the Karuk

Global climate change is no longer a mere scientific debate between right and left politicos. It is here and it is impacting us all. For the first time in the 54-year history of the event called the Yurok Tribe’s Salmon festival had NO salmon, (NDN Taco Festival just have...

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Old Dog, New Tricks; Yada, Yada, Yada

After twenty years with the same employer I started a new job recently. WOW! After that long it nearly took me two weeks just to pack up all my personal items. My office was liberally decorated with a random collection of plants, student drawings, American Indian themed posters, flyers,...

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Holiday Head Scratchers for Natives

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey… actually the foliage is awash with color but it is time for the annoying trilogy of holidaze that vex us as Natives. Ah yes, ‘tis the season of Columbus Day, Halloween and the American Thanksgiving. This trifecta of events...

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Reunions: Growing Up, Growing Wiser

I had a few trepidations about attending my first college reunion. I did not have the traditional great Dartmouth experience during my four years in New Hampshire. In fact, I had a full-blown panic attack the first time I attended a non-Native alumni event at Dartmouth. PTSD is beyotch...

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Death, Law Enforcement and Communities of Color

It is hard to make sense of the horrors of the past couple weeks. We have seen more tragedies with deaths involving the police and men of ethnic backgrounds. Sadly it is becoming all to common to start the day with news that there has been another case another...

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Muhammad Ali and Rich Family Memories

Last week “The Greatest” was laid to rest. Seems to be happening more and more as the oldest of the Baby Boomer generation begins to shuffle off this mortal coil.  Seeing Ali go down for the 10 count got me waxing nostalgic.The pugilist formerly known as Cassius Clay always...

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Education: Building a Brighter Future

This past week I attended the Native American Graduation Ceremony at Humboldt State University located in Arcata, CA The Indian Tribal & Educational Personnel Program (ITEPP) has been at the core of the support for Natives at HSU and I am one of their minions.  They have now out...

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Returning the Favor: Caring for Mom

My 79-year-old mom, Jeanerette Jacups-Johnny, has been staying with us recently. She fell twice in one week, hitting her head both times and getting two concussions. She has been recouping at our house for the last month. Her Doctor is worried about blood pooling in her head and the...

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Lose Your Language, Lose Your Tribe

February 21 was International Mother Language Day. It is a day to celebrate the diversity of the world’s languages and to support each other in the battle to retain this most important part of who we are. All Natives should take time everyday to reconnect with, learn or the...