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Andre Cramblit

Andre Cramblit


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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...

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Loving Your Children and Letting Them Grow

Ho, ho ho, hummmmm. The avalanche of holidays is wrapping up, and winter is in full regalia just ready to dance. It is also time for some Native parents to send our precious children (even though they are young adults really), out into the world and back to Khalil...

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David Bowie: The Day the Music Died (Again)

David Bowie died last week.Damn!I had hoped that the Starman was immortal and his multifaceted muse would continue to inspire his unique contributions to the artistic world. Bowie was more than the flashiest star in the cosmos of rock and roll. He had an undeniable ability to influence such...

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My Two Beads’ Worth: Dartmouth Should Know Better

Uh oh! Looks like Dartmouth stepped right in the middle of a steaming pile of controversy.In my own attempts at "transparency" I must start out by letting you, gentle readers, know that I am a Dartmouth alumni class of 1986 (OMG, has it been that long already…). Additionally, have...

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The Value of Traditional Native Leadership

Author's Note: I originally wrote this article for the magazine Winds of Change back in 2002, published by the American Indians Science and Engineering Society (AIESES). In writing it I wanted to share some of the basic tenets of leadership as filtered through the lens of a Native In...