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Eisa Ulen


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The Double Divide: Deaf and Native

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The Double Divide: Deaf and Native

Deaf Natives who live on isolated reservations, said Judy Cummings Stout (Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina), can often “live between two cultures,” marginalized from mainstream America because of their Native identity and also marginalized within the Native community because of their hearing loss. However, fully acculturated deaf Natives, says,...
Wrapping Women in Pink Shawls

Culture

Wrapping Women in Pink Shawls

Laverne Bichanich (Oneida) didn’t know she had breast cancer. She didn’t understand the importance of monthly self-exams, so she rarely did any. When she did examine her breasts, she figured what she felt was just fatty tissue, since no one had ever really told her what a lump feel...