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Yellow Bird: Cell phones now a part of rez life


"If you're driving along -- whistling or humming, I suspect, because you're glad you're now on the reservation -- you might see a relative or neighbor on some high hill, standing beside his car, yelling. You'll smile and wave. He's making a cell phone call; you know that. You drive by, he waves and continues yelling.

When I was at the Sundance ceremony last summer, people would disappear occasionally and drive out of the valley to an overlook to make a phone call. There are some areas such as the valley of the Sundance where connections are nonexistent.

We have accepted that. If we want to use our cell phones -- and most of us have them -- we just find a good hill."

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DORREEN YELLOW BIRD COLUMN: Even Rez can't escape cell madness (The Grand Forks Herald 10/23)

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