Yellow Bird: Blogger lacks facts about Indian life
"In my travels around the country, the one place I always return to is White Shield, N.D., my homeland. It is a placed reserved for the Sahnish (Arikara) people after millions of acres around us were usurped by the federal government. We have a special connection to this land not only because of historic ownership, but also because it's the final resting place of our ancestors.

I say this about reservations and homelands in response to the controversy about blogger Rob Port of Minot and his essay, “The Appalling State of North Dakota Indian Reservations."

Stop blogging, Rob Port, until you have some facts.

The 15 hours Port spent on the Turtle Mountain reservation gave him a lopsided view of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa. Port gathered a whole group of people into one bundle, tied a dirty, lazy knot around them and tossed them into the national spotlight."

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Dorreen Yellow Bird: Blogger should learn lesson about Indian life (The Grand Forks Herald 5/22)
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