Yellow Bird: Sharing culture brings understanding
"This is one of those excellent adventures this time into Indian country, the Red Lake Reservation and the community of Ponemah, Minn.

It's about looking at the Ojibway culture through the eyes of Yangkyoung Lee, a friend and colleague from Seoul, South Korea.

It was a good trip with the turbulent and fitful weather of August mellowing into a wonderful, fall-like day. The wetlands and forest areas of north-central Minnesota last weekend were absolutely perfect.

As we moved farther and farther into the deep forest areas of the reservation by the back roads, our path was lined with bright yellow black-eyed Susans, sunflowers and tall, grainy sedge and wetland grasses. In the thick of the wetlands, lazy, slow creeks from Upper Red Lake crawled alongside the highway. Ducks, pelicans, great blue herons and other water birds were paddling around the edges of the water, sometimes dipping into the water and hoisting their tails high.

It was that kind of day."

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Dorreen Yellow Bird: Sharing breaks down culture barriers (The Grand Forks Herald 9/8)
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