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Bring in supporting materials from echo hawk undrip

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of these issues—security of land, cultural integrity, human rights, and political rights. Bring in supporting materials from Echo-Hawk, UNDRIP, and Luci Tapahonso. 2. Walter Echo-Hawk tells us that the social and legal challenges of dealing with/living in settler states is to transform the settler-state mentality with critical consciousness, reflection, and healing. His book, In the Courts of the Conqueror , and Luci Tapahonso’s Blue Horse Rush In , serve to offer us ways to engage in critical thinking, reflection, and healing (healing not only for indigenous peoples but for all peoples). Write an essay that explores this idea, and when appropriate, bring in the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Choose supporting materials from each of the named texts. 3. Luci Tapahonso’s book Blue Horses Rush In: Poems and Stories provides us with cultural specificity from a distinct Native Nation, the Diné Nation. She teaches us through her work what it means to be a Diné woman. She brings us into her world(s) poetically, creatively, and teaches us about cultural memory, the ancestor spirits, the importance of the land, of home, of cultural knowledge, of storytelling. Choose three of these themes and write and essay that demonstrates
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your understanding of how her work complements the work of Walter Echo-Hawk, and how it opens up your understanding of the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
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