Saturday, February 14, 2009

Another Song for the February Break

Keeping with Dina and Kate's theme of driving, I went to my playlist "Go." I'll see you in The Middle of the World.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Warrior from the Rez Ain't Never Gonna Quit

The New York Times has a video story about a girl from the Lower Brule Reservation. It's amazing how familiar the first half of the video is*. I haven't been to Lower Brule reservation, never met Cheryl, but it captures some essence of life here.

The second half is more positive than I often feel. I see too many of my students going down without a fight. The crab story, told frequently here, doesn't quite fit. I feel like we climb half-way up the bucket, lose grip, and slide back down.

*The drums at the beginning don't sound as familiar. The ones at the pow-wow sound right.