IndigenousWell™

Most of the contributors to this website, are the great grandkids (several times over) of people and Nations that were “discovered” to be very much alive and well in this hemisphere in 1492 and before. Those Indigenous people, like these contributors, were agriculturist, philosophers, advocates, healers, scholars, artists, and everyday people, just living their lives. You may have heard/read that Indigenous people were/are noble, stoic, generous, simple, or worse. Maybe so. I can assure you that Indigenous people were/are complex and downright hilarious. And really really diverse.

Indigenous people have traded with others and learned new things, forever. Keep what we like, reject what makes no sense, personally and culturally. We’ll do a lot of this here. In this section we’ll link to books, other websites, and products. We’ll try to help folks “buy Indigenous” when we can. And we will recycle ideas and reinvent things.

We won’t have the audacity to just walk into someone’s house, take what is theirs, then claim full ownership has been bestowed upon us. That’s no way to start. But we might share cool stuff we have “discovered” over the years.

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High on the Hill

High on the Hill

Earlier this month, Judge Sara Hill started her new job. She is a new federal district court judge. United States District Court for the Northern…

Happy Campers

Happy Campers

Growing up, we weren’t the kind of people that went to summer camps. I learned about those “city-kids-off-in-the-woods-near-some-lake-for-three-weeks-and-get-your-first-kiss” kind of camps from 1980s coming of…

Sigh

Sigh

I’m typing this with my lesser hand because yesterday, I got my dominant shoulder scoped and the block hasn’t fully worn off. Ouchy. When they…

Asterisk This

Asterisk This

The luxury of sipping morning coffee in a quiet house. With a roaring fire cracking in the fireplace, I look out the window at the…

Joy and Chafing

Joy and Chafing

13.1 miles. A half marathon. Walk it. Run it. A mix of both. Either way you slice it, it will probably leave a modest mark…