Lara/Trace

I blog www.larahentz.wordpress.com and www.splitfeathers.blogspot.com

“We are linked by blood, and blood is memory without language.”
- Joyce Carol Oates
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We Are Story Stones On Which Sacred Carvings Are Made Daily | WNC Woman

We Are Story Stones On Which Sacred Carvings Are Made Daily | WNC Woman. Creativity can be a spiritual experience, opening one to a deeper understanding of one’s connection to the whole, and deepening the belief of interconnectedness – that everything has a voice if one will listen.

Lost in Translation: Germany’s Fascination With the American Old West – NYTimes.com

Lost in Translation: Germany’s Fascination With the American Old West - NYTimes.com.

Suicide and depression #Robin Williams

make the call

My friend Susan posted this on Facebook and it’s so brave and honest I had to share…

I’ve been trying to keep my trap shut since the news of Robin Williams’ death first broke, but I can’t stand it any longer. If we live long enough, most of us will know what it is to grieve, what it is to feel blue. That doesn’t mean we have ANY conception of what it is to wrestle with suicidal…

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AMERICAN INDIAN ADOPTEES: GUEST POST: Reactive Attachment Disorder by Levi Eagle Feather

Levi EagleFeather

Levi EagleFeather

AMERICAN INDIAN ADOPTEES: GUEST POST: Reactive Attachment Disorder by Levi Eagle Feather. Part One

Many times, emotionally, mentally and spiritually we become lost and tired within the hubbub of it all. What else can we do but feel lost. As far as adoption goes the whole basic, being separated from the herd to which you belong thingy. Something which we all have experienced…

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New Book — Safety for Native Women: VAWA and American Indian Tribes

Lara/Trace:

You can publish a book but it takes actionable actions to make lasting change. When you think about who created these conditions for such violence to exist, by connecting the dots, we all pawns in a government “show of force.”

Originally posted on Turtle Talk:

Safety for Native Women: VAWA and American Indian Tribes

By Jacqueline Agtuca, Edited by Dorma Sahneyah

National Indigenous…

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Headlines: trafficking, adoption, Indian Child Welfare

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House Passes Bill To Prevent Sex Trafficking, Strengthen Vulnerable Children and Families Posted on July 29, 2014

On Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the House of Representatives unanimously approved H.R. 4980, the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act.” This bipartisan, bicameral bill reflects agreements reached between House and Senate leaders on three separate bills designed…

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Closure…is it what people think it is?

Lara/Trace:

Traumatic events don’t go away, they change you. They become part of your soul. They effect in some way every decision made, action taken, thought, feeling and reaction from that point forward. Answers to why the event happened, doesn’t make the pain you felt, or still feel, go away, they are just answers to the questions that were gnawing away at your soul. They can offer a measure of…

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On sanity and self-inquiry

As someone who has tried to understand my own memories, the figments of my imagination that were ruling me and my decisions, this post by Jen Peer Rich expressed it so clearly, I’m sharing it!

imagine people and peace

(via lastrealindians)