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Dork Shorts- Female Genital Mutilation

In class the other day, we took the time to talk about a topic that was a major focus in Halima Bashir’s memoir, “Tears of the Desert.”  It really intrigued me to look into this topic a little more; to … Continue reading

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Tears of the Desert- Wounds and Illnesses

If there are chapters missing, that is because no illnesses or wounds were discussed in it. Chapter 1- The Naming Halima recalls a moment where a man is about to rape her, and while fighting the man, he stabs her … Continue reading

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The Growing Obsession of the Magic Box and Ytilaer Noisivelet in the Nacirema

As an anthropologist, I have been privileged enough to be able to observe the tribe of the Nacirema for quite some time now.  They are a very unique group, which station themselves between the Yaqui and Tarahumare of Mexico, the … Continue reading

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Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Background: Name: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Location: Province of Alberta, Canada Added to the World Heritage List: 1981 Nomination Criteria: Criteria vi; which says describes the site “to be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with … Continue reading

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Ring-tailed Lemur

Taxonomic Classification: Lemuridae (family), Lemur (genus), Lemur catta (species) Common Name: Ring-tailed lemur

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Kachina: Also known as “katsinas”, kachinas are spirits that are said to look after certain Native American tribes.  There are many different kachina spirits, each representing a different aspect of life that it protects.  The name “kachina” alone means “spirit father” or “life father”.  This … Continue reading

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