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    Hey, the following is my speech. Please proofread it for me. Thanks!
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    l Melissa Nelson’s a mixed Native American Indian
    l The main idea of this essay is to decolonize the mind in order to find one’s identity (In this case, the Native Indians) and to honor the place where he or lives.
    l When Western Europeans came, all Indians were sent to residential school where it was forbidden to speak their own language.
    l Therefore, Indians were struggling to find their authentic voice

    Melissa Nelson has provided some solutions – to decolonize one’s mind.
    1. Decolonizing the mind does not mean to go against European heritage
    u Nelson argues their people should be introduced beyond the Western scientific paradigm and Western culture.
    2. Decolonizing the mind gives people a chance to see the world from many, many perspectives.
    u Creativity, for instance, such as writing poems allows one to express his or her view on certain environmental issues.
    3. Decolonizing the mind by questioning
    u Ask things like where do thoughts and ideas come from
    u If, say, someone’s interested in Native American spirituality, he or she must learn about the colonial history of North America.
    u Only learning from the past allows us to progress

    Some parts of the reading have disturbed me tremendously
    l It is bitter to hear that the Indians are sometimes referred as the “lazy, dirty Indians”.
    l Also, many deep ecologists consider that the Indians are anti-environmentalists
    l Many Native Americans has lost their identity, culture and heritage.
    l Lastly, most of their beliefs and their thoughts seem worthless to know

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    Re: Hey

    How are you?

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    Re: This site isssssssssssss sooooooooooooo cool

    O god!

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    Re: This site isssssssssssss sooooooooooooo cool

    Quote Originally Posted by hugsandkisses View Post
    Hey, the following is my speech. Please proofread it for me. Thanks!

    Becoming Métis Script

    l Melissa Nelson’s a mixed Native American Indian What do you mean by "mixed North American Indian"? Do you mean that she is mixed race?
    l The main idea of this essay is to decolonize the mind in order to find one’s identity (In this case, the Native Indians) and to honor the place where one lives.
    l When Western Europeans came, all Indians were sent to residential school where it was forbidden to speak their own language. This is highly arguable. By no means all Indian children were sent to residential schools.
    l Therefore, Indians were struggling to find their authentic voice

    Melissa Nelson has provided some solutions – to decolonize one’s mind.
    1. Decolonizing the mind does not mean to go against the/a European heritage
    u Nelson argues their people should be introduced beyond the Western scientific paradigm and Western culture. Not at all clear what you mean. Please rephrase

    2. Decolonizing the mind gives people a chance to see the world from many, many perspectives.
    u Creativity, for instance, such as writing poems, allows a person to express his or her view on certain environmental issues.

    3. Decolonizing the mind by questioning
    u Ask things like "Where do thoughts and ideas come from"
    u If, say, someone’s interested in Native American spirituality, he or she must learn about the colonial history of North America. Surely it would be better to learn about pre-colonial history to discover what this is.
    u Only learning from the past allows us to progress

    Some parts of the reading have disturbed me tremendously
    l It is bitter to hear that the Indians are sometimes referred as the “lazy, dirty Indians”.
    l Also, many deep ecologists consider that the Indians are anti-environmentalists
    l Many Native Americans has [plural subject=plural verb] lost their identity, culture and heritage.
    l Lastly, most of their beliefs and their thoughts seem worthless to know
    Are these bullet points from which you will develop your speech?

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    Re: This site isssssssssssss sooooooooooooo cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Are these bullet points from which you will develop your speech?
    YES, I presented this speech a trillion years ago.....Thanks for the suggestions though. =)

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