to MM Mm Joe. Mn Joe u welder
at ikt Lm uiloi (widely tat
mindnM) known as IIIimt), who
Cepe Bmm lslaad, Nova ScMia
(Canada) The Lm am AJposduaa
speaking Imliut related to the
Ma Joe ia a woman of Mad and
heaadfal spirit, who kappan lo he a
book* of poetry, and is well known in
Canada a aa outspoken advocate far
l jsu cultural survival She is a product
at Me boarding school experience.
her writing But anally her poetry
(mm on the man positive side of
thing* like love and beauty, making
iptill baskets, real HIt experiences.
QT her boak, Lnu And Indmnx
We're Called. *e sakl: "My cuatexl
for writing is a positive une, and ?
my lectures* universities and schools
I emphasize that point ? no
iterative v One wav ft* native neooie
to experience the poaitive parts of
their culture is through spiritual
pmdurtit'Hiaa. This Is what I try to
convey ? there is a great need to tell
our sinry...nMve than ever." And that
. is exactly whatdusdnea. She id is her
own story and that of her people She
encourages other people to write.
Ahead of Myself)
, ? ??? \ i
At age seven i
I taut school .1
Sooty Mubby pencil makes
WVfra acnp of paper
I prim small wurds,
I try 10 par iheai la outer
"Bring that paper here," the
Timidly I walk, my knees
I hand him ic paper.
His eye* widen, "Where did you
find these T
I point at myself, my bead, my
The fear lessening
He reads my fast poem.
A jumble of wunb
> Ke*-km-ti no.
I've caught up with myself.
Thai is why I am here
Poetry is my tool,
I create as I go
Kes-km-sl no, I tell you now.
Maybe tomtrrow I will leave you.
Remember my stubby pencil,
and you too may "do."
Na kes-km- uhixk naki I ell.
You loo will he ahead of yourself.
Of her hot*. Song of Eskaxmi.
die said: "If 1 get i<*> sentimental in
my choice olwurdx. excuse me. I have
to call attention to the gentle people
of Canada. My stmg is gentle, bear
with me. I still want to offer my hand
Yob be 4k judge whether her words
Though it was mural (or me to
create my leather dress
The beads and ttoill my
You call it vi
I makes me feci wise with a sense
Though it was necessity I used
bone, stone and wood
to carve my images
You call hart.
Ii makes me feel wise and a seer
Though I created the mask for
The amulets my ritual objects
You call it art.
It makes me feel wise as my spirit
flows with love.
My sketches have revealed the
loneliness of fading away
The message passing the wind
into all eternity.
You call it ari.
My spirit shadow celebrates,
"You have found me!"
For more information about Rita
Joe and the Lnu people, visit the
Native American Resource Center in
Old Main Building, on the campus of
Pembroke State I Jniverxtty.
C Reflections by Alta Nye Oxcndine 1
Oh Tuesday aignt we had a pood
yet-together Hope man will come
and be wMh our group ibe eecood
Tuesday ie October.
A "Play oa Words"
Do yon like puns''
Tbe puppymy too-winw brought 1
home ? mm man** ape ie oo bit way
to hernwams good watchdog. Today 1
be ff-j F
The only one home tfttMfcp thftd
10 le-LEASHtim. TUHnSmnmr
? f *- -a
? ttuf I DOfTawco ?l)is
?em *e commercial for anew comedv
By IVM I ww btpiwy to eave
new spaper clippiogs about
)UW come acioat the updated item,
from Hack Aadertos cotuma m tbe
meet I hod gotten into ate habit of
theflthw Hde ie a etoiy aboot
the Wrights of Team "The speaker
facet MaUogattoes of Howe rules
violations brought by tbe ethnici
committee?The 64-year-old Mrs
bright, along with he. hatband
tonoed the company with frteods from
fori Worth?" With this clue I could
likely check out the tear if I decides
it s important saou^ to sped tfat time
doiag eo "i
la dfee ssamsat. "MOVE OVER.
FIDEL" Jack Anderson it quoted W
eayiag "Soviet leader Vfflthail
Oorbachev it lookiag over the
prospects for a eocceceor to Fidel
Castro Gorbachev ie tired of
sabeidixiay Caetro. whose
mismaaayemeat of the Cuban
economy is cosOag dte Soviets up to
charawunx ^ Cijfro^ ^tVnt
hif way out of office At the same
time. Gorbachev wants to be prepared
with a successor who has been
groomed by the Soviets "
At this point it doesn't look like
the term "Soviet Union" will ever be
adopted again to cover the assortment
of republics that used to make up the
former USSR However, since
Gorbachev seems to be hanging around
"inthe wings" and since communism
intel/tpea^e eafvices and^stSe
department would do well to consider
this kind of scenario asamote realistic
possibility than the imminent
overthrow of Castro by the Cuban
How I would like to be able to talk
in parson with at least one of "my"
two Marias from Cuba! Earlier i
mentioned my former Room Mate.
Maria, a Presbyterian girt attending
the Pwabytehaa College of Emporia
when I was also a student there She.s
the om who told me how bad things
ware under Batista s dictatorship
That's the reason I was thrilled (a
dtcade later.tohaar dial "reformers
Fidel rod Raul Castro and their friends
had succeeded in Batista.
The other Maria was a fellow
Methodist student I met when I began
mending Scroitt College for Christian
Workers, after leaving the Blackfeet
On her (and my) Graduation Day I
attended her marriage to childhood
frietd. Alberto, a young Cuban
minister who had also been studying
in this country Shortly afterward, the
couple returned to Cuba to work with
churches there <1 have often wondered
what happened to ail three of these
CpbaiM aftet. tfrp. Castors and ;
' - ? tALKlfEwrffift CUBAN
? v AMERICAN
^ Tjwotherday I talked With a voung
I ubaii man who was only seven years
old when C astro took control of C uba
Still speaking with a slight accent, he
told me about his own experiences
there before his family left Cuba two
yean later. He said his own parents,
like other parents who did not go
along with the new regime, tried tc
protect their children from politics
and let them enjoy playing as care free
children But one day he found a
That tinleC uban boy was shocked!
No one had told him about such things.
He said thai the parents of his best
buddy became Communists and
apparently "sold" their son on
Castro s greatness One time bis
buddv. also seven, asked him what
HE thought of Castro. "He's a BAD
man", he answered, remembering
what he had seen in the magazine
Then, to keep from gettinguito trouble,
he made a quick change, saying he
REALLY didn't mean it'
Two little seven-year-old boys
ALREADY wraooed up in politics, at
an age when they SHOULD have
been having a good time playing with
This Cuban man said that people
DIED to liberate the country from
Batista, not knowing they had brought
MORE of a monster into power.
He also quoted his btheras saving
"You know what communism does'*
It turns FATHER against SON'"
From what I've studied, it turns all
kinds of people against one another!
NO WEAPONS OF SELF
Several years ago I talked with a
college student from Puerto Rico
whoaejprl^md^sfrito had spent
country^TOKy^g^iifo torfme '
that Castro bad gMBtemiup all the
Maybe THIS is one reason Castro
has not been brought down by now
(Some people in THIS country are
afraid that a ban on owning ONE kind
of gun will eventually lead to haling
to surrender ALL kinds of weapons of
PRAYER CHANGES THINGS
would be fewer people trusting in the
Communist way of life and more
people coming in Christ and his
satisfying. ABUNDANT way of life
TRAGEDIES AT HOME
Let's also remember to pray for
the many Robeson County families
who have recently lost loved ones
Also all the millions of people around
the world who have gone through
tragedies of ooe kind or another And
let s pray for our president and his
administration, as well as Congress,
that they will be able to make wise
decisions in dealing with Haiti. Cuba.
North Korea, and all the other "trouble
spots" mound the world
Carolina Indian Voice
It published every Thursday by
First American Publications
304 Normal Sc. ? College Plaza
Post Office Box 1075
Pembroke. North Carolina 28372
Phone (919) 521-2826
Cohnee Brayboy. Editor
Helen Lock tear. Office Manager
l uituiai diversity has become an
interest of remarkable heights ?o many
person* ol business. education. and
The North i arobna Humannie>
Council Ihb worked dillgeiul. with
nseniv Ave Robeson c uuniv leathers
over ihe (art three vears with an
emphasi* on the multicultural hirtor.
ol Kubesou countv and creating
sessions on Native American and
African American historv and cultural.
as well as on the nature of race,
ethnicity. and cultural identity
Dr Harlan ioel Grackn. tirtrtam
director tor Programs for the North
Carolina Humanities Council, met
Autiurt 12 with Robeson Count v
teachers Julia Russell. ArleneHemng.
Haves Locklear. and \ vonne Dial io
share, discuss, and plan seminars,
workshops. Aim senes. and other
formats involving inulticutural
education The activities would
include lectures, development of
curriculum materials and lesson plans,
as well as bibliographies and
tilmographies For the fall, the
teachers, in collaboration with
universitv facuitv members from
nearbv institutions, want to pre sen i
Ave seminars, each one on a weekday
after school for two hours The series
will include two seminars on Native
American historv and culture, two on
African- American history and culture.
and one on race, ethnicitv and on
.ultural identity in Robeson C ounty
In the spring. the planning group will
work on a film series
Recently. Dr Gradin visited with
superintendent Purnell S w en to share
and discuss the protect and the
pursuing efforts of teachers and tlie
NCHC Mr Swett stressed interest in
what the teachers have been doing
and would support planned seminars
It was also indicated that the group
needs to work with Ms. Lotsttne. Dt
Freece to work out details
Pediatric Pointers ?
By JOSEPH T. BELL, MD
Last week we talked about
behavioral problems of early
childhood and this issue we will
continue along the same lines.
Remember that behavioral prohlami.
such as biting or temper tantrums, can
be a part of normal development, the
way the parents handle these behaviors
is the key to alleviating them.
By two years of age. the typical
child is experiencing significant
frustration, upset, and even anger in
response to increasing controls from
the family as the child tries to test his
autonomy Breath holding spells can
be one ofthe results of theses stresses
These episodes can occur in a variety
of frustrating situations and may start
with crying and temper tantrums.
These may be associated with
stiffening, jerking, turning blue, and
occasionally, a seizure h is essential
to remember as parents that breath
holding episodes are not epileptic
seizures and they do not develop into ,
epilepsy These episodes should be
bandied like tantrums; the child should
not be given the attention he is trying
to obtain |
Hitting and other similar aggressive
behaviors often provoke strong ,
ici(x?uc5 particularly as the cfeilfl
becomes older, stronger, mora
persistent, and violent Like otbdH
behavior problems, not Ju*.>>H
attention o the behnvior is best. au<9
using firm discipline will help correct ?
the problem. Becauseof the wider agefl
spectrum associated with this!
behavior, other factors must be1
considered, such as when, where a nd ?
towards whom the behavior is directed I
Disruptive family events, health I
difficulties, child care and/or school I
problems all may be influencing I
factors. Family violence or I
encouragement by adults interested I
in a child's ? manliness: can annulate ?
this type of behavior. Hitting should I
not be looked at as a "game." If I
specific management does not I
improve this behavior, especially u I
an older child, parents may want to I
contact their doctor for suggestions. I
That is ail on behavior problems in I
childhood. Coogratulaiioos to the-1
Constitutional Committee on the I
singing this past weekend. Keep I
supporting the Lumbee Bill The 1
Senate is back in session and they I
need to know we are cpncemed.
Take care and we'll take again I
by Ottrnel Duvm
When Jesus died on Calvary. He
reconciled the world unto God ill
t_ orinthians 5 IVi He paid the pnce
of sin He bridged the gulf that sin had
made After that there was no excuse
tor am bud v to be separated ttom Uod
HE made it possible for a sinful
race to come back into full fellow ship
with us Maker As Son of God and
Son of Man. He became The way.
the truth and the life" (John 14 6i-the
was back to the father, back to God.
tor all men. tor all time
Die glorious transact ion is summed
up and crystallized in thai most
exquisite ol all Scripture passages
God so lov ed the world that He gave
Hisonlv begotten Son. that whosoever
believetli in Him should not perish,
but Itave everlasting life "i John 3 I6>
There it is again-thai wonderful
How it in ust ha ve touched the hearts
of the fust disciptesl For who??ver*
meant fishermen as well as rabbi> tax
* gatherers as well as priests. Iinle (ki^He
up in Uahlee as well as the lordsot the
Sanhedrtn in Jerusalem It took in the
lame, the blind, the crippled, the leper
li left iait nobodv who wished to be
When on the dav of Pentecost.
Petei saw .uouud linn a ciowu of
stiancci- ttom everv uaiion undei
heaven the same lovely word came
rushing into his mind bagerlv Ik
cried aloud W hosoever shall call on
thcuainc ol tlK Lord sliall be saved "
? Acts 2.211
Again, w hen he v isited the home ol
Cornelius, the Roman centurion. Ik
recalledtlK blessed word Ashe talked
about Jesus Ik said. To linn give all
?Ik ihopIki> witness, thai through hi:
name wlmsoevei believed onhim shall
receive remission of sins '' (Act!
By Paul Cameron
Lititas i? Mackev M\ favorite
quarterback teamed with one ut the
Dulv (treat tight ends When the NFL
recently picked its ?5th anniversary
team. Lnitas made it. Mackey didn't
What a disgrace. Johnny U is the first
to tell you be worked with some of the
most gified receivers ever What
makes John Mackey stand out in my
mind, he blocked like a tank, had
massively large but soft hands, caught
an vthine near him.and ooce he caught
a pass, lie moved mountains of tacklers
It w as once said the defenders who
fell off Mackev were the tuckv ones,
because lie punished those who hung
arouirf ,U?ou never saw MackO run
?after a pass reception, jt rttiftfr like
seeing a rhino on a bad hair day But
Mackev isn t the only member of the
once proud Colts organization who
gets snubbed The NFL recently
overlooked Lnitas for a publicity
appearance in New York at Radio
Citv Music Hall.
The NFL says onlv one player
from each team made the Radio Citv
list We hope to get Unitas on one of
, the conference calls."' says NFL
spokesman Joe Browne Gee. what a
re lie t. a conference call. Lnitas
responded by saying. 'It would have
been nice to go over and see a few of
the guvs, but he NFL has not done one
thing for the players. The Hall of
Fame ring thev give vou is a piece of
tin \uure almost ashamed to wear
Johnnv can still throw darts, can ?t
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