When thousands of Somali refugees resettled in Lewiston, Maine, a struggling, overwhelmingly white town, longtime residents grew uneasy. Then the mayor wrote a letter asking Somalis to stop coming, which became a national story.
There are a ton of incredible things happening all over the world regarding health, wellness, and Native strength, and I want to share those stories so that everybody can be reminded that we’re not just a downtrodden people experiencing postcolonial peril. We are powerful.
Deep democracy, the inherent importance of all parts of ourselves and all viewpoints in the world around us, is introduced as the concept that facilitates conflicts in relationships, communities, and the world.