Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Reading Obama and Native America

ON THIS NIGHT WHEN political culture meets mediated visual culture, it is interesting to keep in mind what the image of change actually looks like. Myrtle Strong Enemy, the oldest living woman on the Crow Reservation in Montana, might be asking for a level and a culture of change that most in America can only pretend to understand. What might it mean for there to be a president who takes Indigenous issues seriously?

Equally moving is the 101-year old Strong Enemy's optimism. You are always young enough to want change.

You are also always young enough to know what change might look like.

3 comments:

  1. I believe the Crow just adopted Obama.

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  2. The Weekly RaderJune 13, 2008 at 1:54 PM

    It's true. The Crow officially adopted and unofficially endorsed Obama.

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