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This weeks resolution: I will write blog entries for the next five days (one per day) about whatever my friends post in the comments on my Facebook Page.
Ho-kay. I was all ready to sit down and write a reasoned, tempered, mini-researched yet well balanced article in response to the article my BFF (for life. for-eva. for always) posted because I am reasoned, tempered, mini-researched and well balanced person. It was going to mention something about Indigenous diets that are based on reciprocity and respect of animals, which I think was important in terms of deciding what is "good meat" and what is "bad meat" and then I was going to take apart this very privileged binary created by the author of this article when they discuss something about how organic meat that was loved is okay, and other meat is not okay and how, sure that's great, but organic meat that was loved unfortunately in our society is really only accessible to a privileged few so creating this "okay" meat and "not okay meat" is sort of class-ifying this whole thing - without acknowledging it. And then I was going to say something about how it's not just about WHY we put meat in our mouths but that we have to have a fundamental shift in how we view it as a relationship and NOT just a RIGHT. But that's when I came across this line at the tail end of said article:
Because it’s my sneaking suspicion that the more you know about meat, the less you actually want to put it in your mouth.
A- that's -what- she- said.
Here is a cool video from Idle No More - which I like to watch to remind me that we should be learning about Idle No More --- more. (If you haven't read the article you won't get this, so read it!)
Day two... ovah and out.
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Cutcha Risling Baldy is an Associate Professor and Department Chair of Native American Studies at Humboldt State University. She received her PhD in Native American Studies from the University of California, Davis. She is also a writer, mother, volunteer Executive Director for the Native Women's Collective and is currently re-watching My Name is Earl...
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