Possible Identifications Insider Message Appropriated Message Romanticized Message

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Possible Identifications Insider Message Appropriated Message Romanticized Message Negative Message Argumentative Message Realistic Message

Possible Identifications Insider Message Appropriated Message Romanticized Message Negative Message Argumentative Message Realistic Message

Considering Images in Social Media through a Native Lens In analyzing and interpreting the

Considering Images in Social Media through a Native Lens In analyzing and interpreting the often subliminal messages that are inherent in “constructed images” (and virtually all images are “constructed” in one manner or another), I believe it is, in fact, useful to make use of Aristotle’s Triangle:

To fully understand these images from a Native worldview, I think it is necessary

To fully understand these images from a Native worldview, I think it is necessary that we should then ask, “How do I relate to this image/message as a Native person – perhaps even as a Native man or woman or youth or elder? ” Or more specifically, ”How do I relate to this as a Dine’ elder or a Hochunk or a Mvskoke elder? ” Without creating a meaningful relationship with something from our particular truth and place in creation, are we really expressing Indigenous metaphysics – a natural philosophy that rests solidly on the understanding that we really are “all related”? “The hope for American Indian education lies first in the explicit identification of features of the Western tradition or worldview that produce many of the problems that we are immersed in today; and second, in the active reconstruction of indigenous metaphysical systems, which, I believe, result in experiential systems of learning. ” Daniel Wildcat in Power and Place (with Vine Deloria)