Not all people hold onto the same truth and that different people can live by different truths without the necessity of all people coming under one truth.
Lawrence W. Gross
Everything does not have to be written down to be true.
We have read various poems and stories that embody the complex nature of truth. The above quotes infer how such truths are a product of our lived experiences, whether they are derived from self-knowledge, family, community, or spiritual groundings. As you’ve navigated the experiences of Native peoples by reading their stories of struggle, survival and strength, it is now your turn to become the undisputed expert of who you are, what you embody, and what your worldview represents. The authorship of this mini-reflective piece is your chance to contextualize how these influences shape you and your ideas. I have outlined some questions below, that you may want to consider in your writing:
-Connection to place (home/community)
-Effects of historical trauma
-Reclaiming of self
You may answer one or all of these questions. If these questions do not appeal o you, think of some other aspects you would rather address. These are merely here to help guide you toward constructing your paper. Finally, your paper should be no less than 2 pages in length, double-spaced, using a 12 point times new roman font.