Nonviolence, Community, Resistance: Jonah House | WitnessPhoto | Salina, Kansas | pat2

Pat Murphy from the Ioway nation spoke to us. He started his talk by saying, "Elders, I ask you to tell me the truth if I tell you something wrong." Pat talked about language, and how the culture is lost if the langauge is lost. He said that even the word "chief" is a european concept, imposed by the boat people who couldn't abide concensus or women leaders.. The concensus process was cumbersome to Europeans, so they appointed chiefs. Men chiefs,
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