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Dean Blue We never got one red cent from the state or the U.S. Government to start the casinos Life Today Dakota Life Today, Casinos, U.S. Government Casino, Subsidies Oral History
Lillian Wilson The United States is suffering because they made so many mistakes Life Today U.S. Government Oral History
LaVonne Swenson 50,000 Indian children never came home Life Today Boarding School, Reparations, Healing Canada, Boarding School Oral History
LaVonne Swenson They’ve held onto their traditions Life Today Dakota Life Today, Dakota Culture and Values Canada Oral History
Dallas Ross Dakota is a way of life, a manner in which you walk through this world Life Today Dakota Life Today, Dakota Identity Identity Oral History
Terry Sveine I’ve been told that maybe if I was not on the so-called “winning side”, I might have a different view Life Today Settler Descendant Life Today, Inter-cultural Relationships, Reconciliation Reconciliation Oral History
Ruby Minkel It’s hard to explain the feeling Life Today Dakota Life Today, Spirituality Spirituality Oral History
John LaBatte The notion is that if you're Christian you can't be an Indian Life Today Spirituality Christianity Oral History
Deborah White In ten years I had the director position and I’ve been here since Life Today Dakota Life Today, Dakota and Settler Relationships Gaming Commission Oral History
George Glotzbach “Hey it’s over now, why don’t we just make friends.” Life Today Settler Descendant Life Today, Inter-cultural Relationships Events, WPA, New Ulm Oral History
Barbara Anderson How can you feel good about yourself when you’re restricted? Life Today Identity Effects of Discrimination, Racism, Shame, Endurance Oral History
Judith Anywaush Do those people really know that they can stay there; they don’t have to come back. Life Today Dakota Life Today, Jobs, Inter-Tribal Relationships, Repatriation Jobs, Enrollment, Repatriation Oral History
Dr. Clifford Canku I would compare it to what's happening to the United States Life Today Perspectives on 1862, U.S. Government Afghanistan, Iraq Oral History
Michael Childs They’re just constantly told “you’re worthless.” Life Today Dakota Life Today, Activism, American Indian Movement, Racism AIM, Opression Oral History
Walter LaBatte You know, you get a certain job and it fits like a glove Life Today Dakota Life Today, Jobs Jobs Oral History
Walter LaBatte I can’t understand why they’re mad Life Today Dakota and Settler Relationships, Dakota Land Trust, Land Loss, Germans, French, Traders, Attitudes Oral History
Dr. Elden Lawrence Who you are is something nobody can take away from you Life Today Dakota Life Today, Dakota Identity Warrior, Military, Honor Oral History
Raymond Owen In order to go forward, we had to go back to our old ways Life Today Spirituality, Dakota Life Today, Inter-Tribal Relationships Bureau of Indian Affairs, BIA, Ojibwe (Anishinaabe, Chippewa), Christianity Oral History
Mary Fellegy I was embarrassed, to tell you the truth Life Today Inter-cultural Relationships Perceptions, Fear Oral History
Leslie Smoke Sacrifice Life Today Spirituality, Christianity, Dakota Culture and Values Christianity Oral History
Marina James You feel right at home, just like you’ve known them for years Life Today Dakota Life Today, Homeland Home, Diaspora Oral History
Elsie Noel “Elsie’s one of these people you meet once and you never forget.” Life Today Jobs Jobs Oral History
Carol Merrick A good relationship with both peoples Life Today Dakota Life Today, Inter-cultural Relationships Honors, Work Oral History
Dr. Elden Lawrence Common ground Life Today Inter-cultural Relationships Education, Religion Oral History
Ed LaBelle It’s not good to dwell on but still it’s there, it’s there Life Today Dakota Life Today, Dakota Hopes for the Future undefined Oral History
Dr. Clifford Canku Our roots are still very much deeply embedded in our Dakota way of life. Life Today Dakota Life Today, Lower Sioux Agency, Spirituality, Dakota Identity, Dakota Culture and Values Spirituality, Identity, Roots, Anglo Oral History

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