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Layli Long Soldier — The Freedom of Real Apologies

On Being with Krista Tippett

22 Apr 2021

50mins

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Layli Long Soldier — The Freedom of Real Apologies

22 Apr 2021

50mins

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Quote

"Water is not a resource. It is the source of life"

Ideas

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A lot of the issues, particularly ones to do with Native life, are often only talked about in the past tense.
So when Layli wrote her book, she wanted all of the issues she talks about, to be within living memory, to avoid the sort of nostalgic depiction of many of these issues that have impacted the present.

For Layli; what she desires the most, is to be a part. Not necessarily be all of something, but just to be some of something. A piece combined with others to make up a whole.

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A lot of the issues, particularly ones to do with Native life, are often only talked about in the past tense.
So when Layli wrote her book, she wanted all of the issues she talks about, to be within living memory, to avoid the sort of nostalgic depiction of many of these issues that have impacted the present.

For Layli; what she desires the most, is to be a part. Not necessarily be all of something, but just to be some of something. A piece combined with others to make up a whole.

2

Talking about issues such as what happened to the Native people of North America with the arrival of the Europeans, for the Native people, is not only an important to a process of healing, but also a sense of justice, of being heard.
And on the other hand, for non-Native people, hearing these narratives and engaging in a conversation, is not about guilt or shame, but about freedom from denial, it brings about liberation.

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Talking about issues such as what happened to the Native people of North America with the arrival of the Europeans, for the Native people, is not only an important to a process of healing, but also a sense of justice, of being heard.
And on the other hand, for non-Native people, hearing these narratives and engaging in a conversation, is not about guilt or shame, but about freedom from denial, it brings about liberation.

3

Through writing, she learned about the reward and joy that comes out of just being really patient with a piece of writing and with yourself.
For Layli, the imagination is something that we have to respect, like it is its own little person inside of us.

Sometimes we have to let it take a rest, and then come back and be in conversation with it again.

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Through writing, she learned about the reward and joy that comes out of just being really patient with a piece of writing and with yourself.
For Layli, the imagination is something that we have to respect, like it is its own little person inside of us.

Sometimes we have to let it take a rest, and then come back and be in conversation with it again.

Questions

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Can you think of something that you learnt because you were patient?

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Can you think of something that you learnt because you were patient?

What else is in the episode

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How a prayer is crucial to many communities.

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How a prayer is crucial to many communities.

2

Her thoughts on some countries national apologies for the natives.

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Her thoughts on some countries national apologies for the natives.

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Her father's apology in her 20s for not being there in her childhood

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Her father's apology in her 20s for not being there in her childhood

Who is Layli Long Soldier?

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An award winning author of WHEREAS, a collection of poems as a response to the national apology to the native peoples of the United States.

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An award winning author of WHEREAS, a collection of poems as a response to the national apology to the native peoples of the United States.

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