Saturday, November 21, 2015

Lessons from the Yakima Nation

"The Yakama people worry about their ability to maintain their identity and culture as outsiders settle on their land," we learn in the latest episode of the ominously-named Latino USA, which takes us to "a Native American reservation in Eastern Washington that is home to about 11,000 Yakama people and almost three times as many Latinos" — #1547 – Reservations.

The number cited is closer to nine times as many Latinos, and the story starts with what is supposed to be a heart-warming story of a woman from Mexico being impregnated every year for sixteen years by her Mexican itinerant farming husband finally being brought to Yakima land.

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