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About annieais101

I am an 18 year old freshman at the University of Illinois. Driving towards a philosophy major and a music minor, my number one priority right now is school work. However, when I'm not in school or studying for classes, music and my friends are my world. I can't wait to expand this blog and really make it my own! I've never done anything like this before, so it should be fun!

Fighting Racism

Dundee-Crown high school is where my roots are. That high school is where my mind opened up, where I made the best friends anyone could ask for, where I was challenged, where I was surrounded by teachers who care, and … Continue reading

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Bringing Back the Buffalo

Growing up, we’ve always had at least two animals in our house. My brother and I have always loved the idea of taking care of something that is ours. If we wanted a new pet, we’d both do research (we … Continue reading

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Apache 8

Apache 8, a documentary that was just released this March, follows the real life experiences and challenges of eight women firefighters from the White Mountain Apache tribe in Arizona. Banning together to make a difference, these women have been fighting … Continue reading

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Truck Routes Through Reservations?

The ExxonMobil and other major oil companies are determined to run their trucks loaded with equipment through the Nez Perce reservation in order to get to the tar sands in Alberta Canada. Going through Washington, Idaho, Montana, and then north … Continue reading

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The Worst Solution

The concept of suicide is outright alarming. Whether it’s your friend, a family member, or a complete stranger, suicide hits hard for everyone. Hearing about the high numbers of suicides among the Native American teens and kids absolutely terrifies me. … Continue reading

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Jemez Pueblo Going (and Getting) Green

This green revolution we’re in seems to be inspiring everyone. From the Hawaiian musician Jack Johnson making his recording studio run on solar energy to the Jemez Pueblo tribe of New Mexico adding solar panels to their reservation, efforts have … Continue reading

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Native Americans and Hip Hop

I’ve always been a fan of rap and hip-hop. Those beats that are so perfectly in time, whether anticipating a down beat, or represented by a catchy even triplet, send shivers down my spine and seem to take hold of … Continue reading

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