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Yellow Bird: Introducing foreigner to Indians
Tuesday, October 14, 2003

"[Botswana journalist] Beata [Kasale] came to this country at the urging of a national newspaper organization that arranges visits for journalists to other countries. Her English is good. She speaks with a delightful accent of her native language, but can carry on conversations about her country and ask questions about ours.

One of the things Beata wanted to experience was a visit to an Indian reservation. So she was introduced and assigned to me. First, we visited the Red Lake reservation in Minnesota, where she had the chance to meet the tribal chairman and his assistant. At first she thought they were non-Native because they didn't have the stereotypical dark brown skin."

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DORREEN YELLOW BIRD COLUMN: Visitors from other countries hold mirror to U.S. (The Grand Forks Herald 10/14)

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