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NEWEST ANTHOLOGY: Stolen Generations (Vol. 3) was published in 2016

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I shared this story with the high school students on the Menominee rez giving a book talk:  

“The old story goes there was a farmer who found a wounded eagle and placed him in a chicken coop to recover. The eagle started to act like a chicken, he bobbed his head like a chicken, he ate like a chicken, and otherwise thought he was a chicken. Until one day an Indian came along and asked what the eagle was doing with the chickens. The farmer told him the story, and the Indian asked if he could remove the eagle. The Farmer gave his permission to do so. So the Indian took the eagle to the mountain and said, “You have to know who you are and what you stand for...” The eagle started to flex his wings. His keen eyesight started to return, and the strength in him started to come back. The eagle flew and  soared and everything came back to him, who he was and that he wasn’t a chicken.  He gained everything back he lost because of where he was  placed.”
I told the students Lost Birds like me are that eagle and every adoptee raised away from their tribe and traditions needs to return home.

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