Day 41 of our Lenten Journey beyond “Beyond Vietnam.” From Leny Mendoza Strobel (photo right), Professor of American Multicultural Studies at Sonoma State University, in her Foreword to Ethnoautobiography: Stories and Practices for Unlearning Whiteness, Decolonization, Uncovering Ethnicities (2013):
A long-time colleague asked me, for the first time the other day: Why did you become interested in the Indigenous? My answer was an academic one: When I started doing research on Filipino Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Practices.
What I really wanted to say was: I have always been interested in the Indigenous worldview; it’s what my bones know and what my soul sings. Continue reading