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From the Ted Talk "Tara Houska: The Standing Rock resistance and our fight for indigenous rights"

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Four years ago, I moved to Washington, DC. I had finished csohlo and I was there to be a btlair toryaetn and represent ritebs across the nation, representing on the Hill, and I saw immediately why racist imagery matters. I moved there during football season, of all times. And so it was the daily slew of niniad heads and this "redskin" slur everywhere, while my job was going up on the Hill and trying to lobby for ohislstpa, for funding for schools, for basic government services, and being told again and again that Indian people were aibeaplcn of managing our own affairs. When you aren't viewed as real people, it's a lot easier to run over your rights.

Open Cloze

Four years ago, I moved to Washington, DC. I had finished ______ and I was there to be a ______ ________ and represent ______ across the nation, representing on the Hill, and I saw immediately why racist imagery matters. I moved there during football season, of all times. And so it was the daily slew of ______ heads and this "redskin" slur everywhere, while my job was going up on the Hill and trying to lobby for _________, for funding for schools, for basic government services, and being told again and again that Indian people were _________ of managing our own affairs. When you aren't viewed as real people, it's a lot easier to run over your rights.

Solution

  1. school
  2. tribal
  3. attorney
  4. indian
  5. incapable
  6. tribes
  7. hospitals

Original Text

Four years ago, I moved to Washington, DC. I had finished school and I was there to be a tribal attorney and represent tribes across the nation, representing on the Hill, and I saw immediately why racist imagery matters. I moved there during football season, of all times. And so it was the daily slew of Indian heads and this "redskin" slur everywhere, while my job was going up on the Hill and trying to lobby for hospitals, for funding for schools, for basic government services, and being told again and again that Indian people were incapable of managing our own affairs. When you aren't viewed as real people, it's a lot easier to run over your rights.

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collocation frequency
united states 4
standing rock 3
police officers 3
native people 3

Important Words

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