Here’s a photo slideshow of some of the highlights from my time at the village of Tuiimyali. The Winnemem beat is quite a busy one. The whole process has been a huge lesson in cultural humility, but I don’t think anything shocked me quite as much as the letter Caleen received from U.S. Fish and Wildlife revoking her 25-year-old eagle feather permit. The letter is included in the slideshow.
It was hard to believe how simply and quickly a basic right to religious freedom could be stripped away. [...]