Tetona Dunlap is a graduate student in journalism at the University of Montana. She is an enrolled member of the Eastern Shoshone tribe from the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming.One of the reasons why I came to graduate school at the University of Montana was to write stories concerning Native American issues. I must admit it is strange learning alongside my peers about issues and problems that I have learned to accept on some levels.
I have recently found myself consumed with the negative. It is disheartening to learn about all the problems facing Native country, even though I have been quite of aware of them for a while.
But after one class period of discussing issues of suicide, alcoholism, teenage pregnancy and drug abuse; I was for a moment uplifted after reading a story in my hometown’s newspaper about Caleb Her Many Horses, a senior at Wyoming Indian High School on the Wind River Reservation.
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