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This semester I enjoyed the guest lecture called “Ceremonial Interventions: The agency of Place in the Ancestral Cemeteries of the Cheslatta-Carrier Nation” best. I got a lot out of this lecture. The most important thing was learning that just because something isn’t my reality that doesn’t mean it isn’t a reality. Dr. Soren Larsen was … More Post #8

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My favorite guest lecture was easily the lesson about the Cheslatta native people in Canada. This was a very interesting look at the plight of native people in fairly recent times. When we learn about Native Americans’ struggle in the United States it is easy for some people to brush it off and act like … More Post #8

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  J.D. Bowers’ guest lecture was the most influential and inspiring in my opinion. His speech provided information and awareness of matters that were helpful in other writing assignments for this course. J.D. Bowers, Director of the Honors College, spoke on the role of the United Nations, as well as other nations involved in genocide prevention … More Post #8

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Sadly, Kenya has an issue with trafficking in general. In 2014, 658 children victims of trafficking were found in 18 of the 47 counties of Kenya. That is about one third of counties. This trafficking is usually for forced labor or sexual exploitation. According to the 2015 U.S. Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report … More Post #7

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“Human trafficking”, or sometimes called “Modern-day slavery” is proven to be a continuing issue across the globe. There are an estimated 20.9 million people trapped in some form of slavery today. Ethiopia is a prime example of human trafficking and can sometimes even be considered a destination country for men, women, and children who are … More Post #7

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As I have mentioned in previous posts, Boko Haram is a dangerous terrorist group in Nigeria that has kidnapped many young girls throughout the country. Unfortunately, many of these young girls end up being married off to Boko Haram members or sold into sex slavery. Nigeria has not ignored this problem, and in 2011 the U.S. … More Post #7

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Linda Polman writes an in depth look at the effects of humanitarian aid across the world in her book The Crisis Caravan. Polman discusses whether humanitarian aid organizations prolong wars through their efforts because often the warlords or dictators receive many benefits from the aid. In fact, the economies of many war-stricken areas that aid … More Post #6

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  In her book, The Crisis Caravan, Linda Polman raises various concerns. She discusses the controversial topic of whether humanitarian aid is beneficial or if it actually prolongs wars. She tends to agree with a lot of Florence Nightingale’s ideas that humanitarian aid could be elongating the issue and making things worse in the long … More Post #6

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Linda Polman is the author of the book The Crisis Caravan. This book looks at how aid groups may actually be contributing to the problems they are trying to aid. She uses her personal experience to illustrate these problems. The author is a Dutch journalist. This is her third book. The other two are We Did Nothing: Why … More Post #6

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Environmental issues and human rights go hand in hand in Kenya. Droughts have been a serious problem in Kenya. When a drought occurs it is obvious that the people lack access to basic things like water and food. It is impossible without these basic things; this deprives Kenyans of their basic right to life. These people cannot … More Post #5