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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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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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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

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Kenya deals with a multitude of environmental concerns. The country deals with issues like poaching, deforestation, soil erosion, and desertification. Furthermore, they have many water issues. The water is often polluted from industrial waste. The water quality is often poor because there is an increased use of fertilizers and pesticides in the area. As previously … More Post #4

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Nationalism is devotion and loyalty to one’s own country. Kenya has had a sense of nationalism before it was even an independent country. The nationalism grew stronger as they bonded together to revolt against the British. Nationalism is actually a value written in the Kenyan constitution.  Fareed Zakaria in his book A Post-American World states that … More Post #3

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Kenya is an interesting country because it is multilingual. The two dominant languages are English and Swahili. The people speak English because the country used to be under British rule. The people often use English for business and schooling purposes. Swahili is the most commonly spoken language; basically everyone can speak it. It is also spoken … More Post #2

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For those of us who know very little about Kenya, it is important to delve into the background of Kenya before we can begin to talk about the current state of Kenya. This Sub-Saharan African country is geographically located in East Africa, bordering the Indian Ocean. The capital of Kenya is Nairobi. As the country … More Post #1