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Indian Education Blues

Ed Edmo

I sit in your
crowded classrooms
learn how to
read about dick,
jane & spot
but I remember
how to get deer
     I remember
     how to beadwork
     I remember
     how to fish
     I remember
     the stories told
     by the old
but spot keeps
showing up &
my report cad
is bad

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"Indian Education Blues" from A Nation Within, Outrigger Press. Copyright © 1983 by Ed Edmo. Reprinted with permission of the author.


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