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Greg McVerry


My knuckles
scraped, dirt
congeals with blood
I stack the fallen rock
and slip into
time scales
a rock turned
by glacier
cleared by Slash and Burn
Indigenous farmers
stacked neatly
in abandon
walls by
a Conquering culture
restacked by
Suburban decsendants
now mixing my
blood into
this soil
as moss
falls to my time
Rocks when
you listen closely
sing of such beautiful
tragedy

Greg McVerry

@JennBinis catch any conferences, BiPOC educational leaders reminding us schools always been tools of assimilation and a mechanism to harm indigenous children? Mandatory edu made traditional family life illegal

Greg McVerry

When I read Winn, Haddix, Bali, Cooks, Martínez-Ránoldo, community of writers stressed. Space of disapora and indigenous matter. Yet we have accelerated a recolonization first through assimilation of schooling

Greg McVerry

Cry for my Children a #PoetryPoem of Diversity

I cry
for the lack of
diversity in
the lives of
my boys
a pride in nation
celebrating a single
story reinforced in schools
tales of Indigenous happily selling
land for 53 coats
then emblazing
uniforms with racist
caricature's of a Chief
in ceremonial Head Dress.

Imagine pinning
Congressional Medal of Honor
on a cartoon?

immigration and
Ellis island celebrated
no mention, more
open disdain for immigrants
in shadows

At same time we are
home to a diverse world
of artistry and protest
Venture Smith
Palmer-Warner House
every Saturday vigils of peace
held while hunters
sit in tree stands

Perfect mix of hippy and hick
piss on your bonfire
and call it performance
art

I feel guilty
yet at same time I
can not survive in the city
I need woods, I need
solitude
I need no more than one stop
light
Not sure what to do

Greg McVerry

The term Hispanic, coined by technomarketing experts and by the designers of political campaigns, homogenizes our cultural diversity (Chicanos, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans become indistinguishable), avoids our indigenous cultural heritage and links us directly with Spain. Worse yet, it possesses connotations of upward mobility and political obedience.
-Guillermo Gómez-Peña

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@tiffanymjewell The Wangunks, Nehantics and Mohegans. Students still taught in school and field trips Indigenous happily sold the land for 32 coats.

Greg McVerry

@DinaSecchiaroli My confession. I have been preaching this to my students since day I started, then this year I pull all my own children's book off a shelf and realized I failed miserably. https://quickthoughts.jgregorymcverry.com/2019/08/30/plenty-of-talking-animals-dragons-pirates-no-lg...

Greg McVerry

The designer worked hard to try to recreate the mosaic of latinx history and culture saying you can't separate the African, Taino, Indigenous main land tribes, the hispanic, and histories of the America from our (not mine) history

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