Native American Spirituality In The United States Prison System {Part 3: Native Voices}

Native American Voices in the U.S. Prison System Welcome back to our series on Native American Spirituality In The United States Prison System. In Part 1 we looked at Native spiritual practices and sacred objects prohibited in prison and their importance. Part 2 presented a brief history of legislation affecting the religious freedom of incarcerated […]

Native American Spirituality In The United States Prison System {Part 2: Legal Restrictions on Spirituality}

Part 1 of our series on Native American Spirituality In The United States Prison System examined spiritual practices and sacred objects prohibited in prison and their importance. Part 2 asks the question, “How did this obvious denial of freedom to practice Native spirituality in prison begin?” Legal Battles to Protect Native American Spirituality in the […]

Native American Spirituality In the U.S. Prison System {Part 1: Denial of Religious Rites}

Native American Spirituality In the U.S. Prison System For centuries Native Americans struggled to retain and to engage in their traditional spiritual practices in the midst of a society dominated by Judeo-Christian beliefs.  Since the coming of Christopher Columbus, Native peoples fought against European expansionists to maintain their traditional cultures, religions, and way of life.  […]

Searching for a Christmas Compromise

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This article is part of our “Multicultural Holidays” series.  You can submit your own story for publishing on Multicultural Familia via our submissions form here.  Image Credity: Flickr / Andy Hay   I was raised in a very Catholic family. We went to church every week, I attended Catholic school, I received all of my sacraments, knew all […]

Why Does Skin Color Matter?

Why Does Skin Color Matter? Have you ever met a “black person”? I haven’t. Have you ever met a “white person”? I suppose I have, once. And what about a…oh wait…we really do not refer to people by other colors do we? How silly does it sound to ask if you saw that green guy […]

‘The Peaceful Housewife’ All-Natural Household Cleaners Holiday Giveaway

©  The Peaceful Housewife   About The Peaceful Housewife & Products I “met” Jenny, author of The Peaceful Housewife blog, about a year ago. We were both contributing bloggers for a natural parenting blog. I instantly liked her blog, especially since we were both pretty new to the blogging world. I soon discovered that she […]

Word Power (Part 4)

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  Welcome back to our series on words and their meaning as it relates to race, ethnicity, culture, and the like. In case you missed them, you can go back to read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.   Undocumented Workers and Migrant Workers There are a lot of terms floating around as it […]

Sshhhh…Don’t Tell a Soul – I Am Puerto Rican

Sshhhh…Don’t Tell a Soul – I Am Puerto Rican Once upon a time there was a Puerto Rican immigrant who found her way to San Francisco. It was there that she met a pretty famous Puerto Rican boxer, married him, discovered he was not the ideal husband, and went into hiding. She eventually met the […]

Gentle Discipline: Some Helpful Alternatives to Spanking

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Over the last few months, we’ve had some interesting discussions on Multicultural Familia about spanking and other punishments.  The first was a discussion on outdated parenting styles and secondly, a look into cultural relevance in discipline styles.  In each post, there were questions the about the use of physical punishment in general but also these […]