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navajomike Food for thought......if you're hungry ;) November 22nd 2014 They say 90% of solving a problem is understanding their is a problem. #PostTramaticStressDisorder Thinking about it now, very few Native Americans I know live a life without a horrific experience in it. It may seem like things improve as we get older, but I believe we just get desensitized to what we experience while living on these reservations. Some people bury their experience & move on, but do they really move on? I still hear about families who experience terrible things in their lives, as they become part of the norm. How many people do you know that actually acknowledge their problems & move on? I carry demons from my past, but I'm not as angry or self destructive as I use to be. I'm not talking about drugs & alcohol, because I saw so many people go that route & it caused more harm than good. Drugs & alcohol may be an easy way out, but it's not! Believe me, I saw what that did to my family & friends & it really doesn't resolve anything. It just creates more problems. Being so isolated from the world doesn't help much, but a person can only do so much as to dealing with life the best way they know how. I'm making my own progress & I'm learning to move on, but it's so easy to get sucked back into a lifestyle most people frown upon. Remember, some things in life are just out of your control. #RezLife #Life #LifeOnTheRez #NavajoNation #NavajoReservation #NativeAmerican #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth #PTSD #Issues #RezProblems #SocialDisplacement #Society #LivingInFear 8h
  •   navajomike We need more role models @au2th nice to hear you can be someone your cousin can look up to 6h
  •   navajomike Thanks @bjaxon 6h
  •   bjaxon @navajomike I can't help but feel I've suffered a bit from PTSD myself. People where I worked use to call me "Chief", or "Bobby Jack"; like "Billy Jack". Jokes about drinking or Cigars were abundant. Being bi-racial made it totally worse, neither side supported you, you were left to dangle in the proverbial racial wind. 5h
  •   capitainebligh Really interesting post! Interesting comments too! 5h
  •   bjaxon I'm down for this. 5h
  •   junko_seaside Thank you for the story ...I have been so ignorant. That is an informative & yet serious piece. 4h
  •   ghost_inthecut ...im just curious. Any of you agreeing to this post ever seen combat ? 3h
  •   razikane Food for thought!. 5min

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melanie_detsoi leaving the Woods ~ Beautiful View from here ~ us Diné R truly Blessed to have this Land #Blessed #Diné #Navajo #DinéNation #NavajoNation #NavajoReservation #ChuskaMountain #NewMexico 13h

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surfrugrider Navajo nation. 冬場のナバホ居留区は意外と寒い。渇いた大地に照りつける太陽のイメージだが冬は雪。かじかんだ指に息を吹きかけていると、ナバホ族のおばさんが笑顔でコーヒーを差し出してくれた。南国にいる以上にあったかくなったハートウォーミングな一日。
#navajo#navajoreservation#arizona#nativeamerican#winter#snow#flag#coffee#sky#sun#cloud#kindness#smile#ナバホ#ナバホ族#アリゾナ#ネイティブアメリカン#冬#雪#旗#空#雲#やさしさ#笑顔
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  •   joecannon100 Beautiful shot as usual. In my experience, sleeping in your car is better than a tent due to Haboobs and Rez dogs. 3d
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navajomike The big arch is always a great visit November 18th 2014 Here is day 2 of the #5dayblackandwhitephotochallenge It was a matter of time before I ran into the old man who lives in the area & of course a friendly conversation in Navajo usually brings him some sort of reassurance of my visit. #WhiteMesa #RezLife #NavajoReservation #Nature #NaturalArch #Arizona #ArizonaLandscape #Landscape #JetLife #SexyRockFormation #Hiking #az365 #instagramaz 4d

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navajomike Lets get this day started. Photo taken this past Sunday but worth sharing this morning :) #Heart #Blue #WindMillArt #LoveAllNations #Arizona #RezLife #NavajoReservation #Mural #Art #Artsy #APieceOfMind 5d

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navajomike The locals call this "Top Of The World!" The view is along route 21 & it over looks residents of White Mesa & a look at wildcat country in the distance with Wildcat Peak in sight #RezLife #TopOfTheWorld Its also fun to hill bomb this hill on the skateboard #NavajoReservation #Route21 #Arizona #ArizonaLandscape #WildcatPeak #WhiteMesa #RedLakeArizona #Stars #NightSky #Space #OuterSpace #TwinkleTwinkle #LightTrail I think I got a little bit of Black Mesa as well....o.O it's just left of Wildcat Peak #NavajoReservation 5d

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navajomike Going to relax & enjoy some tasty tunes tonight Good thing I kept these CD's ha ha I almost threw them out! #NavajoReservation #RezLife #MyFeetAreFreezing #KaibetoArizona #Arizona 5d

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dltutt Was so fun yesterday bouldering on this sweet slightly overhung 15-18' bloc in the cold 30 degree weather.. :) #bouldering #newmexico #outdoors #climbing #navajoreservation #navajo #rezclimbing.. : ) 6d

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