Being Heard in the Face of Paternalism
This story expresses the challenges of one community’s journey to overcome a history of mistreatments and paternalistic attitudes. How do we move together from a narrative of oppression to a narrative of oneness? A critical look through the lens of some members of this American Indian culture who are applying the teachings of Baha’u’llah to build a community devoid of prejudice.
This video is part of A Rich Tapestry, a video storytelling collection that expresses and illustrates how love is being translated into action to address questions of race and culture in the United States. This collection of video stories provides authentic examples of how individuals, communities and institutions are weaving together a rich tapestry of community life in neighborhoods across America. The strands of this tapestry include efforts to expand and consolidate vibrant patterns of Baha’i community life, to contribute to public discourse on topics of race and diversity, and to take direct social action in collaboration with like-minded groups and individuals.
New videos will be added to this collection regularly, exploring the different facets and threads that weave a rich tapestry of community life. We invite you to view these videos at home and in community gatherings. Share them with friends and neighbors as a way to spark conversations and envision the possibilities for building communities that bridge all racial and cultural differences.
And most importantly, share with us your thoughts, experiences, and ideas for other stories that could be included in this series.