On citizenship

If someone asked you to grade yourself as a citizen what would you say? What do you think are the responsibilities of a “good” citizen?

Take this quick survey!

It will take less than 10 minutes, and your answers will be anonymous.

We’ll unpack the results at a workshop on May 22 at the 2018 National Rural Assembly. This will be used in a participatory workshop at the Assembly that explores the nature of citizenship in the U.S., how we imagine it, how we practice it, and what we might learn from this discussion on how to heal our divides. We’ll unpack the nature of patriotism, what “freedom,” “justice” and “equality” mean, and reflect on current conservative and liberal proposals to amend the U.S. Constitution. 


Rio Grande reflections

Taneum Fotheringill shares her reflections on traveling to the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas — and how it changed her understanding of a region often misunderstood by outsiders.

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A new series from the Rural Assembly to explore health disparities in rural communities​

The Rural Assembly is kicking off a series of blog posts which will explore the challenges faced by rural citizens with chronic health conditions, the consequences of limited healthcare access, and the urgent need for comprehensive solutions to bridge this healthcare gap. By addressing the unique challenges faced by these individuals, we can work towards building a healthcare system that is inclusive, efficient, and responsive to the diverse needs of all citizens. Bridging the healthcare gap is not just a matter of policy: it is a commitment to the well-being and dignity of every individual, regardless of where they call home.

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Drawing Resilience: Autumn Cavender

Wicanhpi Iyotan Win (Autumn Cavender) is Wahpetunwan Dakota and a midwife from Pezihutazizi K’api Makoca (Upper Sioux Community). Autumn is finding new ways to see, visualize and encode designs using traditional Dakota aesthetic and design processes. Her current practice explores quillwork Dakota methodology and its applications through ancestral, digital, and generative technologies.

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