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#302: The Endless Robbing Of Native American Graves

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For the first time in eight years, I have all of July off, a luxury, which means my friends are asking, “How are you spending your time?” The answer’s easy: Resting, relaxing, reflecting, recharging, reconnecting with friends, and reading. Another way to look at it: What I used to do in the early morning and late evening now happens during regular business hours. And I like it! (Maybe this is my version of lying flat, a grand protest of capitalism.)
The extra reading time yielded four great pieces this week, including this week’s lead article, “The Endless Robbing Of Native American Graves.” If you have time, read it in tandem with the second piece, which takes on the same topic from a different angle. Sadly, it turns out that our respect for the (Native American) dead is no match for pothunters wanting fame and fortune or for scientists wanting status and prestige.
The second half of this week’s newsletter takes a more hopeful turn, with a profile of an inspiring Black forager and a compassionate interview of poet Nikki Giovanni, who reminds us to find love. Please enjoy!

The Endless Robbing Of Native American Graves
A Racist Scientist Collected Human Skulls. Should We Still Study Them?
Kima, who belongs to loyal readers Kibos and David, wonders why we're wasting time with articles when there's plenty of books around. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
Kima, who belongs to loyal readers Kibos and David, wonders why we're wasting time with articles when there's plenty of books around. Want your pet to appear in The Highlighter? hltr.co/pets
Foraging: Wild Food For All
Nikki Giovanni On 70 Over 70: “Everybody’s Job Changes”
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