3 Facts You May Not Know About Nyctophobia

You may not know what the heck nyctophobia means much less three things about it. Nyctophobia refers to “an abnormal fear of the night or darkness.” This fear goes by many names including achluophobia, scotophobia, and lygophobia. Many people confronted this paralyzing fear as children, whether it was the fear of the boogeyman in the closet at night, the monster surely hiding underneath your bed when the lights went out, or strange noises in the house that kept you up while everyone else slept. But, what you may not know is this: Read More 3 Facts You May Not Know About Nyctophobia

3 Facts You May Not Know About Indigenous Peoples in United States

In second grade my teacher, Mrs. Kleinart, assigned all of us a book report to be presented to the class. I do not recall the name of the book I read for the assignment, but I do recall the misinformation. This book peddled the usual stereotypes about NDN peoples, that we all live in teepees, that we all wear war bonnets, and that we’re all great horse riders. Fortunately, my family set me right on that count, and I was lucky to have access to and knowledge of my history as an Oneida woman. Read More 3 Facts You May Not Know About Indigenous Peoples in United States