Guesthouse reservation – Mino Warabi http://mino-warabi.com/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 22:35:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://mino-warabi.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/cropped-icon-32x32.png Guesthouse reservation – Mino Warabi http://mino-warabi.com/ 32 32 One-Stop Navy Hotel Reservation Center Now Reserves Rooms On Navy Bases https://mino-warabi.com/one-stop-navy-hotel-reservation-center-now-reserves-rooms-on-navy-bases/ Wed, 28 Sep 2022 22:35:27 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/one-stop-navy-hotel-reservation-center-now-reserves-rooms-on-navy-bases/

The Navy-run Department of Defense Reservation Center began processing requests for Marine Corps accommodations on Sept. 12, 2022. (Frank Andrews/Stars and Stripes)

The Navy’s one-stop hotel reservations center expects to take more than a million calls a year now that it’s expanded to handle accommodation requests at Marine Corps bases around the world.

That should equate to about 900,000 annual bookings, according to Navy Exchange Service Command spokeswoman Kristine Sturkie. This is an increase from the 500,000 calls and 400,000 reservations the center has handled each year since 2016.

The Navy-operated Department of Defense Reservations Center began processing requests for Marine Corps accommodations on September 12, 2022.

The Navy-run Department of Defense Reservation Center began processing requests for Marine Corps accommodations on Sept. 12, 2022. (Frank Andrews/Stars and Stripes)

“Having reservations centrally managed by highly trained DOD Reservations Center staff allows front desk customer service associates to focus on the needs of customers currently in-house, improving the overall guest experience. customers,” she told Stars and Stripes. in an email this week.

Established in 1984 as a central reservations center, the NEXCOM-operated service initially reserved rooms only for Navy Lodge guests before expanding to include Navy Gateway Inns & Suites.

In 2012, the name changed to Department of Defense Reservation Center in anticipation of expansion of reservation services to other service branches. It began processing Marine Corps accommodation requests on September 12.

The center does not book rooms for Army Lodging or Air Force Inns, Sturkie said, but supports those programs by issuing “non-availability certificates,” which allow DOD customers to stay at off-base hotels when rooms of a facility are fully booked.

Active duty troops, reservists, DOD civilians, family members, and retirees can use the DoD Reservation Center to book stays at Navy and Marine Corps lodging facilities around the world,” Sturkie said.

However, some service members still do not know about the reservation service. They include Marine Sergeant. Isaias Serna, 23, of McAllen, Texas, was staying at the Inns of the Corps on Camp Foster, Okinawa, Saturday.

“The Marine Corps made my reservation because I didn’t know the NEXCOM number,” said the motor transport operator from the 3rd Maintenance Battalion at Camp Kinser. “But now that I know, I’ll consider calling them the next time I need a reservation.”

The reservation center, based in Jacksonville, Florida, accepts calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week and can be reached at 1-888-409-7829.

]]> ‘Reservation Dogs’ Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: ‘Deals’ https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-season-2-episode-9-recap-deals/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 15:19:44 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-season-2-episode-9-recap-deals/

Reservation Dogs seem to be doing just fine, but as the opening montage shows, everyone is caught up in the same endless loop of daily routine. Bear seems to be splitting his time between two different jobs and school, and the daily grind is starting to wear him down. Elora works at the local gas station, mops the floors and god knows what else. Cheese seems lucky with his loop showing him eating a steady stream of homemade breakfasts prepared by his new adoptive grandmother. Everyone is in some kind of purgatory – not necessarily unfortunate, but they’re definitely not living their best life (okay, maybe Cheese is since grandma-breakfast life is pretty unbeatable). However, this routine is quickly interrupted when the past that everyone is trying to repress through these acts of repetition comes back to confront them.

Willie Jack and Bear are about to graduate from high school. And as part of the process, students engage in a kind of self-reflection activity. All students wrote a letter to each other during the first year detailing their dreams, goals and aspirations. Now, outgoing seniors have just received their old letters to read. Little(r) Bear wanted to be a rapper like his dad, and Willie Jack wanted to be a… wizard? (More on that later.) The real bombshell is Willie Jack getting his cousin at Daniel’s letter to himself. (Viewers should remember that Daniel is the Rez Dog who committed suicide prior to the events of season one).

Willie Jack decides to take the letter to Daniel’s mother, who has since been incarcerated. Hotki (played by Lily Gladstone, Blackfeet and Nez Perce) gets caught in her own loop as she tells another inmate that she feels like she’s living the same day over and over again while stuck in the inside. Prior to Willie Jack’s arrival, it is revealed that Hotki has a guardian spirit of her own (played by Muscogee artist-actress-activist Tafv Sampson, who is the granddaughter of the late Will Sampson Jr.). The spirit berates Hotki for not working with her medicine and ignoring her responsibilities as a lore keeper. The spirit also hints to Hotki that many other spirits are present that day, hinting that something big is about to happen. So it seems that Hotki is an elder with strong ancestor ties, but lost that tie recently (“I thought you were gone for good,” Hotki says in mind) or maybe at some time during his incarceration.

Meanwhile, Willie Jack has to endure going through prison security (“Are you currently incarcerated?” asks an unblinking security guard). While waiting for the start of visiting hours, she crosses paths with a stylish hippie cowboy who, between two acidic stories, offers quite incisive critiques of the prison system. He reminds Willie Jack that what she is doing is the right thing, even though her relative puts up some resistance to the visit. The two bond over existential philosophy and footwear, and eventually it’s time for Willie Jack to head inside to meet his aunt.

When Willie Jack presents Daniel’s letter to Hotki, Hotki immediately shuts down and refuses to look or even let Willie Jack read the letter to her. It seems that Daniel’s death had a significant impact on Hotki, enough that she actively avoided visits from booking dogs (“Damn it, that’s why none of you are on my visitor list – I look at you and I see it”). But Willie Jack pushes back against Hotki’s icy act, pressuring his aunt to open up. It turns out that before Daniel died, Willie Jack and Hotki were very close. And that line in Willie Jack’s letter to herself about being a wizard? This appears to be an allusion to Hotki, as Willie Jack uses the term to describe how she saw the Elder when she was younger. Willie Jack also calls out Hotki’s refusal to heal, telling the elder that wallowing in her misery doesn’t help anyone, especially when younger people actively seek guidance from their elders.

Eventually, Willie Jack breaks through to Hotki (with the help of the spirits). Hotki advises Willie Jack that the proper protocol to follow when seeking advice from someone is to bring an offering – this can be in the form of medicine, or you can even bring food. It’s then, over the “sacred” offerings of an energy drink Skux, Cheez-Its and Flaming Flamers, that Willie Jack explains to his aunt that the peaceful front that Elora and Bear have been putting up lately doesn’t only separates the Rez Dogs, preventing them from truly solving their problems and truly coming together. In response, Hotki offers to pray for Willie Jack.

What follows is an amazing scene – a powerful depiction of intergenerational knowledge passed down from generation to generation by dedicated guardians and healers, knowledge that lives on in our communities even after elders have moved on. Right there, in the middle of the prison visiting room, Hotki reveals to Willie Jack that there are dozens of spirits watching over her. We knew our girlfriend Willie Jack was strong, but it’s a little big power right there! It’s an important reminder for Willie Jack, especially given the trajectory of the season so far. So far, all of the Rez Dogs have felt disconnected and alone – Willie Jack admits this when she shares with Hotki the feeling that she and all of her friends are trapped in darkness. But young people are not alone, and neither are their living elders. Every day they are still surrounded by the spirits of their loved ones, those who fought to carry the next generation into the present. And they also have access to all their knowledge – all they have to do is learn to listen to them. It’s the reminder that Willie Jack has been waiting for all season.

But Hotki’s lessons don’t end there – she warns Willie Jack that trying to force his friends to do anything can only make the pain worse. Hotki explains that with Daniel, she ended up taking her pain, making it her own, and becoming consumed by it rather than healing it. Also, she thinks she may have pushed Daniel too hard before he was ready to consider her feelings. Love, she explains, shouldn’t just be a reaction to pain.

I offer so much praise to the main scriptwriter of this episode, Migizi Pensoneau (Ponca and Ojibwe) for scripting this scene. There’s a lot to unpack in this sequence, but the important point I can’t stress enough is the sweeping intervention that occurs in choosing to place this act of sacred intergenerational connection in the space of a prison. Not only does the scene provide important insight into the experiences of incarcerated Indigenous women, it also shows that those who hesitate, people like Hotki, are still sacred and important to our communities, even when they make mistakes. Many people (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) see the people inside as broken, as incapable citizens who need to be rehabilitated before they can become “useful citizens” again. But what this scene explains is that we must cling to each other’s complex humanity – even when we falter, even when we make choices that hurt, that doesn’t mean we suddenly lose everything. what we are. People are not just good or bad; we are a complex spectrum of grays. Although Hotki has struggled and made imperfect choices, she is nonetheless a powerful lore-keeper. What this shows is that living in a good community does not mean that there is an absence of failure, conflict or criticism. Instead, what a good community means is everyone doing their best to be accountable to each other, especially when they make a mistake.

What Willie Jack took away from the visit is that she can’t force her friends to get back together, but what she can do is to create a space where they can feel comfortable enough to resolve their conflicts. And that means cooking lots of wild onions in an amazing-looking omelette (the offering) and inviting everyone to join in. At first, Elora and Bear brush off Willie Jack’s sightings, just like Aunt Hotki did. Elora and Bear see their lack of conflict as a good relationship while their mutual silence is just a facade that prevents them from reckoning with the truth (“It’s okay!” they say, halfheartedly). Willie Jack tries to show them wits like Aunt Hotki did, but it doesn’t quite work. So she plays her ace and shows the group the letter Daniel wrote to himself in first grade. Together, the group silently reads the contents of the letter, leaving the audience in suspense as to its contents. And that’s our end of season cliffhanger! Together, the Rez Dogs agree that they have to do something which is detailed in Daniel’s letter “because he can’t”, but it’s unclear exactly what it is. Is this the trip to Cali? Another smart truck heist? Either way, all of the Rez Dogs seem to be on board with the plan, and with just one more episode in the season, we’ll have to wait until the finale to find out what lies ahead.

• If you want to learn more about the experiences of Indigenous women navigating incarceration, check out the book by Chickasaw researcher Dr. Shannon Speed Incarcerated Histories: Migrant Indigenous Women and Violence in the Capitalist Settler State. If you’re more into fiction, another great book that this episode reminded me of was Coeur d’Alene, Ktuaxa and the Cree Writer Janet Campbell Hale The Imprisonment of Cecilia Capture.

• Favorite joke of the episode? When Hotki’s spirit berates her, smiling at Willie Jack, “I’ve walked the Path of Tears and smiled more than you!”

• In what might be the biggest cameo of the season (and of all?), the former United States Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (Muscogee) stars as the gas station manager. Her appearance is brief – she’s on screen just long enough to inform Elora of a “big mess in the shit”. Chef’s kiss.

• Another fun cameo comes from Steve Mathis, who plays that little old hippie cowboy that Willie Jack talks to in the prison. A brief analysis of Mathis’ IMDb page shows he’s done a tremendous job as the behind-the-scenes electrician to many of your favorite movies. His credits include the original Halloween (1978), Back to the future (1985), Honey, I reduced the children (1989), as well as several recent Marvel films and the first season of Reservation dogs!

• Another huge revelation – Willie Jack’s name is short for… Wilhelmine Jacqueline! Does that mean I should change the title of this section?

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Is Disney’s reservation system here to stay? D’Amaro’s statements sound like this https://mino-warabi.com/is-disneys-reservation-system-here-to-stay-damaros-statements-sound-like-this/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 15:42:25 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/is-disneys-reservation-system-here-to-stay-damaros-statements-sound-like-this/

Fans waiting on Disney’s reservation system to leave may be very disappointed. On Wednesday’s Bank of America Securities conference call with Disney’s Josh D’Amaro and Christine McCarthy, hints were given about the program’s future. Disney executives seem intent on keeping the system in place.

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When asked how Covid 19 had permanently changed the parks, D’Amaro spoke about the reservation system saying, “We made sure every move we made was centered around a better customer experience… and that will never change. One of the things we did was cap attendance. We wanted to make sure that we didn’t end up in a situation where, on New Year’s Eve, for example, it was a kind of “show up as you want”. We wanted to make sure we preserved that customer experience, so we put a cap on that. We are and will continue to be very disciplined on seasonality smoothing. Ensure that we make full use of our assets. »

This alone may not seem like a permanent change, but as it went on it became very clear that this was not just a social distancing Covid measure. It may have started out that way, but it looks like they found some interest in keeping it in place.

Josh D'Amaro

Credit: Disney

D’Amaro went on to say, “We have a reservation system in place. Obviously this was a big help to us when we were in Covid times and had to restrict our attendance considerably. But as we got out of it, we realized we could use this as a tool to better manage the available capacity for the customer experience we ultimately wanted to deliver. With that cap, so to speak, on our attendance, it allows us to have a much better return. Like a hotel would, like an airline would, when you set your capacity, you’re in a much better position to yield.

These comments lead we to believe that the reservation system is now an integral part of the Disney vacation. That sounds like bad news for rushed travelers and annual pass holders, but good news for visitors who don’t come as often and plan far ahead.

Lower park capacity means better weather. I remember the first trips I took after Covid. We felt like we had the parks ourselves which was absolutely fantastic. We never expect to experience anything like that again, but we can’t help but agree with D’Amaro that low attendance makes a Disney day better.

It is important to keep in mind that this is not a confirmed statement. This is purely what we take from D’Amaro’s statement. let us know what you think. Do his comments make the reservation system look like it’s here to stay?

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Burien Rapper Travis Thompson Makes His Acting Debut In FX’s “Reservation Dogs” https://mino-warabi.com/burien-rapper-travis-thompson-makes-his-acting-debut-in-fxs-reservation-dogs/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/burien-rapper-travis-thompson-makes-his-acting-debut-in-fxs-reservation-dogs/

Slap.

The sound of a baseball hitting in a leather glove – the sound of a million American childhoods – echoed through the concrete tunnel in the bowels of T-Mobile Park. Slipping away from the field, where a minute earlier Travis Thompson posed for photos and hammered it with Mariner Moose as his chillingly shimmering “Parked Cars” blared over the stadium speakers, the Burien rapper snuck in a few warm-up pitches to his dad before throwing the first pitch as part of Mariners’ Native American Heritage Night last month.

Wearing a personalized Mariners jersey stitched with his Navajo name, which translates to “little black bear,” Thompson smiled wider than the hole on the left side of the infield when opposing teams put the change on the outfielder. of Mr Jesse Winker, strolling towards the mound under the lights of the pitch. A former baseball player who made college his freshman year, Thompson delivered an emphatic punch after putting the ceremonial pitch on the plate. “He didn’t even move his glove,” his proud mother said later in a slow-motion replay.

It was a “top five moment” for the local luminary, who used to arrive at the ballpark two hours early to watch batting practice as a kid. Thompson, who is half Navajo and half white, has never been shy about talking about his heritage, but over the years it’s been an aspect of himself that he’s become more comfortable sharing. with his music.

Growing up as a mixed-race kid in suburban Seattle, Thompson was often seen as one of the few white kids in his friend group. Thompson would take road trips to visit his father’s family in Fort Defiance, Arizona, on the Navajo Nation Reservation, the largest reservation in the United States, covering parts of Arizona, New Mexico and southeastern Utah.

“At first I didn’t really push for the native thing, because I didn’t want to feel like I was flattering or trying to be something,” Thompson said in the stands, surrounded by so many people. friends and family he felt like half of the white center was in Section 119.

“I started releasing music and then things in my life happened where people were calling me to represent, so I’m like, ‘OK, I bet. If you want me to represent, I’ll tell you exactly what I saw on the reservation, how me and the homies grew up, what was cooked in my house, what languages ​​were spoken in my house – I’ll tell you all about it.’

“So being here for [Native American Heritage Night]I almost feel like I’m recognized and accepted by my people in a weird way.

The game night honor also previewed Thompson’s first foray into acting, an appearance on the second season of “Reservation Dogs.” To mark the occasion, Thompson is hosting a screening/Q&A night on Wednesday in the Crocodile’s Here-After theater, followed by a release show for his new EP at Madame Lou, also under the Crocodile’s roof (literally). . (The screening is sold out, but tickets for the show were still available on Tuesday.)

Although Thompson has long had a propensity for ambitious music videos, he never dreamed of adding “actor” to his resume. When he first saw the trailer for the hit FX/Hulu series, which centers on a group of mischievous teenagers on an Oklahoma reservation, Thompson reached out to co-creator Sterlin Harjo, who knew his music already, thinking they might want to use a song or have him appear as an extra.

“Six months went by, he was like, ‘I think we could have an audition for you,'” Thompson recalled. “I’m like, ‘What the hell [expletive] are you talking about?! What?!’ ”

Thompson took a crash course in acting for a week of “little [expletive] YouTube Videos” and eventually landed the role of Tino, whom Thompson describes as a “rowdy boy from the reservation” and a troubled young father with a kind heart who bonds with one of the main characters. Tino first appears once in the seventh episode of the second season, alongside another guest star in Marc Maron.

Clearly, those YouTube videos paid off. Thompson’s first day of filming went so well, including an off-script kiss on the forehead that made “the whole cast and crew…die,” that they wrote Tino in a second episode later. this season.

“The coolest thing the show does is show that Native people are really funny,” Thompson said over the occasional roar from Mariners fans. “Native American humor is at the forefront right now and I think it’s really great.

“I feel like when you talk about the natives, most of the time it’s just trauma and sadness [expletive]. Don’t get me wrong, the show is going there. But the show also shows a fun and normal neighborhood reserve [expletive] that everyone can identify with.

As the focus shifts to Thompson’s first acting role, the local rapper landed a song in the ‘Reservation Dogs’ soundtrack, which has become one of the most talked about on TV since ‘Insecure’. . (Coincidentally, her song “I Might Jump” appears in the Season 2 premiere alongside tracks from other North West artists Beat Happening and Black Belt Eagle Scout, Katherine Paul’s Portland-based indie-rock project. , who grew up on the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Reserve near La Conner.) Thompson’s selection was the lead single from his new “If I’m Alive, That Is.” EP – his first since parting ways with Epic Records this year.

There’s a wild whimsy running through the breezy five-song set, which Thompson describes as something of a warm-up project ahead of a full album with Seattle heavyweight producer Jake One due early next year. .

“The world is crazy,” Thompson said. “Do you want to make plans in six months? Where is the world going to be? That’s the whole idea behind the project. It’s really the energy to say [expletive] and do our own thing.

“Reservation Dogs”

New episodes of “Reservation Dogs” Season 2 air Wednesdays on Hulu.

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‘Reservation Dogs’ Season 2, Episode 7 Recap https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-season-2-episode-7-recap/ Wed, 07 Sep 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-season-2-episode-7-recap/

Reservation dogs

Stay the gold, little boy

Season 2

Episode 7

Editor’s note

4 stars

Photo: Shane Brown/FX

It’s the best moment of the Dogs Ground season – we get a cheese-focused episode! Last season, we watched Cheese take a lesson in justice and Deer Lady while he took a ride with Big. This season, Cheese receives a dark lesson in injustice when he is incarcerated in a youth detention center after his uncle Charley (Nathan Apodaca) is arrested for growing weed in their home. Back in the first episode, during Willie Jack’s show monologue, she hinted that Cheese’s uncle would get her into trouble, and this week’s episode is a result of that prophecy.

With Uncle Charley in prison, Cheese has no legal guardian, so he is left in limbo in the house of detention until the state finds another arrangement for him. House coordinator Gene is played by comedian, actor and podcaster Marc Maron. His character is clumsy, self-absorbed, incompetent, and, most unsettlingly for Cheese, dedicated to a plan for recovery from addiction that involves appropriating a mishmash of Native American spiritual and cultural practices. Gene claims that an interaction with a “Lakota medicine man” during a mental break motivated him to get sober, and as a reward for receiving this knowledge, Gene spends his days harassing and venting the traumas of young people. indigenous.

Locked away with Cheese are a handful of kids with their own quirks, resulting in various comical clashes between the youngsters. James (Kamron Alexander) usually spends all “phone hour” talking to his girlfriend, preventing Cheese and the other boys from contacting their loved ones. Tino (played by Navajo rapper Travis Thompson) doesn’t know how to pee and has a handful of kids around the world he struggles to support. Tino’s big plan is to get a job at Red Lobster so he can send money to his children’s grandmothers, but he explains to Cheese that while the boys locked up in juvenile detention can get jobs, paradoxically, they are not allowed to actively search for them inside. Julio (played by actor and playwright Reynaldo Piniella), however, managed to find a job, in part because he’s been incarcerated at home longer than anyone else. Julio and Cheese eventually bond over their mutual love for 1980s musician Sade, and Julio offers to lend Cheese his cell phone.

Cheese manages to use Julio’s phone undetected to call his “grandma,” the woman we met last season when the Rez Dogs visited the Indian Health Service clinic. Cheese doesn’t tell her that he’s been locked up, but she auspiciously offers to help Cheese in any way she can.

In a touching look inside Cheese’s mind, he explains to Tino and Julio that Daniel was “his hero” and that his unique therapeutic speaking is a way of honoring Daniel’s memory: “I I just thought maybe if I treated others the way they wanted to be treated, they would do the same…eventually. Cheese’s optimistic outlook inspires Julio and Tino to work through their differences, Julio agrees to help Tino find a job with him, and the two turn in agreement and solidarity.

Meanwhile, Jackie witnesses the raid on Cheese and Charley’s house and kindly reports the news of Cheese’s arrest to Bear and Willie Jack. In return, Willie Jack makes a final reconciliation offer – as payment for telling the Rez Dogs about Cheese, Jackie gets a free punch to the head or stomach. Jackie chooses to impersonate Willie Jack instead, but Willie Jack’s earnestness and bravery seem to convince Jackie that the Rez Dogs are tough. Now working together, the three children leave to tell Elora about the situation. Arriving at Elora’s house, they find her painting her room. (Sidenote: Elora’s room was once dark blue in color and seemed like the darkest room in the house. Now she’s repainting it to be the same yellow beige as the rest of the place. That means is it Elora taking her aunt’s advice and getting ready to sell the house, or is this a signal that Elora is trying to get out of her grief somehow?) Elora is surprised to see Jackie, Bear, and Willie Jack working together, and the three explain that it was because of Cheese’s arrest that they decided to join forces.

The newly reunited and expanded Rez Dogs then come up with a plan (evil and poorly planned) to get Cheese out of the youth house. At first, Elora tries to convince Gene that she’s Cheese’s aunt (“Indian ways! I have a niece who’s 58!”), and when that doesn’t work, she tries to bribe Gene to he let Cheese go. with her. Gene doesn’t buy into any of this, so in a last ditch effort, the crew tries to convince Cheese to just run for it, but Cheese refuses. Eventually, it seems that, through some creative planning with Big, the crew manages to convince Cheese’s “grandmother” to agree to be his guardian, which leads to Cheese’s fiery exit from the house of young, when he finally gets to “play hard” and put on a show of his outing with Big.

By focusing the episode on Cheese’s experience inside the youth prison system, the episode draws attention to an important issue. According to national data collected in 2019, Native American youth were three times more likely to be detained than their white peers. And in many states, these disparities are growing. This problem follows youth into adulthood: Native Americans in the United States are incarcerated twice as often as whites. In 2019, Native Americans made up less than 1% of the total US population, but they were overrepresented in prisons at 2.1% of all federally incarcerated people.

This episode does a great job of showing how broken the youth incarceration system is – there are so many rules and policies (limited phone use, no access to professional resources, removal of family safety nets and community) that prevent boys from getting out of this situation themselves. The deck is stacked against them. And, as Julio shares with Cheese and Tino, having to live with the fear that your friend could be taken away at any moment causes you to shut down emotionally in ways that can hurt you deeply.

The episode is certainly heartbreaking – it’s incredibly painful to see indigenous youth in handcuffs – but it feels like the larger message or issue worked through setting the episode in a youth detention home gets lost. in the writing’s attempts to include goofy humor (for me, Gene’s monologue about meeting his wife just didn’t pan out). And there are ideological consequences. For example, Gene’s incompetence is more played for laughs than situated in a larger colonialist system that voluntarily dispossessing indigenous peoples by removing young people from their homes. In other words, characters like Gene make it seem like Indigenous peoples are being targeted due to accidental state neglect rather than statistically proven state hypersurveillance of Indigenous communities. The choice to focus on the interpersonal relationships between incarcerated youth is compelling, nuanced and innovative. And it seems like a solid setup with some parallels: Cheese, Tino, and Julio reunite inside while Willie Jack, Jackie, Elora, and Bear reunite outside. I just wanted to see it all come together in a stronger way thematically. The show is certainly able to balance humor, serious situations, and broader story arcs (see episodes like “Mabel” and even “Roofing”), but those elements aren’t balanced in “Stay Gold, Cheesy Boy”.

It feels like by choosing to split the episode’s focus between Cheese on the inside and the rest of the team on the outside, the writers were forced to omit some important character developments and of stories. For example, there could have been more screen time devoted to the newly reunited setup of the Rez Dogs plus Jackie as they advocated releasing Cheese, which would have made the new alliance strong and important. A major theme this season has been characters coming to terms with their own psychological uncertainties, in part because of how disconnected the community has become. The writers chose to dramatize the Rez Dogs’ reconnection around the particularly important issue of the incarceration of Indigenous youth, but such a big victory over systemic discrimination demands more airtime. Looks like the triumphant Rez Dogs reunion has been truncated. While there were a lot of great moments in this episode, it all ended up feeling a little disparate due to all of its moving parts. Things never quite managed to gel the way they did before this season. With three more episodes remaining and some of the Rez Dogs’ interpersonal beefs resolved, hopefully the remaining episodes will have more wiggle room.

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Reservation Dogs season 2: everything we know https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-season-2-everything-we-know/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 11:30:00 +0000 https://mino-warabi.com/reservation-dogs-season-2-everything-we-know/

After being one of the most notable new shows in 2021, Reservation dogs Season 2 takes viewers back to Rez Dog territory with all new episodes.

Sterling Harjo and Taika Waititi were co-creators of Reservation dogs, a rare show that not only talks about the lives of Indigenous teens, but has incredible portrayal both in front of and behind the camera. Each series regular, writer, and director is Indigenous, bringing their own experiences to the series.