ETHNONYMS: Silveños, Wampi-misamera


Kinship Terminology. Kinship terminology is of the Eskimo type. The institution of compadrazgo (relationship between parents and godparents of a child) is found among the Guambiano and plays an important role within their social structure.


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XIMENA PACHÓN (Translated by Ruth Gubler)

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WOUNDED WARRIOR GAMES Dr. Laura the radio talk show host is also the mother of an Army Soldier. On her web site today, (11 May 2010) she talks about attidneng a function for hundreds of new enlistees, some of these future veterans told her, their parents not only would not support their joining the military, but will now, not even speak to their own children-soldiers.I sent the following to her web site after working the Wounded Warrior Games today.Dr. Laura I am retired Air Force and am now a Colorado Mounted Ranger. This week in (10-14 May 2010) Colorado Springs, Colorado at the US Olympic Training Center they are holding the first Wounded Warrior Games. There are over 200 injured and wounded veterans, men and women competing in these games. As a Colorado Ranger I assisted in the Opening Ceremony on Monday the 10th and it brought many a tear to many a veteran and active duty person in the crowd. Today 12 May 2010, I was in the first Medals Presentation Ceremony for these wounded warrior athletes. I was standing at attention on stage as the winning athletes received their medals. As the crowd went wild with cheers I was supposed to continue standing at attention, when what I wanted to do was cheer and clap for these heroes, my new personal heroes. Monday night when I got home from the Opening Ceremony I called my active duty wife who was out of town on Air Force business to tell her about these wonderful veterans. I was sort of complaining about my back and feet hurting from standing most of the day then I stopped. I told her I had never been around so many injured veterans in one location and compared to their struggles I was not hurting anymore. I just saw your Army Mom video. Thank you for supporting our country's men and women in the Armed Services. And thank you for backing your soldier-son when he made that very important choice to serve his Nation.Major Van Harl USAF Ret ., currently, Ranger Van Harl #348, Colorado Mounted Rangers. I have no idea if Dr. Laura ever saw the e-mail. I was the Ranger in charge of this support operation to the Wounded Warrior Games and after sending the e-mail I had to get back to working the schedule for the rest of the week. The Rangers were asked to escort the athletes onto the stage and be there during the Medals Presentation Ceremonies, but there was down time in between the numerous presentations at each of the events. This gave the Rangers time to speak and interact with the athletes. We were supposed to be non partial during the games, but I am retired Air Force so I had to make sure that my team knew I was quietly supporting them. Most of the Rangers are veterans and I know for a fact they were rooting for their service branch team. There was team spirit, but what you saw was, no athlete regardless of his / her branch of service was going to let a fellow wounded veteran down. There were a number of events where an athlete lost his / her chance to win because they stopped to help a fellow athlete who was struggling to finish. There is a great photo where two cyclists from two different services blew their opportunity for a medal in order to help a third athlete, from a third service, who was fighting to finish in the cold and snow at the US Air Force Academy. It was not meant to be a photo moment, but that picture will be on the internet for years. I am a disabled veteran. I get a small check from the VA every month for my past minor injuries received on active duty, but they were all peace time training related incidents. There is a saying that the difference between scars and tattoos is scars are tattoos with a much more important story to go along with them. Compared to the wounded warriors who competed so well, I have slight imperfections, they have scars. Their important stories are, they were defending our country in combat. Their scars mean they were injured, they were wounded, they were damaged, but they were never defeated. Even when my shift was (...)

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