Another Stereotype of the Month entry:
From the North County Times, 2/18/01:
Cyber-shaman draws thousands to his Web
Victor Rocha feels he has found his place in the world, using his cyber drum to tap out news of the world and his community. It's an occupation and a responsibility he said he feels fortunate to have.
"Fortunate. You'll hear me say that word a lot, because I am," he said.
Rocha is the webmaster for the Web site of the Pechanga band of Luiseno Indians, Pechanga.net, where visitors can get "Indian gaming news and much more." What began as a news digest to disseminate information to tribes about gambling ballot measures has become a key source for anyone interested in "Native American issues, gaming issues and Indian gaming issues."
I didn't know Victor Rocha was a "cyber-shaman." Beating his cyber-drum, tooting his cyber-flute, etc. Wow!
Nice article, and Victor is one of our Board of Advisors, but the phrase "cyber-shaman" is still stereotypical.
Shamans, medicine men, or priests?
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