Wednesday, February 14, 2007

midwinter or late winter

A January sunset in Fort Frances. Click to enlarge.

The Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) is accepting applications for Project Phoenix (downloadable application on page).
" Project Phoenix offers an intensive week-long journalism camp called Rising Voices. Native American high school students learn newswriting, photojournalism and will get exposed to broadcasting and radio. At the end of the week, the students' articles and photos will be published in the Rising Voices newspaper, and will later be posted on the Native Voice Online Web site.
The program provides travel expenses, housing, meals, and class materials."

Deadline to apply: February 23, 2007. Please post and forward to NA high school students. As far as I know, this is USA residents only.

I was a chaperone for the Project Phoenix in Seattle, about ten years ago. I didn't get involved with the newspaper production, but I did get to tour: the multiple personality newspaper, known as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Pike Place Market and its famous flying fishies, Northwest Coast Native-themed dinner-theatre at Tillicum Village, on Blake Island (Quite a production and salmon roasted right in front of you. There are fresh clams waiting for you when you get off the boat and an amazing interpretive centre. I really recommend this place, when you're next in Seattle.). Also took in a couple workshops; good stuff.

Random stuff:

Bureau of Land Management to Sell Sacred Lands for Oil & Gas in Utah

Wikipedia article about frybread.

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith showing at the Muscarelle Museum of Art from February 10 - April 8, 2007.(Williamsburg, Virginia)

Denver Post article about NAGPRA (Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act).


An Allan Houser statuette was stolen from the Joseph Gierek Art Gallery in Tulsa. From the article:

"The sculpture has several identifying marks. Houser's name is at the base of the bronze, it has an edition number of 24 out of 50, there’s a foundry stamp of AHI and year 1994."

Sioux with Rattle and Fan
16" X 6" X 3"

Wiarton Willy said early Spring.

1 comment:

JLB said...

Beautiful sunrise - no doubt even more amazing in person.

Your recount of the tourist's visit to Seattle brings me many fond memories. I sure love that town. ;)