Thursday, March 29, 2007

vase-thingie and Eagles on The Rainy

Video documenting the first part of making a vase-thingie.


Papier mache in the Bingorage Studio, Fort Frances, Ontario. Broken Vulture ArtPapier mache in the Bingorage Studio, Fort Frances, Ontario. Broken Vulture Art

Papier mache in the Bingorage Studio, Fort Frances, Ontario. Broken Vulture ArtPapier mache in the Bingorage Studio, Fort Frances, Ontario. Broken Vulture Art

Papier mache in the Bingorage Studio, Fort Frances, Ontario. Broken Vulture Art


Random resources and stuff:

I've been listening to The Angry Indian podcast (Freedman Cherokee), Radyo Intelligent Aboriginal. Sharpen your critical thinking and question what you've heard.
*Strong Language Warning* Sample here:

An online guide to Amazon Indians.
" is a resource for photos and videos of native indigenous people of the Amazon Rainforest. It is an educational resource and an introduction to the cultures of Amazon native tribes from the South American Amazon River Basin. In addition, this website is a resource for information and geographic maps of the native indigenous tribes of the Amazon Rainforest."

Wintercounts. An online Smithsonian exhibit.
"Winter counts are histories or calendars in which events are recorded by pictures, with one picture for each year.

The Lakota call them waniyetu wowapi. Waniyetu is the word for year, which is measured from first snowfall to first snowfall. It is often translated as "a winter." Wowapi means anything that is marked on a flat surface and can be read or counted, such as a book, a letter, or a drawing."

Lakhota Lakhota Sioux Culture, Heritage and Language site.

First Nations Development Institute
Our Mission

Through a three-pronged strategy of Educating Grassroots Practitioners, Advocating Systemic Change, and Capitalizing Indian Communities, First Nations Development Institute is working to restore Native control and culturally-compatible stewardship of the assets they own - be they land, human potential, cultural heritage, or natural resources - and to establish new assets for ensuring the long-term vitality of Native communities.

American Indian Science and Engineering Society.
The AISES mission is to increase substantially the representation of American Indian and Alaskan Natives in engineering, science and other related technology disciplines.

"Official" site of the Cherokee Nation.

Cherokee Heritage Center

American Diabetes Association
Awakening the Spirit: Pathways to Diabetes Prevention & Control was created to help share important messages about diabetes. No one should have to fight diabetes alone.

Mohawk Nation News

American Indian Media and PolicyInitiative at Buffalo State University.

The initiative has a four-fold mission:
- Public forums feature lectures and written presentations on topics focusing on the intersection of mainstream media and public policy issues related to American Indians.
- Media analysis projects focus on research and analysis on topics similar to those associated with the public forums.
- Media planning seminars assist tribal leadership and other Indian entities in developing compehensive strategic communication programs.
- An educational component involves students and faculty in research, planning and training activities.

Participation opportunity for Native graduates:

My name is Andrea Laverdure. I am a graduate student in the Human Development and Education, Counseling Program at North Dakota State University, and enrolled in the Turtle Mountain Chippewa tribe, Belcourt, North Dakota. I am conducting a research project exploring a Native perspective on what characteristics make up a successful Native post-secondary student. Results of this study will help us learn more about the characteristics of successful Native students.

I will be conducting the survey via the Group Decision Center at NDSU. An email contact with and introductory letter and a subsequent email message with directions to the web link will be sent to each participant. The survey should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Once the online survey is completed summary results will be reported to me without identifying information. Participant identity will not be revealed in the survey results.

I am requesting assistance in locating college seniors or college graduates that have finished their programs since 1999-2000. I would appreciate if you could refer me to potential participants or request that you provide me with phone numbers or email addresses so I may contact them.

If you have any questions about this project, please call me at 701-364-3946 (home) or 701-550-0102 (cell) or 701-239-8050 (office), my email is You may also call my adviser, Dr. Robert Nielsen at 701-231-7676 or email Dr. Nielsen at

Please feel free to forward this request to other who maybe able to help locate potential study participants.

Andrea Laverdure
Human Development and Education
Counseling Program
FLC 210H
North Dakota State University
Fargo ND 58102


4406 44th Avenue S
Fargo ND 58104

Andrea Laverdure
4406 44th Avenue South
Fargo ND 58104
office 701-239-8050
home 701-364-3946
cell 701-550-0102

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