Friday, April 27, 2007

stones clams and seeker

You know...
One of my big pet peeves, when web-surfing, are sites that have music/video that automatically starts playing when you open the page. This is a big hassle when I am opening several pages at once in different tabs, because I am usually listening to my own music, news or podcasts at the time; then multiple streams of music and videos start competing for my poor computer's limited resources.
The biggest offenders are myspace pages and Native-American pages (of course!). Enough with the flutes, already!!!! Set "autoplay" to "false" in your HTML, please!!!!

8-)

That being said... Please, please, please, please play this song!!!!
I guarantee, that it will be worth your time.




The Black Lodge Singers at Canyon Records.

See also powwowcast #13.

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"The Seeker"; continues to evolve. See previous posting below, or click here, if it has queued off the index page.
Pics click to enlarge and open in new tabs/windows (as do most Bingorage clickable link text and pics).

The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.

The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.

The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.

The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.

The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.

The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.

Now that's a void.
The Seeker. Papier-mache sculpture; Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio.

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Random resources and stuff:

West Coast tribe, Sliammon First Nation is suing the BC government over geoduck ("gooey duck") clam farms licenses being given to non-First Nation enterprises to set up on their territory. Article at Victoria Times Colonist. Why the big kerfuffle? Money, of course. Excerpt from the Wikipedia article:
"The world's first geoduck fishery was created in 1970, but demand for the semi-forgotten clam was low. Today, they sell in Asia for up to US$30/lb (US$65/kg). The Jumbo clam, like abalone, is highly regarded in Chinese cuisine."


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Another kerfuffle (what a great word) in BC. As reported at Big City Lib, local Native people have been lobbying to have murals removed from the BC legislature building, because they are seen as
"demeaning and degrading and do nothing more than uphold negative stereotypes of First Nations as a conquered and subservient people."
Press release; February 13, 2007.

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A new statue by a Native sculptor, has been dedicated at Central Michigan University.
"Gete-Achitwa-Asinakwe is the latest achievement of Grand Rapids artist and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Nation members Jason Quigno... Perched on a square of gravel created from the chips of stone Quigno excavated from the two ton monolith, the sculpture uses several textures and natural colorations in the stone to reveal a woman’s face surrounded by a cloak on one side and her long-flowing hair on the other. The smooth, flowing lines are Quigno's forte."


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A new monument to honour Native Veterans, a "memorial tipi", will be built at the First Nations University of Canada, Saskatchewan.

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The following site has some copies of pictograms (fragment above) that appear to have been scanned from older textsources that I would like to see. I'll dig around for an original source.
PICTOGRAPHY AND IDEOGRAPHY OF THE SIOUX AND OJIBWAY TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICAN INDIANS.

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1 comment:

Abstract Canvas Art said...

Fascinating - thanks for sharing this!