Monday, May 21, 2007


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Random Resources, news and stuff:

This is particularly interesting. It seems that a fairly recent cometary collision with the planet may have occurred nearly 13 000 years ago, setting most of the northern hemisphere on fire and creating large floods from glacial meltwaters.
"The theory is to be outlined at the American Geophysical Union meeting in Acapulco, Mexico. A group of US scientists that include West will report that they have found a layer of microscopic diamonds at 26 different sites in Europe, Canada and America. These are the remains of a giant carbon-rich comet that crashed in pieces on our planet 12,900 years ago, they say. The huge pressures and heat triggered by the fragments crashing to Earth turned the comet's carbon into diamond dust. 'The shock waves and the heat would have been tremendous,' said West. 'It would have set fire to animals' fur and to the clothing worn by men and women."

"Web portal for Native/Indigenous/aboriginal people competing, participating or just interested in alternative sport and active lifestyles. Snowboarding, skateboarding, BMX, MotoX, surfing, climbing, kayaking whateva, it's all good."

Anchorage Museum (Alaska)

From Assembly of First Nations Press Release:
"Assembly of First Nations, Anishinabek Nations to Host Historic Three Fires Confederacy Gathering, August 20-26, 2007 at Garden River First Nation, Ontario...
The Anishinabek is the nation and people known also as the Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi who together form the Three Fires Confederacy. Historically, the tribes met regularly for social, spiritual, military and political purposes...
The first two days of the gathering will bring together leadership and citizens and will be devoted to sharing the history and the protocol of the Three Fires Confederacy. It will provide leadership an opportunity to discuss important issues such as relationships with governments, border crossing issues, water and Great Lakes management."

Native Women's group gathers to heal Lake Nipissing.
"The water passed around as part of the ceremony and drank by the participants came from a natural spring, she said.

Nipissing elder Peter Beaucage thanked Liberty-Whiteduck and her group for leading the way, describing how his family used to drink straight from the lake as children with no fear of becoming ill.

Beaucage said they don't dare drink from it anymore. "

Incan rope bridges, technological marvels of preColumbian Americas.

Himwitsa Native Art Gallery
In Tofino, British Columbia, Canada

Rail blockade ruling extended
"In an ever spiraling series of events creating tension between Native Canadians and various government bodies, an Ontario Superior Court judge extended an order that ended a blockade of a major rail line in April. According to the CBC's news website the blockade part of a protest of a Mohawk land dispute, stopped rail traffic for 30 hours. "The disruption blocked the transport of freight worth more than $100 million"..."


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