Monday, May 21, 2007

Victoria Day; ought-seven

Seeker's TurtleHeart:

Seeker's TurtleHeart, Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage StudioSeeker's TurtleHeart, Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio

Seeker's TurtleHeart, Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio

Pop-art moment:

Broken Vulture Art, Bingorage Studio


It was a little cold to camp out this weekend, but here's a couple pics from last summer, on Rainy Lake:

Rainy Lake camping

Rainy Lake camping

Pictograph panel; Crowrock inlet, Rainy Lake. Click to enlarge; Most details are blurred, but a moose/deer form is still apparent.
Pictograph panel; Crowrock inlet, Rainy Lake

Random resources, news and stuff:

Under an increasing land claims visibility and threat of further protests, Ottawa set to empower land-claims panel.
"...Minister of Indian Affairs, Jim Prentice, is working on a plan that would give the Indian Claims Commission independent power to make legal rulings. The minister promised Tuesday that an announcement on land-claims policy will be made in the next few weeks."

Another Native Blog; screenwriter, "Buffalohair".

A short review of the enduring relevance and non-use by mainstream media of the ideas in "Manufacturing Consent", by Herman and Chomsky.
"Rather than offer a case study of coverage of one issue, or an analysis of this or that flaw or media "mistakes," they set out to try to make sense of the way the media functions as a "system." What rules govern the behavior of media institutions in reporting on crisis abroad? They didn't call it a theory because they believed they were not being speculative but factual.

They came up with what they called a "model," not of journalism, but of propaganda."

A posting at The 4'th River, with some thoughts about colonialism, natural resources and land claims.
"There have been many times in my life when I have heard people say that they have Native blood in them, but it wasn’t something discussed in the family ever. There even could have been shame, a by product of Colonialism. We may be living in times of chaos, but these are restorative justice times too and we have to support restoring a culture that was unjustly destroyed, because acknowledging our sins is the only step forward. But, in order to keep going forward to save our selves, we have to make a restorative leap to nature based belief systems. It’s why we should be standing side by side our Native brothers and sisters with these land claims."

The Premier of Ontario believes the feds are "in 'untenable situation' with growing pile of native land claims".
"Frustration is growing in Canada due to a lack of action and something has to be done to deal with outstanding claims that have led to standoffs like the year-long occupation in the southern Ontario town of Caledonia, he said.

"There is a lot of frustration experienced, not just here in Ontario, but by Canadians generally," McGuinty said Tuesday, adding Ottawa should create an independent body with the power to both study and settle the claims."

All the progressive Canadian opinions you want and need; Progressive Bloggers [dot] CA

Posting and discussion about alternate proportional representation scheme in Canada.

Blog of a Palestinian mother and journalist.
"I am a Palestinian journalist who divides her time between Gaza and the United States, where Yousuf's father, a Palestinian refugee denied his right of return to Palestine, and thus OUR right as a family to live together, resides. This blog is about the trials of raising our son between Gaza and the US, while working as a journalist, and everything that entails from potty training to border crossings. Together, we endure a lot, and the personal becomes political. This is our story."

A nearly extinct population of Sonoran Pronghorns is on the rebound in Arizona. Wikipedia Pronghorn age.


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