Monday, June 11, 2007

One week until solstice

Native Art shorts:

Another Native-oriented blog:Shmohawk's Shmorg.
"A moderated blog on Aboriginal journalism and other stuff."


Daphne Odjig recently received a Governor-general's award and will soon be presented with the Order of British Columbia.

What Happened to Sacred Circle Gallery? (Now called Daybreak Star Cultural Center)

San Marcos Record article.
"San Marcos (Texas) — A statue of Tonkawa Indian Chief Placido will honor some of the area’s earlier inhabitants on a prime spot in City Park... In March, the parks and recreation advisory board approved the location on the condition that organizers of a stalled effort to erect a statue of Saint Mark relinquish their claim to the site."


"Legacy and Legend: Images of Indians from Four Centuries""In recognition of the 400th anniversary of the meeting of European and Native American peoples, a new exhibition at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens will look at how North American Indians have been depicted in art, primarily from the 1500s through the 1800s."


Veronica Poblano
"Her stone sculptures have been called ''outstanding'' by The New York Times, and a single necklace can fetch more than $3,000 in a Sedona, Ariz., art gallery.

But the road to success has not always been an easy one for this Zuni artist, who began her work, like others in the Zuni Pueblo, as a way to climb out of poverty. "


The Native American Journalists Association has a new president.

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Changes made to Pungi Whisi Niaas; pics click to enlarge:

Pungi Whiisi Niaas. Acrylic on canvas.Bingorage studio. Broken Vulture Art. Native art, Ojibway art.Pungi Whiisi Niaas. Acrylic on canvas.Bingorage studio. Broken Vulture Art. Native art, Ojibway art.

Pungi Whiisi Niaas. Acrylic on canvas.Bingorage studio. Broken Vulture Art. Native art, Ojibway art.Pungi Whiisi Niaas. Acrylic on canvas.Bingorage studio. Broken Vulture Art. Native art, Ojibway art.

Pungi Whiisi Niaas. Acrylic on canvas.Bingorage studio. Broken Vulture Art. Native art, Ojibway art.Pungi Whiisi Niaas. Acrylic on canvas.Bingorage studio. Broken Vulture Art. Native art, Ojibway art.

Pungi Whiisi Niaas. Acrylic on canvas.Bingorage studio. Broken Vulture Art. Native art, Ojibway art.

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Random news, resources and stuff:


Ipperwash Inquiry Timeline; CBC
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Official Ipperwash Inquiry pages.
The Report

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Native fim-maker.
"(Doug) Howard spent seven months shooting and editing his first film, Chief, a short movie about a Native American who keeps his grandfather's promise by saving the tribe's dam."


MSN Encarta article; Native Americans of North America

IndianCountry.Com article.
"That a mother of four working on a Master of Business Administration degree and running the United Tribes Technical College's research program could complete a doctoral program in communications in record time seems unlikely, if not impossible - until you talk to the woman who did it.

Cheryl Long Feather, Standing Rock Sioux, is indeed a gifted and skilled communicator. She is the first American Indian graduate of the University of North Dakota's School of Communications' doctoral program."


NativeVue editorial.
"The Most Insightful Review You’ll Read Anywhere: “Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee’s” Bias Against Indians"


Dear WIPO petition.
"Don't break our podcasts."

Third World Conditions ravage Eabametoong First Nation Health Centre

Fighting depression, without drugs.
"... The best cognitive behavioral technique I have found for depression is Brainswitching, which was developed from neuroscience research and brain mapping.
Brainswitching uses simple mind exercises to switch the neuronal activity from the emotional part of the brain (the subcortex) to the thinking part of the brain (the neocortex) which does not have the capacity for depression."


WinnipegFreePressarticle.
"THE Sagkeeng First Nation has launched a precedent-setting lawsuit against the province and federal governments, seeking control over three million square kilometres of traditional hunting and fishing lands outside its existing treaty boundaries."


Remember the Three Fires Confederacy, August 20-26, Garden River First Nation, east of Sault St. Marie, Ontario.

Land claim against Benneton and Argentina.
"The dispute started in 2002, when a Mapuche family was accused of settling illegally on the land and evicted. But Millan and other members of his community have returned despite the deprived conditions in which they have to live.
The Mapuches started building homes on the land, but stopped when the government intervened with a law that forbade them from modifying the landscape in any way.
The land was given to a group of British citizens in 1889 by the Argentine government without the approval of the Mapuche Indians who were living on the land.
In 1991, Benetton bought more than 970,000 hectares from a British company."

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2 comments:

JLB said...

How long have you been working on Pungi Whisi Niaas? I like this one... lots to take in.

Happy-almost-solstice dude,
JLB

Hoka-shay-honaqut said...

Pungi Whisi Niaas has been kicking around for at least two years. I'll post some old pics of it shortly and links to previous posts.

Good to see you, JLB.
:Eric.