Thursday, February 14, 2008

15 Huaroni Indians shot by loggers.

15 Huaroni Indians shot by loggers, in Ecuador's largest nature reserve.
The conflict between Native Peoples -protecting and inhabiting their land- and intruders seeking to strip it of its resources is ongoing in the"New World".

Platinex VS Kitchenuhmaykoosib continues, in court and on the land.
"The community and its members have long stood by the belief they are observing and protecting Aboriginal and treaty rights to proper and adequate consultation and accommodation prior to mining exploration or development on Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI) traditional territory..."The rule of law always seems unfair to First Nations," Reid said. "Ontario goes to the wall to defend the system for its partners – the mining companies – but KI’s law is viewed as divisive and destructive."

Survivors upset over lost residential school files.
"...Out of 85,667 claims received, an estimated 54,322 have been paid out, but another 13,025 have been denied."



Audio Wawatay, at Wawatay News. Check out the interviews.

A virtual exhibit ofInuit (Eskimo) Games, at ELLIOTT AVEDON MUSEUM & ARCHIVE OF GAMES, University of Waterloo.
"Many Inuit games are traditional and require no equipment. These latter games concern physical strength, agility, and endurance. Some traditional games may have been learned in Asia before the Inuit migrated across the Bering Strait (circa 2000 BC), while others were undoubtedly learned after migration..."


Exhibit at Hallie Ford showcases the talent of painter James Lavadour.Hallie Ford Museum of Art; Salem, Oregon. Until March 30.
"Lavadour, a northeastern Oregon painter and the founder of the Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, has not been without acclaim, but has recently been through changes that could transform his reputation...
Architectural elements, new and more vivid coloration and Native American design aspects have transformed his work as seen in the Hallie Ford show..."

Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts"Our mission is to provide educational, social and economic opportunities for Native Americans through artistic development...
Crow's Shadow Institute is a non-profit art facility designed to bring technology, instruction and cultural exchange to artists on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Eastern Oregon."

Tantoo Cardinal to speak at IU's Native Film Series on Feb. 20, as part of its third annual Native Film Series.

Head of the Rainy River.


Rober Mirabal has won the Grammy for Native American Music Album, for "Totemic Flute Chants," Johnny Whitehorse. Johnny Whitehorse being a "character creation" of Mirabal's.

Performances at the Smithsonian NMAI; Muriel and Gloria Miguel of Spiderwoman Theater. February 22/23, 2008. Rasmuson Theater.

"With regional units, in-depth interviews and articles for students, the image research database for scholars, and downloadable resource kits for teachers, Native Dance has something for everyone! ...Native Dance contains a wealth of information on Dance Traditions from coast to coast in Canada."

News release [pdf], for The Oneida Speak.
"The hour-long film being distributed by the National Educational Television Association (NETA) starting in February explores the discovery of more than 800 steno books and ledgers handwritten in Oneida, the result of participation in the Works Progress Administration. The FDR program, which included jobs in the arts in addition to public works projects, allowed Oneidas to record their history in a time of great change not only in America but reservation life."

New internship at The Canadian Museum of Civilisation; Aboriginal Training Program in Museum Practices. Deadline is March 15.
"Practicum: Candidates should have Grade 12 education or equivalent. Those with less than Grade 12 education will be considered on the basis of demonstrable experience in cultural interpretation or preservation, or related skills.
Internship: Students who have completed either all or part of a post-secondary program in the fields of museology, arts or social sciences."

The February online newsletter, for

Canada Council releases Action Plan for 2008-11.

Latest article, from Tim Giago.

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