Friday, February 01, 2008

Beware, the groundhog of doom

Aboriginal archive offers new DRM
"A new method of digital rights management (DRM) which relies on a user's profile has been pioneered by Aboriginal Australians... It grew out of the Warumungu community people themselves, who were really interested in repatriating a lot of images and things that had been taken from the community,"

The Mukurtu Archive
"In the coming year we will also be working with the Plateau Center for American Indian Studies at Washington State University on leveraging the Mukurtu system to archive the Plateau materials held at the university."


"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."


The history of Nunavut, by Kenn Harper, at ABoriginArt.
"In 1999, Canada's newest territory becomes a reality. Yet it already has a history, rich and colorful.
It is the history of the Inuit who originally inhabited this land, by turns rich and sparse, and of the qallunaat who arrived in their changing quests — for a sea route westward, for whales, for furs and other natural resources, and finally, to stay. It is a history of culture contact and cultural conflict..."


Great article about Ryan, at Maniaverse.

RIP; William Daydodge, December 20, 2007.
"acting credits include appearances on television's "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" series, voice over work for "Real West" episodes on the Arts & Entertainment Network and feature films, including "Wagons East," "Almost Heroes" and "Nate and the Colonel."


"Official website", for Tonantzin Carmelo, Native actress from California [Wikipedia article], probably best known for her part in "Into The West".


Here's a growing page of grants for USA artists and artist groups. Thank the state of California for this.

Another online Native magazine, Renaissance Indian Magazine.

Apache Skateboards.
"Douglas Miles -San Carlos Apache/Akimel O'odham... connects the universality of mainstream's skateboard culture to today's Indian youth. His Graphic imagery of Apache warriors and contemporary "Rez" portraits brings a Native aesthetic and sensibility to the skateboard culture..."

Mayans used ground mineralmica, in their paint, in order to make their temples sparkle.

"The exhibition, entitled People of the Cedar: First Nations Art from the Northwest Coast of Canada, comprises works from the Canadian High Commission's collection and the Freda Diesing School of Northwest Coast Art at Northwest Community College in Terrace, British Columbia, Canada."

Another Native blog, Wii'nimkiikaa
"Revolutionary Indigenous Resistance"

A series of podcasts from the National Museum of the American Indian, documenting the Always Becoming Sculpture Project.


40, 00 year old toe bones suggest that "Cavemen wore boots".

This is the blog of Congress of Aborig. People current national chief.
"This blog is meant for you – those who want to talk about, learn about, think about and directly ask me questions about issues and opportunities of importance to Canada’s off-reserve Aboriginal peoples. We invite you to share your thoughts and contribute your ideas so we can strengthen our voice for improving the quality of life for off-reserve Aboriginal peoples everywhere."

Ethical Metalsmiths.
"Ethical Metalsmiths was formed for the purpose of stimulating demand for responsibly sourced materials as an investment in the future. We stand for social responsibility, a healthy environment and materials that are consistent with these values."


22'nd annual Tulsa Indian Art Festival. February 8, 9, & 10, 2008

Arvel Bird, the 2007 Native American Music Awards’ Artist of the Year to play at [Tulsa] Indian Art Festival


Native American Culture on Display at the Cummer Museum
"A new exhibit centers on Native Americans imprisoned in St. Augustine.
It's called "A Kiowa's Odyssey: A Sketchbook from Fort Marion." The exhibition will be at the Cummer through March 16th. It is a little different because it consists of sketches by two Native Americans who documented their capture,"


Natives demand royalties for land.
"In a Canadian precedent, a First Nation has created its own bureaucracy to collect royalties, approve plans and set environmental standards for any development on its traditional lands -- a swath of prime Southern Ontario real estate."

Premier tells municipalities to ignore Six Nations development fee.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"A Kiowa's Odyssey: A Sketchbook from Ft. Marion" is a wonderful opportunity to see the sketchbook re-assembled for the first time and to understand it describes much of the experience of 72 captured American Indians who were considered troublemakers. It records their journey from Ft. Sill in Oklahoma to Ft. Marion in Florida. Pat at The C