Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sure sign of the apocalypse: Sioux Narrows bridge finished

Sioux Narrows deer.
Sioux Narrows deer


Science blogger, PZ Myers, denied entrance to creationist propaganda film at Mall of America.

A law firm specialising in Native Law, Woodward and Co.

A new Handbook for bloggers and cyberdissidents [PDF document], from Reporters Without Borders.

New plesiosaur found in the tarsands.

The Sioux Narrows bridge is [finally] finished. The former bridge was known as the "longest single span wooden bridge in the world" [although a quick google search found several others claiming this title] and a well-known local landmark, so the government naturally decided to rip it out and replace it with something that vaguely resembles it...
only taking five years to finish the project.

Sioux Narrows bridge

Former bridge.


Years of effort pay off for Native storyteller as 'Brother' debuts.
"Hope said "Brother" is not a definitive statement about Tlingit identity, instead it offers a segmented glimpse at one family's struggle for dignity amidst the clash of old and new generations."

Researchers demostrate how rafts provided coastal trade between precolumbian empires of South America and MesoAmerica

Native activist-historian honoured.
"... she led a series of demonstrations and protests at the base and once set up a tent village on its airstrip. When they were removed by soldiers, she took the plight to local and national media, demanding the peace of her people be reinstated.
This was the first step into the world of activism for the 62-year-old Innu Elder, who has made it a personal mission to remind her people about the history of their land."

Native Networks; film and video organisation directory.

NativeArts group at myspace.

A Native American's Last Testament: Opera.
"I was so moved by it," Joseph-Weil says. "And there was something about her photo that just mesmerized me, that I suddenly said: 'I have to sing her. How can I sing her?'"
Along with award-winning composer Benjamin Boone, a fellow Fresno State professor, she is working to put Ascencion Solorsano's oral history into a piece called Ascencion. They're calling it an "ethno-historical cantata."

Another Native Blog, Attawapiskat.Com; currently focused on the need for a new school in Attawapiskat.

'The 4 Winds' features Native American artists.
"Angel Mounds State Historic Site will showcase the work of four acclaimed Native American artists in "The 4 Winds" Native American Fine Arts Bazaar, running Friday through March 30."

Smithsonian Photography Initiative.

New shows posted, Aboriginal Radyo 'Inteligentaindigena Media'.


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