Saturday, July 05, 2008

big fishy, little fishies

Aboriginal Boreal Conservation Leaders.
"The series highlights Aboriginal leaders in boreal forest conservation through a series of personal interest stories."

Honouring our aboriginal sons and daughters .

Want to know if waterboarding is torture? Ask Christopher Hitchens.

Keeping an eye on the fasc1st$, Right Wing Watch

Brian Dunning, of the Skeptoid podcast has released a free, short film about critical thinking, called Here Be Dragons.
"Here Be Dragons offers a toolbox for recognizing and understanding the dangers of pseudoscience, and appreciation for the reality-based benefits offered by real science."

George Carlin, RIP.

Interesting opinion piece: The patriots who killed Custer.

An open letter from Librivox.Org explaining why Canadian copyright bill C61 is not as benign as Minister Prentice claims.

Britain's last Neanderthals were more sophisticated than we thought [maybe].

North Pole may be ice-free, for the first time, this summer.

My buddy Tosh came up to do some fishing. We had a great time at Nestor Falls, getting a bunch of "eating-size" walleyes, throwback smallmouth bass and perch, plus a giant crappie (kinda obscured in third pic).




Of course, Will Lahti had to one-up us with this Finnish beast.
"Fishing on Lake Lappajärvi, previously mentioned meteorite crater, I reeled in the 5.4 kilo trout..."


Update July 17, 2008; Will finally gots online.


Crystal Shawanda, from Wikwemikong First Nation


Researchers re-create pre-Columbian sounds.
"... Experts also believe pre-Columbian tribes used some of the instruments to send the human brain into a dream state and treat certain illnesses. The ancient whistles could guide research into how rhythmic sounds alter heart rates and states of consciousness..."

Trickster Gallery presents Keith Secola, live in concert. July 15.

Pinellas County, Florida; Call to Artists: Heritage Village Outdoor Sculpture Project. USA artists, August 11 deadline.


Digital access a priority for NFB
"... The remaining position held by filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin was changed to reflect Obomsawin's role as a liaison and mentor to Canada's native film community."

Right click and "save as" to download Alanis Obomsawin interview on CBC Ideas podcast. [Link will only be good for a few weeks.]


Mitchell, South Dakota "Prehistoric Indian Village".

Another Native Art Blog, Cheryl Davis’ Art Blog; Native American Art/Heritage/News Related ArtBlog.
"My artwork has opened up some great avenues for me, and blessed me with many wonderful experiences, travels and friends through the years. I wanted to establish an ArtBlog as a way of sharing those experiences and friends with you..."

Legit collector or careful looter?

Native Blog; Mohawk and Proud.

Ojibway artist wins the Ontario Premier's Award for Excellence in the Arts.
"... (Ron) Noganosh works with found objects, including beer caps, chainsaw parts, old toys and abandoned hubcaps, to make his sculptures and installations.
His work is often political, touching on the environment, agribusiness and aboriginal issues..."

Sealaska Heritage Insitute, Special Collections Research Center Blog.

An evening of Native American poetry and music. Monday July 14, 7:00 - 9:15 pm. The Sanctuary at East Shore Unitarian, 12700 SE 32nd, Bellevue, WA.

9 grants awarded under First Nations Composer Initiative, including Brent Micheal Davids.

Native Blog accompanying the "Trickster" comics anthology.

Documentary film; The Fallen Feather: Indian Industrial Residential Schools.

A short blog posting, about contemporary Native artist Brad Kahlhamer, now showing at Museum Contemporary Art Denver, through September 21, 2008.

Nocona Burgess, Eagle-Serpent Studios.

Peace Hills Trust 26'th Annual Native Art contest. For Canadian Native Artists, youth and adult category, September 12, 2008 deadline.

Six Nations Indian Museum



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