Tuesday, August 26, 2008

first frost warning

"Canada's covert police state: Killing the Indian again".
"... When they approached Kahentinetha she asked them what she was accused of and why was she being arrested. Her humanity was denied and the legal question was ignored. Once again the most damaging aggression came from behind. She was in a cell with her hands cuffed behind her back. The guards who compromised her life stood behind her where they couldn't see her face as they tightened the handcuffs which cut off the blood supply. They ignored her cries of pain as the shock of the heart attack hit her. One man grabbed her pants and told her to bend over. 6 or 7 other officers were entering and leaving the room ensuring that peer pressure remained in effect.

This fed the murderous frenzy. The spell was broke when her brother, Frank Taiotekane Horn, appeared as an outside observer of professional stature. They knew he was a lawyer. Suddenly they were accountable. Before they let him in, they removed the handcuffs, gave her a place to sit and offered her a glass of water. Frank Horn saw her state and immediately called an ambulance..."

As previously posted on Bingorage.

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"Bowhead Whale Sanctuary Protected in Nunavut!"

"New Evidence Debunks 'Stupid' Neanderthal Myth".

Canadian Telco, Telus is cancelling "unlimited accounts" for people who use it too much.

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Echoes of early summer.

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Latest article from Tim Giago.

Spirit on the Mountatin Music Festival / Rock, Rattle & Drum Pow Wow and Spirit on the Mountain Music Festival. August 29 - September 1, 2008, Lenox, Massachusetts.

Interview with, and overview of Southern Arapaho film director, Ava Hamilton.
"... In 1992, Hamilton directed the documentary "Everything Has a Spirit," which deals with issues such as access to and protection of sacred rites, First Amendment protection and the use of peyote in the Native American Church. The film premiered at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival and is her most famous work. Her most recent work was the short documentary "Indians for Indians: A Radio Program," in 2005..."

12th Annual Native American Festival. September 13 and 14, 2008, Ridgefield, CT.

"The Burning Man School of Art: 2008 Art Preview".

Nominees for 10'th Native American Music Awards have been announced.

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I ran acros this interesting video of Sherman Alexie (Wikipedia entry), taken shortly after 9-11.



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1 comment:

Ainslie Podulke van der Stam said...

As per usual, pics of awesomeness.