Sunday, December 21, 2008

scum on the snow

Bush sneaks through host of laws to undermine Obama.


Bush Insider Who Planned To Tell All Killed In Plane Crash: Non-Profit Demands Full Federal Investigation
"... the Bush IT expert who has been directly implicated in the rigging of George Bush's 2000 and 2004 elections, was killed last night when his single engine plane crashed three miles short of the Akron airport..."


New post at sentient Developments about the almost-next Prime Minister of Canada; Ignatieff and Obama: Intellectuals on the rise.
"... it's reassuring to see both Canada and the U.S. poised to bring in leaders with roots in academia -- incoming leaders who are engaged in public discourse and who have the requisite qualifications to lead their countries. In the case of the U.S. it's a done deal; as for Canadians it's still within the realm of wishful thinking..."

Pre-Columbian Tribes Had BBQs, Parties on Grave Sites.
"... This is part of a growing body of research that shows that groups of people in lowlands in Brazil had large, socially complex groupings, sociopolitical organization and social patterns including feasting..."

Evidence from dirty teeth: Ancient Peruvians ate well.
"Starch grains preserved on human teeth reveal that ancient Peruvians ate a variety of cultivated crops including squash, beans, peanuts and the fruit of cultivated pacay trees..."

Jennifer Ashawasegai receives Debwewin Citation for journalism excellence
"... presented the award... by Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief John Beaucage at the Canadian Aboriginal Festival..."

New impact crater discovered in western Canada, using technology to strip vegetation from imaging.

Climate change wiped out cave bears, 13 millenia earlier than previously thought.

Terra Preta, Native "Superdirt" made Amazonian civilisations possible.
"... The special soil has been touted as a way to restore more sustainable farming to the Amazon, feed the world's hungry, and combat global warming..."


Group Works to Identify Remains in Guatemala
"... For 12 years, the Forensic Anthropology Foundation of Guatemala (FAFG) has been exhuming clandestine graves that hold victims killed in political massacres.
Most of the people killed in Guatemala's 36-year civil war were indigenous. The army's scorched-earth policy sometimes leveled entire villages..."

Wikipedia entry; Rio Negro Massacre.


Patagonia Indian tribe faces extinction.


My budy Mark has posted new piece at his Boxers and Writers blog.


Translated page for Peruvian activist, Hugo Blanco. His Wikipedia page and a translated page of his online paper, Lucha Indigena, which seems to translate to Indian Fight.

Senor Blanco was arrested in October, and quickly released, for supporting struggle for farmer's rights.


Cirque Du Soleil is seeking artists to represent Canada at Expo 2010, in China. Deadline extended to January 21, 2009.

Carwash owner recruits graffiti artists to decorate business.

Newspaper Wrapped Canadian Art Attic Discoveries Make Over CAD$250,000 At Bonhams' Toronto Sale

8th Annual Festival of Native Film & Culture to Present Diverse International Films March 4 - 8, 2009.

Pop legend Felipe Rose, helping the Rez's for blizzard relief efforts.
"... Felipe has often used his long standing fame to help make a difference for the Lakota people living on reservations in South Dakota. He has also donated his time for many years for various programs and projects benefiting all Native people. His involvement includes helping with organizations such as the American Indian College Fund, Unity, United Nation Tribal Youth Council, and One Nation Walking Together..."

The Indian Cinderella.

Writing forensics used to confirm Norval Morrisseau's signature.

New large petroglyphs portraying giraffes found in the Sahara.

German crew films Native American scene in Salem

Crook County removes book from schools after parent complains
"The Crook County School District has temporarily removed a book from classrooms after one parent complained to the school board that the National Book Award winner was "trashy" and "inappropriate."... "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian," which is based on (Sherman) Alexie's own experiences, follows a boy who leaves the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white school "where the only other Indian is the school mascot"..."

Why Copyright; Canadian Voices on Copyright Law.

A people, at last. Overdue recognition for Japan's ethnic minority, before it disappears.
"... the Ainu called their place Ainu Mosir, "the land of human beings", Hokkaido means "the road to the northern sea", and the Japanese settling of their new frontier was every bit as brutal as America's..."

FBI Art Theft Program.

New native art gallery opens
"Gordon Dick fulfilled a decade-strong dream this month with the opening of Ahtsik Native Art Gallery on Pacific Rim Highway, north of Port Alberni..."

VANOC draws on indigenous symbols but fails to support indigenous athletes.

Peary Centennial Expedition.
"... On February 17, 2009, polar explorer Lonnie Dupre, a team of Arctic explorers and Inuit companions will begin an epic 1,600-mile dog sled journey through the polar reaches of the high Arctic in the footsteps of Robert E. Peary... homage to the Inuit people, unsung heroes of countless Arctic expeditions, whose culture now hangs on the edge of existence due to the ravages of global warming and pollution."

New Tim Giago article; The Slow Death of American Newspapers

Another Native blog; Sweetgrass Coaching

"NishTV is Northern Ontario’s hottest website that captures the heartbeat of the Anishinabek Community. We use video-media in a youthful, trendy and positive way to give the Native experience more zest and coolness. Our aim is to represent and give exposure to those cool people who never get recognized for the things they are doing or who need a little exposure because they are stepping out in the community with arts, leadership, business or other creative projects..."


Asteroids made by Neave Games


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