Thursday, June 04, 2009

June frost linky post

Facebook deleting accounts with Native names, assuming that they are fake. No warnings, or consultation.

A Battle Worth Fighting: The First Nation Vs. The Washington Football Team.
"... Professional teams are still using derogatory and defaming logos and names for their teams. The National Football League’s Washington D.C. Football Club and Major League Baseball’s Cleveland Indians are the number one culprits..."

Thunder Bay mom wants answers after teacher's aide chops off son's hair.
"... The seven-year-old boy had chin-length hair before the incident last month. His mother said staff at McKellar Park Central Public School were aware her son was letting his hair grow so that he could take part in traditional First Nations dancing..."

The Great Ethanol Scam.


New Bingorage Links Page, for directory partners.


Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo.


Sewing the Seeds: 200 Years of Iroquois Glass Beadwork. Rockwell Museum, Corning, New York; May 23 - October 4, 2009.

Another Native Art blog, Shawllady’s Blog.
"Native shawls, paintings and prints."
Free beading patterns. For the beginning beader.

Hate Crimes at UIUC - Beyond the Chief exhibit vandalized for 5th time on May 20, 2009 - in broad daylight.

EscapePod has an interesting, Native-themed short story this week, Harry The Crow. The story explores the theme of robot-struggling-to-be-human; humorous and almost familiar.

New Tim Giago articles.

Memorial Day Speech at Black Hills National Cemetery

It's Time for Native Americans to Start Thinking Independent


Native American placenames, interactive map at National Geographic.

Will Lahti sent me a fishing update from Finland.

Home site for Michael Kelley, Navajo bronze artist.

Runway Beauty Native America; applications being taken for 2011 calendar.

Minneapolis Institute of the Arts exhibit; Symbolism in Ceremony: Art Inspired by the Native American Church. March 31, 2009 - August 9, 2009.

Native Insight competition. "Thoughts on Recession, Recovery & Opportunity" Deadline; September 15, 2009.

Art Bozeman blogpost re: Molly Murphy & Friends: Native American Beading. June 5 – July 24, 2009.

Canadian Aboriginal Science and Technology Society (CASTS) 2009 conference seeking registrants. August 12, 2009 - August 14, 2009.

Ottawa Art Gallery exhibit, Burning Cold. June 18 - August 30, 2009.
"A group exhibition of up-and-coming artists, Burning Cold represents a multiplicity of voices and cutting-edge media. It explores unique aesthetic and cultural issues, and seeks to broaden the awareness and understanding of emerging contemporary art practices and issues in Northern and Southern Canada. The artists included in this exhibition employ divergent, original and sometimes unconventional artistic strategies to deal with a variety of themes and issues, such as populous and remote communities; interconnectedness and isolation in urban and rural environments; the diverse cultural, social and aesthetic experiences of northern Aboriginal peoples; and the “myths” of the North versus the “realities” of the South."

World's oldest birchbark canoe to remain in Canada.
"The 200-year-old canoe will next move to the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton as part of a native art exhibit to begin June 21."

Indian Grinding Rock State Historical Park

Awesome sculpture artist, Jeniffer Maestre, using beadwork techniques (peyote stitch) to create sculpture with colouring pencils.


Dudley George's brother, Sam George dies, shortly after Ipperwash Park is returned to First Nation.
Dudley George was killed at the Ipperwash standoff.


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