Sunday, November 11, 2007

deerblood and camera mud

Hello, Bingoragers!
Just got back from the most successful deer camp in years.
Me and the boys filled 8 of 10 tags between seven guys.
Unfortunately, It appears that I lost my camera this week and didn't have it on hand, early on; so I will be a little thin on pictures for my deer hunt story, 2007.
Maybe I'll draw some pics for it.

Meanwhile... some articles, news and resources that stood out in my inboxes.


Tim Giago articles:
Remembering Vernon Bellecourt.

The Catholic Indian Mission Pedophiles Must Not Go Unpunished

Congresswoman Watson Attacks the Cherokee Nation

The Pain of Losing a Child Never Ends


Ojibway Native Art
"Craig McKay grew up on the shore of Lake Superior and is a member of Batchewana First Nation."

Native Actors Changing perceptions
"... any Native actor will tell you that race has often kept them from lead roles in mainstream, contemporary film and television shows. Increasingly, however, aboriginal actors ... are cast as key characters in roles that have traditionally been filled by non-Native actors."

High levels of poisons found in water downsteam of oilsands.

Monument pays tribute to First Nation veterans.
"On Thursday, (The daughters of William S.) Thomson was given the opportunity to stand proud and acknowledge the families of veterans from Carry the Kettle First Nation as they placed memorial wreaths on the newly erected monument."

Review of Sterlin Harjo's Four Sheets To The Wind.

Neopaganist take on "cultural appropriation".

NOAA's Teacher at Sea Program.Applications must be submitted (postmarked) by December 31, 2007.

"On October 3, 1977 the first large-scale strike by undocumented workers in U.S. labor history began at the Arrowhead Ranch, located in the East Valley community north of Tolleson, Arizona. Despite strike breaking efforts by the Border Patrol, the predominantly Mexican national workers persevered in their efforts to negotiate contracts with the powerful growers. Supported by the Maricopa County Organizing Project (MCOP), the courageous efforts of Arizona farmworker movement left a legacy of struggle, organizing under extreme adversity, and belief in Human Dignity that continues till today. In 1994 MCOP made the organizational transition into the Indigenous Community Empowerment Movement"

The National Museum of the American Indian Visual and Expressive Arts Grants program
(USA eligibility; Jan.15, 2008 deadline)
"... offers support to a wide range of arts activities with the goal of increasing the knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of contemporary Native American arts."

Modern Day Warrior. program of the Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
"... a call to arms to people from all walks of life and across generations to take a stand and be "a modern day warrior" for the rights of Native peoples. The Indian Wars Never Ended but merely changed venue from the historical battlegrounds in the 1800's to courtrooms across the country in the 21st century. The need to fight and stand firm for justice for the rights of Native peoples has never been more important."

Students and Teachers Against Racism
"Through education, we seek to bring the image of Native Americans into the present, to support the well being of Native children in schools through the accurate depiction of history and by raising awareness of the need for sensitivity to Native culture as well bringing recognition to the ongoing contributions of Native Peoples today, and to celebrate the varied and rich cultural traditions of all Native people in the United States."

If You Are Poor, You Are Out.
"VANCOUVER, Canada, Oct 25 (IPS) - Miloon Kothari, the U.N. special rapporteur for housing, recently visited Canada on a fact-finding mission to look at homelessness, aboriginal and women's housing issues, and the impact of the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver."

AUSTRALIA: Gov't Consistent in Opposing Indigenous Rights (IPS)
"When UNGA adopted the declaration on indigenous rights by an overwhelming vote Australia was one of just four countries -- the others being the United States, Canada and New Zealand -- to vote against it."


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