Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Minnows and Pelicans

Incredible pictures of one of Earth's last uncontacted tribes... in Brazil/Peru border area.
"'We did the overflight to show their houses, to show they are there, to show they exist,' said Brazilian uncontacted tribes expert José Carlos dos Reis Meirelles Junior. 'This is very important because there are some who doubt their existence.'
Meirelles, who despite once being shot in the shoulder by an arrow fired by another tribe campaigns to protect these peoples, believes this group's numbers are increasing, and pointed out how strong and healthy the people seemed.
But other uncontacted groups in the region, whose homes have been photographed from the air, are in severe danger from illegal logging in Peru and populations are being decimated..."

Net neutrality bill hits House of Commons.
"The private member's bill, C-552, is in reaction to moves by some of Canada's largest internet service providers (ISPs), including Bell Canada Inc. and Rogers Communications Inc., to limit their customers' uses of the internet."

B.C. natives travel to U.S. for ancestors' remains.
"... The remains, some of which date back 2,000 years, were removed from grave sites by American archaeologist Harlan Ingersoll Smith in the 1890s and 1900s, and then sold to museums for $5 a skull or up to $10 for a whole skeleton...."

Spread FireFox Day. Help Mozilla FireFox 3 set a Guinness World Record for one-day software downloads, in mid-June.

Did early hominins shuffle before they walked upright?

Novel bacterial species found trapped in Greenland's ice [120 000 year old ice].

Minnows in, Pelicans on... Rainy Lake.
Minnows in Rainy Lake. Broken Vulture Art.

Minnows in Rainy Lake. Broken Vulture Art.

Pelicans on Rainy Lake. Broken Vulture Art.

Pelicans on Rainy Lake. Broken Vulture Art.

Pelicans on Rainy Lake. Broken Vulture Art.


Tlingit helmet sells at auction for nearly $2.2 million.
"Steve Henrikson, a curator at the Alaska State Museum, said there are only 90 to 95 known Tlingit warrior helmets in existence. Most are in museums or private collections. He said it is remarkable for such helmet to surface after so many years."

Another Native Art blog; MISHIBINIJIMA

Folk Art Native American Beaded Hat

Clarence Two Toes #8, has dropped. Also, check out the MoosegutsLive blog.

List of Star wars planets. Just because.

ON COMMON GROUND; National Media Arts Conference and Festival.
"The Alternator Gallery for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce a major cultural gathering to celebrate Indigenous film, video and new media art by international, national and local artists from June 10 to June 15, 2008...
An inclusive celebration supported by local Indigenous communities, On Common Ground will welcome hundreds of groundbreaking artists for screenings, exhibitions, performances, keynote speeches, panel discussions and an exciting array of other cross-cultural exchanges..."

Using arts festival to help make a statement.
"He said people often tell him aboriginals and non-aborginals need to get over their differences and focus on what they have in common. "And I agree with that, but before we get past our differences we have to understand them."
He said most Canadians don't understand the history of residential schools as institutions of assimilation and how 50,000 to 120,000 native children who attended the schools never made it home.
"That's genocide," he said..."

Tom Jackson is putting together his own movie studio.

Heard (museum) exhibit showcases work of Tony Abeyta.


Portrait of a thief. Article about the Bill Reid theft and the state of art theft investigation in Canada.

Police seeking tipster in Bill Reid art theft.


Native Spirit Festival will be accepting submissions until August 1, 2008.

Machu Picchu 'ransacked 40 years before its discovery'.
"... a research team including a British scientist believe that "the lost city of the Incas" could have been "discovered" more than four decades previously, by a German adventurer who looted the site with the help of the Peruvian government..."

Crazy Horse monument turns 60; may take another 60 years.

The Red Lake [NW Ontario] Museum is hosting the Red Lake Woodland Arts Festival:A Tribute to Norval Morrisseau and the Woodland Artists.


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