Wednesday, January 21, 2009

false melts bring high hopes

You Are Being Lied To About (Somali) Pirates. Article at Huffington Post.
"... As soon as the government was gone, mysterious European ships started appearing off the coast of Somalia, dumping vast barrels into the ocean. The coastal population began to sicken. At first they suffered strange rashes, nausea and malformed babies. Then, after the 2005 tsunami, hundreds of the dumped and leaking barrels washed up on shore. People began to suffer from radiation sickness, and more than 300 died. Ahmedou Ould-Abdallah, the UN envoy to Somalia, tells me: "Somebody is dumping nuclear material here. There is also lead, and heavy metals such as cadmium and mercury - you name it." Much of it can be traced back to European hospitals and factories, who seem to be passing it on to the Italian mafia to "dispose" of cheaply... other European ships have been looting Somalia's seas of their greatest resource: seafood. We have destroyed our own fish-stocks by over-exploitation - and now we have moved on to theirs. More than $300m worth of tuna, shrimp, lobster and other sea-life is being stolen every year by vast trawlers illegally sailing into Somalia's unprotected seas..."

Congress member suspended before he could raise (Patrick) Brazeau allegations

Earthquakes, El Ninos fatal to earliest civilization in Americas.

The Wellbriety Journey for Forgiveness
"White Bison(.org) is currently making plans for a 40-day, 6,800-mile cross-country journey to present and former Indian school sites in 2009. It's goal is to promote awareness, dialogue and forgiveness among Native peoples for the historical trauma carried home from these schools. This intergenerational trauma is believed to be at the root of substance abuse, suicides and domestic violence plaguing Native American communities today. This will be the 5th multi-state journey that the Sacred Hoop has made bringing its gifts of healing, hope, unity and forgiving the unforgivable to Native American communities across America..."

From the lolcats (click for original posting):

funny pictures of cats with captions


Top 13 Native American Art Events in early 2009, from Tribal Artery blog

Urban Shaman Gallery, in Winnipeg presents: This Neechi Wants You!; a series of films by Darryl Nepinak. January 16 – February 21, 2009.

AACE Logo contest. January 30, 2009; postmark deadline.

Another Native Blog, Urban Coyote TeeVee.

Interview with Ojibway poet, KATERI AKIWENZIE-DAMM.

New article from Tim Giago: A Journey to Heal and Forgive.
"... The priests at the mission school I attended first denied that I ever was a student there and when pressed admitted that "perhaps I was a student there for a short time." Some former students immediately came to the defense of the school administrators by saying they had spent 12 years at the school and had never seen any of the things happen that I wrote about. Denial, denial, denial. By attempting to kill the messenger, the priests and some former students hoped that my book would then fall into the pit of meaningless rhetoric..."

Native hip-hop singer, Kinnie Starr interview and photoshoot.

Podcast download link; Producer Profile: Chris Eyre and Ric Burns. Read the article.

Dancing Across the Page - Native American Works on Paper.
December 14, 2008 - March 15, 2009; PhilBrook Museum of Art

Monroe Tsatoke and the Art of the Kiowa FiveJanuary 18 – March 29, 2009; Jacobson House Native Art Center.

Native Art Blog, Native Art and Design

7-time NAMMY winner, Jana Mashonee released a free mp3 download of the song she sang at Inaugural Ball; "A Change Is Gonna Come". Download link [may be temporary].

New pictograph found in Tennessee cave.
"... the artist most likely lived during the Mississippian Period between A.D. 1000 and 1600 and used a paint based on a prehistoric recipe whose main ingredient was pulverized clay..."

Review of 2-day Indian mini film festival at Seattle Art Museum, with links to film productions.
Princess Angeline
"... daughter of Chief Seattle, is seen on many postcards and toward the end of her life, she lived alone, refusing to leave her homeland. What historical events led to her being one of the few Duwamish people left in Seattle by the 1890’s, only 35 years after the peace treaty?..."

Hot Docs turns spotlight on Alanis Obomsawin.
"Canadian filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin, who has been focusing her camera on aboriginal stories for more than 40 years, is to be given the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2009 Hot Docs festival in Toronto..."


1 comment:

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The beauty and expression of Native artists are featured; Currently art of the Native American Church (peyote art) is being displayed.

Should you choose, I invite you to review my site, thank you.