"Riding the Storm"
Tuesday, March 30, 2004
Yes, Apache culture is alive and well! Apache doll was made for my daughter, Rhiannon, by Coyotero Apache Roberta Cody (an astonishing natural beauty whose smile would resurrect Lazarus in a heartbeat). Dolls in cradleboards are common since Arizona made it illegal to transport babies in cradleboards. Neither the State Legislature nor the Department of Transportation can cite one single instance where an Apache cradleboard failed a crash test, but instead of a cradleboard of natural, resilitent materials constructed with prayers, babies must now be transported in plastic/nylon webbing "safety" seats which transform healthy babies into quadruplegics every day of the year.
Yes, Apache culture is alive and well!
Apache doll was made for my daughter, Rhiannon, by Coyotero Apache Roberta Cody (an astonishing natural beauty whose smile would resurrect Lazarus in a heartbeat). Dolls in cradleboards are common since Arizona made it illegal to transport babies in cradleboards. Neither the State Legislature nor the Department of Transportation can cite one single instance where an Apache cradleboard failed a crash test, but instead of a cradleboard of natural, resilitent materials constructed with prayers, babies must now be transported in plastic/nylon webbing "safety" seats which transform healthy babies into quadruplegics every day of the year.
Monday, March 29, 2004
Hearing Honor of all the wonderful links I have found to share Wow! Thank You!!!!! What an Honor!
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Return of the Canoe Societies
A History of the First Nations' Coastal Tribes of B.C.
by Rosemary I. Patterson
Return Of The Canoe Societies tells the story of a group of First
Nations paddlers who are on a replication of the Qatuwas
voyage by the Canoe Societies in 1993, to demonstrate solidarity
for the many remaining land claims under negotiation by the B.
C. Treaty Commission. As they attempt to paddle to Bella Bella
up the rugged coast of B. C., the paddlers come under physical
attack by unknown opponent(s) of the Treaty settlements.
Sunday, March 28, 2004
Chuck Norris is a well-reknown martial artist, not only is he my hero he is alot of peoples hero. He has an eigth degree black belt in Taekwondo, as well as a famous celebrity. He has been in the movie industry for about thirty years and has been practicing martial arts practically his whole life.Chuck Norris was born to couple with different ethnic origins in March of 1940. His father was native american and his mother was white american. Growing up, he had to tackle racial intolerance since he was part Cherokee indian and in that point in time there was racism towards other races besides white. He was called such racial slurs as "Half breed", since people criticized him for being native american, even though he was also part white. Later on, during the 1960's he went into the Vietnam War, where it was a tragic time for the US. Trained in the martial arts he used his army strategy skills to the fullest and it worked. Nowadays, Chuck Norris is retired at the age of 61, but has accomplished alot. He has just finished his 8 year series of "Walker, Texas Ranger" that aired from 1993-2001. Mr. Norris has also gotten his 8th degree black belt in 1996
O Great Creator,
I come before you in a humble manner
and offer you this sacred pipe.
With tears in my eyes and an ancient song from my heart
To the four powers of Creation,
To the Grandfather Sun,
To the Grandmother Moon,
To the Mother Earth,
And to my ancestors.
I pray for my relations in Nature,
All those who walk, crawl, fly, and swim,
Seen and unseen,
To the good spirits that exist in every part of Creation.
I ask that you bless our elders and children and families and friends,
And the brothers and sisters in prison.
I pray for the ones who are sick on drugs and alcohol
And for those homeless and forlorn.
I also pray for peace among the four races of humankind.
May there be good health and healing for this Earth,
May there be Beauty above me,
May there be Beauty below me,
May there be Beauty in me,
May there be Beauty around me.
I ask that this world be filled with Peace, Love and Beauty.
Every quarter, Native Peoples Magazine features recipes from the cuisine of Beverly Jacobs and Martin Cox for you to add to your collection
Saturday, March 27, 2004
Leading-edge anti-inflammatory drugs and potentially life-saving cancer treatments contain ingredients from fish and marine organisms.
Many of the foods you eat contain compounds derived from marine life.
There are 3 to 500 million species of organisms in the ocean, yet these vast resources are largely unexplored. To learn more about everyday products that come from the ocean environment, take a walk through the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History's Ocean Planet "virtual exhibit" website: seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet.html
To learn more about coral reefs, visit Hawaii Sea Grant's "1997: International Year of the Reef" website: www.soest.hawaii.edu/SEAGRANT/coralreef.html
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Friday, March 26, 2004
Two American Indian tribes say the Northern California Power Agency and one of the nation's largest water districts are taking too much water out of the river, destroying the fish population and their way of life. Roughly 60 Hoopa Valley and Yurok Indians, along with members of Friends of the River, demonstrated in front of NCPA offices in Roseville on Monday afternoon. They waved signs, beat a ceremonial drum and asked the agency to end a legal battle that they say has blocked restoration of the Trinity River for years. To Read More Click Here...
Hoopa Tribe site
SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) -- Word swept through the Mescalero reservation like an early winter wind that characters in the film "The Missing" spoke a dialect of Apache.
Most adult Apaches in the audiences have said they could understand every word of the Chiricahua dialect -- and the children suddenly wished they could, too.
The Lummi Healing Pole
Attracting national media attention on its cross-country journey from Bellingham, Washington to the Sterling Forest, near New York City, the Healing Pole has been given an entire website of its own which we would be pleased for you to see!