Tuesday, April 26, 2005

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Friday, April 22, 2005

Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse on Sunday Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse on Sunday Full Pink Moon, which rises on April 24, gets it name from the herb moss pink (also called phlox), one of the earliest flowers of spring. Sky gazers in the central and western U.S. may also see a slight penumbral lunar eclipse early that morning.

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Earth Day!!

AIROS: American Indian Radio On Satellite open in new window - ... Voices From The Circle: Earth Day Celebration: VOICES FROM THE CIRCLE: NATIVE AMERICAN RADIO producers Jim DeNomie & Barbara Jersey celebrate EARTH DAY! ...  

4/18 - 4/25: Voices From The Circle: Earth Day Celebration: VOICES FROM THE CIRCLE: NATIVE AMERICAN RADIO producers Jim DeNomie & Barbara Jersey celebrate EARTH DAY!

Comanche Nation's Marla Nauni puts us into a proper frame of mind with a traditional chant - "Let's All Go Through God's Way of Thinking."

Doug Spotted Eagle a flutist with a huge Native Heart shows us the way to "Meet The Earth."

The Menominee Nation's Smokeytown pow wow drum takes us into the sacred circle for a "Grass Dance."

Billy Whitefox asks us to be "Prayer Warriors" on this special day.

Roger Thomas, Chippewa/Ojibwe linguist continues on with our conversational Ojibwe for the week.

'Tslagi woman Little Deer shares a special moment with us, it's a "Sedona Spring Equinox."

Traveling further south into the land of the Aztecs we find Xavier Quijas Yxayotl who, like most tribal people, honors the "Four Directions."

Red Feather Woman and Mary Youngblood remind us all that we are the "Keepers of the Earth."

Thunderbeat pays homage to our oldest brother, giigzis, “The Ancient Sun."

Cherokee Rose prays that the "Wild Horses" remain free.

Flutist Jeff Ball takes beneath a "Cedar Moon."

The Kingfisher Trio of the Cherokee Nation give thanks through their spiritual song "Beautiful Life."

Dave Alvin concludes this week's Earth Day special with his annual reminder that no matter what, "It All Comes Down To Mother Earth."

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Taking the Long View, 1851-1991

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Look for the Lyrids on Thursday

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Support our Native Troops Overseas, that assists American Indian


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It also caught the eye of Sherry Girty, a 38-year-old office manager
from Lawrence, Kansas. Girty, Cherokee and Creek, runs a website,
Support our Native Troops Overseas, that assists American Indian
veterans. If you know of an Indian soldier that could use the
moccasins, e-mail her at

Artist: Judy Larson

Nine to Five

 by artist: Judy Larson










nativeartsculture] FW: [ProudToBeNativeAmerican] Project Moccasins gives Native...

Project Moccasins gives Native soldiers comfort, tie to culture Know a
soldier in need? Or perhaps you want to donate.

Sam Lewin 4/19/2005

A project spanning across the country aims to deliver moccasins to
every Native soldier currently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

It all starts with Anthony DeClue, a 38-year-old Lakota man living in
St. Cloud, Minnesota.

"What I do is thread them up," DeClue told the Native American
Times. "We have a guy that does the leatherwork-he stamps the leather
with eagle feathers and sends it to me and I start painting them. The
moccasins are smudged and we put a dream catcher in each one."

DeClue knows firsthand why such a project can be so valuable to those
soldiers serving thousands of miles from home.

"I spent seven years in the Special Forces and I was disconnected
from my heritage," he said. "I want the warriors over there to feel
connected. When they take off their boots and put their feet in the
moccasins they might feel a little closer to where they are from."

The project has attracted the attention of the National Native
American Veterans Association of Oklahoma City and the American
Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma.

It also caught the eye of Sherry Girty, a 38-year-old office manager
from Lawrence, Kansas. Girty, Cherokee and Creek, runs a website,
Support our Native Troops Overseas, that assists American Indian
veterans. If you know of an Indian soldier that could use the
moccasins, e-mail her at

"We want to do something to let [the soldiers] know they are
appreciated," Girty said.

Even with little publicity, the project has been a success.

"I have been getting e-mails from troops overseas who get in touch
and say they would like the moccasins," she said.

DeClue says he makes sure that the moccasins contain a "piece of
Mother Earth so that our warriors will come home."

He estimates that there are 300 requests that have yet to be filled,
but "we are doing it until all the Natives come home and everyone has

DeClue is performing the service free-of-charge because "I wish there
was something like this when I was serving."

If you would like to donate, send to:

Anthony DeClue
PO Box 5158
St. Cloud MN.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Spirit of the Earth Festival ~Ten thousand drums for peace~

                                                 Chuck Sabatino - Taos Drum
Taos Drum
Chuck Sabatino

We are getting together a group here in Wichita Falls for
you guys might enjoy this and be heard as well..

Spirit of the Earth Festival

~Ten thousand drums for peace~

Across the globe on Friday, the 22nd, groups of people will gather
over the world with drums in hand for the "drums for peace wave".
This phenomenon will begin a 7:00 p.m. sharp. Drumming will begin
with a
Mother beat for the first 15 minutes, followed by an hour of
drumming with the mother beat as its root. This will cause a wave
the planet with each time zone overlapping the next. That means that
these individual groups across the globe will all be drumming at the
same time sending a healing wave of drumbeat across Mother Earth.

Some have requested prayers and blessing at this time.

This should prove to be a powerful and healing experience.

Please have your group join in with others across the globe or by
for the drumming for peace and healing.

~When: Friday April 22nd

~Time: 6:30 p.m. / drumming begins at 7:00 p.m. sharp until 8:16

Monday, April 18, 2005

Earth Day

Earth Day
Learn More Earth Day is every day: Do something nice for the Earth

Since April 22, 1970, Earth Day has been an annual event for people around the world to celebrate the earth and our responsibility toward it. It's a day given over to education, conservation, and a renewed commitment to help make this world a better place to live. All around our country there are Earth Day events and opportunities to volunteer your time. You'll find many of them here, along with environmental groups you can support and links to tell you more about Earth Day itself and your place in it.

2005 marks the 35th anniversary of Earth Day and Protect Our Children and Our Future is top of mind. Despite the obstacles that we face in our efforts to protect our natural resources, it is imperative to protect our children from harm.

Start today and help build a better future for the environment on a year-round basis.

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Sunday, April 17, 2005

Mountain Kingdom Renaissance Festival???

Area News Last Updated: Apr 14th, 2005 - 23:16:23
Mountain Kingdom Renaissance Festival set to open here April 16

Apr 7, 2005, 19:41

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Joyce Bennett looks out over the construction site of her Mountain Kingdom Renaissance Festival along U Highway southeast of Mansfield.
A Mansfield's woman's dream of creating a Renaissance Fair is beginning to take shape on the rolling hills southeast of town.

Joyce Bennett is building a fairy tale realm of kings and queens and jousting knights - an idea that she has been pursuing for almost three years - on a 30-acre plot along U Highway.

It will be called Mountain Kingdom Renaissance Festival

"I have around 120 performers and 34 vendors coming," she said. "There will be artwork of jewelry, leatherwork, all type of artisans

The opening has been set for April 16, and we will be open 12 weekends this year. Theme for the first weekend will be Henry VII.

"I'm getting calls from all over the world," she said. "It's going to be fun."

She attended her first Renaissance festival about four years ago, and saw an opportunity to bring a similar experience to the Ozarks.

Eventually, the fairgrounds will include a combat ring for jousting and other demonstrations, a large stage and amphitheater, booths, fountains, and other features. Her long range plans include a castle with rooms to rent to guests.

She is putting in a large kitchen where the cooking will be done. The menu will include Turkey drum sticks, chicken strips, corn on the cob, huge pickles and soups.

"I've been advertising on TV, including the Oprah Winfrey Show which reaches over 500,000 people a night."

She said most of these types of events have only portable toilets, but she is putting in flush bathrooms.

She said a friend is working on several story lines for the fair, with will help guide scripted events each season.

Bennett is banking on the proximity of the Springfield and Branson markets as an advantage to be able to draw from these areas.

"I'm still looking for performers, vendors and volunteers," she said.

Bennett owns a secured storage facility and other real estate in the Mansfield area. She sold an insurance company last year, and that is helping providing the funds for the fair's construction.

Dates are weekends April 16 through May 8, weekends August 6 through 28, and weekends October 22 through 30.

Also planned is "A Celtic Christmas" the weekends November 5 through 13.

Gates open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.

Admission is $12 for adults;; $6 for children 11-17, and 11 and under free.

It will open rain or shine.

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Saturday, April 16, 2005

C.H. Nash Archaeological Museum Reconstructed Indian Village

C.H. Nash Archaeological Museum


Reconstructed Indian Village

Memphis, TN

2005 Pow Wow Flyer

Welcome to Chucalissa Museum and reconstructed village, operated by the Department of Anthropology at the University of Memphis. This national historic landmark is located on a 187 acre tract of land in southwest Memphis, Tennessee.  Chucalissa is home to the C.H. Nash Museum, its associated collections and research facilities as well as a reconstructed 15th century Native American village located on an actual archaeological site. This site features information on the museum, research information, and the opportunity to purchase authentic Native American Arts and Crafts as well as books and music.  

Take a step back in time to explore the culture of a people who flourished before the first Europeans set foot in the Mississippi Valley. Learn about the lives of these people by roaming through our virtual village, and reading up on the archaeology of the Mid-South, or just browse through the extensive selection of Native American Made arts and crafts.  Most of all, enjoy your visit!

Powwow 2004 Images

[About Chucalissa] [Prehistory] [Virtual Village]
[Museum Store] [Event Calendar]
[Schedule and Fees] [Links] [staff]


For Additional information on Chucalissa please contact the museum at the address below or email Sonny Bell

This website is maintained by the University of Memphis College of Arts and Sciences.

Chucalissa Museum, 1987 Indian Village Drive, Memphis, TN  38109, 901-785-3160


Event Calendar

          2005 Events Date Event April 22nd, 23rd, and 24th Spring Pow Wow
School Day is April 22nd - Pow Wow is 23rd and 24th
Check back for updated information or contact Visit this link to see pictures of 2004 Pow Wow.

Print the 2005 Pow Wow Flyer.

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You will find, Ann here!



by John Cogan

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Tribal Resources Grant Program is below
Pass this on please to anyone you might think can benefit from it……. as well
Peace and Fair Journeys

Tribal Resources Grant Program

General Information

Document Type:  Grants Notice  
Funding Opportunity Number:     COPS-TRGP-2005-1       
Posted Date:    Apr 12, 2005   
Original Due Date for Applications:     May 31, 2005   
        Applications will be available on April 12? 2005. Federally Recognized Tribes or villages that wish to apply may request an application from the COPS Office. The deadline for the submission of applications is May 31, 2005. Applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2005 to be considered eligible.      
Current Due Date for Applications:      May 31, 2005   
        Applications will be available on April 12? 2005. Federally Recognized Tribes or villages that wish to apply may request an application from the COPS Office. The deadline for the submission of applications is May 31, 2005. Applications must be postmarked by May 31, 2005 to be considered eligible.      
Archive Date:   Jun 30, 2005   
Funding Instrument Type:        Grant
Category of Funding Activity:   Law, Justice and Legal Services
Expected Number of Awards:      200    
Estimated Total Program Funding:        $20,000,000.00 
Award Ceiling:  none   
Award Floor:    none   
CFDA Number:    16.710 -- Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:   No     
Eligible Applicants

    Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
    Additional Information on Eligibility:
    All Federally Recognized Tribes with established police departments are eligible to apply. Federally Recognized Tribes may also apply as a consortium with a written partnership agreement that names a lead agency and describes how requested resources will serve the consortium’s population. In addition, tribes that are currently served by Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) law enforcement may request funding under this grant program to supplement their existing police services. Tribes whose law enforcement services are exclusively provided by local policing agencies through a contract agreement are not eligible under the COPS TRGP program.

Agency Name

    Department of Justice, Headquarters, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services


    This program is designed to meet the most serious needs of law enforcement in Indian communities through a comprehensive grant program that will offer a variety of funding options including: new, additional police officer positions; basic and/or specialized training for sworn law enforcement officers; training in community policing, grants management and computer training; uniforms and basic issue equipment; department-wide technology; and police vehicles. This program, which complements the COPS Office’s efforts to fund and support innovative community policing, will enhance law enforcement infrastructures and community policing efforts in tribal communities which have limited resources and are affected by high rates of crime and violence.
    Applications should reflect the department’s most serious law enforcement needs and must link these needs to the implementation or enhancement of community policing. Approximately $20 million in funding will be available under the Tribal Resources Grant Program. The grant will cover a maximum federal share of 75% of total project costs. A local match requirement of at least 25% of the total project cost is included in this program. A waiver of the local match requirement may be requested but will be granted only on the basis of documented demonstrated fiscal hardship. Requests for waivers must be submitted with the application.
    Tribes whose law enforcement services are exclusively provided by local policing agencies through contract arrangements are not eligible under this COPS program.
    Receiving an award under the Tribal Resources Grant Program will not preclude grantees from future consideration under other COPS grant programs for which they are eligible.

Link to Full Announcement

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:

    Neely, Darren, eGov Program Manager, Phone 202-307-3971, Fax 202-616-9612, Email Neely, Darren


“The wolf, now an endangered species, has become a symbol of all that is right and in harmony with nature. It is modern man who in his ignorance has been wrong and out of step with nature. Not the wolf.”

Michael W. Fox, The Wolf (1989 )

"When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home." Chief Aupumut, Mohican. 1725

"There is no death, only a change of worlds." Duwamish

"Didn't the farmers around Gorkiy tell you that it is the wolf you do not see that you must fear? -Marko Alexandrovich Ramius"

"If you talk to the animals, they will know you and you will know each other... If you do not talk to them you will not know them... What you do not know you fear. What one fears they DESTROY... "

To look into the eyes of a wolf is to see into your own soul-hope you like what you see. -Aldo Leopold

"...for the strength of the Pack is the Wolf and the strength of the Wolf is the Pack..." Rudyard Kipling

"If you don't want the truth, dont ask.. go make up your own like everyone else" Eddie Wilson

"A lot of things will catch your eye, but only a few will catch you heart...pursue them, for they may not be around to pursue very long"

"Work like you don't need the money, Love like you've never been hurt, Dance like you do when nobody's watching."

"there are 3 kinds of men. Those who listen, those who learn by observation... and those that just have to pee on the electric fence and find out themselves. "

"What we do in this life, will echo in eternity" - General Maximus Decimus Meridus

Wisdom shows me I'm Nothing, Love shows me I'm Everything,
and between the two my life flows. Nisargadatta

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

canceling a study of the effects of pesticides on infants and babies

EPA Halts Florida Test on Pesticides
    By David D. Kirkpatrick
    The New York Times

      Saturday 09 April 2005

      Washington - Stephen L. Johnson, the acting administrator of the
Environmental Protection Agency, said on Friday that he was canceling a
study of the effects of pesticides on infants and babies, a day after
two Democratic senators said they would block his confirmation if the
research continued.

      Rich Hood, a spokesman for the agency, acknowledged that Mr.
Johnson had canceled the test because of the objections to his
confirmation. "They are pretty juxtaposed in time, aren't they?" Mr.
Hood said. "There is clearly a connection."

      But Mr. Hood said the opposition was not the only reason for the

      "Mr. Johnson said in a meeting this morning that, his confirmation
aside, he had come to pose serious questions as to whether or not this
study was the appropriate thing to do," he said.

      A recruiting flier for the program, called the Children's
Environmental Exposure Research Study, or Cheers, offered $970, a free
camcorder, a bib and a T-shirt to parents whose infants or babies were
exposed to pesticides if the parents completed the two-year study. The
requirements for participation were living in Duval County, Fla.,
having a baby under 3 months old or 9 to 12 months old, and "spraying
pesticides inside your home routinely."

      The study was being paid for in part by the American Chemistry
Council, a trade group that includes pesticide makers.

      In an interview on Friday, Senator Bill Nelson of Florida, one of
two Democrats who said they would block the confirmation, said the
study amounted to "using infants in my state as guinea pigs."

      Mr. Nelson said the study sought to recruit subjects in a poor
neighborhood by offering parents compensation for practices potentially
dangerous to their children.

      "If you knew smoking caused cancer," he said, "would you want to
have a study that said, 'Don't do anything, just keep smoking like you
are smoking and we are going to pay you and give you a camcorder so
that you can record all this'? "

      Financing from the American Chemistry Council added a dangerous
potential conflict of interest, Mr. Nelson said.

      In a statement explaining the cancellation, Mr. Johnson said he
first halted the study last fall "in light of questions about the study
design" to conduct an independent review.

      But he attributed the cancellation mainly to mischaracterizations
of the study. Some Democratic critics have portrayed it as deliberately
spraying infants with pesticides.

      "EPA senior scientists have briefed me on the impact these
misrepresentations have had on the ability to proceed with the study,"
Mr. Johnson said. "EPA must conduct quality, credible research in an
atmosphere absent of gross misrepresentation and controversy."

      Mr. Johnson's confirmation was one of several stalemates in a
broader partisan battle over many of President Bush's nominees,
including 10 appeals court judges, his selection as commissioner of
food and drugs and his nomination of John R. Bolton, an under secretary
of state, as United States envoy to the United Nations.

      Mr. Johnson's acquiescence, however, is unlikely to alter the
broader standoff. Senator Bill Frist, Republican of Tennessee and the
Senate majority leader, has threatened that Republicans may change the
Senate procedures if Democrats continue to block nominees by refusing
the 60 votes needed to close debate on a confirmation. Dr. Frist
repeated to reporters this week that Senate Republicans would not yield
in their determination to see the president's judicial nominees

      Under Senate rules, any senator can put a "hold" on a nominee or
proposal, and 60 votes are required to overturn it, making it similar
to a filibuster.

      Mr. Nelson said that now that Mr. Johnson had canceled the program
he was prepared to withdraw his hold on Mr. Johnson's nomination and
vote for his confirmation. "I have heard only good things about him,"
Mr. Nelson said. "And I am looking forward to him being a breath of
fresh air to the EPA."

      A spokeswoman for Senator Barbara Boxer of California, the other
Democrat who put a hold on Mr. Johnson's confirmation, said that Ms.
Boxer would not block a vote on Mr. Johnson, a 25-year employee of the
environmental agency who is the first person with a science background
to be nominated to lead it, but that she had not decided how to vote on
his confirmation.


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distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest
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Monday, April 4, 2005

I am pleased to announce your Journal, NAMoments, has been selected



Subj: Re: AOL Journal Editor's Weekly Pick, 04/01/05  Date: 4/4/05 7:31:46 PM Central Daylight Time From: A2002V2002 To: Journals Editor

Hi, Joe,

Thank you very much, what an honor!!

Took me by surprise, it was the best April Fools Day I have ever had. ;o)

Thank you again!



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Hi Ann,

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A note from , Ann

I want to thank everyone for making this Journal of information what it is!! If it was not for all of you, there would be no NA Moments.

Friday, April 1, 2005

To Ann and those who need a smile

Indian Message To The Moon 

When NASA was preparing for the Apollo project, they 
did some astronaut training on a Navajo Indian reservation.

One day, a Navajo elder and his son were herding sheep and 
came across the space crew. The old man, who spoke only
 Navajo, asked a question which his son translated. 
"What are these guys in the big suits doing?"

A member of the crew said they were practicing for 
their trip to the moon. The old man got all excited and asked
 if he could send a message to the moon with the astronauts.

Recognizing a promotional opportunity for the spin-doctors, the 
NASA folks found a tape recorder. After the old man  recorded his
 message, they asked the son to translate it. He refused.

So the NASA reps brought the tape to the reservation 
where the rest of the tribe listened and laughed but 
refused to translate the elder's message to the moon.

Finally, the NASA crew called in an official government
 translator. He reported that the moon message said, 
"Watch out for these guys; 
they have come to steal your land."
 Mato Cante Waste 'Win emac'iyapi 

Carrying the Feather

Now...... Help me out here, I remember being told that putting my dance feather on the left side meant I had a boyfriend and on the right side that I was single.....??? Anyone with a different "feather code"? Or did I got it right from the start? So if you put it in the middle...What does that mean??? oh 

Ann <> wrote:

--- In, a2002v2002@a... wrote:
> Carrying the Feather
> On this side
> a feather is carried
> it is carried on the other side
> when we are over there
> they put a feather on my heart
> and i was laid down there
> like a drum
> singing came down from the sky
> and pounded my skin
> i remembered who i was then
> i remembered where i had been Mato Cante Waste 'Win emac'iyapi