Saturday, December 31, 2005

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Happy New Year 2006

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The Fireworks at the Sydney harbour at the entrance of the new year is famous.

Click image for Full Screen Quicktime VR 360 degree Panorama

360 degree Sydney New Years Eve

December 31: The Austrian National Library, Vienna Fullscreen panorama by Peter Winkler

December 30: The Little Mermaid Copenhagen Fullscreen panorama by Hans Nyberg for Copenhagen - Arounder

December 29: Pinnacles Desert Australia Fullscreen panorama by John Colebrook

December 28: Berlin Ice House Fullscreen panorama by Oliver Mann

December 27: Red Square - Moscow Fullscreen panorama by Andrey Ilyin

December 26: Testing the Ball drop at Times Square - view from the top Fullscreen panorama by Jook Leung

December 25: The Kölner Dom - Cologne Cathedral Fullscreen panorama by Giuseppe Pennisi VRWay

December 24: Christmas Street in Baltimore, The HubCaps tree. Fullscreen panorama by Andras Frenyo

Happy New Year 2006
The count down for New Year 2006 has started. Like last year VR Photographers around the world will show you how the New Year is celebrated through 360 degree interactive fullscreen panoramas.

Jook Leung will be at Times Square again for the 4th time. And perhaps this year we will also visit some of the other large celebrations in Sydney, London, Paris, Berlin, Tokyo and other main cities.

The first panorama is now online. Sydney entered the New Year 5 hours ago.


Times Square at New Year's Eve - New Year Celebration in New Yo... Happy New Year The count down for New Year 2006 has started. ... New years Eve in Amsterdam -. New Year fireworks seen from the Blauwbrug, Amsterdam one of ...

A Neat  fireworks link:

Friday, December 30, 2005

Need Healing Prayers

Need Healing Prayers
Posted to Dream Catchers
by cheyfire at 9:08:00 AM EST on 12/20/05

My friends who do read this, I am going into the hospital soon to have surgery. The doctor did a uterine biopsy and it came back cancer so he plans an extensive surgery to make sure that he gets it all.I request any and all prayers and will write again and enclose articles when I am able afterwards.


by cheyfire



Wow!!! And here I have been fighting  my own cancer all this time!!! Yes, many Prayers for you my dear! I have been taking my teaspoon of Pau D' Arco each day.
Trying to follow diet by Doctor and his wife nurse James F. Balch,M.D. and Phyllis A. Balch, CNC in their book Prescription for Nutritional Healing I got at Amazon. A tribal Brother told me about it in what he used to fight off his cancer and then his mother and a family friend also. So far so good!!!

Peace , Blessings, light and love & hugs,

Ann Little Running Deer

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Paul Bruneau carves beautiful sculptures

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Paul Bruneau is an Ojibway from the Mattagami First Nation near Timmins, Ontario, Canada.
Paul now resides in Ottawa and carves beautiful sculptures out of a variety of medium, including serpentine, marble, slat, pipe stone, soapstone, ivory, dear and moose antler. For more details about Paul, please read his biography
Paul's works can be seen in galleries such as Gallery D'Art Vincent, Gallery of the Kanadas, and galleries in Toronto and Quebec City.

Contact Information
Bruneau, Paul M - Ojibway  < link Paul Bruneau

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

2006 faces of Nnd Youth calendar...Awwwwwwwww too cute

Navajo Recipes:Fry Bread; Blue Corn Mush; Dried Corn Stew

Fry Bread

3 cups of Blue bird flower

2 table spoons of baking power

1 teaspoon of salt (don't have to, if you don't want to)

1 cup of warm water (if dough still hard then add more water

to get the dough soft)

2 spatula full of shortning (any

kind of shortning) in frying pan (after

the dough is soft and finish mixing) on the stove

with the heat on high.

When you are finish with the dough mixing then put a

small amont of dough (not to big so where it will fit the

frying pan). Later on, you can increase on the size of the


Then slowly spread the dough apart and stretch the dough where

it is nice and round. So it will fit in the frying pan, then slowy

put the round dough in the frying pan to (after awhile) where it will turn gold.

(Depending on how high the heat is on the frying pan and if

its on high then check it after about 10 to between 20

seconds until gold.

When it is gold then slowly turn the other side where it will be

the same as the other side. Then you are finish and the

proceed with the other part of the dough that

is left.

This is an example (below) of a fry bread that

is being fried or when done.

Blue Corn Mush

6 cups of water in sauce pan, heat to boiling.

1 table spoon of cedar ash(for taste

if no ash then their is noto taste)

in the boiling water.

1 cup of Blue corn meal in the mixing


1 cup of water to the mixing bowl and mix.

After mixing, then pour the blue corn meal into the

boiling water.

Reduce heat. Stir off and on (so won't stick

to the sauce pan).

Cook for 25 minutes

serving 5 people.

Dried Corn Stew

3 cups water

1 cup dried corn

(doesn't have to be blue corn)

1 pound beef stew meat

1 cup chopped onion

1 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon pepper

In saucepan, combine water and corn; bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover; let stand several hours. Return to boiling; simmer, coverd, 1 1/2 hours. Season to taste. Makes 4 servings.

Navajo Arts Beauty

*Traditional Art & Crafts*

This section  will concentrate on the different types of art and crafts that are made by our people in our local and in other areas of the Navajo Land.

This is a Traditional Weaving loom that the Navajo use to make their rugs. They have to use specific tools and instruments , which are most likely to be cedar for that is the most common wood that is located in the area. They use these materials to make a successful rug. Their tools are most likely made out of the same wood as they used on their looms. They are heavy so that when they pound down the wool, the sections of the rug are so tightly compacted together that it was used to carry and store water in like a bucket.

Each rug tell their own stories and of different places. Each weaver have their own style of designing their own rug. Some by there colors and different designs. There are not many weavers to this day the importance of making the demands of traditionally made rugs by Navajos are important. Here are a couple of rugs for an example of how Navajo weavers weave their rugs.


        Amelia Begay - Navajo Rug Weaver

Two Grey Hills  

Marina Holiday- Navajo Rug Weaver                        

                                                             Teec Nos Pos


        Helena Begay - Navajo Rug Weaver                              

    Tree of Life 



Shirley Lopez - Navajo Rug Weaver

                                                                     Storm Pattern


Modern Navajo women's dress 

These days they are made out of silk and the most common is the velveteen material. They all very in different kind of materials and colors that are fancy.





Children tell about their dances:Children Pow wow page



Navajo Jewelry

*Traditional Jewelry*

Jewelry to the Navajo's are a must . They come in different shapes and sizes, and just only some times, in a different color than the natural turquoise and the red coral coloring of the stones that are used to make jewelry. They are mainly made with silver. There are also differences in between the male and female jewelry as well. The men and women of The People also compete in both size and value of their jewelry. The example you see below is a complete set (female). 


There are many different kinds of bracelets that the Navajo People wear, The women of course prefer the fancy big looking ones while some others like them plain and simple too. As for the men they or we do not exactly call them Bracelets, we know them as bow guards. The reason for this is that they'd wear it as a protection while hunting so as not to let the bow and arrow burn that portion of their arm.





Thursday, December 15, 2005

Update Earthsongs

This Week


Music from Keigh Secola, Bezhig, Blackfire, Annie Humphrey, Hapa and our feature artist, Six Nations Mohawk Bluesman, Jimmy Wolf.

Jimmy's websites: 1 - 2


What's New

Congratulations Grammy® Nominees! <complete list>

R. Carlos Nakai Quartet, Black Lodge, Alex E. Smith & Cheevers Toppah, Randy Wood, Kapono Beamer, Ledward Ka'apana, Los Lonely Boys, Jim Wilson and all the artists who contributed to Sacred Ground: A Tribute to Mother Earth.

The Original Man in Black -- Obit

"If I could go back in time and see any band, it would be Link Wray and the Raymen."-- Neil Young

Full Cold Moon,Respect Moon,Snow Moon ,Peach Moon

Full Cold Moon,Respect Moon,Snow Moon ,Peach Moon

Thursday December 15, 2005
All Day
This event repeats every year.

Event Location: Dec. 15, 2005 11:15AM Popping Trees, Deer Shed Their Horns ,
Anishinaabeg (Objibwe)Minado Giisoonhs - Little Spirit Moon (Min-ah-doh Gee-soonhs)The Full Cold Moon; or the Full Long Nights Moon - December During this month the winter cold fastens its grip, and nights are at their longest and darkest. It is also sometimes called the Moon before Yule. The term Long Night Moon is a doubly appropriate name because the midwinter night is indeed long, and because the Moon is above the horizon for a long time. The midwinter full Moon has a high trajectory across the sky because it is opposite a low Sun.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

'Twas the Night Before Ojibwe Christmas'

'Twas the Night Before Ojibwe Christmas'

By Tara Prindle

'Twas the night before Niibaa-anamaíegiizhigad, when all through the wiigiwaam Not an awakaan was stirring, not even a waawaabiganoojiinh; The moccasins were hung by the smoke hole with care, In hopes that Miigiwe Miskwaa Gichi Inini soon would be there; The abinoojiinhyag were nestled all snug in their nibaaganan, While visions of ziinzibaakwad danced in their nishttigwaan; And nimaama in her moshwens, and I in my makadewindibe, Had just settled down for a long biiboon zhiibaangwashi, . When outside the wiigiwaam there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the nibaagan to see what was the matter. Away to the waasechigan I flew like inaabiwin, Tore open the shutters and threw up the gibiigaíiganiigin. The dibik-giizis on the breast of onaaband Gave a shine like duct tape to objects zazagaamagad, When, what to my wondering nishkiizhigoon should appear, . But a miniature toboggan, and eight tiny waawaaskeshi, With a little old driver, so lively and wajepii, I knew in a moment it must be Miigiwe Miskwaa Gichi Inini. More rapid than migiziwag his coursers they came, And he whistled, and biibaagi, and izhi-wiinde by name; "Now, Bimibatoo! now, Niimi! now, Babaamishimo and Moozhikwe! On, Anang! on Zaagi! on, Animikii and Wawaasese! To the top of the porch! to the top of the wiigiwaam! Now Bimibide! Ipide! Ombibidemagad!" . As dry leaves that before the wiindigoo fly, When they meet with BIA, mount to the sky, So up to the apakwaan the coursers they flew, With the tobaggon full of toys, and Miigiwe Miskwaa Gichi Inini too. And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the apakwaan The prancing and pawing of each little inzid. As I drew in my iniji, and was turning around, Down the chimney Miigiwe Miskwaa Gichi Inini came with a bound. . He was dressed all in gipagawe, from his head to his foot, And his clothes were all tarnished with bingwiand and soot; A bundle of toys he mangiwane on his back, And he looked like a adaawewinini just opening his pack. His ishkiinzigoon -- how they twinkled! his inowan how merry! His miskwanowan were like roses, his nose like a choke-cherry! His droll little indoon was drawn up like a bow, And the beard of his chin was as white as gichimookamaan; . The stump of a opwaagan he held tight in his wiibidaakaajiganan , And the smoke it encircled his head like a miskwaanzigan; He was full up on frybread with little round belly, That shook, when he laughed like a wiigwaasinaagan of jelly. He was chubby and wiinin, a right jolly old elf, And I giimoodaapi when I saw him, in spite of myself; A wink of his ishkiinzigoon and a twist of his mangindibe, Soon gave me to know I had nothing to gotaaji; . He ojibwemo not a word, but went straight to his work, And filled all the moccasins; then turned with a jerk, And laying his ibinaakwaanininj aside of his nose, And wewebikweni, up the smoke hole he rose; He sprang to his toboggan, to his waawaaskeshi gave a whistle, And away they all onjinizhimo like the down of a thistle. But I heard him biibaagi, ere he drove out of sight, . "Happy Niibaa-anamaíegiizhigad to all, And to all baamaapii."

Translation in English of 'Twas the Night Before Ojibwe Christmas


Monday, December 12, 2005

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Airos Public Radio Satellite System. NS-NV Holiday Specials

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   NS-NV Holiday Specials

This December we have four NS-NV Holiday specials to share, including one brand new for 2005.

NS-NV Holiday Special #1- featuring holiday music from Red Nativity and Thon-gya, a couple ofgifts from Bill Miller, Ray Villebrun's "Drummer Boy" - Indian styleplus many more holiday classics with a Native twist!

NS-NV Holiday Special #2 - featuring Christmas Round Dance, Cherokee Elvis and much more music to keep your toes-a-tapping this holiday season.

NS-NV Holiday Special #3- featuring some Christmas classics and originals all done in a Nativestyle. Some are sung in English while others are sung in Nativelanguages from across Turtle island, including Opera singer Bonnie JoHunt singing “Ave Maria” in Lakota, the Cherokee National Youth Choirsinging “What Child Is This” in Cherokee and an AIROS exclusive withDelphine Tsinajinnie performing “Up on the Rooftop” in Navajo.

NS-NV Holiday Special #4(Brand New for 2005) - Christmas hymns in Native languages (Hawaiian,Cherokee, Ojibwe, Navajo, Hopi and more) from the new CD from NMAI“Beautiful Beyond: Christian Songs in Native Languages” plus moreholiday surprises.

Visit for feed dates and time.

Other Holiday Specials

Several other programs are featuring holiday themes and music this week. Visit to find out which programs will put you in the spirit of season. Look for the  image as an indication of holiday related programming.

Coming Soon: Reach the Rez Radio

Hosted by well-known actor and rapper Litefoot (Cherokee) Reach the Rez Radiois a high energy, hip hop "mix show"/"talk show" program. The broadcastwill update listeners on Litefoot’s Reach the Rez Tour progress andevents, as well as feature on-air interviews produced at differentlocations throughout the tour. Reach the Rez Radio will debut Friday December 23rd, 2005 at 9pm ET. The program will feed from then on every Friday at 9pm ET with repeats at 9pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

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