Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Have some of you seen D's Beautiful Snags and Tags?



Picture from Hometown        

Picture from Hometown


Awwwww, D is up starting her day;) Good morning and you are Soooo Welcome!
Hugs, Ann :)

The Art Work of Richard Krentz

Authentic Aboriginal Gifts & Art!

Salmon Trail produces authentic Bentwood Boxes, beautiful Silver Jewelry and Salmon Boxes as well as offering a connection to a variety of Aboriginal Artists working in a range of traditional mediums.

Bentwood Boxes

The authentic Bentwood Boxes are made in the traditional method of steaming and bending the sides and ends from one piece of wood. Salmon Trail offers a choice of 8 designs on the lid, with the sides sharing a common design. Each design is silk-screened by hand and a description of the artwork is printed under the lid. Bentwood Boxes can also be customized with a corporate logo, name, or event theme.

Silver Jewelry

Coast Salish artist Richard Krentz has combined his handcrafted jewelry with the rich heritage of the bentwood box. Each piece of Richard's uniquely designed jewelry is presented in an authentic Western Red Cedar Bentwood Box. The four original designs include Hummingbird, Sun Raven, Whale, and Eagle and are available in the following styles: wrap ring, bracelet, oval pendant, oval earrings, teardrop pendant, and teardrop earrings - all in sterling silver.

Salmon Boxes

The smoked salmon inside this unique package is caught in the pristine coastal waters of British Columbia. Available in either an 8 oz. serving featuring a variety of designs: Whale, Eagle, Leelum or a 16 oz. serving featuring the Orca Whale design. When empty, the boxes are designed to be displayed as a permanent art piece.

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Saturday, October 28, 2006

A Very Special “Occasion:” Breaking Bread With Drew Hayden Taylor

A Very Special “Occasion:” Breaking Bread With Drew Hayden TaylorOctober 28th, 2006

Drew Hayden Taylor is not what most people expect. No, not the fact that this tall, blue-eyed blond looks like a Swede but is Native to his core. 
Drew Hayden Taylor is not what most people would expect from a playwright with 75 stage productions from Toronto, Venice to Los Angeles, and who has written more than a dozen […]

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Beautiful! Native Americans The Future Photos © Frank Lazeski


Native Americans
The Future

[I have his link in our Group's Children's folder at NativeArtsCulture1 thought I would share his wonderful work here today:)]

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Thank you.

"Let us put our minds together to see what life we
can make for our children."
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Native Americans
The Future
The Children

"A Native American Morning Message"

"To be a human is an honor, and we offer Thanksgiving for all
the gifts of life. Mother Earth, we thank you for giving us
everything we need. Thank you, deep blue waters around Mother
Earth, for you are the force that takes thirst away from all living things.

We give thanks to the green grasses that feel so good against our
bare feet, for the cool beauty you bring to Mother Earth's floor.
Thank you, good foods from Earth, our life sustainers, for making
us happy when we are hungry. Fruits and berries, we thank you
for your color and sweetness.

We are all thankful to good medicine herbs, for healing us when
we are sick. Thank you, all the animals in the world, for keeping
our precious forests clean. All the trees in the world, we are
thankful for the shade and warmth you give us. Thank you all the
birds in the world, for singing your beautiful songs for all to enjoy.

We give thanks to you, gentle four winds, for bringing
clean air for us to breathe from the four directions.
Thank you, Grandfather Thunder Beings, for bringing
rains to help all living things grow. Thank you Grandmother
Moon for growing full every month to light the darkness
the for children and sparkling waters. Elder Brother Sun, we
send thanks for shining your light and warming Mother Earth.

We give thanks, twinkling stars, for making the night 
sky so beautiful and for sprinkling morning dew drops
on the plants. Spirit Protectors of our past and present,
we thank you for showing us ways to live in peace and
harmony with one another. And most of all, thank you
Great Spirit, for giving us all these wonderful gifts, so we
will be happy and healthy, every day and every night."

The Circle of life
A poem by Cloud Dancing-1998

The Earth is my mother
She provides for us all
Feeds all the hunger
Gives shelter to the small

There are my Mother's sisters
Winter, Summer, and Fall
But Spring is the one
I cherish most of all

But first let me tell you
About the other three
Without knowing them
Spring's wonder you'd never see.

I will start with Summer
Her sun so hot and high
Without my brother Rain
My people would surely die

Autumn is the artist
Reds, oranges, and browns
Painting all the leaves
Before they hit the ground

Winter is the frigid one
So often misunderstood
Most see her faults
Rarely her traits of good

Without Fall and Winter
And the silent death they bring
We'd miss all the wonder
Of their sister Spring

Her love brings rebirth
To a world filled with strife
Bringing a new beginning
In the Circle of Life
Cloud Dancing-1998

Echo of the canyon
A poem by Cloud Dancing-1/4/1999

The river whispers songs
Off the canyon stone
Echoes from the past
Mournful low moans.

The words of elders past
Sound from the red rock walls
Remember the Sacred Ways
Is the message of their call.

Let the spirit soar free
Above the desert sands
Unite in the Great Circle
Of the brotherhood of Man.

Honor Grandfather
Respect Mother Earth
Revere all the Spirits
And Celebrate a rebirth.
Cloud Dancing January 4, 1999

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This is one of the many beautiful necklaces I purchased
at the Powwow's I have attended.

I thank Cloud Dancing for the honor
of using her poetry on this page.
To see more of her Native American
poetry, click on the graphic below.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Skywatcher Alert

Skywatcher Alert

Don't Miss the Orionid Meteor Shower Orionid meteor shower will peak before dawn Oct. 20-24, producing about 20 meteors per hour. To view them, find a dark spot with an open view of the sky. Watch in whatever direction the sky is darkest since artificial light will diminish visibility of these faint meteors.

- See the Northern Lights
- Space News, Photos and Videos
ORIONID METEOR SHOWER: This weekend, a mild but pretty flurry of meteors will shoot out of the constellation Orion. The source is Halley's Comet. Although the comet itself is far away, ancient clouds of dust from the comet are nearby, and Earth is about to run through them. The best time to look is Saturday morning, Oct. 21st, just before local dawn: sky map. AURORA WATCH: A solar wind stream is heading for Earth and it could cause a geomagnetic storm when it arrives on Oct 20th. Sky watchers especially in Scandinavia, Alaska and Canada should be alert for auroras. Above: Auroras over Nuuk, Greenland, on Oct. 15th. "We've had a lot of auroras here lately," says photographer Rune Christiansen. "I went out to take some pictures of star trails, but the geomagnetic storm put a stop to that." STAR TRAILS: Warning. Staring at this picture may make you dizzy: These are star trails--slow, graceful arcs traced by the stars as Earth spins on its axis. "It was a clear night last night, so I decided to let my camera do an 'all-nighter,'" explains pohotographer Larry Landolfi of Rochester, New Hampshire. "I made this 8-hour exposure of my house looking towards the North Star." The North Star, a.k.a. Polaris, is the stubby arc near the pattern's vertex. Because Earth's north pole points almost directly at Polaris, the star barely moves throughout the night, making it useful for direction-finding. But Polaris won't always be the North Star. Earth's spin axis is slowly precessing, and in 10,000 years or so Vega (six times brighter than Polaris) will take over as North Star. Star trail photos will look even prettier then, with an intense bright dot in the center of the starry whirlpool. BONUS: Among the star trails, Landolfi also caught an Iridium flare. Can you find it?

Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs) are space rocks larger than approximately 100m that can come closer to Earth than 0.05 AU. None of the known PHAs is on a collision course with our planet, although astronomers are finding new ones all the time.
On 20 Oct 2006 there were 803 known Potentially
Hazardous Asteroids

NativeVue NewsWeekly

This Week…  


¨       Indian Country Diaries PBS Premiere

¨       Tiger Lily Co: Promoting Integrity and Professionalism in Native Entertainment

¨       Review of Rod Pocowatchit’s Sleepdancer


¨       SPECIAL FEATURE: Rod Pocowatchit Makes Movies. He Tells Us How

¨       Latest News from the Native American Public Telecommunications

¨       Shonie and Andee De La Rosa’s Mile Post 398

¨       Winners Announced in Creative Spirit Script-to-Screen Contest


¨       Adam Beach, Adam Beach, Adam Beachthe Latest Buzzzzz about Flags of our Fathers

¨       Native Voice1 Network Premiere

¨       Glowing reviews of the animated series, Raven Tales

¨       And more pop culture articles and commentary from Rob Schmidt

Forum News, Vues, and Schmooze…

Forum News, Vues, and Schmooze…


¨       NEW FORUM: “Calling All Filmmakers, Actors and Writers!” listing the latest calls for entries, casting news, filmmaking competitions, and more

¨       Native Voice Film Festival

¨       American Indian Film Festival Announces Its Schedule

¨       Yes, we talk about Adam Beach and Flags too:)

¨       First Nations Film & Video Festival to Feature Sleepdancer

¨       UP FOR DISCUSSION: Common Stereotypes of Natives in Film; What Obligation do Native Celebs Have as Role Models

¨       Billy Jack Returns. Yes, Billy Jack…

¨       Ann Little Running Deer’s latest contribution on Native humor

¨       And whatever else might be on your mind..:)




 Coming Soon in NativeVue

¨       Feature by Ernest Whiteman, Director of the First Nations Film & Video Festival

¨       Feature on Native Voice1 Radio Network

¨       Gary Robinson’s animated film, A Native Night Before Christmas

¨       Tracy Rector and Travis Tom from Longhouse Media

¨       Interview with the American Indian Film Institute’s Michael Smith

¨       The true-life drama, One Dead Indian

¨       Dream Makers documentary

¨       What’s so Funny? Humorist Drew Hayden Taylor explains it all

¨       Feature on Teachings of the Tree People

¨       The new (and very busy and determined) kid on the block, Darren Gordy

¨       Dennis Allen’s documentary, My Father, My Teacher

¨       More on life from the front lines… Misty Upham



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"'real time' native cinema and media news"

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Films being Shown

The 31st Annual
American Indian Film Festival
Alphabetical List of Films

Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf
250 Beach Street
San Francisco, CA
415.866.0434 in person

 Tickets also available at theater on day of show.

All Indian All the Time

American Red and Black: Stories of Afro-Native Identity

America's Destruction of Indian Nations

Amerind: Our History

The Ballad of Peter LaFarge

Bayou Landfall: The Houma Nation vs. The Hurricanes

By the Rapids

The Canary Effect

Chiefs and Champions: Waneek Horn-Miller

Clean Fight

Commercial Drive


Expiration Date


Finding Dawn

First Stories: Manitoba

From the Spirit - Dale Auger

Gang Aftermath

Gesture Down (I Don't Sing)

Good Night Irene

Grandma and the Raven

The Greatest Love Song

Green Green Water

Hanta Po - All of You Out of My Way


Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana

Indian Summer: The Oka Crisis

The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

Kinnaq Nigaqtuqtuaq (The Snaring Madman)

Man That Sits Alone

A Mormon and Shoshone Experience

My Darkest Hour

Natchiliagniaqtuguk Aapagalu (Seal Hunting with Dad)

A Native American Night Before Christmas

Native Literacy

Native Spirit - The Sundance Way

One Dead Indian

One Eyed Dogs are Free

Osama Loves Frybread

Our City Our Voices

Playing Pastime: American Indians, Softball & Survival

Rez Toll

Riding with Ghosts

Sacred Salmon: Restoring the Balance

Seasoned with Spirit

A Shot in the Dark

Silent Thunder


Sitting Bull: A Stone in My Heart

So' Ba Hane' - Story of the Stars

Spirit Doctors

Starblanket: A Spirit Journey


Teaching of the Tree People

The Trail of Tears: Cherokee Legacy


Unnatural & Accidental

The Velvet Devil


We Vote For Our Future

Wheels of Thunder

When Your Hands Are Tied

Why Save a Language

Native Eyes Online Indigenous Studies

Taught from an interdisciplinary and liberal arts point of view, Native Eyes courses are fully accredited and built on a solid scholarly base. However, the program differs from most mainstream studies in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences, in that all courses incorporate a strong Indigenous perspective, utilizing significant input from prominent Indigenous scholars, artists, elders and leaders, thereby encompassing Native American ways of seeing and understanding the world. Read More

IDST 101 Indigenous Perspectives I: Concepts of Humor (Fall 2006)

This course explores the concept of humor and some of its cultural uses and manifestations: the use and abuse of racial and cultural stereotypes; comedy, tragedy and irony in Native American art, literature, and the oral tradition; and humor as an analytical tool to examine aspects of culture that may not be fully apparent on the surface.

Tour sample course on Humor

Welcome by Wade Chambers, Director and Online Instructor

Wade Chambers Welcome to Native Eyes - a program designed by and for Native Americans with outreach to indigenous and non-indigenous people around the world.


Monday, October 16, 2006

Howa for Update! REGALIA RECOVERED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Police have recovered an American Indian (costume)[Regalia] that was reported missing on Sept. 24.

Palm Springs police received a call from a man named Arkamel Blankenship, who identified himself as a cultural specialist with the Morongo Band of Mission Indians in Banning. He told police that
he had an acquaintance who obtained the costume from another party, according to the police department.

The costume has been delivered to police, who are making arrangements to return it to its original owner.

Authorities are still investigating the incident and no suspects have been taken into custody.

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Sunday, October 15, 2006

NativeVue News Special Feature: Rod Pocowatchit


Today in NativeVue...

Indie-Pendent Vue Special Feature



Rod Pocowatchit Makes Movies. He Tells Us How



Sleepdancer is filmmaker Rod Pocowatchit’s second feature as writer, director and lead actor. His first film, Dancing on the Moon, screened at festivals throughout North America and Europe, winning awards in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Kansas City. Likewise, Sleepdancer has earned Pocowatchit nominations and honors for best film, best director, best actor and best supporting actor and will be featured at the upcoming First Nations Film and Video Festival in Chicago this November.

Not bad for a beginner, huh?

Clearly, the guy is doing something right. So, with that in mind, we wanted to find out his inspiration, innovation, motivation—well, you get the idea—for making Sleepdancer.

Months before I contacted Pocowatchit about whether he would consider writing an article, I read his online blog. He was articulate; no doubt about that, but it was his self-deprecating humor and total lack of conceit that caught my attention and had me sold. Here was a guy that could share his frustrations and foibles and not take himself too seriously all the while taking what he does—which is writing and filming and acting—very, very seriously indeed.

True to form, he doesn’t disappoint. You will laugh and learn and enjoy what he has to say and yeah, you will also like Rod himself. You can read more about Sleepdancer from the viewer’s perspective in our NativeVue review that follows…




NativeVue Film & Media Connection

"'real time' native cinema and media news"

Friday, October 13, 2006

Splenda the man made kind..not from a plant, the herb stevia (Stevia rebaudiana)

Well, I am slowing shrinking now .... after I was even popping blood vessels as my skin  tried to expand even more ! It was seeing how ( test animals , yes, I protest), organs were expanding from using it! That I said dah this must be it maybe!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

After a friend has now, from their doctor, discovered they have to go off sugar and watch their diet and we were all talking on what is best to use, safe to use, Equal gave me headaches and I was losing my eye sight during the headaches! .......  I was trying to be careful  being border line myself of  diabetes, like  one of my  grandmothers had it.

So friend sent: Here is another site that comes off a "little" more creditable then a political rant site (*shudders*):

So I feel really bad encouraging the use of the New great tasting Splenda, that is now going into everything if you may have noticed?! Well, my Rant for the day! Ann LRD



Thursday, October 12, 2006

Schools struggle to integrate Indian ed into classrooms

Schools struggle to integrate Indian ed into classrooms

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HELENA - Joe Anderson's eyes get big when he talks about Indian Education for All.

A Helena High School English teacher and a member of the Blackfeet Tribe, Anderson has been teaching American Indian stories in his classroom for more than 30 years. As an Indian education coach for the district, he is helping other teachers integrate Indian culture into their classrooms and comply with a state law.

"The idea is not to somehow show Indian people in isolation, but to show them as part of the big circle of life," Anderson said.

Indian Education for All is a state law passed in 1999 that requires Montana schools to teach all students about the state's American Indian tribes and reservations. It expanded upon a 1972 provision in the Montana Constitution recognizing the cultural heritage of the state's Indian tribes and committing the state to educational goals designed to preserve their identity.


Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Monday, October 9, 2006

NativeVue NewsWeekly

This Week…  


¨       Brocket 99 Ain’t Rockin’ My World. Racist audio tape gets a new life

¨       Dude Vision Rocks. Life Through the Eyes of a Guy

¨       A conversation with Native Village’s Gina Boltz

¨       Dump Columbus Day: An Italian-American View

¨       Check out NativeVue’s feature on Tim Ramos  in  Scene4magazine  (


¨        “Under the Umbrella”  Women and Children’s Fundraiser

¨       Unnatural and Accidental debuts in Vancouver

¨       Indigena Writing Lab seeking writers


¨       The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

¨       Adam Beach wins Palm Beach International Film Festival “Rising Star” Award

¨       Graham Greene to Portray Shylock in The Merchant of Venice

¨       The controversy continues: Columbus Day

¨       And more from the inimitable Rob Schmidt

NativeVue NewsWeekly

Forum News, Vues, and Schmooze…


¨       New forum, “Calling All Filmmakers, Actors and Writers!” listing the latest calls for entries, casting news, filmmaking competitions, and more

¨       First Nations Film & Video Festival to Feature Sleepdancer

¨       UP FOR DISCUSSION: Debating Brocket 99, Columbus Day, and Hollywood’s Image of Indians

¨       Ann Little Running Deer’s latest contribution on Native humor

¨       And whatever else might be on your mind…..:)




 Coming Soon in NativeVue

¨       What’s so Funny? Humorist Drew Hayden Taylor explains it all

¨       Dream Makers documentary

¨       The kids behind the lens at Longhouse Media

¨       Storyteller’s in Motion… a new documentary series from Canada’s APTN

¨       Sleepdancers  Rod Pocowatchit in his own words

¨       Interview with the American Indian Film Institute’s Michael Smith

¨       The true-life drama, One Dead Indian

¨       Feature by Ernest Whiteman, Director of the First Nations Film & Video Festival

¨       The new (and very busy and determined) kid on the block, Darren Gordy

¨       Dennis Allen’sdocumentary, My Father, My Teacher

¨       More on life from the front lines… Misty Upham



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