Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Update California Indian Museum

New Journeys in Collaboration Tribal Museum Partnership Summit

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February 24, 2007 The Occupation of Alcatraz and Indian Activism


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Monday, December 25, 2006

Fwd: [NativeVue] Re: Your thoughts, please!


As I am still healing from their  'had to  be done now' cancer surgery. I have been out of the loop anyway, Carole. Other then NativeArtsCulture1 I am not too active right now.

As far as my collections go I usually store the Poetry, Stories and Humor over at Spirit In The Wind anyway.That is a storage site, really I have four of them!! LOL;)

And I realize you have a Weekly Publication that is always ever changing, being fresh and new. So I understand your need for changing your layout to a weekly renewal, even in the story and joke department.

So that would be up to Granny and Carlos about their collections. I do post Grannys Poetry (with her permission) for ones to always enjoy:)




I think "more " people read this that you realize............"guest blogger"............hummmm,,I don't think so........hope it stays the way it is...........Judy
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 6:43 PM
Subject: [NativeVue] Your thoughts, please!

On our forum, we have a board called "jokes, stories, and other life
lessons." Several of you have been wonderful in posting there
regularly, and I always enjoy the insights and humor.

But here's the deal. Because of the shear volume of what has been
posted, I'm finding that few outsiders are taking the time to "dig in"
and read all of these goodies!

As a result, I'm considering eliminating this forum and instead take the
occasional submission and posting it on our "guest blog" which gets much
more traffic than does the forum.

What do you think? I'd especially like to hear what our three main
contributors think--Carlos, Anne and Granny. Is this a good idea? writes:

And the decision is...

Let's see. Some of you like it the way it is. Some of you are okay with
eliminating the board and going with a blog posting here and there. Some
don't hold strong views either way...

So, here's what we're going to do. Granny, Carlos and Ann--if there are
any special posts you'd like to save, please do it in the next couple of
days. By Wednesday, I'm going to take down the current threads and add
new "editions" of the jokes and story forums so we can get some fresh
pickin's for the new year. And, of course, I can still add to the blog
on occasion as well. This will make it easier for readers to dive into
your writings.


I'm still laughing at this one… laughing5

A holiday sentiment from our homedog Rob Schmidt of Blue Corn Comics. Definitely displays Rob's inimitable style and humor, don't ya think??


Subj: [NativeVue] Get Writin' Homies! 
Date: 12/27/2006 7:42:37 AM Central Standard Time
Sent from the Internet (Details)

A new year (almost) and several new forums! Yes, the 2007 editions of our "Jokes, Poetry and Other Life Lessons" is now available for purchase. Oh, that's right. It's FREE!! Better Yet!

Only one thing. It needs the talent and inspirations of our wonderful contributors. I can't wait!!:D


Saturday, December 16, 2006

Reward increased to $30K for missing Red Lake boys

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Reward increased to $30K for missing Red Lake boys
Friday, December 15, 2006

Tristan Anthony White And Avery Lee Stately 


The reward for information about two brothers who went missing from the Red
Lake Reservation in Minnesota has been increased to $30,000.
The Red Lake Nation added $10,000 to the $20,000 reward offered by the FBI.
The tribe and law enforcement agencies have been searching for Avery Stately,
2, and Tristan White, 4, since November 22.
The boys' family believes they were abducted. Anyone with information urged
to call the FBI at 612-376-3200, the National Center for Missing and Exploited
Children at 1-800-843-5678 or the Red Lake Police Department at

Get the Story:
_Reward for missing Red Lake boys raised to $30,000 _
(AP 12/15)
Username: indianz, Password: indianzcom
Relevant Links:
Red Lake Net News - _http://www.rlnn.com_
Red Lake Nation - _http://www.redlakenation.org_

Car Thief Makes Off With Precious Native American Heirlooms

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A young woman is hurting after a thief stole her car. But it's not her missing wheels she's worried about -- it's the precious Native American regalia that was inside her car.
Amanda Brown hopes the thief who stole her car from the Northgate Mall parking lot will have a heart and leave a robe, dress, apron and moccasins hand-sewn by her grandmother.


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Story Published: Dec 10, 2006 at 10:35 AM PST

Story Updated: Dec 10, 2006 at 11:22 AM PST

By KOMO Staff
SEATTLE - A young woman is hurting after a thief stole her car. But it's not her missing wheels she's worried about -- it's the precious Native American regalia that was inside her car.

As her family performed the traditional dances of their Tsimshian Tribe Saturday, Amanda Brown sat and watched the steps she knows so well.

"Anybody who knows me here knows that I love to dance and I'm not going to be able to today," Brown said.

She is not dancing because hours before the Native American celebration, somebody stole Amanda's car from a mall parking lot. There were Christmas presents inside -- and something far more precious: The robe, the dress, the apron and moccasins hand-sewn by her grandmother.

"I'm so proud of it," Brown said. "And to have it taken away is really hard."

Amanda's mother, also a dancer, has this plea for the car thief who discovers the regalia:

"They can take the Christmas gifts," Cindy James said. "But if they can please leave this with the car when they abandon it...please don't take it."

Donations from other tribes are helping Amanda replace the stolen Christmas gifts.

"It feels good to have people who care," she said.

Still, Amanda can't help but wonder, "where my stuff is sitting...where it could be...if I'm ever going to get it back."

Amanda is not giving up hope. Her car is a 1998 white Acura Integra with Washington plates. It was reported stolen from the Northgate Mall parking lot on the Macy's side.

Anybody who thinks they have information that can help recover her regalia is asked to please call Seattle police.

Monday, December 11, 2006

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Old legends inspire hope for two missing brothers

 Still Missing 17 days later!

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RED LAKE, Minn. (AP) - Hundreds of searchers used horses, four-wheelers and bloodhounds Friday to hunt for two young brothers who disappeared from a yard on an American Indian reservation
Tristan Anthony White And Avery Lee Stately
Tristan Anthony White, left; and Avery Lee Stately
Anyone with information can call the FBI at (612) 376-3200 or the Red Lake Tribal Police Department at (218) 679-3313.
Tristan was described as 3-feet-6 and wearing a dark blue Spider-man
Jacket with yellow trim, Levis jeans and black and gray winter boots.
Avery was described as 2-feet tall and wearing a gray pullover sweat
Shirt that says "Timberland" on the front, faded Levis jeans and
Spider-Man tennis shoes.

Old legends inspire hope for two missing brothers In story and legend, some see clues to the mystery of missing Red Lake brothers Tristan and Avery

By Chuck Haga
Star Tribune

One winter, two little children wandered off ...

So begins a traditional Indian story, as retold by American Indian writer Lise Erdrich and posted beneath a large painting in the waiting room at the Native American Community Clinic on Franklin Avenue in Minneapolis.

A mother sits in the waiting room with her son, watching and listening as the boy sounds out words in a storybook. Indian flute music plays softly in the background as patients, nurses and doctors come and go.

They may or may not notice the painting, which is 10 years old, or know the story below, which is based on legend much older.

They were very sick. Soon it would be dark, and Owl would get them. Women of the family called upon bears to bring the children back.

At the clinic counter, the smiling faces of two little boys peer from a flier, the paper's edges curling from being picked up and held close, studied and prayed over, again and again.

Brothers Tristan White, 4, and Avery Stately, 2, are still missing.

They wandered away from their home on the Red Lake Indian Reservation 10 days ago, or they were taken by someone, or -- what?

Searchers and investigators have found no sign of them, and the intensive ground searches have been called off.

The investigation continues.

And so does the spiritual quest to find the boys, especially at Red Lake and here on Franklin Avenue, hub of the Twin Cities' urban Indian community.

"There are Indian legends about little people who live in the woods," said William Moose, 30, an Ojibwe from the White Earth reservation, not far from Red Lake.

"If things are not going right spiritually, if Indian people are getting away from their ways, the spirits might take the children. There would be no trace of them.

"There are many people who believe this."

But there are other stories and legends, too, more hopeful, like the one at the clinic beneath the painting of Indian children, a snowy woods, and bears.

The children wandered a long time in the snow until they got so tired they lay down.

Celesta Yanez, 23, whose roots are on the Leech Lake reservation, works at the Wolves Den, an Indian social center near the clinic.

Everyone is talking about the mystery of the boys' disappearance on the eve of Thanksgiving, she said.

"I prayed for the boys last night," she said.

So did Steve Blake.

A Red Laker living in Minneapolis, Blake sat on a couch in the Wolves Den. He wore an American Indian Movement button on his jacket.

He is still angry that no Amber Alert was issued for Tristan and Avery, still unconvinced by authorities' explanation that the boys' disappearance didn't meet the criteria -- no eyewitnesses, no evidence that they were actually abducted.

"But everybody's praying hard for those little guys," Blake said. "They pray for the boys. They pray for the family."

They no longer felt cold. They could no longer move their arms and legs. They were frozen.

Bernard Clark, 48, of White Earth and now Minneapolis, said that he senses the boys are OK.

"This is devastating to all of us and especially for the people who are closely involved, the family," he said.

"But when I think about them, I have the feeling they're being well taken care of. My feeling is that even if they did go in the water, if they are removed from this planet, they are in good hands. They're being taken care of.

"I don't have a feeling of foul play."

Many strange, spotted people walked by, coughing. The children tried to call out, but they had lost their voices. Then they knew these people were ghosts.

Bears, who sometimes roam the edge of the spirit world, found these children before the spotted ghosts could take them. The huge, warm, furry bears grabbed up the children and carried them safely home.

In the painting, a watercolor by Lisa Fifield of the Black Bear Clan of the Oneida Tribe in Wisconsin, bears are coming out of the woods into a clearing. They are met by an Indian couple, who are unafraid of the animals. And grateful.

One bear holds a child by the hand. Another cradles an infant in its arms.

The children are OK.

Friday, December 1, 2006

Fwd: Re: Dartmouth Students "On the Warpath?" What do YOU think?

Hmmmmmm, think I made the same arguement.

Well, I think people better read Jason Stadel's responce to
the "Logo/Race" situation, he speaks for the vast majority of us. We
have bigger fish to fry and have real issues to tend to. You go
Jason, tell it like it really is. Like I said in some of my babble's
here on Native Vue, we like them Red Skins, and Chiefs logo's. We
identify with them in a good way. Fact is, It's one of the few things
the white folks gave us we truly enjoy. Go to any rez and you'll see
one of us sporting a logo on out threads eh. Goes to show you how
much people truly DON'T know about us or our needs.

And for those of you who still have your heads in the sand. I
reprinted his words for your viewing pleasure.

Your Devil's advocate,

Tuesday, November 28, 2006
The Situation On the Ground

Reader Jason Stadel, a Dakotan, a Native American, and a member of
the United States Army, kindly shares his e-mail of this morning to
Dartmouth Athletic Director Josie Harper.

Ms. Harper,

I was wondering why you took it upon your self to comment publicly on
something that has nothing to do with you or your fine institution.
How would you know that the name Fighting Sioux is offensive? Have
you been to any Sioux reservations in North or South Dakota? I'm an
enrolled member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, university
educated and I serve in the U.S. Army; as a "real" Fighting Sioux I'm
offended that you would have the guts to tell me that something I'm
proud of is offensive. The nickname is not offensive. What is
offensive is the people that try to make a mountain out of a mole
hill when it has nothing to do with them.

Take a trip to a Sioux reservation someday. Then you'll see the
things that are actually problems that Native Americans deal with:
poverty, alcoholism, teenage pregnancy, extremely high unemployment
and large high school drop out rates. I'm not talking about hand
outs, I believe that help comes from within first, but if people want
to try and help the Indian World, they should start there and try not
to get headlines talking about a nickname that most Native Americans
support. Thank you for your time and attention and have a good day.

Jason Stadel


Yea got to love it.


NativeVue] Roger Kuhn...Folk Rocker, and a good one at that

Tara Ryan introduced Roger's music to me, and I'm hooked! Reminiscent of the 70's folk-rock sound, which I love. We'll be talking to Roger in the next couple of weeks to learn more; but from what I hear, he's a bright, dedicated dude.

Take a listen by visiting his MySpace. Some awesome Christmas tunes, written and performed by the man himself... reindeer

[NativeVue] Scene4 Magazine: "Infamous," "The Departed", US!!~~and more

It's the beginning of the month...and you know what that means! The new edition of Scene4 is online, with enough depth and cheekiness to get your art fix for weeks, including reviews of the films Infamous and The Departed, Arthur Meiselman's commentary on Anthony Hopkins, and yeah...our great feature, written by Rod Pocowatchit and moi.

Read and read again... study

NativeVue Feature: TOMMY CAN YOU HEAR ME?

Scene4 Magazine Home Page:

Star of Wonder: Tour the December Sky

Star of Wonder: Tour the December Sky the days get shorter, you can start stargazing early in the December sky. Look east for the bright constellation Orion as well as Aldebaran and, higher, the Pleiades star cluster. See three planets together before dawn Dec. 10 and the Geminid meteors Dec. 13-14.

- Listen to December's Night Sky Tour Podcast
- Subscribe to Podcast
- See the Full Cold Moon Dec. 4
- Interactive Sky Chart
- More Stargazing Info

Fwd: The Atlantic Canada's First Nations

The Atlantic Canada's First Nations Help Desk provides resources
dealing with the language and culture of the Indian (First Nations)
people, but is primarily concentrated on the Mi'kmaq people. They
started a contest for students in November which will be used to help
them expand information they've gathered from elders. The students'
assignment is "Write a question on any topic that you would like to
have an elder answer." The current information and videos about
elders may be viewed on their website at
The Mi'kmaq Honor Song shown there is only part of the full song,
which is quite beautiful and is being proud of being Indian. The full
song by a school choir, along with the Mi'kmaq words and English
translation, may be found at
Other songs, including some Christmas songs, may be heard at
Other Mi'kmaq cultural resources are found at
Les Tate