March 2009 Newsletter from
"This Day in North American Indian History"
by Phil Konstantin
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Phil Konstantin's March 2009 Newsletter Part 1   	  Phil Konstantin
 Mar 10, 2009 17:18 PST 

Hi everyone,

FYI, because someone asked. No, I have not dropped off the face of the
earth. I have been writing two books (they come out in April), going to
visit my parents out of state, doing house repairs, starting dating
again, and otherwise just being extremely busy. I hope to have my next
newsletter out in a week, or so.

Phil Konstantin's March 2009 Newsletter Part 2 -


I have two notices below about writing articles for some
upcoming encyclopedia. I thought I would send these out to
you quickly in case you might be interested. This is a
chance for all of your budding authors (or not so budding)
to get published.



Encyclopedia article writing opportunities.

Here are two encyclopedias which are soliciting authors
to write articles for publication. Please contact the two
individuals directly with your questions or comments.

From: Daniel Murphree
Date: Tue, Mar 17, 2009
Subject: CFC: Native America: A State-By-State History


Greenwood Press invites scholars of Native American history
to submit entries for its forthcoming publication titled
Native America: A State-by-State History. This 3-volume
set will cover North American Indian history in the United
States from the pre-colonial period to the present.
Intended for high school and college audiences, each
chapter will be organized alphabetically by state. Some
states will have shorter chapters, around 7,000-10,000
words in length; other states will be covered in 10,000
to 25,000 words. Each chapter will start with a chronology
of events significant to Native American history in that
particular state followed by a narrative overview of
these events, a section highlighting notable individual
Indians in the state, a brief essay on native cultural
contributions to the state and a suggested readings list.

Interested potential authors should submit a CV noting
their credentials and expertise as well as the name of
the state(s) on which they would like to submit chapters. Established
scholars and advanced graduate students are
encouraged to contribute. Each author will receive an
honorarium for their contribution, and depending on the
number of entries submitted, may be eligible to receive
a complimentary copy of the three volume set.

Approved contributors will receive an assignment and
contributors' guidelines document via email followed by
a release form postal mailed from the publisher to be
signed and returned. Complete entries are subject to a
rigorous editing process and will be accepted for
publication at the discretion of the editor and publisher.

Please send all inquiries to nasbsh @

Editor, Native America: A State-by-State History
Daniel S. Murphree
Associate Professor of History
University of Texas at Tyler
3900 University Boulevard
Tyler, TX 75799


I am a professor at Bacone College in Muskogee, Ok; I am
editing an encyclopedia on American Indian affairs for
Greenwood Publishing. I am seeking advice, suggestions,
and contributions. I hope you don't mind if I take the
liberty of attaching a brief overview of the encyclopedia
that includes a working list of issues.

I am seeking suggestions of other issues that would be
relevant for this work, as well as contributors for this
volume. If you have a suggestion, are interested in
contributing, or know of potential contributors, please
let me know. I can be contacted at
russell.lawson @
or lawsonr @

Thanks very much.
Russell Lawson

Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Indian Issues Today. Editor: Russell
M. Lawson, Bacone College

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Indian Issues Today
provides a complete examination of issues relevant to American Indians
in the second decade of the 21st century. Approximately
100 essays written by an international collection of scholars
will examine and describe political, social, economic, moral,
and cultural issues facing contemporary American Indians.
Each essay will describe theories, institutions, people,
laws, customs, and forms of expression and behavior relevant
to the particular issue. Sidebars will provide additional
information on people and topics of particular interest.
Charts and graphs on trends and numbers will lend statistical
support to the essays. Select transciptions of primary source documents
will be included, as will numerous illustrations
to provide visual support to the issues under study.
Anticipated publication date: 2011.

Issues and Topics:
Economic Issues
Employment: unemployment, Affirmative Action, discrimination.
Casinos/Gaming: economic boon; conflict among tribes; tourism.

Legal Issues
Civil and Human Rights: Ongoing racism toward Indians from non-Indians
within towns and states; hate crimes directed
toward Indians; reservation clashes with non-Indians in
nearby towns contesting for similar resources; challenges
to sovereignty by non-Indians; prejudice toward Indians in the workplace
and government.
Law and Justice: Congressional actions, court rulings, Supreme
Court, interpretation of Constitution.
Law Enforcement: tribal, local, federal; jurisdiction;
cooperation v. competition.
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Dept. of the Interior: relationship
to tribes and reservations: federal recognition and federal aid.
Indian Trust, Dept. of the Interior: mismanagement.
Repatriation: Native American Grave Protection and Repatriation
Act; sacred objects.

Political Issues
Federal Recognition: treaties; federal assistance: which
tribes are recognized, which aren’t, why?
Politics: influence on local, state, federal political offices;
grassroots political groups; Indians as lobbyists, and PACs.
Tribal Government: representing all members of tribe, on and
off reservation? Using resources, such as gaming money,
honestly and correctly?
Service in U.S. Armed Forces: underrepresented? Same
opportunities as whites? Prejudice?
Bureau of Indian Affairs, Dept. of the Interior: relationship
to tribes and reservations: federal recognition and federal aid.
Indian Trust, Dept. of the Interior: mismanagement.
Reservations: state and federal: relation of federal
reservations to Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Activism: political.
Sovereignty: relation to state and federal governments;

Social Issues
Social Problems: illiteracy, unwanted pregnancies, abortion.
Social Status: within tribes, between tribes, within white
Family: interracial marriages and children; divorce; tribal traditions
v. pressures of contemporary society.
Women: leaders, rights, activism.
Health Care: Indian Health Service, diseases.
Poverty: children, tribal, reservations.
Race: race relations, especially blacks and Indians: competition
and rivalries in communities and on college campuses.
Substance Abuse: alcoholism; methamphetamines.

Religious Issues
Missionaries: Christianity: is the missionary impulse of
Christianity toward American Indians still valid?
Traditional v. Organized Religion: can synthesis of traditional
spiritual religion and Christianity be sustained? Is postmodern
Christianity viable among American Indians?

Education Issues
Higher Education: American Indian Studies, tribal colleges
and universities: is there still a place for exclusivity in
Indian higher education?
Public and Private Education: primary and secondary; Indian
schools; No Child Left Behind.

Psychological Issues
Emotional and Mental Problems: depression, anxiety, phobias.
Individualism: individual successes; challenges to individual successes;
tribal conformity.

Historical Issues
Genocide: contemporary historical issues: continued debate over
genocide. Attempts to convince Indians and non-Indians of its historical
reality; counter-attempts to prove “genocide” in the strict sense of the
word did not occur.

Intellectual Issues
Science: impact on tribal identity (forensics); archeology;
social sciences; geology; hydraulics.

Property Issues
Land Restoration: how to determine broken treaties; when
occupation is legal ownership.
Mineral Rights and Resources: mining, oil and gas: making money
v. protecting land and heritage.
Activism: rights, repatriation, government mismanagement of
lands and resources.
Nuclear Waste: monitored retrieval storage.
Environmental issues: pollution; “environmental racism”.
Tribal Land Use: hunting, fishing, water, hydroelectric:
What to use? What to preserve?

Cultural Issues
Modernization: embracing modern culture, assumptions,
technology, materialism.
Tribal Roles: “Popularity of Being Indian”; who is Indian
and who is not? The validity or lack thereof of percentage
of Indian blood.
Tribal Rivalries: inter-rivalries over land, opportunities,
tourism: intra-rivalries between urban and non-urban residents of same
National Museum of the American Indian: on National Mall,
Washington, D.C.: too much popularization, making Indianness mainstream?

Stereotypes: in literature, film, education, sports;
traditional misconceptions; xenophobic language; ethnocentric attitude
toward Indians.
Arts and Humanities: poetry, literature, music, theater:
the American Indian “voice”; fraudulent and fake
representations of Indian art put on exhibit and for sale.
Indianness: personal and collective identity; what is an Indian?
Indian athletes: professional, amateur, traditional Indian;
under-representation of American Indians in NCAA and
professional sports; difficulty in getting college/professional
teams to consider Indians who played athletics on reservations;
inadequate educational background on reservation schools to be accepted
in top colleges and play for teams.
Film and Visual Media by and about Indians: documentaries and
dramatizations illustrating a wide range of issues such as
Indian activism, challenges of identity, education, reservation
life, relationship with federal government and other issues of
Print Media by and about Indians: Misrepresentation and
distortion of tribal culture by newspapers and magazines
(such as religious beliefs and concern for sacred objects), particularly
gaming/casinos; political and social cartoons.
Historic Preservation: museums; historic structures. Funding?
Exclusivity legitimate? Indian ownership and control?
Cultural Preservation: traditions, ceremonies, languages;
group and self identity in the face of mass society.
Mascots and Logos: sports, advertising.

Urban Issues
Urban Indians: half the Indian population but often left
out of benefits reservation Indians enjoy; poverty; disparate
educational progress; mental and physical disabilities;
interaction of Urban Indians with urban non-Indians and
interaction with non-urban Indians on reservations from
the same tribe.

Regional Issues
Borderlands: Mexican tribes; cultural interaction; illegal immigrants;
dispute over use of resources.
Alaska: Alaska Indians; mineral rights: when to use land?
When to preserve?
Canada: Canadian Indians; cultural interaction; boundary issues
(resources) with Indians in Alaska and U.S.

Demographic Issues
Census Data: changes to Indian population; economic condition
of American (and Alaska) Indians: poverty, housing, home-life,
dependents; population growth on reservations.


That's it for now. Part 3 will be out soon.

Have a great month.

Phil Konstantin

End of Phil Konstantin's March 2008 Newsletter - Part 2
Phil Konstantin's March 2009 Newsletter Part 3


Here is part 3, as promised. See, that did not take so long.
Did it?

I've been very busy writing two new books. One book is about
Living Trusts. They are similar to wills, but are much better.
I am doing it with a lawyer friend named Jeff Isaac. On TV,
I am know as "Officer Phil." Jeff is known as "The Lawyer In
Blue Jeans." This is to be the first in a series of book
looking at legal issues with a common sense perspective.

The second book is a collection of wacky laws from around
the world. Did you know there is still a law in Iceland which requires a
search for elves' homes before a new building
can be built? It is true. Well, the bokk is full of these
kinds of funny things. They should both be out in April.

My youngest daughter is moving back in with me. So, I have
also been making room for her here.

About two weeks ago, I had an opportunity to attend Spacefest
2009 here in San Diego. It was an interesting gathering of
space enthusiasts and experts. I had a chance to chat with
quite a few astronauts. In case you did not know, I ran
computers in NASA's Mission Control in Houston during the
last two Apollo moon missions, and all of the Skylab flights.
Skylab was America's first space station. In any case, I had
a good time getting to talk to lots of folks. I have posted
some of the photos I took there on my web page which talks
about a trip I made to Cape Canaveral in 2001. The new
photos are at the bottom of the page.



Links of the Month: March 2009

Southwestern Archaeology Making the News - A Service of
the Center for Desert Archaeology

SW Symposium Website Launched: The 11th Southwest Symposium
web site is now up and running. This year's web site includes
a call for papers and a call for posters - take a look! The
deadline for paper submissions is very close (May 30) so
please help us to spread
the word, and the URL.

- and -

Excellent Powerpoint Presentation Highlights the Work of
Photographer Edward Curtis: From the Department of Defense
Legacy Resource Management Program Cultural Resources Update
(March 2009). Below is a link to a presentation featuring
the photographs of Pazola Washte. Washte, also known as
Edward Sheriff Curtis, photographed the Native American
culture and people west of the Mississippi at the turn of
the 20th century.


Treaty of the Month:


Mar. 6, 1861 | 12 Stat., 1171. | Ratified Feb. 6, 1863. | Proclaimed
Mar. 26, 1863.

It covers such things as Cession of reservation to the
United States. Boundaries. Lands to be surveyed and sold
at auction. Iowas cede to the United States lands for the
Sacs and Foxes. Boundaries. Certain chiefs may select each
a quarter section of land. Grant for purposes of education.
Toll bridges. Annuities. Persons not to reside on the
reservation without permit. Former treaty stipulations.

You can read a transcript here:


Old newspaper articles about Custer's defeat:


(these only reflect the opinions of their authors)

Census 2010

Should I Identify as Native American in the 2010 Census?

It is absolutely critical that all “non-enrolled” Native
Americans, and those people that can prove lineal descent
from a Native American ancestor, self-identify as “Native
American in Combination with One or More Races” when
completing their 2010 Census questionnaires! Get the message
out – pass this along to your family members and other
Indian friends.

Results of the 2000 Census
For the first time ever, the 2000 Census measured “Native
Americans in Combination with One or More Races,” That
number totaled 4,119,301. The number of Americans that
reported themselves “Native Alone” was 2,475,956 (these
are considered predominantly enrolled members of a
federally recognized tribe. The difference between these
two numbers equals 1,643,345. This is significant because
this 1,643,345 represents the number of persons that self-
identified as “mixed-blood”

It must be pointed out that the 2000 Census was “flawed” -
in that it did not provide a method to distinguish what
percentage of the 1,643,345 were enrolled members of a
federally recognized Indian tribe that chose to identify
using this category only. However, it is generally accepted
that the vast majority of these (perhaps exceeding 90%)
are “non-enrolled” members of a federally recognized
Indian tribe.

Many of them are likely to be direct lineal descendants
of an “enrolled” member that do not qualify under tribal
membership policies that impose a “Content of Degree of
Indian Blood” (CDIB) requirement, yet they feel strongly
tied to their Indian ancestral heritage. (Example: The
great-grandchildren of a ‘full-blood’ Indian will not
meet a 25% CDIB).

The 2010 Census will correct this flaw to obtain accurate
measures. This is due to the importance these numbers have
related to funding formulas directly linked to the federally recognized

Reasons for Self-Identifying as Mixed Blood Indian in 2010
There are several reasons why “non-enrolled” Native
Americans, and those people that can prove lineal descent
from a Native American ancestor, should self-identify as
Mixed Blood Indians:

   1.The 2010 Census can accurately enumerate the number
of mixed blood Indians in America that still feel strongly
linked to their Native American ancestry.
   2.It can be used as an indicator that identifies “unmet
need” for the Native American population that is “not served”
or “underserved.”

How will this benefit Mixed Blood Indians in the United
States? The Census is the single most important event in
America that drives all Federal “Formula” and “Need-Based”
funding decisions for the next 10-year period. Mixed bloods
must not miss this opportunity to document the need! Various American
Indian organizations will use these Census 2010
figures over the next 10 years to apply for charitable
services and grant programs to meet the needs of non-
enrolled Mixed blood Indians. While most federal dollars
are earmarked only for use by ‘federally recognized’ tribes
– there remains millions of dollars that are “set-aside” to
serve Native American Indians that live off reservations.
These funding opportunities are made available to
“organizations that serve Native Americans.”

    * Housing, housing assistance, and homeless programs.
    * Education and education assistance projects.
    * Economic assistance and employment assistance programs.
    * Scholarly cultural and heritage research about the
Metis Nation.
    * Health and wellness, substance abuse, and social justice funding.
    * Financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and business
financing loans.


    * Identify as Native American in Combination with One
or More Races
    * Get the word out quickly – pass this website link along


CANADA SIDE-SWIPED – Call for investigation!

MNN. March 1, 200 9. On June 14, 2008, Kahentinetha and
Katenies, two Mohawk women, were viciously attacked at the
Cornwall Ontario border by a special squad of about twelve
barking Canadian Border Services Agents CBSA dressed for
combat. One woman was put into a torture stress situation
meant to kill her. She suffered a trauma induced heart
attack and is still recovering. The other was severely
beaten and held incommunicado without access to medical
attention or outside help. She is still recovering from
her injuries.

Kahentinetha and Katenies live in the Mohawk communities
of Akwesasne and Kahnawake. They think that everyone
should be able to pass the illegal colonial border without
being assaulted or killed.

No employee or official has shown any concern for the near
fatal assault committed by the CBSA. They filed formal
complaints for a full investigation, appropriate charges
to be made against the offenders and reasonable compensation
for their arrest, assault and illegal jailing. They sent
requests to the Hon. Robert Nicholson, Minister of Justice
and Attorney General of Canada, the Ontario Provincial
Police, the RCMP, the Mohawk Akwesasne Police and the CBSA.
They all refused to investigate.

The two women have no money and no lawyer. They had no
choice but to represent themselves. They filed a Federal
Court of Canada lawsuit to force the police and government
agents to investigate this attempted murder.   For $2
they filed a Statement of Claim on the ”Assault, arrest
and illegal detention” by Canada Border Services Agents
[Kahentinetha & Katenies v. Queen, Section 48, Federal
Court Act, T-1309-08].   At first the court registry
employees seemed helpful. As time went on they issued
misinformation and lost documents to sabotage the lawsuit.

The crown’s first response was to file an unprecedented
countersuit for Kahentinetha and Katenies to pay for
Canada‘s costs. To start they wanted over $20,000 on
deposit before the case could be tried, plus all
subsequent costs thereafter. They justified this by
claiming that Kahentinetha and Katenies are “not
residents of Canada”. They based this deceptive false
argument on an unsubstantiated article from a newspaper
published on the internet that speculated that Katenies
lived in the U.S. Kahentinetha and Katenies submitted
evidence that they live in Akwesasne and Kahnawake which
are located in the portion of the colony of Canada known
as “Quebec”. They are considered residents of Canada by
the Canadian government. The court refused to accept
the evidence.

Kahentinetha and Katenies were pleased with FCC’s order
that respects Indigenous jurisdiction over Turtle Island.
According to Canada’s own order and laws, the demand for
money is a human rights violation and Canada must remove
its border control.

Prothonotary Mireille Tabib of FCC issued the order that
the two women must put $6,500 before the case would proceed.
Kahentinetha and Katenies appealed. They argued that
Canada cannot claim that Kahnawake and Akwesasne are not
part of Canada so as to classify them as “non-residents”
to make them pay court costs, while they treat these
communities as parts of Canada, including having a border
control in the center. This was a very strong argument.
So they stooped to skullduggery. They “lost” the appeal

When the crown did not reply, Kahentinetha phoned the FCC
registry. She was told the documents were lost. Then
they suddenly found them. Kahentinetha and Katenies were
instructed to re-file the appeal and to ask “for an
extension of time”.

FCC Judge Francois Lemieux then issued an order denying
them the extension of time. He made no ruling on the unconstitutional
posting of money by victims of a crime
carried out by agents of the state. His deflection made
it impossible for the women to appeal. Such a cynical
and willful obstruction of justice was unexpected.       

Kahentinetha and Katenies, having no money, no jobs and
no attachable assets, had to abandon the case. Then on
February 26, 2009, Kahentinetha filed a brand new suit
on the “Reckless disregard for the safety and security
of Indigenous Women at the Canadian Border, Akwesasne”
[FCC File No. T-288-09, Kahentinetha v. Queen]. Not
forgotten is that men are also abused at the border.

Canada continues judicial chicanery with blindness to
the rule of law.   As a signatory to international human
rights instruments, Canada’s Constitution Act, 1982,
states everyone is equal before the law. People, no
matter what part of the world they come from, cannot be
beaten up by state agents with impunity.

Hardball bullying that Kahentinetha and Katenies got
from the FCC shows that it is impossible for Indigenous
to get our issues discussed rationally and resolved
according to generally accept Canadian and international
legal principles.    Canadian and international opinion
does not support this high handed and unethical behavior.

Kahentinetha is not a Canadian citizen and Kahnawake and
Akwesasne are not part of Canada as recognized by
Prothonotary Mireille Tabib’s order of 23 October, 2008
[FCC No. T-1309] and by Judge Francois Lemieux’s order
of 29 January 2009 [ FCC No. T-1309-08].

The assault can be proven by both civilian and government
of Canada witnesses, by medical and hospital records and
by videotape evidence which is in the hands of the CBSA.

Kahentinetha and Katenies’ main purposes for their legal
actions are to demand a full and fair investigation of:   
1) the assault; 2) the failure to investigate;
3) the loss of documents and unethical treatment by the
FCC; and 4) the action to be tried without delay in the
FCC at 30 McGill Street, Montreal, Quebec.       

Canada continues to use its courts as a political weapon
to allow its agents to abuse us with impunity. This case
cannot be swept under the carpet of judicial chicanery.   

Ieriwaonni & MNN Staff Mohawk Nation News

Global Nuclear Genocide of Indigenous - government
liquidation strategy? It won't work!

MNN. Feb. 19, 2009. A sickening picture is shaping up.
The evidence continues to mount like a smelly compost heap,
except it has no organic value and it’s a serious threat
to the generations to come. Who doesn’t know that radiation
is deadly? Government and the nuclear industry keep
lying to us! They deny the grisly effects such as cancer,
birth defects and many environmental illnesses caused by
radioactive toxins in our air, land and water.

The nuclear industry seized on the “peak oil” and “global
warming” crisis which they created and turned it to their
advantage. They call nuclear a “green”, “clean”,
“renewable” resource because they can reuse the deadly
waste to make nuclear weapons. They lump it under with
wind and solar. The theme of the Canadian Nuclear
Association CNA convention and trade show from February
25 to 27 at the Westin in Ottawa is “the reality of
renaissance”. [Is that crazy or what?] Yes, they rely
on our ignorance and naivety. Their philosophy is,
“There’s a sucker born every minute” and let’s melt them

These transnational corporate psychopaths are anti-life.
They want to build dozens of nuclear reactors all over
the world in Indigenous communities along and dump the
nuclear waste for us to “manage”!! We live in remote
areas far from any place they would want to even visit.
If the radiation doesn’t kill us, they can make nuclear
weapons to finish us off. We are in the way for their
attempted reckless pillage and plunder of Mother Earth.   

These multinational thugs are fomenting war in the
volatile tribal areas between India and Pakistan.
Both countries are already armed with nuclear weapons.
To make money and depopulate Asia both sides are being
armed by the same interests. Canada is one.

India doesn’t produce uranium. They lease it from Russia.
The highly radioactive and toxic spent fuel is sent back
to Russia. If Canada sells more CANDU reactors to India,
they want to supply the uranium fuel and then bring back
the nuclear waste to make nuclear weapons.

Meanwhile, Canada helps set up private organizations as
government fronts like CNA (Canadian Nuclear Association),
NWMO (Nuclear Waste Management Organization) and CAP
(Congress of Aboriginal People) and OMAA (Ontario Metis
and Aboriginal Association). The latter two are so-called “aboriginal”
organizations. NWMO and CNA are funding the
Assembly of First Nations, another government set up, and
CAP to talk us into managing and storing nuclear fuel
waste on our territories. Meetings have gone on for years
to get Elders and “leaders” on side. Canada has even sent
in Mother Joan Holmes to turn non-natives into “Indians”
who can then sign away our inherent rights. Nuclear salesmen
are courting “Aboriginal partners” to sign away our
birthright and existence.

So-called 34-year old “aboriginal”, Patrick “Fabio-Wannabe”
Brazeau, was recently appointed Senator by Canadian Prime
Minister Stephen “Ford-Modelling-Agent” Harper. What was
this all about? Brazeau’s rap sheet looks like the
antithesis of anything anyone would want in the Senate.
He was rewarded for fronting the phony CAP to try to
destroy Indigenous nations and sovereignty.

CAP has arrangements with NRC (Natural Resources Canada)
and NWMO to consider nuclear waste management on or near
our communities. Brazeau proposed, “... the 633 native
communities in Canada be reduced to between 60 and 80. The
10 Algonquin reserves in Quebec and Ontario, for example,
would become one. Same for the Cree. The Mohawk. And so
on”.   The guy didn’t consult any of us or visit any of
our communities. Now, if he has any sense, he’d be afraid
to come. He wants to redirect the flow of nearly $10
billion in federal funding for “aboriginal” programs and
services in Canada. He thinks we wont need it because we
are going to liquidated. So he wants the money to go to
the many “aboriginal” that he and Mother Jones have created.   

NWMO wants to store nuclear waste in Indigenous communities
in the Canadian Shield. Sites in NAN (Nishnaabe Aski Nation)
in northern Ontario appear to be the most likely. Ben
Cheechoo and other Indigenous started out defying the
government and defending our people, culture and sovereignty.
They were gradually worn down to accept this senseless
destructive agenda that threatens all of the future
generations on the whole earth. The FSC (Forestry
Stewardship Council of Germany) was instrumental in
Cheechoo’s conversion through agents like Russell Diabo
and David Nahwehgabow. FSC is a private UN backed organization
that is designed to issue permits allowing multinational
companies to cut down old growth forests on Indigenous
lands worldwide. It’s completely illegal!

A telling example of these “courtships” with the Indigenous
is the recent attempted seduction of the Navaho. Areva,
the French nuclear power company, took the council on a
recent trip to Paris. Areva “owns” uranium mines in
northern Saskatchewan. They want the Navaho to put a
nuclear reactor and to do more uranium mining in their
territory in the U.S. southwest.

The Navaho know about the devastation of uranium tailings.
Most want nothing to do with nuclear development.
The same is true of the Ojibwe, Cree and Metis who have
been targeted in northern Canada. Nishnaabe are fully
aware of and suffering from the ongoing poisoning at
Blind River and the tons of nuclear waste at Elliot Lake.

Nuclear promoters like AECL (Atomic Energy Canada Ltd)
and CNSC (Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission) will coo
soothingly, in their brushed suits, carefully coiffed hair
[if they have any] and manicured hands, “There’s no risk”.
They lie while people are slowly dying horrible deaths in
communities like Chalk River and Port Hope near nuclear

How do we stop this madness? We all need the facts about
these dirty deals and sinister schemes. We have to closely
watch and loudly object to those people the government sets
up to “represent” us.

We all have to drastically cut back on our materialistic
lifestyle. Every household could be generating enough
clean energy to power their own grid. We Indigenous
understand this basic and practical way of taking only
what we need and leaving little or no footprint.

The elders are concerned about the future based on our
traditional knowledge. The youth are concerned with
living with the legacy of nuclear waste disposal. Women
are concerned with protecting the clean and safe water
for all people and the environment as this is our traditional
role. [See notes and links below].

Iakoha’ko:wa & MNN Staff Mohawk Nation News
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Notes, Sources and Contacts
In “Eaglefeather News” of Saskatchewan   Very
misleading article. With all the sun, wind and low population, why
would anyone want a nuclear reactor there?

Re CNSC and AECL: MNN spoke with Marc Drolet. Why is it the leaking
NRU reactor still going? Marc passed the buck to AECL. CNSC told
Parliamentarians on Feb 5 that there was no risk. He called it
"concentration". The levels permitted in Canada is 100 times that
allowed in Europe. He disagreed. We emailed him the link for Ace
Hoffman's book. Later he email:   "I suggest you formulate more precise
questions to receive comments from our scientists.   You mention
tritium; and its long-term impact on infants and export-control issues
related to some states that may want to use nuclear technology to less
than peaceful ends. He said, “Our experts provide answers in plain
English”. Marc Drolet, Public Affairs and Media Relations, Canadian
Nuclear Safety Commission, Ottawa, Canada K1P 5S9, 613-947-0442,
Blackberry 613-808-3134, Fax 613-992-2915

Sean Cotnam of AECL said: the reactor was running today and had been
shut down last week for regular maintenance. When would it be shut down
permanently?   "It won't be shut down for a long time, ma'am". He said
the information from the Uof Toronto professor saying that Canada's
tritium level is 100 times that of Europe was incorrect. He said it is
only 70 times that of Europe and 10 times that of the US!!! He is
completely safe living on the Ottawa River and was not worried about his
young children.

India and Pakistan each have about 30 nuclear warheads and have reached
the brink of nuclear war before.   India is buying plenty of military
hardware. Pakistan is the #1 top recipient of US military aid in the
world, receiving about $3.6 billion [New American Century] since 2006.
They also receive aid from the World Bank to build dams and other

US Predator UAV's armed with Hellfire missiles have killed dozens of
people in cross border forays into Pakistan from Afghanistan.

Profiteers in the global nuclear industry include:   WorleyParsons
Canada Ltd. Nuclear Energy, (905) 940-4770 8133 Warden Avenue,
Markham, ON L8G 1B3
Offices worldwide, including 4 in China and one in Canada. 28,000
employees in engineering and construction. Biggest in China. Ready to
build "nuclear parks" deep in the mire of Athabasca oil sands. Their
profits are up 50% over last year.   OTHER SUCKS: Atomic Energy of
Canada Limited (AECL),Organization of CANDU Industries, CAMECO
Corporation, SNC Lavalin Nuclear, Bechtel, Canada China Power Inc.,
Areva of France, Ontario Power Generation, Bruce Power, Power Workers
Union, GE-Hitachi, Hitachi, Comstock, Fox Constructors, Wardrop, The
Society, AMEC, L-3Com, RCM Technologies, B&W, Black & McDonald, Power
Train, Nuvia, NWMO, Hydro-Quebec, HSL, Aecon, Amidyne, CUSW, Industrial
AUdit, McMaster University, UOIT (University of Ontario Industry
Technology), IML, BPR, SWI.
* Canadian Nuclear Association Conference and Trade Show, February 25
-27, Westin Hotel, Ottawa. Canadian Nuclear Association, 130
Albert Street, Suite 1610 Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5G4, 613-237-4262 Fax:
Lisa Raitt, NR Min; MP Halton, (613) 996-2007 MINO/MINO
(613) 996-7046 Fax: (613) 992-0851 EMail: DM Deputy
Minister Doyle, Cassie J. since June, 2006; (613) 992-3280 DMO/DMO [also on board of directors at AECL]
Serge Dupont, Associate Deputy Minister, Natural Resources Canada (613)
996-9753 DMO/DMO
Min. Health Leona Aglukkaq Conservative Constituency: Nunavut,
Telephone: (613) 992-2848 Fax: (613) 996-9764,
HEALTH [WHAT A CONTRADICTION]! Morris Rosenberg, Deputy Minister Health
since December 2004. Deputy Minister Justice and Deputy Attorney
General of Canada from July 1998 to December 2004. 1993 to 1996
Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Economic and Regional Development
Policy, Privy Council Office.   Deputy Minister's Office - Health
Canada, Brooke Claxton Building, Tunney's Pasture, Postal Locator:
0906C, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada > K1A 0K9 Fax: (613) 952-1154
CRITICS OF AECL: Geoff Regan, (613) 996-3085 Fax:
(613) 996-6988,
John Gerretsen MPP Minister of the Environment
George Smitherman MPP Energy & Infr.

CNSC Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission, CNSC Chalk River Laboratories
Site, Building 432 Chalk River, ON K0J 1J0, Telephone: 613-584-7743
Fax: 613-584-9077,;
Marc Drolet, Public relations, 613 947-0442 
AECL Chalk River Laboratories, Chalk River, Ontario Canada K0J 1J0,
Phone: (613) 584-3311, Bill Pilkington, VP, talks to media Ext.#44429
(Sarah), Hugh MacDiarmid, Pres & CEO, Ext.#37330 (Helene)
Glenna Carr, Chair Board of Directors Ext.#37506 (Kimberly), Sean
Cotnam, Public relations direct line: 613 584-8291 Public Requests for Information Toll
free: 1-866-513-AECL (2325)
Media Enquiries Toll free: 1-866-886-2325 Community Enquiries Toll free:
Some Canadian politicians including senators: NOTE: No email or photo
is available for "Senator Brazeau". 613-947-4231 Fax: 613-947-4228, He
is current Member of the following Senate committee(s): Aboriginal
Peoples, Human Rights.


As it appears on news section at

(Neb.)-Crow Butte Ownership, Health Issues To Be Allowed
At Hearing

By: Genell Rothleutner Posted at: 02/11/2009 08:18 AM
CRAWFORD – Foreign ownership of the Crow Butte uranium
mine near Crawford and possible health risks will be allowed
to be discussed at licensing hearing.

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission recently ruled that
opponents of the mine can discuss those issues.

Last summer the commission granted two organizations, the
Western Nebraska Resource Coalition and the Owe Aku/Bring
Back the Way, and Debra White Plume the right to address
issues. They have now granted the Black Hills Delegation
of the Great Sioux Nation Treaty Council standing, as well.

The mine, which is owned by a Canadian company, is seeking
the commissions approval to mine a 2,000 acre area approximately seven
miles north of Crawford. Crow Butte has also announced
its intention to mine other areas near Crawford, including
south of Fort Robinson State Park and northeast of Marsland.


Twenty-Four Things about to become Extinct

24. Yellow Pages: This year will be pivotal for the global
Yellow Pages industry. Much like newspapers, print Yellow
Pages will continue to bleed dollars to their various digital
counterparts, from Internet Yellow Pages (IYPs), to local
search engines and combination search/listing services.
One research firm predicts the fall off in usage of
newspapers and print. Yellow Pages could even reach 10%
this year - much higher than the 2%-3% fade rate seen in
past years.

23. Classified Ads: The Internet has made so many things
obsolete that newspaper classified ads might sound like
just another trivial item on a long list. But this is one
of those harbingers of the future that could signal the end of
civilization as we know it. The argument is that if newspaper
classifieds are replaced by free online listings at sites
like and Google Base, then newspapers are not
far behind them.

22. Movie Rental Stores: While Netflix is looking up at the
moment, Blockbuster keeps closing store locations by the
hundreds. It still has about 6,000 left across the world,
but those keep dwindling and the stock is down considerably
in 2008, especially since the company gave up a quest of
Circuit City. Movie Gallery, which owned the Hollywood Video
brand, closed up shop earlier this year. Countless small
video chains and mom-and-pop stores have given up the ghost

21. Dial-up Internet Access: Dial-up connections have fallen
from 40% in 2001 to 10% in 2008. The combination of affordable
high speed Internet and the disappearing home phone have all
but pounded the final nail in the coffin of dial-up Internet

20. Phone Landlines: According to a survey from the National
Center for Health Statistics, at the end of 2007 nearly one
in six homes used cell-only and, of those homes that had
landlines one in eight only received calls on their cells.

19. Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs: Maryland's icon, the blue
crab, has been fading away in Chesapeake Bay. Last year
Maryland saw the lowest harvest (22 million pounds) since
1945. Just four decades ago the bay produced 96 million
pounds. The population is down 70% since 1990, when they
first did a formal count. There are only about 120 million
crabs in the bay and they think they need 200 million for
a sustainable population. Overfishing, pollution, invasive
species and global warming get the blame.

18. VCRs: For the better part of three decades, the VCR was a
best-seller and staple in every American household until being
completely decimated by the DVD, and now the Digital Video Recorder
(DVR). In fact, the only remnants of the VHS age at your local Wal-Mart
or Radio Shack are blank VHS tapes these days. Pre-recorded VHS tapes
are largely gone and VHS decks are practically nowhere to be found. They
served us so well.

17. Ash Trees: In the late 1990s, a pretty green species of beetle, now
known as the emerald ash borer, hitched a ride to North America with ash
wood products imported from eastern Asia . In less than a decade, its
larvae have killed millions of trees in the Midwest, and continue to
spread. They've killed more than 30 million ash trees in southeastern
Michigan alone, with tens of millions more lost in Ohio and Indiana.
More than 7.5 billion ash trees are currently at risk.

16. Ham Radio: Amateur radio operators enjoy personal (and often
worldwide) wireless communications with each other and are able to
support their communities with emergency and disaster communications if
necessary, while increasing their personal knowledge of electronics and
radio theory. However, proliferation of the Internet and its popularity
among youth has caused the decline of amateur radio. In the past five
years alone, the number of people holding active ham radio licenses has
dropped by 50,000, even though Morse code is no longer a requirement.

15. The Swimming Hole: Thanks to our litigious society, swimming holes
are becoming a thing of the past. Swimming hole owners, like Robert
Every in High Falls, N.Y., are shutting them down out of worry that if
someone gets hurt they'll sue. And that's exactly what happened near
Seattle. The city of Bellingham was sued by Katie Hofstetter who was
paralyzed in a fall at a popular swimming hole in Whatcom Falls Park. As
injuries occur and lawsuits follow, expect more swimming holes to post
'Keep out!' signs.

14. Answering Machines: The increasing disappearance of answering
machines is directly tied to No 20 our list - the decline of landlines.
According to USA Today, the number of homes that only use cell phones
jumped 159% between 2004 and 2007. It has been particularly bad in New
York ; since 2000, landline usage has dropped 55% It's logical that as
cell phones rise, many of them replacing traditional landlines, that
there will be fewer answering machines.

13. Cameras That Use Film: It doesn't require a statistician to prove
the rapid disappearance of the film camera in America. Just look to
companies like Nikon, the professional's choice for quality camera
equipment. In 2006, it announced that it would stop making film cameras,
pointing to the shrinking market - only 3% of its sales in 2005,
compared to 75% of sales from digital cameras and equipment.

12. Incandescent Bulbs: Before a few years ago, the standard 60-watt
(or, yikes, 100-watt) bulb was the mainstay of every U.S. home. With the
green movement and all-things-sustainable-energy crowd, the Compact
Fluorescent Lightbulb (CFL) is largely replacing the older, Edison-era
incandescent bulb. The EPA reports that 2007 sales for Energy Star CFLs
nearly doubled from 2006, and these sales accounted for approximately 20
percent of the U.S. light bulb market. And according to USA Today, a new
energy bill plans to phase out incandescent bulbs in the next four to 12

11. Stand-Alone Bowling Alleys: BowlingBalls.US claims there are still
60 million Americans who bowl at least once a year, but many are not
bowling in stand-alone bowling alleys. Today most new bowling alleys are
part of facilities for all types or recreation including laser tag,
go-karts, bumper cars, video game arcades, climbing walls and glow
miniature golf. Bowling lanes also have been added to many
non-traditional venues such as adult communities, hotels and resorts,
and gambling casinos.

10. The Milkman: According to the USDA, in 1950 over half of the milk
delivered was to the home in quart bottles. By 1963 it was about a third
and by 2001, it represented only 0.4% percent. Today most milk is sold
through supermarkets in gallon jugs. The steady decline in
home-delivered milk is blamed on the rise of the supermarket, better
home refrigeration and longer-lasting milk. Although some milkmen still
make the rounds in pockets of the U.S, they are certainly a dying breed.

9. Hand-Written Letters: In 2006, the Radicati Group estimated that,
worldwide, 183 billion e-mails were sent each day. That's two million
each second. By November of 2007, an estimated 3.3 billion Earthlings
owned cell phones, and 80% of the world's population had access to cell
phone coverage. In 2004, half-a-trillion text messages were sent, and
the number has no doubt increased exponentially since then. So where
amongst this is there room for the elegant, polite hand-written letter?

8. Wild Horses: It is estimated that 100 years ago, as many as two
million horses were roaming free within the US. In 2001, National
Geographic estimated that the wild horse population had decreased to
about 50,000 head. Currently, the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory
board states that there are 32,000 free roaming horses in 10 Western
states, half of them residing in Nevada. The BLM is seeking to reduce
the total number of free range horses to 27,000, possibly by selective

7. Personal Checks: According to an American Bankers Assoc. report, a
net 23% of consumers plan to decrease their use of checks over the next
two years, while a net 14% plan to increase their use of PIN debit. Bill
payment remains the last stronghold of paper-based payments - for the
time being. Checks continue to be the most commonly used bill payment
method, with 71% of consumers paying at least one recurring bill per
month by writing a check. However, on a bill-by-bill basis, checks
account for only 49% of consumers' recurring bill payments (down from
72% in 2001 and 60% in 2003).

6. Drive-in Theaters: During the peak in 1958, there were more than
4,000 drive-in theaters in this country, but in 2007 only 405 drive-ins
were still operating. Exactly zero new drive-ins have been built since

5. Mumps & Measles: The measles and mumps are actually disappearing
from the United States. In 1964, 212,000 cases of mumps were reported in
the U.S. By 1983, this figure had dropped to 3,000, thanks to a vigorous
vaccination program. Prior to the introduction of the measles vaccine,
approximately half a million cases of measles were reported in the U.S.
annually, resulting in 450 deaths. In 2005, only 66 cases were recorded.

4. Honey Bees: Perhaps nothing on our list of disappearing America is
so dire; plummeting so enormously; and so necessary to the survival of
our food supply as the honey bee. 'Colony Collapse Disorder,' or CCD,
has spread throughout the U.S and Europe over the past few years, wiping
out 50% to 90% of the colonies of many beekeepers.

3. News Magazines and TV News: While the TV evening newscasts haven't
gone anywhere over the last several decades, their audiences have. In
1984, in a story about the diminishing returns of the evening news, the
New York Times reported that all three network evening-news programs
combined had only 40.9 million viewers. Today, they have half that.

2. Analog TV: According to the Consumer Electronics Association, 85% of
homes in the U.S. get their television programming through cable or
satellite providers. For the remaining 15% - or 13 million individuals -
who are using rabbit ears or a large outdoor antenna to get their local
stations, change is in the air. If you are one of these people you'll
need to get a new TV or a converter box in order to get the new stations
which will only be broadcast in digital.

1. The Family Farm: Since the 1930s, the number of family farms has been
declining rapidly. According to the USDA, 5.3 million farms dotted the
nation in 1950, but this number had declined to 2.1 million by the 2003
farm census (data from the 2007 census hasn't yet been published).
Ninety-one percent of the U.S. farms are small family farms.

Brian Beaudrie
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Director, NH-Impact Center
Plymouth State University


Posted by: "O.L"
Fri Mar 20, 2009 8:29 am (PDT)
Howka Friends and Relatives:

The following represents action still needs to be taken, we have much
work to do. When it comes to Native Justice in America we must stand
together where we can. This is one way we can take action. 1.) Write a
letter to D.A. office in Montana 2.) Call and express your concern to
the following:

Your one little voice is equivalent to 10,000 people!!! What we want to
do is shed light on the issues!! We want someone to hear us and take

Urge that transparency in the state of Montana re Native People in the
Justice system must be examined---- -

AskDOJ @usdoj. gov---U.S State you want justice for Native
people all over the country.

The D.A. inspector office to file an inquiry regarding the abuse(let
them know that it needs to be investigated) : inspector.general@

D.A Office in--Helena
901 Front St.
Rm 1100
Helena, MT 59626
(406) 457-5120
TTY (406) 457-5126

Eyaay Ahun,


----- Original Message -----
From: rose main
Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2009 10:55 AM
Subject: suicide in hill county jail

a young indian male (25 years old) recently hung himself in
the hill county jail where james main jr has been incarcerated
for over 2 years. at least, that's what the jail says he did.
i know his young man's mother well as she is also the mother
of james main jr's only daughter. i attended this young man's
wake services and reluctantly, at the request of his mother,
viewed him as he lay in his casket. he had bumps on his
forehead, a bruised eyelid, and bruised swollen nose. he
was in 24 hour lock down, and supposedly under 24 hour watch,
when he "hung himself". if anyone out there may want to help
demand an outside investigation, or whatever needs to be
done--let me know. when this happened my mother immediately
said, "i hope they don't do something to lil jim like this".
my father died with some disappointment with iitc and its
lack of support for jim jr's case, so i am not too optimistic
about a whole lot of outside help. but i will keep trying
until i find someone willing to come and stand with us in
montana, especially havre, montana. i am thankful to the 2
un delegates who came for jim jr's trial. jim jr did not
kill anyone and will maintain his innocence to his death.
i know him, he's my lil brother!


Former FBI Chief Urges President Obama to Keep Leonard
Peltier Behind Bars
Peachtree City, GA
March 17 2009

Contact: James Simon at jamessimon500@

March 17, 2009 – Former FBI Special Agent in Charge Joseph H. Trimbach
has asked President Obama to reject all petitions
for executive clemency for Leonard Peltier, a member of the A
merican Indian Movement convicted in the 1975 murders of two
federal agents.

In a strongly worded two-page letter, dated January 20, 2009, Trimbach
called on the President to deny requests for clemency
on the grounds that Peltier is guilty and unrepentant. This
follows recent news that in his final days in office,
President Bush formally rejected Peltier’s petition for
freedom, thereby requiring Peltier to refile his request
with the Obama administration. Peltier’s supporters hope
President Obama will invoke his executive powers and grant
an immediate pardon which would override current time
limitations in the petition process. Calling his recent move
a “charm offensive” designed to fool the President, Trimbach
wrote that releasing Peltier would be “an abomination of
justice” and “have far-reaching ramifications for your administration,
for the FBI, and for the people of Indian
Country.” In his letter, Trimbach recalled being shot at
as he and his fellow agents chased Peltier and his accomplices
into the hills south of the village of Oglala, on the Pine
Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Trimbach detailed several
items that he says substantiate Peltier’s guilt as the
triggerman, including Peltier’s boast about shooting one
of the agents, recalled under oath by a witness in another
trial.. He further stated that information made public since Peltier’s
conviction strongly validates the guilty verdict
rendered in 1977. Specifically, Trimbach said that every
judge who has heard or reviewed the case has concluded
that Peltier was fairly tried and fairly convicted. Trimbach
told the President that many well-intentioned people have
been fooled by Peltier’s persona as a “political prisoner,”
a manufactured identity that has bilked millions of donors
out of millions of dollars for Peltier’s defense fund.
Peltier is supported by Robert Redford, David Geffen, and
other Hollywood celebrities who say the 64-year old inmate
should be released due to humanitarian reasons.

Trimbach’s web site, americanindianmafia .com, features
a video which shows Peltier apparently
contradicting himself over the course of several interviews.
Through his blog site, aimmythbusters. com, administered
by James Simon, Trimbach argues that Peltier’s lawyers
have merely sealed their client’s fate by encouraging his
dishonesty and denial. “Every time an inconvenient truth
exposes one of his falsehoods, he changes his story” says
Trimbach, adding that only prisoners who admit their guilt
and ask for forgiveness should be considered for parole or
pardon. Peltier claimed for many years that another man,
known as Mr. X, was guilty of executing Agents Ron Williams
and Jack Coler. An interview of a masked X was shown on 60
Minutes in 1991. The story was later exposed as a hoax,
designed to persuade then President Clinton that Peltier
was innocent. Clinton left office without acting on the
Peltier case.

In a separate letter to Congressman John Conyers, Trimbach
cited Peltier’s 1993 Parole Board which concluded that
his aiding and abetting conviction belied the greater
probability that Peltier himself fired the fatal shots,
all delivered at point-blank range. Evidence presented at
Peltier’s trial included a shell casing found at the
murder scene, which matched over a hundred shell casings
found nearby and ejected from Peltier’s weapon, an AR-15
assault rifle. The weapon was recovered three months later
after the car it was in, laden with gunpowder and weapons,
exploded on a Texas highway. A recent message from Peltier
to his supporters opened with the words, “May Death Be
Upon You, FBI.” Trimbach responded by writing, “On June
26, 1975, Leonard Peltier surely brought death to the FBI.”

Joseph Trimbach presents other evidence against Peltier in
his book, American Indian Mafia, An FBI Agent’s True Story
About Wounded Knee, Leonard Peltier, and the American
Indian Movement (AIM). He may be reached through his
public relations service found at ExpertClick. com
(keywords: AIM Myth Busters) and his web site,
americanindianmafia .com.

For a book summary, see outskirtspress. com/americanindi anmafia.

John Trimbach
Trimbach & Associates, Inc.
Peachtree City,
Phone : 770-883-5086
Fax : 770-631-3696


Calling for Submissions! URBAN REZ issue!

Hey SNAG Fans....


We're seeking writing & photos related to modern Native culture, youth
culture, movements/organizin g going on that youth have thoughts on...

that means to you - send us items related to it! Some topics
we're interested in seeing writing about:

How are you living your culture today?
What's a day in your life as a young Native person?
What's the new fashion, slang, dances, on your rez or in your
What are you up to that's promoting/helping your people?
What struggles/problems do you see around you?
What's your "letter to the president" ?

We want more writing from people 18 and under this time around...
If you're a teacher - get your Native kids writing/taking photos/making

How to send us your submissions

Send us images saved at 300 resolution jpg & size 8" by 5"

Send us your writing pasted or preferably in a word document


Send us your song to be considered for the SNAG compilation CD. Either
email us your Myspace page with the name of the song we can downloads,
or mail us a CD with the song to:

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Our latest issue: POWER FROM THE WOMB + Music CD #3 is on sale now!
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Notices, Events or Charity notes:

As always, please use your own judgement on
all of these things. I do not vouch for any
of these events or efforts. They are posted
FYI only:


Please sign this online petition. It's very important
for those of us who care about such things. Fort
Ancient is a world class and recognized heritage site.
It's our duty to protect it. Thanks!
Save Ft. Ancient Historical Site, OHS Petition


SAN DIEGO CA   92105
619 281-5964 ext. 104

Representatives of Native American organizations and individuals
interested in advancing the Native American community are invited
to attend the monthly meetings of the Council of American Indian
Organizations of San Diego County

New Location!
CHAIR Election
Friday, March 27, 2009
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Revere Center, 6735 Gifford Dr .
San Diego CA 92111
Take 163, exit Genesse West, to Linda Vista Rd. South,
turn Rt. Comstock, left Gifford Way

Our purpose is to gather American Indian organizations for
round table updates and discussions on community concerns
and projects. Our goal is to maintain effective networking
meetings in order to improve communication and strengthen
mutual support for the benefit and empowerment of the Native
American community. The Council also serves as a unified
advocate voice for community issues requiring our intervention.
Meetings are held the fourth Friday of the month except for
November and December when the Council sponsors the
Community Holiday Dinners.

Participating Groups:
American Indian Chamber of Commerce of CA, American Indian
Community Foundation, American Indian Movement, American
Indian Recruitment Program, American Indian Source, American
Indian Studies – SDSU, Indian Training Trust Fund, American
Indian Warriors Association, California Indian Environmentalists,
Explorers Club, Grossmont College Cross Cultural Studies,
Tribal Indian Nurses Association, Hummingbird Consulting,
Indian Education Program – SDUSD, Indian Human Resource
Center, Tonkawa Seniors, American Indian Health Center,
Institute for American Indian Life, Indian Voices, Kid
Korps Native American Chapter, Southern Indian Health
Council, Kumeyaay Community College, Leonard Peltier
Defense Committee, MS Choctaw of California, Native
American Ministries, Native Americans Council, Peace and
Dignity Project, Native American Women’s Intertribal
Circle, Santa Ysabel Band of Diegueno Indians, Society
for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in
Science - Mesa College, Taspan Consultants, Sycuan
Intertribal Vocational Rehabilitation, Citizen Potawatomi
Nation – So. Ca. Region Office


The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian
announced today the following eight recipients of the
2009 Visual and Expressive Arts Program:

Visual Arts
Diane Glancy (Cherokee), Shawnee Mission , Kansas
Kaha:wi Dance Theatre, Toronto , Ontario
Monique Mojica (Kuna/Rappahannock)
JudyLee Oliva (Chickasaw Nation)

Expressive Arts
School of Advance Research, Indian Arts Research Center,
Santa Fe , NM
Visible Arts Society/DBA Grunt Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia
University of Wisconsin , Madison , Wisconsin
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose , California

Leonda Levchuk (Navajo)
Public Affairs Specialist
National Museum of the American Indian
(202) 633-6613


2009 American Rock Art Research Association Conference

Details in PDF format link below....


Curt and Shelia Hansen will be hosting the Animal Spirit
Healing Dance at their farm in Delaplane, Virginia on April 18th.

This dance has been the journey of Gary FourStar and his
wife, Debbie.

Spanning some 25 years of work to bring back this wonderful
healing ceremony to the people. This is the first time it is
being brought to our area and we are honored to be a part of gathering
the people together in this spiritual way.

We will be needing lots of volunteers and there are areas of
interest for all to participate. There will be dancers and participants
flying in from all points on turtle island. We
will be erecting 3 sweat lodges as well as a dance arbor.
Our intention is to let as many as possible sweat prior to
the ceremony itself. In addition, because of the interest
we have received in this event, we will be holding circles
during the day to allow the representatives from the various
nations and special interest groups an opportunity for
sharing. Some of these circles are already being organized.
If you would like to call a circle or have a suggestion for
one please let us know as soon as possible so that there will
be time and space to accommodate your request.

The following yahoo group will be used to post updates and
as a contact point:

In addition we are welcoming all drums and singers for a
special social gathering Friday the 17th, during the day on
the 18th and for the closing ceremonies on the 19th.

The ceremony will be free of charge and open to all people
regardless of race or religion. The rules of ceremony to
apply ... no alcohol,no drugs, no weapons of any kind, no
profanity, no violence, etc.

It is our sincere hope that this ceremony will benefit all
who attend, extend our family circle, bring greater
understanding and cooperation, and help to heal the sacred hoop.

All Life Is Sacred
Curt and Shelia


University of California, Irvine
2009 Summer Program

American Indian Summer Institute in Computer Sciences: Saturday, June 27
- Sunday, July 12

Academic experience in a college setting: Students will be
staying at the UCI dormitories. During the day, students will
participate in computer science course and interactive presentations
throughout UC, Irvine. In the afternoons, they will engage in cultural
workshops and activities as well as field trips and social events. The
program will end with a symposium where students will present their work
as well as a closing ceremony with awards for outstanding students.

AISICS is a two-week residential summer program where students will work
with professors, college students, and invited American Indian community
members to develop interactive story projects that combine computer game
technology with traditional American Indian culture. At AISICS, students
will learn about computer science and technology fields and they will be
introduced to a university environment. In the Communication Skills
segment of the program, students will write down traditional stories,
create videos to post on YouTube, give short presentations to other
students, and complete a college application form.

All students in the program will receive follow-up mentorship by UCI
staff and students throughout their remaining years of high school,
which will include guidance in choosing their coursework, financial aid,
and applying to a university.

Participants must satisfy the following criteria:
(1) have the desire to contribute to the American Indian community,
(2) plan to enroll in an institution of higher education,
(3) be a currently enrolled 8th - 12th grade student, and
(4) have an overall GPA of 2.5 or above (preferred, but not required).


No cost to you! The Summer Program will cover most expenses during the
week. These include: housing, daily meals, course books, school
supplies, and transportation during program activities. (Note:
Participants are responsible for transportation to and from UCI.
Transportation scholarships are available.)

Transportation Scholarships are available for $100-$600. Please note
that you will be reimbursed at the END of the program.
You or your parents must arrange for your transportation to and from the
program ahead of time. If you apply for the
scholarship, you may be contacted for an interview.

1. The completed application form
2. Submit your current academic transcript
3. Submit one recommendation form completed by a teacher, advisor,
or counselor (recommendation form attached).
4. Write a one page personal statement telling us your reasons
for wanting to participate in the program(s). If your GPA or
courses do not meet the requirements, you should discuss this in
your essay.
5. OPTIONAL: If applying for a transportation scholarship,
include an essay describing the financial hardships in your
life (approximately 1 page). You may be contacted for an

Mail, fax, or email application to:

UCI American Indian Resource Program
Center for Educational Partnerships
5171 California Ave., Suite 150
Irvine, CA 92697-2505 (949) 824-0291
Fax (949) 824-8219


"American Indian Society of Washington DC"

AIS Meetings 1st Wed. of every month:
Apr 1/May 6/Jun 3/Jul 1/Aug 5/Sep 2/Oct 7/Nov 4/Dec 2
The Church of St. Clement Episcopal, 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA

Baltimore American Indian Center Cultural Classes – Tuesdays from
6:00-9:00 pm
Baltimore American Indian Center, 113 South Broadway, Baltimore, MD

Membership/$15 Individual

Membership/$17 newsletter subscription only. Memberships include 1
newsletter subscription.

Send to: American Indian Society of Washington DC, PO Box 6431, Falls
Church, VA 22040-6431

Apr 25 – 9th Annual American Indian Pow Wow, A Celebration of Life for
All People, 11:00

am-6:00 pm, Red Wing Park, Virginia Beach, VA. Info at:,
email: fun @

or call special events office at 757.427.2939.

Jun 19-21 - Buffalo Messangers & The Woodland Zoo present The Second
Annual Intertribal

Buffalo Nation Powwow Woodland Zoo, 3400 National Pike (Rt. 40)
Farmington, PA 15437.

Info/flyer at email:
moreinfo @
Admission/Parking: $12.00 adults/$8.00 children/under 5 free/camping
$10.00 per day. Family

of 4 package: $55.00 includes concert, powwow (both days), zoo access,
camping (all dancers

free admission to concert/powwow/camping/zoo). 20th, Saturday - 7 pm to
8 pm The John

Wyrick Band ( ) opening for Bill
Miller (8-10 pm) ( )

Jun 27-28 - Shenandoah Valley Pow Wow, Silver Phoenix Indian Trading
Post, Mt. Jackson, VA

(1371 Caverns Road, Quicksburg, VA 22847) - Take I-81 Exit 269
Shenandoah Caverns exit.

Contact: 540-477-9616 or

Aug 8-9, 2009 - SAVE THE DATE: American Indian Inter-Tribal Cultural
Organization (AIITCO)

2009 Pow Wow. NEW LOCATION: Calvert County Fairgrounds, 140 Calvert
Fair Drive, Prince

Frederick, MD 20678. Camping for vendors/dancers on grounds. Info:

tsalagi1947 @ or call AIITCO’s voice line for updates:



Buffalo Messangers and The Woodland Zoo present
The Second Annual Intertribal
Buffalo Nation Powwow
Woodland Zoo, 3400 National Pike (Rt. 40)
Farmington, PA 15437

June 19-21, 2009

Info/flyer at
email: moreinfo @

Only Flags and Staffs of the Indigenous First Nations will
be posted at this event. This is a Native Event, and will be presented
as such. If you carry a staff, or you have a Nation
Flag you would like to post, please let us know at the above
email address.

More info about the curious births of the white and the black
buffalos is at and

ADMISSION & PARKING: $12.00 adults/$8.00 children. Camping
$10.00 per day, Children under 5 free.

FAMILY of 4 PACKAGE: $55.00 Includes concert, powwow (both
days), full zoo access, camping

19th, Friday - Informal gathering at sweatlodge fire. Free to everyone.

20th, Saturday - Grand Entry at Noon, Dinner break 3 - 4, Close at 6:00

20th, Saturday - 7 pm to 8 pm The John Wyrick Band opening for Bill
Miller ( )

20th, Saturday - 8 pm to 10 pm - Bill Miller

BILL MILLER has won two Grammys for Best Native American Music Album in
the past two years as well as being honored with 7 different Native
American Music Awards and most recently the NAMA Lifetime Achievement
( )

21st, Sunday - Grand Entry at Noon, Close at 5:00 pm Exhibition dances
throughout the day. Possible meet and greet with Bill Miller

21st, Sunday - 6 pm to 7 pm Dan LaVoie, opening for N8V ( )

21st, Sunday - 7 pm to 9 pm N8V

N8V, winners of the Best Rock Award @ the 2008 West Coast American
Indian Music Awards, N8V is a Seattle-based rock band whose roots go
back to Kodiak Island, Alaska.
( )



ispmb @
WE are happy to report that we have two photos in National Geographic's
February edition.

If you click on the first photo and the eight photo in the
photo gallery, it will enlarge the photo. The first photo
is of our Gila stallions in a real battle of dominance over
a harem. The other photo is of a Gila mare and me taken
last summer.

Photographer, Melissa Farlow has done an outstanding job.

I hope you enjoy.

Karen A. Sussman
President, ISPMB
PO Box 55
Lantry, SD 57636-0055
Tel: 605.964.6866
Cell: 605.430.2088
Saving America's Wild Horses and Burros since 1960


Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation presents the
9th Annual Pow Wow

Saturday, April 25, 2009
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Red Wing Park
Virginia Beach, VA

Free admission and on-site parking

For information contact:
Virginia Beach
Parks & Recreation
Special Events Office
757.427.2939 (tty: dial 711)
fun @


Please sign this petition and invite everyone to do so:

Prevent Hate Crimes, Destruction and Desecration On The
Schaghticoke Reservation in Kent, CT
Petition to Connecticut Govenor Jodi


http://gormanmuseum .ucdavis. edu/

Visual Sovereignty: International Indigenous Photography

In artist panel session, Native American, First Nations,
Inuit, Aboriginal and Maori photographers will speak about
their artwork and experiences within the field of Indigenous

When: Sa, 4/4, 9am-4pm and Su, 4/5, 10am-2pm
Location hours: noon-5pm M-F and 2-5pm Su
Posted by: SN&R Calendar Editor
Ages: 18 and up

C.N. Gorman Museum
1 Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-6567


Karuk Tribe


For Immediate Release: March 3, 2009

For more information:
Craig Tucker, Spokesman, Karuk Tribe, cell 916-207-8294

Recreational Miners attack traditional indian
salmon fishing

Miners file vengeful petition asking state officials to shut down Karuk
Tribe’s last dip net site

Happy Camp, CA – Since the arrival of miners in the mid 1800’s
the Karuk Tribe has lost nearly everything. Once the lone
occupants of over 1.4 million acres of the Middle Klamath
Basin, the Karuk had over 100 villages and associated fishing
sites. A peaceful society blessed with an abundance of acorns,
fish, and game, early observers described the Karuk as the
wealthiest people in North America. Today, nearly 90% of
Karuks living in ancestral territory live below the poverty
level and Tribal members have access to only one fishery.
Yesterday, a recreational gold mining club called The New
49ers challenged the Tribe’s right to fish there.

Karuk fishermen use traditional dip nets to fish for migrating
salmon as they navigate the rapids at Ishi Pishi Falls near
Somes Bar, California. Salmon are harvested for subsistence
and ceremonial use only and the Tribe rarely harvests more
than 200 fish. This falls far short of meeting the Tribes’
needs as there are 4,200 members.

In a press release, the miners charge that the Karuk Tribe
is guilty of “widespread and wanton” killing of salmon.

“These accusations are ridiculous,” responded Leaf Hillman,
Vice-chair of the Karuk Tribe. “Our fishery is gear limited.
This means that because we use traditional dip nets, we can
only catch a very small percentage of fish that are coming
up the falls. This is by design. The creator taught us to
use dip nets in order to not over harvest fish. We would not
have survived here for thousands of years had we abused this privilege
granted to us by the Creator.”

Although many Tribes in the Pacific Northwest use gill nets
that are strung across the river, the Karuk do not. Karuk
fishermen stand on rocks and dip large nets on poles into the
river to catch fish. Hillman noted, “Our fishery is non-lethal.
This allows us to selectively harvest fish. In other words,
we release ESA listed Coho and smaller chinook back into the
river unharmed and we eat the rest. It also provides
opportunities to tag fish for purposes of conducting
scientific studies.”

The New 49ers’ petition to Fish and Game comes in retribution
to the Tribe’s recent effort to restrict suction dredge mining
in areas that serve as critical habitat for ESA listed coho
and other fish listed as ‘species of special concern’ under
the California ESA. This includes Pacific lamprey and green

Suction dredges are powered by gas or diesel engines that are
mounted on floating pontoons in the river. Attached to the
engine is a powerful vacuum hose which the dredger uses to
suction up the gravel and sand (sediment) from the bottom of
the river. The material passes through a sluice box where
heavier gold particles can settle into a series of riffles.
The rest of the gravel is simply dumped back into the river.
Often this reintroduces mercury left over from historic
mining operations to the water column threatening
communities downstream. Depending on size, location and
density of these machines they can turn a clear running
mountain stream into a murky watercourse unfit for swimming.

Suction dredging is a recreational activity that has been
popularized in recent years by hobby groups and clubs such
as The New 49ers.

In 2005 the Karuk Tribe sued Fish and Game for allowing the
practice of suction dredge mining to occur in areas known to
be critical habitat for endangered and at-risk species. At
the time, Fish and Game officials submitted declarations to
the Court admitting that suction dredge mining under its
current regulations violates CEQA and Fish and Game Code
§§5653 and 5653.9 (the statues which authorize the Department
to issue permits for suction dredging under certain conditions) because
the activity causes deleterious harm to fish –
including endangered fish, such as the Coho salmon.

The suit ended in a court order directing Fish and Game to
conduct a CEQA review and amend its regulations by June 20,
2008. Fish and Game has yet to initiate the process to change
rules. Earlier this year the Tribe sued Fish and Game again
in an effort to force immediate protections for fish.

The miners’ suit over the Karuk fishery is retaliation for
the Karuks’ efforts. "Rather than address the issue head on,
the miner's attorney has resorted to threats and intimidation,"
said Zeke Grader, of the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's
Associations. "People would not tolerate someone ripping up
their yards or their crops in the field, but that's exactly
what the miners are doing to the salmon the tribes and fishermen depend
on. It's got to stop."

“We just want to do what we where doing when the first wave
of miners showed up in 1850 – fish and feed our families.
Over the last 150 years miners have taken nearly everything
from the Karuk People. We will not allow them to take our
last fishery,” concluded Hillman.

To date, Fish and Game has made no public comment regarding
the miners’ petition.

# # #

Editor’s note: for a picture of a suction dredge or a Karuk
dip net fishermen in action, email request to ctucker @karuk. us

Recent press releases and documents related to this issue can
be found at: http://www.karuk. us/press/ mining.php

S. Craig Tucker, Ph.D.
Klamath Campaign Coordinator
Karuk Tribe of California
NEW NUMBER home office: 707-839-1982
Tribal office in Orleans: 530-627-3446 x3027
cell: 916-207-8294
ctucker @karuk. us


The Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe is proud to present:

The 17th Annual Ohlone "Big Time" Gathering & Pow Wow

Friday April 24th, 2009 - 6pm to 10pm
Saturday April 25th, 2009 - 11am to 10pm
Sunday April 26th, 2009 - 10am to Dusk

Head Staff:
MC: Saginaz Grant ~ Sac Fox
Arena Director: Victor Chavez ~ Navajo
Headman Dancer: Tony Littlehawk ~ Tsalagi/Grovon
Headwoman Dancer: Josie Villa ~ Apache
Headboy Dancer: Shiigo Lechuga Yellowhorse ~ Apache
HeadGirl Dancer: Lizet Whitehorse ~ Apache/Cherokee
Whipman: Roger Slaughter ~ Mohawk
Spiritual Advisor: Robertjohn Knapp ~ Ohlone
Host Drum: Wild Horse Singers

Special Presentations By:
Terry Goedel ~ Yakama
Champion Native American Hoop Dance
The Costanoan Rumsen Humaya Singers & Dancers

Hosted by:
THE COSTANOAN RUMSEN CARMEL TRIBE & Downtown Pomona Business Owners
240 E 1st St. (between Gary & Gibbs)
Pomona, Calif. 91766

For general information including vendor availability regarding
this event please contact our tribal office at 1(909) 623~7889
or by email at rumsen @ (take out spaces)

Drugs and Alcohol will not be tolerated on the premises!

The Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe / People of California
Heritage are not responsible for theft, loss or damages.


From: Lisa Banister 
Date: February 11, 2009 10:29:37 AM PST
Subject: Native American Artists wanted

I work for a small company in New Mexico who will be running
the gift shop at Muir Woods National Monument in May. We are
very familiar with Native American handcrafts, but most of
our contacts are in New Mexico and Arizona. We believe in
eco-stewardship and promoting the local artisans at our
businesses, therefore we are looking for contacts of Native
American artists in the area. We are especially interested
in Pomo baskets or other Pomo handcrafts, Coastal Miwok and
Yurok handcrafts, but are also interested in all other local
tribal affiliations and art. I have attached a flyer for
distribution and can be reached at lisabanister@,
575-479-1629, or 575-491-3051. Please feel free to distribute
and post these flyers and contact me if you have any questions. Thanks
for your help and cooperation!

Lisa Banister


Lupe Dancing Bear, Kumeyaay
Posted by: "Corina" corinajroberts
Sun Feb 8, 2009 2:44 pm (PST)

Lupe Dancing Bear, Kumeyaay
Lupe Dancing Bear, of the Kumeyaay Nation, made an unexpected
journey to the Spirit World on Friday, February 6.

Lupe had been suffering from a number of life threatening
medical conditions, including a malfunctioning liver that was
putting a burden on his heart. He was returning home with his
wife from his first dialysis treatment when Lupe suffered a
massive heart attack.

At this time I do not know of any arrangement details. Lupe
had hoped to host a traditional gathering in the spring and
was in the process of planning it.

The last time I saw Lupe was at the Redbird powwow in 2008. He
came with his father. On Friday night he joined the flute circle. There
were a number of talented musicians, some well known,
others not. When Lupe began to play we stopped what we were
doing and listened. And then he sang, accopello, and we ladies
melted into a collective heap. Lupe was a talented flutist,
but above all, he had a voice.

He had the kind of voice that could easily carry you back to
the days when a man might play the flute and sing a song to
win the woman of his heart's desire.

Later in the weekend Bruce Hamilton caught a picture of Lupe
and I talking for a brief moment before I started off to attend
to heaven knows what. I was tired and starting to stress a little bit. I
was having trouble staying focused. Shortly after Bruce
took the picture, Lupe took the hat I'm wearing in the photo.
He took it to uncap some of the building pressure in my head.
It was a powerful gesture. I calmed down a little after that.

Early Sunday morning Lupe got some terrible news. His daughter
had been murdered by here fiancé. On Sunday afternoon we had
an honoring song for Lupe and his family. One person said to
me "he is truly a spiritual person to be able to cope with
this with such dignity". Another person said to me "I don't
believe his daughter was murdered. No one could withstand
that kind of news and stand up the way he is standing."

Truthfully, standing up was never hard for the soul inside
of Lupe's body. It was the body itself that could barely stand.
In a series of photos taken by Charlene White at Redbird, Lupe
busts a move for her. It is but one or two steps, with the
aid of a cane. But when he was done he stood tall and smiled.
It was what his body could do. Inside, his spirit danced.

Lupe had a lot of plans. I know he planned on being at
Redbird this year. He wanted his drum to be the host drum.
Stone Cloud is the drum Lupe started many years ago, now a
family drum where he and his wife and children sit and sing

"California Nations", a song known to all of us who have
shared the dance arena here in California, was Lupe's creation.
I can hear that song now...

California Nations....
Kumeyaay, Modoc, Chukchansee. ..
Chumash-Miwok- Yokut....

The only contact person I have for Lupe and his family is Bobbi Sanchez.
If you would like to find out if there will be a memorial please call
Bobbi at (818)209-1985.
Photos of Lupe from the Redbird Powwow can be seen in the album bearing
his name at www.myspace. com/redbirdsvisi on


Native Voice Needs Help

News From Native California needs Your Help! Dig deep my
friends and family this magazine is an important voice for all Natives
in California:

From Margaret Durbin, Editor News From Native California

Dear friends,
Happy New Year, I hope you are all doing well! Thank you all
for your recent contributions to News from Native California.
Some of them have already been scheduled to appear in the
spring issue; others are still waiting in line.

I'm writing today to let you know what is happening with News
and ask for a favor. This Monday, Malcolm told me I would need
to accept a 50% cut in pay and decrease the size of the
magazine to 32 pages in order to keep it in print. Like most
small publications, we have always struggled a bit to stay
afloat, but I guess things were worse than we had thought and
now, with the tanking economy, there doesn't seem to be any
other way out. Of course I fought for myself and the magazine;
long story short, I accepted a significant pay cut and took
on about 50% more work (all the proofreading and fundraising,
which previously had been done by other staffers) to keep
the magazine alive, and that is only on a trial basis. If,
after three months, I cannot show a balanced budget and
increased donations, we are back to the drawing board, and
I'm afraid neither the magazine (nor my job) will survive
another round of cuts.

Because of the decreased size of the magazine, contributors
will have to wait longer to see their articles in print. (And
because I will be doing the proofreading, there may be more
typos!) Even worse, we no longer have the funds to pay for
articles or photographs. If you have known me personally for
any length of time you know that, despite all my faults, I
am a person of my word, and I always try to honor the hard
work of contributors by compensating them as generously as
possible, especially our photographers, who incur material
as well as time costs. But I am stuck between a rock and a
hard place. If you can afford to donate whatever pay I
promised you back to News, we would be very grateful. Some
of you already do this on a regular basis, and for this all
of us at Heyday applaud you. For the others, any amount you
feel you can afford to donate back to us would be a huge
help. And of course, if any of you is in a position to
donate money (or future articles or photographs, I expect
this budget problem to last all year) to the magazine,
please let me know. Renewing subscriptions and giving gift subscriptions
to your friends is also great, but what we
need most at this moment is donations so that I can show
Malcolm the community's level of support and interest in
the magazine. If you are already a subscriber or a friend
of News, you will be getting a letter from me sometime in
the next month saying more or less the same thing, please
excuse the redundancy.

Feel free to email me with individual questions, concerns,
complaints.. . Or call me at home (510) 597-1906 or on my
cell (510) 421-0435. I'm already over my minutes for the
month so I might not be able to talk long.

Very sincerely,
Margaret Dubin
(managing editor of News from Native California)



Mark Anquoe
American Indian Movement - West
(415) 566-5788
gazelbe [at] 
http://www.aimwest. info 

Corine Fairbanks
American Indian Movement – Santa Barbara
(805) 212-4947
corine68 [at] 
http://www.myspace. com/aimsantabarb ara

Native Americans Face Violence and Intimidation Over Mascot
Removal in Carpinteria

CARPINTERIA, California - The small town of Carpinteria,
California is the latest battleground in Native Americans'
fight against racism. The controversy over a supposedly
"harmless" high school sports mascot has alienated the
Native American population of Carpinteria, who have come
to fear violent reprisals from the non-Native community.

The Carpinteria "Warriors" mascot is the standard Indian
chief stereotype, complete with generic plains-style war
bonnet and stoic gaze. The school logo consists of a spear
with dangling feathers; a visual symbol also associated with
plains Indian cultures. Last spring, 15 year old Chumash
youth Eli Cordero voiced his objections to the use of this stereotypical
imagery by Carpinteria High School. On April
22nd, 2008, he brought his concerns before the school board
which then voted to retire the use of all Native American

Since the April 2008 decision, many citizens of Carpinteria
have waged a campaign of terror against those who supported
the school board's decision, as well as the school board
itself. A local businessman placed a quarter-page ad in the
local newspaper explicitly naming and targeting Eli Cordero,
the young student who originally brought the issue to the
school board. Since that time, the 15 year old has received
death threats and his family has been harassed. Some citizens
of Carpinteria shouted racial epithets at John Orendorff, a
Native American Army Reserve colonel who spoke at a school
board meeting in favor of removing the racist imagery. One
school board member was accosted in her own home by
intruders who forcibly entered her home in the middle of
the night and demanded that she change her position on the
mascot issue. Following the attack, local police began
escorting school board members to and from school board

Some Native American people have moved out of Carpinteria
due to the climate of fear and anti-Indian sentiment. Ashleigh
Brown, until recently a resident of Carpinteria, spoke of her decision
to move away, "There is a community member who refused
to do our printing for our cultural awareness event. Her son…
started telling my roommate to keep my nose out of Carpinteria issues,
or else I might regret it…So after other townspeople
found out where I lived I decided to move out of Carpinteria. "

An organization called "Recall CUSD - Warrior Spirit Never
Dies" (http://www.recallcu, has waged a largely
successful campaign to discredit and oust the school board
members who supported the anti-mascot measure. Having
successfully installed pro-mascot sympathizers on the school
board, there is now a petition to rescind the earlier decision
and keep the racist imagery at the public high school. On
January 27th, local Native American people organized a
protest to voice their objection to the measure, and were
met with verbal abuse by drivers and passers-by. One protestor
was hit with a rock thrown by an adult man shouting
obscenities. This occurred despite the presence of a
representative of the federal justice department, who
was sent from Los Angeles to ensure proper police conduct
and the safety of the demonstrators. Many local Native
Americans, while supporting the anti-mascot effort, refused
to join the protest, fearing violent reprisals by the

The next school board meeting in Carpinteria is scheduled
for February 10th. At this meeting the board will hear from a committee
which was formed to assess each specific Native
American image on display at Carpinteria High School. The
school board is then expected to adjourn until February 24th,
when the vote to rescind the previous ruling will be held.
Protests and counter-protests are expected at both board
meetings. http://www.aimwest. info 


Newspaper articles:

First Navajo Casino Opens This Week

Archaeologists digging up Grand Canyon artifacts

Hetch Hetchy Valley; the Native history

Mesa Grande designated Arizona Centennial Legacy Project

BIA invalidates San Pasqual elections due to unlawful acts.

This fantastic debut book from UA lecturer Ian W. Record resurrects the
spirit of the Western Apache

Amerind Museum tells story of the Southwest

‘Tar sands are killing us’

Sequoyah Student Honored by United States Achievement Academy

Murkowski says she’ll keep Indian affairs a priority

Rare Mayan panels found in Guatemala

Finding Native American Cultural Sites in Tucson, Arizona
Learning About the Tohono O'odham, People of the Desert -- VIDEO

Navajo Nation eyes Upper Fruitland for next casino

Nez Perce still tied to Wallowa County

Cherokee Nation Marshals Assist BIA in Dakotas

Elder abuse in not traditional

Walsh: Ancient history loses -- again

New technology for dating ancient rock paintings

California's Budget Gap: Should we EXPAND Gaming off Reservations?

Waterflow weaver shares story with authentic rugs

Ontario First Nations want power opportunities


EchoHawk may be next Indian Affairs head

Bridge to Start in Burial Ground?

Spending bill nets Navajo Nation $3 million

Owls bring surprise nest egg to Casa Grande Ruins

4 arrested for investigation of eagle poaching

Indian leaders suggest improvements to Obama’s budget

Children, Incorporated Partners with Rotarians to
Launch Native Youth ...

Diné College hosts 18th Navajo Studies Conference

Geronimo's kin sue Skull and Bones over remains

First Nation communities take a green step forward


New longhouse opens for Suquamish Tribe

Cremation Site Provides New Information About American Indian Burials

RES 2009 awards outstanding Indian country business leaders,

700 Club to air Navajo Nation footage in special

Canadian officials strategize against Cree YouTube campaign

Native American death rates soar as most people are living longer
Babies die at a rate 44% higher than decade ago

New Mexico workers discover centuries-old bones

U.S. History: Resources for Students, Teachers and Researchers

Meeks to become S.D. director of rural development

Tribe seeks help from Obama
Duwamish need funds in recognition bid

Forgotten Albuquerque: Santiago/Ghufoor Pueblo

Bard of the Mushkegowuk takes top literary prize

Education Vacation: Native American History in the American Southwest

Washburn: ‘Criminal justice is area for greatest improvement in Indian

Meat of a moose, steaks from seal and berries from the tundra, can help
Native American cancer victims and others.

Chief grandma tells it how it is

Archaeology Awareness

'Bridge to nowhere' OK'd for Everglades

Politics were played in defeating Indian law/health amendment

Yosemite Icon; Indian woman in photo

Lumbee tribe gains agency support

Tribal gaming deal - Galvano panel should OK Crist compact

Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Goldberg: Public Law 280 isn’t the proper economic stimulus for Indian

Judiciary hears overview of Maine tribe relations

Push for smoking ban at casinos is possible test for
sovereignty issue

Morales and hundreds of tribal leaders in historic Alaska meeting

Wellness week at B.I.A High School, NM.

Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band Councils to Meet

Revisiting the Department of the Interior

Klamath Tribe battles ‘recreational genocide’

Message to Canada: Loosen the grip or else

Sequoyah Teacher Wins National Educator Award

Indian plaintiff says Salazar comments insulting

Gambling rivals try to win over lawmakers

Yosemite Visitor Center upsets Paiutes

Heritage Area idea moves forward

Will Two New IHS Hospitals Tie Up Funding?

First Nations Buys Able Card Corp.

Pueblos ask train passengers not to take photos

Yosemite Half Dome Indian legend

Public forum examines casino pros, cons

‘It Was for the Whole Reservation’

Cherokee Nation W.W. Hastings Doctors Help in Afghanistan

Guatemala appoints Mayan ambassador to indigenous people

Is New Mexico doing all it can to protect its ancient history?

Organizing Against Unions

Native American inmates fight Alabama long hair ban

Blackfeet want remedy for Oliphant v. Suquamish

U.S. high court deals blow to tribe's Amador casino plans

Native Newsman, Seattle P-I End Chapter

Yurok tribe wants condors in lower Klamath basin

Teck Cominco must pay Colvilles’ costs

Volunteer at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park

18th-Century Chief in S.C. Hall of Fame

Yakamas work to preserve, cultivate native plants - An AP Evergreen

Suquamish tribe debuts community house

Mexico bequeathed 8,000 pre-Hispanic artifacts

10 File for Crow Tribal Chairmanship

RezKast - sort of YouTube for Native Americans

Penobscot gets green fleet

Brule & AIRO brings contemporary American Indian style to Chester Fritz

Flooded Tribal Area in Arizona to Reopen

Family finds rare oral history

Withdrawing lands from mining

Diabetes rate for American Indians is double

Tribe still divided, after all these years

Heat sends Southwest climate back in time

Tunica Biloxi go green

American Indian Awareness Week culminates with Pow Wow

Champion Chiefs: Wyoming Indian High School Wins State Title

Migrants settled New World in tandem

Moran reintroduces federal-recognition bill for Virginia tribes

1975 AIM Slaying Gets Appeal Hearing Before Trial

Heritage Classes Help Natives Graduate

Scientists report Anasazi village site found at Springs Preserve

Colorado’s Native legislative caucus eyes federal funds and ID uses

Indian Themes Will Remain At Carpinteria High School

Motor Travel Banned in Sacred Blackfeet Area

Consulting firm raises millions in grant funds for American Indian

Leonard Peltier

Man Who Helped Organize 'Wolakota' Dies

Did a Comet Hit Earth 12,000 Years Ago?

Diamonds Linked to Quick Cooling Eons Ago

Comet smashes triggered ancient famine

Feds reconsider Navajo power line decision

Churchill committed misconduct, witness says

Winona LaDuke, Homegirl

DNA tracks ancient Alaskan's descendants

Critical theory for indigenous law

Tribes' Expansion Drive Deflated,0,4426739.story

Senate Votes to Lift Ban on Navajo, Hopi Development

Mesa Verde National Park: Protecting the Culture of Ancient Native

Native students help indigenous people on Gulf Coast

American Indian education highlighted in Helena

Adam Beach: ‘Our Worst Enemy Is Us’

Mt. Taylor mapping pact advances

New Jersey tribe files lawsuit to reclaim ancestral lands

Four Winds American Indian Center strives to set the record straight

Osage Newspaper Waits on Court Ruling

When the woolly mammoth ran out, early man turned to roasted vegetables

Black out during white out - Crow Creek residents treated unjustly by
utility company during blizzard, CAN-DO helps

Grant will fund American Indian education center in Miami

Wanted: Native Counters for Census

Ancient village discovered in Sierra Vista

Obama Cabinet members make energy commitments to tribes

Hidden Jewels of Kanopolis part II

Classic 'Eskimo' Film Appears on Screen Again

New Mexico rock images reveal artistry of ancient people

Ruling may not block tribal land buys in Minnesota

American Indians and the media topic of conference,6957

Montana May Increase Tribes' Cultural Control

Deer Valley center preserves rock art\

Lawton Gallery seeks Native American art for fall 2010 exhibition

Please Don't Honor Me

Tribes on Both Sides of Northwest Salmon Case

Mystery Pyramid Built by Newfound Ancient Culture?

Western Shoshone activist urges attention to mining’s destruction of
tribal heritage

American Indian Movement plans to protest Chasco Fiesta "mockery"

Language's Sole Speaker Tries to Save It

Archeologists Uncover Ancient Civilization - PDF document

A new generation of Southern Ute tribal leadership

Ancient bones found at UCSD back in dispute

Montana Completes Removal of Squaw Place Names

Monument Valley: Footprints in ancestor country

Russell Means, fish-in activist, asserts treaty rights and discounts
both the DNC and RNC

Sherman Alexie Lecture§ionID=1

How John Elway Helped a Blackfeet Teen Get Back in the Game

Pestle artifacts spark interest for archeologists and Rio Grande Museum

'EPA Is Back on the Job,' Tribes Told

Floodwaters threaten Native American ruins

Chocolate's clue to civilization,0,3893193.story

Violence against Native American and Alaska Native Women

'Tales of an Urban Indian' Plays Off-Broadway

Diné hope to include private land in Mount Taylor pact

Heard North to present history of Apache playing cards

State employee: I get $93,803 for no work

Nothing Conventional About This Indian Artist

Hohokam history at Casa Grande Ruins

Ruins hint at the benefits of catastrophe

Needville kindergartner wins battle to keep hair long

Clemency Push in Indian Deaths Revived

Tumamoc will be preserved for future generations

Hohokam system found in Waveyard study

Obama's influence felt at Lumbee recognition hearing

Nebraska Beer Sales to Natives Protested

Halt to border fence sought

True archetype: Natural Bridges National Monument

Carole Goldberg: Sovereignty leads to success

Northwest Indian College to Grant Four-Year Degrees

Men fined for cultural defacing,%202009%20edition

Puye Cliffs to reopen to the public

Dalton Walker: A way of life in Indian Country

Blackfeet to Supply Army Missile Program

Mexico unearths mass grave from Spanish conquest

Pueblo Grande museum links past to present

Turtle Talk: The Solicitor General and Indian law

Untold Tales

Interbreeding with prehistoric canines accounts for black wolves'

Arizona tribe insists on federal eagle consultation

Juveniles accused of hate crime after shooting BB gun, throwing urine at
Native Americans

Giving Voice to Native Views

Comet impact theory disproved

Southern Cheyenne poet Lance Henson returns to USAO campus March 24

Tribes rally for protest

Braids: Portrait of a Promising Photojournalist

Feds return stolen artifact to pueblo

Tim Giago: Native Sun News to Debut on April 1, No Fooling

Governor issues apology after director says Cataldo site could be closed

Several Tribes Share the Man in the Maze

Weaving circles of life

Okla. House passes official English bill

Daily Planet: 'Saving Sacred Land' in Minnesota


Other Things:
(mostly humorous)

From my Mother:


George Phillips , an elderly man, from Meridian , Mississippi,
was going up to bed, when his wife told him that he'd left the
light on in the garden shed, which she could see from the
bedroom window. George opened the back door to go turn off the
light, but saw that there were people in the shed stealing

He phoned the police, who asked "Is someone in your house?"

He said "No," but some people are breaking into my garden shed
and stealing from me.

Then the police dispatcher said "All patrols are busy. You
should lock your doors and an officer will be along when one
is available."

George said, "Okay." He hung up the phone and counted to 30.

Then he phoned the police again.

"Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people
stealing things from my shed. Well, you don't have to
worry about them now because I just shot them." and he hung

Within five minutes, six Police Cars, a SWAT Team, a Helicopter,
two Fire Trucks, a Paramedic, and an Ambulance showed up at
the Phillips' residence, and caught the burglars red-handed.

One of the Policemen said to George, "I thought you said that
you'd shot them!"

George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"


So as not to be outdone by all the redneck, hillbilly, and
Texan jokes, somebody had to come up with this:

You know you're from California if:

1. Your coworker has 8 body piercings and none are visible.
2. You make over $300,000 and still can't afford a house.
3. You take a bus and are shocked at two people carrying on
a conversation in English.
4. Your child's 3rd-grade teacher has purple hair, a nose ring,
and is named Flower.
5. You can't remember . . is pot illegal?
6. You've been to a baby shower that has two mothers and a
sperm donor.
7. You have a very strong opinion about where your coffee
beans are grown, and you can taste the difference between
Sumatran and Ethiopian.
8. You can't remember . . is pot illegal?
9. A really great parking space can totally move you to tears.
10. Gas costs $1.00 per gallon more than anywhere else in
the U.S.
11. Unlike back home, the guy at 8:30 am at Starbucks wearing
a baseball cap and sunglasses who looks like George Clooney
really IS George Clooney.
12. Your car insurance costs as much as your house payment.
13. You can't remember . . is pot illegal?
14. It's barely sprinkling rain and there's a report on every
news station: "STORM WATCH."
15. You pass an elementary school playground and the children
are all busy with their cells or pagers.
16. It's barely sprinkling rain outside, so you leave for work
an hour early to avoid all the weather-related accidents.
17. HEY!!!! Is pot illegal????
18. Both you AND your dog have therapists, psychics, personal trainers
and cosmetic surgeons.
19. The Terminator is your governor.
20. If you drive illegally, they take your driver's license.
If you're here illegally, they want to give you one.


From Ed Clark:

For those who never saw any of the Burma Shave signs,
here is a quick lesson in our history of the 1930's, '40's
and '50s. Before there were interstates, when everyone drove
the old 2 lane roads, Burma Shave signs would be posted all
over the countryside in farmers' fields.

They were small red signs with white letters. Five signs,
about 100 feet apart, each containing 1 line of a 4 line
couplet......and the obligatory 5th sign advertising Burma
Shave, a popular shaving cream.

Here are more of the actual signs:


Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Burma Shave

Note from Phil:
I remember seeing these signs when I would travel as a
child with my parents. We would see them on the side of
the road as we went from Houston to where my Dad grew up
in Alto, Texas. Here is my favorite one:

Over his head
The daisies shake
He steped on the gas
Instead of the brake
Burma Shave


Three men married wives from different states.

The first man married a woman from Nebraska . He told her
that she was to do The dishes and house cleaning. It took a
couple of days, but on the third day, He came home to see a
clean house and dishes washed and put away.

The second man married a woman from Kansas . He gave his wife
orders that She was to do all the cleaning, dishes and the
cooking. The first day he Didn't see any results, but the next
day he saw it was better. By the third Day, he saw his house
was clean, the dishes were done and there was a huge Dinner
on the table.

The third man married a girl from Texas . He ordered her to
keep the house Cleaned, dishes washed, lawn mowed, laundry
washed, and hot meals on the Table for every meal.

He said the first day he didn't see anything. The second day
he didn't see anything, but by the third day, some of the
swelling had gone down and he Could see a little out of his
left eye, and his arm was healed enough that he Could fix
himself a sandwich and load the dishwasher.


JACK (age 3) was watching his Mom breast-feeding his new baby
sister. After a while he asked: 'Mom why have you got two? Is
one for hot and one for cold milk?'

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was. Granny replied
she was so old she didn't remember any more. Melanie said, 'If
you don't remember you must look in the back of your panties.
Mine say five to six'

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his Mom good night. 'I love
you so much that when you die I'm going to bury you outside my bedroom

BRITTANY (age 4) had an ear ache and wanted a pain killer. She
tried in vain to take the lid off the bottle. Seeing her
frustration, her Mom explained it was a child-proof cap and
she'd have to open it for her. Eyes wide with wonder, the
little girl asked: 'How does it know it's me?'

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the hiccups.
'Please don't give me this juice again,' she said, 'It makes
my teeth cough.'

DJ (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and asked: 'How
much do I cost?'

CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried When his
Mom asked what was troubling him, he replied, 'I don't know
what'll happen with this bed when I get married. How will my
wife fit in it?'

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were
hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking his eyes
off them, he asked his dad: 'Why is he whispering in her mouth?'

TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an elderly,
rather wrinkled woman her Mom knew. Tammy looked at her for
a while and then asked, 'Why doesn't your skin fit your face?'

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad read:
'The man named Lot was warned to take his wife and flee out
of the city but his wife looked back and was turned to salt.' Concerned,
James asked: 'What happened to the flea?'

The Sermon I think this Mom will never forget: This particular
Sunday sermon..'Dear Lord,' the minister began, with arms
extended toward heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned
face. 'Without you, we are but dust...' He would have
continued but at that moment my very obedient daughter who
was listening leaned over to me and asked quite audibly in
her shrill little four year old girl voice, 'Mom, what is
butt dust?'


Marriage changes passion. Suddenly you're in bed with a

I saw a woman wearing a sweat shirt with 'Guess' on it.
So I said 'Implants?' She hit me.

How come we choose from just two people to run for president
and over fifty for Miss America ?

I signed up for an exercise class and was told to wear loose
fitting clothing. If I HAD any loose fitting clothing, I
wouldn't have signed up in the first place!

When I was young we used to go 'skinny dipping,' now I just
'chunky dunk.'

Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able
to tell the difference.

Wouldn't it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could
simply press 'Ctrl Alt Delete' and start all over?

Why is it that our children can't read a Bible in school, but
they can in prison?

Wouldn't you know it....Brain cells come and brain cells go,
but FAT cells live forever.

Why do I have to swear on the Bible in court when the Ten Commandments
cannot be displayed outside?

Bumper sticker of the year: 'If you can read this, thank a
teacher -and, since it's in English, thank a soldier'

And remember: life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer
it gets to the end, the faster it goes.


Gentle Thoughts for Today--

Birds of a feather flock together and poop on your car.

When I'm feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the
neighbor's dog run to the end of his chain and gag himself.

A penny saved is a government oversight.

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right
thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong
thing at the tempting moment.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight,
because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be
really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is
to buy a replacement.

He who hesitates is probably right.

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are
" XL."

If you think there is good in everybody, you haven't
met everybody.

If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in
mind to blame.

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can
tell when he's really in trouble.

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take
time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking
how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.

Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words
"The" and "IRS" together it spells "Theirs"??

Aging: Eventually you will reach a point when you stop
lying about your age and start bragging about it.

The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in
line for.

Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I
want people to know "why" I look this way. I've traveled
a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to
youth, think of Algebra.

You know you are getting old when everything either dries
up or leaks.

One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that
it is such a nice change from being young.

Ah, being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

First you forget names, then you forget faces. Then you
forget to pull up your zipper. It's worse when you
forget to pull it down.

Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks,
it was called witchcraft - Today, it's called golf

Lord,Keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my


From Deb Hill:

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.
Victor Borge
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Mark Twain
By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become
happy; if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher.
I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.
Groucho Marx
My wife has a slight impediment in her speech. Every now
and then she stops to breathe.
Jimmy Durante
I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four
essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.
Alex Levine
My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people
would stop dying.
Rodney Dangerfield
Money can't buy you happiness .. But it does bring you a
more pleasant form of misery.
Spike Milligan
I don't feel old. I don't feel anything until noon. Then
it's time for my nap.
Bob Hope
I never drink water because of the disgusting things that
fish do in it.
W. C. Fields
We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to
work its way through Congress
Will Rogers
Don't worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older,
it will avoid you.
Winston Churchill
Maybe it's true that life begins at fifty But everything else
starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.
Phyllis Diller
By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he's
too old to go anywhere.
Billy Crystal

And the cardiologist's diet: - If it tastes good spit it out.

"Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional"

"In God we trust, others pay up front"


More from Ed Clark:

What Love means to 4-8 year old children . . .

A group of professional people posed this question to a group
of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?' The answers they
got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.
See what you think.

'When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over
and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for
her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too.
That's love.'
Rebecca- age 8

'When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.'
Billy - age 4

'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on
shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.'
Karl - age 5

'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of
your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'
Chrissy - age 6

'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'
Terri - age 4

'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she
takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste
is OK.'
Danny - age 7

'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired
of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more.
My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss'
Emily - age 8

'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop
opening presents and listen.'
Bobby - age 7

'If you want to learn to love better, you should start with
a friend who you hate.'
Nikka - age 6

'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he
wears it everyday.'
Noelle - age 7

'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are
still friends even after they know each other so well.'
Tommy - age 6

'During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared.
I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy
waving and smiling. He was the only one doing that. I wasn't
scared anymore.'
Cindy - age 8

'My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see anyone
else kissing me to sleep at night.'
Clare - age 6

'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.'
Elaine-age 5

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still
says he is handsomer than Robert Redford.'
Chris - age 7

'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you
left him alone all day.'
Mary Ann - age 4

'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all
her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.'
Lauren - age 4

'When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and
little stars come out of you.'
Karen - age 7

'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't
think it's gross.'
Mark - age 6

'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it.
But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.'
Jessica - age 8

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor
was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. Upon
seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard,
climbed onto his lap, and just sat there. When his Mother
asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, 'Nothing, I
just helped him cry'


From Claudette:


1. Budweiser beer conditions the hair.
2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish.
3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes.
4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair.
5. Elmer's Glue - paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel
off and see the dead skin and blackheads if any.
6. Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea.
7. Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water.
8. Minor burn - Colgate or Crest toothpaste.
9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar on it!
10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kills insect stings too!
11. Bee stings - meat tenderizer.
12. Chigger bite - Preparation H.
13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H.
14. Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead
of sutures at most hospitals).
15. Stinky feet - Jello!
16. Athletes feet - cornstarch.
17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub.
18. Kool aid to clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the
detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean toilet.
19. Kool Aid can be used as a dye in paint also Kool Aid in
Dannon plain yogurt as a finger paint, your kids will love
it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!
20. Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off
with a coffee filter paper.
21. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray.
22. Pam will also remove paint, and grease from your hands!
23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls.
24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with
corn starch and watch them slide on.
25. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar!
26. Body paint - Crisco mixed with food coloring. Heat the
Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container
and mix with the food color of your choice!
27. Tie Dye T-shirt - mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container,
tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak.
28. Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club
soda and cup of milk of magnesia, soak for 20 min. and let
dry, will last for many years!
29. A Slinky will hold toast and CD's!
30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging, coat with
Colgate toothpaste.
31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt and watch it absorb
into the salt.
32. To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the
wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.
33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!
34. Baked on food - fill container with water, get a Bounce
paper softener and the static from the Bounce towel will
cause the baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight.
Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets, soak overnight!
35. Crayon on the wall - Colgate toothpaste and brush it!
36. Dirty grout - Listerine
37. Stains on clothes - Colgate
38. Grass stains - Karo Syrup
39. Grease Stains - Coca Cola, it will also remove grease
stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take
corrosion from car batteries! Kitty-Litter will also remove
grease stains on driveways left on overnight. Sweep it away
24 hours later.
40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- sprinkle and
let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get
them back again.
41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox, or 2
Bayer aspirin, or just use 7-up instead of water.
42. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you
ever wondered which is the freshest, so you "squeeze" for
freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered
fresh to the stores five days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist
tie.      They are:
    Monday = Blue
    Tuesday = Green
    Thursday = Red
    Friday = White
    Saturday = Yellow.


Here are some random historical events for March:

March 1, 1793: Congress passes "An Act to Regulate Trade and Intercourse
with the Indian Tribes." It also passes "An Act
Making An Appropriation to Defray the Expense of a Treaty
With the Indians Northwest of the Ohio."

March 2, 1868: The Seven Bands of Ute treaty (15 stat. 619) is
signed in Washington, D. C.

March 3, 1820: The Mi’kmaq Afton First Nation reserve of
Pomquet - Afton is established in Nova Scotia. The Bear
River First Nation reserve of Bear River is also established.

March 4, 1870: Louis Riel’s Metis have taken over the
government in the Red River Colony. They execute Thomas
Scott for "taking up arms" against Riel’s government. This
execution helps to speed up an expedition against Riel’s Metis.

March 5, 1861: The Confederacy appoints Albert Pike, of
Arkansas, to negotiate treaties with the Indians in the region.
He establishes the "United Nations of the Indian Territory
(present day Oklahoma)" as an Indian confederacy to oppose
the government of Abraham Lincoln.

March 6, 501: Maya King Ahkal Mo' Naab' I ascends to the throne
in Palenque, Mexico

March 7, 1524: Giovanni da Verrazano, sailing for France,
anchors near Wilmington, North Carolina, in the "Dauphine."
He kidnaps a child they encounter to bring back to Europe.
Some sources report this happening on March 1st.

March 8, 1857: Inkpaduta, and a little over a dozen Wapekutah
Sioux warriors, attack a series of settlements in northwestern
Iowa along Spirit Lake. As many as forty settlers are killed.

March 9, 1805: The Grand Chief of Minnetarees visits Lewis
and Clark.

March 10, 1957: The Dalles Dam floods sacred fishing areas
on the Columbia River

March 11, 1848: As a part of the Cayuse War, a fight takes
place. Captain McKay, and a force 268, are ambushed by
approximately 400 Palouse. The Palouse are allied to the Cayuse.

March 12, 1798: According to Hudson’s Bay Company records,
two Kootenay Indians arrived at Edmonton House in Canada.
The Indians made their way through the Rockies during to
winter to seek trade.

March 13, 1864: The first group of Navajos finish the "Long
Walk" to Fort Sumner on the Bosque Redondo Reservation, in east-central
New Mexico. During their march, thirteen of the
1,430 who started the trip are kidnaped by Mexicans or die.

March 14, 1697: The last of the independent Maya tribes,
called the Itza, are finally conquered by the Spanish. The
Spanish attack and defeat the Itza at their capital city of
Tayasal, Guatemala.

March 15, 1869: Colonel George Custer, and his troops discovers
two Cheyenne villages, of over 250 lodges, on Sweetwater Creek
near the Texas-Oklahoma boundary. The Cheyenne have been order
to report to their reservation. Custer captures four Chiefs.
He threatens to hang the Chief unless the Cheyenne surrender.
Both of the villages decide to give up.

March 16, 1621: Samoset meets the Pilgrims.

March 17, 1853: Joel Palmer becomes superintendent of Indian
Affairs in Oregon . He guides the creation of the Oregon
Indian reservations.

March 18, 1877: The "Battle of Yellow House Canyon" takes
place near modern Lubbock, Texas. It involves over 150 Quahadi Comanches
led by Black Horse, and about fifty local hunters.
Black Horse had killed a buffalo hunter who had shot and
killed a large number of buffalo in the area. Black Horse
is infuriated by the slaughter of his tribe’s economic
mainstay. The buffalo hunters sneak up on Black Horse’s
camp and attack it in retaliation for the killing of the
hunter. Some sources list this as the last significant
Indian fights in the Texas panhandle.

March 19, 1851: According to the Costan internet site, one
in a series of treaties with California Indians is signed at
Camp Fremont. These treaties purports to set aside lands for
the Indians and to protect them from angry whites. The
Americans are represented by George W. Barbour, Redick
McKee and Oliver M. Wozencraft.

March 20, 1699: Continuing his exploration up the Mississippi
River, French explorer Pierre le Moyne d'Iberville visits
the village of the Houma Indians.

March 21, 1842: General Zachary Taylor estimates that by
this date, 2,833 Seminoles have relocated to the Indian
Territory (present day Oklahoma).

March 22, 1622: Opechancanough is Chief of the Pamunkey
Indians. They are part of the Powhatan Confederacy. They
attack the English today, Good Friday, at Jamestown. An
Indian, named Chanco, warns his step-father, Richard Pace,
of the impending attack. While the town is warned, the
outer settlements suffer the brunt of the attack. 347 of
the 1,240 English are killed in the fighting. This is the
first large "massacre" by Indians in North America.

March 23, 1889: President Benjamin Harrison says part of
Oklahoma will be opened to the public.

March 24, 1617: King James I, of England, decides the Indians
of Virginia must be educated. He directs the Anglican church to collect
funds to build churches and schools.

March 25, 1839: Peter Hilderbrand, and 1,312 of his original
group of 1,776 forced Cherokee emigrants arrive in the Indian Territory
(present day Oklahoma). This is the last of the major groups of arriving
Cherokees in the Indian Territory. The
migration is called "the Trail of Tears." Although figures
vary according to the source, it is believed almost 12,000
Cherokees survived the emigration. Almost 4,000 died during
the move.

March 26, 1777: Henry Hamilton is the British Lieutenant
Governor of Detroit. He receives orders to dispatch his
Indian allies against American settlers in Ohio.

March 27, 1814: East of modern Alexander City, Alabama,
Andrew Jackson, and 2000 whites, Cherokees, Choctaws and
"White Stick" Creeks, discover a fort built at the village
of Tohopeka on a Horseshoe Bend in the Tallapoosa River, by
"Red Stick" Creeks. The Red Stick Creeks are anti-white,
the White Stick Creeks are pro-white. Jackson attacks the
800 to 1,000 Red Stick Creeks, led by Chief Menewa. The
Creek village and defenses covered approximately 100 acres
on the peninsula made by the bend in the river. To cross
the river, Jackson's Cherokee allies, led by Chief Junaluska,
swim the river to steal Creek canoes. Jackson's forces
eventually set fire to the Red Stick Creeks' wooden barricade.
In the end, only about fifty of the Red Stick Creeks survive
the battle. Jackson's forces lose forty-nine soldiers and twenty-three
warriors killed, and 157 soldiers and forty-seven warriors wounded.
Jackson's forces capture approximately 300
women and children. The Red Stick Creek leader William
Weatherford is not at the battle. Weatherford will turn
himself in later. This defeat leads to the Treaty of Horseshoe
Bend signed on August 9, 1814, whereby the Creeks gave up twenty-three
million acres of land to the United States.

March 28, 1676: After attacking a military group near the town
two days before, King Philip's forces attack the village of
Rehoboth, Massachusetts. While most of the townspeople survive
in barricaded homes, most of the town is razed.

March 29, 1542: Hernando de Soto's expedition reaches the
territory of the Anilco Indians. As with many of his previous
encounters, a battle is fought.

March 30, 1870: Based on the Congressional Act of April 8th,
1864, and today's Executive Order by President Grant, Round
Valley Reservation is established in Mendicino County,
California. It one day houses Clear Lake, Concow, Little
Lake, Nomelaki, Pit River, Potter Valley, Redwood, Wailaki,
and Yuki Tribes, in fifty and a half square miles.

March 31, 1882: The Havasupai Reservation boundaries, in
Arizona, are modified.


That's probably it for this month.

Stay safe,

Phil Konstantin

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Native American History For Dummies introduces readers to the thousand-year-plus history of the first inhabitants of North America and explains their influence on the European settlement of the continent. Covering the history and customs of the scores of tribes that once populated the land, this friendly guide features vivid studies of the lives of such icons as Pocahontas, Sitting Bull, and Sacagawea; discusses warfare and famous battles, offering new perspectives from both battle lines; and includes new archaeological and forensic evidence, as well as oral histories that show events from the perspective of these indigenous peoples. The authors worked in concert with Native American authorities, institutions, and historical experts to provide a wide range of insight and information.
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