Thursday, October 29, 2009



Bringing Honor Through Education is the theme for the U.S. Department of Education, Office Indian Education’s 2010 Native American Student Art Competition. The competition, which celebrates the values and successes of education in Native American communities, is open to all American Indian and Alaska Native students in grades Pre-K through 12. The deadline for submissions is January 29, 2010.

By supporting this competition, the Office of Indian Education hopes to inspire students to explore the connection between their education and culture through art and writing. Entries for the 2010 Native American Student Art Competition should relate to the theme Bringing Honor Through Education and reflect the promise and importance of pursuing an education for Native youth. Submissions will be judged in six different grade levels, and prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the artist and writing categories.

In recognition of the students’ artistic talents, the 2009 Native American Student Artist winning entries were exhibited at the U.S. Department of Education, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, Oklahoma History Center, and the Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.

The Student Art Competition rules require that a student register their entry online or over the phone prior to submitting their entry. For additional information, rules, and entry form, please visit, email, or call (866) 259-0060.

Halloween Freebies

Howka brothers and sisters.. here are some freebies that I hope everyone can take advantage of :

Halloween Freebies
Free Taco - Get a free Taco at Taco Bell from 6pm-midnight (the all new Blackjack
Taco Bell will be offering a free taco to all customers on Halloween, between 6pm and midnight. You don’t even need a coupon!
The taco? Their all new Blackjack Taco with a black taco shell, seasoned beef, lettuce, a three cheese blend, and a zesty pepperjack sauce.
Bowling Games – Brunswick bowling is offering coupons for a free game of bowling, great as Halloween treats

Sears – Free Toy – When you visit Sears on Halloween with your kids in costume, they will give you a free toy from Mattel

YoCrunch Yogurt – Trade in any of your kids candy wrappers for a free YoCrunch yogurt coupon

Chipolte Burrito – If you dress like a burrito or a taco on Halloween, Chipolte will give you a free burrito or taco!
Word is beginning to grow about a free food opportunity at Chipotle restaurants on Halloween (10/31). Chipotle has done this for the last two years on Halloween. When you show up from 6pm until close sporting any “burrito themed” costume, you get one free burrito, taco, or salad. I guess even a tin foil hat passes for a costume.

Sears – Free Portrait Collage – Free Halloween portrait themed college with no sitting fee

TGI Fridays – Appetizers for 1 Penny at the Bar – 10/29 9pm

If you missed out on your free burger, maybe you can try appetizers for a penny TOMORROW 10/29 at the bar starting at 9pm. You must be dressed in a Halloween costume and buy 1 drink – ages 21 & up only! Pumpkin Pie martini, anyone?

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


There is a great online magazine called there are many articles and information that may benefit our people in managing their diabetes.

I'm Back

Sorry I hadn't been posting . I went to the STREAMS conference for tribal libraries museums and archives in Oregon. What a fantastic conference. SO many beautiful Indian faces. Nothing like spending a few days with Native women from so many nations.. I learned alot and made many connections that will benefit our people.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Howka sisters and brothers.. here is site where you can get free baby food sample of some organic food.. take a break from the commods LOL
Little Duck Organics, as you would guess, makes organic baby food made from all natural ingredients (NOT including ducks). They are currently give out free samples of their baby food products. Click the link for Litte Duck’s sample request page.

Enter you name, mailing info, and email. Flavor choices: strawberry mango, apple banana, or blueberry apple. You will have to confirm your request via email. Little Duck doesn’t say how long it will take, but they promise to get right on it.

Job Opening

The Denver Indian Family Resource Center is advertising for an Executive Director. The job announcement and position description is posted on the DIFRC website at Click on the job announcement for how to apply. Note: This position does not have a closing date at this time. Please forward to your contacts and distribution lists.
Thank you.

Karen Wilde
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Our vision: Generations of healthy, strong American Indian children and families. Our Mission: To strengthen vulnerable American Indian children and families through collaborative and culturally responsive services.

Friday, October 9, 2009

webinar series on "Engaging and Empowering Aboriginal Youth"

Please find attached information regarding an upcoming webinar series on "Engaging and Empowering Aboriginal Youth" presented by the Canadian School Health Knowledge Network and the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health.

Registration is free and those who register prior to Oct. 25th will receive a free toolkit (courtesy of Public Health Agency of Canada).

To register click link:
Please note that there are a number of other webinars related to engaging youth that you can also register for at the above link.

Or for more information please contact Claire Crooks at

Jessica Yee
Director, Native Youth Sexual Health Network
Chair, First Nations, Inuit, M├ętis Committee, Canadians for Choice

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Howka sisters and brothers,there are 2 websites up today that the county has published. Check your name or the name of your business and see if you are owed any money.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Howka brothers and sisters, as we get closer to gathering time I wanted to post something created by the Museum of Man. I think it would be a great little project for the kids.

Friday, October 2, 2009


Howka brothers and sisters, the recent law suit document was just posted on Turtle Talk's blog site.. SO if tribal members would like to see it .. go to

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Museum's art contest

Howka brothers and sisters, I think this is a great opportunity for our youth to showcase their skills and win some money.

Museum's art contest focuses on natural world
BALBOA PARK: The San Diego Natural History Museum and several partners are promoting a competition that encourages young people to explore the outdoors.
The Get to Know Contest, inspired by wildlife artist Robert Bateman, is designed to increase environmental awareness among children 18 or younger by inviting them to submit works of art about the natural world.
Forests are the theme. Entries can include drawings, paintings, writings and photography.
Children must submit their work by Nov. 30. The winning entries will be published in the 2011 Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest Calendar, on the Get to Know Web site and through other contest partners.
Winners also will receive prizes and VIP invitations to special events.
For more details about the contest, go to .