Saturday, September 4, 2010

Native American Youth Artwork Contest

Howka sisters and brothers.. I have been out of the country. I have been blessed to spend some time with the Maori people of New Zealand. While there I rcently got our sand painting tattooed on my calf. The sand painting that represents the cosmology of our people.It was quite an experience. It was done in their traditional way using the old tapping method. As some of you remember I had our girls puberty ceremonial tattoo ( our wikwiich) done on my chin.. The new tattoo was very empowering.
I wanted to post this conest that was sent to me from AILA.Hopefully one of our creative tribal children will enter and win.. Good Luck !

CONTACT: Dave Ryan 202-564-7827 202-564-4355 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 30, 2010 EPA Announces Native American Youth Artwork Contest: "Help FightEnvironmental Crime" WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) todayannounced a poster artwork contest for Native American students aimed atprotecting the environment by encouraging the reporting of possibleenvironmental crimes through EPA's tips and complaints website. The contest, open to all middle and high school students who are membersof a federally recognized tribe, is a chance for young people to drawtheir visions of environmental damage from their viewpoint. EPA will usethe winning artwork on its website and on posters encouraging thereporting of environmental violations. Special agents with EPA's criminal enforcement program will presentplaques to winning entrants at their schools, and will give apresentation on what it is like to be an EPA criminal investigator. The artwork will be judged on creativity, originality and how well itdepicts the message of environmental violations. Entries must bereceived or postmarked by Oct. 8, 2010 to be considered. Winners will beannounced in November. Students should submit artwork to: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Criminal Enforcement - "Help Fight Environmental Crime" Contest Denver Federal Center, Bldg 25, Ent. E-2 P.O. Box 25227 Denver, CO 80225 More information on the contest:

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