Monday, September 27, 2010


Howka sisters and brothers, I just wanted to remind everyone that we can get free seeds from Native Seed Search. We can get about 30 packets each. Great time to get ready and start some crops on the rez. With the way the world is going, creating our own crops on the rez could be a great way to start storing organic food. They also have chia seeds. Chia seeds is a great traditional plant for our people as it is a great plant to fend off diabetes.

Just give your Santa Ysabel rez address and they will send you the seeds. Select the seeds you want and then give them the names and numbers. Karen

Sacred Spirals

Howka tribal members,I wanted to share a very interesting link. I don't know if any of you have ever seen the footage of the sacred spirals that come out of the sky.There have been many newspaper articles and now there are youtube videos.. The most recent was in June .. it was visible from Australia. many tribal / indigenous peoples have the sacred spiral drawings amongst their peoples..mostly drawn on rocks
check this out

Friday, September 24, 2010

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The 4th Friday of September in California is Native American Day

Howka Sisters & brothers, Just wanted to remind everyone that this Friday is Native American Day. I found a geat video of a Cahuilla elder at

I am not sure who it is , but she talks about the old days and I found it to be just like sitting with my auntie as she talked about the old days.

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: