I just wanted to send my condolences to all my family and tribal members that knew my cousin Dean Weischedel. It is with great sadness he has left us .. but I know he is in good hands with Mayaha...uwooma my brother... see you in the spirit world..
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Howka tribal members... here is another opportunity for our youth to show off their talents..If any of our youth win.. let me know.. or if you enter .. send me your drawings and I will post them on here...
Art contest for child abuse prevention calendar accepting entries
Looking to giving children a voice and aid adults in identifying child abuse in Native communities, a Native American-owned security firm kicks off an art contest today for Native American elementary and middle school children.
Personnel Security Consultants, Inc. (PSC), will incorporate
the artwork into a calendar, which will include tips on detecting child abuse
and child safety for those working in Native American communities.
In 1990, Congress passed the Indian Child Protection and Violence Protection Act,
which requires investigations for employees, contractors or volunteers who
have contact with Indian children. But despite the law, abuse, incest
and other crimes against Indian children still prevail. Twenty American
Indian/Alaska Native children out of every 1,000 are victims of abuse,
compared with 10 white children, according to the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services.
“We would like to empower the community to solve
this crisis,” said PSC President & CEO Michele Justice (Navajo). “We would
also like to give children a voice because this is about protecting them and
The calendar, which will be released in November, is in
preparation of weeklong child abuse protection training and other safety
workshops PSC will sponsor for Native American Heritage Month Nov. 6-12, 2011.
Proceeds of the workshops will go toward Native American child abuse
prevention programs. Children whose artwork is chosen for the calendar
will be honored at a dinner Nov. 7. PSC will take orders for the
calendar beginning Sept. 16 at the New Mexico State Fair. To place an
order by phone or email, please contact Jayme Bennett at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-214-9117.
The theme of the contest
is “What my Heritage Means to Me.” Native American children in
kindergarten through the eighth grade may enter. Deadline for submission of
artwork is Sept. 2. All finalists’ entries will be placed on PSC’s website for
a vote for the calendar cover Sept. 5-9. A printable poster of this
announcement is available here:
For contest rules and entry forms, go to PSC’s website at www.pscprotectsyou.com.
Posted by: Reznews List Owner
Larry Kibby –
American Indian Poetry
Posted by Karen Vigneault Librarian at 10:31 AM
Monday, August 22, 2011
THIS IS GREAT FOR US LGBT / 2 SPIRIT NATIVES.....Now if we can get all the tribes to remember our ROLE AND PLACE AMONGST OUR TRIBES..
Suquamish Legalize Same-Sex Marriage:
One voice is all it took to get the Suquamish Tribe of Washington to legalize same-sex marriage on its reservation. There were no lawsuits, no ballot measures, just a resounding yes vote by the tribal council. The law simply states that at least one person who applies for a same-sex marriage must be a tribal member. Analysts say this is an important act for tribal self-determination. Will legalizing same-sex marriage by the Suquamish have other tribes across the country following suit?
Coming up this Week on N.A.C.
Call toll free to participate at 1(800) 996~2848
Monday, August 22, 2011: ~ Suquamish Legalize Same-Sex Marriage:
One voice is all it took to get the Suquamish Tribe of Washington to legalize same-sex marriage on its reservation. There were no lawsuits, no ballot measures, just a resounding yes vote by the tribal council. The law simply states that at least one person who applies for a same-sex marriage must be a tribal member. Analysts say this is an important act for tribal self-determination. Will legalizing same-sex marriage by the Suquamish have other tribes across the country following suit? Guests include same-sex marriage advocate Heather Purser (Suquamish).
Tuesday, August 23, 2011: ~ How's Your Cholesterol?:
Cholesterol is utilized by our bodies to keep us healthy. You've probably
heard of "good" cholesterol and "bad" cholesterol. The good cholesterol (HDL) helps keep the bad cholesterol (LDL) from clogging our arteries. Clogged arteries can lead to coronary heart disease, heart attack and stroke. A healthy cholesterol count depends on many factors and varies within individuals. How do you increase your good cholesterol and reduce your bad cholesterol? Our guest is Dr. Lyle Ignace (Coeur D'Alene/Menominee) Director/IHS Improving Patient Care Program.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011: ~ Scientific Research on Tribal Lands:
Native students attending tribal colleges are finding that scientific research they conduct on tribal lands is beneficial to their reservation communities. Student research can inform tribal members of health dangers within their lands and how to make improvements that can benefit the entire reservation. How is the tribal college system ramping up efforts to conduct more research? Should more tribes be
willing to open its borders - and minds - and allow students to conduct scientific research on their lands? Guests include Daniel Wildcat (Yuchi/Muscogee) Professor/Haskell Indian Nations University.
Thursday, August 25, 2011: ~ Why Does Art Matter?:
We are taking it to the streets at this year's Santa Fe Indian Market and testing some of the current waves in the sea of Native art to ask the question, "why does art matter?" How are today's perceptions and opinions of Native art shaping the value of the creations being pumped out of Native America? How will the challenges within both the supply and demand ends of the Native art industry shape the future? What all does Native America really have vested in the Native art arena? If there is no art, can there truly be Native culture? Open Lines.
Friday, August 26, 2011: ~ Our Images Overseas (Revisited):
Earlier this month we opened up our talking circle to Eamon Keane, a member of
Ireland's top show band called "The Indians". For decades the stage has served as this band's vehicle for playing Indian. We peered into Keane's world and heard his position as to why he feels the use of Native American imagery in the band's act is warranted. And we got a taste of how Native images and stereotypes are displayed overseas. We are revisiting this topic to get more of your reaction. Do you find this Irish band playing Indians annoying or not? Open lines.
Native America Calling Airs Live
Monday - Friday 1-2pm EST
To participate call: 1-800-996-2848,
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Posted by Karen Vigneault Librarian at 3:00 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Education, Environment ·
The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, in partnership with four Indian tribes, launched last week a Web site to educate middle school and high school teachers and students on how tribes use their traditional culture, values and indigenous knowledge in combination with contemporary science and technologies to tackle environmental issues.
At the site, called “American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges” and located at www.AmericanIndian.si.edu/environment, visitors can watch up to 20 videos, explore images and objects from the museum’s collection, learn Native terms and take quizzes to test their knowledge. An interactive feature, the “Story Project Planner,” allows students to document an environmental issue in their own community and upload their work for display on the site.
“Many people think of American Indians only as historical figures, but we are still here, vital communities dealing with important contemporary issues of cultural, economic and environmental sustainability,” said Kevin Gover, director of the museum, in a press release.
For thousands of years, tribal communities have thrived on, respected and protected their surroundings. Continued stewardship of the environment remains important to American Indians today.
The site’s tribal partners are: the Akwesasne Mohawk of New York, the Campo Kumeyaay Nation of California, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe of Minnesota and the Lummi Nation of Washington.
“The work these tribes are doing shows that we can do something about our endangered planet, and that their cultures are still vibrant and adaptable,” said associate director for museum programs Tim Johnson (Mohawk). “With this Web site, we hope to not only bring attention to their work, but begin to change the way that students see American Indian people.”
Posted by Karen Vigneault Librarian at 11:07 AM
THERE HAVE BEEN ALOT OF CHANGES GOING ON REGARDING POLICIES THAT WILL AFFECT THOSE OF US IN THE RURAL PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.
DOT To Mandate All Farm Vehicles Require CDL Licenses, Could Bring Demise To Farmers
Watch the news show here.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiFnnR_gpvg&feature=related
In Late May, the DOT proposed a rule change for farm equipment, and if it this allowed to take effect, it will place significant regulatory pressure on small farms and family farms all across America -- costing them thousands of dollars and possibly forcing many of them out of business. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), part of the Department of Transportation (DOT), wants new standards that would require all farmers and everyone on the farm to obtain a CDL (Commercial Drivers License) in order to operate any farming equipment. The agency is going to accomplish this by reclassifying all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMVs).
(It is also important to note here that DOT Secretary Ray LaHood holds a seat on the newly created White House Rural Council. A powerful group whose members have ties to George Soros and The Center For American Progress.)
The move by the DOT appears to be "legislation through regulation." By reclassifying all farm vehicles and implements as Commercial Vehicles, the federal government will now be able to claim regulatory control over the estimated 800,000 farm workers in America, at the same time, overriding the rights of the states.
The proposed change also means ANYONE driving a tractor or operating any piece of motorized farming equipment would be forced to pass the same rigorous tests and fill out the same detailed forms and diaries required of semi-tractor trailer drivers. This reclassification would bury small farms and family farms in regulation and paperwork.
Notice: This video has been reposted under US Fair Use Laws for non-profit educational purposes only
Department of Transportation Farms Farming Rural life CDL commercial drivers license Barack Hussein Obama Private Property Communism Eliminate family farms agriculture
Posted by Karen Vigneault Librarian at 9:13 AM
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I think it's important for the community to listen and watch these videos. Think for yourself.. test your soil and water on your rez..
watch this one first
then watch the youtube video below.. all 7 parts
Posted by Karen Vigneault Librarian at 2:43 PM
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Howka tribal members..I don't know if many of you know that the american government and homeland security have written many executive orders that affect many things . One of the executive orders even affects our food and the growing of it .. below are a list of executive orders that you may or may not be aware of ..
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10990 allows the government to take over all modes of transportation and control of highways and seaports.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10995 allows the government to seize and control the communication media.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10997 allows the government to take over all electrical power, gas, petroleum, fuels and minerals.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10998 allows the government to seize all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports, and waterways.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 10999 allows the government to take over all food resources and farms.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11000 allows the government to mobilize civilians into work brigades under government supervision.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11001 allows the government to take over all health, education and welfare functions.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11002 designates the Postmaster General to operate a national registration of all persons.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11003 allows the government to take over all airports and aircraft, including commercial aircraft.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11004 allows the Housing and Finance Authority to relocate communities, build new housing with public funds, designate areas to be abandoned, and establish new locations for populations.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11005 allows the government to take over railroads, inland waterways and public storage facilities.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11051 specifies the responsibility of the Office of Emergency Planning and gives authorization to put all Executive Orders into effect in times of increased international tensions and economic or financial crisis.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11310 grants authority to the Department of Justice to enforce the plans set out in Executive Orders, to institute industrial support, to establish judicial and legislative liaison, to control all aliens, to operate penal and correctional institutions, and to advise and assist the President.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 11049 assigns emergency preparedness function to federal departments and agencies, consolidating 21 operative Executive Orders issued over a fifteen year period.”
Posted by Karen Vigneault Librarian at 10:32 AM
Friday, August 5, 2011
Howka, I wanted to share a great pic of the 2011 San Diego Pride Parade.. The staff and youth from the Amer. Indian Health Center marched with Nations of the 4 directions .. It was great to see our straight alliances as well as our LGBT youth..
Posted by Karen Vigneault Librarian at 10:10 AM
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Like myself many tribal members cannot make it to the language classes..I found a semi solution..Sam Brown from Viejas has been posting Kumeyaay language courses online.. this part is part 3
Posted by Karen Vigneault Librarian at 2:46 PM
I just wanted to share some sites that have some traditional gathering practices. https://deborahsmall.wordpress.com/fieldtrips-gathering-chia/
Some of the sites were part of a trip that was made to our rez..
Posted by Karen Vigneault Librarian at 12:03 PM