Monday, June 18, 2012


Howka tribal members, as many of you the Paipa family suffered a loss in their family.. If anyone would like to post a condolence please go to the link below.. My prayers are with the family..

Leslie Victor Paipa
1945 – 2012
Leslie Paipa, 65, of Santa Ysabel passed away on June 15, 2012.  A visitation will be held on Monday, June 25, 2012 from 5pm – 8pm, Rosary at 7pm, at Bonham Bros & Stewart Mortuary Chapel.  A Funeral Mass will be held at the Santa Ysabel Mission Church on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at 10am with burial immediately following in the Santa Ysabel Indian Cemetery.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


The Marin Museum of the American Indian seeks work by Native American Artists, aged 16-25, to showcase on a rotating basis. 

There are no deadlines. 

Work does not have to be strictly Native in content but must be of high quality.  

Arrangements can be made with the Museum for sales. 

Great resume opportunity for students applying to art schools, colleges, and universities.  

Museum of the American Indian
Miwok Park, 2200 Novato Blvd.
Novato, Calif.  94947.  

Contact: Colleen, 1(415) 897-4064
office @ (take out spaces), 
online:   <>

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Howka tribal memebrs, there is a new essay contest that our tribal youth can enter.. here is the info (below) if any tribal member wins.. please let me know..

~ Essay Contest ~ 


Who Can Participate:
Native American students enrolled in grades 5th - 12th.

Length and Language:
1200 - 2500 words. Essays must be a minimum of 1200 words but not
exceed 2500 words.

For Winning Authors:
First place receives $300, second place receives $150, and third place
receives $75.

June 30, 2012

Theme: Living Proof
Native nations continue to make great strides in governance, economy,
education and social welfare. We work daily to triumph over generations
of destructive federal and state policies that sought to end our
political, cultural and social existence. We are the living proof that
our people did not just "survive," we continue to "thrive." The theme
of this year's For All My Relations Conference is "Living Proof". We
can all look to historical examples, heroic figures and personal
anecdotes that speak to our resiliency and determination. Each one of
us is "living proof" that the strength, pride, courage and cultural
values of our communities continue to thrive. 

Write an essay illustrating how you or a member of your family or
community demonstrates the "Living Proof" theme in overcoming historic
or contemporary challenges.

Entries will be judged anonymously. Each essay must be original work of
the contestant. All essays may be published in whole or part by NIJC.
Winning essays will be published.

Essays must be submitted to NIJC by June 30, 2012. Essays may be emailed
to or faxed to 707-579-9019 or mailed to 5250 Aero Drive,
Santa Rosa, CA 95403.

Each essay must be submitted with a page that includes the applicants
name, age, grade, tribal affiliation, address, phone number, and email.