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  • The Writing Process Blog Tour

    A Girl Named Turquoise
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Thank you to Heid E. Erdrich for her invitation to add my few cents into the mix.  I've enjoyed reading the responses, such as the incomparable R. Vincent Moniz, Jr. and Trevino Brings Plenty.  Heid, Vince and Trevino are all writers I've had the pleasure to share the stage with, thanks to Bao Phi and The Loft Equilibrium Series.  Now, here's the questions:1. What are you working on?Several things within the last few months.  I tend to alternate what I'm working on from week to week, day to day.  I have a young adult novel that I'm polishing,…
  • Earth Day, Large and Small

    Native American Rights Fund -- News
    Native American Rights Fund
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    We often share stories about the big things NARF does for the environment: Opposing mines that threaten subsistence hunting and fishing.  Representing tribes during U.N. climate negotiations.  Securing safe drinking water on reservations.Lesser known, are the little things NARF also does for the environment.  Our Green Task Force searches out small steps we can take, like weatherization, low-power appliances, composting, and commuting alternatives.  We have reduced our carbon footprint, even though we have more attorneys working on more cases than we did two years…
  • KiwiGeeker’s New MobiSecret Software for Windows Can Uncover Infidelity and other Illicit Behavior from iPhone

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    Christopher Simmons
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: MobiSecret, newly released by KiwiGeeker, is an intelligent data analysis application that scans, recovers, analyzes and exports communication data stored in any iPhone. The software is designed to identify potential threats to a committed relationship or family including affairs, drug abuse, criminal activity, etc., through its smart contact history analysis function.KiwiGeeker’s New MobiSecret Software for Windows Can Uncover Infidelity and other Illicit Behavior from iPhone by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business,…
  • Coconino County approves texting while driving ban - Tucson News Now

    Flagstaff Today
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Tucson News NowFLAGSTAFF, AZ (Tucson News Now) -. Motorists heading up to Flagstaff will want to keep their … County supervisors said they’ve been postponing this in hopes that Arizona...
  • Secretary Jewell Underscores President’s Commitment to Build Strong, Resilient Tribal Communities at Pacific Northwest Tribal Summit

    American Indian Politics News
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:44 pm
    … Tribal Summit Discusses federal support for economic development … change challenges facing American Indian and Alaska Native governments and … American Indians. Jewell noted that the President's … in support of Native Americans and Tribes. Together …
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    A Girl Named Turquoise

  • The Writing Process Blog Tour

    22 Apr 2014 | 1:18 pm
    Thank you to Heid E. Erdrich for her invitation to add my few cents into the mix.  I've enjoyed reading the responses, such as the incomparable R. Vincent Moniz, Jr. and Trevino Brings Plenty.  Heid, Vince and Trevino are all writers I've had the pleasure to share the stage with, thanks to Bao Phi and The Loft Equilibrium Series.  Now, here's the questions:1. What are you working on?Several things within the last few months.  I tend to alternate what I'm working on from week to week, day to day.  I have a young adult novel that I'm polishing,…
  • Chase and Status Video

    4 Dec 2013 | 1:40 pm
    I thought this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9pU9FPz-dk was completely cinematic and beautiful and harrowing and it had me right up until the last scene.While rooted in reality, images of dead Indians dying tragic and senseless deaths are images and impressions fixed on a loop and they become reinforced again and again in the collective consciousness. This video conveys the idea that Indians are tragic, will always be tragic and no amount of sobriety or spirituality will atone for it.But maybe that's the point. And maybe I have to be a rez Indian to get it. I heard one Indian…
  • Casting Your Purls Before Swine

    3 Dec 2013 | 10:18 am
    An artist and self proclaimed craftactivist is knitting with her vagina in order to bring about awareness of feminist issues and also to create an awareness of body acceptance.She isn’t exactly knitting WITH her vagina—for the more literal minded reader—but is using her vagina to hold the ball of yarn.   'http://gawker.com/vaginal-knitting-is-the-new-thing-in-activist-perform-1472674648Her craftactivism is leaving a wooly taste in some people’s mouths and they aren’t a bit sheepish about expressing their distaste.But darn it!I think she’s sew cool…
  • Still Lifes I Love

    1 Sep 2012 | 11:20 am
    Paul McMillon 'Day of the DeadRob Schouten "Silent Chimes"
  • The Dollar Store; Island of Misfit Toiletries

    8 Jun 2012 | 12:50 pm
    Perfectly Pink. It's a color, no it's a mood, no it's a scent . . . wait, I need to tweet this right now!Stick it Jesus.A very, very sad day at the doll hospital.I would never use a body wash labeled as "Mystery Scent" unlessit was Scooby-Doo body wash.You can stay home in your pink kitchen and cook, or you can type and file and answer the phone in your pink office. But it has to be pink. Any questions?Truth in advertising:  The pink bottle says, New Lucky Feminine Wash --for when, you know, you get lucky.  TMI.Hey gals, you can be Freddy Kruger's…
 
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  • Earth Day, Large and Small

    Native American Rights Fund
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    We often share stories about the big things NARF does for the environment: Opposing mines that threaten subsistence hunting and fishing.  Representing tribes during U.N. climate negotiations.  Securing safe drinking water on reservations.Lesser known, are the little things NARF also does for the environment.  Our Green Task Force searches out small steps we can take, like weatherization, low-power appliances, composting, and commuting alternatives.  We have reduced our carbon footprint, even though we have more attorneys working on more cases than we did two years…
  • NARF attorneys participate in Indian Law Conference

    Native American Rights Fund
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:49 pm
    This week NARF attorneys participated in the Federal Bar Association's 2014 Indian Law Conference at the Pueblo of Pojoaque in New Mexico.  NARF Staff Attorney Natalie Landreth was a Conference Co-Chair and moderated the panel "Elections 2014 – Shelby County and the Impact on Indian Country."  In addition, Natalie also moderated the panel titled "Texting Paternity Away and Bringing ICWA into the 21st Century" and NARF Staff Attorney Erin Dougherty participated in the panel and discussed issues related to the Supreme Court's decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. To learn more…
  • NARF co-sponsors Niwot Native American Film Festival showing of Once We Had a River

    Native American Rights Fund
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:24 pm
    On Friday, April 11 at 7:30pm, NARF will co-sponsor the Niwot Native American Film Festival showing of Once We Had a River, a Native American social justice film by Jack Kohler and Anecita Agustinez.  Please join us!In 1880, five tribes were moved onto reservations along the San Luis Rey River through treaties enforced by the United States. Then in 1895, a diversion dam was built on the La Jolla Indian Reservation without their consent, diverting all of the water for the five reservations, to the newly founded City of Escondido. The United States sanctioned that act, uncontested until…
  • United States Supreme Court Rejects Alaska's Request for Review of the Katie John Decision

    Native American Rights Fund
    31 Mar 2014 | 8:54 am
    Today the United States Supreme Court rejected the State of Alaska's petition for certiorari review of the Ninth Circuit's decision upholding the 1999 Final Rules promulgated by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to implement part of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act concerning subsistence fishing and hunting rights on federal waters in State v. Norton, 3:05-cv-00006-HRH consolidated with Katie John v. United States of America, 3:05-cv-00158-HRH. The Court's rejection of the State's appeal marks the end to nearly 27 years of litigation by the…
  • NARF files amicus brief on behalf of NCAI and Huy supporting Native religious liberty

    Native American Rights Fund
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:18 am
    Last week NARF filed an amicus brief with the United States Supreme Court on behalf of NCAI and Huy supporting several Native prisoners petitioning for review of their religious liberty case.  These inmates sued Alabama because its prison grooming policies unduly restrict the traditional Native religious practice of wearing unshorn hair in violation of a federal law protecting religious exercise for prisoners.  Alabama is among a small minority of states still adhering to antiquated, restrictive policies that do not provide religious exceptions, even though the Federal Bureau of…
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  • KiwiGeeker’s New MobiSecret Software for Windows Can Uncover Infidelity and other Illicit Behavior from iPhone

    Christopher Simmons
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: MobiSecret, newly released by KiwiGeeker, is an intelligent data analysis application that scans, recovers, analyzes and exports communication data stored in any iPhone. The software is designed to identify potential threats to a committed relationship or family including affairs, drug abuse, criminal activity, etc., through its smart contact history analysis function.KiwiGeeker’s New MobiSecret Software for Windows Can Uncover Infidelity and other Illicit Behavior from iPhone by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business,…
  • Four Seasons Compassion for Life Celebrates its 35th Birthday Bash with musician Kat Williams, local craft beverages and cuisine

    Christopher Simmons
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:56 pm
    FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Four Seasons Compassion for Life celebrates its '35th Birthday Bash' Saturday, May 10, 2014, with a true birthday party from 6 - 10 p.m. The anniversary party promises to be lively, featuring musician Kat Williams, local craft beverages and cuisine, pinata raffle baskets and moreFour Seasons Compassion for Life Celebrates its 35th Birthday Bash with musician Kat Williams, local craft beverages and cuisine by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • Energy Optimizers USA helps Oak Hill Union Local Schools Save Taxpayers $156K in One Year Through Energy Conservation Program

    Christopher Simmons
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:01 pm
    TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Oak Hill Union Local Schools this week announced that the District has saved $156,902 during the first year after implementing an energy conservation project with Energy Optimizers, USA, a Tipp City, Ohio based company.Energy Optimizers USA helps Oak Hill Union Local Schools Save Taxpayers $156K in One Year Through Energy Conservation Program by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • Opinion: A Couple of CON Artists Tell All

    John Scott G
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:08 pm
    OPINION (SATIRE): With a shudder in my soul and hand sanitizer in my pocket, I went to interview a couple of operatives in the bowels of the conservative cabal. Er, conservative coven. Um, conservative clan? Just WTH do you call this human debris, anyway?Opinion: A Couple of CON Artists Tell All by John Scott G sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the Neotrope® News Network.
  • EaseUS Partition Master 10.0 has 100,000 user upgrades in one day after release

    Christopher Simmons
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:39 pm
    NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EaseUS Software, a leading provider of storage management, data backup and disaster recovery software, recently announced the important upgrade of its famous partition management utility - EaseUS Partition Master 10.0 - which already has received numerous praise from both users and professional reviewers. More than 100,000 users finished the upgrade within one day.EaseUS Partition Master 10.0 has 100,000 user upgrades in one day after release by Christopher Simmons sourced from: eNewsChannels - US Business, Politics and Tech News . © 2013 the…
 
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    American Indian Politics News

  • Secretary Jewell Underscores President’s Commitment to Build Strong, Resilient Tribal Communities at Pacific Northwest Tribal Summit

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:44 pm
    … Tribal Summit Discusses federal support for economic development … change challenges facing American Indian and Alaska Native governments and … American Indians. Jewell noted that the President's … in support of Native Americans and Tribes. Together …
  • Michigan authors to visit PI library

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:25 pm
    … Anne Belanger said. Riekki's anthology has been received … its rural, working class and Native American residents. He credits the lack … North," he said. Wayne State University Press suggested doing a … poems and fiction about the U.P. Heagreed, and got …
  • Colony of purple martins live in Lynchburg field

    24 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    … the Southeast of the United States, but can be found … woodpecker cavities in trees before Native Americans encouraged them to move … eggs. At its height, Marraccini’s colony included 36 pairs. … late 1800s. Many in the U.S. birding community consider starlings …
  • U.S. immunization program averted $402 billion in direct costs

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:21 pm
    … of vaccines given to U.S. children born between 1994 … in a statement. Approximately 50 percent of U.S. children and … they are Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, American Indian/Alaska Native, or, for … Despite a high level of U.S. immunization against measles, 129 …
  • Bringing history to life

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:02 pm
    … with soldiers, smithies, cooks, storekeepers, Native Americans, dance and weapons demonstrations, stories … . Saturday at Rippavilla Plantation on U.S. 31 in Spring Hill.
 
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    On First Nation Issues, Events, And Environmental Issues On The West Coast And World Events.

  • Shíshálh (Sechelt) First Nation is prepared to form a blockade to keep coal ships from passing through its territory,

    derrick
    25 Apr 2014 | 12:08 am
    by Dean Unger | newseditor@prpeak.com shíshálh (Sechelt) First Nation is prepared to form a blockade to keep coal ships from passing through its territory, according to Chief Calvin Craigan. His statement came after a flurry of arsenic-laden coal washed ashore on a Texada Island beach, near Lafarge Canada Inc.’s Texada Quarry coal storage facility, following a recent permit amendment approved by the ministry of energy and mines (MEM) without consultation. “Be assured, we will take a stand,” Craigan told the Peak. “We will blockade and put a stop to this. We’ve always protected our…
  • ‘If LNG fails, this town will fail’: B.C. mayor apologizes to officials thrown out of summit

    derrick
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Dene Moore – The Canadian Press The mayor of Fort Nelson, B.C., has issued a public apology to provincial bureaucrats and gas industry officials expelled from a First Nations summit on liquefied natural gas, saying there is too much at stake for his community to keep silent. Last week, the Fort Nelson First Nation asked both parties to leave its LNG summit over the province’s decision to change environment assessment rules for gas plants. In an open letter, Bill Streeper, mayor of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, which includes Fort Nelson, said he understands the…
  • Standing Our Sacred Ground-First Nations, Tribal Leaders & Land Owners Send Message To Canada, Stop Tar Sands At The Source

    derrick
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Picture via – Jamie Henn ‏@Agent350 Press Statement April 24, 2014 Standing Our Sacred Ground-First Nations, Tribal Leaders & Land Owners Send Message To Canada, Stop Tar Sands At The Source Washington DC – Northern Plains Tribal leaders and land owners representing the Cowboy and Indian Alliance joined in cross-border solidarity yesterday with their First Nations counterparts on the steps of the Canadian embassy. Their aim was to send a clear message to the Canadian and US governments to Honor the Treaties. Representatives of the Dakota, Lakota, Nakota, Ponca, Ojibway, and Cree…
  • (VIDEO) Reject and Protect Day 1 – Idle No More

    derrick
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:02 am
    Idle No More stands in solidarity with the mass mobilization Reject and Protect happening in Washington, Deceit, as well as the Moccasins on the Ground blockade training in Red Shirt, South Dakota, and the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Woman Pipe Spiritual Encampment in Green Grass, South Dakota, and recognizes the words of Protect the Sacred spokesperson, Faith Spotted Eagle, “These three encampments represent the physical, spiritual, and political manifestations of our movement.”
  • Press Release: Hereditary Chief of the Raven Clan Claims Rightful Sovereignty

    derrick
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    (April 23rd, 2014) I am Haimus Wakas, Head Hereditary Chief of the Haisla Raven Clan. In 1946, my mother, Sadie Williams, nee Grant, and her brother Earnest Grant, stood me up (Glauwitla) on a table in the feasthall and announced to the Haisla people I was the one to take my uncle Earnest Grant’s Hereditary title of Haimus Wakas, once he passed on. When my uncle Earnest Grant passed away I put on a settlement feast one year after his death. This feast is required to fulfill our Nuyem (stories) so I could take the name Wakas to carry on the responsibility of a Hereditary Chief. I fulfilled…
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