Would you like to get Our Daily Frybread again?

Posted Feb 21st 2012, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

This is Ray Levesque and we live in Canada now as permanent residents since September 2012, in
Vancouver BC. I'd like to start Daily Frybread again if there's sufficient interest but I also need your
updated email addresses if any. I certainly appreciate your readership in the past and am ready to
start again! So whose with me? And who has stuff to contribute?
At your service
You are...

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Merry Christmas from Tlingits Everywhere!

Posted Dec 25th 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News


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Learn Tribal Economic Development in the New Year!

Posted Dec 24th 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

UCLA Online Econ Dev Course
TLCEE/UCLA Extension On-line Course
Info: www.uclaextension.edu/tribal
Tribal Courses - Scholarship Opportunities
Due: December 28, 2009
UCLA School of Law, Tribal Learning Community & Educational Exchange (TLCEE)/
Course Topics:
Economic Development and Nation Building in Native America: Ten weeks, starting 1/12/2010
This course examines several real-world case studies of economic development strategies and projects from across Indian country and evaluates the factors that contribute to their success and failure .
Legal Research , Analysis, and Writing in...

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Of Christ and Camel Spit

Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News


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Twas the Night Before Ojibwe Christmas

Posted Dec 22nd 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

 'Twas the Night Before Ojibwe Christmas 
===================English Version================= 
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house 
Not an wild creature was stirring, not even a mouse; 
The moccasins were hung by the smoke hole with care, In hopes that Giveaway-red-really-big-man soon would be there; 
The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of maple sugar danced in their heads; 
And mother in her handkerchief, and I in my black hair, Had just settled down for a long winter nap, 
When outside the...

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What If the First Christmas Had Happened on Turtle Island

Posted Dec 21st 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

 What if the First Christmas happened on Turtle Island?
I know that if the Christ was born on Turtle Island, there would have been 4 wise elders instead of three wise men.
They would have had a dream instead of seeing a star.
They would have come from the four directions instead of only the east.
They would have traveled by canoe, horse, and by foot instead of by camel.
They would have searched for a baby lying in a Bear's den instead of a...

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Christmas Thoughts on the Incarnation

Posted Dec 20th 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

 Incarnation,  noun
1 a person who embodies in the flesh a deity, spirit, or abstract quality : Rama was Vishnu's incarnation on earth.
• ( the Incarna t i on) (in Christian theology) the embodiment of God the Son in human flesh as Jesus Christ.
While trees paitently relentlessly suck ground water from their roots,
and while I munch a chocolate chip cookie, that turns to sugar in my blood stream,
I’m pondering what I’ve been avoiding this season thinking about...Incarnation.
So why am I avoiding...

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Crisis At Crow Creek

Posted Dec 17th 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

 Crisis at Crow Creek
The Following was Forwarded to me by Ray and Kathleen Kesner
From: Kingmanwapato@rushmore.com To: Undisclosed-Recipient:; Sent: 
12/6/2009 3:59:03 P.M. Mountain Standard Time Subj: Information on Prayer 
Ceremony, "Hemblaca" and location of Camp for Ceremony 
Dear Tribal Leader, 
By now, you have read that IRS auctioned off 7100 acres of land owned by the Crow Creek Farm, a Corporation under the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe. IRS sold the land to pay for employment taxes unpaid by the Tribe after the Tribe was informed by a...

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Shinnecock Tribes Moves Closer to US Federal Recognition

Posted Dec 16th 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

Link to Original Article
Published: December 15, 2009
ALBANY — The Obama administration said Tuesday that the Shinnecock Indian Nation of Long Island had met the necessary criteria for federal recognition, signaling the end of a more than 30-year court battle and clearing a path for the tribe to build a casino in New York City or its suburbs.
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A portrait from about 1895 shows Shinnecock indians who lived on Long Island.
The decision all but assures the tribe’s federal recognition,...

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Gang Violence Grows on Indian Reservation

Posted Dec 15th 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

Gang Violence Grows on an Indian Reservation
Published: December 13, 2009
PINE RIDGE, S.D. — Richard Wilson has been a pallbearer for at least five of his “homeboys” in the North Side Tre Tre Gangster Crips, a Sioux imitation of a notorious Denver gang.
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Matthew Williams for The New York Times
THE PALLBEARER Richard Wilson, left, has carried the coffins of five gang members from Pine Ridge, S.D. At right, his half-brother, Richard Lame.

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Shepherds and Sheepherders

Posted Dec 14th 2009, 08:12 by Our Daily Frybread on News

 “Shepherds and Sheepherders” by Richard Zane Smith is one of the best Christmas stories I’ve read in years.  It is a story deserving of a slow, leisurely read.  So, if you can’t read it slowly right now, please save it for later.  You won’t be disappointed, and you will probably read it more than once. 
Communication can be a difficult thing, even between the closest of partners.  Cross-cultural communication can be the dickens.
Comments on the story sent to this e-mail address will be collected...

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Church Apologizes to Native Tribe, Four Centuries Later

Posted Dec 4th 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

Church Apologizes to Native Tribe, Four Centuries Later
Collegiate Church community apologizes to Lenape tribe
By Jasper Fakkert
Epoch Times StaffCreated: Nov 29, 2009Last Updated: Nov 30, 2009
A young girl waits on stage before she exchanges the necklace, made of traditional Dutch beads, with the necklace of a boy of the Lenape tribe wearing a traditional Native American necklace on Nov. 27 (Jasper Fakkert/The Epoch Times)
NEW YORK—It took 400 years, but an apology was made on Friday by the Collegiate Church community to the Lenape tribe...

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Dear Friends of Hamaatsa

Posted Dec 3rd 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

Dear Friends of Hamaatsa,
Thank you for your trust and faith.  This year, thoughtful committed people have come alongside the vision for Hamaatsa – a place where people starting over happens, and clear actions are demonstrated.
In a very short time, a particular rhythm rising from the land has touched the hands and hearts of those who are listening. This motion, this action, felt in the heart and expressed through holy hands is a circular movement resulting in reciprocity and restoration.
How is it, in...

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New Hopes on Health Care for American Indians

Posted Dec 2nd 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

New Hopes on Health Care for American Indians
Laura Segall
Genita Yazzie visits the grave of her daughter, Ciara Antone, who would have turned 5 this August.
Published: December 1, 2009
The meeting last month was a watershed: the leaders of 564 American Indian tribes were invited to Washington to talk with cabinet members and President Obama, who called it “the largest and most widely attended gathering of tribal leaders in our history.”
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Indian Country: Struggles for Health Care
Disparities in Health Care
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Contextual Indigenous Cultural Christology

Posted Dec 1st 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

 Contextual Indigenous Cultural Christology
by Robert Francis
© October 2009
The Great Spirit is in all things….
            – Bedagi [Big Thunder]
               Wabanaki (Late 19th Century)
…. the voice of the Great Spirit is heard in the twittering of birds, the rippling of mighty waters, and the sweet breathing of flowers.  If this is paganism, then at present, at least, I am a pagan.
            – Zitkala-Sa [Gertrude Simmons Bonnin]
               Dakota Sioux (1876-1938)
            The short phrase or statement “following Jesus in the context of our Native cultures” is closely associated with the Mid...

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