Wind-power Project Fuels Divisive Debate Among Haida

Posted Nov 30th 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News
Wind-power project fuels divisive debate among Haida
Band governing body's role in $2-billion windmill farm stirs controversy over potential environmental risks to ancestral landmark
VANCOUVER — From Thursday's Globe and MailPublished on Thursday, Nov. 26, 2009 3:00AM ESTLast updated on Friday, Nov. 27, 2009 2:20AM EST
A spit of land that native legend says is the birthplace of human life on earth is at the heart of a debate that has divided the Haida Nation.
It lies adjacent to the site of a proposed $2-billion energy...

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Giving Thanks Might Help Save Us

Posted Nov 29th 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

 Giving Thanks Might Help Save Us
by Richard Zane Smith
kweh omateru,(friends)
The giving of Thanks.
its so important to be reminded of what we have to be thankful for.
and to think about this and express it to our loved ones and Creator.
The mega-culture surrounding us is dependent upon making us DIS-satisfied
with what we we perpetuate an endless pursuit of more; the new.
Its the pursuit of the new that keeps the wheels of a cancer-like culture going.
When we become infected as greedy cells,we contribute to a cancer like effect 

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Native America's Contribution to Organic Foods

Posted Nov 28th 2009, 02:12 by Our Daily Frybread on News

75% of the World's Food
Seventy-five percent of the food and fiber we grow today was discovered and cultivated by the native farmers and hunter-gatherers of North, Central and South America.
These indigenous varieties include corn, beans, peanuts, cotton, potatoes, tomatoes, chili peppers, avocados, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, squashes, black walnuts, pecans, chocolate, tobacco, rubber, sunflowers, and medicinal herbs and plants. Today, every one of these varieties are threatened by Monsanto, Big Pharma, and industrial agriculture, among others, who are privatizing and patenting...

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A Very Sad Thanksgiving

Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

A Very Sad
Thanksgiving Day
In 1637, seven hundred men, women and children of the Pequot Tribe, gathered for their "Annual Green Corn Dance" in the area that is now known as Groton, Conn. While they were gathered in their meeting place, they were surrounded and attacked by English and Dutch mercenaries.
The Indians were ordered from the structure and as they came forth, they
were, unmercifully, shot down. Others were brutally burned alive in the structure.
The next day, the Governor of the Massachusetts...

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Fall 2009 New Native Films Catalog

Posted Nov 25th 2009, 11:22 by Our Daily Frybread on News


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Crystal Crosses

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

 Sad News & Crystal Crosses 
      In a deerskin pouch, I keep a tiny crystal cross which is embedded in a little white pebble.  A certain Cherokee flute player and maker of songs gifted me with this when he came all the way from Colorado for an Osi Ceremony at Christmas time one year.  But, the little cross did not come originally from Colorado.  These crystal crosses are found only in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and Virginia.  You won't find them...

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Pine Ridge: UN Investigates Housing Issue

Posted Nov 23rd 2009, 01:03 by Our Daily Frybread on News
Pine Ridge: A housing issue
By Victoria Bomberry, Today correspondent
Story Published: Nov 3, 2009
Story Updated: Nov 12, 2009 
PINE RIDGE, S.D. – The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing Raquel Rolnik visited Pine Ridge Nov. 2 to investigate the housing conditions on the reservation.
Located in the poorest county in the United States, Pine Ridge provided Rolnik the opportunity to view housing conditions that reflect the problems present in Indian country throughout the United States. Pine Ridge is the...

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Declaration of Indigenous People for Food Sovereignity

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

[Forwarded by Debra Harry – and ]
Declaration of Indigenous Peoples for Food Sovereignty
Representatives of Indigenous Peoples from the regions of Asia, the Pacific, Latin America, North America, Africa and Northern Europe, gathered at the Global Forum for Peoples’ Food Sovereignty in Rome from the 13th to the 17th of November 2009.
Reaffirming our right to Food sovereignty, which is intrinsically linked to our historical, cultural and spiritual relations with our Mother Earth, our lands and territories, Upholding our right to communal self-determination, as...

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White Corn Harvest Strengthens the Oneida

Posted Nov 19th 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

 Original Article
Mark Hoffman
Surrounded by white corn drying the traditional way, manager Jeff Metoxen talks about the benefits of white corn to a group of visitors from Germany last month at the Tsyunhehkwa Agricultural Center in Oneida.
Oneida - George Washington's troops at Valley Forge may have starved to death without the white corn an Oneida Indian chief gave them in the winter of 1777 during the Revolutionary War.
Now, the Oneida, like other tribes in Wisconsin, are returning to indigenous foods such as...

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Mexico Indian Remains Returned from NY for Burial

Posted Nov 18th 2009, 09:54 by Our Daily Frybread on News

 Original Website
MEXICO CITY (AP) - Northern Mexico's Yaqui Indians buried their lost warriors after a two-year effort to rescue the remains from New York's American Museum of Natural History, where the victims of one of North America's last Indian massacres lay in storage for more than a century.
The burial Monday capped an unprecedented joint effort by U.S. and Mexican Indian tribes to press both governments to bring justice and closure to a 1902 massacre by Mexican federal troops that killed...

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Natives Petition Government to Dissolve Indian Status

Posted Nov 17th 2009, 12:18 by Our Daily Frybread on News

VICTORIA — From Monday's Globe and Mail Published on Monday, Nov. 09, 2009 5:00AM EST Last updated on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 2:29AM EST
A delegation of the Gitxsan people from northwest British Columbia is set to meet with Indian Affairs Minister Chuck Strahl next month with a groundbreaking proposal: That the 13,000 members of their tribe be allowed to abandon their status as "Indians."
The group is willing to relinquish reserves, tax exemptions, Indian Act housing and financial supports in exchange for a share of...

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Supreme Court Will Not Hear Native Case on Redskins

Posted Nov 16th 2009, 12:50 by Our Daily Frybread on News

 WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a group of Native Americans who think the name of the NFL's Washington Redskins football team is offensive.
The high court on Monday turned away an appeal from Suzan Shown Harjo. That ends the latest round in the 17-year court battle between the Redskins and a group of American Indians who want them to change their name.
Harjo and her fellow plaintiffs have been working since 1992 to have the Redskins trademarks declared invalid....

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Native Art Icons - Various Tribes

Posted Nov 7th 2009, 02:03 by Our Daily Frybread on News

 People have enjoyed these icon style paintings for a long time. The artist is careful to honor the differences between tribes and doesn't pretend that we all look like Graham Greene or Adam Beach, although most people think I look like Adam (just 30 years older...)  Enjoy!
See if you can guess the tribe and the event or concept....
The Online Catalog 
The rest of the artwork is in the catalog link above!

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Indian Political Awakening Stirs Latin America

Posted Nov 6th 2009, 12:00 by Our Daily Frybread on News

 Indian political awakening stirs Latin America
Published: November 1, 2009
Next Story
JESUS DE MACHACA, Bolivia (AP) - In Ecuador, the Shuar are blocking highways to defend their hunting grounds. In Chile, the Mapuche are occupying ranches to pressure for land, schools and clinics. In Bolivia, a new constitution gives the country's 36 indigenous peoples the right to self-rule.
All over Latin America, and especially in the Andes, a political awakening is emboldening Indians who have lived mostly as second-class citizens since the...

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Jerusalem House of Indigenous Peoples

Posted Nov 4th 2009, 12:58 by Our Daily Frybread on News

Jerusalem House of Indigenous Peoples
Shalom Friends,
For many years, I have carried a vision toward establishing a house of indigenous people in Jerusalem. A number of tribal leaders around the world have also shared this idea for a long time. Some of them would like to see a house of prayer in Jerusalem set aside for indigenous people, where they may offer up their own traditional songs and prayers and dances. They have hoped for a house that would...

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