January 2011 Blog Posts (8)

Bill Miller’s List of 10 Essential Songs for Native Musicians (THIS LIST SURPRISED ME!)

Bill Miller is driving across Iowa, talking on his cell phone about the songs he loves, many of which he first heard on his car radio in the 1970s.



Miller, who is Mohican from the Stockbridge-Munsee Community in Wisconsin, is a three-time Grammy winner and his work spans symphonies, traditional and popular music in a Native key. He has made his home in Nashville; a city that he notes is on the route of the Trail of Tears and was a hub in the civil-rights movement. To Miller it was a… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 31, 2011 at 7:22pm — 1 Comment

Snowed In: Preparing Food for Winter Hardship

By Dale Carson January 28, 2011



As ‘the white stuff’ piles a foot deep or more in New England, I begin to wonder how our ancestors survived winters like this two to four hundred years ago.



One thing they did was “prepare”—a tradition I try to carry on. When tribes or bands traveled to the coastline in summer to enjoy clams, oysters, scallops, crabs, lobsters, herring, shad and more, they not only ate the species daily by the sea, but dried or smoked them to bring back to… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 28, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

Comanche Hiking 833 Miles Along Trail of Tears

When Ron Cooper and his wife Kristal contacted us about Ron’s mission, and asked if we’d be interested in following their journey, we couldn’t have been more excited.



Ron’s in the midst of hiking the northern route of the Trail of Tears (833 miles worth of it!), a journey he’s been preparing for since 2009. He did a ton of research, worked with the National Park Service, and plotted his course. On January 17th, Ron took his first step. Now, we’re going to be there with him for all… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 27, 2011 at 10:40am — No Comments

WAYNA PICCHU - El Condor Pasa-Quechua Original

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 27, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments

Call for Cherokee Veterans

Call for Cherokee Veterans

The Cherokee Phoenix is conducting a series of on-camera interviews with Cherokee military veterans about their military service. The Phoenix is looking for veterans of all military branches and for all conflicts going back to World War II.



If you are a military veteran who would like to participate, or if you know a veteran who would like to participate, please call Senior Reporter Will Chavez at (918) 207-3961 or e-mail will-chavez@cherokee.org. You… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 26, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments

Translators Unravel 150-year-old Dakota Letters

By ICTMN Staff January 24, 2011

For the past 10 years, Dakota elder Clifford Canku has been poring over letters written by Dakota men who were imprisoned after the Dakota Conflict of 1862. Canku is one of a few academics working to translate letters from the written Dakota language; eventually upwards of 50 of them will be published in a book. The stories of life in the prison and the uncertain times have proven revelatory. “People died,” says Canku. “They were in prison. They experienced… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 24, 2011 at 8:45am — No Comments

If we want change we need to be willing to fight for it...........

Just a thought

The best way to deal with a situation is to hit them in their POCKETS.......

What does this mean?

Good and Services.........

So if we can all get together and figure out what the government relies on most as fuel and then boycott it and a unite which would mean great personal sacrifice then maybe someone will start listening.

For instance the constant rise in gas prices...........Around vacation time folks need to not take a distant vacation...Boycott gas… Continue

Added by Imani on January 21, 2011 at 10:10am — 1 Comment

History of Native American Dreamcatchers

Dreamcatchers are an authentic American Indian tradition, from the Ojibway (Chippewa) tribe. Ojibway people would tie sinew strands in a web around a small round or tear-shaped frame--in a somewhat similar pattern to how they tied webbing for their snowshoes--and hang this "dream-catcher" as a charm to protect… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on January 7, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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