HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut's Mohegan tribe has inducted its first female tribal chief in almost 300 years.
In an Aug. 15 ceremony, Lynn Malerba became chief of the Mohegans, whose Mohegan Sun casino complex in southeastern Connecticut is one of the world's largest gaming and hotel facilities and employs nearly 10,000 people.
Malerba is the Mohegans' first female chief since 1723.
The tribe, which has about 1,700 members, has been without a chief since the death in October… Continue
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A pair of marijuana growers in Western Canada appear to have been using bears to protect their illegal crop, but the well-fed animals proved to be a bit lax in their guard duties, police said on Wednesday.
Officers were dismantling two large outdoor plots of marijuana near Christina Lake, British Columbia, when they realized there were 10 large black bears wandering around the farm property,… Continue
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LIVING IN A COMMUNITY or LIVING AS A COMMUNITY
I will open this tread with a… Continue
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Dog chows down on SC man's school board petition
BEAUFORT, S.C. -- land of the smart Dog
The dog really did eat the homework, or, in this case, the petition a South Carolina man was going to file to run for school board. The Beaufort Gazette reported Friday that Terry Thomas of Ladys Island had a petition with almost 200 signatures when he went out to… Continue
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Opossums (Didelphimorphia, pronounced /daɪˌdɛlfɨˈmɔrfi.ə/) are the largest order of marsupials in the Western Hemisphere. They are also commonly called possums, though that term is also applied to Australian fauna of the suborder Phalangeriformes. The Virginia Opossum was the first animal to be named an opossum.[citation… Continue
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~ LAWS of the UNIVERSE ~
1. The Law of Love: The primary law is the Law of Love; all things exist within this law Continue
and are created out of it.…
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When the Great Mystery created the earth and all living things upon it, the people and animals lived in peace. None, neither people nor animals, ate flesh. Now it happened in the course of many seasons that the buffalo began to think that they were the most powerful beings in the world. They came to believe that this gave them the right to kill and eat other animals, and people as well. Then the… Continue
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"The Piasa bird (pronounced Pie-a-saw) is said to have flown over the "Great Father of Waters" thousands of moons before the white
man came, when magolonyn and mastodon were still living." The Piasa, or Piusa, means "the bird that devours
men" or "bird of the evil spirit". Early drawings depict it as part bird, reptile, mammal, and fish. The colors used
in early paintings… Continue
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The Spirit Bear: the rare "blonde" black bear of Canada's western coast
By Mail Foreign Service
Last updated at 3:24 PM on 15th July 2009… Continue
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The true Indian sets no price upon either his property or his labor. His generosity is limited only by the strength and ability. He regards it as an honor to be selected for a difficult or dangerous service, and would rather :"Let the person I serve express his thanks according to his own bringing up and his sense of… Continue
Added by ERIC SHARP on August 4, 2010 at 11:43am —
Coyote thought he knew more than anyone; but the hummingbird knew more. Then Coyote wanted to kill him. He caught him, struck him, and mashed him entirely. Then he went off. The hummingbird… Continue
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Tuesday, August 3, 2010
On this day in 1948, a federal court ruled Indians in New Mexico could vote. More than a month earlier, Miguel Trujillo Sr. from Isleta Pueblo attempted to register to vote in a near by town. He was refused and sued the state. He's credited for making it possible for New Mexico tribes to vote in state and national elections
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Interesting facts about hummingbirds:
the hummingbird is the smallest bird and also the smallest of all animals that have a backbone.
a hummingbird has no sense of smell…
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My daughter's friend came by yesterday and ask me if her parents that were with her could see the things that I made ,and I allowed them too do so and the man said you are Indian as if he could not see my skin color ,and I ask him could you not tell that by looking at me and he said but your dark tan looked so perfect . Her parents left for when I turn around and droped my pants and walked away with my perfect tan reer end and my pants and shorts in hand . I've been told many things in my… Continue
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An old man living in Alaska had lost all of his friends and family, and he felt sad to think that he was left alone. He began to wonder whether he should leave and start a new life in another village. But he worried, "If I paddle away to another village and the people there see that I am alone, they may think that I've run away from my own village because I was accused of some disgraceful thing."… Continue
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It was first a traveling exhibit of archival photographs. It premiered at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, June 2 to October 31, 1999.
Photographs can speak. They can whisper or shout. They can lie. Many photographs, though, are silent. When individuals, events or other… Continue
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Thunder Cloud stood outside his father’s tipi and watched as the village came alive around him. It was a cold crisp morning and the snow that covered the land like a blanket lay deep underfoot. Many of the women of the Hunkpapa village were reluctant to leave the warmth and comfort of their lodges to go and collect firewood from the stockpile at the edge of their winter camp.
Wrapped in his buffalo robe young Thunder Cloud waited outside in the cold for he knew she would appear soon. He… Continue
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When the boy was old enough to be given a man's name, Snow Bird called him Braveness because of his courage as a hunter. Many of the girls in the Caddo village wanted to win Braveness as a husband, but he paid little attention to any of them.
One morning he started out for a day of hunting, and while he was walking along looking for wild game, he saw someone ahead of him sitting under a small elm tree. As he approached, he was surprised to find that the person was a young woman, and he… Continue
Added by ERIC SHARP on July 25, 2010 at 1:14pm —
An Antarctic octopus that spews cold-resistant venom! A giant jellyfish that might have stung up to 100 people! A 40-ton whale that crushes yachts (well, at least one yacht, anyway)! The Web loves weird sea creatures. This past week, there was a lot to love.
Octopus fears no cold
They almost sound like some kind of a cartoon super villain. But not only are they real, they might have something to offer medicine. This past week, researchers discovered four new species… Continue
Added by ERIC SHARP on July 24, 2010 at 4:08pm —
A totem can be the symbol of a tribe, clan, family or individual. Native American tradition provides that each individual is connected with nine different animals that will accompany each person through life, acting as guides. Different animal guides come in and out of our lives depending on the direction that we are headed and the tasks that need to be completed along our journey.
Native beliefs further explain that a totem animal is one that is with you for life, both in the… Continue
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