TO OUR DEAREST FRIEND AND MOST OF ALL OUR SISTER WHO WILL LOVE DEARLY. I AM SADEN TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE NOT AMONGST US BUT I KNOW THAT YOU ARE AND WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US IN SPIRIT. YOU WERE ONE OF A KIND THAT NO ONE CAN EVER REPLACE. I WILL MISS YOU DEARLY MY SISTER MANA. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME IN MY HEART MY THOUGHTS AND IN SPIRIT. YOU WERE ALWAYS HERE FOR ALL OF US ON WARRIOR NATION AND YOU ALWAYS POSTED BEAUTIFUL COMMENTS EVERY DAY. NOT A DAY WENT BY THAT I DIDN'T HAVE A COMMENT FROM YOU.… Continue
Added by WILLA NYOKA (ADMIN) on August 15, 2011 at 9:43pm —
I have been away for a few days and being here on this page is like being home...I want to wish each of you a great weekend and will catch up with those who left posts very soon. Please know what a comfortable place this is to be and spend time. Blessings to each of you and as Grandmother Moon rises this night may your hearts be warmed with her gifts of beauty and peace and as you awaken tomorrow, look into your mirror or a still pond and see the greatest gift given you… Continue
Added by Tsoi Tawodi on August 13, 2011 at 2:51pm —
I found this poem and want to share it. It was written by Eleanor Farjeon.
Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair,
Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge,
Open drawer, empty shoe, anybody's lap will do,
Fitted in a cardboard box, in a cupboard with your frocks
Anywhere! They don't care! Cats sleep anywhere.
Added by Ms. Down-to-Earth on August 13, 2011 at 10:30am —
- What a funny squirrel! I showed Marianne the picture on a magazine. Continue
- Oh, don´t talk about squirrels… she sighed.
- Our neighbor isn´t talking to us.
- What? Again? What this time? Something to do with squirrels?
- Oh yes.
- Let´s hear it!
- All right. The other day we were a bit tired and had a nap after I had done the laundry, and before it was time to start preparing dinner. Well - I was just about to fall asleep when…
Added by ERIC SHARP on August 11, 2011 at 8:00am —
Over a cup of coffee I would say this professor has the understanding and spirit of a very wise man...
A wonderful video to pass along to your… Continue
Added by LadyHawkღ on August 10, 2011 at 1:01am —
A woman goes into Cabela's to buy a rod and reel for her grandson's birthday. She doesn't know which one to get so she just grabs
goes over to the counter.
A Cabela's associate is standing there wearing dark shades. She says, 'Excuse me, sir. Can you tell me anything about this rod and
He says, 'Ma'am, I'm completely blind; but if you'll drop it on the counter,… Continue
Added by Steven Berry on August 8, 2011 at 5:35am —
As some of you know, I have on occasion written about what it was like for me to grow up in a place I still believe was "Normal"....I have been told by well meaning acquaintances and friends who think that Normal is and was a long way from where I called home..
Typical shrink oriented nabobs, that had never walked a mile in my Converse high tops..so who were they to try to understand.?.I believe every one of us… Continue
Added by Steven Berry on August 7, 2011 at 8:53am —
Osda Sunalei (good morning) All,
I would like to share something I wrote some years ago to start your New day with you if I may
Softly, like the gentle breath of Creator
who whispers upon Wind Spirits
Gently, as the soft petal of a violet
that caresses an infant’s cheek
Refreshing as the cooling mist
from a clear running waterfall
With compassion it begins to heal
those who are in pain
Added by Tsoi Tawodi on August 7, 2011 at 7:48am —
Drums pound as gourd rattles shake in rhythm
with the joyous heart of Earth Mother
Spirits of Earth and Sky loudly rejoice
at the birthing of new Wolf pups
Tiny new lives beginning in innocence
their eyes closed to what might be
Gently, as the caress of a Butterfly
Wind Spirits stroke their fur
Sleeping pups, dreaming dreams
of ancestors roaming free
Prairies, mountains, valleys, and streams
were once a home… Continue
Added by Tsoi Tawodi on August 6, 2011 at 10:04am —
This is an article I wrote for Paw Prints Magazine...hope you enjoy...I am but a small voice for all our relations....
Of Wolves and Humans
(Waya...that voice in the distant wind which stirs the primal birth path of life's mystique...3 Hawks)
Many of you may never see any of my family in our natural home nor enjoy the thrill of listening to our sacred song as we walk upon the beautiful face of our Earth Mother.
Once, our home was from horizon to horizon in this… Continue
Added by Tsoi Tawodi on August 6, 2011 at 9:59am —
Ladyhawk...just so you know this article of 'I am Buffalo' is an article I wrote some years ago and is copyrighted. The original piece is entitled 'Of Bison and Humans', published in Paw Prints Magazine. This woman who has her name on this has been notified of her copyright infringement and is a sad thing to steal anothers works. She has done this on other webpages and not just with my work. You are welcome to use this ariticle on this fine website you have, but please make the… Continue
Added by Tsoi Tawodi on August 6, 2011 at 5:07am —
By ICTMN Staff
The Anishinabek Nation is mourning its grandfather, William Commanda, who passed away on August 2 at age 97. Continue
“He was a gift to the Algonquin people and an important figure for all First Nations people. It is a sad day when our elders pass, and he will be remembered by many,” said Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee in a release to the media.
Born on November 11, 1913, Ojigkwanong, as he was named, was the…
Added by LadyHawkღ on August 4, 2011 at 7:00am —
The simplicity of this traditional prayer of the Apache people speaks powerfully of the beauty of this glorious planet. May reading this Apache prayer bring you a sense of deep peace and comfort.
May the sun
bring you new energy by day.
May the moon
softly restore you by night.
May the rain
wash away your worries.
May the breeze
blow new strength into your being.
May you walk
gently through the world and… Continue
Added by Cindy Dickinson on July 31, 2011 at 9:06am —
CAMINADA HEADLAND, La.Cleanup after the BP oil spill has turned up dozens of sites where archaeologists are finding human and animal bones, pottery and primitive weapons left behind by pre-historic Indian settlements — a trove of new clues about the Gulf Coast's mound dwellers more than 1,300 years ago. But they also fear the remains could be damaged by oil or lost to erosion before they can be fully studied.
So far, teams of archaeologists hired by the oil giant have visited more than 100… Continue
Added by ERIC SHARP on July 23, 2011 at 5:26pm —
Canadian archeologists have found a ship abandoned more than 150 years ago in the quest for the fabled Northwest Passage and which was lost in the search for the doomed expedition of Sir John Franklin, the head of the team said Wednesday.
Marc-Andre Bernier, Parks Canada's head of underwater archaeology, said the HMS Investigator, abandoned in the ice in 1853, was found in shallow water in Mercy Bay along the northern coast of Banks Island in Canada's western Arctic.
"The ship is… Continue
Added by ERIC SHARP on July 23, 2011 at 5:15pm —
A slick black head breaks the surface, drawing delighted shrieks from whale watchers in a growing, and lucrative, activity that some say should replace Iceland's controversial whale hunt.
Since their meagre beginning in the 1990s, whale safaris in this island state have grown to attract tens of thousands of visitors each summer. But its proponents tensed up when Iceland reintroduced commercial whaling in 2006, and the two sides remain uneasy bedfellows.
"Whaling is bad for our… Continue
Added by ERIC SHARP on July 23, 2011 at 5:05pm —
I GOT SOME BAD NEWS YESTERAY AFTERNOON. MY SON SENT ME A MESSAGE ON FB AND TOLD ME THAT HIS GIRLFRIEND'S DAUGHTER HAD TAKEN HER OWN LIFE SUNDAY AFTERNOON. DID NOT LEAVE A NOTE AS TO SAY WHY SHE DID IT OR WHAT WAS WRONG. HER NAME WAS AMANDA AND SHE LEFT BEHIND A 4 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER. IT WAS A SAS AFTERNOON CAUSE AFTER I HEARD THAT I THOUGHT ABOUT WHEN I LOST MY SON BACK DEC.2,2003. SO I KNOW WHT SHE IS GOING THROUGH WITH LOOSING HER CHILD. KATHY HER MOM WHICH IS MY SON'S GIRLFRIEND JUST TOOK THE… Continue
Added by WILLA NYOKA (ADMIN) on July 19, 2011 at 12:34am —
Canada’s mail system is tangled up in a postal-workers’ strike, but hopefully it will be over by the time June 30 rolls around so that aficionados of musician Robbie Robertson can send their snail mail bearing his face.
Canada Post has unveiled a stamp featuring the iconic singer as part of the third installment of the Canadian Recording Artists Stamp series, the postal service announced on May 30.
“It never crossed my mind that one day I would be asked to be featured on a… Continue
Added by LadyHawkღ on June 24, 2011 at 5:30pm —
The Kachina Doll...
The dolls are carved from cottonwood root. The cottonwood is a symbol itself of being able to seek out moisture, especially important to desert farmers! It is light, sturdy, and a great wood for carving. The carver refines the piece of wood more and more. When it's finished, the doll is painted by hand with traditional colors identifiable to a particular Kachina spirit. Hopi Kachina carving is a very big part of their current and past culture and the carvers are an… Continue
Added by LadyHawkღ on June 23, 2011 at 12:55pm —
Following are excerpts from Sotheby Auctions of Native American items, specifically Kachinas:
Sotheby's, May 8, 2006... A fine Hopi polychrome wood Kachina doll, 10 ¾ inches high, depicting the Shalako Mana, of highly stylized form, standing on squat legs. Kachinas, the catalogue explains, are "spirit supernaturals, once of this world" who live in an underworld with Hopi ancestors and who are supposed to reappear in the first half of the year when they are personated in dance. The lot has… Continue
Added by LadyHawkღ on June 23, 2011 at 12:40pm —