By ICTMN Staff February 1, 2011
Scientists speculate that a Native woman might have traveled from America to Europe a thousand years ago. This bold theory is based on the genetic research by Agnar Helgason, a scholar at Iceland’s deCODE Genetics and an associate research professor at the University of Iceland. According to an article published on the Time Magazine website, Helgason was researching the origin of the Icelandic population when he discovered that a small group of Icelanders —… Continue
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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
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 —
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 —
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You… Continue
Added by LadyHawkღ on January 26, 2011 at 8:35am —
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 —
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
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
How to Say Happy New Year in:: English Translation Afgani: Saale Nao Mubbarak Afrikaans: Gelukkige nuwe jaar Albanian: Gezuar Vitin e Ri Arabic: Antum salimoun Assyrian: shitukh hoya brikhta (may your year be blessed) Bengali: Shuvo Nabo Barsho Bulgarian: ×åñòèòà Íîâà Ãîäèíà(pronounced "Chestita Nova Godina") Chinese: Chu Shen Tan Corsican Language: Pace e Salute Cymraeg (Welsh): Blwyddyn Newydd Dda Czechoslovakia: Scastny Novy Rok… Continue
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The old man sat in his gas station on a cold Christmas Eve. He hadn’t been anywhere in years since his wife had passed away. He had no decorations, no tree, no lights. It was just another day to him. He didn’t hate Christmas, just couldn’t find a reason to celebrate. There were no children in his life. His wife had gone.
He was sitting there looking at the snow that had been falling for the last hour and wondering what it was all about when the door opened… Continue
Adult badgers measure 30 inches (76cm) to 35 inches (89cm) in length, including a short furry tail averaging 5.5 inches (14 cm) . Their bodies are wide and give a flat backed appearance. Many adult badgers weigh 12 pounds (5.4 kg) to 16…
'Peace' by Christine
If peace was something to hold in your hand,
Something tangible to feel, something like sand,
We could each sprinkle it all over the Earth,
From Capetown to London, from LA to Perth,
It's color would be a bright leafy green,
Glistening and shiny for all to be seen,
This would stop our anger, jealousy and tears,
Calm all our… Continue
Halloween is one of the oldest holidays with origins going back thousands of years. The holiday we know as Halloween has had many influences from many cultures over the centuries. From the Roman's Pomona Day, to the Celtic festival of Samhain, to the Christian holidays of All Saints and All Souls Days.
Hundreds of years ago in what is now Great Britain and Northern France, lived the Celts. The Celts worshipped nature and had many gods,… Continue
It has been said that no other exotic animal has caught the attention of the public quite like the pet hedgehog has. Their spines, friendly and curious nature, as well as that ever-smiling expression have endeared them to millions of confessed hedgehog lovers around the globe.
Those in Britain, Europe and parts of Africa have long known about the hedgehogs’ charm. British author and illustrator, Beatrix Potter,… Continue
I have just returned from a wonderful rest and relaxing tour of Snowdonia (in North Wales) and went to the top of Mount Snowdon via train (cog train) and it was breathtakingly beautiful. Stayed at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis and each day went to a different location and took hundreds of photographs. Visited castles and gardens and the weather was sunny and warm (very unusual for this time of year in Wales as it usually rains there)
A Wyandot (Huron) Legend The wise men turned to him who wrote, Then they looked at the trees on many hills. It was the autumn. The leaves had many colors.They said, " We will tell you the story of the battle fought by the deer and the bear in the land of the sky."
The bear was selfish and proud. He often made trouble among the Animals of the Great Council. When he heard that the Deer had walked over the rainbow Bridge into the sky land he was angry. "I WILL PUNISH THE DEER " he…
Raccoon is one of my silent totems. I read my cards two days ago,
(something I rarely do) and pulled the Raccoon. Then last night a
Raccoon and a baby Raccoon came to my back yard. She was washing her
food in the pool when I spotted her from the balcony. I started talking
to her, and she looked up at me to make eye contact and she seemed as if
she were saying to me "I hear you!" I was not that far away from her
and it did not bother her that I was some crazy lady… Continue