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Rare "Strawberry Moon" tonight 6/20/16

Break out your telescope, and bring a picnic dinner, because Monday night is set to be spectacular for stargazers. We're set to see the first Strawberry Moon to line up with the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, since 1967.

According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, it's called the Full Strawberry Moon because Algonquin tribes saw it as a signal to start gathering ripe fruit. In Europe, it was known as the Full Rose Moon, or the Honey Moon because June is a popular wedding…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on June 20, 2016 at 1:34pm — 1 Comment

Where’s the Bison? KivaSun Launches Bison Jerky in Two Flavors

Where’s the Bison? KivaSun Launches Bison Jerky in Two Flavors

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Added by LadyHawkღ on February 11, 2016 at 7:47pm — 1 Comment

Veterans groups object to being dragged into Trump-Fox feud

By Rebecca Kheel - 01/28/16 05:11 PM EST

Veterans groups say Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is disrespecting those who served in the military by using their plight in his ongoing rivalry with Fox News.

Instead of participating in Fox's GOP debate Thursday night, Trump is holding a separate campaign event that he promised would benefit veterans groups.

Paul Rieckhoff, founder of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, pledged his group wouldn’t…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on January 28, 2016 at 3:28pm — 6 Comments

Fall recipe ~Pretty Pumpkin Pudding

I think I'll try this one for Thanksgiving!

Pretty Pumpkin Pudding

Use a small to medium size pumpkin. Clean out the insides so you can bake the pudding in the shell. You might want to save and roast the seeds for a later treat. The pudding is pretty cooked like this and makes a nice presentation, but you can use a greased baking dish instead.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

6 tablespoons flour

3 tablespoons sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on October 29, 2015 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

A Halloween Tradition: Navajo Pumpkins for Nonprofits

A Halloween Tradition: Navajo Pumpkins for Nonprofits

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Added by LadyHawkღ on October 29, 2015 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Candidate Mike Huckabee Connects Native Americans With Jihadists During Speech; DNC Responds

In an attempt to criticize President Barack Obama, Mike Huckabee, the former governor of Arkansas, instead offended Native Americans by connecting them with jihadists during a speech Tuesday when he announced his candidacy for president.

During his speech in Hope, Arkansas, Huckabee, who is formerly a Southern Baptist pastor, excoriated Obama for comments he made during the annual National Prayer Breakfast in February when, in reference to Islamic terrorism, he reminded his fellow…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on May 9, 2015 at 10:42pm — 1 Comment

Goodbye Mr. Spock

Feb 27th 2015

Beloved "Star Trek" star Leonard Nimoy passed away on Friday at his Bel Air home following a long battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

The 83-year-old thespian, who became an international phenomenon for his character Mr. Spock on "Star Trek," was respected and loved by both industry insiders and fans alike. His signature line, "Live long and prosper" was a prominent theme in many of the tributes stars posted on social media.…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on February 28, 2015 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

November~ Native American Heritage Month

Information courtesy of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior

What started at the turn of the century as an effort to gain a day of recognition for the significant contributions the first Americans made to the establishment and growth of the U.S., has resulted in a whole month being designated for that purpose.

One of the very proponents of an American Indian Day was Dr. Arthur C. Parker, a Seneca Indian, who was the director of the Museum of Arts and…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on November 14, 2014 at 5:26pm — No Comments

Native Americans May Have Traveled To Easter Island

by Clayton Browne

October 24, 2014



A new study published in Cell Biology on October 23rd points to strong genetic evidence that native Americans traveled to Easter Island six or seven hundred years ago. The study undertook a genome-wide analysis of 27 native Rapanui, and confirms significant contact between the natives of Easter Island and Native American peoples sometime between AD 1300 and AD 1500, around 19 to 23 generations ago.



Of note, the Rapanui population did… Continue

Added by LadyHawkღ on October 24, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Columbus Day 2014 Becomes Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Critics Call Idea ‘Stupid’ Political Correctness

Columbus Day 2014 has jump-started a political debate over whether or not it is more appropriate to celebrate Native Americans or the European explorer Christopher Columbus. While two cities have already answered that question by creating the so-called “Indigenous Peoples’ Day,” critics are already labeling the decision as “stupid” political correctness in action.

In a related report by The Inquisitr, if you want to see what businesses are open or closed on Columbus Day 2014, check…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on October 13, 2014 at 9:40am — No Comments

Native American Deities – Estsanatlehi

“Woman who changes”. Sometimes referred to as an Earth goddess but really the Navajo seasonal deity. Year ’round her appearance would change from youth to maturity to old age as the seasons changed from spring to summer to fall and winter. Each winter she would be old and haggard but with the coming of…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on September 6, 2014 at 11:39am — No Comments

Native American Winter Solstice Celebration

No matter what our spiritual beliefs, or what part of the world we live, we all share the turning of the sun on the solstices. Winter Solstice on December 21 is the shortest day of the year for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. After the Winter Solstice, each day becomes longer until the longest day of the year arrives around June 21st.

Honoring the solstice is something lost to most of us, and it feels deeply meaningful, in a mystical sort of way, to choose to make a glimmer of…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on December 19, 2013 at 2:39pm — 2 Comments

The Top 10 Nelson Mandela Quotes

Here is our list of the “Top 10 Nelson Mandela Quotes of All-Time.”

1. Nothing in this world is impossible and Mandela makes sure to remind us of that.

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

2. A lot of people find it easy to be pessimistic and think of the negatives that can arise out of a situation. But in this quote, Mandela shows us that thinking positive is the only way to go. The more positive you think, the more positive the outcome will probably…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on December 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

'He is now at peace': Nelson Mandela dead at 95

Though he was in power for only five years, Mandela was a figure of enormous moral influence the world over – a symbol of revolution, resistance and triumph over racial segregation.

He inspired a generation of activists, left celebrities and world leaders star-struck, won the Nobel Peace Prize and raised millions for humanitarian causes.

Mandela was nine when his father died, and he was sent from his rural village to the provincial capital to be raised by a fellow chief. The…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on December 5, 2013 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Mohawk Ironworkers Help Raise Spire for Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center

ICTMN Staff

May 16, 2013

From beginning to end, from rise to fall to rise again, the noble Mohawk ironworkers have shepherded the sky-scraping towers of the World Trade Center in New York City into existence.

“I worked on the building for four years,” third-generation ironworker John McGowan, Kahnawà:ke, told Kahnawake411, the newspaper for the reserve just outside Montreal. He was recalling his role in building the new One World Trade Center, which stands on the site of the…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on May 17, 2013 at 9:48am — No Comments

Why Should We Keep Tribal Languages Alive?

Why Should We Keep Tribal Languages Alive?

Sonny Skyhawk

I can't stress enough the importance of retaining our tribal languages, when it comes to the core relevance or existence of our people. Our languages can teach us many things through daily use. Language can teach us respect, for ourselves and each other, our elders, women and most importantly, the things that allowed us to exist. Our children deserve nothing less than to have inherited their own language. You could argue that…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on May 16, 2013 at 6:05am — No Comments

Norovirus: Why washing your hands isn't enough

Norovirus: Why washing your hands isn't enough

By Maggie Fox, Senior Writer, NBC News

January 28, 2013, 1:52 pm

NBCNews.com

It gets in your food, in your laundry, it sticks to plates and it might even float into the air when you flush your toilet. A new strain of norovirus -- often called stomach flu -- is going around and it’s going to be very hard to avoid it, experts say.

Federal health officials say a new strain, called the Sydney strain, is now causing…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on January 28, 2013 at 3:21pm — 3 Comments

Native American Women Warriors Celebrate Inauguration

Native American Women Warriors Celebrate Inauguration While Raising Awareness for Native Female Veterans

Vincent SchillingJanuary 21, 2013

At the Denver March Powwow of 2010, three female veteran soldiers representing their Crow, Northern Cheyenne and Navajo nations were preparing to join the grand entry proceedings in which color guards honor veterans to begin the festivities. Among them was Mitchelene BigMan, who had designed her jingle dress to represent her status as a Native…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on January 22, 2013 at 1:59pm — No Comments

Native American rights tied to MLK



By Bernie DeGroat

News and Information Services

Ecohawk

Those who still think that Martin Luther King’s message of social justice and equality for all people applies only to members of King’s own race must never have heard of John Ecohawk.

Ecohawk, a member of the Pawnee Tribe and executive director of the Native American Rights Fund, has been a leading…

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Added by LadyHawkღ on January 19, 2013 at 11:56am — No Comments

The Idle No More Movement for Dummies (or, 'What The Heck Are All These Indians Acting All Indian-Ey About?')

The Idle No More Movement for Dummies (or, 'What The Heck Are All These Indians Acting All Indian-Ey About?')

Gyasi Ross…
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Added by LadyHawkღ on January 16, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments


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