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
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
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
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
The Red Road is a long road winding began in the stars, spilled onto the mountain tops, was carried in the snow to the streams, to the rivers, to the ocean… It covers Canada, Alaska, America, Mexico to Guatamala, and keeps winding around the Indigenous.
The Red Road is a circle of people standing hand in hand, people in this world, people between people in the Spirit world, star people, animal people, stone people, river people, tree people… The… Continue
Added by LadyHawkღ on June 19, 2011 at 1:54pm —
Recording of the FBI at the Pine Ridge Reservation
The neighbor, "Hello, is this the FBI?"
"Yes, this is the FBI what do you want?"
"I'm calling to report my neighbor Billy One Foot, he's an Indian and he's hiding marijuana inside his firewood."
"Thank you very much for the call, sir."
The next day, the FBI agents descend on Billy One Foot's house. They search the shed where the firewood is kept. Using axes, they bust open every piece of wood, but found no… Continue
It's over...my last one is out of High School!
It has been very busy the last few days. I had more of my kids and friends come into town than I was expecting for the graduation and party.
The graduation ceremony went well. We were all worried because it was overcast, cold and looked like rain when we all arrived but the weather cleared up half way thru.
Taking on Al Qaeda has been an arduous, draining task for our nation and for our allies, but who’s to say you can’t have a little bit of light-hearted fun while ridding the world of terrorists who’d like to see us all someday annihilated?
Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service (known also as “MI6″) and The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) recently struck against Al Qaeda’s online magazine by replacing instructions for making a homemade bomb “in the Kitchen of your Mom” –… Continue
Well, I thought my asthma was gone, or at least under such control that I have had absolutely no symptoms in about two years now.
Well, past couple of nights I developed the wheezy symptoms of asthma at sunset that last through the night. Not so bad I cannot breathe but can tell with exertion of any kind, doing my Aerobics after lifting weights, power walks, treadmill and step machine out of the question. I have been trying to think what would… Continue
FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR ALL THE PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS LOVE AND SUPPORT THAT YOU ALL HAVE GIVEN ME THROUGH THIS. I COULDL NOT HAVE MADE IT WITHOUT ALL OF YOU AND MOST OF ALL THE CREATOR.
WELL THE SURGERY WAS A SUCCESS. THE DR FOUND 2 BLOCKAGES IN MY RIGHT LEG ON MY THIGH. I HAD ONE THAT WAS 100% BLOCK ON THE TOP AND BEHIND MY KNEE ON MY THIGH IT WAS 75% BLOCK. WHEN THE DR WENT IN HE HAD TO TAKE A BALLOON TO OPEN THEM UP AND PUT STINTS IN BOTH OF THEM.… Continue
Did you Know?...Each year on Memorial Day a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time.
Memorial Day, which falls on the last Monday of May, honors the men and women who died while serving in the American military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and… Continue
Added by LadyHawkღ on May 28, 2011 at 11:00am —
I felt important to post this since I reminded myself when I saw a feather the other day and was tempted to bring home that I was not supposed to. I am not NA so against the law for me to even have in my possession.
I used to have quite the collection of lovely feathers then when somebody told me about the law I got scared that I would get busted… Continue
Cats are probably the most popular of pets nowadays. Originally valued for their inbred ability to hunt various house pests such as mice and roaches, cats also offer a warm and affectionate companionship to their owners. In 1987, cats overtook dogs as the number one pet in America (about 50 million cats resided in 24 million homes in 1986) and bout 37% of American homes today have at least one cat. Domestication of cats were first believed to have originated in ancient Egypt in about 3000 BC,… Continue
WELL I WENT TO THE VASCULAR DR THIS MORNING AND HE HAS ME SCHEDULED FOR A ANGAGRAM FOR FRIDAY AT 1:00. HE WILL BE DOING THROUGH THE LEFT LEG OF MY GROING AND GOING ACROSS THE BOTTOM AT MY BELLY BUTTON AND GOING DOWN MY RIGHT LEG TO LOOK AND SEE WHERE IT IS BLOCK HOW MUCH AND HOW FAR THAT IT IS BLOCK AND THEN HE WILL SEE WHAT HE CAN DO TO FIX IT. DON'T KNOW RIGHT NOW IF HE CAN DO A STINT OR SOME OTHER TYPE OF SURGERY TO UNBLOCK WHAT IS BLOCK. SO ALL I KNOW AT THIS POINT IS HE IS GOING TO BE… Continue
When Glooscap came in from the sea, he was riding his canoe, which was made of stone. He ran aground near what we now call St. John. He had been chasing two giant beavers. He was trying to stop them from raising any trouble.