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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


June 1, 2002 - Issue 62


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Favorite Sites


by Vicki Lockard from various sources


Cool Links Penguin


Bird Cam 2002
We at Xcel Energy are pleased to bring you multiple opportunities to watch the growth and development of peregrine falcons. This year, three of our power plant nest boxes are equipped with cameras:

Let's go fly a kite
The Kite's Gift To Me

A young one
with many a gifted talent,
Created a thing of exquisite beauty
to soar high above the planet.

Shape,size,and artistry -
The kite is perfect in every way.
According to the laws of physics,
In the sky it should stay.

There in a small clearing surrounded by pines,
The young one's hopes along with the kite are thrown up high.
Yet - no matter how hard he would try,
The kite fluttered back down from the awaiting sky.

The pines were sad for the young one that day,
And as they whispered their boughs began to sway.
Across the small clearing the soft breeze did flow,
Lifting the kite high where the young one had failed to make it go.

The lesson learned this day
is an easy one to see.
No matter how perfect one's path may seem,
Without Creator's help it will only remain a dream.

wriiten by ShyHawk(FM)
Spring 2002


Kite Life
Since April '98, Kitelife has been a leading source of information on the Internet for those interested in the kiting sport.

At this site, we feature an array of offerings.... first and foremost, Kitelife Magazine, a bimonthly Internet publication featuring a dazzling array of articles, plans, event coverage, commentary, and photos. Kitelife is a "lifestyle" publication, bringing you the splendor and personalities that make up modern kiting.


Into The Wind Kites 101
Into the Wind has put a variety of beginner information into "Kites 101" to help answer frequently asked questions about how to purchase, set up and fly most kites. You can also view Into the Wind's Frequently Asked Questions.

Clem's Homemade Newspaper Kites
This kite has no rigid sticks used in its construction, instead you use rolled up newspaper, so if you have an old newspaper, a roll of scotch tape and some scissors you have every thing you need to start.

Kite Builder Plans
Here you will find a selection of links to some of the many excellent kite plans made available on the World Wide Web by generous individuals, kite clubs & businesses.


20 Kids * 20 Kites * 20 Minutes
For over 15 years the Big Wind Kite Factory has been giving kite making classes for the children on the island of Moloka'i in Hawai'i. These are the complete time tested instructions to get 20 kids making their own kites and flying them in 20 minutes.

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Students And Teachers Against Racism announces their new website that offers insight into the Native American perspective to teachers and educators.


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