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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


September 20, 2003 - Issue 96


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When you've searched, queried and pleaded for answers to your homework questions to no avail, who ya gonna call? Homework busters, that's who! Here's the scoop on real people (teachers, librarians, experts, authors, and fellow students) who will answer your most perplexing homework questions via e-mail.

All Experts: Homework Help
Calling themselves "the oldest and largest free Q&A service on the Internet," All Experts boasts a network of a thousand question-answering volunteers. Find an expert by navigating through the subject directory. Clicking on your topic (such as Geography or Spanish), you'll be presented with an annotated list of volunteers. Each expert has a profile with ratings and comments from previous question askers, so you can choose your volunteer based on past performance.

IPL KidSpace: Ask a Question
At IPL KidSpace there are no previous questions and answers to peruse, just a form to submit your own query. Questions will be answered via email by a school librarian in a couple of days. Most likely, the volunteer will point you to Internet resources where you can find your own answer. What else would expect from a librarian? IPL KidSpace reminds us that our own school librarians are terrific (and live) resources that should not be

RefDesk: Ask the Experts
Wouldn't it be wonderful if your class could submit questions to a real astronomer while studying the solar system? Or how about an entomologist to answer your bug questions? This site contains the Web addresses of fifty experts who are willing to answer questions. It is not as extensive a list as the Pitsco site (see below), but it is a good starting point.

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Institute of American Indian Art
The IAIA was founded by visionaries who sought to reawaken artistic traditions that had been a primary mode of Indian expression for centuries. As the first Indian educational institution to be premised on the value of the cultural heritage of America's Native peoples, self-identity and individual expression were encouraged, and the contemporary arts were taught as a vehicle for that expression.

The Chickasaw Nation.
We have provided current information about our events, locations, news and employment opportunities here as well as brief overviews of what makes the Chickasaw tribe unique and special. With our boundaries encompassing more than 7,648 square miles of south-central Oklahoma and our citizens here and around the world, we are still known as the "great unconquered and unconquerable nation; a nation known for its bravery and more especially for its intrepid warriors and its dynamic women; never known to have lost a battle."

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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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