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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


October 18, 2003 - Issue 98


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collected by Paul and Vicki



The three branches are of the federal government are executive (the President and the White House), legislative (the House of Representatives and the Senate) and judicial (the Supreme Court.) Today we visit all of them, but our first stop is a part of the government that wasn't created by our founding fathers and only exists online.

First Gov
In the words of President Bush "FirstGov is the front door to my administration's e-government initiative." Whether you need a form or an answer, First Gov is an A to Z umbrella portal for the federal government. Of particular interest is First Gov for Kids, which you will find listed under "Especially for." Best click for classroom activities is the Web Treasure Hunt available as a web page or a printable download.

Supreme Court
The official U.S. Supreme Court site has oodles of educational material (downloadable in Adobe Acrobat PDF) in the About the Supreme Court section. Skip the Brief Overview (which only lists hours and other administrative details) and jump into The Court as an Institution, The Court and Its Traditions, The Court and Its Procedures and The Court Building. Biographies of the current justices, and a listing of all past justices, are also found here. A fabulous photo gallery and info for D.C. visitors wanting to hear oral arguments await you in Visiting the Court.

United States House of Representatives
There are many reasons to stop by the virtual House of Representatives. You can look up your congressman by zip code. Visit your congressmen's website. Or learn about the legislative process by clicking on Educational Links (in the left-hand blue menu) and look for Tying It All Together. This single-page summary of the legislative process describes the four ways a proposal can be introduced to Congress: a bill, a joint resolution, a concurrent resolution, or a simple resolution.

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Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma
The Peoria Tribe of Indians of Oklahoma is a confederation of Kaskaskia, Peoria, Piankesaw and Wea Indians united into a single tribe in 1854. The tribes which constitute The Confederated Peorias, as they then were called, originated in the lands bordering the Great Lakes and drained by the mighty Mississippi. They are Illinois or Illini Indians, descendants of those who created the great mound civilizations in the central United States two thousand to three thousand years ago.

SHARE - Strenghtening Haudenosaunee-American Relations Through Education
SHARE's mission is to promote opportunities for education and mutual respect between the Haudenosaunee and American people, our communities, and governments. We want to ensure a mutually respectful coexistence that upholds the dignity, spirit, and integrity of all people.

Iroquois Longhouse
The text emphasizes the design, and the architecture and construction, of the Iroquois longhouse as it appeared 400 years ago, and before European influence drastically changed the Iroquois culture. The intention is to present Iroquois technology as it was before the influx of Europeans. The design of the longhouse reflects the social organization within Iroquois culture. Its architecture and construction are adapted to the raw materials available to the Iroquois in their immediate surroundings, and to the tools and technology in their possession.

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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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