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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


November 15, 2003 - Issue 100


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Favorite Sites


collected by Paul and Vicki



Although often confused with search engines, today's featured sites are actually directories, because each and every entry is handpicked by a human, not an automated Web crawling computer program. Yes, their databases are considerably smaller than the huge search engines, but when you type in your keywords, and hit enter, you can be confident only appropriate family- friendly sites will be returned.

AOL @ School: Middle School Search
AOL @ School divides their site recommendations into four grade levels: primary school (grades K-2), elementary (grades 3- 5), middle school (grades 6-8) and high school (grades 9 -12.) This directory is for middle schoolers. The others can be found by returning to Home (look for the link at the bottom of the page), following the appropriate grade link, then choosing Browse by Category. Note that the red at-sign icon next to a site listing means it is "educator approved."

Ask Jeeves for Kids
Like its grownup counterpart, Ask Jeeves for Kids prides itself on answering natural language questions. No need to learn boolean or complicated search engine syntax here, simply ask Jeeves a question such as "Where is Peru?" But don't expect an answer quite yet. Next you'll need to choose from a list of questions that Jeeves knows the answers to. For example "Where can I find a map of Peru?" or "Where can I find the history of the country Peru?" If the resulting questions are not exactly what you wanted, you can modify them by selecting different fill-in-the-blank phrases from the drop-down boxes.

DMOZ for Kids and Teens
"The Open Directory Project is the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors." The volunteers responsible for the Kids and Teens section have reviewed and organized 23,790 sites into fourteen subcategories Each site is briefly annotated and includes a recommended audience: kids, teens, or mature teens. Have a passion you want to share with the world? Find an appropriate DMOZ topic, and volunteer to be a section editor.

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In less than a year, we will head to the polls to decide who will lead our country for the next four years. This next election will be crucial to the future of our democracy, our Nations, and our mother earth.

Your Vote Matters
Want to make a difference? We'll send you information about voter registration and get out the vote volunteer opportunities in your community.

Native Vote 2003 - Every Vore Counts
In recent years, American Indian and Alaska Native voters have begun to flex their muscle at the polls, demonstrating that they are a critical constituency throughout a number of key states. Politicians have taken note of this development, and many members of Congress have begun taking steps to woo the Native vote for 2004.

National Voice
Critical issues will be decided in the next election: one or two percentage points will impact generations. This is not a time to be discouraged; this is no time to hold back. This is the time for a creative and powerful voter mobilization.

National Voice is bringing in new voters by making democracy work in communities all across our country. Join us in our campaign to reinvigorate the electoral process in every local, state, and national election!
We welcome all groups, so don't sit this one out.

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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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