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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


March 20, 2004 - Issue 109


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About Reznet
Reznet, a new online newspaper, will pay American Indian students to write for their school newspaper – even if their colleges don't have one.
Reznet is a project of The University of Montana School of Journalism and the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, a non-profit corporation working to expand journalism opportunities for people of color. A grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation funded the project.

The Mexi'cayotl Indio Cultural Center
Danza Mexi'cayotl is composed of 25 dancers, musicians and craft persons. The focus of Mexi'cayotl is the family. The majority of dancers belong to families that comprise the dance circle. The young unmarried dancers are for the most part college students interested in entering the traditional Mexican Native American community. The ages of the dancers range from 2 to 55 years.

Nahuatl Gateway
Over the years that Nahuat-l has been in existence many subscribers have shared the fruits of their research. Most of these are important resources for the study of Nahuatl.

Ivakkak: The Return of the Inuit Dogs
To this date, the pure-bred Husky dog is nearly extinct in Nunavik. Nowadays, the people mostly travel by snowmobile. Yet, the memories of another time when dogs were man's most reliable partners are not so far behind. In a desire to bring back the dogs to Nunavik, Makivik, a corporation representing the Inuit of Nunavik, organized Nunavik's own dog team race, one that would pass through various communities. With the support of other northern organizations, Ivakkak 2001 was born. Given its name by Nunavik Governor and old time dog teamer Johnny Watt, the first Ivakkak, an Inuit word that means "when the dogs are at their best pace" would begin on the Hudson Coast, from Umiujaq to Puvirnituq, passing through Inukjuak.

To paraphrase Charles Dickens, "It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." The kids and I were in the kitchen cooking up a storm, making a mess, having fun, and getting in each other's way. To make your own kind of kitchen fun, here are three sites with new ideas about cooking with and for kids.

All Recipes: Kids
With 1250 recipes, the kid section of All Recipes is huge. The layout is busy, but packed with features such as nutrition details, recipe scaling, recipe emailing, and printing in a variety of formats including 3"x5" and 4"x6" cards. If you sign up for a free membership, you'll be able to store your favorites in a personal recipe box. And to integrate writing into the kitchen experience, members can submit recipe reviews. For the very easiest recipes and articles about cooking with kids, look in Kids as Chefs.

Easy Kid Recipes
"Mom chef" Clarissa shares her dual passions of kids and food with this easy-to-navigate recipe collection. In addition to the expected (such as sections devoted to Breakfast and Easy Lunches), Clarissa has four recipes for pet treats, and ten for play dough. Other great clicks are her free monthly newsletter, articles (especially the one on homemade baby food) and popsicle recipes. Homemade popsicles are a perennial favorite at our house. Like most homemade items, they are both healthier and cheaper than store bought.

Just Kid Recipes
With headings like Gross, Fun, and Frozen Treats, kids are sure to find many recipes to delight them among the 410 at Just Kid Recipes. For example, berry blue Jello with suspended gummy fish is called a Jello Aquarium. Think of how cute this will look in individual clear plastic cups at a birthday party! Each recipe page has a link to a printable version (sans ads and menu items) at the bottom.

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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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