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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


July 17, 2004 - Issue 117


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Favorite Sites


collected by Paul and Vicki


At our house,"We have a customer!", means either a hummingbird at the nectar feeder or birds at the hanging seed tube. The wild birds have become so much a part of our family, that sometimes the kids will mention them (and the wild bunnies) when asked "Do you have any pets?" Bird watching is the second fastest growing hobby in America, bested only by gardening. Come discover why.

Backyard Birder
Backyard birding requires only three things: a food supply, a water source, and safety from predators like squirrels. This well-designed site covers each aspect of birding with just the right amount of detail. There is a page dedicated to choosing a bird feeder, with pictures of common styles. And a page about finding a place your feeder that maximizes convenience and viewing pleasure for you, and safety for your bird visitors.

Bird FeederCam
If there aren't any birds to watch from your own window, visit this feeding station in a backyard in Indianapolis, Indiana. Bird FeederCam sends a new a snapshot to the Net every forty-five seconds from dawn till dusk. Use your browser reload button to refresh your view, or click on the picture to open an auto-updating window. Today I watched and waited patiently without any visitors at first. And then magically, two birds arrived at the feeder. If you run out of patience before your first bird arrives, enjoy the best of past images that include owls, woodpeckers, and hummingbirds.

Bird Songs
Where would we be without the sounds of birds singing? Tony Phillips of State University of New York has recorded more than a hundred bird songs from sixty five different species, and paired them with the beautiful drawings of Chester Reed. This delightful site is simple to navigate, and the sound files (chirp chirp) are worth the small wait.

Stonington Gallery
Our new home is in Pioneer Square, at 119 South Jackson Street. We more than doubled our space, and joined the many galleries currently located in Pioneer Square - Seattle's traditional art district. We anticipate that the extra space will give us even more opportunities to bring you outstanding exhibits of Alaskan and Northwest Coast art.

Phoenix Indian Center, Inc.
The mission of the Phoenix Center, Inc. is to promote the social and economic self-sufficiency of the American Indians living in Maricopa County.

Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission
The Great Lakes Indian Fish & Wildlife Commission (GLIFWC) is an inter-tribal, co-management agency committed to the implementation of off-reservation treaty rights on behalf of its eleven Ojibwe member tribes. Formed in 1984 and exercising authority specifically delegated by its member tribes, GLIFWC's mission is to help ensure significant, off-reservation harvests while protecting the resources for generations to come.

Diné be’ iiná, Inc. (The Navajo Lifeway)
Diné be’ iiná, Inc. (The Navajo Lifeway) is a community-based nonprofit Navajo organization founded in 1991 to provide leadership, economic development, and support for traditional lifeways of Navajo sheep producers and weavers. The organization seeks to restore status to sheep herding, wool processing, and weaving, and to promote the education that is necessary for its pursuit in the modern world. DBI is dedicated to conserving the traditional Navajo-Churro sheep breed as well as to educating the community and the public about the importance of Navajo Sheep Culture and spirituality.

Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People
The traveling exhibition Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People was produced by the Smithsonian Institution's Arctic Studies Center (Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History) in collaboration with the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository in Kodiak, Alaska. The participation of Alutiiq Elders, advisors, and communities was essential to its creation. Quyanásinaq to all who gave so generously of their time and knowledge.

Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health
The mission of the Johns Hopkins Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) is to work in partnership with American Indian tribes to raise the health status and self sufficiency of American Indian people to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: 1) research, 2)service, and 3) training.

Dakota Commemorative March 2004
On November 7, 2004, as in 2002, Dakota people from the United States and Canada will begin a 150-mile long Commemorative March through southern Minnesota in honor of their ancestors who were forcibly removed from the Lower Sioux Agency to concentration camps at Mankato and Fort Snelling in November of 1862. For the Dakota this commemoration signifies an opportunity to remember and grieve for the suffering endured by their ancestors as well as to relate a perspective of the event which has rarely been told.

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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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