Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
- Volume 12 Number 2
by Paul and Vicki
Change the Mascot is a national campaign to end the use of the
racial slur redskins as the mascot and name of the
NFL team in Washington, D.C. Launched by the Oneida Indian Nation,
the campaign calls upon the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell
to do the right thing and bring an end the use of the racial
Mission Statement: Striving to achieve Hózh? through
contemporary and traditional exhibits, programs and tours; to
promote our Diné culture, language, history and sovereignty.
at the Post Office - Native Themes in New Deal-Era Murals
"There is much to be discerned about these post office
murals from the 1930s and 1940s, and what they can tell us about
the way we see, and have seen, the world." Dr. Jose
Barreiro, Assistant Director, History and Culture, Smithsonian
National Museum of the American Indian
Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. - MacKenzie Art Gallery
7 offers diverse audiences from the many nations across Canada
an unparalleled opportunity to appreciate and engage with the
work by one of Canadas most important early artist alliances
the Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated (PNIAI).
American Art at Dartmouth - Highlights from the Hood Museum
The fourth in a series of exhibitions presenting the Hoods
extensive and varied holdings, Native American Art at Dartmouth
surveys the breadth and depth of the permanent collection of
indigenous art from North America, from the historic to the
contemporary. Guest curators George Horse Capture, Joe Horse
Capture, and Joseph Sanchez each contribute unique experience
and perspective as well as a discerning eye in the presentation
of the Hoods varied holdings of Native art. This exhibition
reveals the transformation of traditional iconography and showcases
the use of non-Native media in contemporary artistic expression
and visual narrative, including the work of former Dartmouth
Artists-in-Residence Allan Houser, Fritz Scholder, T. C. Cannon,
and Bob Haozous.
The Woodland Cultural Centre currently has twelve full-time
staff, four part-time staff, and five on contract. The organization
has various departments: Administration, Museum, Language, Education,
Education Extension, Library and Maintenance. The organization
has a Board of Directors currently with three executive committee
members (Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, and Secretary/Treasurer)
along with five board members from our three support communities:
Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Six Nations of the Grand River
and Wahta Mohawks. Our Board of Directors consists of individuals
with a variety of professional backgrounds such as: a health
administrator, educational assistant, director of finance, former
residential school survivor and elected band councilors.
Nation Hip Hop as Indigenous Culture
This site focuses on the development of hip hop culture within
Aboriginal youth communities and its influence on cultural production.
There has been some criticism over the years by older community
members who see this influence as a break from tradition and
the movement of the culture towards a pop-based mainstream assimilation.
But in Beat Nation we see just the opposite happening. These
artists are not turning away from the traditions as much as
searching for new ways into them. Hip hop is giving youth new
tools to rediscover First Nations culture. What is most striking
about this work is how much of it embraces the traditional within
Institute of American Indian Arts
Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) is the only four-year
degree fine arts institution in the nation devoted to contemporary
Native American and Alaska Native arts. It is devoted to the
study of contemporary arts, as well as the art of education.
IAIA also operates two centers, the Center for Lifelong Education
and the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts.
Indians in Children's Literature
Established in 2006, American Indians in Children's Literature
(AICL) provides critical perspectives and analysis of indigenous
peoples in children's and young adult books, the school curriculum,
popular culture, and society. Scroll down for links to book
reviews, Native media, and more.
Born in Munich, Germany, in 1978. Eva resides with her husband
in Cork, Ireland. Otherwise known as the Rebel County. She started
her career as a graphic designer in 1998 and worked for several
years in the advertising industry where she gained valuable
experience from various agencies in Munich, Stuttgart and Karlsruhe.
In 2003 Eva decided to pursue her long time dream of becoming
a freelance illustrator and concept artist with her main focus
on character art in both traditional and digital media. Since
then, her work has been published in a wide variety of books,
magazines and games.
We are an Inuit-owned publishing company, with our head office
located in Iqaluit, Nunavut. To our knowledge we are the only
independent publishing company located in the Canadian Arctic.
Our aim is to preserve and promote the stories, knowledge and
talent of Inuit and northern Canada.
We are an Inuit-owned publishing company that aims to promote
and preserve the stories, knowledge and spirit of northern
It began with a dream and a commitment to persevere with our
mission in mind, E Ola Ka Olelo Hawaii - The Hawaiian
Language Shall Live. Political barriers, financial difficulties,
skepticism and stereotypes were overcome so that the vision
could be realized. While we celebrate the success of growing
the number of students from less than 50 Hawaiian language speakers
under the age of 18 to over 10,000 today, we are also mindful
that the fulfillment of the vision has only just begun.
Indigenous Languages Symposium - SILS 2014
No ?Ane?i Ko Kakou Ola explores the benefits of Hawaiian-medium
education in establishing a strong foundation in culture and
language as exemplified at Ke Kula ?o Nawahiokalani?opu?u. Located
in the district of Puna on the island of Hawai?i, this unique
kindergarten to 12th grade educational community utilizes ?olelo
Hawai?i in all interactions between students, teachers, and
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
As the Civil War was winding down, President Abraham Lincoln
went to the theater to watch a comedy with his wife, Mary Todd
Lincoln. The date was April 14, 1865. A well-known stage actor,
John Wilkes Booth, entered the President's unguarded box at
the Ford Theater, and shot him in the back of the head. President
Lincoln died the next day. He was the first American president
to be assassinated.
to History: The Death of President Lincoln, 1865
"The President had been carried across the street from
the theater to the house of a Mr. Peterson. We entered by ascending
a flight of steps above the basement and passing through a long
hall to the rear, where the President lay extended on a bed,
breathing heavily." Read about the events of April 14,
1865, as witnessed by Gideon Welles, Lincoln's Secretary of
the Navy. After a brief introduction, the story switches to
Welles' first-person account (about midway down the page).
The Case of Abraham Lincoln's Assassination Pistol
The gun that John Wilkes Booth used to shoot President Lincoln
was dropped at the Ford National Theater, and put on display
there in 1940. But in the 1960s the gun was allegedly stolen,
and replaced with a replica. The FBI Laboratory was called in
1997 to determine whether the gun at the Ford Theater was authentic
or a fake. Visit this FBI webpage to learn about the investigation
and their conclusion.
of Congress: Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
"There were at least four conspirators in addition to Booth
involved in the mayhem. Booth was shot and captured while hiding
in a barn near Bowling Green, Virginia, and died later the same
day, April 26, 1865. Four co-conspirators, Paine, George Atzerodt,
David Herold, and Mary Surratt, were hanged at the gallows of
the Old Penitentiary, on the site of present-day Fort McNair,
on July 7, 1865." Visit this Library of Congress mini-site
to view the time line, and peruse the image gallery.
of Abraham Lincoln: Is There a Surgeon in the House?
Another primary source was discovered in 2012 when the papers
of Dr. Charles A. Leale were found. Dr. Leale was the doctor
who responded when someone in the Ford Theater shouted, "Is
there a surgeon in the house?" Dr. Leale was 23 years old,
and had received his medical license just six weeks earlier.
His account can be read here, after an introduction that sets
the scene at the Ford Theater on the night of April 14, 1865.
J. North: Lincoln's Assassination
Roger Norton is a retired history teacher with a "particular
interest" in Lincoln's Assassination. He created this
site for students, teachers, "and anyone with an interest
in introductory information on Abraham Lincoln's assassination."
It is the most comprehensive of the sites included in this
roundup, and a must-visit for students writing school reports.
Topics include conspiracy theories, the life of John Wilkes
Booth, and the military commission trial of eight defendants
accused of conspiring with Booth.
Winter Olympics 2014
The first Winter Olympic Games took place in Chamonix, France
in 1924 with sixteen nations participating in thirteen events
in five sports. This year at the XXII Winter Olympic Games in
Sochi, Russia (February 6 to February 23, 2014) there will be
athletes from eighty-eight nations competing in eighty-nine
events in fifteen sports. The XI Paralympic Games will follow,
running from March 7 to March 26, 2014.
Village: Winter Olympics
"Explore our collection of printables specifically for
the Winter Olympics in Sochi , 2014." With printable Olympic
coloring pages, worksheets, and word search puzzles, Activity
Village is a must visit for those with preschool and elementary-age
kids. For more Olympic fun, be sure to explore the Sports section
(with fifteen featured winter sports) and the Country section
with links to printable worksheets and flags for more than sixty
2014 Winter Olympics
Infoplease presents a fun mixture of Olympic history, biographies,
news, trivia, quizzes, and crosswords. For example, Figure Skating
Team is making its Olympic debut in Sochi. "This competition
will begin before the Opening Ceremony. Ten countries will field
a male and female single skater, a pairs team, and an ice dancing
team. The singles and pairs will perform a free program and
the ice dancing teams will do both a short and free dance program."
Don't leave without trying your hand at least one of the five
Olympic quizzes or four crossword puzzles.
NBC is the official Olympic television network in the U.S.,
and is the go-to site for TV schedules, results and medal counts.
But reasons to visit extend way beyond stats, because this terrific
site is full of human interest stories, athlete bios, video
gallery, and tweets and blogs listed by individual sport.
2014: Mascots' Home
This is the official site of the Sochi 2014 Mascots. Meet the
Polar Bear, the Hare and the Leopard, who represent the Winter
Olympics; and Snowflake and Ray of Light who are the mascots
for the Paralympic Games. "It is interesting that, originally,
the only symbols of the Olympic Games were the emblem (five
interlocking rings) and the Olympic flame. The idea of an Olympic
mascot was officially approved at the 73rd Session of the International
Olympic Committee which took place in Munich, Germany in summer
USA: Sochi 2014
Best clicks at the official U.S. Olympic Team site are the
athlete bios and blogs, photo galleries, videos, and Go For
Gold athlete features. Other cool clicks are the links to
individual team sites, such as the USAHockey.com and USFSA.org
(home of the U.S. Figure Skating Association) found under
Sports. Peruse News for the latest on team qualifications,
as well has features on past news, such as the Tonya-Nancy
scandal of 1994. "From the moment Kerrigan was attacked
through the Olympic women's competition in Lillehammer, Norway,
when Tonya Harding's skate lace broke, the Tonya-Nancy melodrama
played out in living rooms around the globe."
File folder games for preschoolers are fun learning activities
that are easy to make and customize. Each starts with a manila
(or colored) file folder, the same kind used in offices to
organize filing cabinets. These websites feature hundreds
of ideas, but the possibilities are endless.
Resource Connection: File Folder Games
Daycare Resource Connection (DRC) features two kinds of games.
The first uses clothespins and file folders that are only open
at one end (also known as file jackets). These games can also
be made using zip lock bags, since the folders are only used
for storage. The second uses the more common file folder that
lays flat when it opens. Topics include letters, colors, shapes,
animals, seasons and holidays.
Kindergarten: File Folder Games
Kathyrn Warner, a kindergarten teacher from central Texas, shares
her beautifully illustrated printable file folder games on her
Kindergarten Kindergarten site. "The games are in full
color, and take a lot of ink, so it's probably best to print
them on a color laser printer." She also recommends printing
the game pieces on cardstock and then laminating them. Topics
include number sense, upper and lowercase letters, and color
Family Fun: File Folder Games
Linda is a craft-loving mom of three. Each game on her Little
Family Fun blog includes detailed instructions and is illustrated
with lots of photos. Unlike most of the other sites, there are
no printable templates here, but rather instructions on creating
your own games with simple supplies, such as stickers, construction
paper, and craft foam sheets.
Mom: Folder Games
"Children love to play games, and with our colorful printables,
they won't even know they are learning!" Each of these
games is free to download and print, but there are additional
printable resources available to those who sign up for a free
membership. Topics include numbers, letters, weather, counting
and picture matching. Navigate through the games using the numbered
page links at the bottom of each page.
Lots of free printable file folder games here, but the ads
are distracting and interfere with navigation. But if you
are determined, you'll be rewarded with dozens of free PDF
game templates in both color and black-and-white. Games are
divided into categories by grade level and subject, and include
games about letters, colors, counting, science, sequencing
and picture matching.
Luther King, Jr. Quotes
"I have a dream," may be one of Dr. Martin Luther
King, Jr.'s most famous quotes. It is from a speech he delivered
on August 28, 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial. Here's a handful
of sites where you can discover more of Dr. King's quotations.
Atlantic: Anatomy of a Fake Quotation
This story might seem a bit off topic, but it's a very important
lesson for anyone using the Internet to source quotes. Writer
and editor Megan McArdle describes how she discovered that a
viral quote attributed to Dr. King was not his. The incident
happened after the killing of Osama bin Laden. The fake quote
was: "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives,
but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy."
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes
BrainyQuote is my go-to site for quotes, although I always wish
their author biographies were a bit meatier. For Dr. King, they
host about sixty quotes, each with the usual sharing options
for Twitter and Facebook. What's unique here is the Share as
Image option, which allows you to customize a quote graphic
that can be shared. Very cool.
Honors Dr. King's Legacy
"The end of violence or the aftermath of violence is bitterness.
The aftermath of nonviolence is reconciliation and the creation
of a beloved community. A boycott is never an end within itself.
It is merely a means to awaken a sense of shame within the oppressor
but the end is reconciliation, the end is redemption."
This one-page biography from the NAACP is sprinkled with quotes.
It also includes links to three of Dr. King's most important
speeches, and a list of related online resources.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes
This Pinterest search displays image quotes from all across
Pinterest. From this collection, you can jump to more sites
with Dr. King quotes (by clicking twice on any individual
pin) or visit the Pinterest boards and pinners that feature
Dr. King. This is a great quote collection for those that
prefer a graphic interface over a text-based one.
Students And Teachers Against Racism
announces their new website that offers insight into the Native
American perspective to teachers and educators.
Winds Advocacy Center
Through presentations, classroom sessions, curriculum, fund
raising, charitable works, and multi-media efforts, we seek
to raise public awareness of the stereotyping, discrimination,
racism and other unique situations facing Native Americans.