SMOKE SIGNAL NEWS

JUNE 2014

 

Flag Day

June 14

Father's Day

June 15

Summer Solstice

June 21

 

 


 

ELDERS SPEAK

 

"Modern civilization has no understanding of sacred matters. Everything is backwards."  -- Thomas Yellowtail, Crow

 

Modern civilization says, don't pray in school; don't pray at work; only go to church on Sunday. If you don't believe what I believe, you'll go to hell. Deviancy is normal. Our role models cheat, drink and run around; these are the people in the news. The news sells bad news; no one wants to hear good news. Kids are killing kids. Victims have little protection. Violence is normal. Leaders cheat and lie. Everything is backwards. We need to pray for spiritual intervention. We need to have guidance from the Creator to help us rebuild our families, our communities and ourselves. Today, I will pray for spiritual intervention from the Great Spirit.

 

Grandfather, we pray for your help in a pitiful way.

 

Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

At Manataka, we do not see and cannot hear bad news coming from the media.  We do not see or hear from the world of politics, finance and degenerate society.  We do not hear the fear-mongers thus they cannot control us.  This allows us to concentrate on that which builds good people and communities without the negative, fear-mongering interference of the outside world.    ~Lee Standing Bear Moore 

 


 

 

Website Project VOLUNTEERS:

 

Bob White of Hot Springs, AR has been appointed IT Coordinator for the Website project.  Bob is a soft-spoken, highly intelligent computer expert with many years of experience.  If you are a volunteer for the Website project, he will be contacting you with specific assignments and instructions. He has already completed much of the back-office ground work and is anxious to get to know each of our wonderful volunteers. Contact us

 

New Web Site:

During a retreat the Elder Council decided to install all new upgraded software and build an entirely new website from ground up.  With over 2,800 web pages and over 10,000 printed pages, this task is huge.  The new website will be accessible by mobile devises and it will have a state-of-the-art shopping experience in the Manataka Trading Post and added security features. This task will take many months to complete but the result will enhance the Manataka experience for everyone.  Our Membership form at http://www.manataka.org/page5.html is working again because of Bob White.

 

Volunteers needed to copy and paste web pages into WordPress.  Call 501-627-0555

 


Forbidden fruits create many jams


 

Apache Belt Buckle®. 

 

Each piece is signed/numbered by famous Silversmith Pepe Romano of Taxco, Mexico. 

 

Hand Chased Married Metals In German Silver and Pure Copper are inlaid with Pacific Abalone Shell, Horn, Bone, and Orange Brazil Wood.

 

Measuring approximately 4" by 4", it weighs approx. 2¼  ounces or 61 grams. 

 

Costello International is dedicated to preserving the cultural heritage of rural indigenous artisan communities since 1972.  Costello International is a member of The Fair Trade Federation and Green America.  A portion of our profits goes to the Workers Defense Project of Austin, Texas.

 

Two month waiting list; delivery for an order placed now will be shipped around July 25th, 2014.   A 50% non-refundable deposit of $49.97 is required.  Full price only: $99.95 each + shipping

 

HEALTH WATCH

 

How the Earth Protects Your Cardiovascular System – Part Two

Stephen T. Sinatra, M.D., F.A.C.C.

 

(Dr. Sinatra is an integrative Connecticut cardiologist with nearly forty years of clinical experience.  He lectures widely on integrative cardiology, and the advantages of using both conventional medical treatments and complementary nutritional, anti-aging, and psychological therapies. He is the author or co-author of a dozen books, including “Earthing” and “The Great Cholesterol Myth,” and is host of the heartmdinstitute.com website  This month’s article is the second part of his special report to Smoke Signal News on Earthing and cardiovascular health.).

 

In last month’s article, I covered how connecting with the natural and gentle electric charge of the Earth’s surface benefits blood flow and diabetes.  In the present article, I will discuss blood pressure, arrhythmias, and cellular energy. 

 

The Blood Pressure Connection

Doctors don’t know the precise cause of high blood pressure (also known as hypertension), but they know it affects a huge segment of humanity and is increasing at an alarming rate. A 2013 World Health Organization report says that complications of hypertension, such as heart attack and stroke, account for 9.4 million deaths worldwide every year and that in another decade, an estimated 1.56 billion people will be affected.   READ MORE...

 

 


 

ELDERS SPEAK

 

Sleeping Grandfather Mountain

"Our people don't come in parts. Either you are Indian, or you are not." -- Nippawanock, Arapahoe

 

We really need to take a look at how Indian People are talking about Indian People. We say there are Rez Indians, Traditional Indians, Urban Indians, White Indians and Breeds. This type of thinking will keep us separated. An Indian is an Indian, a brother is a brother, a sister is a sister. We are all related. Today, let us respect ourselves and our people. Today, let me realize Indians are Indians.

Great Spirit, let me see the Unity of the People. Indians are Indians.

 

Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

At Manataka we teach that an Indian begins in the heart and spreads to the mind and body to become a part of our daily lifestyle.  Indian is a philosophy of life, the Good Red Road, not just a race that can be diluted and influenced by modern culture. Many are "Apples" -- red on the outside and white on the inside.  Yes, we are all related.  ~Lee Standing Bear Moore 

 


 

FEATURE

 

Best places to experience Native American culture

By Dana Joseph, for CNN - Wed April 23, 2014

 

                         
 

Taos Pueblo (New Mexico)

A settlement of adobe dwellings dating to the late 13th century, the pueblo is still a living community. The National Historic Landmark is open to the public for guided tours, shopping and fry bread eating

HIGHLIGHTS

*  Phoenix has a number of highly regarded Native American restaurants

*  The Gathering of Nations in New Mexico is billed as the world's largest Native American cultural event

*  World's largest private collection of American Indian artifacts is in New York City

*  Totem poles are important features in the Pacific Northwest around the Salish Sea

 

(CNN) -- Think Native American culture has been co-opted by casinos, twisted by inaccurate films, relegated to the rez or buried with arrowheads?

 

No chance.  American Indian culture is alive and thriving in modern galleries, powwows, museum exhibits, film festivals and restaurants.

 

Here are some of the best places in the United States to experience Native America (arranged in a roughly east-to-west geographic order).  READ MORE...

 


 

ENVIRONMENT 

 

Pipeline Exec: Oil Spills Can Be Good for the Economy

Deepwater Horizon oil spillDid you see this? The Vancouver Sun reports that a vice president at oil pipeline builder Kinder Morgan says pipeline spills can be good for the local economy, creating "business and employment opportunities." Well, that's nice. People living near Kalamazoo, Mich., or Mayflower, Ark., have probably foolishly been thinking that all the oily muck in their rivers and neighborhoods was a bad thing.

The fact is, oil and gas pipelines have a troubled history. A 2013 analysis found that since 1986 there have been nearly 8,000 incidents resulting in more than 500 deaths, more than 2,300 injuries, and a yearly average of 76,000 barrels of hazardous liquids spilled. The State Department predicts that the Keystone XL pipeline alone will spill at least 100 times during its lifetime.

Check out the Center's amazing time-lapse video of pipeline incidents, read the Vancouver Sun story, and learn more about America's dangerous pipelines.

 


 

FEATURE

 

St’át’imc Grizzly Bear Dancer Shares Her Story

By Toyacoyah Brown on March 21, 2014

 
 

 

                        

  Photo by Bert Crowfoot – Aboriginal Day Live 2013

You may have already seen the videos shared online on various YouTube and Facebook pages. A grizzly bear dancer dancing at the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) Powwow.

 

Or perhaps it was the Kamloopa Powwow.

 

Either way the dance was absolutely mesmerizing. I don’t know about you, but I had never seen anything like it in my neck of the woods and was wondering a little bit more about the dance and its origins. I reached out to the dancer in the videos and she was willing to share her story as possibly one of the only female Grizzly Bear dancers in the world. Below is a little bit more about her journey.

 

The Bear and Who am I?

Laura John was born and raised in Lillooet, British Columbia in the Interior Plateau region, she is of St’át’imc descent. Her St’át’imc name is “Stálhalamcen – Grizzly Paws,” She belongs to the people of Xwisten the Bear Clan. At the age of sixteen, Laura began to relearn the St’át’imc traditions as her passion grew stronger in education, and the heritage of her people became a way of life.  READ MORE...

 

 

SPORTS FEATURE

 

Ice Hockey Roots Deep in American Indian Culture

By James Laverance

 

As far back as the 1500's and prior to european contact Native Americans have been playing various stick and ball games on dry land. The game shinny, played with a curved stick and knocking a ball between two wooden posts or over the goal lines, had been first observed by European settlers circa. 1500. (1)
 

From frozen ponds to the present indoor game ,hockey has really been an evolution and tapestry of different elements which can't be traced to one specific time or period. Through out it's history though are some very
interesting accounts of information and dates which have helped develop the game into what it is today

 

Lacrosse was another game played on dry land which was first observed in the St. Lawrence valley area by the French Jesuit missionaries in 1636. Played with a netted stick but tossed around in the air instead of ground by the Iroquois and Huron Indians. (1)

In South Dakota around the early 1700's the Lakota Sioux were playing a stick-ball on ice game using bone skates. They would use a bent tree branch as a stick and buffalo shoulder bone as blade to glide on.  Usually played along the village winter river ways.
(2)

On tufts cove in Dartmouth Nova Scotia in 1749 the Mik'maq natives were discovered playing a similar game to lacrosse but on ice.

 


 

BOOK REVIEW

 

Chronicle of a Takeover Foretold: Book Review
 

What began as Adam Jortner’s doctoral dissertation became instead an in-depth look at the complexities of religion and politics and their impact on the nations of 19th century America. As such, The Gods of Prophetstown: The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier (Oxford University Press, 2011) is not a casual read. Nonetheless, it is both an entertaining and informative one.

 

Jortner, a history teacher at Auburn University, confronts the long-held misconceptions and hypocrisies of white history; he is especially good at shooting holes in the belief in God’s divine plan for whites to subjugate the so-called inferior Indians. Any number of tweaks in our country’s time line, he demonstrates, could quite literally have changed the face of present-day America and seated an Indian nation as the dominant force on the continent. In lurid detail, he lays out the various world events that aligned and culminated in the epic confrontation between William Henry Harrison, governor of the Indiana Territory, and Tenskwatawa, the Shawnee prophet. Jortner also shows how multiple incidents across several nations, determined even by the weather, combined to bring about the present.

 

Tenskwatawa started out as Lalawauthika, a drunkard among the Shawnee. But a vision from the Maker of Life changed all that, and he began evangelizing against the evils of alcohol and the white man’s way. Morphing into the prophet Tenskwatawa, he started a push to unite all American Indian tribes through religion and commonality of cause to end land sales to the encroaching whites.  READ MORE...

 

Book Description: Oxford University Press, USA, 2011. Hardcover. Book Condition: Hard Back Book. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. Text clean and tight; 9.30 X 6.10 X 1.40 inches; 320 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 90804  ISBN: 0199765294  $29.95 + s/h.


 

ELDERS SPEAK...

 

"The real meaning of life is your family, the love that you have, the respect, the traditional ways, and carrying on with them." -- Ethel Wilson, Cowichan

 

The family is the seed of the future. The family is the key to the transfer of cultural information. We should really take a look at how we are looking at our families. Are we treating each family member with respect? Are we passing on the traditional ways? Are we teaching the old songs? Are we participating in the ceremonies? Are we showing the family members how to pray? Are we encouraging each family member to be spiritual? Think about these things today.

 

My Creator, today, let me show respect to each family member.

 

 

Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

At Manataka we are serious about family.  Once you become a member of Manataka, you cannot be divorced, abandoned or ejected.  Can we divorce our brother or sister?  No.  We have a sacred responsibility to love and respect our brothers and sisters.  We must pass along good teachings and encourage growth.  ~Lee Standing Bear Moore 

 


 

ENVIRONMENT

A CALL - Prayers for Indigenous Peoples unto Seven Generations

 

O'siyo and Greetings Relatives and Guardians of Mother Earth,  

 

During the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues meeting in New York City May 12 to 23, one great prayer for Divine Government for Indigenous Peoples unto Seven Generations... and Beyond was repeated over and over again at the UN and across the globe.

 

According to Darryl Brown, Choctaw, of Hugo, Oklahoma, "A good way for us to join our hearts is by sincerely calling in the sacred vortexes (see graphic at left) and in prayer and meditation, visualize the vortexes (or print them out and place them on a picture of UN Headquarters) and "send" them to the UN while playing divine love music and making your heartfelt prayer of "Love, Light, and Peace" for the entire world."

 

Free download at www.eraofpeace.org "Musical Rapture"

 

UN - Department of Economic and Social Affairs [UN-DESA]

Good governance - recognizing indigenous peoples for who they are.   The thirteenth session of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues took place on May 12-23 with principles of good governance at the forefront of discussions. For indigenous peoples, good governance is grounded in the right to self-determination, which is a pre-condition for the enjoyment of all other rights as it means the right to freely determine their political status and pursue their economic, social and cultural development.

 


 

ANCIENT PAST

 

'Mummy Lake' Used for Ancient Rituals, Not Water Storage

 

In Colorado's Mesa Verde National Park, a large 1,000-year-old structure long thought to be an Ancestral Puebloan water reservoir may not have been built to store water after all, a new study suggests.

 

Instead, the so-called Mummy Lake — which isn't a lake and has never been associated with mummies =likely held ancient ritual ceremonies, researchers say.

 

Mummy Lake is a sandstone-lined circular pit that was originally 90 feet (27.5 meters) across and 22 feet (6.65 m) deep. In 1917, American naturalist Jesse Walter Fewkes pegged the structure as a prehistoric water reservoir. Several subsequent studies of Mummy Lake have also supported this view, leading the National Parks Service to officially name the structure "Far View Reservoir" in 2006. (Far View refers to the group of archaeological structures located on the northern part of the park's Chapin Mesa ridge, where Mummy Lake is also situated.)

 

In the new study, researchers analyzed the hydrologic, topographic, climatic and sedimentary features of Mummy Lake and the surrounding cliff area. They concluded that, contrary to what previous research had determined, the pit wouldn't have effectively collected or distributed water. [See Images of Mummy Lake in Mesa Verde]   READ MORE...

 

 


 

AMAZING WILDLIFE PICTURES
http://www.rivermenrodandgunclub.com/cool-and-different-pictures.html

 



MANATAKA NEWS

 

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EDITORIAL COMMENT

 

Dear Editor:

I would like to share with all of you what I emailed to the Puerto Rican Governor.

 

Attention Sir Governor Alejandro;

I am Sachem (chief) Hawk Storm of Schaghticoke. We are of the Algonquin people on the the east coast. I am speaking on behalf of our brothers and sisters who were decimated by this man with whom you choose to immortalize in the form of a theme park and statue. I implore you to understand how truly wrong this action is. To us this would be no different than erecting a statue of Hitler and glorifying his tyrannical actions. I'm going to share with you the true story of this man Christopher Columbus who this country holds such high regard for. And please know that if this plan goes forward there will be a worldwide voice that will cause a permanent mark in history on your name. You would het the same results you are looking for as far as publicity, economic growth, and unity with a theme park in honor of your original people. In doing that we, all the first nations people of north America would publicly support you.  I thank you for your time and attention. ~Sachem Hawk Storm


 

Christopher Columbus Was No Hero!

by Robert Hawk Storm Birch

 

If Christopher Columbus were alive today, he would be put on trial for crimes against humanity. Columbus' reign of terror, as documented by noted historians, was so bloody, his legacy so unspeakably cruel, that Columbus makes a modern villain like Saddam Hussein look like a pale codfish.  Question: Why do we honor a man who, if he were alive today, would almost certainly be sitting on Death Row awaiting execution? If you'd like to know the true story about Christopher Columbus, please read on. But I warn you, it's not for the faint of heart.  Here's the basics. On the second Monday in October each year, we celebrate Columbus Day (this year, it's on October 11th). We teach our school kids a cute little song that goes: "In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue." It's an American tradition, as American as pizza pie. Or is it? Surprisingly, the true story of Christopher Columbus has very little in common with the myth we all learned in school. READ MORE...

 


MEMBER NEWS

Volunteer Counseling Positions Open: 

Are you a minister, psychologist, teacher or counselor?  Elder Robert Gray Hawk Coke announces that more professional volunteer counselors are needed for the Manataka's free online Counseling program helping hundreds of people with emotional, spiritual, family, marital and other issues -- anonymously and free!. There are education, professional experience and licensure requirements. http://www.manataka.org/Counseling.html Email:  counseling@manataka.org

 

Manataka Sacred Grounds project:  

Planning is in full-swing to convert vacant lots on the east side of Manataka (Hot Springs) Mountain into memorial gardens.  Everyone is excited!  http://www.manataka.org/page1392.html


Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. And working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America, according to some reports
So what is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plan to protect consumers and workers? It wants to privatize poultry inspection, putting companies in charge of their own inspections, and then increase the slaughtering line speed. In other words, the USDA’s new “plan” will put both consumers and workers at greater risk.

 
Please sign our petition, asking the USDA to rescind what Food & Water Watch has dubbed the “Filthy Chicken Rule.” 

 
Food & Water Watch calls the USDA’s plan the “Filthy Chicken Rule,” because the plan almost guarantees higher levels of contaminants in slaughtered birds. First, by drastically reducing the number of government inspectors. And second, by increasing the line speeds from 140 birds to 175 birds per minute.

 
Potentially harmful bacteria lurks in almost all U.S. chicken. That’s according to a recent Consumer Reports survey that found, “More than half of the samples contained fecal contaminants. And about half of them harbored at least one bacterium that was resistant to three or more commonly prescribed antibiotics.”

 
Yet if the USDA gets its way, the few government inspectors left would have to inspect three birds per second. Inspect? They’d be whizzing by so fast they’d hardly see them!

 
We could also call the USDA’s new plan the “Dead Inspector Rule.” With breakneck line speeds at slaughterhouses, poultry processing plants are turning to toxic, bacteria-killing chemicals to remove contaminants that escape notice. These chemicals can be deadly. Plant inspectors and workers exposed to chemicals like chlorine and parecetic acid complain of respiratory problems. Many cough up blood. Some experience lung hemorrhage and, at least one has died of lung and kidney failure. 

 
Or maybe we should call it the “Injured Worker Rule.” As editors at the Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News Observer, Bellingham Herald and Gaston Gazette have pointed out, faster line speeds mean more injuries.
 
If you’ve eaten chicken anytime since 1998, you may have already eaten food from slaughterhouses operating under the USDA’s proposed “Filthy Chicken Rule.” Tyson has been piloting the plan at some of its poultry plants for years. According to a Government Accountability Office report, under the pilot program, “sorting responsibilities [removing unsafe birds from production] on the slaughter line [were] not required or standardized and faster line speeds allowed under the pilot projects raise[d] concerns about food safety and worker safety.”

 

It’s time to tell President Obama and Secretary Vilsack to protect consumers and workers by abandoning their "Filthy Chicken Rule.”
 
Please rescind the so-called "Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection" regulation.

Turning most poultry inspection over to poultry companies so that they can police themselves is no way to address the rampant food- and workplace-safety problems plaguing this industry.

The proposed rule would decrease the number of USDA inspectors in poultry plants while increasing line speeds by up to 175 birds per minute,
or three birds per second. In order to compensate for missed fecal contamination, the proposed rule would permit companies to use more anti-microbial chemicals to clean the poultry carcasses.

Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. Working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America. This rule will worsen those conditions.

I urge you to withdraw the "Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection" rule.
- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/index?action_KEY=13222&start=25#sthash.060mSHc5.dpuf
Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. And working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America, according to some reports
So what is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plan to protect consumers and workers? It wants to privatize poultry inspection, putting companies in charge of their own inspections, and then increase the slaughtering line speed. In other words, the USDA’s new “plan” will put both consumers and workers at greater risk.

 
Please sign our petition, asking the USDA to rescind what Food & Water Watch has dubbed the “Filthy Chicken Rule.” 

 
Food & Water Watch calls the USDA’s plan the “Filthy Chicken Rule,” because the plan almost guarantees higher levels of contaminants in slaughtered birds. First, by drastically reducing the number of government inspectors. And second, by increasing the line speeds from 140 birds to 175 birds per minute.

 
Potentially harmful bacteria lurks in almost all U.S. chicken. That’s according to a recent Consumer Reports survey that found, “More than half of the samples contained fecal contaminants. And about half of them harbored at least one bacterium that was resistant to three or more commonly prescribed antibiotics.”

 
Yet if the USDA gets its way, the few government inspectors left would have to inspect three birds per second. Inspect? They’d be whizzing by so fast they’d hardly see them!

 
We could also call the USDA’s new plan the “Dead Inspector Rule.” With breakneck line speeds at slaughterhouses, poultry processing plants are turning to toxic, bacteria-killing chemicals to remove contaminants that escape notice. These chemicals can be deadly. Plant inspectors and workers exposed to chemicals like chlorine and parecetic acid complain of respiratory problems. Many cough up blood. Some experience lung hemorrhage and, at least one has died of lung and kidney failure. 

 
Or maybe we should call it the “Injured Worker Rule.” As editors at the Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News Observer, Bellingham Herald and Gaston Gazette have pointed out, faster line speeds mean more injuries.
 
If you’ve eaten chicken anytime since 1998, you may have already eaten food from slaughterhouses operating under the USDA’s proposed “Filthy Chicken Rule.” Tyson has been piloting the plan at some of its poultry plants for years. According to a Government Accountability Office report, under the pilot program, “sorting responsibilities [removing unsafe birds from production] on the slaughter line [were] not required or standardized and faster line speeds allowed under the pilot projects raise[d] concerns about food safety and worker safety.”

 

It’s time to tell President Obama and Secretary Vilsack to protect consumers and workers by abandoning their "Filthy Chicken Rule.”
 
Please rescind the so-called "Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection" regulation.

Turning most poultry inspection over to poultry companies so that they can police themselves is no way to address the rampant food- and workplace-safety problems plaguing this industry.

The proposed rule would decrease the number of USDA inspectors in poultry plants while increasing line speeds by up to 175 birds per minute,
or three birds per second. In order to compensate for missed fecal contamination, the proposed rule would permit companies to use more anti-microbial chemicals to clean the poultry carcasses.

Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. Working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America. This rule will worsen those conditions.

I urge you to withdraw the "Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection" rule.
- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/index?action_KEY=13222&start=25#sthash.060mSHc5.dpuf
Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. And working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America, according to some reports
So what is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plan to protect consumers and workers? It wants to privatize poultry inspection, putting companies in charge of their own inspections, and then increase the slaughtering line speed. In other words, the USDA’s new “plan” will put both consumers and workers at greater risk.

 
Please sign our petition, asking the USDA to rescind what Food & Water Watch has dubbed the “Filthy Chicken Rule.” 

 
Food & Water Watch calls the USDA’s plan the “Filthy Chicken Rule,” because the plan almost guarantees higher levels of contaminants in slaughtered birds. First, by drastically reducing the number of government inspectors. And second, by increasing the line speeds from 140 birds to 175 birds per minute.

 
Potentially harmful bacteria lurks in almost all U.S. chicken. That’s according to a recent Consumer Reports survey that found, “More than half of the samples contained fecal contaminants. And about half of them harbored at least one bacterium that was resistant to three or more commonly prescribed antibiotics.”

 
Yet if the USDA gets its way, the few government inspectors left would have to inspect three birds per second. Inspect? They’d be whizzing by so fast they’d hardly see them!

 
We could also call the USDA’s new plan the “Dead Inspector Rule.” With breakneck line speeds at slaughterhouses, poultry processing plants are turning to toxic, bacteria-killing chemicals to remove contaminants that escape notice. These chemicals can be deadly. Plant inspectors and workers exposed to chemicals like chlorine and parecetic acid complain of respiratory problems. Many cough up blood. Some experience lung hemorrhage and, at least one has died of lung and kidney failure. 

 
Or maybe we should call it the “Injured Worker Rule.” As editors at the Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News Observer, Bellingham Herald and Gaston Gazette have pointed out, faster line speeds mean more injuries.
 
If you’ve eaten chicken anytime since 1998, you may have already eaten food from slaughterhouses operating under the USDA’s proposed “Filthy Chicken Rule.” Tyson has been piloting the plan at some of its poultry plants for years. According to a Government Accountability Office report, under the pilot program, “sorting responsibilities [removing unsafe birds from production] on the slaughter line [were] not required or standardized and faster line speeds allowed under the pilot projects raise[d] concerns about food safety and worker safety.”

 

It’s time to tell President Obama and Secretary Vilsack to protect consumers and workers by abandoning their "Filthy Chicken Rule.”
 
Please rescind the so-called "Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection" regulation.

Turning most poultry inspection over to poultry companies so that they can police themselves is no way to address the rampant food- and workplace-safety problems plaguing this industry.

The proposed rule would decrease the number of USDA inspectors in poultry plants while increasing line speeds by up to 175 birds per minute,
or three birds per second. In order to compensate for missed fecal contamination, the proposed rule would permit companies to use more anti-microbial chemicals to clean the poultry carcasses.

Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. Working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America. This rule will worsen those conditions.

I urge you to withdraw the "Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection" rule.
- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/index?action_KEY=13222&start=25#sthash.060mSHc5.dpuf
Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. And working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America, according to some reports
So what is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plan to protect consumers and workers? It wants to privatize poultry inspection, putting companies in charge of their own inspections, and then increase the slaughtering line speed. In other words, the USDA’s new “plan” will put both consumers and workers at greater risk.

 
Please sign our petition, asking the USDA to rescind what Food & Water Watch has dubbed the “Filthy Chicken Rule.” 

 
Food & Water Watch calls the USDA’s plan the “Filthy Chicken Rule,” because the plan almost guarantees higher levels of contaminants in slaughtered birds. First, by drastically reducing the number of government inspectors. And second, by increasing the line speeds from 140 birds to 175 birds per minute.

 
Potentially harmful bacteria lurks in almost all U.S. chicken. That’s according to a recent Consumer Reports survey that found, “More than half of the samples contained fecal contaminants. And about half of them harbored at least one bacterium that was resistant to three or more commonly prescribed antibiotics.”

 
Yet if the USDA gets its way, the few government inspectors left would have to inspect three birds per second. Inspect? They’d be whizzing by so fast they’d hardly see them!

 
We could also call the USDA’s new plan the “Dead Inspector Rule.” With breakneck line speeds at slaughterhouses, poultry processing plants are turning to toxic, bacteria-killing chemicals to remove contaminants that escape notice. These chemicals can be deadly. Plant inspectors and workers exposed to chemicals like chlorine and parecetic acid complain of respiratory problems. Many cough up blood. Some experience lung hemorrhage and, at least one has died of lung and kidney failure. 

 
Or maybe we should call it the “Injured Worker Rule.” As editors at the Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News Observer, Bellingham Herald and Gaston Gazette have pointed out, faster line speeds mean more injuries.
 
If you’ve eaten chicken anytime since 1998, you may have already eaten food from slaughterhouses operating under the USDA’s proposed “Filthy Chicken Rule.” Tyson has been piloting the plan at some of its poultry plants for years. According to a Government Accountability Office report, under the pilot program, “sorting responsibilities [removing unsafe birds from production] on the slaughter line [were] not required or standardized and faster line speeds allowed under the pilot projects raise[d] concerns about food safety and worker safety.”

 

It’s time to tell President Obama and Secretary Vilsack to protect consumers and workers by abandoning their "Filthy Chicken Rule.”
 
Please rescind the so-called "Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection" regulation.

Turning most poultry inspection over to poultry companies so that they can police themselves is no way to address the rampant food- and workplace-safety problems plaguing this industry.

The proposed rule would decrease the number of USDA inspectors in poultry plants while increasing line speeds by up to 175 birds per minute,
or three birds per second. In order to compensate for missed fecal contamination, the proposed rule would permit companies to use more anti-microbial chemicals to clean the poultry carcasses.

Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. Working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America. This rule will worsen those conditions.

I urge you to withdraw the "Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection" rule.
- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/index?action_KEY=13222&start=25#sthash.060mSHc5.dpuf
Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. And working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America, according to some reports
So what is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plan to protect consumers and workers? It wants to privatize poultry inspection, putting companies in charge of their own inspections, and then increase the slaughtering line speed. In other words, the USDA’s new “plan” will put both consumers and workers at greater risk.

 
Please sign our petition, asking the USDA to rescind what Food & Water Watch has dubbed the “Filthy Chicken Rule.” 

 
Food & Water Watch calls the USDA’s plan the “Filthy Chicken Rule,” because the plan almost guarantees higher levels of contaminants in slaughtered birds. First, by drastically reducing the number of government inspectors. And second, by increasing the line speeds from 140 birds to 175 birds per minute.

 
Potentially harmful bacteria lurks in almost all U.S. chicken. That’s according to a recent Consumer Reports survey that found, “More than half of the samples contained fecal contaminants. And about half of them harbored at least one bacterium that was resistant to three or more commonly prescribed antibiotics.”

 
Yet if the USDA gets its way, the few government inspectors left would have to inspect three birds per second. Inspect? They’d be whizzing by so fast they’d hardly see them!

 
We could also call the USDA’s new plan the “Dead Inspector Rule.” With breakneck line speeds at slaughterhouses, poultry processing plants are turning to toxic, bacteria-killing chemicals to remove contaminants that escape notice. These chemicals can be deadly. Plant inspectors and workers exposed to chemicals like chlorine and parecetic acid complain of respiratory problems. Many cough up blood. Some experience lung hemorrhage and, at least one has died of lung and kidney failure. 

 
Or maybe we should call it the “Injured Worker Rule.” As editors at the Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News Observer, Bellingham Herald and Gaston Gazette have pointed out, faster line speeds mean more injuries.
 
If you’ve eaten chicken anytime since 1998, you may have already eaten food from slaughterhouses operating under the USDA’s proposed “Filthy Chicken Rule.” Tyson has been piloting the plan at some of its poultry plants for years. According to a Government Accountability Office report, under the pilot program, “sorting responsibilities [removing unsafe birds from production] on the slaughter line [were] not required or standardized and faster line speeds allowed under the pilot projects raise[d] concerns about food safety and worker safety.”

 

It’s time to tell President Obama and Secretary Vilsack to protect consumers and workers by abandoning their "Filthy Chicken Rule.”
- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/index?action_KEY=13222&start=25#sthash.060mSHc5.dpuf

 

Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. And working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America, according to some reports
So what is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plan to protect consumers and workers? It wants to privatize poultry inspection, putting companies in charge of their own inspections, and then increase the slaughtering line speed. In other words, the USDA’s new “plan” will put both consumers and workers at greater risk.

 
Please sign our petition, asking the USDA to rescind what Food & Water Watch has dubbed the “Filthy Chicken Rule.” 

 
Food & Water Watch calls the USDA’s plan the “Filthy Chicken Rule,” because the plan almost guarantees higher levels of contaminants in slaughtered birds. First, by drastically reducing the number of government inspectors. And second, by increasing the line speeds from 140 birds to 175 birds per minute.

 
Potentially harmful bacteria lurks in almost all U.S. chicken. That’s according to a recent Consumer Reports survey that found, “More than half of the samples contained fecal contaminants. And about half of them harbored at least one bacterium that was resistant to three or more commonly prescribed antibiotics.”

 
Yet if the USDA gets its way, the few government inspectors left would have to inspect three birds per second. Inspect? They’d be whizzing by so fast they’d hardly see them!

 
We could also call the USDA’s new plan the “Dead Inspector Rule.” With breakneck line speeds at slaughterhouses, poultry processing plants are turning to toxic, bacteria-killing chemicals to remove contaminants that escape notice. These chemicals can be deadly. Plant inspectors and workers exposed to chemicals like chlorine and parecetic acid complain of respiratory problems. Many cough up blood. Some experience lung hemorrhage and, at least one has died of lung and kidney failure. 

 
Or maybe we should call it the “Injured Worker Rule.” As editors at the Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News Observer, Bellingham Herald and Gaston Gazette have pointed out, faster line speeds mean more injuries.
 
If you’ve eaten chicken anytime since 1998, you may have already eaten food from slaughterhouses operating under the USDA’s proposed “Filthy Chicken Rule.” Tyson has been piloting the plan at some of its poultry plants for years. According to a Government Accountability Office report, under the pilot program, “sorting responsibilities [removing unsafe birds from production] on the slaughter line [were] not required or standardized and faster line speeds allowed under the pilot projects raise[d] concerns about food safety and worker safety.”

 

It’s time to tell President Obama and Secretary Vilsack to protect consumers and workers by abandoning their "Filthy Chicken Rule.”
- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/index?action_KEY=13222&start=25#sthash.060mSHc5.dpuf
Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. And working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America, according to some reports
So what is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plan to protect consumers and workers? It wants to privatize poultry inspection, putting companies in charge of their own inspections, and then increase the slaughtering line speed. In other words, the USDA’s new “plan” will put both consumers and workers at greater risk.

 
Please sign our petition, asking the USDA to rescind what Food & Water Watch has dubbed the “Filthy Chicken Rule.” 

 
Food & Water Watch calls the USDA’s plan the “Filthy Chicken Rule,” because the plan almost guarantees higher levels of contaminants in slaughtered birds. First, by drastically reducing the number of government inspectors. And second, by increasing the line speeds from 140 birds to 175 birds per minute.

 
Potentially harmful bacteria lurks in almost all U.S. chicken. That’s according to a recent Consumer Reports survey that found, “More than half of the samples contained fecal contaminants. And about half of them harbored at least one bacterium that was resistant to three or more commonly prescribed antibiotics.”

 
Yet if the USDA gets its way, the few government inspectors left would have to inspect three birds per second. Inspect? They’d be whizzing by so fast they’d hardly see them!

 
We could also call the USDA’s new plan the “Dead Inspector Rule.” With breakneck line speeds at slaughterhouses, poultry processing plants are turning to toxic, bacteria-killing chemicals to remove contaminants that escape notice. These chemicals can be deadly. Plant inspectors and workers exposed to chemicals like chlorine and parecetic acid complain of respiratory problems. Many cough up blood. Some experience lung hemorrhage and, at least one has died of lung and kidney failure. 

 
Or maybe we should call it the “Injured Worker Rule.” As editors at the Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News Observer, Bellingham Herald and Gaston Gazette have pointed out, faster line speeds mean more injuries.
 
If you’ve eaten chicken anytime since 1998, you may have already eaten food from slaughterhouses operating under the USDA’s proposed “Filthy Chicken Rule.” Tyson has been piloting the plan at some of its poultry plants for years. According to a Government Accountability Office report, under the pilot program, “sorting responsibilities [removing unsafe birds from production] on the slaughter line [were] not required or standardized and faster line speeds allowed under the pilot projects raise[d] concerns about food safety and worker safety.”

 

It’s time to tell President Obama and Secretary Vilsack to protect consumers and workers by abandoning their "Filthy Chicken Rule.”
- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/index?action_KEY=13222&start=25#sthash.060mSHc5.dpuf
Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. And working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America, according to some reports
So what is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) plan to protect consumers and workers? It wants to privatize poultry inspection, putting companies in charge of their own inspections, and then increase the slaughtering line speed. In other words, the USDA’s new “plan” will put both consumers and workers at greater risk.

 
Please sign our petition, asking the USDA to rescind what Food & Water Watch has dubbed the “Filthy Chicken Rule.” 

 
Food & Water Watch calls the USDA’s plan the “Filthy Chicken Rule,” because the plan almost guarantees higher levels of contaminants in slaughtered birds. First, by drastically reducing the number of government inspectors. And second, by increasing the line speeds from 140 birds to 175 birds per minute.

 
Potentially harmful bacteria lurks in almost all U.S. chicken. That’s according to a recent Consumer Reports survey that found, “More than half of the samples contained fecal contaminants. And about half of them harbored at least one bacterium that was resistant to three or more commonly prescribed antibiotics.”

 
Yet if the USDA gets its way, the few government inspectors left would have to inspect three birds per second. Inspect? They’d be whizzing by so fast they’d hardly see them!

 
We could also call the USDA’s new plan the “Dead Inspector Rule.” With breakneck line speeds at slaughterhouses, poultry processing plants are turning to toxic, bacteria-killing chemicals to remove contaminants that escape notice. These chemicals can be deadly. Plant inspectors and workers exposed to chemicals like chlorine and parecetic acid complain of respiratory problems. Many cough up blood. Some experience lung hemorrhage and, at least one has died of lung and kidney failure. 

 
Or maybe we should call it the “Injured Worker Rule.” As editors at the Charlotte Observer, Raleigh News Observer, Bellingham Herald and Gaston Gazette have pointed out, faster line speeds mean more injuries.
 
If you’ve eaten chicken anytime since 1998, you may have already eaten food from slaughterhouses operating under the USDA’s proposed “Filthy Chicken Rule.” Tyson has been piloting the plan at some of its poultry plants for years. According to a Government Accountability Office report, under the pilot program, “sorting responsibilities [removing unsafe birds from production] on the slaughter line [were] not required or standardized and faster line speeds allowed under the pilot projects raise[d] concerns about food safety and worker safety.”

 

It’s time to tell President Obama and Secretary Vilsack to protect consumers and workers by abandoning their "Filthy Chicken Rule.”
- See more at: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50865/p/dia/action3/common/public/index?action_KEY=13222&start=25#sthash.060mSHc5.dpuf
Ask the USDA to Rescind Its ‘Filthy Chicken Rule’
Ask the USDA to Rescind Its ‘Filthy Chicken Rule’
Ask the USDA to Rescind Its ‘Filthy Chicken Rule’
Ask the USDA to Rescind Its ‘Filthy Chicken Rule’

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Manataka's YOUTH Books

 

A Basic Native/Iroquois Reading List

 

Tribal Flags -- 20 New Flags - Find Yours Now


 

ELDERS SPEAK

 

"In some mysterious and wonderful way you are part of everything, Nephew. And in that same mysterious and wonderful way, everything is a part of you." -- Nippawanock, Arapahoe

 

In order to experience this, we must be aware of how limited our senses are — eyes, ears touch, smell, taste. These senses help us to function in the Seen World. What we see is interpreted by our minds and put inside our belief system, and this can become our reality. But there also exists an Unseen World. In this world we experience connectedness; we experience the mystery; and we experience another whole point of view. If we pay attention to both the Unseen World and the Seen World, our belief systems will print in our mind a new and wonderful reality. We will see and know we are a part of everything.

 

Great Spirit, today, give me the knowledge to know this mystery.

 

Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

At Manataka we teach that every person, every soul contains everything in the universe, both seen and unseen.  The Unseen World is accessed through sincere constant prayer -- through spiritual behavior, not religion or dogma.  Every person must realize that they are One with everyone and every thing in the universe to develop respect and love for the Oneness of all.  ~Lee Standing Bear Moore

 


WOMEN'S COUNCIL

 

Diné Designer Irene Begay’s Dazzling Dresses

By Toyacoyah Brown, www.Powwows.com

 

I wish I had one of these dresses when I was going to prom! Check out designer Irene Begay’s fabulous dresses she creates by weaving traditional and modern styles.

 

Read more: http://www.powwows.com/2014/05/06/dine-designer-irene-begays-dazzling-dresses/#ixzz3195TQTEa  

 

Navajo Times did a story on Irene Begay last year. Begay is originally from Standing Rock, N.M. She is Red Running Into the Water Clan and born for Red Cheek People. Although she watched her mother weave as a child, she mostly learned by sneaking in when her mother stepped away from the loom. 

 

She never actually really taught me, saying, ‘This is how you do it.’ I didn’t learn like that. She used to chase me away,” Begay said recalling how she used to observe her mother create rug designs.  One day she didn’t even notice I wove about an inch of her rug, Begay said. READ MORE..

 


 

ELDERS SPEAK

 

 

"The law is that all life is equal in the Great Creation, and we, the Human Beings, are charged with the responsibility, each in our generation, to work for the continuation of life."  -- Traditional Circle of Elders

 

Every generation is accountable to leave the environment in healthy order for the next generation. Every generation is accountable to teach the next generation how to live in harmony and to understand the Laws. We need to ask ourselves, "What are we teaching the next generation?". Each individual is directly accountable.

 

My Creator, teach me inter-generational responsibility.

 

Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

There are many ways to express our purpose in life -- to be the caretakers of the Earth Mother and all her children. That is our primary purpose in life. Finding that expression is a major task for many people.  Finding our purpose is vital to the survival of the human race and the Earth Mother, but it is equally important to the individual who is often pressured and confused by a materialist society whose only purpose is to make more consumers and takers, not givers and creators.  ~Lee Standing Bear Moore

 


 

New! American Indian Flags

 

Take Pride in Your Tribe -- Fly It High!

See 147 Authentic Tribal Flags

 


 


 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

Theology of Proselytizing

Dear Manataka: 

Thank you for your important article on the Theology of Proselytizing.  A related issue is so-called ‘Christian Counselors’.  After being counseled by an incompetent  and unethical Christian Counselor, I filed a complaint with her agency.  Things snowballed and the director of the agency ended up sending me a threatening email.  I had to hire an attorney to protect myself.  Naturally, I filed complaints with the State Board against both the counselor and the director.  I’m in training to become a mental health ethicist and am the owner/creator of the forthcoming website, TheEthicalTherapist.com.  I hope to educate others about the damage being done by “Christian Counselors”.

 

Warren Lind, MSW, LCSW, ASW-G

Licensed Clinical Social Worker:  Missouri and Illinois

Social Work License Supervisor:  Missouri and Illinois

Certified as Advanced Social Worker in Gerontology

 


 

READ MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - JUNE 2014

 


 

EVENTS

 

 

Strawberry Moon Women's Gathering  You are invited to attend and participate in the Strawberry Moon in New Hampshire in June 2014 The Strawberry Moon is a Women’s gathering and it is at this gathering that the women “step up” in tribal status.  All young girls who have received their Moon-time, but have not yet been honored as women would be honored as such during this gathering.  Grandmother Nupa Maka - nupamaka@yahoo.com

 

 


 

Blending Lifestyle, Business and the Environment
 

Aspen Eco Fest 2014

 

5th annual Aspen Eco Fest

June 7th-June 8th.

Downtown Aspen, CO

www.AspenEcoFest.com

Shae@AspenEcoFest.com

 


 

 

 

Drum Building Workshop

 

International workshop August 6 th. - 10 th. Sweden

A Chance to come and build your own Shaman Drum,

the same way the old Shamans did ! In cooperation with

The Nature, Power Animals and Spirits!

 

www.shamandrums.com / www.shamantrommer.dk
 

 

 

 


 

 

BIC, a Bioproducts Innovation Center at The Ohio State University is proud to announce a first-of-its-kind event to accelerate the manufacturing, distribution, and use of biobased products.
 

Bioproducts World Showcase and Conference
 

We will bring together procurement officials and commercial buyers with producers of biobased materials and product manufacturers to facilitate business relationships through the bioproduct industry. 

 

Columbus Hilton Downtown and Columbus Convention Center

If you are involved in the bioproducts industry in any way, this is a must attend event.
www.bioproductsworld.org

 


 

International Conference on Archeology 2015
In the Footsteps of Ancient Cultures in the Lands of the Bible

Jerusalem, June 2015

A call for Abstracts:   The scientific committee of the conference invites experts to submit abstracts on the conference topics.  List of topics is presented on the conference website:http://holy-land-archeology.com/index.php?page_id=16

More details on the conference are available on the site: http://holy-land-archeology.com/
 


CROSSING OVER

 

Susan “Grandma Sue” Boice Wick SAINT REMY - Susan “Grandma Sue” Boice Wick, age 62 of Saint Remy, died at the family homestead in Hurley on April 30th, 2014 following a short hospital stay. Sue was born on May 6th, 1951 a daughter of Donald Ellis Briggs I and Shirley Florence Ayers. She worked full time as a land title examiner; and part time as a reporter and museum director. Sue was a trustee of the High Falls Cemetery, Director of the Coxing Cemetery, Director of the Saint Remy Cemetery, the Director of unclaimed cemeteries in Rosendale, Trustee and life member of the Klyne Esopus Historical Society, being instrumental in its placement on the Historic Register. Sue was a Director of the Rosendale Street Festival revitalization, a member of the Rochester historical society, Ulster County Genealogical Society, the Century House Historical Society. She had a love of local history and co-authored two books in the Images of America series with her husband Karl R. Wick. Susan was the Tradition Keeper and Medicine woman for the Lenni Lenape’ Bear Clan of the Clove valley. The name of her nation translates best to “original people”. Keeping her peoples’ history and traditions alive was her foremost passion, with advocating for the handicapped and private property rights close seconds.


 

ELDERS SPEAK

 

"If those bad words come, I let them come in one ear and go out the other. I never let them come out of my mouth. If a bad word comes in your ear and then comes out of your mouth, it will go someplace and hurt somebody. If I did that, that hurt would come back twice as hard on me."  ~ Wallace Black Elk, Lakota

What do we do with temptations when they come? What do we do when we hear gossip? What do we do when we hear bad things? If we hear these things and pass them on we will not only hurt the other person, but we will do harm to ourselves. We must be careful not to hurt others. Whatever we sow we will simultaneously reap for ourselves. We must be accountable for our own actions.

 

Great Spirit, today, let no words come from my lips that would hurt another.

 

Copyright: Coyhis Publishing found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

Maintaining balance amidst all the confusion of a go-go-go society can be difficult, but at Manataka we teach ways to ignore bad words, overcome  temptations, develop blind-eyes for ugliness and no ears to hear gossip about others.  Learning not to be a gossip an learning ways not to listen to gossip about others is difficult, but it all can be overcome by immediately forgiving others and extending a gesture of love toward the gossiper, listeners of gossip and the target of gossip.  ~Lee Standing Bear Moore

 



POWWOW CALENDAR

 

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JUNE

May 30 - June 1, 2014

9th Annual Taylorville Blackhorse Pow Wow

Taylorville. Christian County Fairground. West Spresser and Fairground Road. Host Staff: To be announced. .  Barry Simpson.  314-302-4095.  

quiet-eyes@att.net

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June 06 - 08, 2014

Gateway to Nations Powwow

Brooklyn. Floyd Bennett Field. 50 Aviation Road.

Tickets may be purchased at the gate or online at Gateway2014.eventbrite.com. .  .  718-686-9297.   native@redhawkcouncil.org

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June 13 - 15, 2014

15 Annual Intertribal Gathering (Contest Powwow)

Fort Robinson State Park

Crawford, NE 69339

Theme: Honoring People through dance, drum and song.

A family event open to the public.

Chuck Karpf 308-623-1311 (chuck@nepadd.com) for info.

Vendors contact: HarmonyStar Straub on Face Book

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June 13 - 15, 2014

9th Heber Valley Powwow

Soldier Hollow. Midway. Soldier Hollow, UT

Over 3500 people attending this 3-day event annually the Powwow has been a destination of social, family and cultural gatherings. This year?s Pow-Wow will be held on June 13th, 14th & 15th, 2014 at Soldier Hollow, in Midway, Utah. We hope you save the date to come experience the art, food and beautiful scenic views of the Heber Valley. Native American dancers from many nations will come to compete for prize money and to showcase their skills, stamina and handcrafted regalia. Each dance style is distinctive, artistic, and adds to an amazing cultural experience. The Powwow will include authentic Native American vendors with exquisite handmade Native American arts & crafts and delicious Native American foods. These crafts include everything from museum quality pottery and paintings, to one of a kind handmade jewelry. We invite everyone to enjoy savory frybread, roast mutton, and famous Navajo tacos. http://www.heberpw.com  hvpwvendorcoordinator@gmail.com

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June June 14 - 15 Saturday and Sunday

The Saganing Traditional Powwow

2750 Worth Rd. Standish, MI  48657

Next to the Saganing Eagles Landing Casino & Saganing Tribal Center

Grand Entry  1:00 p.m.; $3 Daily/ $5 Weekend , $1 for Children under 12; Gates open at 10 a.m.  No dogs allowed on Powwow grounds (service dogs only)

1-800-884-6271

http://www.sagchip.org/pow-wow/saganing/index.htm

 

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June 14 - 15, 2014, 11:00 am11:00 pm

11th Annual Powwow by the Sea

IB Pier Plaza: 10 Evergreen Ave, Imperial Beach, CA

MC: Randy Edmonds

(619) 253-0225 or (619) 423-6610
careercollegebythesea@yahoo.com
www.oneworldbridge.org

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June 14 - 15, 2014

Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Gathering

Woodstone, Salem County Fair Grounds. State Highway, Rt. 40. Our Powwow celebrates the culture and socializing of American Indians. It is a ?living event? and not a ?reenactment.? Public Powwows invite non-American Indian people to learn and enjoy the celebration, while also respecting the culture.

856-455-6910. http://nanticoke-lenapetribalnation.org/~/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/2013-Pow-Wow-Flyer.jpg

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June 14 - 15, 2014

Forksville Powwow.

Forksville, PA. Sullivan County Fairgrounds. Rt. 154, Forksville, PA 18616 . Traders & Craftsmen - Jewelry, Art, Knives, Furs, Blankets, Food, and more. Open both days @ 10 a.m. 200+ Participating Dancers, Storytellers, Aztec Dancers .  .  570-439-0026. http://www.easterndelawarenations.org/events.html

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June 20 - 21, 2014

58th Annual Summer Powwow

Bell County Expo Center, Assembly Hall, Belton, TX

Texas Indian Hobbyist Association

Vendors: Michael Twidal  817-480-8000

mtwidal@gmail.com

Powwow: Scott Lollar 972-255-6849

scottlollar@hotmail.com

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June 20 - 22, 2014

Waa Wiye Gaa Maag Annual Traditional Powwow Round Lake, 28 mi. N of Deer River, Hwy 46S. Lake, MN

Vendors: Roberta Roybal - (218) 553-0648 rroybal@bgcleechlake.com

Gary Charwood - (218) 760-7955

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June 20 - 22, 2014

Honoring Our Ancestors 10th Annual Powwow

Williamsfield. Ashtabula Antique Engine Club. 4026 US 322. This is our 10th anniversary powwow and we are planning Special events.Call for more info..  Red Wolf. 440-319-4483 or 440-344-9845.  

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June 20 - 21, 2014

58th Texas Indian Hobbyist Association Powwow Belton, TX. Bell County Expo Center.

(972) 255-6849   scottlollar@hotmail.com

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June 21 - 22, 2014

Plains Indian Museum Powwow

Cody, WY. Robbie Powwow Garden. 720 Sheridan Avenue. Join the Buffalo Bill Center of the West for our 33rd annual Plains Indian Museum Powwow, a cultural celebration and competitive dance competition. Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 21 and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 22. .  Nancy McClure.  307-578-4102. www.centerofthewest.org.   nancym@centerofwest.org

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JULY

July 3 - 6, 2014

National Powwow XVI

Hendricks County Fairgrounds

Danville, Indiana

Jim Beuoy - powwowbum1@yahoo.com

330-705-8980

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July 4 - 6, 20140

68th Pawnee Veterans Powwow

Pawnee, OK. Black Bear Stadium. .

(918) 873-0499 .   pawneeindianveteransorg@gmail.com

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July 5 - 6, 2014

Monroe Powwow

Sardis. River's Edge Campground. 34396 State Route 7. Inter-tribal event Host drum - Fire River Arena Director - Logan Steele Head Veteran - Shawn Reilly Other staff to be determined .  Jennifer Babb.  740-934-9353. monroepowwow@facebook.com   monroepowwow@gmail.com

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July 12-13, 2014 

Howard County, Maryland Powwow

1022 Fairgrounds Road, West Friendship, MD  21794

Thousands in Dance Contest Prize Money

powwow@vance.net

 

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Children of Many Colors Powwow

07/18/14  -  07/20/14

Moorpark. Moorpark College. 7075 Campus Road, Moorpark, CA 93021.

Native American singing, dancing, drumming, flute, Gourd Dancing, Bird Singing, Princess contest, Veterans Honoring, arts, crafts, food and non profit booths, traditional dwellings, a family style intertribal gathering..  Corina Roberts.  805 217 0364. www.RedbirdsVision.org   redbirds_vision@hotmail.com

 

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Julyamsh Powwow 2014

07/26/14  - 07/28/14

Post Falls. Greyhound Park . 5100 W. Riverbend Ave.. The Coeur d'Alene Tribe hosts their annual Julyamsh Powwow - the largest outdoor powwow in the Inland Northwest - for three days at the Greyhound Park in Post Falls. The event honors Indian culture with dances, songs, games and spirituality. Join the celebration! .  .  800-523-2464, ext. 7261. http://julyamsh.com/   Bbostwick@cdacasino.com

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AUGUST

August 02 - 03, 2014

Bear Mountain Powwow

Stony Point. Anthony Wayne Recreation Area at Harriman State Park. Palisades Interstate Parkway, Stony Point, NY 10980. Saturday August 3rd, 11am ? 8pm, Sunday August 4th, 11am ? 7pm Grand Entry of Dancers at 1pm and 4pm Price: $14 Adults & Teens (Plus fees if purchasing online), $8 Children 6-12 years old & Seniors 65+ (Plus fees if purchasing online), No fee for Children 5 years old and under; $8 Parking .  . 718.686.9297 . http://redhawkcouncil.org/powwows/   native@redhawkcouncil.org

 

August 07, 2014 - Tree Day

D Watson  -  Yankton Dakota  'Tiyospaye'  Ceremony
Pipestone Monument, Pipestone, MN

G Drapeau Sr, early advisor; dekshi s... koda s... oyate...la gente...relatives...ungweh howeh...  people...Yanktonai-Dakota prayer-dance-ceremony-fast at Pipestone -- sun dance - Wiwanyang Wacipi Anishnabe relatives - LCO, Hayward, WI camp set up before or by 08/02/14 Sat  -  until Tues  -  08/12/14; Iniipi/sweats during camp; women's moon camp if needed.  Ceremony:  08/07 -- 11 /14

(5 days total, Thrs -- Mon) Clean-up 08/12/14

dakotanomad@yahoo.com

 

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SEPTEMBER

September 13 - 14, 2014

All Nations Benefit Powwow

Susquehanna. PA

The Portal Institute, Inc.. 163 Melrose Avenue. At the foot of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains in Susquehanna, PA there will be an incredible event with good music, good food and good company. Emcee: Quentin Bear. Fuller Arena Director: Bobby Hurt Lead Male: Patrick Littlewolf Brooks; Lead Female: Sparrow Plainbull Jr. Lead Male: Samiakin Redbear; Allen Jr. Lead Female: Rachel Tupponce; Host Drum: Red Blanket Singers Guest Drums: Thundervoice; War Paint & Wild Band; Special Performances by Spirit Winds Eagle Pines Falconry & The Sinquah Family Dancers. Free Parking. Admission includes entry to the museum and art gallery. This is a Rain or Shine Event! Dance Arena is covered! Everyone is Welcome! Native-made Arts, Crafts, & Food, Music, Storytelling, Intertribal & Exhibition Dancing. Day Money for the first 25 dancers who register! Host Hotel: Holiday Inn Express - Gibson 1561 Oliver Road Exit 219 @ I-81 New Milford, PA Tel: (570) 465-5544 Website: www.hiexgibsonpa.com

Emelie Jeffries  allnationspowwow2014@gmail.com

Belize Fund: 570- 727-3614 

https://www.facebook.com/events/206597719550638

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September  26-28, 2014

Chickahominy Tribal Powwow

Providence Forge, VA. Contact Keith Wynn, (804) 966-2448 or (804) 829-2027  www.chickahominytribe.org

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OCTOBER

October 10 -11, 2014

5th Annual Running Water Singers Powwow

Fayetteville, NC  (910) 366-9164

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October 18, 2014

American Indian Festival

Clearwater Nature Center, Upper Marlboro, MD.

(looking for vendors and demonstrators).

Karen Marshall at (301) 297-4575

karenmarshall@pgparks.com

 

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NOVEMBER

November 14-16, 2014

Great American Indian Exposition Powwow

Richmond Raceway, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. 

Richmond, VA

A special ceremony will be held in appreciation of veterans on Saturday and Sunday.  On Saturday, gates will open at 10:00AM (for early shoppers), and the event will kick off with a parade of nations (grand entry) at 12:00 noon.  Over 100 Tribes and over 200 American Indians in regalia (outfits) will be represented at this year’s event, and they include:  Haliwa-Saponi, Pamunkey, Piscataway, Chickahominy, Cherokee, Rappahannock, Sioux, Iroquois, Lumbee, Hopi, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Choctaw, Navajo, and so many other Tribes and nations.  Barry Richardson, at (252) 532-0821 or send e-mail for discount coupon to: powwow@vance.net  

 

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November 22 -  23, 2014

Baltimore American Indian CenterTowson University

(410) 675-3535

http://www.baltimoreamericanindiancenter.com

 

 


 

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