SMOKE SIGNAL NEWS - MAY 2014

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Global Love Day
May 1, 2014

A Celebration of Humanity

"Heart to Heart Around the World"

 

t is our vision to unite one and all in a celebration of love and compassion. We honor each May 1st as a symbolic day of unconditional love and call upon all people and all nations to gather together in the wisdom of peace and love.

Global Love Day is the universal recognition of our innate oneness through love. When we come from this limitless love we naturally and easily embrace ourselves and our fellow humanity. Opening our heart, we allow unconditional love to be our guide and compassion to be our gift to life.

Our theme is "love begins with me" and our vision is expressed through these six statements...

We are one humanity on this planet.

All life is interconnected and interdependent.

All share in the Universal bond of love.

Love begins with self acceptance and forgiveness.

With respect and compassion we embrace diversity.

Together we make a difference through love.
 

We invite you to celebrate with us in whatever way you are inspired by consciously focusing on love and what it means to you throughout this day. We hope that by practicing love in all areas of your life, you will find it easy to love unconditionally all year long.

This is our eleventh year sharing the love and May 1st is rapidly approaching. Individuals and groups are inspiring us with their plans for how they will enjoy the day. Whether visiting with friends and family, planting a tree or a whole garden, spending time in nursing homes or orphanages, or simply giving out hugs, the love is already flowing.


www.globalloveday.org 

 


 

 

WordPress Project VOLUNTEERS:

 

Bob White of Hot Springs, AR has been appointed IT Coordinator for the WordPress project.  Bob is a soft-spoken, highly intelligent computer expert with many years of experience.  If you are a volunteer for the WordPress 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.  

 

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 One

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).

 

 

In decades of medical practice I repeatedly saw sick patients whose conditions could often be traced back to lifestyle errors such as eating poorly and too much, shirking physical activity, and mishandling the challenges and stresses of life.  They had abandoned Nature in many ways and were paying the price in terms of physical suffering. Applied to society as a whole, such abandonment of Nature is pretty much the norm these days and the cost of it in terms of medical repair is staggering. 

 

Among the abandoned connections with Nature is the widely overlooked connection with our electrodynamic planet. Just as electrical systems throughout the world are stabilized by “ground,” that is, the electrical connection to the ground, so, too, the body’s complex machinery is similarly stabilized by the ground.  We are bioelectrical beings living on an electrical planet.  READ MORE...

 

 


 

ELDERS SPEAK

 

Sleeping Grandfather Mountain

"Balance is implicit in the Red Road. When you're on the Red Road, you are in the center. Yet, you do not go to either extreme, and you allow both sides to exist. This is accomplished by continually postponing surrendering to temptation, whatever it may be. It is saying `later' instead of `no.'"  -- Dr. A.C. Ross (Ehanamani), Lakota

 

The Sacred Path of life has a middle, a left side, and a right side. As human beings, we are designed to walk this middle path as much as we can. As we walk, we will stray to the left and to the right and come back to the middle. Straying to the left or right side is as sacred as being in the middle. Sometimes we call this straying our mistakes. We are designed by the Creator to walk the Sacred Path of life, and realize that our mistakes are the source of lessons. These lessons give us our wisdom. It is not wrong that we are tempted. What matters is what we do with the temptation.

 

Great Spirit, today, let me enjoy the Sacred Path of Life.

 

Copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons at www.coyhispublishing.com.  Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

At Manataka we teach balance and do not focus on correcting sin or evil ways of others -- that leads to being judgmental and self-righteousness.  The Good Red Road is full of lessons learned from both sides of the path, both good and evil. ~Lee Standing Bear Moore 

 


 

FEATURE

Warriors of the

Rainbow

When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. They will be known as the Warriors of the Rainbow ands will put its faith in actions not words.

Rainbow Warriors are people from all walks of life who care about the future of all living things and have an interest in developing a deeper connection to the web of life itself.

Great leaders, Warriors and Shamans of many nations will be born and they will cleanse the earth for rebirth. Next will come the Planters sowing seeds of truth, justice and freedom. The Storytellers, Warriors and Planters will live in the way of the Great Spirit and teach ways to keep Mother of the Ground sacred forevermore. They will be called Rainbow Warriors for they will gather the four sacred directions, all distinctly separate but forever connected in the Circle of Life.
~ Lee Standing Bear Moore, Manataka

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

ENVIRONMENT 

 


 

FEATURE

 

Fragrance Of The Universe Is …. Gratitude

 

 

 

The symbol above is derived from Sacred Geometry, Golden Ratio Spiral (Fibonacci) along with its secretive generators, namely Eye Of God and Golden Triangles.

 

Since all creations in the universe have originated from this blueprint, including the galaxies, no wonder I was guided within to create this symbol in the late night using quite bit of mathematical computations using Mathcad14.


Upon completion, it appeared that the two Spirals are greeting each other- it silently whispered in my heart that this is the “Symbol of --  Fragrance Of The Universe Is Gratitude


Also said that we the humans lack this quality the most and the symbol hereafter will remind them of this universal noble quality, which in future to  be extended to all beings in the Universe. 
~ Kanil Gunewardena, Buddhist friend of Manataka from Sri Lanka

 

FEATURE

 

Native American Horses

By David Quammen in the National Geographic

 

 

People of the Horse

Horses forever changed life on the Great Plains. They allowed tribes to hunt more buffalo than ever before. They tipped the balance of power in favor of mounted warriors. And they became prized as wealth. For Native Americans today, horses endure as an emblem of tradition and a source of pride, pageantry, and healing.

 

In September 1874, in the panhandle of Texas, the great Comanche equestrian empire came to an ugly and sorrowful end. This event boded deep changes on the Great Plains, because the Comanche had been among the first tribes, and the most successful, to adopt the horse after its arrival with Spanish conquistadores. They had become proficient, expert, ferocious, and even lordly as horseback warriors, terrorizing their Indian neighbors, making wrathful assaults to stem the trend of white settlement and buffalo slaughter, and eventually bedeviling the U.S. Army. And then, on September 28, 1874, the largest remaining body of Comanche fighters (along with a number of Kiowa and Cheyenne allies) was caught, amid their tepees, with their families, in an undefended bivouac at a place called Palo Duro Canyon. 

READ MORE...

 


 

BOOK REVIEW

New Triple Award-Winning Book by Tamarack Song

 

Description

It's easy to imagine yourself transported back to a time when an Elder might have told stories like those in Whispers of the Ancients around a glowing hearth. Thanks to Tamarack Song's storytelling skills, monsters, heroes, and shapeshifters come alive and open a doorway to the mysteries of life. Easily accessible to all ages, this is a book that speaks to each person at his or her own level of comprehension and need. It is as beautiful to read as it is to look at.

Stunning Aboriginal artwork by Moses (Amik) Beaver combines with provocative storytelling to renew, in all their traditional splendor, exceptional legends from around the world. Entertaining, profound, passionate, glorious—these are stories that illustrate and evoke themes common to everyone's life, with an ancient wisdom that helps the listener to cope with today's opportunities for tenderness, grief, passion, and irony.

"Whispers of the Ancients helps us reconnect with the spirit of story that is a part of all our heritages. With respect for the wisdom of the past and with an eye toward the cross-cultural links that legends can make between us, Tamarack Song offers a gathering of tales and insightful comments that point the way back to the circle."
—Joseph Bruchac, author of more than 70 books for children and adults, including (with coauthor Michael J. Caduto) the best-selling
Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

Tamarack Song has sought out the stories of the North African and Central Asian tribal peoples from whom he is descended, and he has listened to the tales of indigenous people from the tundra to the tropics. His books include Journey to the Ancestral Self, and he has contributed to Lois Einhorn's Forgiveness and Child Abuse. He is also a counselor, wilderness skills teacher, rites-of-passage guide, and founder of the Teaching Drum Outdoor School (www.teachingdrum.org). Song lives in the Nicolet National Forest near Three Lakes, Wisconsin.

Moses (Amik) Beaver is an Ojibwe artist from the isolated fly-in community of Nibinamik (Summer Beaver), Ontario, three hundred miles north of Lake Superior. Grants from the Ontario Arts Council and other sources support his ongoing work with youth, and partial support for this book's illustrations comes from the District School Board of Nibinamik. 

Brother Wolf Foundation website

Praise / Awards

  • "It is a lovely collection of stories... a delight for readers familiar with Native American tales, as well as those new to the genre."
    ForeWord Reviews
  • Nautilus Book Awards 2011 Gold Winner in the Multicultural/Indigenous category
  • Winner of three Midwest Independent Publishers Awards in the categories of Coffee Table Books, Social Studies, and Illustration
- See more at: http://www.press.umich.edu/1642728/whispers_of_the_ancients#sthash.wULm7zOk.dpuf

Description

It's easy to imagine yourself transported back to a time when an Elder might have told stories like those in Whispers of the Ancients around a glowing hearth. Thanks to Tamarack Song's storytelling skills, monsters, heroes, and shapeshifters come alive and open a doorway to the mysteries of life. Easily accessible to all ages, this is a book that speaks to each person at his or her own level of comprehension and need. It is as beautiful to read as it is to look at.

Stunning Aboriginal artwork by Moses (Amik) Beaver combines with provocative storytelling to renew, in all their traditional splendor, exceptional legends from around the world. Entertaining, profound, passionate, glorious—these are stories that illustrate and evoke themes common to everyone's life, with an ancient wisdom that helps the listener to cope with today's opportunities for tenderness, grief, passion, and irony.

"Whispers of the Ancients helps us reconnect with the spirit of story that is a part of all our heritages. With respect for the wisdom of the past and with an eye toward the cross-cultural links that legends can make between us, Tamarack Song offers a gathering of tales and insightful comments that point the way back to the circle."
—Joseph Bruchac, author of more than 70 books for children and adults, including (with coauthor Michael J. Caduto) the best-selling
Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

Tamarack Song has sought out the stories of the North African and Central Asian tribal peoples from whom he is descended, and he has listened to the tales of indigenous people from the tundra to the tropics. His books include Journey to the Ancestral Self, and he has contributed to Lois Einhorn's Forgiveness and Child Abuse. He is also a counselor, wilderness skills teacher, rites-of-passage guide, and founder of the Teaching Drum Outdoor School (www.teachingdrum.org). Song lives in the Nicolet National Forest near Three Lakes, Wisconsin.

Moses (Amik) Beaver is an Ojibwe artist from the isolated fly-in community of Nibinamik (Summer Beaver), Ontario, three hundred miles north of Lake Superior. Grants from the Ontario Arts Council and other sources support his ongoing work with youth, and partial support for this book's illustrations comes from the District School Board of Nibinamik. 

Brother Wolf Foundation website

Praise / Awards

  • "It is a lovely collection of stories... a delight for readers familiar with Native American tales, as well as those new to the genre."
    ForeWord Reviews
  • Nautilus Book Awards 2011 Gold Winner in the Multicultural/Indigenous category
  • Winner of three Midwest Independent Publishers Awards in the categories of Coffee Table Books, Social Studies, and Illustration
- See more at: http://www.press.umich.edu/1642728/whispers_of_the_ancients#sthash.wULm7zOk.dpuf

Description

It's easy to imagine yourself transported back to a time when an Elder might have told stories like those in Whispers of the Ancients around a glowing hearth. Thanks to Tamarack Song's storytelling skills, monsters, heroes, and shapeshifters come alive and open a doorway to the mysteries of life. Easily accessible to all ages, this is a book that speaks to each person at his or her own level of comprehension and need. It is as beautiful to read as it is to look at.

Stunning Aboriginal artwork by Moses (Amik) Beaver combines with provocative storytelling to renew, in all their traditional splendor, exceptional legends from around the world. Entertaining, profound, passionate, glorious—these are stories that illustrate and evoke themes common to everyone's life, with an ancient wisdom that helps the listener to cope with today's opportunities for tenderness, grief, passion, and irony.

"Whispers of the Ancients helps us reconnect with the spirit of story that is a part of all our heritages. With respect for the wisdom of the past and with an eye toward the cross-cultural links that legends can make between us, Tamarack Song offers a gathering of tales and insightful comments that point the way back to the circle."
—Joseph Bruchac, author of more than 70 books for children and adults, including (with coauthor Michael J. Caduto) the best-selling
Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

Tamarack Song has sought out the stories of the North African and Central Asian tribal peoples from whom he is descended, and he has listened to the tales of indigenous people from the tundra to the tropics. His books include Journey to the Ancestral Self, and he has contributed to Lois Einhorn's Forgiveness and Child Abuse. He is also a counselor, wilderness skills teacher, rites-of-passage guide, and founder of the Teaching Drum Outdoor School (www.teachingdrum.org). Song lives in the Nicolet National Forest near Three Lakes, Wisconsin.

Moses (Amik) Beaver is an Ojibwe artist from the isolated fly-in community of Nibinamik (Summer Beaver), Ontario, three hundred miles north of Lake Superior. Grants from the Ontario Arts Council and other sources support his ongoing work with youth, and partial support for this book's illustrations comes from the District School Board of Nibinamik. 

Brother Wolf Foundation website

Praise / Awards

  • "It is a lovely collection of stories... a delight for readers familiar with Native American tales, as well as those new to the genre."
    ForeWord Reviews
  • Nautilus Book Awards 2011 Gold Winner in the Multicultural/Indigenous category
  • Winner of three Midwest Independent Publishers Awards in the categories of Coffee Table Books, Social Studies, and Illustration
- See more at: http://www.press.umich.edu/1642728/whispers_of_the_ancients#sthash.wULm7zOk.dpuf

Description

It's easy to imagine yourself transported back to a time when an Elder might have told stories like those in Whispers of the Ancients around a glowing hearth. Thanks to Tamarack Song's storytelling skills, monsters, heroes, and shapeshifters come alive and open a doorway to the mysteries of life. Easily accessible to all ages, this is a book that speaks to each person at his or her own level of comprehension and need. It is as beautiful to read as it is to look at.

Stunning Aboriginal artwork by Moses (Amik) Beaver combines with provocative storytelling to renew, in all their traditional splendor, exceptional legends from around the world. Entertaining, profound, passionate, glorious—these are stories that illustrate and evoke themes common to everyone's life, with an ancient wisdom that helps the listener to cope with today's opportunities for tenderness, grief, passion, and irony.

"Whispers of the Ancients helps us reconnect with the spirit of story that is a part of all our heritages. With respect for the wisdom of the past and with an eye toward the cross-cultural links that legends can make between us, Tamarack Song offers a gathering of tales and insightful comments that point the way back to the circle."
—Joseph Bruchac, author of more than 70 books for children and adults, including (with coauthor Michael J. Caduto) the best-selling
Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

Tamarack Song has sought out the stories of the North African and Central Asian tribal peoples from whom he is descended, and he has listened to the tales of indigenous people from the tundra to the tropics. His books include Journey to the Ancestral Self, and he has contributed to Lois Einhorn's Forgiveness and Child Abuse. He is also a counselor, wilderness skills teacher, rites-of-passage guide, and founder of the Teaching Drum Outdoor School (www.teachingdrum.org). Song lives in the Nicolet National Forest near Three Lakes, Wisconsin.

Moses (Amik) Beaver is an Ojibwe artist from the isolated fly-in community of Nibinamik (Summer Beaver), Ontario, three hundred miles north of Lake Superior. Grants from the Ontario Arts Council and other sources support his ongoing work with youth, and partial support for this book's illustrations comes from the District School Board of Nibinamik. 

Brother Wolf Foundation website

Praise / Awards

  • "It is a lovely collection of stories... a delight for readers familiar with Native American tales, as well as those new to the genre."
    ForeWord Reviews
  • Nautilus Book Awards 2011 Gold Winner in the Multicultural/Indigenous category
  • Winner of three Midwest Independent Publishers Awards in the categories of Coffee Table Books, Social Studies, and Illustration
- See more at: http://www.press.umich.edu/1642728/whispers_of_the_ancients#sthash.wULm7zOk.dpuf

Description

It's easy to imagine yourself transported back to a time when an Elder might have told stories like those in Whispers of the Ancients around a glowing hearth. Thanks to Tamarack Song's storytelling skills, monsters, heroes, and shapeshifters come alive and open a doorway to the mysteries of life. Easily accessible to all ages, this is a book that speaks to each person at his or her own level of comprehension and need. It is as beautiful to read as it is to look at.

Stunning Aboriginal artwork by Moses (Amik) Beaver combines with provocative storytelling to renew, in all their traditional splendor, exceptional legends from around the world. Entertaining, profound, passionate, glorious—these are stories that illustrate and evoke themes common to everyone's life, with an ancient wisdom that helps the listener to cope with today's opportunities for tenderness, grief, passion, and irony.

"Whispers of the Ancients helps us reconnect with the spirit of story that is a part of all our heritages. With respect for the wisdom of the past and with an eye toward the cross-cultural links that legends can make between us, Tamarack Song offers a gathering of tales and insightful comments that point the way back to the circle."
—Joseph Bruchac, author of more than 70 books for children and adults, including (with coauthor Michael J. Caduto) the best-selling
Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

Tamarack Song has sought out the stories of the North African and Central Asian tribal peoples from whom he is descended, and he has listened to the tales of indigenous people from the tundra to the tropics. His books include Journey to the Ancestral Self, and he has contributed to Lois Einhorn's Forgiveness and Child Abuse. He is also a counselor, wilderness skills teacher, rites-of-passage guide, and founder of the Teaching Drum Outdoor School (www.teachingdrum.org). Song lives in the Nicolet National Forest near Three Lakes, Wisconsin.

Moses (Amik) Beaver is an Ojibwe artist from the isolated fly-in community of Nibinamik (Summer Beaver), Ontario, three hundred miles north of Lake Superior. Grants from the Ontario Arts Council and other sources support his ongoing work with youth, and partial support for this book's illustrations comes from the District School Board of Nibinamik. 

Brother Wolf Foundation website

Praise / Awards

  • "It is a lovely collection of stories... a delight for readers familiar with Native American tales, as well as those new to the genre."
    ForeWord Reviews
  • Nautilus Book Awards 2011 Gold Winner in the Multicultural/Indigenous category
  • Winner of three Midwest Independent Publishers Awards in the categories of Coffee Table Books, Social Studies, and Illustration
- See more at: http://www.press.umich.edu/1642728/whispers_of_the_ancients#sthash.wULm7zOk.dpuf

Description

It's easy to imagine yourself transported back to a time when an Elder might have told stories like those in Whispers of the Ancients around a glowing hearth. Thanks to Tamarack Song's storytelling skills, monsters, heroes, and shapeshifters come alive and open a doorway to the mysteries of life. Easily accessible to all ages, this is a book that speaks to each person at his or her own level of comprehension and need. It is as beautiful to read as it is to look at.

Stunning Aboriginal artwork by Moses (Amik) Beaver combines with provocative storytelling to renew, in all their traditional splendor, exceptional legends from around the world. Entertaining, profound, passionate, glorious—these are stories that illustrate and evoke themes common to everyone's life, with an ancient wisdom that helps the listener to cope with today's opportunities for tenderness, grief, passion, and irony.

"Whispers of the Ancients helps us reconnect with the spirit of story that is a part of all our heritages. With respect for the wisdom of the past and with an eye toward the cross-cultural links that legends can make between us, Tamarack Song offers a gathering of tales and insightful comments that point the way back to the circle."
—Joseph Bruchac, author of more than 70 books for children and adults, including (with coauthor Michael J. Caduto) the best-selling
Keepers of the Earth: Native American Stories and Environmental Activities for Children

Tamarack Song has sought out the stories of the North African and Central Asian tribal peoples from whom he is descended, and he has listened to the tales of indigenous people from the tundra to the tropics. His books include Journey to the Ancestral Self, and he has contributed to Lois Einhorn's Forgiveness and Child Abuse. He is also a counselor, wilderness skills teacher, rites-of-passage guide, and founder of the Teaching Drum Outdoor School (www.teachingdrum.org). Song lives in the Nicolet National Forest near Three Lakes, Wisconsin.

Moses (Amik) Beaver is an Ojibwe artist from the isolated fly-in community of Nibinamik (Summer Beaver), Ontario, three hundred miles north of Lake Superior. Grants from the Ontario Arts Council and other sources support his ongoing work with youth, and partial support for this book's illustrations comes from the District School Board of Nibinamik. 

Brother Wolf Foundation website

Praise / Awards

  • "It is a lovely collection of stories... a delight for readers familiar with Native American tales, as well as those new to the genre."
    ForeWord Reviews
  • Nautilus Book Awards 2011 Gold Winner in the Multicultural/Indigenous category
  • Winner of three Midwest Independent Publishers Awards in the categories of Coffee Table Books, Social Studies, and Illustration
- See more at: http://www.press.umich.edu/1642728/whispers_of_the_ancients#sthash.wULm7zOk.dpuf

"Whispers of the Ancients helps us reconnect with the spirit of story that is a part of all our heritages. With respect for the wisdom of the past and with an eye toward the cross-cultural links that legends can make between us, Tamarack Song offers a gathering of tales and insightful comments that point the way back to the circle."

Praise / Awards

  • "It is a lovely collection of stories... a delight for readers familiar with Native American tales, as well as those new to the genre."
    ForeWord Reviews
  • Nautilus Book Awards 2011 Gold Winner in the Multicultural/Indigenous category
  • Winner of three Midwest Independent Publishers Awards in the categories of Coffee Table Books, Social Studies, and Illustration
- See more at: http://www.press.umich.edu/1642728/whispers_of_the_ancients#sthash.wULm7zOk.dpuf

 

"Whispers of the Ancients: Native Tales for Teaching & Healing in Our Time" is a triple award-winning, illuminated collection of many Native American wisdom-laden stories, some or most from the traditions of the Lake Superior Ojibwe traditions, also the indigenous culture of accomplished artist Moses (Amik) Beaver. In addition to the magnificent retelling of the collection of stories, "Whispers of the Ancients" contains many special keys and lodestones, guides to the full use and understanding of Native storytelling traditions; many of these are sacred and must be respectfully presented, conveyed, and honored.  READ MORE...

 

Paperback: 224 pages; Publisher: University of Michigan Press/Regional (May 5, 2010); ISBN-13: 978-0472051069; Dimensions: 0.8 x 9 x 11.7 inches  $35.00 + s/h


 

ELDERS SPEAK...

 

"In the life of the Indian there was only one inevitable duty, the duty of prayer, the daily recognition of the Unseen and Eternal. His daily devotions were more necessary to him than daily food."  -- Charles A. Eastman (Ohiyesa), Santee Sioux

 

The most important habit one can develop is the daily act of prayer. Prayer is our eyes, our ears, our feelings, our success, our guidance, our life, our duty, our goal. There really is only prayer and meditation. We can only help others through prayer. We can only help ourselves through prayer. You can never become an Elder unless you pray. You can never stay an Elder unless you pray. You never get wisdom unless you pray. You never understand unless you pray.

 

Great Spirit, today, teach me to pray.

 

Copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons at www.coyhispublishing.com.  Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

At Manataka we pray every day and every night.  We pray as we walk, work and play.  At Manataka we pray before we eat and sleep.

We seldom pray for ourselves but always for others, always for the Earth Mother, and always for all things of creation. ~Lee Standing Bear Moore 

 


 

ENVIRONMENT

 

Herbicides are killing off plants Monarch butterflies need to survive!

 

Weed killers like Monsanto's Roundup are wiping out the milkweed that monarchs need to survive.

 

Monarch Video

 

 

Manataka encourages you to support this campaign to Save Monarch Butterflies!

 


 

INSPIRATIONAL

 

The Little Frog Who Climbed

By David Lynch

 

 

Once upon a time there was a bunch of tiny frogs.... who arranged a running competition.  The goal was to reach the top of a very high tower.  A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race and cheer on the contestants....  The race began....

 

Honestly:  No one in crowd really believed that the tiny frogs would reach the top of the tower.  You heard statements such as:  "Oh, WAY too difficult!!"   "They will NEVER make it to the top."  or:  "Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"

 

The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one.  Except for those, who in a fresh tempo, were climbing higher and higher....  The crowd continued to yell, "It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"  More tiny frogs got tired and gave up....  But ONE continued higher and higher and higher....   This one wouldn't give up!

 

At the end everyone else had given up climbing the tower.   Except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort, was the only one who reached the top!  THEN all of the other tiny frogs naturally wanted to know how this one frog managed to do it?

 

A contestant asked the tiny frog how he had found the strength to succeed and reach the goal?  It turned out....  That the winner was DEAF!!!!

 

The wisdom of this story is:  Never listen to other people's tendencies to be negative or pessimistic....   because they take your most wonderful dreams and wishes away from you -- the ones you have in your heart!  Always think of the power words have.

 

Because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!  Always be.... Positive!  And above all, be deaf when people tell you that you cannot fulfill your dreams!

 

Always think:  God and I can do this…together!!! After all, He’s got you in the palm of His hand!  “Negativity is the enemy of creativity.”

 

Submitted by: Manataka Member: Chaplain Scott A. Fleming, MDiv, BCCC, CPC

 


 

CROSSING OVER

Author Peter Matthiessen, Chronicler of Leonard Peltier, Walks On -- April 7, 2014

Author Peter Matthiessen was a champion of Indian rights, not least of all for his controversial In the Spirit of Crazy Horse: The Story of Leonard Peltier and the FBI's War on the American Indian Movement (Viking Press, 1991) and the prophetic Indian Country (Viking Press, 1984).  http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2014/04/07/author-peter-matthiessen-chronicler-leonard-peltier-walks-154364

 



MANATAKA NEWS

 

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ENVIRONMENT           

 

Warning Signs: How Pesticides Harm the Young Brain

Susan Freinkel |  This article appeared in the March 31, 2014 edition of The Nation.

 


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

 

"I know Grandpa told me that to smoke is wakan (holy). The smoke you inhale represents the spirits of everything you put into the pipe. When you breathe in the smoke, you are asking to become one with everything or to become whole." -- Dr. A.C. Ross (Enhanamani), Lakota

 

The smoke allows us to go from the Seen World to the Spirit World. It is in the Spirit World where we are all connected. In this way, we can become one with all things. Our pipe is sacred. We need to be respectful of our medicine. When we smoke the pipe, we need to have good thoughts because these thoughts are shared with the Spirit World. The pipe, the smoke, the spirits, our thoughts - these things are Wakan.

 

Great Spirit, today, let my thoughts be Wakan.

 

Copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons at www.coyhispublishing.com 

Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

Manataka teaches the ways of the Smoke Spirit using the Manataka Sacred Pipe gifted by elders at Pipestone and dedicated by Robert Woableza LaBatte, Lakota Spiritual Elder.   At Manataka, we practice the traditions of many nations so that we may understand the full circle of knowing.  Intent, respect and good blessings are all part of the smoke ceremonies. ~Lee Standing Bear Moore

 


 

WOMEN'S COUNCIL

 

TAKING BACK THE DRUM:

 

THE NOBILITY AND LEADERSHIP OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN

 

(An essay for all women)

By Shannon Thunderbird, Royal House of Niis'gumiik, Coast Tsimshian

 

"When the white man discovered this country , Natives were running it. No taxes, no debt, women did all the work. White man thought he could improve on a system like this.1

 

PRE-EUROPEAN CONTACT.

The feminine voice was the powerful backbone of most tribes. It was she who figured prominently in pretty much every Creation story ever told; it was she who organized, planned, coordinated tribal life; it was she who raised and protected the children, elders and ensured that day-to-day life was stable and effective; it was she who sang the songs and created stories so that future generations would know her tribe was there; it was her wise voice that mediated and counseled tribal governments before decisions were made.

 

"The woman is the foundation on which nations are built. She is the heart of her nation. If that heart is weak, the people are weak. If her heart is strong and her mind is clear, then the nation is strong and knows its purpose."     READ MORE...

 

 


 

Words of Wisdom

 

Servanthood, Sacrifice, and Sacred Love

 

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13

  

A man was driving his car, when he saw an elderly woman, stranded on the side of the road. He saw that she needed help. So he stopped his Pontiac near her Mercedes and got out. 

He smiled, while he was approaching her, still she was worried, as nobody had stopped for hours. Moreover, he did not look safe, as his appearance was so poor and shabby. He could see, how frightened she was, so he tried to calm her, “I‘m here to help you, don‘t worry. My name is Bryan Anderson”. 

The tire was flat, so he had to crawl under the car. While changing the tire, he got dirty and his hands and wrists became injured. Blood began to pour profusely. He took a handkerchief and towel to bandage his wounds. 
Read More...

 

 


 

New! American Indian Flags

 

Take Pride in Your Tribe -- Fly It High!

See 147 Authentic Tribal Flags

 


 


 

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

 

Crazy Horse Memorial

Hello Manataka,

 

I was at the Memorial the third week of August, 2013.  I was so impressed and just in awe of this magnificent sight!  I am back home now in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. My husband, my cousin and his wife from Denver, Colorado and myself drove from Denver to see the monument. We are going to try and visit in two more years. I believe this monument will be more impressive than Mt. Rushmore! The story in itself of the family is just absolutely outstanding. I have been telling all my friends and grandchildren about it. I wish all the family God speed in their work. I will pray for their safety as well.  ~MarthaJane Battaglia
 

READ MORE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR - MAY 2014

 


 

EVENTS

 

 

Spring Bear Healing Ceremony
 

Bishop, California
May 16 - 18, 2014
Qwina and
Irma Nieves West
For more information and itinerary please call 760-937-3391

 

 


 

DELTA REGION AIDS EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER

Health Disparities in the American Indian community

Thursday evening, May 29, 2014, 4:00-7:30 pm

Friday, May 30, 2014, 8:45 am-3:45 pm

Pearl River Resort Silver Star Hotel, Choctaw, Mississippi

 

REGISTER ONLINE NOW at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AmericanIndianConf-May2014

 

Must attend entire conference to receive CEU credit.

 

Conference Goal: To update health care providers on addressing HIV/AIDS and other common health disparities among American Indian tribes in the Delta Region.

 

Speaker and Panelist:    Lee Standing Bear Moore

 

PHYSICIANS and NURSES: This activity has been submitted to South Central Accreditation Program for approval to award contact hours.  South Central Accreditation Program is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.


 

 

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

 


 

ELDERS SPEAK

 

"By listening to the inner self and following one's instincts and intuitions, a person may be guided to safety." -- Dr. A.C. Ross (Ehanamani), Lakota

 

Be still and know. The Medicine Wheel teaches the four directions of inner power - not personal power, but the power of God. These four directions are emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual. As our emotions get too far out of control, we simultaneously create an equivalent mental picture, our physical body fills with stress and tension, and we become spiritually confused. When we experience these uptight feelings, the best thing to do is mentally pause, slow down our thinking, breathe slowly, or pray and ask the spirits to help. Only when we approach the stillness of the mind do we get access to our spiritual guidance system. To be guided, let your mind be still.

 

Creator, today, let me reside in Your stillness.

 

Copyright of Coyhis Publishing. from Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons at www.coyhispublishing.com  Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.

 

At Manataka we teach ways to connect with ones inner-self to find the Creator within.  The sacred Manataka Mountain allows the quiet Spirits to speak in silence to awaken the knowing within.   ~Lee Standing Bear Moore

 

 



POWWOW CALENDAR

 

MAY

May 2 - May 4, 2014

Dance of the Spring Moon Lumbee Spring Powwow

Pavilion Farmers Market

Lumberton, NC,

(910) 521-7861
MC: Rob Daugherty/ Sandon Jacobs; Host Drums: Stoney Creek; Other Drums: Southern Eagle
Grand Entries: Friday 7 pm. Saturday noon & 7 pm. Sunday 1 pm. Head Dancers: Chris Conner, Sparrow Plainbull. Head Judge: Matty Richardson. Arena Director: Dennis Zotigh. Admission: Adult $8, Youth (6-12) $6, Seniors (55+) $5, Military w/ID $5, Kids (5-under) FREE, Weekend pass $18, Ask about our family discount.

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May 2 - May 3, 2014

8th Annual Aihrea Powwow

Overland Park, Kansas

Location Gym and Field House Johnson County Community College: 12345 College Blvd. , Overland Park, Kansas

Head Man: Jay Mule, OK; Head Lady: Grace Pushetonequa, IA
MC: Tim Tall Chief, OK; Host Drums: The Boyz; Other Drums: Southern Thunder; Arena Director: Steve Byington, KS. Head Gourd Dancer: Tahlo Moore, KS. Head No. Judge: Bobbi Lynn Frederick, KS. Head So. Judge: Joe Bointy, KS. AIHREA Brave: Canyon Toshavik, KS. AIHREA Princess: Brettnee Beartrack, OK

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May 2 - 4, 2014, 12:00 am

29th Annual Edmonds Community College Powwow

Edmonds Community College, Seaview Gym:

20000 68th Ave W, Lynnwood, WA

Chatell Wallace - 206-713-5969
cswcook2@gmail.com

http://www.edcc.edu/powwow/

“Honoring Our Veterans: Past, Present, and Future” The powwow brings together students, families, and communities to celebrate American Indian singing, drumming, dancing, and arts and crafts.  This is a Contest Powwow.  All dancers and drummer welcome. 4 Grand Entries. Friday 7:00PM, Saturday 1:00 & 7:00 p.m., Sunday 1:00 p.m.  Dancer and vendor registration available on line or email/phone. If your a vendor, Seattle Seahawk native designs would do well here this championship year.  Indoor arena. (College gym).  Green facility (recycling/composting friendly and encouraged).  10 minutes from I-5 in south Snohomish County. Approx.35 min north of Seattle (in good traffic)  Hotels nearby.

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May 03 - May03 2014

Thunderbase 2014

Ross County Fairgrounds, Chillicothe, OH

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May 04 - May 04 2014

Keepers of the Peace Powwow

Trophy Point, West Point, NY

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May 09 - May 11 2014

Veterans Powwow

Veterans Park, Mt. Airy, NC

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May 09 - May 11 2014

3rd Annual Stanford Powwow

Mother's Day Weekend

Stanford, CA

Booth Committee: Jana Kaopuiki and Amber Roberts

Volunteers Committee: Emily Strickler 

Fun Run Committee: Lillian McBee  

 

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May 10 - May11 2014

Noxens 9th Annual Mothers Day Powwow

Noxen Fire Co Grounds, Noxen, PA

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May 10 - 11, 2014, 11:00 am6:00 pm

25th Cherokee County Indian Festival & Powwow

Boling Park, 1200 Marietta Hwy, Canton, GA

Rolling Thunder Enterprises - 770-735-6275
rollingthunder34@ymail.com

www.rthunder.com
MC: Woody Richards / Cleto Montelongo

Native Dancing, Singing, Drumming; Arts and Crafts; Native Cuisine and Americana Favorites.  Living Tipi Village.  Live Buffalo, Warrior on Horseback, Birds of Prey Show.  Aztec Dance Company; Primitive Skills Demonstrations such as Fire-by-Friction, Hide Tanning, Earthen Cooking; Native Storytellers and Flute Players; Wildlife Displays, Pony Rides, Kids’ Activities.  Native American Film Stars.  Audience Participation and much more…

Tickets on sale at the gate: Adults (13 years and up):   $15 Children (6-12 years old):  $5; 5 years and under: FREE

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May 23 - May 25 2014

18th Annual Standing Bear Powwow

Kern County Fairgrounds, Bakersfield, CA

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May 17 - May 18 2014

4th Annual Affiliated Tribes Powwow 1st Light at Niswasocket

River Island Park, Woonsocket, RI

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May 17 - May 18 2014

21st Annual Drums on the Pocomoke

Cypress Park, Pocomoke, MD

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May 17,  2014 Saturday, 10am – 5 pm

Spring Festival

Big Indian Park

8293 Rt. 28,Big Indian, NY 12410

Rain or Shine; Native American Entertainment; Spirit of Thunderheart Drum; Country Singer Doreen Peone with the Country Dusters Band; Story telling with Evan Prichard and Jim Red Fox Sarles; Drumming, Vendors, Kids Crafts, Big Indian Fire Company; Pine Hill Library, Pine Hill Community Center; Cornell Cooperative and more; Chicken Barbeque, Hot dogs and Hamburgers.

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May 24 - May 25 2013

19th Annual Oroville Powwow

Plumas Avenue Ele. School, Oroville, CA

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ow Wow On The Hudson

“The River That Flows Both Ways”

Native American Festival

Dutchess County Stadium

(HVRENEGADES.COM)

1500 Route 9D. Wappingers Falls , NY 12590

May 26 Sat., Sun. 27, & Mon. 28 2012

***NEW LOCATION* *NEW LOCATION* *NEW LOCATION***

Gate Opens at 10am -6 pm

Sat. 26 & Sun. 27 10a – 6p, Mon. 28 10a – 5p

Grand Entry 12 Noon. (Native Time)

Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers

Guest Drum: Wolf Medicine Drum

***All Drums & Dancers WELCOME ****

Special Attraction: The Aztec Dancers " The Salinas Family "

& (SATURDAY only) The Birds Of Prey

A percentage of the proceeds is going to Long Island Native

American Task Force College Fund

* Birds of Prey * Native American Indian Dancing * Native

American Indian Craft Vendors* Native American

Indian/American Foods* Children Dances*

Native American Indian History* Story Telling

********** FREE PARKING * HANDI CAP friendly*******

Admission $6 adult (12 & up) $5 Seniors & children (6-11)

NO DRUGS - NO ALCOHOL - NO WEAPONS

Day money will be given to the first 20 dancers. For More Info Contact: Tony

Moon Hawk: Marcey Tree In The Wind Lucida Handwriting">

moonhawktitw@msn.com - Nimham Mountain Singers at nimham.com

- See more at: http://www.nativegatherings.com/index.php?eID=18985#sthash.Vsg3BtJQ.dpuf

May 24 - 26, 2014 Saturday to Monday

Powwow On The Hudson

“The River That Flows Both Ways”

(Inter-Tribal Native American Festival/Powwow)

University Settlement Camp

724 Wolcott Ave. Beacon, N.Y. 12580

Gate Opens at 11am; Sat. 24th & Sun. 25th 11 am-6 pm Mon. 26th 11 am-5 pm; Grand Entry 12 Noon. (Native Time); Come Join Us & Take A Piece Of Our Culture Home. Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers & Drum; Special Attractions : Aztec Dancers (The Salinas Famliy); Craft Vendors ; Food Vendors ; Native American; Dancing ; Drumming ; Children Dances ; Public Participation……. & much more….

Admission : $6 per Adult * $5 per Senior /Child * 6 & Under Free…….All Dancers & Drums Welcome…….

For more information: Tony Moon Hawk 917-415-5139

Or 973-981-1954 moonhawktitw@msn.com or http://www.Nimham.com

 

Pow Wow On The Hudson

“The River That Flows Both Ways”

Native American Festival

Dutchess County Stadium

(HVRENEGADES.COM)

1500 Route 9D. Wappingers Falls , NY 12590

May 26 Sat., Sun. 27, & Mon. 28 2012

***NEW LOCATION* *NEW LOCATION* *NEW LOCATION***

Gate Opens at 10am -6 pm

Sat. 26 & Sun. 27 10a – 6p, Mon. 28 10a – 5p

Grand Entry 12 Noon. (Native Time)

Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers

Guest Drum: Wolf Medicine Drum

***All Drums & Dancers WELCOME ****

Special Attraction: The Aztec Dancers " The Salinas Family "

& (SATURDAY only) The Birds Of Prey

A percentage of the proceeds is going to Long Island Native

American Task Force College Fund

* Birds of Prey * Native American Indian Dancing * Native

American Indian Craft Vendors* Native American

Indian/American Foods* Children Dances*

Native American Indian History* Story Telling

********** FREE PARKING * HANDI CAP friendly*******

Admission $6 adult (12 & up) $5 Seniors & children (6-11)

NO DRUGS - NO ALCOHOL - NO WEAPONS

Day money will be given to the first 20 dancers. For More Info Contact: Tony

Moon Hawk: or Marcey Tree In The Wind 973-981-1954

moonhawktitw@msn.com - Nimham Mountain Singers at nimham.com

- See more at: http://www.nativegatherings.com/index.php?eID=18985#sthash.Vsg3BtJQ.dpuf
 

Pow Wow On The Hudson

“The River That Flows Both Ways”

Native American Festival

Dutchess County Stadium

(HVRENEGADES.COM)

1500 Route 9D. Wappingers Falls , NY 12590

May 26 Sat., Sun. 27, & Mon. 28 2012

***NEW LOCATION* *NEW LOCATION* *NEW LOCATION***

Gate Opens at 10am -6 pm

Sat. 26 & Sun. 27 10a – 6p, Mon. 28 10a – 5p

Grand Entry 12 Noon. (Native Time)

Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers

Guest Drum: Wolf Medicine Drum

***All Drums & Dancers WELCOME ****

Special Attraction: The Aztec Dancers " The Salinas Family "

& (SATURDAY only) The Birds Of Prey

A percentage of the proceeds is going to Long Island Native

American Task Force College Fund

* Birds of Prey * Native American Indian Dancing * Native

American Indian Craft Vendors* Native American

Indian/American Foods* Children Dances*

Native American Indian History* Story Telling

********** FREE PARKING * HANDI CAP friendly*******

Admission $6 adult (12 & up) $5 Seniors & children (6-11)

NO DRUGS - NO ALCOHOL - NO WEAPONS

Day money will be given to the first 20 dancers. For More Info Contact: Tony

Moon Hawk:

moonhawktitw@msn.com - Nimham Mountain Singers at nimham.com

- See more at: http://www.nativegatherings.com/index.php?eID=18985#sthash.oDoE0dIn.dpuf

Pow Wow On The Hudson

“The River That Flows Both Ways”

Native American Festival

Dutchess County Stadium

(HVRENEGADES.COM)

1500 Route 9D. Wappingers Falls , NY 12590

May 26 Sat., Sun. 27, & Mon. 28 2012

***NEW LOCATION* *NEW LOCATION* *NEW LOCATION***

Gate Opens at 10am -6 pm

Sat. 26 & Sun. 27 10a – 6p, Mon. 28 10a – 5p

Grand Entry 12 Noon. (Native Time)

Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers

Guest Drum: Wolf Medicine Drum

***All Drums & Dancers WELCOME ****

Special Attraction: The Aztec Dancers " The Salinas Family "

& (SATURDAY only) The Birds Of Prey

A percentage of the proceeds is going to Long Island Native

American Task Force College Fund

* Birds of Prey * Native American Indian Dancing * Native

American Indian Craft Vendors* Native American

Indian/American Foods* Children Dances*

Native American Indian History* Story Telling

********** FREE PARKING * HANDI CAP friendly*******

Admission $6 adult (12 & up) $5 Seniors & children (6-11)

NO DRUGS - NO ALCOHOL - NO WEAPONS

Day money will be given to the first 20 dancers. For More Info Contact: Tony

Moon Hawk: or Marcey Tree In The Wind

moonhawktitw@msn.com - Nimham Mountain Singers at nimham.com

- See more at: http://www.nativegatherings.com/index.php?eID=18985#sthash.Vsg3BtJQ.dpuf

Pow Wow On The Hudson

“The River That Flows Both Ways”

Native American Festival

Dutchess County Stadium

(HVRENEGADES.COM)

1500 Route 9D. Wappingers Falls , NY 12590

May 26 Sat., Sun. 27, & Mon. 28 2012

***NEW LOCATION* *NEW LOCATION* *NEW LOCATION***

Gate Opens at 10am -6 pm

Sat. 26 & Sun. 27 10a – 6p, Mon. 28 10a – 5p

Grand Entry 12 Noon. (Native Time)

Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers

Guest Drum: Wolf Medicine Drum

***All Drums & Dancers WELCOME ****

Special Attraction: The Aztec Dancers " The Salinas Family "

& (SATURDAY only) The Birds Of Prey

A percentage of the proceeds is going to Long Island Native

American Task Force College Fund

* Birds of Prey * Native American Indian Dancing * Native

American Indian Craft Vendors* Native American

Indian/American Foods* Children Dances*

Native American Indian History* Story Telling

********** FREE PARKING * HANDI CAP friendly*******

Admission $6 adult (12 & up) $5 Seniors & children (6-11)

NO DRUGS - NO ALCOHOL - NO WEAPONS

Day money will be given to the first 20 dancers. For More Info Contact: Tony

Moon Hawk:

moonhawktitw@msn.com - Nimham Mountain Singers at nimham.com

- See more at: http://www.nativegatherings.com/index.php?eID=18985#sthash.Vsg3BtJQ.dpuf

JUNE

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 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 20 - 21, 2014

58th Annual Summer Powwow

Bell County Expo Center, Assembly Hall

Belton, Texas

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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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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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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Pow Wow On The Hudson

“The River That Flows Both Ways”

Native American Festival

Dutchess County Stadium

(HVRENEGADES.COM)

1500 Route 9D. Wappingers Falls , NY 12590

May 26 Sat., Sun. 27, & Mon. 28 2012

***NEW LOCATION* *NEW LOCATION* *NEW LOCATION***

Gate Opens at 10am -6 pm

Sat. 26 & Sun. 27 10a – 6p, Mon. 28 10a – 5p

Grand Entry 12 Noon. (Native Time)

Host Drum: Nimham Mountain Singers

Guest Drum: Wolf Medicine Drum

***All Drums & Dancers WELCOME ****

Special Attraction: The Aztec Dancers " The Salinas Family "

& (SATURDAY only) The Birds Of Prey

A percentage of the proceeds is going to Long Island Native

American Task Force College Fund

* Birds of Prey * Native American Indian Dancing * Native

American Indian Craft Vendors* Native American

Indian/American Foods* Children Dances*

Native American Indian History* Story Telling

********** FREE PARKING * HANDI CAP friendly*******

Admission $6 adult (12 & up) $5 Seniors & children (6-11)

NO DRUGS - NO ALCOHOL - NO WEAPONS

Day money will be given to the first 20 dancers. For More Info Contact: Tony

Moon Hawk:

moonhawktitw@msn.com - Nimham Mountain Singers at nimham.com

- See more at: http://www.nativegatherings.com/index.php?eID=18985#sthash.Vsg3BtJQ.dpuf