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An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America
March 22, 2003 - Issue 83
We Salute
Gordon Belcourt

Gordon Belcourt became nationally recognized as an expert in the field of
American Indian alcoholism in the 1970s.

The first American Indian to receive a national award earned it by
establishing 235 alcohol prevention programs in 36 states and advocating for
American Indian health throughout the country.
Hey Kids! Enter the new Easter Bovine Illustrating Contest!

The contest is underway! Read the Easter Bovine story and draw what you think
each or all of the characters from the story look like. Illustrate them in
action or just simply as a standing portrait.
Marilou Schultz

Marilou Schultz was born to Tábaahá (Edge of Water People-maternal clan) and
born for Tsi'naajinii (Black-Streaked—Wood People) on November 6, 1954 in
Safford, Arizona. "Weaving has always been and continues to be passed on in
my family. For basic survival, my great-great-grandmother and
great-grandmother were weavers and my grandmother (in her late 90's) still
wove until a couple of years ago." Marilou learned basic weaving techniques
by watching her mother and recalls childhood memories of "waking up to the
sound of her [mother's] batten beating away at her rugs somewhere in a
distance, sometimes inside the house or, during the summers, outside."
Health and Wellness
by Geoff Hampton

Although it may be hard to come to grips with, the truth is that control of
personal health and wellness is a matter of individual choice for the vast
majority of Native Americans. The current state of poor health is not a
product of Heritage. The Ancestors were very healthy. However they were also
very active and ate only to satisfy their need for the daily performance of
their bodies. The current state of deterioration can be attributed to many
things. Those sources are totally irrelevant. The cure is all that matters.
This is a war and victory is attainable. It has already come at a high cost,
but now is the time to turn the tide.
Thunderhawk - The Great Cross Country Adventure - Part 6
by Geoff Hampton

Writer Geoff Hampton shares this story that should delight both young and old.
Interesting Sidelights on the History of the Early Fur Trade Industry (part
submitted by Timm Severud (Ondamitag)

The talk given by W.W. Bartlett at the gathering of Chippewa Valley
Historical Society at the Ermatinger place at Jim Falls on Saturday (June 10,
1925) on early fur trading in this section of the state was a great
revelation to those present and provided his listeners with much that was new
and interesting in connection with the early history of this section.
Educator Works to Preserve Lakota Language and, in Essence, a Culture

Wilmer Mesteth carries a treasure he'd like to share with as many people as
possible on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

The treasure is the Lakota language, a soft, smooth tongue that unlocks the
heart and history of Mesteth's people, and in his view keeps alive the hope
of their enduring identity.
Language Facilitators Preserve Native Tongues

Tossing stuffed animals in the air might seem to be an activity conducive to
nursery school yet for a pair of language facilitators, the toys are more
than just child’s play, they are a tool for cultural survival.

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Susan Aglukark to Help Revive Inuksuk Music Program

Students at Iqaluit's Inuksuk High School will celebrate the revival of their
music program with singer Susan Aglukark and a $10,000 cheque today.
Indian Teachers Program gets Support from Tribe

The Oneida Indian reservation gave $5,000 to the Indian Teachers for Indian
Children program, which originated in the summer of 1998.

Judith Hankes and fellow colleague Gerald Fast started the program.
Tribal College Conference Takes Place in N.D.

The annual conference of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium
(AIHEC) is scheduled for March 27 to April 1 in Fargo, North Dakota. Up to
two thousand American Indian educators and students from the nation's 35
tribal colleges and universities are expected to attend. The theme of the
conference is "E=TCU 30," Education equals Tribal Colleges and Universities
to the 30th power, a reference to
The Quest for Education Excellence Through Assistive Technology at TC District

The quest for newer and better techniques to provide more effective,
efficient student learning never stops at Tuba City District.

Each school calendar year that is planned for the TC District includes 5 full
days of staff development training for the entire staff of over 500 TC
District employees. These days are planned so that staffers can update,
refresh and apply a hands-on approach to new education techniques for the
almost 3,000 students in their care. One example of how TC District addresses
it student’s needs is evident through its Special Education program.
Teen Hopes to Return to Reservation With Degree, Answers to Problems

Behind the dark eyes of Paul Plume is the mind of a young man with a plan to
help those growing up after him on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Nearly 18 years old, he wishes to finish classes this spring at Red Cloud
High School just north of town, go to college in Kansas, then return to the
reservation, to the same high school if possible.
On Your Mark, Get Set, Spell! Navajo Spelling Bee Soon Underway

Champions, runners-up and alternates are hard at work spelling words like
paideia, exotic words their parents most likely have never heard.

It's all part of preparing for the annual Independent-Navajo Nation Spelling
Bee on March 20 at the Peterson Zah-Navajo Nation Museum-Library with the
winner advancing on to Washington, D.C., May 25 to 30 to compete with about
250 other top spellers.
7 Star Mustang Sanctuary and Learning Center Inc.

To provide safe living domain for a family of wild mustangs (including two
mares from a recent Colorado round-up). To provide public viewing and guided
walks among the wild horse family. To offer on site workshops and clinics to
the public enhancing equine practices in basic equine care, horse psychology
& behavior, wild horse gentling and non-traumatic training practices.
Employment, Training & Business Resources For the Native Community

Occasionally, we, at Canku Ota, find a new website that we want to share with
you. Native Workplace is one of those sites. Here's what the folks there have
to say:

"Welcome to! We are Native people who have been working
on economic development in Indian country for many years.
Jean Baptiste Perrault Information from The Wisconsin Frontier
submitted by Timm Severud (Ondamitag)

Journals and memoirs of four fur traders active in northern Wisconsin in this
period reveal how the fur trade was transforming this frontier and its
inhabitants. These writing record the activities of Jean Baptiste Perrault,
1783-1799; George Nelson, 1802-3; Michael Curot, 1803-4; and François
Malhiot, 1804-5.
The Queen of Pocagemah
submitted by Timm Severud (Ondamitag)

In the winter of 1846 I was trading at a place between the Snake River and
Pocagemah Lake in Minnesota, and on the bank of the Snake River near its
entry into Cross Lake, I built my trading house. The name of the lake was
derived from the name the Indians gave it, which was Pem-ma-che-go-ming, and
means to cross or go through.
Landmark Northwest Coast Exhibit Open at the Burke

On October 3, 2002, the landmark exhibition Out of the Silence: The Enduring
Power of Totem Poles opened at the Burke Museum of Natural History and
Culture. Based on the extraordinary photographic collection of Adelaide de
Menil, Out of the Silence pairs de Menil's haunting images of Northwest Coast
Native village sites with rarely seen sculptural treasures from the renowned
Burke collection.
Native American Professorship endowed: Law School establishes Oneida Indian
Nation Chair

Harvard Law School (HLS) has announced the establishment of the Oneida Indian
Nation Professorship of Law. This chair - the first endowed chair in American
Indian studies at Harvard University and the only professorship of its kind
east of the Mississippi River - will allow HLS to continue its leadership
role in the development of emerging legal fields.
Indian Students Raising Money to Help Create Cultural Curriculum

Students from at least two Indian reservation schools are raising money to
help the state create and distribute curriculum for the Indian Education for
All program.
Earth Day Groceries Project

Earth Day is April 22nd. On that day, thousands of shoppers will be taking
home their groceries in bags beautifully decorated by school children who
care about their world. There is still time to organize your school for
participation in the Earth Day Groceries Project! Visit the web site for
complete directions:
Ivakkak 2003

Monday March 10, 2003 - fourteen teams of Inuit dog mushers are scheduled to
depart on the 10th of March on this third edition of the annual Ivakkak
dogsled race. The racers come from seven Nunavik communities.

Ivakkak, meaning "running at a comfortable speed", was begun to help revive
the tradition of dog sledding in the Inuit style, as well as to promote the
return of the pure bred Inuit Husky dogs to Nunavik.
FMC values Certified Medical Interpreters

Twenty-six hospital Flagstaff Medical Center employees spent 40 hours in the
classroom during the week of February 24 learning the clinical background and
medical terminology that will give them the title of Navajo Medical
This Date In History
Recipe: Southwestern Dishes
Story: The Coyote and the Beetle
What is this: Pinacate Beetles
Craft Project: Earth Day Groceries Project
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"OPPORTUNITIES" is gathered from sources distributed nationally and includes
scholarships, grants, internships, fellowships, and career opportunities as
well as announcements for conferences, workshops and symposia.
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