Archives For April 2014

1. The Italian Renaissance Period

2. History of the Renaissance

3. [BBC] A Renaissance Education

4.Hernán Cattáneo – Renaissance – The Masters Series (2004)

5. Hernan Cattaneo – Parallel (Day)

1. On New Native Leadership

2.  Resistance As Promised, Panamanian Indigenous Continue to Protest

Protesters from the Ngobe-Bugle tribe block a road during a protest in El Vigui, Panama, Thursday, February 2, 2012. Members of the Indian tribe blocked roads in two provinces on the border with Costa Rica in a dispute over mineral exploitation on their lands.

3. Mo’ Momoa! Sundance TV Renews ‘Red Road’ for Second Season
Marie (Tamara Tunie) and Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa) in ‘The Red Road’ Episode 6, ‘Snaring of the Sun.’

4. Tribe Breaks Ground on $80M Cherokee Casino Roland to Replace Existing Facility

Courtesy Cherokee Nation Entertainment
Cherokee Nation and Roland officials celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Cherokee Casino Roland, which will feature a 6-story, resort-style hotel.

5. Reparations Comment Sparks Ire After Bill for Indian Tuition Dies

Associated Press
Colorado State Senator Mary Hodge voted against House Bill 1124

6. Oneida Indian Nation Praises the NBA’s Decision to Ban Donald Sterling

Associated Press
Fans protest Sterling’s ownership interest in the Clippers before Game 5 of the Clippers/Warriors NBA playoff game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

7. Videos: Man on the Street: Keystone XL Pipeline Protest in DC

8. Back to 350, Part 2: Confronting Climate Change in Indian Country

Two tribal environmental experts weigh in on what it will take to get back to 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide, down from the current, dangerous 400 ppm.

9.  Chief Red Wing Day Symbolically Replaces Columbus Day in Minnesota

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Chief Red Wing Day will symbolically replace Columbus Day in Red Wing, Minnesota.

10 New Yorker Chronicles the Demise of the Mega-Load Through Nez Perce Land

via The New Yorker
One of many mega-loads whose shipment has been attempted through Indian country, destined for the oil sands of Alberta, Canada.

11. Really? Wayne Coyne Supported Fallin With Picture of Dog in Headdress

Source: Instagram, via
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips shared a picture of friends and a dog doing ‘our best Christina Fallin’ pose.

12.  Cherokee Prof. Gets $2.9M Grant to Research an Intertribal Talking Circle for Drug Abuse Prevention
The goal of Dr. Lowe’s study is to evaluate the use of the Talking Circle to increase Native American youth cultural identity while decreasing their substance use.

13. Sterling’s Comments, Snyder’s Condescension: Two Sides of Same Coin

Michael Woestehoff
A graphic created by Michael Woestehoff that was widely circulated online; see below for full version.

14. Botched Oklahoma Execution Is a Test of Your Government Trust

15. Recipes: (kid-friendly) Navajo Fry Bread

16. Recipes: (kid-friendly) Breakfast Fried Rice

17. Best Native American Books for Children and Young Adults

18. Native American Clothing

1. Renegades Kiefer Sutherland – Lou Diamond Phillips

2. The First Power (1990)

3. Route 666

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The Forgiving Heart


Today she saw him for the first time in weeks

It felt like forever since they last kissed

Both their eyes dancing as they try not to stare

Such passion from separation

From longing

Don’t despair for love is still finding each of them there

Time never changes the feelings from within

Their hearts still beating together again

She looks with wonder of where his mind has been

Has he thought of her often, has he wondered where she’s been?

He wonders if she still loves him

Does she truly care?

He wonders if she will forgive him for their time apart?

Or the words never said

Time tells us all where we’re going and where we’ve been

Not forgetting the past, but moving on with the future

Our hearts are forgiving let’s move ahead fast

Before time erases this memory

Copyright 1998 Felina Silver – The Forgiving Heart©

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British actor Bob Hoskins arrives for the screening of director Allen Coulter’s “Hollywoodland” at the 63rd Venice International Film Festival on Aug. 31, 2006, at the Lido in Venice, Italy.  Click here to read the full story