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Not Just another day at the by Today I enjoyed spending time with my children and my husband. What a day it was.  The competition part of the sculpting event had actually completed yesterday, but the sculptures were all still in place. Parking took 30 minutes to come by, but it was more than worth the wait.  Upon entry on the beach we saw amazingly strung kites almost invisibly floating among the white puffy clouds.  People of all types, families, couples, groups of friends, you name it they were there. Packed like cattle. Some oblivious to the event but enjoying the beach. Kite flyers happy for the perfect weather. Vendors awaiting their crowds. Of course we had to enjoy some fried dough. There were groups and groups of people fighting for a spot to take their pictures. Band music playing in the background while the sun and the humidity pounded down on its prey. None of this matters as long as you got what you came for and I share with you all that I was able to capture. I hope you enjoy the array! Photos and Story by Felina Silver Robinson IMG_0258 IMG_0259 IMG_0262 IMG_0265 IMG_0266 IMG_0267 IMG_0271 IMG_0276 IMG_0281 IMG_0282 IMG_0283 IMG_0284 IMG_0288 IMG_0298 IMG_0300 IMG_0301 IMG_0306 IMG_0307 IMG_0309 IMG_0311 IMG_0314 IMG_0316 IMG_0318 IMG_0320  photo 1 (4) photo 1 (5) photo 2 (1) photo 2 (2) photo 3 (1) photo 3 (2)


Sketch has been on the wall of 25 years

Paul Reubens as Pee-Wee Herman in Pee-wee's Playhouse


1. Insulting Tourist Blurb Touts Seminole Warrior Osceola

2. Cape Town Listens, Scraps Idea to Develop Sacred Area

The proposed commercial development of Princess Vlei, an urban wetland situated in the city of Cape Town, Africa, has been scrapped.

3. Tex Hall on Harper Confirmation: ‘Unprecedented Opportunity for Indian Country’

4. 67 Percent of Native Americans Say ‘Redskins’ Is Offensive

Associated Press

5. Monsanto Set to Sue Vermont for Requiring GMO Labeling

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A Monsanto protest in Reno, Nevada

6. Fore Sure! Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Launches Golf Resort

The new We-Ko-Pa Resort and Conference Center

7. Members of Congress Want More Native Control of Cobell Buyback Program

8. He Was Their Last Original Voice, Code Talker Chester Nez Walks On

9. Oh, Pharrell Is Part Native American? Here’s Why It Doesn’t Matter

Source: Elle UK via showbizgeek.com

10. Quapaw Take Lead in Tar Creek Superfund Site Cleanup in Oklahoma, Kansas

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Tar Creek Superfund site is quite literally in the Quapaw Tribe’s backyard.

11. How Etkie Beaded Bracelets Financially and Socially Empower Native Women

Courtesy Etkie
Megan Red Shirt-Shaw (Oglala Lakota Sioux), partnerships director and spokeswoman for Etkie. Beyond work, she enjoys living in the Bay Area, learning about projects for Indigenous youth and the idea that a college education opportunity can change one’s trajectory forever. Her favorite phrase her mother ever taught her in Lakota is “Weksuye, Ciksuye, Miksuye” meaning “I remember, I remember you, Remember me.”

12. Icon of Civil Rights Movement Says ‘Redskins’ Must Go

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Tommie Smith and John Carlos hold up their fists at the Mexican Olympic Committee building in Mexico City in 2008

13. Indian ,Art and Jewelry “Oklahoma Native Art and Jewelry” Gallery Tour

14. Navajo Silver Jewelry

15. How To: Native American Beadwork, Beaded Bracelet


1. Good Data Leads to Good Sovereignty

2. Dancers, Fireworks and Billy Mills Are Highlights of the Pechanga Powwow

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3. First Nations Development Institute Awards $400K to 12 Native Food-System Projects

Kristin Butler
George Toya, farm program manager at the Pueblo of Nambe

4. ‘American Outrage': Story of Dann Sisters Comes to TV

AP Photo/Laura Rauch
Carrie, left, and Mary Dann pose together on their ranch near Crescent Valley, Nev., Oct. 3, 2002. (AP Photo/Laura Rauch)

5. Too Much Sugar and Type 2 Diabetes Eat Your Brain

Monash University
New research has shown that cognitive decline in people with type 2 diabetes is likely due to brain atrophy, or shrinkage, that resembles patterns seen in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

6. Keith Harper, Cherokee Nation Citizen, Confirmed as Ambassador

Keith Harper confirmed as human rights ambassador.

7. Fallout After Racist Message, Tribal Chief Calls for Boycott of ACD.net

AP Photo

8. Video: 8 Celebrities Who Oppose Keystone XL and Tar Sands Development

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Neil Young is one of many celebrities who have come out against the Keystone XL pipeline.155134

9. Frisky Bear Cubs Video Will Make You Forget Cute Kittens Forever

YouTube/Don Christensen
Wisconsin resident Don Christensen caught these two bear cubs wrestling in his backyard.

10. Indian Casino Closest to Yellowstone Park Wins TripAdvisor Award

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11. How Do You Build an Art Market? Piece by Piece. Here’s How to Help

12. Amazing Grace Cherokee version by Walela

13. Walela Live In Concert Native American Indian Cherokee Rita Coolidge Music

14. Warrior Walela with beautiful Native American Art

15. Not Happy! Natives Pan Pharrell’s Headdress Look on Elle UK Cover

Photo by Doug Inglish. Source: facebook.com/ELLEuk

1. Sacrificing Virgins at Midnight

2. Native ‘Top Chef’ Finalist Says Aboriginal Cuisine’s Time Has Come

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‘Anytime you bring something new to the table, it’s up for criticism, which I thrive on to make me grow and evolve,’ says Francis.

3. Diane Humetewa, Confirmed to Federal Bench, Makes History

The Senate voted unanimously May 14 to confirm Diane Humetewa to become a judge for the U.S. District Court for Arizona.

4. The Never-ending Wonder of It All—The Iconic Foxwoods Resort Casino: Past, Present & Future

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Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut on the Mashantucket Pequot Indian Reservation

5. Video: Rez Dogs Have Nothing on This Furry Fireball, as Cat Saves Boy From Attack

Triantafilo Family/YouTube
Dog versus boy versus one pissed-off cat: Tara bolts after the attacking dog while Erica Triantafilo runs to check her 4-year-old son’s wounds.

6. At UN, Oglala Lakota Says US Defies International Law to Steal Land, Water and Billions in Resources

Dr. Richard L. Zephier speaking at UNPFII

7. Cherokee Nation Honors Veterans With Medals

8. Dopey: Rapper Emerson Windy’s Native American Shtick Sparks Outrage

Emerson Windy on the cover of his album ‘Herojuana.’

9. Kawi Café Customers Get Small Business Training With Their Cherokee-Blend Coffee

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Kawi Café Manager Cheryl Williams (left), Cherokee Nation Secretary of State Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Commerce Executive Director Anna Knight cut the ribbon for the Kawi Café’s official opening.

10. Kevin Peters,Carver-Native American Sculptures

11. Native American Painting Part 1

12. Native American Painting Part 2


1. Is the Use of ‘Redskins’ a Hate Crime?

2. Chickasaw Judge, Sherry Abbott Todd, Takes Oath

Courtesy Marcy Gray/Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation Supreme Court Chief Justice Cheri Bellefeuille-Gordon, left, administers the oath of office to Sherry Abbott Todd as Special Judge of the District Court of the Chickasaw Nation. Todd was appointed to an additional 3-year term by justices of the Chickasaw Nation Supreme Court. Holding the Holy Bible is Todd’s sister, Darla Abbott Porter.

3. Commitment to Education Connects Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame Inductees

Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby recently inducted five new members into the Chickasaw Nation Hall of Fame. Inductees include the late Charles W. Blackwell, Irene Digby, Marvin Mitchell, Dr. James W, Hampton and Silas Wolf Jr. Jonathan Blackwell and Geoffrey Blackwell accepted the honor in behalf of their father. Back row, from left, Gov. Anoatubby, Jonathan Blackwell, Dr. James W. Hampton, Marvin Mitchell, Geoffrey Blackwell, and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel. Front row left to right are Silas Wolf, Jr. and Irene Digby.

4. Planetary Showdown Spices Up May Skies

Thinkstock Planetary mosaic, artist’s depiction.

5. 5 Sacred Spots Outside of America That You Have to See

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Mount Sinai, Egypt

6. Seneca Nation Starts 50th Anniversary of Kinzua Dam Removal Today

7. Make Mother’s Day Extraordinary: Huckleberry Muffins

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Huckleberry muffins with huckleberry jelly

8. Native American Symbols

9. Native American Indian Rock Art – Petroglyphs Pictograph

10. Collectible Native American Pottery; The best of the best


1. Tribes Must Pull Together to Protect Indian Self-Determination

2. UNITY Youth and Indigenous Tribes of Taiwan Exchange Culture, Memories

UNITY youth leaders and their chaperones pose in front of Taiwan’s National Concert Hall. The National Theater and Concert Hall are two of the first major modern performing arts facilities to be established in Asia. On this day a large ceramic panda exhibit was on display. Pictured, from left in the back, are Mary Kim Titla, Carrie Hood, Tyler Owens, Aaron Leaureaux, Santana “Sonny” Johnson, Christine Porter, and Simon Montelongo. Alex Toledo is in the front.

3. Fallout Continues From Atleo Resignation as Education Act Put on Hold

Adrian Wyld/Canadian Press
Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt, right, and Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo visit a seventh-grade classroom in October 2013. Atleo resigned on May 2, 2014 over what many say is botched education legislation.

4. Obama: Executive Actions to Advance Solar Deployment and Energy Efficiency

5. Cherokee Bull Rider to Compete at Built Ford Tough for a Chance at copy00,000

Andy Watson/Bull Stock Media
Cherokee citizen and professional bull rider Ryan Dirteater rides during a PBR Built Ford Tough Series event in St. Louis, Mo.

6. Women of All Races, Except American Indian, Giving First Birth Later in Life

Courtesy zunal.com, Health promotions for Native American Women During Pregnancy

7. NIGA’s Stevens: Frank a Master at Building Unity and Consensus

Ernie Stevens Jr. (Gale Courey Toensing), Billy Frank Jr. (AP Photo)
Ernie Stevens Jr., chairman of the National Indian Gaming Association, on the left, shared his memories of Billy Frank Jr.

8. George Tiger Honored With Leadership Award

Courtesy Amanda Rutland/Mvskoke Media
Muscogee (Creek) Principal Chief George Tiger accepts the Helen Chupco Leadership Award at the Oklahoma Federation of Indian Women’s Statewide Awards on May 2 at the Chickasaw Cultural Center in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

9. Wayne Coyne Apologizes to Natives, Calls Fallin’s Behavior ‘Stupid’

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Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips in his crowd-surfing in his famous plastic bubble at Lollapalooza 2006.

10. World Conference Controversy Continues at UN Permanent Forum

11. CNB Volunteers Help Moore Tornado Victims Heal Through Therapeutic Art

Art Feeds/Cherokee Nation Businesses
Students from Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools draw on tote bags with CNB employee volunteers through Art Feeds.

12. WIPP Radiation Leak Study Released; DOE Finds Probable Cause

AP Photo
A worker drives an electric cart past air monitoring equipment inside a storage room of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad, N.M., shown in this undated photo.

13. This Is What Happens When Indian Territory Gets an NBA Team

14. Native American Nail Art

15. Native American Art and Music