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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

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

Associated Press
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

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

AP Photo

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

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

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:

1. Sacrificing Virgins at Midnight

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

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

Mount Sinai, Egypt

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

7. Make Mother’s Day Extraordinary: Huckleberry Muffins

Flickr Creative Commons/Meaghan O’Malley
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, 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

1. From the Shining City: Fools on the Hill

2. No, Ron Paul, Bundy Ranch Is Not Another Wounded Knee

AP Photo
A higher cause: Krissy Thornton, right, and Burgundy Hall protest Wednesday with others – they say the cows are a proxy for the freedoms of all Americans

3. Snyder Tells ‘Redskins’ Critics ‘We’re Not an Issue’

Associated Press
Dan Snyder

4. Navajo Council Fails to Implement Junk Food Tax, Eliminates Tax on Healthy Foods

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Healthy foods will not be taxed on Navajo land.

5. Secretary Jewell Keynote Speaker at Washington State Tribal Summit

AP Photo

6. Convoluted U.S. ‘Logic’ About the Western Shoshone Nation and Its Territory

7. Native Death Rates Nearly 50 Percent Greater Than Those of Non-Hispanic Whites

Courtesy Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
A patient gets more information about a colonoscopy from his provider at the Alaska Native Medical Center.

8. Haskell University Battles Cutbacks With Billy Mills as Best Weapon
Billy Mills

9. Doris Pilkington Garimara, Aboriginal Author of ‘Rabbit-Proof Fence,’ Walks On

NICOLE EMANUEL via Sydney Morning Herald
Doris Pilkington Garimara, author of Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence, who walked on at age 76 on April 10, 2014.

10. 12 Images of Earth Day in DC – Reject and Protect Against Keystone XL

11. Olbermann’s Three Worst People: Dan Snyder, Dan Snyder and Dan Snyder

12. Native American Jewelry Crafts for Kids : Arts & Crafts

13. Native American Silver Jewelry

14. Native American Music Video

15. Meditations: Native American Flute Album

1. Cowboys and Indians Ride on DC, Protesting Keystone XL for Earth Day

Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP
Thousands gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday February 17, 2013 to hold President Barack Obama to his promise to combat climate change.

2. Supreme Court Discrimination Against Native America Cannot Be Tolerated

3. 5 Studies That Prove Dan Snyder is Wrong About ‘Redskins’

4. Former Shinnecock Leaders Ask BIA to Reject New Council, Mediate Dispute

5. Keystone XL Decision Delayed Yet Again as State Department Invokes Nebraska Court Ruling

Danny Johnston/Associated Press
The Keystone XL pipeline has been delayed because of a court ruling about its route through Nebraska.

6. Native Brothers Dominate NCAA Lacrosse Stats, and Albany Record Books

Brothers Lyle (left) and Miles (center) Thompson with cousin Ty Thompson on the cover of Inside Lacrosse magazine.

7. Carlisle Indian Industrial School Farmhouse to Be Preserved

This is the earliest known photograph of the farmhouse being considered for demolition. It was taken by John Leslie, a Native student.

8. Métis in Canada Demand Harper Meeting as Court Upholds Status Ruling

Ke Ning/Métis National Council
Clément Chartier, President of the Métis National Council

9. The Indian From Rhode Island who Won the Boston Marathon — Twice

Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.
Ellison ‘Tarzan’ Brown running in the 1939 Boston Marathon. Courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection.

10. Counternarratives: Native American Artists In Our Own Words

11. Native American Indian Rock Art – Petroglyphs Pictograph

12. Don Burnstick’s The 5 Ways of native woman laughter

13. Half Breed Age

14. A street magician and native orchestra performs a show at a marketplace in Marrak…HD Stock Footage


Every art collector knows that buying art can be a very expensive hobby. Nonetheless, art brightens up spaces, evokes emotions and is enjoyed by even the least artistic individuals. For most people, art is like furniture. It is great it if it is nice, but spending too much on it is not an option. Thankfully, Boston has the average art buyer covered. There are a number of places to buy art for much less than upscale galleryprices.

(Photo from Gateway)

Gateway Gallery And Store
62 Harvard St.
Brookline, MA 02445
(617) 734-1577

The Gateway Gallery and Store is a place for artists with physical and mental disabilities to sell their wares. It not only promotes competence and self care in people who have difficulties in more common fields, but it also allows patrons to see art in a different way. Gifts that feature art by the Gateway Gallery artists are fairly priced and include puzzles, mugs and t-shirts. Original works by the artists, such as sculptures and prints, are pricier, but are often available for under $200.

Related: Top Arts And Crafts Classes And Activities For Kids In Boston

(Photo from Proof)

Proof Gallery
The Distillery
516 E. 2nd St.
South Boston, MA 02127
(617) 702-2761

Proof Gallery is located in The Distillery with a number of other galleries so visitors will have a lot to see when more than one studio or gallery is open at the same time. Contemporary,innovative and experimental art and artistry is the norm at Proof. However, the real draw for those looking for inexpensive art are Proof’s flat files. Flat files are known for being less expensive, as they are original prints and drawings rather than more expensive works like paintings and sculpture. These are available to peruse by appointment or during gallery hours.

Carroll And Sons Art Gallery
Boston Drawing Project
450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 482-2477

Another gallery that houses an impressive selection of flat files at reasonable prices is Carroll and Sons Art Gallery. This is largely thanks to its Boston Drawing Project, which invites artists to submit drawings, no charcoal, to sell in the gallery. Pieces range in medium from ink to paint. There are also photographs for those interested in hanging photographic prints. Of course, the selection is rather limited to potential wall art, but the prices are good for original pieces.

(Photo from Childs)

Childs Gallery
169 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 266-1108

Located in a great neighborhood for art shopping, the Childs Gallery has a little bit at both ends of the price spectrum. Shoppers will see some pricier items, but taking the time to peruse the gallery’s offerings will reveal less expensive pieces that are affordable for the average art buyer. Look for the gallery at art and jewelry fairs and exhibitions for nice pieces at good prices as well. This gallery offers a wide variety of artists and styles at a wide range of prices.

Related: Boston’s Best Home Décor Stores

(Photo from MFA)

Museum Of Fine Arts Gift Shop
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300

The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston has a lot of great art on display that will never be up for sale, at least not for an affordable price. Luckily, art fans are able to get prints, t-shirts, mugs and much more at the museum’s gift shop at typical museum gift shop prices. This is one of the best places in town to get a gift for someone who enjoys art, but it is also a great place to get home decor, coffee table books and games. Even sculptures and glass art are within financial reach at the MFA Gift Shop.

Shelly Barclay is a professional freelance writer and amateur author. She writes on a variety of topics from food to mysteries. She loves to share the culture and rich history of her birthplace and home, Boston, with the rest of the world. Her work can be found at