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1. The Books That Brought Bad Luck

2. Chickasaw Veterans Recall Angst of Cuban Missile Crisis

Courtesy Chickasaw Nation
Chickasaw veterans are shown at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery. From left are Billy Duckworth, Cartwright, Oklahoma; Ken Jones, Anchorage, Alaska; Beaman Wisdom, Prescott, Arizona; Lewis Laxton, Roff, Oklahoma; Rex Lawson, Ben Lomond, California; Robert Lawrence, Trinidad, Texas; Sharon Cole, Ada, Oklahoma; James Sparks, Jacksonsville, North Carolina; John Holmes, Carmichael, California; Al Hendricks, Kenefic, Oklahoma; Charles Rivas, Wichita, Kansas; Ted Worley, Tecumseh, Oklahoma; Scott Rodke, Temple, Texas; Paul Straughn, Wilson, Oklahoma: Ralph Johnston, Ardmore, Oklahoma; Ted Milligan, Albany, Oregon; (front) and Paul Willis, Nampa, South Dakota

3. Taking Care of Mother Earth: Spiritual Leader’s Parting Words Before Walking On

Michael Meuers
Violet and Larry Stillday teach “Taking Care of Mother Earth.”

4. Taking Care of Mother Earth: Reconciling Boundaries and Oneness

Michael Meuers
Obaashiing University, where Chi-Ma’iingan/Great Wolf (Larry Stillday) gave what may have been his last public teaching before he walked on at the end of May.

5. Yankees Center Fielder Jacoby Ellsbury Donates copy Million to OSU

Courtesy Oregon State University
Jacoby Ellsbury playing as a Beaver

6. Postcards: Native American Art & Culture

7. Native American Artist Series: Malynn Wilbur Foster

8. Native American Artist Series – Trevor Hunt

9. Native American Artist Series: Tim Paul

10.  Native American Artist Series: Greg A. Robinson


1. Assistant A.G. Doesn’t Oppose Evidentiary Hearing in Fairbanks Four Case

Courtesy April Monroe Frick/thefairbanksfour.com

2. Baja California Is the ‘Cinderella of the Pacific’

3. All-Natural Beauty: 7 Indigenous-owned Skincare and Cosmetic Lines You’ll Love

Courtesy Kamamak Cosmetics
First Nations (Nuxalk Nation) singer Crystal J models Kamamak Cosmetics eyeshadows in Satin, Brown Beauty and Moccasin, and blush in Brown Sugar.

4. Chickasaw Ambassador Honored; Talks About Teachers Making a Difference

Courtesy Chickasaw Nation
Neal McCaleb, left, Chickasaw Nation Ambassador At-Large to the United States, receives applause at the unveiling of his portrait in a ceremony honoring him by the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation. Joining the ambassador on stage is the foundation’s chairman, Charles Lundeen.

5. Grain Car Derailment Could Have Been Oil: Quinault Raise Alarm Again

KXRO
: If this grain were oil…. The third train-car derailment in as many weeks has Pacific Northwest tribes that oppose oil-rail transport on edge.

6. Racism Against Natives Dooms Mark Twain Honor

Racism Against Natives Dooms Mark Twain Honor
Samuel L. Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain

7. Tommy Lee Jones Says ‘The Homesman’ Doesn’t Stereotype Pawnee Indians

8. American Indian Actors

9. Native American Recording Artist Shelley Morningsong Performs at Shoreline Village

10. Native American (Plains Indians) tribute – painting


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

Flickr Creative Commons/greggavedon.com
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

GregHallKC.com
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

15. NATIVE AMERICAN STORYTELLER AND THE CREATION – MACKINAC ISLAND – DENNIS M. MORRISON


1. a-ha - Take On Me (Official Video)

2. The B-52′s – “Love Shack” (Official Music Video)

3. Twisted Sister – We’re Not Gonna Take it [Extended Version] OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO

4. ZZ Top - Legs (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

5. Pink Floyd – The Darkside of the Moon FULL ALBUM *Free Dowload Link*

6. Fleetwood Mac - Rumours (Full Album)

7. Bob Seger – Night Moves (Full Album)

8. Bad Company - The Very Best Of Bad Company (Full Album)

9. The Doobie Brothers - The Very Best Of The Doobie Brothers (Full Album)

10. Phil Collins Greatest Hits FULL ALBUM

11. Michael McDonald - The Ultimate Collection – Full CD

12. Christopher Cross - The Definitive Christopher Cross


I tribute today’s music choices to some oldies but goodies. Hope you enjoy!

1. Donna Summer Last Dance

2. I Got You Babe – Sonny and Cher Top of the Pops 1965

3. John Lennon/Yoko Ono – Oh My Love

4. Captain and Tennille – Love Will Keep Us Together

5. Tribute to Linda McCartney: Paul McCartney – My Love


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
www.gatewayarts.org

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
www.proof-gallery.com

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
www.carrollandsons.net

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
www.childsgallery.com

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
www.mfa.org

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 Examiner.com.


1. Tribal Immunity on Trial: Which Shoe Will the Supreme Court Drop?

2. Churches Off the Hook for Pedophilia; What’s Next for Survivors?

Stephanie Woodard
Disused building of St. Paul’s Indian Mission, a Catholic-run boarding school in Marty, South Dakota.

3. Interior Approves Two Ivanpah Valley Solar Projects on Chemehuevi Homelands

Basinandrangewatch.org
Tribes and conservation groups say that stripping swathes of the Mojave desert to make way for huge solar farms will destroy desert tortoise habitat.

4. 7GenAE, Pokagon Band’s Architecture and Engineering Firm, Gets SBA 8(a) Certified

5. Oshie vs. Price for a Chance at Olympic Hockey Gold

Associated Press
St. Louis Blues’ T.J. Oshie scores on Montreal’s Carey Price in an NHL hockey game in Montreal last year.

6. Native American Idols: Perspective on Aranesa Turner From Charly Lowry

Photo by M. Eric Honecutt
Lumbee musician Charly Lowry rode the ‘American Idol’ rollercoaster a decade ago.

7. The University of Utah Utes: Working Toward Understanding

Indigenous Students and Allies for Change
Students dress up in face paint and headdresses and can be seen at every game.

8. Circle of Smiles: February Is National Children’s Dental Health Month

Courtesy Circle of Smiles

9. Life Story, Art History: 15 Works by Chippewa Artist George Morrison

10. Judge Cuts Down State Law Enabling Keystone XL Route Through Nebraska

AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File
In this March 11, 2013 photo, a sign reading “Stop the Transcanada Pipeline” stands in a field near Bradshaw, Neb., along the Keystone XL pipeline route through the state. A Nebraska district court struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL oil pipeline to proceed through the state, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The law could have been used to force landowners to allow the pipeline on their property.

11. Indian Lawyers Allege Threats by Human Rights Nominee Keith Harper

Keith Harper

1. Taking Leadership of the Senate Indian Affairs Committee

2. Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights Addresses UN Human Rights Committee

3. Cape Wind Battle Continues as Foes File New Lawsuit

An artist’s rendering of what the turbines would look like in the ocean off Cape Wind.

4. Watch Derrick Suwaima Davis Win Seventh Hoop Dancing Championship

Photo: Lizard Light Productions
Derrick Suwaima Davis has won his seventh title at the World Hoop Dance Championship at the Heard Museum.

5. Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes Ditch Pursuit of International Site PokerTribes.com

6. Canadian Goalie Carey Price: First Nation Culture Keeps Him Grounded

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
Carey Price reaches for a rebound on a shot by Norway at the 2014 Winter Olympics on February 13, 2014, in Sochi.

7. Foxwoods Partners With Irish Software Company for FoxPlay, Free-Money Gaming Site

8. North Dakota Oil Town Has Higher Rents Than New York City!

James MacPherson/AP
Construction workers build a new apartment building in Williston, North Dakota, which according to Apartmentguide.com commands the highest average rents in the United States, surpassing even New York City and Los Angeles.

9. Cherokee Nation Marshals Secure Military Vehicle for Search & Rescues

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Lt. Mike Roach stands by a military-donated Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle, or MRAP, which now sits in front of the Cherokee Nation Marshal Service lot.

10. Interior Approves Mechoopda’s Trust Land for Gaming

11. Penobscot Chief Calls for Investigation of Maine Attorney General’s Office

Penobscot Indian Nation Chief Kirk Francis

12. 8 Allegedly Anti-Sovereignty Actions Taken by Maine Attorney General’s Office

WABI-TV/AP
Maine Attorney General Janet Mills, above, has allegedly made a number of blatantly anti-Indian moves that undermine sovereignty, according to Penobscot Indian Nation Chief Kirk Francis.

13. Orlando Dugi’s Fashion: Masterpieces of Beads and Silk [20 Pictures]