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When I was young

There were many things I wanted to master

Some I knew would be easy

Others I knew I could fail at

I was determined to find a way

That I could float on air

First i decided to run

And that I did

I would run like the wind

So fast that it never felt like

My feet never touched the ground

The exhilarating arrival at each finish line

Was like the first bite out of my moms sweet apple pie

Time passed and the run was no longer fun

So it was time to dedicate my time to being solely on my toes

For years I

Stood in

First position

Second position

Third position

Fourth position

And

Fifth position

Then the words

Glissade

AssembÍe

Jeté

Soubresaut

Gangement

Temps levé

Sissonne fermeé

Sissonne ouvert

And

Sissonne emboité

Were all I could think about

Til one day with my brother

Practicing martial arts

I broke my ankle and that

Was the end to my floating on air

So I picked up a pen

I put it paper and started to write

A poem each day

And found my home

Floating On Air© 2015

by Felina Silver Robinson


1. Running Wild: 5 Native Track Teams of Champions

Courtsey of Rod Stanopiewicz
Jordan Lesansee of Albuquerque Academy.

2. DU’s Zach Miller Ready to Take on Notre Dame

AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via AP
In this March 7, 2015, photo, University of Denver’s Zach Miller,
right, takes on Notre Dame’s Garrett Epple during the Pioneers’
11-10 win in Denver. Miller, a Native American who grew up on
the Allegany Indian Reservation in western New York, has helped
to lead Denver to the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament
against Ohio State Saturday in Denver.

3. How One U.S. President Became a Native Advocate

Associated Press
President Richard Nixon

4. Domination and Diversity: Galileo’s Lesson for Canada

5. In Response to War of the Words: ICWA Hearings Reignite Ancient Battle Over Indian Children

6. How Far Can a Dandelion Seed Fly? Ask a Native American

7. SMH @Adam Sandler #Wake Up and Smell the Refreshing Aroma of Equality!

8. Oglala Sioux Water Supply Director Honored with John W. Keys III Award

Courtesy Bureau of Reclamation
Focused on high quality drinking water, Frank Means receives the
John W. Keys III Award. Pictured, from left, are: David Rosenkrance
)Bureau of Reclamation Dakotas Area Office Manager, John Yellowbird
Steele (President Oglala Sioux Tribe), Means (Director of the Oglala
Sioux Rural Water Supply System), Bud Stiles (Bureau of Reclamation retired).

9. Trafficking in Native Communities

iStock
A review of community impact data taken from four formal studies
demonstrates the disproportionate impact the commercial sex trade
has on indigenous communities in both the United States and Canada.

10. Four States Sue U.S. Interior Over ‘Too Strict’ Fracking Regulations

Thinkstock
A fracking well.
Grand Council 1898 Haudenosaunee Confederacy
kahnawakelonghouse.com
Six Nations Confederacy Council at Grand River 1898.
NAJA 2014 Student Project
NAJA/indiegogo
NAJA is crowdfunding to encourage student journalists to cover the 2016
presidential race.

That would be Rumer Willis and partner Val Chmerkovskiy, who absolutely positively deserved it, 100%

Rumer Willis, Val Chmerkovskiy


1. 100-Year-Old Baskets Stolen From Health Services Building

Photos provided by UIHS
The traditional baskets stolen from UIHS Potawot Health Village in Arcata, CA.

2. Attention Muppet Lovers: The Jim Henson Company Wants Native Puppeteers!

AP Images
Jim Henson, creator of the Muppet Show, poses in September 1977 with some of the
characters he personally operates. In the back row are, left to right, Dr. Teeth and the
Swedish Chef. In the front row are, left to right, Rowlf the Dog, Kermit the Frog and
Mr. Waldorf. (AP Photo)

3. Driving While Indian: A Refresher Course

4. USET’s Semi-Annual Meeting Begins; Honors Two Veterans

Courtesy United South and Eastern Tribes, Inc.
From left: Rodney Butler, Mashantucket Pequot tribal council chairman; Randy Noka,
Narragansett Indian Tribe council member; and USET vice president, and USET
President Brian Patterson

5. Miller Helps Denver Advance to NCAA Lax Semis; Lyle Thompson Makes History in Final Game

University of Denver
Zach Miller is an attackman for the University of Denver Pioneers.

6. Democratic congresswoman apologizes for ethnically loaded gesture

7. Native American student told not to display eagle feather at graduation

8. Rep. Caught On Video Making Racist ‘Native American’ Whooping Noise

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9. https://youtu.be/3E_cM0isL1E

10. https://youtu.be/3oIWKXE6kLU


1. Ishmael Bermudez: Miami resident of Native American heritage will not sell his tiny plot for $1.8m because he believes it is sacred ground

2. Native American health center launches $4M expansion

Britta Guerrero is CEO of the Sacramento Native American Health Center.

3. Native News Update May 15, 2015

4. Rebel Music | Native America: 7th Generation Rises (Full Episode) | MTV

5. Brad Pitt’s Promise of Free Homes on Fort Peck Underway, But With a Cost

Caption: Four of the 5 designs for sustainable housing for the Fort Peck reservation, presented by Make It Right Foundation last year.

6. Native American actors walk off Adam Sandler movie set

7. Gallery: Native American youth perform in Charlotte

CMS partnered with Native Americans to provide a free family event to highlight their heritage.

Payne Sheek, 17, a Lumbee Indian, performed a men's fancy dance before a gathering of at least a couple dozen people Saturday. Sheek and six other Native American youth with The Guilford Native American Association came to Charlotte to spread their culture. "It's important for our children to grow up with a sense of self-identity," said Nora Dial-Stanley, 50, who lead the group. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools partnered with the Metrolina Native American Association to provide a free family event to highlight and honor Native American heritage at the Smith Family Center. The event was open to the public and showcased traditional dancers, story tellers, a flutist and cultural displays unique to Native Americans on Saturday, May 16, 2015.

8. Robbie Robertson Music For The Native Americans Live

9. Making a Native American Earth bowl

10. You Can Do Anything With Bayonets

11. Making staghorn sumac bread

12. Survival way to purifying water from the creek


Dancing With the Stars’ King Returns & Somebody’s Smooching — Watch!

Nastia Liukin, Derek Hough, Sasha Farber, Dancing with the Stars, DWTS


You’ve Got To See It To Believe It!—Watch Now!

Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres