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Extinction©

By Felina Silver Robinson

Copyright© 2014

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My bones

My skin

My face

My head

My heart

My inner self

My outer self

My body

My Mind

It all belongs to me

It’s all a part of me

It all makes me whole

It all makes me empty

It all makes me happy

It all makes me sad

It all makes me think

It all helps me decide

My thoughts are mixed

My thoughts are uncertain

Sometimes they make me go back to the beginning

So I then can become certain

Certain of my beginning

Certain of my task

Certain of my foes

Certain of my allies

With all in place I’m ready, set, go…

Out into the world

With all that I have

All that I know

And all I intend to do

Look out world because I’ve begun

To turn to you and set you straight

The time has come to change this place

This place we call our home

Times are changing

Just like we do through the years

But now we must give this place

we call home a facelift

We must clean …

our air so we can breathe

We must clean ….

our water so we can drink

We must preserve …

what is good,

what is healthy

what is in danger

In danger of extinction

our birds

all of our food sources

our bodies

our selves

Give back to mother nature

All you have taken

Now she needs you as she has helped you

Help her before it becomes too late

We’re on a path

A path to extinction

Things can end faster than they began

Adam and Eve, Eve and Adam

No matter the name

No matter the forbidden fruit

Where there’s a beginning

There’s always and ending

We can only extend the time before our extinction

So make your choices

Choices control us

Choices change us

Choices lead us

Choices need us

Choices believe in us


1. Donald Trump Was Also A Dirtbag To Native Americans

2. Native American community launches new farmer’s market

3. First Nations Fight to Preserve Eagles’ Nests Slated for B.C. Dam Destruction

Courtesy Common Sense Canadians via YouTube
Protesters stand guard over the proposed Site C dam portion of the Peace
River in British Columbia. Eagles’ nests and 12,000 years of history are at stake.

4. Precious Faces, Fabulous Clothes! Portraits From Indian Market’s Clothing

Source: facebook.com/javierformayor
Children and young adults in the 2015 Santa Fe Indian Market Native American
Clothing Contest. Source: facebook.com/javierformayor

5. Canada Just Confronted Its ‘Cultural Genocide’ Of Native People. Why Can’t The U.S. Do The Same?

CARLISLE INDIAN SCHOOL

6. Cedric Cromwell: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chairman Cedric Cromwell, Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe, speaking in front
of the U.S. Capitol during the Reservation Economic Summit. June 16, 2015;
Washington, D.C.

7. Native American Music Flute Chants Indian Spirit of Meditation Relaxing Guitar Ocean Chill Out Music

8. Yellow River, Death of Light, Space Weather | S0 News August 11, 2015

9. The Racial Group Most Likely to Be Killed By Police Is Also Most Likely to Go Unnoticed

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10. Disagreement persists over Cherokee Nation/Oklahoma hunting-fishing compact


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2. Mayan Hieroglyphics Found in Guatemala

3. Liquid Gold Delivered From a Treasure Chest on Wheels

4. American Indian mother of two dies in police custody after her repeated pleas for help ignored

Sarah Lee Circle Bear

5. Native American civil rights activist found dead in Mississippi jail cell

© Brendan McDermid

6. Kimberly Stewart Wears Native American Headdress on New Reality Show

Photo published for Kimberly Stewart poses in nothing but a Native American headdress

7. Question for Christians: Will Saying Sorry Be Enough?

8. Gov. Inslee Continues to Impress With Native Appointments

Seth Brickey, at 20, is quickly making a name for himself in state politics.
iStock Diet Soda Ice
iStock
Diet soda, while lower in calories than regular soda, is not a healthy choice.
Via Associated Press
Cecil the lion, a beloved fixture in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, was
gunned down by an American trophy hunter on July 6.
Source: instagram.com/thepasystem
A shot of the work in progress at Church and King streets in Toronto.
Source: instagram.com/thepasystem
Joshua Tousey/American Indian Chamber of Commerce
Ray Halbritter, CEO of the Oneida Indian Nation, receives a thank you gift
after speaking at EXPO ’15 in Rancho Mirage, Calif., from Tracy Stanhoff,
president of the American Indian Chamber of Commerce California.

Rolling Stone recently sat down with Xiuhtezcatl Martinez after his powerful speech at the United Nations

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez


Jerry Uelsmann: Untitled

Forgotten Promise, 2012

(Note to reader: I find a picture I like and write a poem about what I see. Hope you enjoy)

This is what I see…Felina Silver Robinson

Dear Mother Earth…I’m Sorry© 2015

by Felina Silver Robinson

There were so many promises made and forgotten

We see your despair

Your tears slither slowly through the cracks of the mountain tops

You glare down upon what you created

And see all that we did wrong

We now must fix our mistakes before it’s too late

We hope you still feel we are worth saving

We’d do anything to have your forgiveness

Please don’t strip the earth and leave us bare

Nor leave us beyond repair

We are certain that

Greater things will come the next time around


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.

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2. Study may explain mysterious cancer–day care connection

The image shows an abnormal blood cell from a mouse that developed leukemia after being injected with cells treated to simulate multiple infections. The coloring marks pairs of chromosomes. In this case, the diseased cell has three copies of chromosome 18

3. Study: Americans’ exposure to heat extremes could rise six-fold by mid-century

4. U.S. FDA considers expanding tests for drug residues in milk

A jug of milk is pictured in New York March 11, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

5. Where Is Avian Flu Hiding?

6. Pearl River Delta air quality improves but ozone levels rise, report shows

A view of Hong Kong's skyline. Photo: EPA