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My Poem of the Day

(08/09/24)

Good-Bye Geri

Geri Randolph

Good-Bye Geri

I will miss you

My heart will hold a space for you

You go with him now

As he holds the gates open

Awaiting your arrival

Your job here is done

You’ve been an amazing mother

To your children

And to others that were not your own

You suffered deeply ailing from disease

No more agony

No more torment

Peace has now found you

And will deliver you unto the lord

All of us here will remember

All you’ve done

All you’ve been through

All you’ve meant to so many

Your only job now is to find

never-ending peace

Worry not for us

As we know with you watching down on us

All will be right with the world

We may have lost you here

But god has gained another Angel

Spread your wings and fly about the heavens

With eternal love and admiration

Your friend

Felina


Good-Bye Geri

Copyright 2014

Felina Silver Robinson


1. Some Questions Regarding the UN High-Level Plenary Meeting

2. An Unstoppable Attitude, Sgt. Kisha Makerney Thrives, Despite Loss of Her Leg

Kisha and her brother, SPC Tommy Makerney at Camp Copper, Iraq in 2008.

3. Warriors of Today and Yesterday: Veterans Uncover Our Shared Past

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District
A VCP technician examines prehistoric pottery sherds.

4. Quaker Indian Affairs Call for Redskins to Change Name

5. Letter to Snyder Says Stop Saying People of Color Aren’t Part of Campaign Against Redskins

6. Flags Fly at Half-Staff on Navajo Nation in Honor of Code Talker

7. Bizarre News About the Bee Czar

Thinkstock

8. Tester Criticizes Indian Health Service Leadership, Calls for Staffing Changes

“I am disturbed by the number of Area Director positions that are now filled with ‘acting’
Directors.”

9. Tribal Contracts Must Be Honored—Permanently

10. Make Billy Mills Proud, Put This Lakota Runner on Runner’s World Cover

11. Indians Reclaim Wall Street: A Native’s Guide to Investment

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12. Watch Stupid in Action in DC: Right Hearing; Wrong Continent!

13. Blueprint for Reform: Interior Announces $2.5M for Tribal Control of BIE Schools

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary
Kathleen Sebelius join students for lunch during a visit at Lowry Elementary School
in Denver, Colorado on September 17, 2012. Duncan and Sebelius visited the school
to tout the school’s approach to wellness and to highlight the importance of healthy
eating and maintaining an active lifestyle.

14. CBS NFL Host James Brown Says ‘No’ to Redskins, Cites Civil Rights Movement

CBS
James Brown is taking a stand against the Redskins name.

15. Message From an Elder: Watch ‘The Legacy of Saginaw Grant’

Saginaw Grant was 52 when he first appeared on screen in a credited role.

16. Project Runway Picked 15 Designers; TWO of Them Are Native [20 Pictures]

source: mylifetime.com
Before they were on TV: Kini Zamora, Native Hawaiian, and Korina Emmerich,
Puyallup, shown here wearing (respectively) Hawaiian regalia and jingle dress, are
contestants on ‘Project Runway.’
via Global Times
The mysterious 150,000-year-old pipe-like structures baffling scientists in
western China have been dubbed the Alien Ruins are as lucrative to the tourist
trade as they are mysterious in origin.
…a forum for the discussion of political, social and economic issues affecting
the indigenous peoples of the United States, including their lack of political
representation, economic deprivation, health care issues, and the on-going
struggle for preservation of identity and cultural history

1. Fracking: Are We Crying Wolf at the Wrong Wolf?

2. Oneida Nation, NCAI and UCC React to ‘Redskins’ FedEx Field Section Named After Segregationist

3. Marshall R. Gover: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Courtesy Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Marshall R. Gover, president of the Pawnee Business Council.

4. Scuffle Over Native Warbonnet Leads to Unreasonable Detainment at Giants Game

Courtesy Kimball Bighorse
A Giants fan wears a warbonnet backwards as he is confronted by April Negrette
about why the bonnet should not be worn on Native American Heritage Night at AT&T
Park in San Francisco on June 24, 2014

5. Video: Announcing EPA’s Climate Justice in Action Series

Environmental Protection Agency
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy announces the advent of a new blog.

6. $154.8M Awarded to Cherokee Nation, 32 states & Puerto Rico for Job Training

7. Major Victory: Canadian Supreme Court Hands Tsilhqot’in Aboriginal Title

8. Russell Means Widow Files Lawsuit Claiming Negligence by His Doctors

9. Leonardo DiCaprio Film Seeks Native American Actors in Santa Fe

Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
Leonardo DiCaprio seen onstage at 2014 Santa Barbara International Film Festival -
Cinema Vanguard Award ceremony on Thursday, Feb, 6, 2014 in Santa Barbara, Calif.
(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

10. See Chris Wondolowski’s First Steps on the Field in Brazil at the FIFA World Cup

11. 5 Sioux Tribes Applied to Fund Their Own Foster Care Programs

Youtube: Bring the Lakota Children Home – Chase Iron Eyes

12. Former White Earth Chairman Darrell ‘Chip’ Wadena Walks On

Richard Sennott/Star Tribune
Darrell “Chip” Wadena, former White Earth tribal chairman, walked on June 24.

13. Remembering Michael Jackson and the Racial Mashup of ‘Black or White’

source: chantalrondeau.com
Sage Galesi poses with Michael Jackson in 1991, during a break from filming his ‘Black or White’ video.

14. AMERIND Risk Offers Tips for Hurricane Season and Preparedness

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15. And the ESPY Goes to … Lyle Thompson? Onondaga Lacrosse Star Nominated!


Whispers in the Wind

I walk the streets

Blinded by all there is to see

Your spot beside me still empty

But I still hear your whispers in the wind

Your words warm my heart as I walk aimlessly into the night

I wonder what you are thinking

What part of the world you’ve been assigned to

How you are being treated by the strangers you have to protect

If you wonder if I’ll still be here when you are lucky enough to come home

I hear your whispers in the wind telling me that you love me

and you’ll soon be home to stay

The stars are shining brightly leading me on my way

To the place we call home

Where I wait for your safe return each and every day

I await the moment when your whispers in the wind

are replaced by your warm and tender voice

and the spot beside me is filled by you

Copyright 2014 Whispers in the Wind© – Felina Silver Robinson

This Poem is written in loving Memory of my deceased husband

Kris John Kangas who served briefly in the U.S. Army

May you live peacefully with the lord for an eternity

 


1. American Heritage Powwow Draws Diverse Crowd in Downtown San Diego

Diego James Robles
Monica Jacome, Kumeyaay, 18, plays with her brother Dakota during a break in the action, during the American Indian Heritage Pow Wow.

2. Toward a Future of Colonial Freedom

3. Vern Traversie and His Two and a Half Year Wait for Answers

Vern Traversie still waiting of answers

4. Images of Indigenous Pride From the ‘Proud2BIndigenous’ Trend 

5. 11 Places to Search for Native American Ancestors

Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.
This image from the Library of Congress shows two men seated at tables taking the Census at Standing Rock Agency in South Dakota. It was taken between 1880 and 1900.

6. Is Casey Kasem Being Hidden on an Indian Reservation in Washington?

AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File
Casey Kasem poses for photographers after receiving the Radio Icon award during The 2003 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, File)

7. It’s All Over: Melting of Western Antarctic Ice Sheet Unstoppable, NASA Says

NASA/GSFC/SVS
Just this one relatively small portion of the Antarctic ice sheet could raise sea levels by four feet if it melted, NASA scientists say. And it is, inexorably and unstoppably, melting, they have determined.

8. Tribe’s Marina Offers Docks to Cruising Yachters, Waterfront Homes to Seasonal Residents

Courtesy Mosquito Creek Marina
Spirit Trail Ocean Homes at Mosquito Creek

9. History Will Always Treat Well the Life of Billy Frank Jr

AP Photo

10. Pascua Yaqui Tribal Councilman Flores Receives Prestigious EDDE Award

11. Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe Mourns Loss of Congressman James Oberstar

AP Photo/The Duluth News-Tribune, Steve Kuchera
Backed by supporters, Congressman Jim Oberstar talks about his election defeat in his offices at the Gerald Heaney Federal Building in Duluth, Minnesota on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. Oberstar passed away May 3, 2014.

12. NABI Partners With Basketball Hall of Fame

NABIFoundation.org

13. Super Dumb at UND: It’s Hard to Shake the Racism You’ve Enabled For So Long

Photos of students wearing ‘Siouxper Drunk’ t-shirts were posted to social media.

14. Is the Assembly of First Nations With Its National Chief Part of the Problem or Solution?

via The Tyee
Atleo and Harper: National chief’s resignation sparks questions about who speaks for First Nations across Canada.

15. Story Before Bedtime: The Invisible Warrior

16. Native american stories and legends 1 of 2

17. Native american stories and legends 2 of 2

18. ASMR Bedtime Story

 

 

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1. The Fire That Was Billy Frank Jr.; Indian Country’s Greatest Defender

Richard Walker

2. The Road to Happiness Starts With Better Roads

3. Actress Shailene Woodley Eats Clay—And It’s Not That Weird

AP Image
Shailene Woodley is an avid hunter-gatherer and also extols the benefits of eating clay.

4. Billy Frank Jr. Has Gone Home Too Soon

AP Photo

5. Services Planned for Billy Frank Jr.

6. Youth to Take Outdoor Graffiti Art Classes Through CRYP

sprayfinger.com
Students of Spray Finger, a.k.a. Peyton Scott Russell, in Puerto Vallarta Mexico, 2013.

7. Thunder Chef Cook-Off Pits Native Chefs, Raises Money

Courtesy Freddie Bitsoie
Ka’ainoa Ravey, Ahmed Obo, Freddie Bitsoie at the first Thunder Chef Native cook off competition

8. Native Chef Rich Francis Makes Final of ‘Top Chef Canada’

foodnetwork.ca
‘I try to keep things as pre-contact as possible,’ says Francis.

9. Oil Company Lauds Job Creation Upside to Pipeline Spills as First Nation Goes to Court

Jeff McIntosh/THE CANADIAN PRESS
A pipeline leak that sent oil into an Alberta, Canada river in 2012.

10. Climate Disruptions Hitting More and More Tribal Nations

Associated Press
Kivalina, Alaska is one of several Native villages that are compromised by rising waters.

11. Meet the Masters: A Taste of Who’s Haute in Native Cuisine, Part 1

Native Foodways
Diné chef Bertina Cadman

12. Northern Arapaho Friends Bring MMA To Their Community

Courtesy Mike Yellowplume
Mike Yellowplume, 34, and Nick Brown, 35, own Built For Battle a company that trains MMA fighters

13.  Amid Furor, Auction House Stops Sale of Bloody Native Child’s Tunic

source: Waddington’s, via theglobeandmail.com
Lot 22 – ‘Northern Plains Indian Child’s Tunic, early 19th century fringed and with beaded collar, showing signs of central bullet trauma.’

14. Vegan and Vegetarian diet and Native Americans

15. “Healthy Breakfasts Snack Ideas” “Breakfast Food Fried Bread Snacks” “Egg Dips Dishes”

16. COLORES | In Between The Lines: Native American Poetry | New Mexico PBS

17. “Bad Indians” by Ryan Red Corn

18. Shadow Over Sisterland John Trudell

Thanks to my daughter (Alicia Silver Mucha) for suggesting this great piece.

I love it.


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2. Gramma’s Bannock: The Aimless Cook

3. John Trudell: We are power

4. -John Trudell-“These Memories”-StarAncestors

5. 029 Capricorn Radio Nancy Red Star Star ‘Ancestors & Native American Traditions’ Jul 4/2013

6. Native American Traditions & Meaning of Burning Sage

7. New York State Lawmakers Announce Resolution Calling for Pro Sports Teams to Stop Using Racial Slurs

8. Obama’s Climate Change Report Lays Out Dire Scenario, Highlights Effects on Natives

White House
President Barack Obama has released his Third U.S. National Climate Assessment, which states unequivocally that climate change is already here, and will only get worse, while outlining adaptation solutions.

9. Lighthorse Police Explorers Honor Lost Lives at Battle of Horseshoe Bend

10. Billy Frank Jr., 1931-2014: ‘A Giant’ Will Be Missed

Richard Walker
Billy Frank Jr. speaks at the celebration of the beginning of dam removal on the Elwha River, September 2011.

11. Wife and Fan to the Rescue! Carey Price’s Lost Dogs Are Found

Associated Press
Carey Price is a goaltender for the Montreal Canadiens

12. ‘Philamplify’ to Burst the ‘Isolation Bubble’ in Grantmaking

philamplify.org

13. 9 Tribal Nations Taking a Direct Hit From Climate Change

Rich Pedroncelli/Associated Press
The dried-out bed of Lake Mendocino, California, in February 2014. The state is gripped in its worst drought in recorded history, and a new study has found that climate change is to blame.

14. Show Your Indigenousness During UNPFII and Proud to Be Indigenous

15. Northern Baja’s Indian Country