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My Poem of the Day

(12/16/14)

The Colours of My Heart©

RED – Means I’m on fire, my love for your makes me want to explode. There is no end to my love for you

ORANGE – Means that my heart feels a slight fizzle in your feelings for me

I must find a way to bring you back

To help you remember what we together can do

And how nothing would be complete should we part

YELLOW – Mean that my feelings I have for you are fading

And I’m sickened by the knowledge and feel uncertain about our future

GREEN – Means my heart envies one we once had

It longs for your advances

And wonders if your heart now longs for another

Dare I hold on waiting for your attention

BLUE – means I’ve accepted that we are no longer one

My heart starts to close off to your love

And sits in wait for the love of another

INDIGO – means my heart is still bruised

But peaks at the prospect of a new love

VIOLET – Means my heart is ready to start anew without you

These are all “The Colours of My Heart”

Copyright 2014

The Colours of My Heart©

Felina Silver Robinson


My Poem of the Day

(12/15/14)

Another Place In Time©

I sometimes wish there were two of me
So I could keep my family safe
As I travel off on an adventure made just for me
I’d love to travel the world while still never leaving home
If only there were two of me
I could come and go as I please
And no one would ever miss me
Because I would always remain by their side
If there were two of me
I could set sail on the big wide ocean
I wish could venture in a moment’s time
So I’d never have to miss an opportunity to capture a memory
So I can bring it back and share it with all my loved ones
It would be grand to live two lives
Because you’d have
Twice as many memories
Twice the amount of love to give
Twice the time to make up for any mistakes made along the way
Sometimes I wish I lived in another place and time
In a place where all you had to do was make a wish
Where all you have to do is wish and all your dreams come true

Copyright 2014

Another Place In Time©

Felina Silver Robinson


1. Sky Woman, Turtle Island, and the Great Celestial Tree Get a Movie (It’s About Time!)

Source: facebook.com/IroquoisCreationFilm
An image of Sky Woman riding the back of the turtle that becomes Turtle Island in the Iroquois Creation Story. Source: facebook.com/IroquoisCreationFilm

2. Muscogee (Creek) Nation Creates Conservation District With USDA

Muscogee (Creek) Nation
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation has signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Agriculture that cements the formation of a natural resource conservation district.

3. Washington State Official Joins Northwest Tribes in Urging Oil Train Regulation

Associated Press
This derailment and explosion of a train carrying Bakken crude in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, Canada in July 2013, killed 47 people. Northwest tribes and the State of Washington say, ‘No thanks.’

4. Turning Stone Resort Casino Unveils ‘Next Big Thing’ in Retail Luxury and Entertainment

5. Hey, Matt Lauer! Help the Little Wound School Buy a Wrestling Mat

6. History: Remembering Impact of Alcatraz Occupation on 45-Year Anniversary

Alcatraz Occupation Playing Ball
AP Photo
American Indians play ball games outside the prison wall on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco during their occupation of the island in this November 26, 1969 photo. The sign reading “INDIANS WELCOME,” is one of the few physical reminders that 45 years ago a group of American Indians clung to the barren, bony slopes of Alcatraz for 19 months, winning the attention of the world and igniting a passion for civil rights.

7. ICTMN Exclusive: Interior’s Mike Connor Discusses Tribal Land Buy-Back Program

Deputy Secretary of the Interior Mike Connor pictured with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

8.  Oregon Man’s Design Selected to Honor Code Talkers on copy Coin

Tom Rogers
Tom Rogers designed the 2016 copy Native American coin.

9. You Won’t Believe How Many Rubik’s Cubes This Guy Solved While Running a Marathon

Image source: facebook.com/PhillipEspinoza
Espinoza fell short of his personal goal, but crushed the old world record. Source: facebook.com/PhillipEspinoza

10. Sioux Mother to Return to Court in Latest Fight for Her Abused Sons

Courtesy Audre’y Eby
Audre’y Eby’s sons going to a doctors appointment with their friend, Manape LaMere, on Winnebago Reservation, November 27, 2013.

11. Toward Disestablishing the Doctrine of Christian Domination


The Broadway Hotel reportedly told the Jenkinsons its policy was to charge guests who had left bad reviews.

The Broadway Hotel reportedly told the Jenkinsons its policy was to charge guests who had left bad reviews.

Fined for leaving an unsavory review, is this fair? Felina Silver Robinson

How dare any establishment “fine or charge” its patrons for giving an establishment the review the feel they deserve.  Would they pay that patron the same price for giving them a review in their favor? I’m sure not. Establishments are supposed to take the feedback, good or bad, learn from it and make the appropriate changes so that are less likely to get that same bad review down the line. If the establishment isn’t willing to do this, then maybe they don’t deserve to be running said establishment. What do you think?


1. Native Lights Shine at NMAI 20th-Anniversary Gala in the ‘Glittering World’ of New York City

Courtesy National Museum of the American Indian
Raymond, Colina and Lee Yazzie with fashion and textile designer Patricia Michaels (center) and Glittering World exhibit curator Lois Dubin (right) at the 20th anniversary gala of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) in New York City.

2. Fit for the Glitterati: 13 Masterpieces by the Yazzie Family of Navajo Jewelers

3. She’s a Rebel! Inez Jasper Can’t Wait for Today’s ‘Rebel Music’ Premiere (4 PM ET)

Source: rebelmusic.com
Mike ‘Witko’ Cliff, Frank Waln, Inez Jasper and Nataanii Means in the studio for ‘Rebel Music.’ Source: rebelmusic.com

4. What Is a ‘Scent Globe’?

MediaCentre.HeathrowAirport.com
A passenger sniffs the ‘Scent Globe’ before departing. It was installed in the Heathrow Airport until November 5, 2014.

5. Racism On Ice: An Aboriginal Father Shares What Made His Son Cry

Associated Press
Young kids playing hockey.

6. Mask That Inspired Seahawks Logo Going on Display

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The Seattle Seahawks logo is inspired by a Kwakwaka’wakw artist’s mask which will be on display at the Burke Museum in Seattle on November 22.

7. Indigenous Suicide Rate in Brazil Is Six Times Higher Than National Average

8. Chehalis, Skokomish Honored for Historic Preservation and Infrastructure Improvements

Johnson Meninick Yakama Nation
State of Washington Department of Ecology
Yakama Nation Elder Johnson Meninick talks about the importance of water to lives and the land, October 29, 2013. Meninick manages the Yakama Nation’s Cultural Heritage Department and is in the Ellensburg Rodeo Hall of Fame.

9. Homecoming: Prayers Welcome 139 Yellowstone Bison to Fort Peck

AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File
In this April 24, 2012 file photo, a herd of bison roam on the Fort Peck Reservation near Poplar, Mont. Almost a decade after they were first captured from Yellowstone National Park, a group of wild bison that has spent years in limbo after government officials could find no place to relocate the animals were due to be shipped from a ranch near Bozeman Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 for placement on the Fort Peck Indian Reservation.

10. Kevin P. Brown: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Chairman Kevin P. Brown, Mohegan Tribe, standing beside a bronze statue of his great-grandfather, Chief Matagha (Burrill Fielding). Mohegan Reservation, Uncasville, Connecticut, 2013.

11. Tribe Opens Fry Bread Restaurant in Central Oklahoma

“People already know what a fry bread taco is, but they don’t know the [Citizen Potawatomi Nation] way of making a fry bread taco.”

12. Thanksgiving vs. the National Day of Mourning


1. Video: Climate Change Adaptation Is Half the Battle, Says National Climate Assessment

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Adapting to the climate change that is already manifesting is as important as preventing further environmental deterioration, say the convening lead authors of the Adaptation chapter of President Barack Obama’s National Climate Assessment.

2. Photographers Sue to Stop Grand Teton Elk Hunt

© Thomas D. Mangelsen/Mangelsen Stock
A cow elk is dragged by horse to the Blacktail Ponds Overlook during the Elk Reduction Program in Grand Teton National Park. A lawsuit filed on October 20 by two photographers seeks to stop the hunt.

3. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy Talks to ICTMN About Indigenous Knowledge, Stewardship and Tribal Relations

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy

4. Governing and Demagoguery

5. Tribes Seeks Sovereignty Grand Slam With Reauthorization of Housing Act

Mark Fogarty
A house in the Black Mesa View subdivision on the San Felipe Pueblo north of Albuquerque

6. This Election, the People are Singing

Courtesy Native Vote
Montana’s future voters. Two young advocates took time from the powwow to tell adults to vote because it matters.

7. Actions Define Destiny: Sharing Indigenous Knowledge in South Africa

George Neptune Peace Indaba
George Neptune
George Neptune poses with other youth delegates on Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for more than two decades.

8. Historic Arthur Amiotte Exhibit Now on Display at The Heritage Center

Arthur Amiotte
Red Cloud Indian School/Arthur Amiotte
World-renowned Lakota artist Arthur Amiotte’s traveling exhibition “Transformation and Continuity in Lakota Culture: The Collages of Arthur Amiotte, 1988-2014″ will be on display at The Heritage Center from November 15 through December 15, 2014

9. Find Your Relatives: Ancestry.com Expands American Indian Collection

Library of Congress Navajos
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
This image from the Library of Congress is simply titled “Navajos” and is from 1905.

10. Honoring Veterans II: Belated Honor for Code Talkers

11. AIANTA to Introduce Indian Country Tourism to the Chinese Travel Market

12. Check Out 17 Beautiful Portraits from Stone Mountain Pow Wow by Amy Morris

Gaylon Nelson at Stone Mountain Pow Wow Oct 30-Nov 02, 2014
Amy Morris/ciraphotography.com
Gaylon Nelson at Stone Mountain Pow Wow 2014

13. That’s so Hawkish! Seahawks Mascot Leaves Handler to Hang With Fans

Taima the Hawk, the Seattle Seahawks live mascot, flew away from her hander to hang out with fans.

14. First Nation Soccer Star in Hall of Fame 100 Years After Death

British Columbia Archives
Harry Manson (bottom row, second from right) helped pioneer the game of soccer. He was inducted into the Soccer Hall of Fame posthumously on November 8, 2014.

15. Must-See Documentary: LaDonna Harris, a Native Ambassador for 50 Years

Actress Cicely Tyson and LaDonna Harris were among a group honored as ‘Women of the Year 1973.’

1. Video: Magical Mauritius Comes to Life in Time Lapse Wonder

Vimeo/Alexander Kodisch
Mauritius does not often come up on our radar, but this time-lapse video shows why it should.

2. Dr. Karen Goodnight Named Chickasaw Nation Dynamic Woman of the Year

Karen Goodnight
Marcy Gray
Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby, right, and Lt. Gov. Jefferson Keel present the 2014 Dynamic Woman of the Year Award to Dr. Karen Goodnight, Goldsby, during the Chickasaw Nation Arts and Culture Awards ceremony Thursday, October 2, at the Chickasaw Cultural Center, in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

3. Cherokee Nation hosts Veterans Day ceremony Monday

4. Aboriginal Veterans Day Commemorates First Nations WWI Snipers, Soldier Sacrifice

Francesca Lucia/Global Okanagan
This monument to veterans on the Westbank First Nation was designed and built by Colville artist Smoker Marchand.

5. Videos: Students Drum and Sing to Welcome Senators to Wisconsin

Waadookodaading Students Singing
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6. Top 5 Cities in the World With the Most Indigenous People

TempleStudy.com
New Zealand Maori sharing in the sacred act of hongi.

7. AIANTA and Route 66 to Launch Landmark Project in New Mexico

8. Native American Rock Music