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1. Iktomi Speaks: The Crooked Tongue of Dan Snyder

2. Valbuena Named Chairwoman of San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

Courtesy San Manuel Band of Mission Indians
Lynn “Nay” Valbuena was recently elected as chairwoman for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians on April 15.

3. Cowlitz Gymnast of Sacramento State Is First to Compete in NCAA Championship
Kalliah McCartney, of the Cowlitz Tribe, competes on the beam

4. NTU New Media Major Steps into the Spotlight at AIHEC Film Festival

Navajo Technical University
NTU new media major Clinton Desiderio of Crownpoint, New Mexico poses with his Best Special Effects award and Director’s Award at the 33rd Annual AIHEC Spring Conference.

5. Photos of the Native Culture Center ‘God Hates’

6. The ‘Designer’ Foodie Trend of 2014

Insects au gratin by desigern Susana Soares: “Could eating insects be a potential solution to some of the world’s food problems?” The project looks for new ways of consuming insects and debates the nutritive and environmental aspects of insects as human food.

7. Cobell Settlement: Who Are the Real Winners?

8. Watch: Secretary Jewell Deliver Commencement Address at SIPI

AP Photo
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

9. ‘Scalped’ Comic Book Is Coming to TV; Native Actors Need Apply

copyright DC and Vertigo
Dashiell ‘Dash’ Bad Horse as depicted by artist R.M Guera on the cover of the first issue of ‘Scalped’.

10. Climate Change Hits the Big Time on Prime Time

NBC News
A still from the NBC News special Ann Curry Reports: Our Year of Extremes—Did Climate Change Just Hit Home?

11. USDA Offers Native American Rural Business Enterprise Grants

12. White House Honors Solar Energy Visionary Henry Red Cloud as Champion of Change
In this October 11, 2010 photo, Henry Red Cloud is honored by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council.

13. CNN Contributor Explores the Best Places to Experience Native Culture
Shiprock Gallery (above) is one of many top places to explore in Indian Country, Dana Joseph says.

14. Cherokee Nation Adds Millions to Housing, Career Programs

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Left to right: Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden and Health Services Executive Director Connie Davis thanked A-Mo Health Center staff Candice Burkhart, Christie Ross, Tina Snell and Dr. Michael Underwood, as Principal Chief Bill John Baker recognized them and other staff at the Salina health center for their heroic efforts during a recent code blue.

15. On Remote Reserves, Locals Must Perform Life-Saving Emergency Response

Community-Based Emergency Care: An Open Report for Nishnawbe Aski Nation

16. Rare Trumpeter Swan as Target Practice: Two Men Sentenced on Flathead Reservation

Courtesy Salish Kootenai Wildlife Department
Trumpeter swans on the Flathead Reservation

17. 10 Hand-Painted Hats by Navajo Hatmaker Melissa Barnes

These are photos that I’ve taken over time in various places.  Hope you enjoy!


Leverett Pond, on the Riverway, Brookline, MA




Shaw’s Wharf, New Harbor ME



Truck pictured during our travels in Bristol, ME




The Inn at Round Pond | 1442 State Route 32 Round Pond ME 04564 | Phone: 207.809.7386 | Email: Contact Us | Facebook

We stayed here in July of 2013.  It was terrific.  We enjoyed a lot of time at Shaw’s Wharf in New Harbor, ME that was only minutes away from the B&B.


Barber Shop Halloween set up 10-5-10


Local Barber Shop in Brookline, MA at Halloween time


Fall in William Ward Park, Brookline, MA prior to it’s reconstruction


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Ice Sculpture Show in Boston, MA – January 1, 2012

1. Native About New York: Matika Wilbur, Brunch and Killing Things

Matika Wilbur

2. A Native Actress Should NOT Play Tiger Lily in the Peter Pan Movie

3. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Testifies Before Congress

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker testifies before the U.S. House Interior Appropriations subcommittee in Washington, D.C., on April 8.

4. Video: Oarfish Spend Last Moments Swimming With Tourists Off Mexico

YouTube/Shedd Aquarium/Un-Cruise Adventures
One of two oarfish that swam with tourists off Mexico in the Sea of Cortes, two days before one of the pair, which normally stick to 3,000-foot-deep waters, washed up dying on the beach.

5. Oklahoma City Indian Clinic Partners With Chickasaw Nationto Build Pharmacy

6. Udall Among Senators Calling for Restoration of Impact Aid Program

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO)

7. New Business Report: Indigenous Entrepreneurs in Canada Optimistic But Barriers Remain

Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business
The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business has issued a report showing that many indigenous economic challenges can be met from within, but others are stymied from without. Archaic laws established during the colonial era are a major barrier.

8. He Killed his Art to Prove a Point. Now He’s Making a Film About It

Logo for ‘This Is a Stereotype’ film project designed by Cannupa Hanska Luger and Dylan McLaughlin

9. Bingo! Viejas Tribe Brings Gaming to Shopping Center Near San Diego

Kathy Foster
Happy players in their new hall at Viejas Bingo

10. UND Student Government Can’t Overturn Veto of Denied Pow Wow Meal Funding

11. Navajo Nation Officially Joins Fight Against Redskins Mascot

‘The Navajo Nation has finally joined the rest of Indian country in this fight,’ syas Navajo Nation Councilman Joshua Lavar Butler.

1. What Is Good Native Governance?

2. Wyoming Senator Drafts Bill ‘To Clarify’ Reservation Borders

AP Photo
U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi has introduced a bill focused on continuing to define the borders of the Wind River Indian Reservation by a 1905 treaty in opposition to the recent Environmental Protection Agency’s findings that states otherwise.

3. Mohegan Sun Arena Is the Place to Watch NCAA Women’s Basketball

AP Images
The Louisville band lead spectators in serenading Schimmel with the chorus of the Beatles’ “Hey Jude” after each basket.

4. Tulalip Fundraiser Helps People Begin to Heal in Washington Landslide

Richard Walker
Snohomish County Fire Chief Travis Hots is blanketed by Tulalip children during a fundraiser on April 5 for a neighboring community devastated by a deadly landslide.

5. One of the World’s Top Destinations: a Primitive Adventure in Colorado’s Ute Nation

Courtesy Ute Mountain Tribal Park
Visitors hike up this latter to get the best view of the cliff dwellings in the Ute Mountain Tribal Park

6. Marine Color Guard and Charity Drive Highlight Pow Wow at Modesto Junior College

The Modesto Bee
Male dancers prepare to enter the dance circle before last year’s grand entry

7. This Music Video Will Take A Tribe Called Red to the Next Level

1. Explore the Apostle Islands by Land, Boat or on Foot

Madeline Island Chamber of Commerce

2. Sen. Begich Presses VAWA Protections for Alaska Natives

Sen. Mark Begich (D-Alaska) discusses his pending Safe Families and Villages legislation, as well as a clean Carcieri legislative fix.

3. First Nations Save First Foods: Northwest Tribes Seek to Restore Historic Fish Runs

Jack McNeel
Grand Coulee Dam, the so-called granddaddy of all impediments to fish migration, as seen from the hillside above the reservoir.

4. 5 Easy Steps: How to Start a Community Garden

Cheyenne River Youth Project (
Guided by traditional and spiritual principles, the Cheyenne River Youth Project® has incorporated the traditional Lakota values of generosity, spirituality, wisdom, respect, courage, honesty and patience into the development of its 2-acre, naturally grown, pesticide-free Winyan Toka Win (“Leading Lady” in the Lakota language) garden.

5. Packed House: Actress Stacey Thunder on ‘The Jingle Dress’ Sneak Preview Screening

Courtesy The Jingle Dress
Sisters Janet (Kimberly Guerrero) and Elsie (Stacey Thunder) share a laugh in a scene from ‘The Jingle Dress.’

6. The Royals Arrive in New Zealand to a Warm Maori Welcome

Associated Press
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince George arrive in New Zealand

7. Cherokee Nation Veterans Center Opens

Courtesy Cherokee Nation
The newly opened Cherokee Nation Veterans Center is located just east of the W.W. Keeler Complex in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

8. Redford Hopes Obama Will Grant Peltier Pardon

The Associated Press
Robert Redford says he is ready to push again for a presidential pardon for jailed former AIM leader Leonard Peltier.

9. Indian Business Can Be Successful

Courtesy Winnebago Tribe
Left to right: Ho-Chunk, Inc. CEO Lance Morgan and COO Annette Hamilton; Winnebago Tribal Chairman John Blackhawk; Officials from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center Verron Brade and Lori Moore, at Ho-Chunk, Inc. headquarters in Winnebago, Nebraska.

10. What Does Football Have to Do With Genocide? In Washington DC, Plenty

Photo by Dakota Fine, courtesy Gregg Deal
‘Honor through football?’ Deal asks. ‘Not so much.’

11. VIDEO: AIM’s ‘Chief Wahoo’ Protest Fights Fans’ Backlash

12. Author Peter Matthiessen, Chronicler of Leonard Peltier, Walks On

Associated Press
Author Peter Matthiessen, who championed the story of Leonard Peltier and Indian country in his work, walked on due to leukemia at age 86 on Saturday April 5, 2014.

1. Support the Healthy Diné Nation Act!

2. The Verdant Fist That Is the Mescalero Apache Reservation
Inn ot the Mountain Gods resort and golf course

3. San Francisco Stopped Drinking Bottled Water and So Should You

Flickr Creative Commons/Klearchos Kapoutsis
“Water Bottle” by Стефан Симов; modern art by the artist Stephan Simov at the facade of the National Galery of Bulgaria, March 17-24, 2009.

4. Kenya’s Conservation Efforts Evicting Sengwer Tribe From Forest Homes

Courtesty Justin Kenrick/Survival
Homes of the Sengwer tribe in Kenya’s Cherangany Hills torched by forest guards.

5. World Water Day: Young Sliammon Activist Ta’Kaiya Blaney Invokes Prayer for the Sacred

Sliammon First Nation activist, actress and singer Ta’Kaiya Blaney, age 12, makes an eloquent plea for the waters on World Water Day 2014.

6. Lunar Standstill, an Eclipse and Other Sky Delights in Store for Spring

Chimney Rock National Monument/Helen Richardson
Chimney Rock, a sacred site of the ancient Pueblo, showcases a lunar standstill.

Church leaders headed to Arizona
Cardinal Sean O'Malley

Cardinal Sean O’Malley talks with reporters at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013.

Liam Martin/WCVB-TV

BOSTON — The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Boston will travel to Arizona to join a group of seven other bishops on a tour of the U.S.-Mexico border and celebrate Mass on behalf of the nearly 6,000 migrants who have died in the U.S. desert since 1998.

Cardinal Sean O’Malley, one of Pope Francis’ key advisers, will join bishops from around the country during a trip intended to highlight “the human suffering caused by a broken immigration system, an aspect of the national immigration debate which is often ignored.”

The eight prelates are members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration. They will be in Nogales, Ariz., from March 30 to April 1.

Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio Elizondo heads the committee. He says immigration is primarily about human beings, not social or economic issues.

1. Bowlers With Balls and Silverback Politicians

2. Letters Sent to Wisconsin High Schools Plead for Name-Change

Wisconsin’s Fort Atkinson High School mascot, the Blackhawks, is in the middle of a name-change debate.

3. Dear DC, Stop All Mining in the Penokee Range, Sincerely Bad River

4. Win the Contest, Heal the Wife: Musician Asks Indian Country to Vote

“We literally got it into the contest one hour before deadline,” says Greenfield.

5. Senate Shoots Down Navajo-New Mexico Gaming Compact

Barry Massey, AP
Ben Shelly, the President of the Navajo Nation, left, and Lorenzo Bates, Navajo Council Delegate, walk outside the New Mexico Capitol in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Wednesday, February 19, 2014.

6. NB3F Names ‘Native Strong: Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures’ Grantees

Courtesy NB3F

7. Doing the Robot in Regalia: Supaman Fuses Fancy Dance, Flute, Hip Hop

‘I want to always show that you can live a positive life embracing and honoring who you are culturally, while living in modern society,’ Supaman tells the Billings Gazette.

8. Former Navajo Delegates Enter Guilty Pleas to Conspiracy

9. Celebrate International Mother Language Day Today

It’s International Mother Language Day! Celebrate by starting to learn an indigenous language.

10. Canada Holds USA in Semifinals, Faces Finland

USA forward Ryan Callahan and Canada forward Chris Kunitz in the first period of the men’s semifinal in Sochi

11. Hot Show, Dirty Politics: ‘House of Cards’ Actress Tanis Parenteau

Thosh Collins,
‘I got to watch Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright do a scene as soon as I got to the set,’ Parenteau says. ‘It was amazing — watching the two masters do their thing.’ Parenteau’s earrings are designed by Designhouse of Darylene; Summer Rain Jewelry Collection, she said.

12. New York Times Profiles Plight of Uranium-Plagued Navajo Reservation Residents

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
An abandoned uranium mine.

13. Cedarville Shooter Was Under FBI Probe Over Missing $50,000 in Federal Tribal Grants

Cherie Lash Rhoades, 44, who allegedly gunned down three relatives and a tribal administrator at Cedarville Rancheria tribal headquarters near Alturas, California, on February 20.

14. Freezing to Death in the Land of Greed and Plenty

15. 9 Facts About ‘The Last Great Race on Earth’

Associated Press
Starting line for the Iditarod. The race starts on March 1 and runs for several days.

16. Chairman Melvin R. Sheldon: NMAI’s Meet Native America Series

Melvin R. Sheldon, Chairman, Board of Directors of the Tulalip Tribes, during the first White House Tribal Nations Conference, November 2009. Washington, D.C.

17. Remains Found on Bluegrass Pipeline Route, Tribes Not Notified
The Bluegrass Pipeline, a joint venture between Williams and Boardwalk Partners, would carry natural gas liquids through both Kentucky and Ohio.

18. Dale Carson: Grow Food, Not Lawns!

19. Justice, Liberation and Freedom: Where Are Our Women Leaders?

20. Moon and Venus Get Down Before Dawn as Winter Diamond Graces Night Sky

21. Member of Nevada Governor’s Cabinet Elected President of AIANTA Board

Sheryl Rupert

22. Confederated Tribes of the Goshute Reservation Join Water Coalition

23. Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation Honored with Statewide Award

24. Price Helps Canada Win Gold With Second Straight Shutout

Associated Press
embers of Team Canada pose for a photo with their gold medals after the gold medal on Sunday in Sochi, Russia

25. Moon and Venus Get Down Before Dawn as Winter Diamond Graces Night Sky
The moon and Venus in a configuration similar to what they’ll look like on Wednesday February 26, just before dawn.

1. Mohawk Andra Rush on Building Three Business, Revitalizing Detroit and Tribal Ties

Courtesy Detroit Manufacturing Systems
Andra Rush told Reader’s Digest: “Driving the truck is something guys do—it’s rough, but it isn’t something a woman can’t do. But running a trucking company is much more than picking up and delivering; it’s marketing and tracking and organization. Women are wired to multitask.”

2. Talking Stick 2014: Drama, Dance, and the Electric Powwow in Vancouver

A performer on stage at the 2013 Talking Stick Festival in Vancouver, Britich Columbia. The 2014 edition of the fest is now underway.

3. Running for Native Youth

Millie Titla
Mary Kim Titla, San Carlos Apache and executive director of UNITY, Inc., at the start of the 26.2 mile course.

4. Indigenous Leader Acquitted of Weapons Charges Connected to Protest

Courtesy CICA
Rio Blanco community members and COPINH protest the hydroelectric dam project, May 2013.

5. Winter Fun, Native Style: Play Snowsnake at New York’s Finger Lakes
Participants enjoy a game of snowsnake (Courtesy Kevin Vickers)

6. Video: Octopus Not Ready for Its Closeup Wrestles Camera Away From Diver

Octopus attacks!

7. AMERIND Risk Increases Customer Base with Small Tribes, Gaming Enterprise

Courtesy AMERIND Risk
CEO Derek Valdo in front of AMERIND Risk’s headquarters on the Santa Ana Pueblo in New Mexico. His higher mission is to create affordable and sustainable insurance products that foster economic development in Native communities.

8. Sage-Burning Student Who Was Smoked Out of Classes May File Human Rights Complaint

Aboriginal People’s Television Network
Eleventh-grade student Stephen Bunn tells the Aboriginal People’s Television Network about being threatened with suspension for smelling like smudge.

9. We’re In the Funding, White House Confirms Full Contract Support Costs

Alask Rep. Don Young: “Tribal health programs have always been underfunded, and it is time for our federal government to hold up its end of the bargain.”

10. Chickasaw Softball Legend Considered ‘Unhittable’ Named to Okla. Hall of Fame

Chickasaw Nation
Vernon Straughn was honored in the Oklahoma Amateur Softball Association Hall of Fame in January.

11. Destroying Sacred Sites for Coal



1. Charles Littleleaf on the Native American Flute

2. Csetkwe Fortier Okanagan Song

3. The First Nations Wars – The American Indian (Must See)

4. 500 Nations The Story of Indian Americans Part 1

5. 500 Nations The Story of Native Americans 2

6. Forgotten People of Sochi: Our Relatives in Spirit?

7. ‘Killer of Enemies’ Brings Apache Warrior Lozen to Life

Lee and Low Books, Inc.
The cover art for “Killer of Enemies” stars Raven-Sky as Lozen. These were the many possibilities for the cover.

8. This Is ‘Development’? Survival Releases Satirical Film for Awareness

9. Chickasaw Fishery Saves Endangered Species While Sustaining Fishermen and Tourism

Chickasaw Nation
Small waterfalls along Pennington Creek, which borders the fish hatchery on the east.

10. Australians Launch a Global Campaign Against Aboriginal Deaths in Custody

11. Native American and Partner Open Lounge in New York: A Night With Jesse Wilson

Shamm Petros
Patrons of Analogue, a new lounge in the heart of The Village in New York, look out at the city street.