Archives For April 2014

1. The Italian Renaissance Period

2. History of the Renaissance

3. [BBC] A Renaissance Education

4.Hernán Cattáneo – Renaissance – The Masters Series (2004)

5. Hernan Cattaneo – Parallel (Day)

1. On New Native Leadership

2.  Resistance As Promised, Panamanian Indigenous Continue to Protest

Protesters from the Ngobe-Bugle tribe block a road during a protest in El Vigui, Panama, Thursday, February 2, 2012. Members of the Indian tribe blocked roads in two provinces on the border with Costa Rica in a dispute over mineral exploitation on their lands.

3. Mo’ Momoa! Sundance TV Renews ‘Red Road’ for Second Season
Marie (Tamara Tunie) and Phillip Kopus (Jason Momoa) in ‘The Red Road’ Episode 6, ‘Snaring of the Sun.’

4. Tribe Breaks Ground on $80M Cherokee Casino Roland to Replace Existing Facility

Courtesy Cherokee Nation Entertainment
Cherokee Nation and Roland officials celebrate the groundbreaking of a new Cherokee Casino Roland, which will feature a 6-story, resort-style hotel.

5. Reparations Comment Sparks Ire After Bill for Indian Tuition Dies

Associated Press
Colorado State Senator Mary Hodge voted against House Bill 1124

6. Oneida Indian Nation Praises the NBA’s Decision to Ban Donald Sterling

Associated Press
Fans protest Sterling’s ownership interest in the Clippers before Game 5 of the Clippers/Warriors NBA playoff game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles

7. Videos: Man on the Street: Keystone XL Pipeline Protest in DC

8. Back to 350, Part 2: Confronting Climate Change in Indian Country

Two tribal environmental experts weigh in on what it will take to get back to 350 parts per million of carbon dioxide, down from the current, dangerous 400 ppm.

9.  Chief Red Wing Day Symbolically Replaces Columbus Day in Minnesota

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Chief Red Wing Day will symbolically replace Columbus Day in Red Wing, Minnesota.

10 New Yorker Chronicles the Demise of the Mega-Load Through Nez Perce Land

via The New Yorker
One of many mega-loads whose shipment has been attempted through Indian country, destined for the oil sands of Alberta, Canada.

11. Really? Wayne Coyne Supported Fallin With Picture of Dog in Headdress

Source: Instagram, via
Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips shared a picture of friends and a dog doing ‘our best Christina Fallin’ pose.

12.  Cherokee Prof. Gets $2.9M Grant to Research an Intertribal Talking Circle for Drug Abuse Prevention
The goal of Dr. Lowe’s study is to evaluate the use of the Talking Circle to increase Native American youth cultural identity while decreasing their substance use.

13. Sterling’s Comments, Snyder’s Condescension: Two Sides of Same Coin

Michael Woestehoff
A graphic created by Michael Woestehoff that was widely circulated online; see below for full version.

14. Botched Oklahoma Execution Is a Test of Your Government Trust

15. Recipes: (kid-friendly) Navajo Fry Bread

16. Recipes: (kid-friendly) Breakfast Fried Rice

17. Best Native American Books for Children and Young Adults

18. Native American Clothing

1. Renegades Kiefer Sutherland – Lou Diamond Phillips

2. The First Power (1990)

3. Route 666

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1. Mysterious Kidney Disease Slays Farmworkers In Central America

Loved ones express their grief at the burial of Ramon Romero Ramirez in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, January 2013. The 36-year-old died of chronic kidney disease after working in the sugar cane fields for 12 years. Ramirez is part of a steady procession of deaths among cane workers.

2. Good news/bad news for U.S. air quality

AP Supreme Court Downwind Pollution

3. With no health registry, PA doesn’t know the impact of fracking on health

Other studies are underfunded

4. Eating organic food significantly lowers pesticide exposure: study

5. Chicago stops short of petroleum coke ban

Zoning changes prohibit new storage sites, but 3 dumps can remain despite neighbors’ protests

City Hall

6. Toxic Chemical Regulation Overwhelmingly Supported in House Vote

Taken from the Merriam-Webster’s Encyclopedia of World Religions

Here is a dose of daily religion from A to Z.

Today’s religion is “Aaron” (fl. c. 14th century BCE), the founder and head of the Jewish PRIESTHOOD, who, with his brother MOSES and sister Miriam, ed the Israelites out of Egypt. The figure of Aaron as found in the PENTATEUCH is built up from several different sources of religious tradition. He has appeared in varying roles in the thought and traditions of Christianity.

Aaron is described in the OLD TESTAMENT book of EXODUS as a son of Amram and Jochebed (Exodus 6:20; Numbers 26:59) of the tribe of Levi (Exodus 4:14), three years older than his brother Moses.  He acted together with his brother in the desperate situation of the Israelites in Egypt (Exodus 5; 6:26; 7-12) and took and active part in the Exodus (Exodus 16; 17:10; 19:24). Although Moses was the actual leader, Aaron acted as his “mouth” (Exodus 4:16). The two brothers went to the pharaoh together, and it was Aaron who told him to let the people of Israel go, using his magic rod in order to show the might of YAHWEH. When the pharaoh finally decided to release the people, Yahweh gave the important ordinance of the PASSOVER, the annual remembrance of the Exodus, to Aaron and Moses (Exodus 12). But Moses alone went up on MOUNT SINAI (Exodus 19:20), and he alone was allowed to come near to Yahweh. Moses later was ordered to “bring near” Aaron and his sons, ad they were anointed and consecrated to be priests by a perpetual statue (Exodus 27:21). Aaron’s sons were to take over the priestly garments after him. Aaron is not represented as an entirely holy and blameless person, however. It was he who, when Moses was delayed on Mount Sinai, made the GOLDEN CALF that was idolatrously worshiped by the people of (Exodus 32).

Once a year, on YOM KIPPUR (the Day of Atonement), Aaron was allowed to come into the HOLY OF HOLIES, the most sacred part of the TABERNACLE, or SANCTUARY, in which the Hebrew tribes worshiped, bringing his offering (Leviticus 16). Together with his sister Miriam, Aaron spoke against Moses because he had married a foreigner (a Cushite woman, Numbers 12:1); but, in the rebellion of Korah the LEVITE, Aaron stood firmly at the side of Moses (Numbers 16). According to Numbers 20, Aaron died on the top of Mount Hor at the age of 123; in Deuteronomy 10, which represents another tradition, he is said to have died in Moserah and was buried there.

Taken from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act II, Scene II, pg. 158

Obe.                           Having once this juice,

I’ll watch Titania when she is asleep,

And drop the liquor of it in her eyes:

The next thing then she waking looks upon,—

Be it on lion, bear, or wolf, or bull,

On meddling monkey, or on busy ape,—

She shall pursue it with the soul of love.

And ere I take this charm off from her sight,—

As I can take it with another herb,

I’ll make her render up her page to me.

But who comes here? I am invisible;

And I will overhear their conference.

Enter DEMETRIUS, HELENA following him.

Dem. I love thee not, therefore pursue me not.

Where is Lysander and fair Hermia?

The one I’ll slay, the other slayeth me.

Thou told’st me they were stol’n into this wood,

And here a I, and wood within this wood,

Because I cannot meet with Hermia.

Hence, get thee gone, and follow me no more.

Hel. You draw me, you hard-hearted adamant;

But yet you draw not iron, for my heart

Is true as steel.  Leave you your power to draw,

And I shall have no power to follow you.

Dem. Do I entice you? Do I speak you fair?

Or, rather, do I not in plainest truth

Tell you I do not, nor I cannot love you?

Hel. And even for that do I love you the more.

I am your spaniel; and, Demetrius,

The more you beat me, I will fawn on you:

Use me but as your spaniel, spurn me, strike me,

Neglect me, lose me; only give me leave,

Unworthy as I am, to follow you.

What worse place can I beg in your love,

And yet a place of high respect with me,—

Than to be used as you use your dog?

Dem. Tempt not too much the hatred of my


For I am sick when I do look on thee.

Hel. And I am sick when I look not on you.

Dem. You do impeach your modesty too much,

To leave the city, and commit yourself

Into the hands of one that loves you not;

To trust the opportunity of night,

And the ill counsel of a desert place,

With the rich worth of your virginity.

Hel. Your virtue is my privilege for that.

It is not night when I do see your face,

Therefore I think I am not in the night:

Nor doth this wood lack worlds of company;

For you, in my respect, are all the world:

Then how can it be said I am alone

When all the world is here to look on me?

Dem. I’ll run from thee, and hide me in the


And leave thee to the mercy of wild beasts.

Hel. The wildest hath not such a heart as you.

Run when you will, the story shall be chang’d;

Apollo flies, and Daphne holds the chase;

The dove pursues the griffin; the mild hind

Makes speed to catch the tiger, —bootless speed,

When cowardice pursues and valour flies.

Dem. I will not stay thy question; let me go:

Or, if thou follow me, do not believe

But I shall do thee mischief in the wood.

Hel. Ay, in the temple, in the town, the field,

You do me mischief. Fie, Demetrius!

Your wrongs do set a scandal on my sex:

We cannot fight for love as men may do:

We should be woo’d, and were not made to woo.

I’ll follow thee, and make a heaven of hell,

To die upon the hand I love so well.

[Exeunt Dem. and Hel.

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2. The Joneses