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Unexplainable Spirit!: Random Images in the Waking State

I’ve been posting about my experiences with shapeshifters, ghosts, aliens, and detached shadows.  Now I’m going to touch on dreamlike phenomenon as a part of my “Unexplainable Spirit!” series.  Unlike the previous posts in this series, I’m not going to be writing about an external experience I had with something “unexplainable,” instead I’m going to…

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Biggest Climate March in History a Watershed Moment for Indigenous Peoples

Article by Theresa Braine at Indian Country Today 9/22/14 Monumental. Empowering. Unifying. Such were the strong sentiments evoked among Indigenous Peoples who helped lead off the People’s Climate March on September 21. “In a word, empowering,” said Casey Camp-Horinek, Ponca Nation actress and activist. “Not just for personal reasons, [but] because of everyone who came out…

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Comedy Central’s South Park Mocks Snyder’s Redskins

Article by ICTMN Staff at Indian Country Today 9/22/14 If South Park says you have bad taste, then maybe it’s time to listen. Dan Snyder, owner of the Washington NFL franchise, can seemingly shake off a mound of criticism from U.S. Senators, veteran broadcasters, Hollywood movie stars, the US Attorney General, and even the president of the…

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$300K Grant for Hawaiian Language Preschools to Increase Proficiency

Article by ʻAha Pūnana Leo at Indian Country Today 9/20/14 The Administration for Native Americans has awarded the ʻAha Pūnana Leo Hawaiian language nest preschools in Hawaii a $300,000 grant for the first year of a three-year grant project. The project will enhance and strengthen Pūnana Leo’s quality and impact in the Native Hawaiian community through…

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Saving Native Languages and Culture in Mexico With Computer Games

Article by Rick Kearns at Indian Country Today 9/21/14 Indigenous children in Mexico can now learn their mother tongues with specialized computer games, helping to prevent the further loss of those languages across the country. “Three years ago, before we employed these materials, we were on the verge of seeing our children lose our Native languages,”…

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Holy Cows, Batman!: Impressive eBook Hauls for eReaders

Here are three short videos about personal eBook hauls, with great suggestions for your eReading experience.  Some people have hundreds of books on their eReaders and compile a long list.  I’m always impressed by individuals who have the ability to acquire so many books on their eReading devices.  I have a good number of books…

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Viejas Birdsingers’ Gathering Shares Rich Traditions

Article by Diana Saenger at Indian Country Today 9/20/14 An estimated crowd between 800 – 1,000 attended the 16th annual Viejas Birdsingers’ Gathering on August 16, 2014. Tribal members from the north and as far as the southwest and Grand Canyon attended the event including: the Cuhuilla’s from Riverside, California; Cocopah’s from Arizona; the Hualapai and…

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What’s the Diff?: Literary Vs. Genre and How Native Lit Fits

Genre fiction is often described as a form of entertainment, like watching an action flick.  Literary fiction is also called “Serious Fiction,” like watching an independent film.   The best way to distinguish the difference between the two is that literary fiction does not want to escape reality, instead it wants to confront reality and…