Turning most poultry inspection over to poultry companies so that they can police themselves is no way to address the rampant food- and workplace-safety problems plaguing this industry.
The proposed rule would decrease the number of USDA inspectors in poultry plants while increasing line speeds by up to 175 birds per minute,
or three birds per second. In order to compensate for missed fecal contamination, the proposed rule would permit companies to use more anti-microbial chemicals to clean the poultry carcasses.
Poultry is already the most deadly source of food borne illness. Working in a slaughterhouse is already the most dangerous job in America. This rule will worsen those conditions.
I urge you to withdraw the "Modernization of Poultry Slaughter Inspection" rule.
GOOD STUFF GRAB BAG
-- 20 New Flags - Find Yours Now
"I know Grandpa told me that to smoke is wakan (holy). The smoke you inhale represents the spirits of everything you put into the pipe. When you breathe in the smoke, you are asking to become one with everything or to become whole." -- Dr. A.C. Ross (Enhanamani), Lakota
The smoke allows us to go from the Seen World to the Spirit World. It is in the Spirit World where we are all connected. In this way, we can become one with all things. Our pipe is sacred. We need to be respectful of our medicine. When we smoke the pipe, we need to have good thoughts because these thoughts are shared with the Spirit World. The pipe, the smoke, the spirits, our thoughts - these things are Wakan.
Great Spirit, today, let my thoughts be Wakan.
Copyright of Coyhis Publishing and can also be found in the book, Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons at www.coyhispublishing.com
Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.
Manataka teaches the ways of the Smoke Spirit using the Manataka Sacred Pipe gifted by elders at Pipestone and dedicated by Robert Woableza LaBatte, Lakota Spiritual Elder. At Manataka, we practice the traditions of many nations so that we may understand the full circle of knowing. Intent, respect and good blessings are all part of the smoke ceremonies.~Lee Standing Bear Moore
TAKING BACK THE DRUM:
THE NOBILITY AND LEADERSHIP OF INDIGENOUS WOMEN
(An essay for all women)
By Shannon Thunderbird, Royal House of Niis'gumiik, Coast Tsimshian
"When the white man discovered this country , Natives were running it. No taxes, no debt, women did all the work. White man thought he could improve on a system like this.1
The feminine voice was the powerful backbone of most tribes. It was she who figured prominently in pretty much every Creation story ever told; it was she who organized, planned, coordinated tribal life; it was she who raised and protected the children, elders and ensured that day-to-day life was stable and effective; it was she who sang the songs and created stories so that future generations would know her tribe was there; it was her wise voice that mediated and counseled tribal governments before decisions were made.
"The woman is the foundation on which nations are built. She is the heart of her nation. If that heart is weak, the people are weak. If her heart is strong and her mind is clear, then the nation is strong and knows its purpose."READ MORE...
Words of Wisdom
Servanthood, Sacrifice, and Sacred Love
“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13
A man was driving his car, when he saw an
elderly woman, stranded on the side of the road. He saw that
she needed help. So he stopped his Pontiac near her Mercedes
and got out.
He smiled, while he was approaching her, still she was worried, as nobody had stopped for hours. Moreover, he did not look safe, as his appearance was so poor and shabby. He could see, how frightened she was, so he tried to calm her, “I‘m here to help you, don‘t worry. My name is Bryan Anderson”.
The tire was flat, so he had to crawl under the car. While changing the tire, he got dirty and his hands and wrists became injured. Blood began to pour profusely. He took a handkerchief and towel to bandage his wounds. Read More...
Take Pride in Your Tribe -- Fly It High!
See 147 Authentic Tribal Flags
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
at the Memorial the
third week of
August, 2013. I was
so impressed and
just in awe of this
I am back home now
husband, my cousin
and his wife from
Denver, Colorado and
myself drove from
Denver to see the
monument. We are
going to try and
visit in two more
years. I believe
this monument will
be more impressive
than Mt. Rushmore!
The story in itself
of the family is
outstanding. I have
been telling all my
it. I wish all the
family God speed in
their work. I will
pray for their
safety as well.
Bear Healing Ceremony
May 16 - 18, 2014
Qwina and Irma Nieves West
For more information and itinerary please call 760-937-3391
DELTA REGION AIDS EDUCATION AND TRAINING CENTER
Health Disparities in the American Indian community
Thursday evening, May 29, 2014, 4:00-7:30 pm
Friday, May 30, 2014, 8:45 am-3:45 pm
Pearl River Resort Silver Star Hotel, Choctaw, Mississippi
REGISTER ONLINE NOW athttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/AmericanIndianConf-May2014
Must attend entire conference to receive CEU credit.
Conference Goal: To update health care providers on addressing HIV/AIDS and other common health disparities among American Indian tribes in the Delta Region.
Speaker and Panelist: Lee Standing Bear Moore
PHYSICIANS and NURSES: This activity has been submitted to South Central Accreditation Program for approval to award contact hours. South Central Accreditation Program is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation.
Strawberry Moon Women's Gathering You are invited to attend and participate in the Strawberry Moon in New Hampshire in June 2014. The Strawberry Moon is a Women’s gathering and it is at this gathering that the women “step up” in tribal status. All young girls who have received their Moon-time, but have not yet been honored as women would be honored as such during this gathering. Grandmother Nupa Maka - email@example.com
Lifestyle, Business and the Environment
Aspen Eco Fest 2014
5th annual Aspen Eco Fest
June 7th-June 8th.
Downtown Aspen, CO
Drum Building Workshop
International workshop August 6 th. - 10 th. Sweden
A Chance to come and build your own Shaman Drum,
the same way the old Shamans did ! In cooperation with
The Nature, Power Animals and Spirits!
BIC, a Bioproducts Innovation Center at The Ohio State University is proud
to announce a first-of-its-kind event to accelerate the manufacturing,
distribution, and use of biobased products.
Bioproducts World Showcase and
We will bring together procurement officials and commercial buyers with producers of biobased materials and product manufacturers to facilitate business relationships through the bioproduct industry.
Columbus Hilton Downtown and Columbus Convention Center
If you are involved in the bioproducts
industry in any way, this is a must attend event.
SPEAK "By listening to the inner self and following
one's instincts and intuitions, a person may be guided to safety."
"By listening to the inner self and following one's instincts and intuitions, a person may be guided to safety."-- Dr. A.C. Ross (Ehanamani), Lakota
Be still and know. The Medicine Wheel teaches the four directions of inner power - not personal power, but the power of God. These four directions are emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual. As our emotions get too far out of control, we simultaneously create an equivalent mental picture, our physical body fills with stress and tension, and we become spiritually confused. When we experience these uptight feelings, the best thing to do is mentally pause, slow down our thinking, breathe slowly, or pray and ask the spirits to help. Only when we approach the stillness of the mind do we get access to our spiritual guidance system. To be guided, let your mind be still.
Creator, today, let me reside in Your stillness.
Copyright of Coyhis Publishing. from Meditations with Native American Elders:
The Four Seasons at
www.coyhispublishing.com Any republishing of
part or all of their contents is prohibited.
Copyright of Coyhis Publishing. from Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons at www.coyhispublishing.com Any republishing of part or all of their contents is prohibited.
At Manataka we teach ways to connect with ones inner-self to find the Creator within. The sacred Manataka Mountain allows the quiet Spirits to speak in silence to awaken the knowing within. ~Lee Standing Bear Moore
May 2 - May 4, 2014
Dance of the Spring Moon Lumbee Spring Powwow
Pavilion Farmers Market
May 2 - May 3, 2014
8th Annual Aihrea Powwow
Overland Park, Kansas
Location Gym and Field House Johnson County Community College: 12345 College Blvd. , Overland Park, Kansas
Head Man: Jay
Mule, OK; Head Lady:
Grace Pushetonequa, IA