Manataka American Indian Council                                                           Volume XIV  Issue 05  MAY 2010




Manataka - Preserving The Past Today For Tomorrow



MAY 2010


Mother's Day

May 9

Memorial Day

May 30


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Elders Meditation:

  Okute, Teton Sioux



Manataka Organizing Powwow Committee

American Indian Info Center Needs Your Help

Feature Story 1:   Mother’s Day the Native Way
Feature Story 2:   Collarenebri Aboriginal Cemetery
Endangered Earth:   Verde River in Danger: Officials Resist Ruling
Mother Earth Watch:   Antibiotic-resistance genes increasing
Hawk Eyes Speaks::   Release Of The Buffalo
Tribal News:   Experts agree: Bureau of Indian Affairs needs change
Education:   Scholarships and Internships Available
Inspiration Thoughts:   A Message From the Trees
Website Updates:   38 NEW Articles in April

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Legends of Old:   A Creation Story - Blackfoot Legend
Feature Story:   Ancient Maya Holy Time

Letters to the Editor:

  Sound Off!
Feature Story:   Census 2010: Important To All American Indians
Organic Consumers:   Coming Clean Campaign for Organic Integrity
Elder's Meditations:   Archie Fire Lame Deer, Lakota
Earth Medicine:   Anti-Arthritis Diet and Supplements
Warrior Society News:   Native American heritage heals wounded warriors


Fluoride: Miracle drug or toxic-waste killer?
Animal Rights and Wrongs: Help Save NM Forests From Off-Road Vehicles
Sacred Sites: Native Remains Will Be Repatriated

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Moon Changes

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Indigenous Music:

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Elder's Meditations:

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Women's Circle:

  For Those Who Have Teeth and Toothpaste

Food & Nutrition:

  Help Your Heart!
Book Reviews:   Abraham's Burden
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Healing Prayer Basket:   So Many Needs, So Many Prayers, So Many Answers
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"All living creatures and all plants derive their life from the sun. If it were not for the sun, there would be darkness and nothing could grow—the earth would be without life."  --Okute, Teton Sioux


This is why we call the sun, Father Sun. Father Sun shines life on Mother Earth and from this Father and Mother all life forms exist and continue to reproduce. The Sun shines on all; it is not selective. We should not allow anything to block the Sun from shining on the Earth. We must not pollute the air because the pollutants block the light of life to the Earth. If the Earth cannot receive this light, then life will start to be affected. We must live in harmony with the Sun and Earth. Otherwise, we are harming ourselves.


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Mother’s Day the Native Way

By: Chipa Wolfe


Mother’s Day celebrations have been around since mothers first appeared as even the Bible recognizes Eve in bestowing her with the title “Mother of All the Living”.  Hindu scripture credits the Great Mother, Kali Ma, with the invention of writing through alphabets, pictographs and beautiful sacred images.  Ancient Egyptians believed that Bast was the mother of all cats on Earth, and that cats were sacred animals. 


During the 1600’s, England celebrated a day called “Mothering Sunday”, which was a time in which many of the servants that lived with their employers were encouraged to return home to Honor their Mother.  It was customary to return home with a special cake to celebrate the occasion.  Mothering Sunday is a Christian celebration that is actually celebrated throughout Europe even though this date has been traditionally called “Mothering Sunday” it is slowly but surely adhering to the universal call name of, “Mother’s Day”.  In Spain the holiday is directed toward a more religious concept as it is dedicated through love and affection to Mother Mary.


In the early 1900’s a woman named Anna Marie Jarvis went on a letter writing campaign to have a day dedicated to honor our mothers here in the United States. The passing of her own mother fueled her passion, as she wanted to assure a day of observance in which all mothers would be remembered.  She asked that white carnations be the official Mother’s Day symbol.  President Woodrow Wilson signed the executive order that proclaimed Mother’s Day a National Holiday.  Read More >>>



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Collarenebri Aboriginal Cemetery

by Lizz Wang


A view of native Australia culture and its people


Lyzz Wang

To be Aboriginal is to have many innate gifts of heritage. One of those gifts is the inheritance of a well worn path back to ones hereditary homeland, especially from tracks made elsewhere. For this soul, it is a minute area of north-west New South Wales that lovingly visits in dreams calling “Don’t forget me”. Collarenebri Aboriginal Cemetery is a special place where our Gamilaraay material bodies lie and our spiritual souls roam, keeping alive the ancient memories imbedded in earth that is spoken in the wind. Those from Collarenebri hear the wind and have a strong longing for home. A one horse town with little to offer those who long for more then the basics of life, she has one place that is dear to Indigenous and non Indigenous, her Galariinbaraay Mari Dhawunma or Collarenebri Aboriginal Cemetery.  The cemetery is a sacred place with many stories of beginning but with one common end, no end. For it is a section of earth representing people, time, culture, stories, memories, the spirit world and especially love. For it was love, that sparked her existence and changed a way of life.



Collarenebri is also known affectionately as Collie.  Collie is approximately 550 kilometres north-west of Sydney and about 70 kilometres from the Queensland boarder.  It is flat country with a rugged dry beauty equal to the wet tropical areas of this country.  Abundant in flora and fauna, a once fantastic river of life and fertile soil pull different people for different reasons to plains.  Once beating its own natural rhythm, today Collie and her surrounding areas have been abused by corporate farming connected to the land by the dollar sign and not by personal admiration. Small companies’ band together to form one giant company is now common and they are driving out the small farming families on the land since colonisation. It was one of these families that built a modern Collarenebri.  Read More>>>














The Center for Biological Diversity

Verde River in Danger: Officials Resist Ruling on Arizona Pipeline
To save Arizona's life-sustaining Verde River from a massive pipeline that would dry it up, in 2009 the Center for Biological Diversity sued the city of Prescott for illegally withholding records on the pipeline -- but Prescott is still withholding them. In fact, the city is trying to impose a three-week delay on the lawsuit's ruling -- and it's now been illegally withholding the records for 20 months. So last week, the Center submitted a motion to stop the delay. The 45-mile Big Chino Ranch pipeline would suck 13 million gallons of water per day from the Big Chino aquifer to fuel rampant development in central Arizona. The Verde River relies on springs from the aquifer for 80 percent of its base flow -- without which the rushing waterway would be a dry wash. Many endangered species -- including the desert nesting bald eagle, razorback sucker, roundtail chub, and southwestern willow flycatcher -- depend on the Verde for survival. 


Massive Nevada Water Siphon Stopped
In a huge win for the driest North American desert and the species that call it home, the Nevada Supreme Court has overturned dozens of water-rights applications to pump groundwater up to 300 miles to temporarily shore up unsustainable growth in Las Vegas. If the Southern Nevada Water Authority were to mine the groundwater as intended, it would cause widespread desertification and would likely drive extinct desert spring snails and endangered fish like the Moapa dace. The court's ruling is a result of a lawsuit by the Great Basin Water Network -- a coalition of groups including the Center for Biological Diversity -- and Defenders of Wildlife. The Water Network plans to file protests against any water rights re-filed.

"Justice has prevailed for now," said Rob Mrowka, the Center's Nevada conservation advocate. "This decision in the state supreme court is a significant victory for the environment, the affected rural communities in Nevada and Utah, and due process and equal access to government. Maybe most importantly, it allows the Clark County Commission and other local government members of the Southern Nevada Water Authority to step back and open a dialogue with the residents of Las Vegas to establish a vision and plan for long-term sustainability." 


82 Corals Get Closer to Protection
In response to a scientific petition by the Center for Biological Diversity, this Tuesday the National Marine Fisheries Service announced it's launching a full status review to determine whether 82 corals deserve federal protections. The corals, threatened chiefly by global warming and ocean acidification, have been determined by the Center to be the most imperiled species in U.S. waters, all of them faced with population declines of 30 percent or greater. The Center has already earned Endangered Species Act protection for elkhorn and staghorn coral -- the first species ever to earn protection from global warming.  "The status review is an important step forward in protecting coral reefs, which scientists have warned may be the first worldwide ecosystem to collapse due to global warming," said Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center for Biological Diversity. "Endangered Species Act protection can provide a safety net for corals on the brink of extinction." 






No offense intended for any individuals or tribes.



BLT in an American Indian Cuisine


There was a young man traveling through South Dakota when he decided to veer of the major highway and go for a slower drive through country highways.  He noticed the town of Wounded Knee on his map.  The name triggered a memory from his high school days long ago.  He turned west at 44 and headed for Wanblee.


The young man carefully navigated his way along the pock-marked road until reaching Wounded Knee.  The road split at the bas of a small hill. A large green sign with white lettering told of the Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890.  Surrounding the sign were several craft booths and a shinning new building, called, "Wolf Paw's Dinner - Now Open."


The young man was hungry and head into the dinner for something to eat.  He entered the building, and the man behind the counter called, "Hello, I am Harold Wolf Paw, how can I help you?"


The young man looked over the menu of Buffalo stew, Tanega (buffalo stomach), Wojapi (fruit compote) in blueberry, chokecherry or blackberry, fry bread, and the one thing he recognized, a BLT. 


"I'll have the BLT with mayo please." Harold Wolf Paw, disappeared into the kitchen to get his order.


The young man waited patiently for this Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich.  He was happy to find something on the menu that he knew.


After a few minutes in the kitchen, Harold smiled and said, "Here you go, sir," placing the sandwich the young man ordered in front of him.  The young man looked over his sandwich, red tomato and green lettuce surrounded by what appeared to be roast beef. 


"Ah, excuse me Harold, but I ordered a BLT not a roast beef sandwich," to which Harold responded, "Well, that IS a BLT.  We do not serve roast beef here."


To which the young man replied, "But this is NOT a BLT."


"Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich?"   Harold exclaimed, "Of course not.  You are in Lakota country, and we serve Lakota food.  A BLT here  is Black Lab on Toast!"





Antibiotic-resistance genes in environment are increasing
The number of genes for antibiotic resistance in soil microbes has significantly increased over the past 70 years. A team of British scientists tested samples of benign and disease-causing bacteria from a soil archive in the Netherlands that dates back to 1940, the era when antibiotic use became common. Genes that confer resistance significantly increased over time, for every antibiotic drug class they tested. Genes that confer resistance to tetracycline antibiotics are 15 times more abundant in current-day soil samples than in samples even from the 1970s. Levels of resistance rose in spite of improved waste management practices and the Dutch policy restricting nontherapeutic antibiotic use in agriculture, which is tougher than that of many other countries including the United States. The team concluded that environmental levels of antibiotic-resistance genes are probably still increasing in similar locations worldwide.
Read the study abstract in Environmental Science and Technology.

Health concerns used to block imports of U.S. meat
Russia, a major trading partner, has used two concerns about health - use of chlorine in poultry processing and use of antibiotics in pork production as reasons to ban some U.S. meat imports.


Silence: An Endangered Commodity
According to audio ecologist Gordon Hempton, silence isn't necessarily noiseless -- it's simply "the complete absence of all audible mechanical vibrations . . . the presence of everything, undisturbed." But it's rapidly becoming too much to ask for. In fact, Hempton says, there are fewer than a dozen sizable sites of silence remaining in the United States, and none in Europe. "Even in our national parks today," says Hempton, "despite laws to protect them, you are much more likely to be hearing noise pollution, particularly overhead aircraft, than you are to be hearing only native sounds of the land."  Why does silence matter? Through it, "we are given the opportunity to not only heal but discover something incredible -- the presence of life, interwoven! . . . And like all music, good or bad, it affects us deeply." Read more in Newsweek and learn about the Center for Biological Diversity's campaign to rein in noisy off-road vehicles on quiet public lands.










Release Of The Buffalo


Long ago two persons owned all the buffalo. They were an old woman and her young cousin. They kept them penned up in the mountains, so that they could not get out.


Coyote came to these people. He summoned the Indians to a council. "That old woman will not give us anything. When we come over there, we will plan how to release the buffalo." They all moved near the buffalo enclosure. "After four nights," said Coyote, "we will again hold a council as to how we can release the buffalo. A very small animal shall go where the old woman draws her water. When the child gets the water, it will take it home for a pet. The old woman will object; but the child will think so much of the animal it will begin to cry and will be allowed to keep it. The animal will run off a daybreak, and the buffalo will burst out of their pen and run away."


The first animal sent failed. Then they sent Kill-dee. When the boy went for water, he found the Kill-dee and took it home. "Look here!" he said to his cousin, "this animal of mine is very good."


The old woman replied, "Oh, it is good for nothing!" There is nothing living on the earth that is not a rascal or schemer."                                 READ MORE>>>







Experts agree: Bureau of Indian Affairs needs change

The worldwide American Indian Workshop took place on March 25, 2010 and included a video-conference, which I moderated between ethno-historians and attorneys in the Czech Republic, and Indian chiefs at Columbia University in New York City.


The consensus from the conference was to take a radical and new approach to Federal Recognition of Indian tribes. At the conclusion of the conference I asked myself, "Was this conference the genesis of modern Indian law for tribes?


Since 1978, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has been charged with determining the credibility of Indian tribes’ request for federal recognition, through its Office of Federal Acknowledgement (OFA). Since the process began in 1978, 45 tribal applications for federal recognition were processed by the OFA, 16 tribes obtained recognition and 29 tribes were denied recognition. There are over 200 tribal applications currently pending with the BIA. The average wait time for a decision from the OFA is 29 years.  Read More>>>


Tribe Officially Recognized by State

NEWPORT NEWS — It took eight years for the Virginia General Assembly to officially recognize the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway) Tribe, but tribal leaders say the American Indian tribe has existed for hundreds of years. "It's like they're saying that, 'Yeah, we recognize you are who you say you are,'" Chief Walt "Red Hawk" Brown, said of the March 14 recognition. "But we've always been a tribe." Brown said the Southhampton County tribe, which has about 15 members in the Denbigh area of Newport News, is documented back to 1580, but probably existed for hundreds of years before that. The tribe now has 272 members, and they host a pow wow at the Southampton County Fairgrounds every summer. Brown said the tribe recently purchased 100 acres in Southampton County, where it intends to build a museum and replicas of tribal longhouses. He said he's also working to preserve the tribal language.

The Cheroenhaka endured a lengthy, twisting path to state recognition, which Brown said means that the tribe can stamp its crafts with the tribal name, start partnerships with schools promoting Native American history, and acquire more financial aid for college students. The tribe will now seek federal recognition, which would bring more benefits, he said.


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Scholarship opportunity Dead Line May 10, 2010

The National Museum of American Indian is pleased to announce a call for entries for the annual Young Native Writers Essay Contest.  Five selected essayists, and the teachers that inspired their participation, will win an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. in July 2010 and a $2,500 scholarship. The contest is open to Native American High School Students enrolled in grades 9-12 only.  Full Info at:


Internships for Native American students

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Invasive Species and Rare Plants intern (paid)
Glen Canyon / Lake Powell near Page, AZ
Application Deadline: Until Filled

This is a summer internship for a Native American student. The intern will support resource management personnel to conduct phased approach restoration projects to remove invasive species and replant with native vegetation. Restoration will be focused on riparian corridors as well as upland areas. The intern will work closely with park staff and other partners to assist in developing restoration plans and restoration monitoring. This intern will learn botanical skills, including plant identification, field sampling techniques, vegetation ecology, rare plant monitoring, and data management and analysis. Through lab, office and field work, the student will help with sampling and assessments of rare plants, monitoring long-term vegetation plots, completing rangeland health assessments, and spring/hanging garden monitoring. Training will be hands-on in the field and office, and will include Excel spreadsheet data management and data analysis with statistical programs including PCORD and SX. There will also be opportunities in learning water discharge and quality field sampling methods, GPS use, and GIS analysis and mapping.  Contact: Chris Hughes, 928-608-6265,


2nd Annual American Indian Teacher Education Conference
College of Education, Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, Arizona, June 11-12, 2010

Northern Arizona University’s College of Education is pleased to announce an American Indian Education Conference to allow community, preschool, K-12,
college, and university indigenous educators and activists through panels, workshops, and papers to share ideas for improving American Indian education
with a focus on the type of preparation Indian Nations want for teachers in their schools. Drs. Joseph Martin and Jon Reyhner, who have been long involved in working to improve Indian education, are co-chairing the conference. Northern Arizona University’s College of Education has worked with Indian Nations to improve the education of American Indian students for decades. It has hosted a variety of American Indian teacher and administrative preparation programs, including the well received Learn In Beauty program. We invite you to come participate in this effort to improve the education of our children.

For more information contact: Jon Reyhner at 928 523 0580 or or Louise Lockard at 928-523-8218 or


Anne Ray Native Internships


The School for Advanced Research, Indian Arts Research Center (IARC) offers two nine-month internships to Native individuals who are recent graduates, current graduate students, or junior museum professionals interested in furthering their collections management experience and enhancing their intellectual capacity for contributing to the expanding field and discourse of museum studies. The internships include a $2,200 monthly stipend, housing, book allowance, travel to one professional conference, and reimbursable travel to and from SAR.

School for Advanced Research on the Human Experience: PO Box 2188 · Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2188

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A Message from the Trees

By Megan O’Connor



A tree reaches deep into the ground and up again for light, and flowers leaves to clasp the suns rays into itself for nourishment. It is profoundly beautiful unto itself, perfect from its conception, but maybe it has a bigger purpose by giving all of life a message


In all its gentle grace and stillness it communicates

notice how peaceful life can be

see how the sun nourishes all of us

It stands, swaying in a strong wind, leaves dancing

Look closely and you will almost see them waving hello

It has witnessed many days gone by

The tree renews itself with the changing of seasons

Trees  give a gracious home for other living beings

and is a kind servant to mother nature, and in return is rewarded with a  long, life


Yes, there are lessons to be learned from trees

The greatest of all can be seen between the leaves

If one looks between the leaves, a matrix of infinite unique spaces can be seen, a place to contemplate eternity, a place to feel peace, a place to listen to the wisdom of the tree, a partner and reflection of the great spirit shared by all.  Read More>>>






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Beautiful Words:   Mountains Speak by Osceola Birdman Waters
Beautiful Words:   The Pearl Of Letting Go
Books:   Iroquois Culture and Commentary
Elders Speak:   How Bear Lost His Tail by Daniel Seven Hawks Eyes Hoffman
Elders Speak:   The World of the Enchanted Flower By Magdala Rameriz
Elders Speak:   The Sacred Quilt by Waynonaha
Environment:   Climate Change - Point - Counter Point
Feature Story:   Manataka Honors the Water
Feature Story:   Illegal Feathers Case
Feature Story:   Wanderings
Feature Story:   Rez Winter
Feature Story:   The Most Colorful River In The World
Feature Story:   The Bird Whose Wings Made the Wind
Feature Story:   Native Teen Needs Hard to Find Bone Marrow Donor 
Feature Story:   The Bear and Me Up a Tree
Health Watch:   How to Heal Yourself in 15 Days - Part 1 to 3
Health Watch:   How to Heal Yourself in 15 Days - Part 4 to 6
Health Watch:   How to Heal Yourself in 15 Days - Part 7 to 9
Health Watch:   How to Heal Yourself in 15 Days - Part 10 to 14
Health Watch:   Your Tap Water Is Legal But May Be Unhealthy
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Sacred Sites:   Save This Sacred Site - Part II
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Spiritual Medicine:   Blue Star Prophesy of the Hopi
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