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Ancient Voices - Contemporary Contexts

American Indian Institute, Bozeman, Montana


September 2009


Dates Selected for Ancient Voices Forum at Canyon de Chelly

    Scheduled for Friday, February 19th through Sunday the 21st, 2010 the next Ancient Voices - Contemporary Contexts Forum will feature keynote speakers Oren Lyons, Onondaga; Sara James, Neetsaii Gwich'in, from Arctic Village, Alaska; and Louise McDonald, Akwesasne Mohawk. Wilma Mankiller, Cherokee, will act as Weaver of People & Ideas during the Forum. The theme of this Forum is "Women's Ways of Knowing."
    Accommodations are available at the historic Thunderbird Lodge located within the Canyon de Chelly National Monument area, a part of the Navajo Reservation.
    For more information about the 2010 forum CLICK HERE. To register on line CLICK HERE.

    The Sunday August 24th issue of the New York Times Travel Section featured an article By BONNIE TSUI about Canyon de Chelly; CLICK HERE for the complete article.

New Additions to Ancient Voices
Suggested Reading List

    Three titles have been added to the Ancient Voices list of suggested readings; two older titles and one released early in 2008, Original Instructions: Indigenous Teachings for a Sustainable Future Edited by Melissa K. Nelson.
    For all of the titles on the Ancient Voices reading list, with a brief review of each and to send your recommendations for additional titles CLICK HERE.

A Recent Article by Oren Lyons

    In an article first published on August 9, 09, Oren Lyons comments on the commemoration of "Henry Hudson's voyage up the river that bears his name..." CLICK HERE to download an Acrobat version.

    For an interesting perspective (NASA's perspective) on global warming, the blog "My Big Fat Planet" is a good read most of the time and often includes photos shot from space.

    The Parliament of the World's Religions takes place December 3-9, 2009 in Melbourne Australia. The Parliament brings together the worlds religious and spiritual communities, their leaders and their followers to a gathering where peace, diversity and sustainability are discussed and explored in the context of interreligious understanding and cooperation. LEARN MORE.

Click below for a YouTube video featuring an introduction by Floyd Westerman, Sioux, and the words of Oren Lyons, Onondaga.

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