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American Indian Institute, Bozeman, Montana
No. 025, Dec. 2012
Next Ancient Voices Forum Coming Up
The next Ancient Voices - Contemporary Contexts Forum is in the planning stages. The place has been chosen and dates are firm.
Plan to be at the Ghost Ranch Education and Retreat Center near Abiquiu, NM November 9th, 10th and 11th, 2013.
According to the Center's web site, "Ghost Ranch is a unique combination of natural beauty, pale- ontology, geology, archaeology, history and art. It is not just the values of each of these separate
aspects of Ghost Ranch, but rather the synergy of its beauty, its scientific value, its cultural and historical traditions and its spirituality that make it like no other place in the world."
Save the date now and sign up soon. Each Forum fills up very quickly; every time it's offered someone who wants to come is disappointed when his or her registration has to be added to a waiting list.
To pre-register for the Ancient Voices Forum at Ghost Ranch, Click Here.
Keystone XL Pipeline Opposition Still Needed
At the Mohawk Community of Kanatsiohareke Ancient Voices - Contemporary Contexts Forum, Faithkeeper Oren Lyons, Turtle Clan of the Onondaga Nation, urged participants to work against the Keystone Pipeline. That opposition is still needed. For some solid information about the pipeline read "Keystone XL pipeline debate Canada to the Gulf - inform yourself"
A young Native American woman, Kandi Mossett, Arikara Nation, makes a impassionate plea for recognition of the damage being done in her native North Dakota by the oil and gas industry. She and other fellow high school students were diagnosed with brain and stomach cancer in 2003; it is believed that the cancer is linked to oil production on the Fort Berthold Reservation.
Click the image above or Click Here to watch the YouTube video.
To listen to an Ira Glass, This American Life radio broadcast of "Little War on the Prairie" the story of the Dakota 38, the "largest mass execution in U.S. history" Click Here