I am reading The Orenda right now, which is set in 17th century Canada and told from the point of view of a Huron man, an Iroquois girl, and a jesuit priest. This has me wanting to read a history book about Canada that focuses on the indigenous nations that were here: can you suggest the best one? [more inside]
How do mixed-race people (i.e. with multiple ethnic backgrounds) reconcile living in white supremacy? Do mixed-race people ever transcend the barriers to become grounded and thrive in their identity? (so no, I don't mean a mixed-race person who has settled for a singular identity as the pricetag for membership benefits in a single ethnic group; I mean mixed-race persons who've thrived in spite of membership or acceptance by either group). [more inside]
I went to Ohio University, Athens,during or around the time of 1998/99. We had a female poet come and present her poetry to us as a part of school programming, a special event. Her work was very powerful, she may have recently won at award around that time, I do not think she was a professor anywhere. I am not sure where she was from, but I kinda think Canada. She wrote about her recovery from alcoholism and I think she talked about butterflies, that may have been a title of one of books or books of poetry. She also spoke about medicine women and how she could communicate with animals. Does anyone have any idea about what I am talking about? Thanks
Landscaping on a budget! In the San Francisco Bay Area, what seeds should I be starting now, or what tiny six-packs should I be repotting, to jumpstart the effort? What are good sources for low-cost gardening supplies? [more inside]
I saw this mug in the conference room at work- it must be a coworkers. I would love to get one like it. It looks to be Zuni or Hopi Native American bears. Any ideas? thanks!
I found this rock by some train tracks today. The rock could be from anywhere since the rock beds for the tracks are often laid with rocks shipped in from everywhere. A Google search hasn't been much help yet. Anyone?
Why does the U.S. media pronunce certain non-English names with a native accent, while other names are "Americanized" in their pronunciation? [more inside]
Can you help me identify and replace a smashed up clay figurine? [more inside]
Help me find resources for elementary age children regarding the modern Native American experience. [more inside]
Native Instrument's Absynth 5 question: I can't see the database version of the browser only the file structure page so I can't really search. [more inside]
Is gathering application usage data for analytic purposes ethical? [more inside]
Could Native Americans own land in America in the years between 1700-1900? [more inside]
For work I am making a complete database of all existing (reasonably current) data on Native American health/risk factors. But I know next to nothing about the area. What are some surveys I should look at? It would be especially helpful if the data were at the tribal level of analysis. I'm at a bit of a loss and I'd appreciate any help you could offer! Thanks in advance.
RaceWIN? Native American-written dystopian/fantasy/science/ speculative fiction. I am looking for the name of the text and author of a contemporary Native American novel that is satirical and dystopian. [more inside]
Can you help us choose a bush to plant (specs inside)? [more inside]
I was a guest in a house where a feather or a few feathers were hung above the doors. [more inside]
Recommend me novels with Native American themes similar to Velma Wallis' Two Old Women and Bird Girl and the Man Who Followed the Sun. [more inside]
Holiday Filter: My Racist Relative! I want to both educate myself & avoid conflict. Please help. [more inside]
Can you help us choose a tree to plant (specs inside)? [more inside]
A friend of mine found an old military medal in New Hampshire. It appears to be made of tin or some other light metal and handmade. The first part is a twig attached to a decoration, and the second part is arrows in a pouch. I put video on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlPqFhq6xdY . The audio is from Lost, which was playing when I did the video. Does anyone know what these medals are?
What are some things I can do/see on my upcoming trip to Maui to best learn about the island's native cultural history? [more inside]
I've just been watching the fascinating BBC documentary on stag weekends and prostitution. Whilst quite comprehensive with its conclusions, It got me wondering about how legal prostitution in the UK would be perceived. My question, then, is: what is the public opinion of prostitution in Amsterdam (and other such places). I remember during my time in Amsterdam asking the owner of a flower shop where the red light district was and receiving the most disgusted look I've ever had in my life. I sort of suspect that many people may share this sentiment, but please add your thoughts and experiences! Thanks.
Quinoa salad at Mitsitam Cafe in DC--where can I find the recipe? [more inside]
I am looking for translations for the words "twin" and "sister". I have used babelfish and other sites but really want the pronunciation not just foreign writings I can't decipher. Also, translations in other languages not listed such as different Native American tribal translations. Help?!
Sensitive question about cultural issues and a halloween costume I might wear. Is this cultural appropriation or 1970's pop culture? [more inside]
Seattle gardening and native plants: How hard should I be trying to stay native? If not native, what's good for this climate? [more inside]
Looking for a picture/drawing of a bear statue from behind (possibly facing forward) - from what I recall, it looked like a chainsaw-cut carving of a brown or black bear out of a tree. Could be B&W lineart of one and I recall the grooves of the "fur flaps" being very deep but symmetrical - not rough-cut and not rounded. Thinking of using it along with a drawn "cub" of similar look & feel for a tattoo. [more inside]
Japanese conversation practice with a native speaker in the Portland, OR area (or maybe Skype)? [more inside]
In this episode of 30 Days Morgan Spurlock lives on a Navajo reservation and takes part in various rituals. One of these is a morning run... where could I read more about that?
In the not so distant future, I will hit 7 years with my employer, which entitles me to the company benefit of 2 months off, with pay. I have been saving (I have about 5k set aside for this) and I want to start making plans within the next 6-12 months. Until recently, I had been spending the time and saving the money planning a trip for two as my ex receives the same benefit at the same time. [more inside]
What do you think of a person when you find out that they are foreigners. I'm specifically asking if you have noticed yourself acting differently to a person with an accent. Lengthy description follows. [more inside]
Can anyone identify where this statue of woman might have come from? (pictures and details inside) [more inside]
Is anyone familiar with ancient Native American legends of giant frogs riding people? [more inside]
I would like to plant some native plants/shrubs to adorn the front of our Chicago Bungalow. Problem is I don't know which plants are native to the area and i dont knwo where to get them. [more inside]
NPR-story-with-little-to-go-on-filter: Several years ago, I heard a radio story involving a tribal election in which one candidate was represented as being for re-investing funds in the tribe, while another was for direct payments to tribe members. An tribe member, interviewed, said he'd vote for the latter, although even he didn't think it was best for the tribe or for him in the long term -- because he wanted the cash. [more inside]
I am in need of a server-side Linux or Unix-based software solution that will sort uploaded PDF files that can be PDF-native (that is, created in such a way that the text in the PDF is freely copyable), PDFs with embedded text over images (usually the result of a previous OCR job), and PDF-scanned, which are PDFs containing no text, only scanned images. The PDF-native files and PDFs with embedded text it will extract text from, the PDF-scanned files it will then OCR and export that text. [more inside]
I am involved in branding a "company" that has a casino, theater and hotel as part of its assets. Part of the brand development is naming. The company is located in Northern New Mexico (Espanola – which, I've been informed is a leading provide of Black tar heroin!). Anyway, I'm looking for recommendations for reference books or even novels that focus on that area/culture and might spark some inspiration for names. The "company" is actually a Native American tribe or Pubelo that is known for its Black pottery.
Gift ideas for a friend who's really into Native American culture? [more inside]
I'm a native speaker of English but I pronounce some words incorrectly. What other words am I pronouncing wrong? [more inside]
What should I be reading to learn about Native American history and material culture? [more inside]
What is the Osage word for "please" (phonetic spelling)?
Are there any Native American stories or legends or beliefs about the deceased coming back as horses? Possibly as spirit animals?
Quotefilter: Need both source and text from a historical story I once read for a sermon/homily this weekend. The story concerned a Native American who was shown a church by a missionary, and the Native American responded to the effect of "why do you keep God in a building?" That's all of the detail I have, and my Google-fu is failing me on this one ....
I'm 50% Native American, and 50% Sicilian. Why am I sun burned so badly? [more inside]
What are some good American Indian (or "Native American") blogs or community politics/culture/what-have-you discussion sites?
How do I advertise my open job positions within the Native American community? [more inside]
I'm looking for a book on ancient rituals of piercing and tattooing. Particularly among tribe members for purposes of adornment. [more inside]
Need High-Res image of one particular Dawes Roll page. I have a low-res image, but I can't read some of the words. Longish story within. [more inside]
When applying for college admission, are native Hawaiians considered native Americans?
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