Monday, November 29, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
- Ojibwa author Drew Hayden Taylor's comic novel Motorcycles and Sweetgrass has been nominated for the Canada Council for the Arts' Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction. We have one of his books in our collection, The Night Wanderer, and will put the new one on our wishlist.
- Nerds rejoice. The entire archive of Popular Science is available free on the web at Google books. Oh it's glorious.
- Kayaker Rob Casey maintains a blog called The Elwha Project. River photographs, dam removal news, and an entertaining and even beautiful series of photographs of debris found on beaches along the Strait. See for example his September 16 post, Garbage Collected on the Elwha River Mouth.
- You can watch a 54 minute film, Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change on the IsumaTV website. Beautiful footage and the voices of elders (and scary first-hand testimony of climate change).
- ReadingRockets, a website for working with young readers, has a reading list of Native American Books. We have all but one of these books. Check the catalog for the ones you are interested in.
- WDFW's blog has a story about the Elwha Weir.
- Seattle Times article about the Elwha Fish Hatchery
- KOMO story about high school class studying Lake Mills (via Olympic Peninsula Environmental News)
- The Olympian story about the coho run at Nisqually (via the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission)
- Editorial from Billy Frank, Jr. about fisheries restoration. "The only way we’re going to turn the corner and really restore salmon is to put the same focus on habitat protection and restoration that has been placed on harvest management."
Friday, November 5, 2010
There have been a couple of news items recently about the relationships of other tribes with their neighboring parks:
The Hopi Tribe is working with the State of Arizona to reopen Homolovi Ruins State Park, which had been closed for budget reasons.
The Oglalla Sioux Tribe will be taking over the management of part of Badlands National Park, making it the first Tribal National Park.
We have a couple of books on this topic,