Thursday, December 16, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
- Article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, U. of Cambridge Web Site Aids Study of Endangered Languages
- Artifact stolen from Wisconsin Historical Society is recovered. Story from Wisconsin State Journal. A lot of questions from a Native point of view are not addressed in this article...
- TheCherokee Nation is developing a Virtual Library of Cherokee Knowledge. Story from Indian Country Today.
- Another blog added to our blogroll in the right sidebar: Simon Moya-Smith's I Am Not a Mascot.
It rained a lot on Sunday. The river hopped up. John Gussman went out and took pictures, thank you Pacific NW Environmental Video Channel.
PS By Craig Childs' taxonomy of floods in The Secret Knowledge of Water— 'ornamental', 'powerful', 'Fear of God' — this one probably should be classed as 'ornamental'. Cliff Mass has videos of the Stillaguamish, and of Snoqualmie Falls. Those probably went to 'powerful'. :-)
Monday, December 13, 2010
The Mashantucket Pequot Museum Libraries and Archives Blog has posted a list of Christmas-themed books set among Native peoples. We have only two of these books, Thomas King's A Coyote Solstice Tale and M. Scott Momaday's Circle of Wonder: a Native American Christmas Story. We'll put the others on our wish list.
Their blog is not updated very often, but what is there is very useful. We are putting several others of the titles they mention on the wish list, and have added Mashantucket Pequot Museum to the list of "Blogs of Interest" in the sidebar to the right.
PS. Please be sure to let us know if there are titles you want us to add to the great wishlist in the sky. :-)
Monday, December 6, 2010
National Congress of American Indians resolution declares: "among 139 remaining Native languages, all are endangered, with 70 on the verge of extinction within the next 5 years". Story at culturalsurvival.org.
How to Prevent Language Extinction, an article detailing research, from Technology Review.
Way cool. PhD student defends thesis in First Nation Mi’gmaw language. Story from The Buffalo Post.
Tim Montler's Klallam Word of the day today is "nəxʷq̕íyt 'Port Gamble, Little Boston'. The 'location' prefix + root /q̕íyt/ 'noon' make it 'land of the noon-day sun'." Follow him on Twitter for a daily dose of Klallam language.
Elwha Dam Removal
Glines Canyon Dam Removal
The Elwha River Weir, at The Fish Files
BC Natives Protest Enbridge Pipeline ; First Nations Declare Opposition
Story in Indian Country Today about the display on Quileute culture at the Seattle Art Museum, Quileute separate fact from fiction for ‘Twilight’ fans
One interesting topic after another in Kim Tallbear's blog, Indigeneity & Technoscience. We'll add it to the list of blogs in the sidebar...
Beautiful photo of a canoe setting forth from the Quinault Reservation, from the "View from Indian Country" website.
Friday, December 3, 2010
all children's books
adult culture titles
children's culture books
what titles are in the new Research Room at the Heritage Center.
Or just give us a call to ask whether we have what you are looking for. It we don't, we can try to figure out how to find it for you.