Greetings to all friends near and far. Nights are getting colder, so make sure you protect any herbs or other potted plants you have outdoors. I have brought mine in for the winter and set them in a sunny window.
Remember the children on the reservations who will be needing warm clothing, coats and hats for the winter months ahead. Some of my forum members have been knitting and crocheting hats, scarves and mitten sets to send to their chosen reservations for the children. This is a great idea and will be greatly appreciated.
Fall festivals, powwows and other events will be popping up on weekends, so keep an eye open for them. If you attend any events, we would love to hear about it in our Native American forum at http://forums.bellaonline.com/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=140&page=1
Sign up is free and you can let us know about any powwows or events you know of that are coming up and you want to get the word out. There are many interesting topics going on in the forum - I hope to see you there, or read you there I guess I should say.
People from our Paiute Res are having a craft fair this weekend, so if you will be in the Reno or Sparks Nevada area try to attend for some great crafts, eats and treats:
12th ANNUAL FALL FEST CRAFT FAIR
Will be held at the Reno/Sparks Indian Colony gymnasium at 34 Reservation Road (off 395 South)
Over 45 local & visiting vendors, Native American & non- Native vendors. Come on down and check out the jewelry, beadwork, arts & crafts, baked goods, raffle, food & fun!
Awesome Indian Tacos will be sold
Free trick or treat bags
For more information call Ramona Darrough at 775-425-3561
If you have never tasted an Indian Taco, you will have a great taste sensation and be thrilled to try the ones this weekend at the Craft Fair!
She Who Remembers, Book Review
She Who Remembers, by Linda Lay Shuler is an emotionally beautiful story of the ancient Anasazi peoples, their daily lives, loves and struggles.
There was a time when women and children could roam freely in the lush, green forests, gathering herbs, roots and other plants to carry back to their peaceful villages.
Women Of The Dawn, Book Review
Women Of The Dawn, by Bunny McBride, is a story based on historical facts of four Abenaki women, all named Molly.
Time For Chile Yet?
When your supply of venison is ready for this winter season I have a really good supper idea for you. Venison Chili and good old fashioned corn bread. Great recipes - you will want to keep these on hand for the winter months ahead.
I hope you enjoy my articles - and, as always, I welcome feedback.
It looks as though President and Mrs. Obama like our Native American art. Several Native American pieces have been put in the president's working study, the Oval Office. You can read about this at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/oct/07/barack-obama-modern-art-white-house
Anytime our Native American artists are well represented I feel wonderful and proud.
Until next time, may your heart and moccasins always follow a happy path. Blessings and Walk in Beauty and Harmony.
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