Greetings to all friends near and far. We are having a wonderful second summer here in Washoe Valley. The days are a cozy warm with leaves crackling underfoot and the nights are chilly enough for a good hot stew and fry bread or biscuits. Gather your families around and enjoy these wonderful evenings together.
If you need some ideas for a chilly evening meal, check out my recipes for Harvest Supper at
Alaska Native and American Indian Heritage Month 2009
Each year the whole month of November is set aside to honor our Alaska Native and Native American Peoples.
Visit the following link for some great information on historic sites, parks, monuments and other highlights.
Interested in getting involved in protecting and helping to preserve our natural and cultural heritage? Check out how by clicking on the "Get Involved" tab at the above link.
Making a difference in the Capital: NCAI establishes an Embassy in Washington. The Embassy of Tribal Nations opens and is blessed with sage and tobacco. Read the details at the following link:
Here are my October 2009 articles. I hope you enjoy them, and, as always, I welcome feedback.
Grandmother Moon's Story
Make A Medicine Wheel
Native American Beadwork, Book Review
Domestic Violence Awareness 2009
Zitkala-Sa, No Time For Tears
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Until next time: may your moccasins and hearts always follow a happy path. Walk in Beauty and Harmony.
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