O'siyo to all,
I have returned from my journey into the Gila National Forest, renewed and refreshed, and with even more hope and respect for our natural world.
The forest was beautiful, filled with creatures from deer to monarch butterflies, and the Standing People were magnificent. It was almost like a rainforest, with plant people growing everywhere. While there I learned a little about some of our Ancestors, the Mimbres culture, which I will be telling you about in next week's article, unless something more urgent comes up. This week, I added an article about Santa Fe Indian Market, and my impressions of it. I hope you will check it out on the Native American site at BellaOnline.com.
Santa Fe Indian Market 2007
To hold an Indian Market of this magnitude in The City Different, lent a unique atmosphere to this event. Did this uniqueness help or hinder the Market? Join me as I take you inside Santa Fe Indian Market, to see for yourself how different this event really is.
I also have some sad news to report to you this week. Many of our Cheyenne brothers and sisters in Oklahoma have been displaced due to flooding. I am told that there are tribal Elders who were forced from their homes in only their pajamas, and have nothing left of their own. Although I don't normally use this newsletter for this type of request, however, due to the urgency and seriousness of this situation, I would like to request your help for these unfortunate souls who are suffering in Oklahoma. They are in urgent need of clothing (kids and adults), shoes of all sizes, towels, and toiletry items (shampoo, conditioner, any type of soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.). If you can help, it would be much appreciated. Please think of the Elders, and the children who are our future, and do what you can for those in this sad situation. If you can offer any assistance, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will give you the mailing address for our contact there to send the supplies to.
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Praying you all a wonderful week ahead,
DawnEagle Summers, Native American Editor
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