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December 2 2009 Native American Newsletter

Greetings to everyone near and far. May Great Spirit send you and your families many blessings this winter. It is that time of year when we all must prepare for the cold months ahead. Make sure you are well stocked up and please do not forget those less fortunate than you - gifts of food and warm clothing will be much appreciated.

The Southwest Indian Foundation has some wonderful programs to help those in need. One of them is the Stove Assistance Program. You can help by going to

Tribal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) can be contacted at
Address and phone numbers are available at the site.

I so enjoy award winning author Sandi Ault's newsletters. I look forward to them every month and love to read about her new book releases, Tony Hillerman, Wolves, and all the exciting things Sandi and the Wolf Pack are up to.

Visit Sandi Ault's home page and sign up for her newsletter. This month's newsletter features her upcoming new book in the Wild Mystery Series set in the beautiful Pueblo area of the South West. WILD PENNANCE will be available February 2, 2010. Also featured is the new release of TONY HILLERMAN'S LANDSCAPES, by Anne Hillerman and Don Strel.

Visit Sandy at: , sign up for her exciting newsletters, and click on the WILD NEWS tab for more thrilling details.

Senate Passes Benefits For Veteran Caregivers:
You can read the article at

Native American Heritage Day
A message from Ernie Stevens, Jr., Chairman
National Indian Gaming Association

Applications open for 2010 USDA National Scholars Program:

November 2009 Articles:

Sedna, Mistress Of The Underworld

Native American Dolls Of Tradition

Wise Ol' Owl

Sarah Winnemucca, Shell Flower

Winter Storytellers

Want to try something different for a warm breakfast on a chilly morning? Try the following recipe for fritters and serve with scrambled eggs and your favorite hot drinks.

Huckleberry Fritters

2 cups huckleberries (blueberries can also be used for this recipe)
3 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3 eggs
1/2 cup water
Vegetable Oil

Wash berries and drain well. Sift dry ingredients together. Beat eggs and water till foamy. Mix right away into the dry ingredients. Carefully fold in the berries. Heat oil or shortening in deep cast iron skillet, about two inches of oil should do it, till a small drop of batter sizzles immediately when dropped in, about 350 degrees.

Drop batter by tablespoon into the hot oil, turning often to brown on all sides, a deep golden brown is what you want. Drain on paper towels and serve hot. Try some maple syrup on them just for fun - you might like that. Yields about two dozen fritters, so do not be selfish, you will have plenty to share.

Till next time, may your moccasins and heart follow a happy path. Blessings and Walk in Beauty and Harmony.

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