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September 12 2008 Native American Newsletter

'Cante Waste Nape Ciyu Zapo' (I greet you from my heart). Thank you Kimi for teaching me!

It will not be long before we see the end of summer here in northern Nevada. There are signs of autumn all around us already, the leaves are turning, the nights are cooler and the aroma of harvest is in the air. I have a great autumn recipe for you below and I hope you all enjoy it!

The kids will love this treat (see recipe below)! Baking the pumpkin seeds is also a good treat - just wash them, spread on a cookie sheet, sprinkle with salt, cinnamon and cloves and you got a great snack!

Baked Pumpkin Cubes

1 small pumpkin, peel and cut into about one inch cubes.
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Powdered sugar

Spray baking dish lightly with cooking oil (the olive oil spray is good for this). Spread pumpkin cubes out so they are not touching each other (we all need our own space, so do cubes!), sprinkle sugar and salt over the cubes. Cover pan with foil and bake in 325-degree oven until soft. Sprinkle with cinnamon and a little powdered sugar.

From the CherokeeLink newsletter:

Osiyo, As we were happily whistling while we worked today, we found out that the Cherokee Youth choir has been nominated for two Native American Music Awards. They need your votes before October 4th. Show your support of our future generation.

Remembering the words of a great man:

The True Peace

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center
of the universe dwells Wakan-Taka (the Great Spirit), and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is known that true peace, which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.

Black Elk, Oglala Sioux & Spiritual Leader (1863 - 1950)

Until next time, may your moccasins and heart always find a happy path.
May you walk in harmony and beauty.

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