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    Four Years After A Life-Changing Tragedy, A Pilot Meets His Rescuers


    In a thick Pacific fog, James Island completely disappears from view. But it sits just a few hundred yards from La Push, a small community on the outer edge of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Even with the landmark obscured by heavy gray, Lt. Lance Leone can point to where it all happened. The power lines extended out this way. The helicopter broke apart in mid-air right here. The cockpit hit the water over there.



    Quileute Tribe welcomes man who was rescued in 2010


    Members of the Quileute Tribe of Washington rescued former U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Lance Leone after a helicopter crash four years ago this month. KPLU reports on his return to the reservation:
        A few hundred people live in La Push, home to the Quileute tribe. Known as the setting of the popular “Twilight” novels, the town’s entrance bears a sign that reads: “No Vampires Beyond This Point – Treaty Line.” Between the natural beauty of the oceanfront town and its sudden literary fame, La Push has become a popular tourist destination. but it’s still very much a working town.

    Remains Of Clovis Boy Reburied In Montana


    Earlier this year, Here & Now told the story of the so-called “Clovis boy,” a young boy buried in what is now Montana, more than 12,000 years ago. His remains were discovered there in 1968 and eventually his DNA was analyzed, showing the boy was part of the Clovis culture, which existed in North America about 13,000 years ago.

     Tribes rebury one of their ancient relatives in Montana


    WBUR interviews Shane Doyle, a professor and member of the Crow Tribe of Montana, about the reburial of a 12,600-year-old boy whose DNA showed a link to present-day Native people:    Doyle on controversy surrounding the research on the skeleton

     Mohegan Tribe breaks ground on first of 15 chain restaurants


    The Mohegan Tribe of Connecticut broke ground on the first of 15 chain restaurants it will be bringing to New England.
    The Arooga’s Grille House and Sports Bar will be located on the reservation, not far from the Mohegan Sun. It’s part of the tribe’s effort to diversify its economic holdings.


     MSU News: Online Native studies courses open to registration


    “Montana Indian Culture, History and Current Issues” (NASX 232) offers three undergraduate credits and is taught by Department of Native American head Walter Fleming. The course covers the establishment of Montana’s reservations; treaties and agreements with the federal government; contemporary tribal governments; and social structures including kinship, political affiliations, military, warrior societies and religion.


     Senate Committee on Indian Affairs hearing on gaming


    The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held an oversight hearing on gaming this afternoon.
    A significant portion of the hearing focused on the proposed Tohono O’odham Nation off-reservation casino. Witnesses from both sides of the debate — two tribal leaders, two lawmakers and one local official — testified about the legal and political issues surrounding the controversial West Valley Resort, which remains mired in litigation and could be stopped altogether by H.R.1410, the Keep the Promise Act.

    Patricia Daubs – Jemez/San Ildefonso


    Patricia Daubs, “Turquoise Flower”, member of the Eagle Clan was born in 1963 into the Jemez. She began learning the art of working with clay at the age of 12. Her brother, the late Steve Daubs, inspired her to continue the family tradition of pottery making. The lucrative aspect of the business also played a key role in her becoming an artist.


    Donald Vann ~ Cherokee Painter


    Donald Vann is a Full Blood Cherokee painter who was born in Oklahoma. He paints the emotions, experiences and lives of his Cherokee people and attempts to inspire the viewer with a mystical quality.
    Vann’s paintings are tranquil and reflect the solitude that he craves. He is as soft spoken as the images he paints. His images convey the tradition and culture of his tribe in soft lines and colors.

    Dyanne Strongbow ~ Choctaw Painter


    Native American Choctaw artist, Dyanne Strongbow, moved from doing commercial art to fine art after ten years developing her skills as a commercial artist working for state agencies in Austin, Texas.
    She began using water colors and painting Texas landscapes. As she moved into depicting symbols and culture of the Native American, her work took on shadowy forms and the use of negative space, in delicately brushed colors.


    Gerri “Gachupin” Daubs – Jemez/San Ildefonso


    Gerri “Gachupin” Daubs is a full blooded Native American Indian. She was born in 1935 into the small but active Pueblo of Jemez, New Mexico. She is a member of the Eagle Clan, which was passed down from her mother, Elvira Gachupin. Early schooling brought Gerri in contact with Al Momaday, Kiowa artist and teacher. Momaday nurtured young Gerri.

    Paddle to Swinomish


    The Chehalis Canoe Family participated in the 2011 Paddle to Swinomish. This is the fifth year of participating in the canoe journey. There were over 50 tribal and community members who lived, prayed, and travelled together. Some travelling with our canoe, “Tu-lap ti weah”, and others supporting us by travelling by land canoes.

    Paddle to Squaxin


    The Chehalis Canoe Family participated in the 2012 Paddle to Squaxin. This is the sixth year participating in the inter-tribal canoe journey that started over twenty-three years ago. It is a spiritual journey returning the cultural teachings back to the tribal people.

    Bennie Ration – Navajo


    Bennie Ration Is a Navajo Silversmith from central New Mexico. His distinct style of Indian Jewelry is recognized the world over. Bennie is considered by many as one of the greatest contemporary Indian jewelry silversmiths of our time. His Native American Indian jewelry work is coveted by collectors and enthusiasts alike.


    Chief Frank Nelson ~ Musgamawk Tsawataineuk


    Chief Frank Neslon was born at Gilford Island Feb 24,1945. He is a member of the Musgamawk Tsawataineuk. He assumed his father’s position in June 1983 and since has been fully involved in his culture. He has become an historian and composer for his tribe. He has been instrumental from the beginning of being fully involved in Tribal Journeys, and has so far , along with several good Teams to have coordinated seven Journeys.



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