Enter as many times as you like. There is a $5.00 entry fee per drawing, and the logo must be simple enough to be screen printed easily onto items. The winning entry becomes CCS property.
Red Nations Remembering was established by CCS in 1997 as a gathering to commemorate the Trail of Tears and to honor our Cherokee people. Everyone interested is invited to participate! The outstanding, well attended commemoration received wide press coverage, with something for everyone, all ages and interests. The 1998 gathering will likely be at the West Montgomery County Park, Montgomery, TX and promises to be just as successful.
Planning meetings are taking place and we need volunteers! Call Judith Bruni, CCS Special Projects Chair, 281-556-1908. This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to a fun and rewarding event. For more details on Red Nations Remembering or the logo contest: call Cindy Linnenkohl, 409-258-8441, or Joe Williams, 281-346-2765.
Its official. Buffalo Nations has just opened their second office in West Yellowstone. Winter has already started to show itself. Four bull buffalo have crossed the park boundary and could be in trouble soon. We have tried to haze them back to the park but they keep coming back out. At the moment we only have two dedicated activists at each office (Gardiner and West Yellowstone). With all the winter chores - gathering at least 12 cords of wood, canning food, setting up a teepee for a field camp and winterizing the cabin - thereís not much time to watch over the buffalo. Thatís right. We need more people ASAP!!! We offer free food and lodging for any activists that care enough to help. Yellowstone is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and if you have never seen it, now is your big chance. Remember West Yellowstone is more often than not the coldest town in the lower 48 states (donít let that scare you, we are great fire builders). Bring all your warm clothes and a winter sleeping bag. We also encourage people to bring snowshoes and /or cross country skis to help patrol the borders of the park. If this sounds like a winter dream vacation to you, please contact Mike or Jeremy at: Buffalo Nations, P.O. Box 957, West Yellowstone, Mt. 59758. Phone 406-646-0070; fax 406-646-0071; e-mail: email@example.com
Last Winter the State of Montana killed 1100 of the last wild buffalo in the United States. Itís up to all of us to not let this ever happen again.
During the Alabama State Pow Wow recently I talked with a man who told me that his grandfather had been a Cherokee medicine man and had used one of several different tobacco blends depending on the need. One use was to cure earaches by blowing tobacco smoke into the ear, which the speaker said had worked for him. Another man mentioned that , in addition to old Cherokee tobacco, which could be grown quite well in a five-gallon bucket. Mullein and rabbit tobacco, which have their own individual uses, are sometimes used in tobacco blends.
Dagmare Thorpe, Executive Director of The Thakiwa Foundation, Stroud, OK, of the Sac and Fox Tribes, recently contracted with Lelanie Fuller Stone as an herbal consultant for their Traditional Agriculture Project. The granddaughter of the world renowned Olympic Gold Medallist, Jim Thorpe, has been active in all types of Native American issues since the 1960ís. Lelanie, who resides on Lake Huron in northeastern Oklahoma, is a Cherokee American herbalist, author, columnist, artist, teacher, and nurse. Recently she commented, "I feel very honored to have been contacted by Dagmar Thorpe of the Thakwa Foundation, and granddaughter of the famous Jim Thorpe. As a Child growing up in Okmulgee and Henryetta, Oklahoma. I remember studying about Jim Thorpe in grade school. He was very special for the Sac and Fox families, and I would like to see this kind of rekindling of the Native American traditions and cultures happening in all the communities in Oklahoma."
The Thakiwa Foundation began the Project in 1995 to rekindle the language, culture and teachings of the Sac & Fox families living. It is targeted at helping the Sac and Fox families to improve management, productivity and natural resources of their lands. Reintroduced are the traditional corn, beans, and squash (also know as "The Three Sisters"). An indigenous garden and seed bank were created. Dagmar Thorpe and The Thakiwa Foundation enlisted the help of Lelanie to identify the natural herbs and plants of the area. She will also assist by explaining the traditional uses of plants, how to harvest, dry, and process the natural herbs and foods for storage.
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