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Monday, March 28, 2011

News Off the Web

Here are some interesting links:

  • Indian Country Today has an article about a project to combine scientific knowledge and Inuit cultural knowledge in mapping the sea ice off Baffin Island. The project, Inuit siku (sea ice) Atlas, is complicated and beautiful.
  • A bill has been introduced in the House by Representative Norm Dicks and in the Senate by Senator Maria Cantell, regarding land transfers from Olympic National Park to enable the Quileute to move the school and senior center and certain other buidings up out of the tsunami zone. This is a process which began long before the recent tsunami, and events have made its importance clear. There are news stories (1) (2)(3) (4) (map), and the text of the bill is online. (Go to http://thomas.loc.gov/ and search for bill# HR 1162.) The tribe has posted a video Quileute Tribe Tsunami Informational Video 2011 about their location and the dangers of a substantial tsunami.
  • The new Education Director of the Crow Tribe is making language revitalization her priority, beginning with their day care and Headstart classes.
  • TheNative Appropriations blog has an interesting entry about Edward Curtis's photographs.
  • The Swinomish tribe has posted a video about their Nearshore Beach Survey work.
  • The New York Times has published a prominent review of Richard Kluger's book about Chief Leschi and the Nisqually, The Bitter Waters of Medicine Creek: A Tragic Clash Between White and Native America. It's already on our shopping list.