Native Village Youth and Education News
January 1, 2009 Issue 193 Volume 3

Untitled (Man and Eagle), CAS 0370-1021
James Kivetoruk Moses, Eskimo
Untitled (Man and Eagle)
ca. 1963
Ink and photographic pencil on paper


" Peace... comes within the souls of men 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-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us." 

Hehaka Sapa   (Black Elk )  Oglala Sioux

Yachay Wasi
Yachay Wasi has started its campaign of planting 1,000,000 Native Trees in the Circuit of Four Lakes in the Peruvian Andes.

EarthHour 2009
From  8:30 - 9:30 pm on March 28, 2009, people across the world will turn their lights for one hour Earth Hour

Canadian Inuit at greatest risk
Inuit in Canada's North have the highest rate of lung cancer in the world, a finding blamed largely on the popularity of cigarettes in the region

Go with Wild Rice: Grain Tries to make comeback, but birds adore it
"The technique of growing and harvesting wild rice is a generation removed from its American Indian origins. Wild rice and maize are the only cereal crops indigenous to North America."

Study Shows Dogs have Sense of Fairness
"... If one dog gets no reward, and then sees another get sausage for doing the same trick, just try to get the first one to do it again. Indeed, he may even turn away and refuse to look at you."

Administration Loosens Species Protection
"As the Bush administration fades off into the sunset, it continues to take brazen pot shots at everything in sight, including America's landmark conservation law, the Endangered Species Act," said  Nick J. Rahall II (D-W.Va.), who will introduce legislation to overturn the rule next year.

Tribe Manages Pacific Fishers, Old Growth
None of the Hoopa Valley Reservation's "citizens" is more exotic, and perhaps more threatened, than the photogenic Pacific fisher, a hyperactive cousin of weasels and wolverines.

Oldest Spiderweb Found, Scientist Says
A 140-million-year-old webbing provides evidence that spiders have been snaring their prey in silky nets since the dinosaur age. The strands were linked in same patterns familiar to gardeners the world over.

WCU Helps Sustain Traditional Cherokee Art
Members from the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians have a rekindled interest in native arts. But it's becoming more difficult to find the natural materials the tribe has been using for generations, such as river cane for and butternut for dye. 

Smithsonian Museum Features Tribe's Salmon Recovery Effort
It may not be the flashiest display at the Smithsonian, but curators like this unique story about a fish that migrates thousands of miles against overwhelming odds before returning home to spawn