Message to Readers
From Gina Boltz,
Director, Native Village Publications

Greetings,

After nine years, new changes are coming to Native Village! Beginning January, 2009, Native Village News will feature full length news articles instead of edited news briefs.   Additional artwork, graphics, and photos will be added to enrich the visual appeal and your educational experience. Our hopes are to make your Native Village visit as enjoyable and informative as possible.

These changes are necessary. Nine years of typing have caught up with my hands, and carpal tunnel is setting in. This new format requires less typing and production time and gives them time to heal.  It  also frees  me to concentrate on other non-profit work, including long-overdue efforts for the Internet Youth Forum for The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers.

Please feel free to share your thoughts or offer input and suggestions regarding these changes. It's always a pleasure to hear from you. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Also, thank you -- each and every one -- for sticking with us all these years.  In 2008, because of you, Native Village hit a milestone -- over 3,100,000 hits and visitors from across the globe! Native Village is recommended by, and featured in, colleges, K-12 schools, educational institutions, libraries and welcomed into thousands of homes. Our professional contacts are the best of the best. It's your support and appreciation that got us here. Without you, Native Village would not exist.

Have a wonderful, peaceful, and balanced New Year. Let us hope 2009 brings with it new roads leading to peace and not war, love and not hate, and universal recognition that our elders, children, and planet are worth more than all the gold in the world. 

With respects,
Gina Boltz
Director, Native Village Publications
NativeVillage500@aol.com

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