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June 2009 Blog Posts (12)

Taino Tradition Guanara in Georgia



Tau My Relatives

This past Saturday, June 27 I had the honor of leading the first Taino kansi sweat ceremony in the state of Georgia. I was invited to build the traditional thatched roofed guanara lodge in the manner of the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle at the home of Boriken Taino couple Johnny and Lupe Negron near Canton, Georgia.



Lupe is a remarkable healer in her own right. Practicing professionally in the Canton area, I… Continue

Added by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague on June 29, 2009 at 2:01pm — 11 Comments

Summer Solstice 2009

Tau My Relatives

In spite of the forceful weather that prevented us from celebrating our Summer Solstice Ceremony outside at the public park in Youngstown, Ohio this past Saturday the Sague family and the Simmons family did get together and we did celebrate the sacred seasonal event at my house in the Pittsburgh suburban community of Verona. Because the ritual was a much more intimate and private one as compared to the more elaborate ceremony celebrated during a public Summer Solstice… Continue

Added by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague on June 24, 2009 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

RISE UP....RISE UP...MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS....

RISE UP, RISE UP....MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND LET YOUR SPIRIT VOICE BE HEARD OUT THERE IN THE UNIVERSE AND THE WORLD.
YOUR VOICE IS A SACRED SONG OF OUR ANCESTORS...WHEN SPOKEN FROM THE HEART...
SING YOUR SACRED SONGS AND YOUR VOICE WILL ECHO INTO THE UNIVERSE......
DRUM AND SING TO THE CREATOR AND THE ANCIENT ONES OF THE SAGES. YOUR SPIRIT SONG
WILL VIBRATE AND CONNECT TO THE
SPIRIT WORLD.......YOU ARE A GIFT TO THIS LIFE

MEEG-WETCH......

Added by Darla Day Clancey on June 23, 2009 at 11:19pm — No Comments

This Network is Now Indigenous Controlled

As of 16 June 2009, I am no longer the network administrator, a position one occupies when you found a network on NING. When one establishes a network, even those you invite to serve as co-administrators still have fewer "privileges" than the founder, who can remove them all at any time. For several months that has been the situation with ICN, as Nanu, Orocobia, and Carrie joined me in administering the site.



Given many competing duties and interests, and the fact that there was no… Continue

Added by Maximilian Forte on June 18, 2009 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Our sister Janie got married

Tau My Relatives Our Canadian Cree sister Janie, known to many of us by her screen name "BlueSkyWoman", got married to her fiance Ramon this past Friday here in Pittsburgh and I had the pleasure of performing the marriage ceremony in the tradition of the Caney Indigenous Spiritual Circle. Janie asked me to perform the ceremony for her marriage to Ramon way back in March amd I was honored and happy to accept.



We picked a particularly…

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Added by Miguel Sobaoko Koromo Sague on June 18, 2009 at 12:30am — 7 Comments

Blood Quantum

Professor Haslip-Viera gives his opinion on indigenous identity and blood quantum. Start a discussion and invite a friend.… Continue

Added by Alex Zacarias on June 18, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

The Peruvian Massacre and a “Socialist” Fig Leaf for World Capitalism

James Petras, in an essay that is being widely reproduced across the web (as it will be here as well), articulates a series of critical points regarding the nature of the Peruvian regime, the political history of President Alan García (…

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Added by Maximilian Forte on June 14, 2009 at 2:31am — No Comments

Resisting Free Trade, Racism, and the State: Peru’s Amazonian Indians Fight Back

‘Peruvian Indians are being driven to desperate measures to try and save their lands which have been stolen from them for five centuries.

‘Their protests signal that the colonial era has finally drawn to a close. No longer are Amazon Indians prepared to put up with the illegal and brutal treatment which has been routine. That’s finished. This is the…

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Added by Maximilian Forte on June 14, 2009 at 2:30am — No Comments

network, emails, posts

I will be away from my computer for the next few weeks and unable to answer emails, posts, comments or questions. feel free to contact Orocobia or Nanu, your network co-administrators if you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!~c

Added by adem medina cardona on June 13, 2009 at 8:18pm — No Comments

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF POW WOWS?

The Seventh Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON: A NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL - DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON features Manhattan’s only open air pow wow, which is a celebratory gathering of Native… Continue

Added by Alex Zacarias on June 10, 2009 at 10:57am — 6 Comments

cultural beliefs and sacred ways of our people!!!!

On Monday, I go out into the wilderness and will be experiencing my first four day fast.

The fast is a part of the Indigenous Masters Program. I will be praying for all nations during my fast.

Our families, our communities, our leaders, and hope to be connected to the spiritual world.

I am honoured to be a part of this four day fast. It is a time to reflect and be greatful for all the nuturing

and gifts I received from my "MOTHER EARTH". It is a way to give back something in… Continue

Added by Darla Day Clancey on June 8, 2009 at 8:24pm — 4 Comments

They Came Before Columbus...and what?!?

I read They Came Before Columbus: The African Presence in Ancient America by Ivan Van Sertima. I wasn’t halfway through this book and I was thoroughly offended, but I finished it just to hear their point of view.



I don’t buy it.



The belief that Africans were in the Americas before the Europeans were makes sense to me. There is plenty of proof of intercontinental contact world wide. Even evolution depends on intercontinental travel, I don’t see why it would just stop… Continue

Added by Nanu on June 4, 2009 at 12:30pm — 15 Comments

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