Native American voters across Minnesota turned out to oust Trump – StarTribune.com

Life as a Native woman in rural Minnesota was never easy for Nancy Beaulieu, but it got harder after 2016.

She saw racial tensions between some white residents and Native Americans in her northern Minnesota community spill out into the open after the election of Donald Trump in 2016. In January, Beltrami County became one of the first in the nation to vote to ban refugees from resettling there. At a September rally in Bemidji, Minn., a mostly white crowd of thousands cheered when Trump looked out and praised their “good genes.”

Beaulieu, a member of the Leech Lake tribe, said they decided to start “playing the game of politics.” A team of organizers registered new Native American voters on nearby reservations, bused them to the polls and created regular radio programing to keep community members engaged.

In other battleground states, Native American voters turned out in record numbers, including Arizona, where Biden leads Trump by 11,000 votes. Native voter turnout may have also tipped the scales in neighboring Wisconsin, where the National Congress of American Indians estimates there are about 71,000 voting-age Native Americans. Biden won the state by about 20,000 votes, pending a recount.

Source: Native American voters across Minnesota turned out to oust Trump – StarTribune.com

Natalia Lafourcade, Los Cojolites – El Balajú / Serenata Huasteca (Cover Audio) – YouTube

With this song, Lafourcade merges in a single track two of the most important cultural hymns of the Mexican songbook: “El Balajú”, the work of Andrés Huesca, modeler of the iconic sound of the son jarocho that we know today, and “Serenata Huasteca”, a great classic from one of the greatest composers in Mexico, José Alfredo Jiménez. Both references of the music of Mexico meet face to face thanks to Natalia, who prepared this combination by the hand of Kiko Campos to accompany her in her performance with Los Cojolites.

Natalia Lafourcade and Residente win big at 2020 Latin Grammy awards — Repeating Islands

Ben Beaumont-Thomas (The Guardian) reports that Spanish pop star Alejandro Sanz, Mexican folk-pop singer Natalia Lafourcade and Puerto Rican rapper Residente were the biggest winners at the 2020 Latin Grammys, the world’s most prestigious awards for Latin music. J Balvin also won his first ever Latin Grammy. Sanz picked up the record of the year award […]

Natalia Lafourcade and Residente win big at 2020 Latin Grammy awards — Repeating Islands

One positive result of the COVID-19 pandemic: I don’t have to invent new excuses to duck out of Thanksgiving invites this year… — The Chatty Introvert

I feel like an asshole for admitting it, but with cases surging and gathering sizes being limited–again–I don’t have to concern myself with making up reasons to avoid going to other people’s homes for Thanksgiving. I’m not so in awe of turkey that I only eat it on certain days and I’m about to make […]

One positive result of the COVID-19 pandemic: I don’t have to invent new excuses to duck out of Thanksgiving invites this year… — The Chatty Introvert

Who killed this Indigenous family in the Peruvian Amazon? And why – — Just Sayin’

BY CHRIS FAGAN PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHARLIE HAMILTON JAMES PUBLISHED NOVEMBER 20, 2020 The killings of members of a once “uncontacted” tribe are tragic—and show how perilous the journey out of isolation can be. November 20, 2020 The brutal killing of an Indigenous family from the Mastanahua tribe in the Peruvian Amazon has local tribes on edge and authorities searching […]

Who killed this Indigenous family in the Peruvian Amazon? And why – — Just Sayin’

Inspire-se nos ursos: Aprecie a importância da individualidade.

Get inspired by bears: Appreciate the importance of individuality.

pensamento positivo com animação

Existem apenas oito espécies de ursos, e em sua maioria são onívoros. Eles são animais imponentes, porém podem se tornar dóceis. Possuem o olfato, provavelmente, mil vezes mais sensível que de um ser humano.

Os ursos são polígamos, não se prendem às fêmeas. O macho busca à fêmea somente para acasalar, e ficam próximos a ela durante o tempo da gestação. Depois do nascimento das crias, seguem para seu habitat solitário, pois gostam de viver com bastante tranquilidade e hibernam nos meses frios.

A mãe ensina as regras de sobrevivência aos filhotes por uns dois anos, e logo depois eles devem procurar seu próprio caminho. Infelizmente, metade deles morrem antes de completar 1 ano de idade. Ursos jovens precisam desenvolver vigilância, coragem e respeito pela natureza. Eles precisam de tempo para adquirirem experiência, mas fisicamente o processo de desenvolvimento ocorre rápido.

Este distanciamento entre os ursos nos causa estranheza, não…

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Russia instils ‘patriotism’ in occupied Crimea with automatic rifles and propaganda – Human Rights in Ukraine (Putin’s Kid Red Guard shame/sham)

In an interview to Suspilne, Iryna Sedova from the Crimean Human Rights Group, pointed out that the imposition of conscription and the militarization of childhood, including through such tenders and the uses made of the weapons purchased are elements of the war crime that Russia is committing and one for which those responsible must be held to answer.  Source: Russia instils ‘patriotism’ in occupied Crimea with automatic rifles and propaganda – Human Rights in Ukraine

Coronavirus: cluster at Hong Kong dance clubs balloons to 80 cases after warning of ‘super-spreader’ event | South China Morning Post (there is no letting up)

Hong Kong dance clubs has mushroomed into the second-largest outbreak of the pandemic after another 46 people linked to the venues were confirmed as infected, taking the total to 80.

The carriers were among 68 new cases confirmed on Sunday, the highest daily figure in about three months. More than 50 people have also tested preliminary positive.

Authorities had earlier warned of a  linked to the 14 dance clubs located across the city, including the Wan Chai Starlight Dance Club, Heavenly Dance in Sheung Wan and Dance Culture in Causeway Bay.

Source: Coronavirus: cluster at Hong Kong dance clubs balloons to 80 cases after warning of ‘super-spreader’ event | South China Morning Post