Category Archives: Indigenous Achievers

Poultry market to shut over bird flu fears | Shanghai Daily

This will do more to cut flu cycle than any other step! After five years, it will revolutionize their poultry market and the fight against annual and novel flus!

Shanghai will suspend live poultry trading from January 31, the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, until April 30 to prevent a recurrence of the bird flu.

The suspension will be an annual feature for the next five years, dependent on the evaluation and warning of the bird flu and the seasonal onset, according to a joint statement issued by the Shanghai Agricultural Commission and the Shanghai Commerce Commission.

All the designated wholesale and retail markets will be banned from trading in poultry and violators face hefty fines between 10,000 yuan (US$1,641) and 30,000 yuan under a new rule that took effect in June.

via Poultry market to shut over bird flu fears | Shanghai Daily.

CENSORED NEWS: O’odham and Anarchist Thanksgiving Day Protest Against Border Patrol

Article and photos courtesy of O\’odham and Anarchist solidarity action

Censored News

\”On Thursday, November 28th, 2013, a group of people made up by members of the Tohono O\’odham Nation, the Anti-Colonial Anarchist Bloc, and various Tucson community members in solidarity with those resisting ongoing colonisation on stolen Native land, gathered in front of the gates to the Border Patrol headquarters at Golf Links and Swan in Tucson.

via CENSORED NEWS: O’odham and Anarchist Thanksgiving Day Protest Against Border Patrol.

Cockroach farming becoming China’s fastest growing, ickiest industry: Shanghaiist

\”I thought about raising pigs, but with traditional farming, the profit margins are very low. With cockroaches you can invest 20 yuan and get back 150,\” Wang Fuming said. In fact, the going rate for a pound of cockroaches is anywhere from $20 to $89 USD, up from $2 in 2010. In other words, the recession has been created a roach-bubble.

via Cockroach farming becoming China’s fastest growing, ickiest industry: Shanghaiist.

Citizen of the Year: Patricia Michaels – The Taos News: News

Her first show was in 1992. At the end, she said, Lloyd Kiva New, founder of the Institute of American Indian Arts, told her, “First Santa Fe and then Paris!”

Michaels apprenticed with a tailor in Milan, Italy, and with two children in tow, headed to New York City’s garment district. Another career highlight was working with the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on two international cultural exchange shows for Native American and South African fashion designers and artists. As the featured artist for the Aboriginal Awards Festival, she showed at Toronto Fashion Week.

Michaels exhibited her fashion at a number of museum and art shows. Still, she kept encountering a pervasive question: “What’s so Native American about her clothes?” Her response was, “I’m Native American so that’s what is Native American about it.”

via Citizen of the Year: Patricia Michaels – The Taos News: News.