Category Archives: Viva!

Pokagon Potawatomi Seeking to Have Squaw Creek Renamed to Nokmes Creek | Native News Online

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, based in Dowagiac, Michigan, is seeking to have a name of a creek changed from Squaw Creek to Nokmes Creek.

The word Nokmes, which means “grandmother,” honors American Indian women, unlike the term “squaw.” Many American Indians consider the term extremely derogatory.

via Pokagon Potawatomi Seeking to Have Squaw Creek Renamed to Nokmes Creek | Native News Online.

Hunger strike by 750 immigrants at Washington state detention centre | World news | theguardian.com

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has confirmed that 750 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Washington state have refused to eat and say they are on a hunger strike.

via Hunger strike by 750 immigrants at Washington state detention centre | World news | theguardian.com.

Rebel filmmaker & music producer Deeyah shares life on International Women’s Day | WNN – Women News Network

My family was different; our parents own struggles for freedom had given us a measure of liberty, but still, in extended family and community gatherings, there was a palpable sense of us and them, West and East: two worlds in collision, and I was crushed between them.

In those days, there were few ethnic minorities in Norway. I was called Paki and Black Bitch in the streets of Oslo, and in school the friendships I found were with other outcasts. Although a quiet student, if one of my friends were threatened, I defended them with all my strength. One of the closest and most precious friendships was, and remains, and will always be, the one I share with my brother Adil, who is now a well-known actor. Even today, we share our frustrations and hopes in the same way as we used to, back in that small room in Oslo.

via Rebel filmmaker & music producer Deeyah shares life on International Women’s Day | WNN – Women News Network.

Tornados|CDC

Saber qué hacer cuando ve que se aproxima un tornado o cuando oye las sirenas de advertencia, puede ayudar a protegerlo y a proteger a su familia. Durante un tornado, las personas están en peligro por los vientos extremadamente fuertes y corren el riesgo de ser golpeadas por los objetos que vuelan o caen. Después de que ocurre un tornado, los destrozos restantes ocasionan riesgos adicionales de lesiones. Aunque no haya nada que se pueda hacer para prevenir un tornado, sí hay medidas que puede tomar para proteger su salud y seguridad.

via Tornados|CDC.

CENSORED NEWS: Rage in the Desert: Tantoo Cardinal on Finding Voice

“Rage” is not a word that most filmmakers and film festivals are comfortable with. Tantoo Cardinal was not afraid to use the word “rage” tonight. The Agua Caliente Native American Film Festival was not afraid to present a feature film tonight that centered on rage.

via CENSORED NEWS: Rage in the Desert: Tantoo Cardinal on Finding Voice.

Lawrence, Kansas Works to Develop Urban Farming and Local Food Infrastructure

Home to the University of Kansas and the City of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas is in the midst of developing a thriving local food and urban agriculture movement.

In 2010, the county formed a Food Policy Council to identify opportunities, challenges and benefits for a sustainable local food system.

Eileen Horn, sustainability coordinator for Douglas County and the City of Lawrence, serves on the Council with 24 others, including farmers, representatives from food retail establishments, Kansas State University Extension, Lawrence Public Schools, the Downtown Lawrence Farmers’ Market and the Douglas County Health Department.

Horn is especially proud of one of the Council’s initiatives, the Common Ground Program in Lawrence, which began in 2012. Its objective is to transform “food deserts” and other underutilized land, often located in low-income areas, into food production plots.

via Lawrence, Kansas Works to Develop Urban Farming and Local Food Infrastructure.

Oscar winner to speak at Miami University | www.journal-news.com

Academy Award winning actress Geena Davis will present the keynote address at Miami University’s inaugural Women in Leadership Symposium at 5 p.m. April 3 in the Pavilion of the new Armstrong Student Center.

The symposium has a theme of “Making our Mark” and is intended to inspire and empower women to leave their mark on the world through leadership and giving back, according to a news release from the university.

Davis’ lecture is free and open to the general public, but advance ticket reservations are required. Tickets will be available through Miami’s box office in early March.

via Oscar winner to speak at Miami University | www.journal-news.com.

Eat Drink Better | Healthy recipes, good food: sustainable eats for a healthy lifestyle!

Calling all Atkins, Paleo, and standard American diet eaters — listen up! ‘More animal protein’ does not mean ‘more health and happiness.’ According to a study published Tuesday in Cell Metabolism, people who consume lots of animal protein in their middle years should instead expect it to mean ‘more cancer, diabetes, and premature mortality.’

via Eat Drink Better | Healthy recipes, good food: sustainable eats for a healthy lifestyle!.

America Is Ready to Elect Its Fourth-Most-Popular Recent First Lady as President – The Wire

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Two new polls tossed onto the already putrefying pile of 2016 surveys offer good news for Hillary Clinton. A majority of Americans want her to run in 2016 and most people don’t see her gender or husband as disqualifying. Hell, nearly a fifth of people under the age of 30 think Clinton’s not even 50 years old. Good news all around.

via America Is Ready to Elect Its Fourth-Most-Popular Recent First Lady as President – The Wire.