Canku Ota - A Newsletter Celebrating Native America
January 15, 2000 - Issue 01

The Month of the Bear (Potawatomi)

What we have is because someone stood up before us. What our Seventh Generation will have will be a consequence of our actions today.

Winona LaDuke

We salute- Oceti Sakowin
With winter winds blowing off the Missouri River, the number of protesters camping on La Framboise Island has dropped significantly since summer.
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Two Grammy Nominations

R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo-Ute) is the first Native American to receive Grammy Award nominations for two different albums in the same year click here


Virginia Stroud

....a viewer approaches a painting. The painting greets the viewer. The space between the painting and the viewer is where the spirit world lives. That small space separates us."-Virginia Stroud click here


The Board of Directors of the American Indian Law Alliance proudly announces that our President and Founder, Tonya Gonnella Frichner, Esq., has been named one of ten Female Role Models of the Year by the National Woman’s fund of the Ms. Foundation for Women. click here


Gator Bytes

Did you know that alligators have been around since prehistoric times? Here are some facts about the American alligator ( Alligator Mississippiensis ).
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Kennewick Man

Kennewick Man over 9000 Years old and Native American according to Nagpra click here


Dolls on Exhibit

Margaret Flanagan has 85 babies to her credit, and that's only in the past five years. click here

Letter of Support

This is Robert Quiver Jr., of the Lakota Student Alliance on Pine Ridge...Our alliance is an organization of community activists and students united as part of an re-emerging student and peoples movement. Retaining our grassroots connections is very important. click here


Harvard Honoring Nations 2000 Awards

Harvard Project Releases Application for Honoring Nations 2000 Awards Program Identifies, Celebrates and Shares Tribal Government Success Stories click here


Defenders of Wildlife hailed today's court ruling allowing the Yellowstone wolves to remain in the park as an historic victory not only for the wolf, but also for sound wildlife restoration in the 21st century. click here

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