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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


June 14, 2003 - Issue 89


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The National Genealogical Society estimates that family history is the second most popular hobby in America (after gardening) and one of the most searched for topics on the Internet.  As a hobby, genealogy has all the right stuff.  It is fun, educational, addictive, and everyone (regardless of their age) can join in.

Family Education: Family History Package
Six how-to articles (excerpted from the official Ellis Island Foundation publication "Do People Grow on Family Trees?") and a set of printable forms comprise this family history lesson from Family Education.  The section on conducting family interviews is excellent, with advice such as  "Start with easy, friendly questions."  There is also a printable checklist of interview questions, not found in same section, but rather in Genealogy Forms.  Look in the lower left-hand corner of the home page for the link.,1156,35-10913,00.html Genealogy Classes
For those ready to take the next step in their family research, serves up eighty-five free online lessons to explore at your own pace.  Classes are divided into four sections: Beginning Genealogy, Internet Genealogy, Tracing Immigrant Origins, and Researching with (a guide to their subscription service.) Each illustrated lesson covers a specific topic (such as Pre-1820 Immigration) making it easy to find the information you want if you are looking for specific help.

Introduction to Genealogy: A Free Online Class
The genealogy site at hosts a self-paced four-lesson introduction to genealogy that includes interaction in a discussion forum, homework assignments and online quizzes. In addition to the class, this site has oodles of articles and  reviews of other genealogy sites.  Two great clicks are Genealogy Glossary and U.S. Vital Records (organized by state),  both found in the upper left- hand corner under Essentials.

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Welcome to the new HaidaBucks web site.
If you're as dull-witted as Starbucks® thinks you are, you may not realize you've reached this site by mistake. You might've entered our address into your browser, thinking you'd somehow end up at anyway. So if you're looking for a cup of coffee with a mermaid on the side, you're in the wrong place.

Native Movement
Native Movement is a non-profit organization dedicated to Grassroots Awareness, Action, and Advocacy

Welcome to The Spirit of Sovereignty Foundation
The Spirit of Sovereignty Foundation is a non-profit organization created by its parent entity, the National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA), to reward the educational goals of exceptional Native-American students. Started in 2000, the Foundation has awarded eleven scholarships to date to both undergraduate and graduate students. The organization is committed to generating scholarship funds, and welcome contributions of both time and money.

Food & Nutrition Program
The Northern California Indian Development Council, Inc. administers a Food & Nutrition Program designed to develop nutrition education programs and inform tribal governments and Indian communities of nutrition related programs.

Adbusters Media Foundation
We are a global network of artists, activists, writers, pranksters, students, educators and entrepreneurs who want to advance the new social activist movement of the information age. Our aim is to topple existing power structures and forge a major shift in the way we will live in the 21st century.

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Students And Teachers Against Racism announces their new website that offers insight into the Native American perspective to teachers and educators.

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