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Northwest Treaty Tribes
Tribes. Treaty Rights. That's what we're all about. The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission has been around since 1974, supporting tribes in the exercise of their treaty rights. One way we've helped is by telling the story of the tribes protecting and restoring natural resources.
Calista Education and Culture, Inc. (CECI)
Our People of the Calista region of Alaska will live and share our Yuuyaraq traditional way of being, value education, provide for our families, contribute to the well-being of our communities and set a good example for future generations.
Chef Tawnya Brant
Wa'tkwanonhwerátonh, my name is Katsi'tsyo Tawnya Brant. I carry my grandmother's Mohawk name. I am a chef, a mother of 2 beautiful sons and loving fiancée to Cody. I was raised and currently reside on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory, located in southern Ontario. I am a Kanyen'kehá:ka (Mohawk) woman and Tekarihoken Turtle clan. My goal is to use this online forum to share my journey with Indigenous food and my work in the Indigenous food sovereignty movement.
Welcome to MNopedia (min-o-'pe-de-? | min-oh-PEE-dee-uh), an online encyclopedia about Minnesota developed by the Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) and its partners. It is a free, curated, and authoritative resource about our state. All of our articles are prepared by historians, consulting experts, professional writers, and others who have been vetted by MNHS.
Indian Land Tenure Foundation
The Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) is a national, community-based organization serving American Indian nations and people in the recovery and control of their rightful homelands. We work to promote education, increase cultural awareness, create economic opportunity, and reform the legal and administrative systems that prevent Indian people from owning and controlling reservation lands.

Lessons of Our Land
Lessons of Our Land teaches the Native American story of this land from historical to modern times. The nonprofit Indian Land Tenure Foundation (ILTF) developed the curriculum to provide both Native and non-Native students with broader insight and understanding of land, cultures, inherent rights and tribal sovereignty.

Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP)
The aim of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project (EHRP) is to change the national conversation around poverty and economic insecurity. The journalism we commission—from narrative features and photo essays to documentary films—puts a human face on financial instability.

A photography project looking at the evolution of Native American identity, rights, and representation, centering the Native voice.

Magnum Foundation is a nonprofit organization that expands creativity and diversity in documentary photography, activating new audiences and ideas through the innovative use of images. Through grantmaking and mentorship, Magnum Foundation supports a global network of social justice and human rights–focused photographers and experiments with new models for storytelling.

The Esselen Tribe of Monterey County
The Esselen Tribe of Monterey County is first and foremost a Tribal Group working toward continuing cultural traditions and preserving the cultural heritage of the historic tribes that are located within Monterey County. The Esselen Tribe of Monterey County is also registered as a Non-Profit Organization and was founded with the goal of continuing cultural traditions and preserving the cultural heritage of the historic tribes that are located within Monterey County, along with protecting and preserving the recognized and unrecognized sacred lands and archeological sites.
Under-Told Stories
Under-Told Stories is a journalism project focused on consequences of poverty and the work of change agents addressing them. We produce content for highly respected news organizations and, in collaboration with educators, engage students on pressing issues of our time.
Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity
Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity is the operational body for the protection of food biodiversity.
Inaugurated in Florence in 2003 with contribution from the Tuscany Regional Authority, it coordinates and promotes Slow Food’s projects to protect food biodiversity across the world: Presidia, Ark of Taste, gardens in Africa, Slow Food Chefs’ Alliance and Earth Markets. Active in over 100 countries, the Foundation involves thousands of small-scale producers in its projects, providing technical assistance, training, producer exchanges and communication.
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Today’s collection of snow sites include both a scientific and artistic exploration of the subject. For example, if you’ve ever wondered how to preserve snowflakes on microscope slides, or how to make sparkle snow paint, you’ll find your answers (and more) in the following websites. Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
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Artful Parent: 13 Winter Art Projects for Kids
Snowmen, snowflakes, Christmas trees, mittens, and ice are the key themes in these thirteen art projects suitable for preschoolers and young elementary-age kids. Wondering how to use watercolors and salt to create a snow painting? You'll find all the details in the "How to Paint Snow" project.
Elemental Science: 10 Snow Science Activities
From making ice cream to blowing frozen snow bubbles, this list of ten snow science activities are sure to keep elementary-age kids engaged! And for more science fun, follow Elemental Science's Seasonal Science Activities board over at Pinterest. Look for the link at the end of this article.
National Snow and Ice Data Center: All About Snow
"Is it ever too cold to snow? How big can snowflakes get? Why is snow white?" Everything you ever wanted to know about snow (but didn't know who to ask) is answered here by the National Snow and Ice Data Center, affiliated with the University of Colorado. This educational site also includes a Snow Glossary (from "ablation" to "vapor pressure"), a Snow Fact Sheet and a feature on the history of snow removal. The first known snow plow was pulled by horses through the "snow-clogged streets" of Milwaukee in 1862.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: How Do Snowflakes Form?
"Q: How are snowflakes formed? A: A snowflake begins to form when an extremely cold water droplet freezes onto a pollen or dust particle in the sky. This creates an ice crystal. As the ice crystal falls to the ground, water vapor freezes onto the primary crystal, building new crystals – the six arms of the snowflake." For a more detailed explanation, click on through to this National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) page.

Snow Crystals
"This site is all about snow crystals and snowflakes – what they are, where they come from, and just how these remarkably complex and beautiful structures are created, quite literally, out of thin air." Best place to start on this site created by Caltech Professor Kenneth G. Libbrecht is the Snowflake Primer, where you'll learn the answer to questions such as "Is it really true that no two snow crystals are alike?" and "Why do snow crystals form in such complex symmetrical shapes?" Look for it under Snowflake Science in the Site Index near the bottom of the front page.

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