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Lady Hawke's Native American Newsletter

 

Volume 2, Issue Five, May 2003

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This is written as a message of thanks to the special people who have shown me the way and continue to come into my life. Some have passed over and live on in my heart, some are ill and continue to remain true to who they are and continue to help the people and the land. These people continue to show me what a true human being is by giving all they have for the people, cherishing the children, and looking ahead.   I wish for us all in these troubled times of war,  a peace of soul and conscience.

Dee Redfeather Stewart


In This Issue

  • Native Recipe

  • Why Must You Go?

  • Dance Of The Two Moons Benefit

  • April 2003 Pow-wows

Arts and Crafts

Native American Arts and Crafts
Vision Quest Native American Market
For beautiful and affordable Native American crafts visit:

Vision Quest Native American Market. 

 

Arts and Crafts

Ghost Dance Native American Arts and Crafts Directions

I now have a downloadable, printable book of Native American Arts and Crafts:

Ghost Dance Native American Arts and Crafts 

Native Recipe


Buffalo Chili Recipe

3 pounds ground buffalo

2 large onions, chopped

1 pound can of diced tomatoes in sauce

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1 25 oz. can of chili beans

1 25 oz. can of light red kidney beans

1 teaspoon cayenne

2 cups ketchup

1 tablespoon chili powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

2 teaspoons cilantro

1 teaspoon thyme

2 small cans of chopped jalapenos

Sauté the ground buffalo in a fry pan. When browned, add it and the rest of the ingredients to a large soup pot OR your crock-pot. Simmer at least one hour, more is better, and serve. This chili is good on baked potatoes, or plain with a bit of grated cheese

Why Must You Go?

By Shy Hawk

It has been a long winter. The struggles to keep the lands undeveloped continue here. NDN issues seem to be overwhelming. Sickness visits my family. My heart seems to be breaking from the strains. My mind cannot accept the lack of respect people have for life, each other and the land.

My wife sees the strain in my face and asks - why must you go?
It is not easy for me to admit, but today I wonder myself. So many issues are fought and so few have outcomes of healing and growth for our people or the land. Greed power is a strong force in this land! Creator gives us all that we need - yet others want it all.

I leave to speak with Mother earth. The pain is great and my strength is gone. As the mountain blocks my view on the horizon, a new feeling begins to reach my soul. The pain slowly is forgotten and the mountains' new spring beauty begins to replace the helpless frustrated feelings in my heart.

I enter the forest on a small bridge of stone over a long winding ribbon of black water. As I stand on this separation between reality and the spirit world my heart again begins to take wing. I look around at Mothe
r earths gifts. Here there is no greed -- no development -- no disrespect. Here I can just be another spirit at home with all the other creations. There are no battles today. There are no expectations to live up to. There are no goals. Most of all there is no sadness.

I stand in a world as it was meant to be - An open heart surrounded by the gifts of love Creator placed here for us. The true riches of this land. Here it is green power -- but this greenery is that of my brothers -- the trees and the plants.

The water is lined with trees of all sizes - with spring flowers and leaves just beginning to unfurl. The air is so fresh. I look over this living ribbon of dark water. My energy now flows slowly as this waterway -- steady, slow, and deliberate with purpose.


As far as the eye can see on this twisting wet path, paper bark trees reach from bank to bank or part way out into the pool of ebony water. The casualties of earlier storms. They are tan barked with peeling sections of light brown skin fluttering on the warm breeze. The heavy trunks give way to smaller limbs that disappear under the dark surface or reach up to the morning sun. Their brothers stand tall on both sides of the canal. These tops are green and red with small leaves beginning to stretch. They are so dense, even in this young stage, that sunlight is filtered onto the surface in patterns of light and dark twilight. I look towards the sky and can see the rays reaching to warm the earth -- in these soft yellow paths are the iridescent bodies of numerous insects flitting back and forth.

Motion from the bank catches my eye. A new family of Canadian Geese move onto the water and slowly drift away from my intrusion into their world. They wear a coat of gray, white and striking black. Between the two large adults is a surprise that brings a smile to my face. Six small yellow balls of fluff struggle to keep up with their parents' pace. The yellow of their down matches the deep butter yellow color of the sun! Under the water the huge black feet of the parents barely stroke as they glide away. The little ones feet seem to paddle at an incredible speed just to match the parents' pace. My mind drifts back to happier times. Times when my wife and I were these gliding adults with our little ball of fluff so dependent on us! But this was another time.

A few spring butterflies flit through the ever-changing light patterns in this surreal land. I am reminded of the story of how the butterfly came to be. An old Lenape story -- how the butterfly was a gift of love from Creator to help remove the sadness from his people here on Turtle Island. A gift that still works, for again I feel my lips curling into a gentle smile. A softness covers my troubled heart. I once again stand on Unami Land. At least in this place the land is as it was given to our people. Here the spirits of the creation are free to mingle as one together undisturbed - I feel mine reaching to again be one with them. This is the gift as it was to be seen, appreciated, and respected, Aho.

I walk a path beside the water. The morning earth is damp and sweet. My nostrils flare to take it all in. This is home! Here I am happy. Why do so many disrespect our home? My mind questions and my heart cannot understand. Creator gives us his best every day -- yet so many walk on by without a thought?

As I look down in despair my heart is again lifted. Lining the path are colors of green, yellow, white, blue, and red. The yellow is a carpet of dandelions in full bloom stretching into the horizon. Here is a plant of such beauty! A soft carpet of art and healing power. Our family has already shared this bounty and given thanks for it in several meals. The tender leaves are washed and eaten in salad with warm bacon dressing. I can smell the fragrance now and my mouth waters. The flowers can be made into a tea -- good to the taste and very good medicinally. To most in this modern society, this plant -- this gift of beauty and healing is thought of as a weed and a nuisance. This gift is poisoned and cursed by modern man?

I come to a slower area of the canal. Here patches of bright sun contrast with deep areas of dark shadow. The far bank has turned into a steep cliff of granite stone. The stone has such character with its sharp edges and step-like appearance as it climbs from the waters edge to the crest. Dark brown leaves left from fall are tucked in the crevices. The brown adds such beauty to the gray of the rocks all edged with the green of new life. Here a strength and energy fills my soul once again. The sweet smells of the earth and the fresh water of the canal invigorate me. I look to the heavens and the filtered warm rays of sunlight warm my heart.

It is a good day to be alive. The day has come alive before my eyes. As for thousands of years, Creator renews the circle of life. He gifts the children he loves with so many wonders! I am sad that so many disrespect these gifts. I feel that my love of these things is somehow not enough.


I now am refreshed in the answer to the question my wife asked? Why me? Why must I fight and struggle for these things which most disrespect and do not care about? I only have to look into the sunrise. I only have to come home to the unspoiled land of my ancestors. Unami land -- gifted to us by Creator. All he asks is that we care for it. That we protect INA the best we can. That we teach others how to respect these gifts and use them as they were intended. Why? I look to my left and to my right and many times there are no others to respect the wishes given to us by Creator. Even though my heart is beaten down some days -- it is our reason for being. I love Creator and his gifts. I respect his wishes. Why? I can no more refuse this request from Creator than turn my back on my family and my people.

Sometimes in the harsh world of the cement cities the pain is great and our purpose is clouded. It is these times I come home. Here I stand free on a land created for my people. My spirit is renewed and again mingles free as it was meant to do with the spirits and essences of Creator in all these things and land about me.  Why? It is only respect for Creator and all he has given us! We should not even have to ask.

Dance of the Two Moons event to benefit Native youth

TULSA, Okla. - On April 5, the Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa will host its 13th annual Dance of the Two Moons, at the Tulsa Southern Hills Marriott Hotel. The Dance of the Two Moons features a full program of activities that includes dinner, traditional Indian dancing, western rope tricks performed by Richard Heinrich, Native American storytelling by Will Hill and Geninne DeMarco-Washington and western dance music by Butch Powell and the Seneca Band. Yvonne Harris, KTUL Channel 8 weekend anchor and reporter, and Curtis Zunigha, former Chief of the Delaware Tribe of Indians and American Indian entertainer, will co-emcee the evening.

The evening will begin with the silent auction of Indian arts and collectibles and items donated by local merchants and business owners. The highlight of the silent auction will be two original pieces donated by Cha’ Tullis. Tullis will also be honored as the year’s Honorary Artist. Tullis is an internationally known Native artist who is dedicated to teaching and preserving the heritage of American Indian culture. Cha’ uses various mediums including: painting, sculpture and jewelry design to showcase his outstanding artistic abilities. The first of the two pieces on the auction block is a nine-foot tall eagle sculpture entitled "Above the Clouds." Tullis has also donated an acrylic on canvas painting, "Four Days Shield," depicting a traditional Native warrior.

Through this program and its proceeds, Indian Health Care is able to provide free summer camps for Native children, fitness programs at three Tulsa public schools with high Indian enrollment, immunizations, pediatric dental care and numerous other services for the clinic’s youngest patients.

"This program helps us achieve our commitment to our children, to provide them with the best quality care and the resources to help them grow into healthy adults" said Carmelita Skeeter, executive director.

Other auction items include signed artwork by various American Indian artists, Indian pottery and jewelry, two tickets from Great Plains Airlines, skin treatments, massages, and a round of golf for two at Karsten Creek Golf Course. Also, up for bid is a 12-foot hand painted tipi. The tipi was custom made by the same artist that made all the tipi for the movie, Dances With Wolves.

Individual tickets are $75 each or $125 per couple, $50 of the ticket price is tax-deductible.

Contact Emily Bolusky at 382-1206 or e-mail ebolusky@ihcrc.org with any questions on how to donate to the Dance of the Two Moons or to purchase tickets.

May 2003 Pow-Wows:    

May 2-3 - Chemeketa (traditional)
Location: Chemawa Indian School Gym, Salem, Oregon.
Contact: (503) 399-5721 ext. 225.

May 2-4 - J. Longfeather's 3rd annual Gathering for the Awakening of Mother Earth
Location: Lazy Brook Park, on RT 6, 2 miles east of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania.
Contact: For info contact: Kathy Jackson,1-570-836-3344, or email windhawks_daughter@hotmail.com

May 2-4 - 17th Annual Edmonds Community College Pow Wow
Location: Seaview gym - 20000 68th Ave.W, Lynnwood, Washington.
Contact: email: jjketah@yahoo.com, web site: http://powwow.edcc.edu/, phone: (425) 640-1538.

May 2-4 - 30th Annual Bemidji State Traditional Pow Wow
Location:
Bemidji, Minnesota.
Contact:
Beemus GoodSky (218) 755-2032, e-mail: walkingwolf9000@yahoo.com

May 3 - 5th Annual Honoring Our Youth Pow Wow
Location: Approx. 10 miles east of Williams on I-5, Hwy 20, 1303 Tenth St., Colusa County Fairgrounds, Colusa, California.
Contact: (530) 458-0350, e-mail: nmccausland@colusa-coe.k12.ca.us, web: www.colusa-coe.k12.ca.us/powwow.htm

May 3 - San Francisco State Intertribal Powwow
Location: San Francisco, California.
Contact: skins@sfsu.edu

May 3 - First Nations Pierce College International Powwow
Location:
Lakewood, Washington.
Contact: Larry Pierce at 253-964-7345.

May 3 - 14th Graduation Powwow (traditional)
Location: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Contact: (204) 474-8850.

May 3 - 20th Kicking Horse Job Corps Powwow (traditional)
Location: Kicking Horse Job Corps, Ronan, Montana.
Contact: (406) 644-2217.

May 3 - Honoring Mother Earth Powwow
Location: Copperas Cove, Texas.
Contact: Frank McLemore, (254) 547-1309, TAN@ISOT.COM.

May 3-4 - 18th Annual UCLA Pow Wow
Location: Los Angeles, California.
Contact: email: uclaaisa@yahoo.com or visit www.studentgroups.ucla.edu/americanindian

May 3-4 - Craven County Intertribal (traditional)
Location: Craven County Fairgrounds, New Bern, North Carolina.
Contact: (252) 244-4222.

May 3-4 - 10th Choctaw-Apache (traditional)
Location: Ebarb Ball Park, Ebarb, Louisiana.
Contact: (318) 645-2588.

May 3-4 - 12th Metrolina (contest)
Location: Independence Park, Charlotte, North Carolina.
Contact: (704) 926-1524.

May 3-4 - Spring Corn Fest
Location: Museum of Indian Culture, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Contact: (610) 797-2121.

May 3-4 - Virginia Nations (traditional)
Location: Chickahominy Tribal Grounds, Charles City, Virginia.
Contact: (804) 966-7043 or (804) 222-3426.

May 3-4 - Mohawk Trail (traditional)
Location: Indian Plaza, Charlemont, Massachusetts.
Contact: (413) 339-4096.

May 9-10 - 23rd Augusta Powwow (traditional)
Location: Camp Linwood Hayne, Augusta, Georgia.
Contact: (706) 394-1221 or (706) 771-1221.

May 9-11 - 32nd Stanford University Powwow (contest)
Location: Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
Contact: (650) 723-4078.

May 9-11 - 33rd Haskell Commencement Powwow (contest)
Location: Powwow Grounds on campus, Lawrence, Kansas.
Contact: (785) 749-8437 or (785) 749-8447.

May 9-11 - 7th Rainbow Dancer Spring Powwow
Location: Independence Park, Marquette Heights, Illinois.
Contact: (309) 968-6848 or (309) 382-2779.

May 9-11 - 12th Cherokee County Indian Festival (traditional)
Location: Boling Park, Canton, Georgia.
Contact: (770) 735-6275.

May 10 - Clinton Service Unit Youth Powwow
Location: Clinton, Oklahoma.
Contact: gladys.nowlin@mail.ihs.gov or Tracy George, or Gladys Nowlin 580/323-2884.

May 10 - 11th Occoneechee State Park (traditional)
Location: Occoneechee State Park, Clarksville, Virginia.
Contact: (804) 374-2436.

May 10 - 31st Dartmouth Powwow (contest)
Location: The Green, Hanover, New Hampshire.
Contact: (603) 646-2110 or (603) 646-3792.

May 10-11 - 10th Annual Native American Arts Festival & Mothers Day Pow-Wow
Location: Riverside Park, Grants Pass, Oregon.
Contact: jack falls-rock 541-472-0215 ajumawi@yahoo.com

May 10-11 - 24th United Indians (traditional)
Location: So. Exhibit Hall, State Fair Park, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Contact: (414) 384-8070 or (715) 759-5846.

May 10-11 - 10th Native American Arts Festival (traditional)
Location: Riverside Park, Grants Pass, Oregon.
Contact: (541) 474-6394 or (541) 472-0215.

May 10-11 - Mariposa Powwow (contest)
Location: Mariposa Fair Grounds, Mariposa, California.
Contact: (209) 966-3245.

May 10-11 - 13th Cherokee County Festival (traditional)
Location: Funk Heritage Center, Welska, Georgia.
Contact: (770) 735-6275.

May 10-11 -Native American Promotions 7th Annual Traditional Sobriety Pow Wow
Location:
Cermak Pool Woods, 7700 W. Ogden Ave., Lyons, Illinois.
Contact: 630-852-6210 or 847-671-3239.

May 16-18 - 9th Annual Potawatomi Trail Pow Wow
Location: Taylorville, Illinois.
Contact: For more information contact: Kent Eyer 217-245-0409.

May 16-18 - 23d Annual De Anza College Pow Wow & Arts Festival
Location: Cupertino, California.
Contact: Silas Parker III, DAIndigenous@yahoo.com, 408.830.0125, www.deanzapowwow.org.

May 16-18 - 23rd Annual Tuscarora Nation of North Carolina Powwow
Location:
Maxton, North Carolina.
Contact: Chief Leon Locklear, 288 Tuscarora Nation Rd., Maxton, N.C., 28364. (910) 844-3352, e-mail: tuscaroran@aol.com

May 16-18 - 16th Lawrence County Festival
Location: Oakville Indian Mounds Park, Danville, Alabama.
Contact: (256) 905-2494 or (256) 905-2499.

May 16-18 - Sequoyah Caverns Festival (traditional)
Location: Sequoyah Caverns Camp Ground, Valley Head, Alabama.
Contact: (256) 635-0024.

May 16-18 - Tunica-Biloxi Powwow (contest)
Location: Chief Joseph A. Pierite Grounds, Marksville, Louisiana.
Contact: (800) 946-1946 ext. 2034.

May 17 - Gathering the Children Benefit
Location: Indian Walk-In Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.
Contact: (866) 687-4942.

May 17-18 - Fort Defiance Powwow
Location: Defiance, Ohio.
Contact: Defiance Tourism Bureau @ 1-800-686-4382 Karen Sigman.

May 17-18 - 10th Annual Intertribal Council of Hawaii Pow Wow
Location: Thomas Square, 925 S. Beretania St., Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.
Contact: Bill Tiger. Phone: (808)947-3206. E-mail tigrhawaii@aol.com

May 17-18 - Medicine Ways Pow Wow
Location: U.C. Riverside, Riverside California.
Contact: (909) 787-4143, e-mail: ucrnasa@hotmail.com, web: www.nasp.ucr.edu

May 17-18 - 8th Midlands Intertribal Powwow (traditional)
Location: South Carolina State Fair Grounds, Abernathy Arena, Columbia, South Carolina.
Contact: (803) 772-9132.

May 17-18 - Stillwater Powwow (social or benefit)
Location: Stillwater High School, Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Contact: (405) 533-6300 ext. 5020.

May 17-18 - 15th California Indian Days (traditional)
Location: Balboa Park, San Diego, California.
Contact: (619) 281-5964.

May 22-25 - 6th Spiritual Gathering (traditional)
Location: Big Pine, California.
Contact: (760) 938-2324.

May 23-25 - 20th Annual "The Feast of the Flowering Moon"
Location: Chillicothe, Ohio
Contact: ctmorton@horizonview.net

May 23-25 - 3rd Spring Woodland (traditional)
Location: Southwind Park, Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Contact: (937) 592-9592.

May 23-25 - 27th Odawa (contest)
Location: Ottawa-Nepean Trailer Park, Neapean, Ontario, Canada.
Contact: (613) 722-3811.

May 23-25 - Leech Lake Spring Powwow (traditional)
Location: Veterans Memorial Grounds, Cass Lake, Minnesota.
Contact: (218) 335-8289.

May 23-25 - Grand Powwow (contest)
Location: Clinton Fair Grounds, Clinton, Arkansas.
Contact: (918) 336-9217.

May 23-25 - Red Earth (contest)
Location: Oklahoma Fair Grounds, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Contact: (405) 427-5228 or http://www.redearth.org/RE.htm

May 23-26 - 29th Annual De-Un-Da-Ga Memorial Day Powwow
Location: Custalogatown Scout Res, Carlton, Pennsylvania.
Contact: timcfarland@yahoo.com, 814.833.3235, www.langundowi.org

May 23-26 - Deleware Powwow (contest)
Location: Pow-wow Grounds, Copan, Oklahoma.
Contact: (918) 336-5272 or (918) 336-4925.

May 24-25 - Memorial Day Powwow (contest)
Location: Cherokee Ceremonial Grounds, Cherokee, North Carolina.
Contact: (888) 291-0632.

May 24-25 - Gissiwas Creek (traditional)
Location: Kogler's Property, Marion, Michigan.
Contact: (616) 878-9443 or (616) 292-3590.

May 24-25 - Ohio Valley Memorial Day Powwow (traditional)
Location: Hocking College, Nelsonville, Ohio.
Contact: (513) 425-7222.

May 24-25 - 13th Aurora University Schingoethe Center (contest)
Location: Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois.
Contact: (630) 876-9459.

May 24-25 - Showcase of Iroquois Arts
Location: Iroquois Indian Museum, Howes Cave, New York.
Contact: (518) 296-8949.

May 24-25 - Oakbrook Chumash Interpretive Center (contest)
Location: 3290 Long Ranch Parkway, Thousand Oaks, California.
Contact: (805) 216-4465.

May 24-26 - Mohawk Trail Powwow (traditional)
Location: Indian Plaza, Charlemont, Massachusetts.
Contact: (413) 339-4096.

May 24-26 - 21st Moon When The Ponies Shed (traditional)
Location: O.S.U. West Campus, Columbus, Ohio.
Contact: (614) 443-6120.

May 24-26 - 10th Cherokee Festival (traditional)
Location: Tempe University Ambler Campus, Ambler, Pennsylvania.
Contact: (215) 549-4191.

May 24-26 - Ho-Chunk Wazijaci Memorial Powwow (contest)
Location: Red Cloud Memorial Park, Black River Falls, Wisconsin.

May 27-29 - Elders Week (traditional)
Location: 2 Eagle River School, Pablo, Montana.
Contact: (406) 675-0292.

May 29-June 1 - Descendants of Freedmen of the 5 Civilized Tribes Association
Location: Norman, Oklahoma.
Contact: tushkalushkaishka5@yahoo.com, Angela Molette Conference.

May 30 - Memorial Day Powwow (traditional)
Location: Ralph Wells Jr. Memorial Complex, White Shield, North Dakota.
Contact: (701) 743-4244.

May 30-June 1 - 13th LCO Ojibwe School Powwow (contest)
Location: HTE Pow-wow Grounds, Hayward, Wisconsin.
Contact: (715) 634-8924.

May 31 - June 1 - 3rd Annual Honoring the Lost Nation
Location: Eastlake, California.
Contact: (440) 951-1028, e-mail: debandbear@hotmail.com

May 31-June 1 - Bear Mountain Festival (contest)
Location: Harriman State Park, Harriman, New York.
Contact: (718) 686-9297.

May 31-June 1 - Red Road Sobriety Powwow (traditional)
Location: Dighton Council Oak Hall, Dighton, Massachusetts.
Contact: (508) 880-6887

I'm so pleased with the overwhelming response to the Lady Hawke web page and free newsletters (over 1200 subscribers now).  I love the fact that so many souls can find information and hopefully  a bit of peace here.  Unfortunately the traffic has used up most of  the bandwidth (number of allowed page views per day)  allowed on this free server which means that the page will shut down about half way through the month until the following month.   In the near future I will  be buying web space to place the Lady Hawke Site upon.  If anyone is in a position to donate even a dollar to this cause I would appreciate it.  The donations will be used exclusively for the Lady Hawke Site web space.

Thank you so much,

Dee Redfeather Stewart