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My Ranty Anti-Holiday Post

My family and I really don’t celebrate Thanksgiving. We don’t do the “let’s post how thankful we are for 30 days, only to forget the other 335 days of the year” because being thankful for what we have is a year round activity for us. 553 more words

Tammie Niewedde


Yesterday evening, we watched the speech from President Obama on immigration. Accountability was the word he used to describe the “deal” he is making with illegal immigrants already living in this country, not someone who is coming through the borders today or someone who is planning on coming to the US in 1 year. 311 more words


Prep PreK Thanksgiving Crafts

………………….Thanksgiving Theme

    Turkey Craft by Examiner.com
- File, Print Preview, Portrait, 150% and then Print

   Thanksgiving Stick Puppets
- File, Print Preview, Portrait, 150% and then Print… 33 more words


One Thousand White Women - Jim Fergus

I was hesitant to read this book about a woman in the late 1800′s who agrees to marry an American Indian and bear him as child as part of a government program to assimilate Indians into white society because the topic is way outside my comfort zone but the book is so well-written I’m glad I took the chance.   188 more words


Native Americans and Dreamcatchers

Last week, I decided to teach my students about Native Americans.  Granted having been an anthropology student and almost attaining a major in Native American Studies, I thought that I needed to make a good presentation. 899 more words


Celebrate American Indian Heritage

In 1990, President George H. W. Bush proclaimed November as “National American Indian Heritage Month,” as requested in Public Law 101-343. Since then, proclamations and legislation have been passed to recognize the history and culture of Native American Indian and Alaskan Native tribes during the month of November. 1,500 more words

National Park Service

Do Navajo & Other Natives Celebrate Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is coming up. At the nearest Navajo shopping center there is a big electronic sign wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. It might seem ordinary among the general American populace, but not every Native American is all too pleased with the holiday. 193 more words

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