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American Indian Society of Washington DC (AIS) Calendar Of Events

American Indian Society of DC logoAIS Meetings 1st Wed. of every month – 7:30 pm (Jan 2, Feb 6, Mar 6, Apr  3)
The Church of St. Clement Episcopal, 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA

Baltimore American Indian Center Cultural Classes – Thursdays 6:00-9:00
pm; Holistic Health Services – Thursdays 11:00 am-3:00 pm (call 410.675.3535 or email  thomas.melody.c@gmail.com)
Baltimore American Indian Center, 113 South Broadway, Baltimore, MD. 410-675-3535. www.baic.org

Dec 15 – AIS Christmas Crafts Bazaar (Setup 9 am, Doors open at 10 am, Close at 4 pm) and
Christmas Party (6 pm), The Church of St. Clement Episcopal, 1701 N. Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA.
Please bring potluck dish for Christmas Party. To participate in gift  exchange, bring unisex gifts: adults  $10 gift/children $5 gift. Vendors contact Mitchell Bush 804.241.5462.

Jan 12 – Morning Star Celebration, 13th Annual Benefit powwow for St. Labre Indian School (suggested donation $5/ adult, $2/child), John Carroll School, 703 E. Churchville Rd, Bel Air, MD 21014 (I-95, exit 85, follow Rt. 22 to Bel Air, school on left). Contact Gary Scholl 410-838-8333 x 2002 or glsjcs@yahoo.com website: http://morningstarpowwow.com


Jan 18 – Lounge Reception, 1700 Lounge (cover charge applies-open to all), Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

Jan 19 – Inaugural Ball Pow Wow (afternoon Gourd Dance, early evening  Grand Entry), Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

Jan 20 – American Indian Inaugural Ball, Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700  Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

Jan 21 – Inaugural Ball Brunch, Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, VA 22202

Info: aisball2013@live.com          Website: www.aisball2013.com

Volunteers for American Indian Inaugural Ball

A few volunteers are needed for assistance with various activities for
the American Indian Inaugural Ball being held on Sunday, January 20, 2013.
Volunteers & Assistance is needed for:

  • Friday evening, January 18th,
  • Saturday, January 19th,
  • And especially for Sunday, January 20th, the day and evening of the ball.

Please send email indicating your availability and any areas of expertise to: aisball2013@live.com

Your kind assistance will be rewarded with a discounted (or even free!)  ticket to the ball.

2013 Pow-Wows

  1. June 1-2
    Fredericksburg Pow-Wow, Fredericksburg, VA Fairgrounds
  2. July 13-14
    Howard County Pow-Wow, 1022 Fairgrounds Rd, West Friendship,  MD 21794;
  3. Nov 15-17
    Great American Indian Exposition & Pow-Wow,
    The Showplace,
    3000 Mechanicsville Turnpike,
    Richmond, VA 23223
    Contact: Barry Richardson 252-532-0821 email: powwow@vance.net
CHECK the AIS Website at www.aisdc.org for updates on events between  newsletters.

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Evans Craig,
Social Network Connoisseur

December 13, 2012 Posted by | Native News, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

DC Intertribal Drum Circle (this Sat!)

DC Intertribal Drum Circle

Calling all Handrum carriers!

The DC Drum Circle is back & taking 2012 by storm!

Then bring out your hand-drums, because we will be holding an “Intro to a Drum Circle & Blessing” in Washington, DC this Saturday afternoon (May 19) at 3:00. We will conduct a blessing, then be learning a bit about Drum Etiquette & then learn a hand drum song to start out with.


Bring your Hand Drums, Flutes and rattles, & lets have some fun!

Drumming can be healing, meditative, relaxing and/or energizing. It can take you on a journey deep within yourself or to other levels of consciousness. Whether you play a drum, shake a rattle, dance, sing and chant, or simply sit back and take it all in, we all create the circle together.

So come. Bring a drum, bring a rattle or just bring yourself, and join us for an afternoon of healing, rhythm and spirit. No previous drumming or drum circle experience required, only an open heart and an open mind. All types of drums and percussion instruments welcome as well as didgeridoos and flutes.

FWD This to your friends!

The DC Intertribal Drum Circle in Downtown Washington, DC is this Sat., May 19 at 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Luminous Warrior (right near the Hard Rock Cafe in DC).

* In Feb’s Drum Circle, we learned about Drum protocol, learned some common drum beats, a Dawning Song and corresponding Round Dance too.
* In March’s Drum Circle, we learned about the “Healing Sounds” & corresponding Chakras.
* In April’s Drum Circle, we learned even more about that Drum that has been hanging on your wall all this time & created drumsticks for YOUR handdrum.
* In this months Drum Circle, we will be learning another song, the song of the Ripeners (the Insect People) an Emergance Song from our Dine’ Creation Story.

You can read more here
Next event is next Sat., May 19 at 3pm. Hope to see you then!
Sign-up below!!

Energy Exchange: $10 donation requested (all donations gratefully accepted).

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email Evans (evans@evanscraig.com ) or Sara (sara@luminouswarrior.com )
(202)710-2995      and      (202) 670-7086

Come on out for the DC InterTribal Drum Circle all summer!
Planning on scheduling some on the Mall!
Our Schedule is here: http://bit.ly/lwdrumcircle

(usually the third weekend of every month)

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May 17, 2012 Posted by | DC Drum Circle, Native News, Updates | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Shamanic Drum Making Workshop and Sound Therapy

Shamanic Drum Making

& Drumming Sound Therapy

with Azurae Windwalker

Sun. July 1, 10 am – 5pm Drum making
6 – 8 pm Drumming Sound Therapy

at the Amethyst Center near Roanoke VA

Make you own “Tree of Life Drum” on July 1, 2012

Make your own drum, awaken it as a healing tool, and learn rhythms and healing techniques for healing self and Mother Earth.

Azurae Windwalkers Drum Making
Experience the satisfaction of crafting your own instrument from a Shamanic teacher with 25 years experience in drum making and sound therapy drumming.

Hundreds now enjoy Tree of Life Drums. Our drums are very resonating and stay tuned much longer than others in humid weather. Women make these easily as the design requires more craftsmanship than strength. In the Sound Therapy Drumming workshop you will learn advanced how to use a variety of drum beats in your practice. And combine your drumming with chanting, energy medicine, sacred geometry, shamanic journey and meditation.

You will awaken your drum as an instrument of healing in sacred ceremony! Azurae is a member of the American Women’s Indigenous Drum Society and the Red Feather Medicine Singers


Drum Making – 10 am – 5 pm.
Sound Therapy Drumming 6 pm – 8 pm.

Make a down payment of $100 two weeks before (by June 20.) the workshop to buy materials.Total payment of $250 includes materials, instruction, workbook and sound therapy workshop. Attend Sound Therapy Drumming workshop only for $75. Bring a potluck dish to share and sharp sissors.

Send your $100 Deposit by June 20 to:

Azurae Windwalker
4443 Quarterwood Rd.,
Thaxton, VA 24174

Call 540-947-2423 or  azuraewwlkr8@earthlink.net   to register

Registration & Directions.doc


Evans Craig,
Social Network Connoisseur

Come on out for the DC InterTribal Drum Circle
Our Schedule is here: http://bit.ly/lwdrumcircle

(usually the third weekend of every month)

PS: Be on the lookout for our NEW “Sacred Events App” for smartphones. The first one, “DC Sacred Events App” will be FREE to all my loyal readers! Just get on our DC Natives Listing at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/dcnatives/join or send email to: dcnatives-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

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May 8, 2012 Posted by | DC Drum Circle, Native News, Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

Navajo Nation State of the Union Address

Direct from the Navajo Nation Washington Office

Navajo Nation SealNavajo Nation President Ben Shelly showed unity today by showcasing the work Vice President Rex Lee Jim has been doing for the Navajo Nation during the first day of the Spring Session of the Navajo Nation Council.

Vice President Jim spoke for nearly 20 minutes and delivered the State of the Nation almost entirely in Navajo.

Though Vice President Jim spoke mostly in Navajo, he followed the English written State of the Nation, and his speech outlined some of the initiatives the administration and Vice President Jim have accomplished and are working toward.

Vice President Jim also announced the successful passage of a waiver that saved Indian Health Service and 638 contract health centers as much as $24 million in Medicaid and Medicare funding.

Due to a $1 billion deficit, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer proposed state Medicare and Medicaid cutbacks, but provided a waiver for American Indian tribes in Arizona. The federal government approved her waiver for the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS).

“This waiver also means keeping the doors of health care open for 50,000 Navajo people enrolled in AHCCCS,” according to the written speech

Vice President Jim updated the Council about a planned 2012 Navajo Nation Food Policy Summit, in which health leaders would explore solutions with a food policy to address obesity on the Navajo Nation.

The Navajo Department of Health estimates that 40 percent of Navajo people are obese, and obesity is a contributing factor for heart attacks, heart disease, diabetes and other chronic diseases.

The summit would bring in Navajo culture into the discussion, and explore the spiritual and nutritional role in a historical perspective while using more current data, Vice President Jim said.

Using the written speech, Vice President Jim said “our people are our strength, and we, as leaders, must lead our people to greater prosperity and opportunities, while keeping our culture alive and strong.”

(see more at http://nnwo.org/content/president-shelly-and-vice-president-jim-gives-state-nation-address )

Evans Craig, Dine’ from Shiprock, NM, Navajo Nation, USA

April 17, 2012 Posted by | Native News, Updates | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Your Interview with President Obama in the Google+ “Hangout”

DC Update from the Whitehouse

You asked the questions, and President Obama answered in the first-ever completely virtual interview from the White House, presented by YouTube and Google+.

President Barack Obama participates in an interview with YouTube and Google+ to discuss his State of the Union Address, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Jan. 30, 2012. The interview is held through a Google+ Hangout, making it the first completely virtual interview from the White House.

Just after 5:30 PM ET today, President Obama sat down for a discussion with a group of Americans from across the country in a Google+ Hangout. It was the first online conversation to happen at the White House in real time — ever.

Even before the event, more than 227,000 people had taken time to participate — submitting questions for the President to answer or voting for their favorite.

Obama Interview on Google+

February 1, 2012 Posted by | Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Weekly Address: President’s Blueprint Includes Renewal of American Values

DC Update from the Whitehouse

The White House Your Daily Snapshot for Saturday, January 28, 2012

Weekly Address: President’s Blueprint Includes Renewal of American Values

In his weekly address, President Obama discusses the blueprint he put forward this week in the State of the Union Address for creating an economy built to last. After focusing on American manufacturing, American energy, and skills for American workers during each of the last three days, he used his weekly address to highlight his commitment to a renewal of American values. The President is challenging leaders in Washington, DC to follow the model set by our men and women in the military, end the gridlock and start tackling the issues that matter — without regard for personal ambition.

“President Barack Obama tapes the weekly address and a Voice of America 70th Anniversary message in the East Room of the White House, Jan. 20, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)”

In Case You Missed It

*State of the Union: *

In his third State of the Union Address [http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/25/president-obama-delivers-2012-state-union] on Tuesday, the President outlined his vision for “an America that lasts”—one that will bring about a new era of American manufacturing, and promote homegrown and alternative energy sources—and presented a bueprint [ http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/24/blueprint-america-built-last ] to achieve that vision. Check out this video that goes behind the scenes [ http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/24/2012-state-union-behind-scenes ] as President Obama prepared the speech.

*Blueprint for Manufacturing: *
During his visit to New Hampshire [ www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/27/vice-president-biden-america-coming-back ] following Tuesday’s State of the Union address, Vice President Biden highlighted the Administration’s plan to help businesses bring jobs back to America through manufacturing. He echoed the President’s message that we need to commit to train workers with the skills they will need to compete in the growing sectors of our economy.

*Talking Energy in Las Vegas: *
From a UPS facility in Las Vegas, the President spoke [
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/26/president-obama-discusses-blueprint-american-made-energy ] about the future of American-made energy [
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/26/everything-you-need-know-president-obamas-blueprint-american-made-energy ]. “[Even] with all this oil production, we only have about 2 percent of the world’s oil reserves,” the President said, “So we’ve got to have an all-out, all-in, all-of-the-above strategy that develops every source of American energy—a strategy that is cleaner and cheaper and full of new jobs.”

*#WHchat: *
Throughout the week, more than thirty administration officials have answered questions about President Obama’s State of the Union Address and issues Americans care about through a series of Office Hours on Twitter [
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/26/twitter-office-hours-marathon-state-union twitterverse as @VP—answered questions [ http://storify.com/vp/your-twitter-interview-with-at-vp-biden ] submitted by people across the country in his first-ever Twitter interview [ http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/26/vice-president-biden-holds-first-twitter-interview ] from an advanced manufacturing facility in Rochester, New Hampshire.

*NHL Champs: *
On Monday, the President welcomed the Boston Bruins [
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/23/president-obama-welcomes-boston-bruins ] to the White House and congratulated them on their Stanley Cup victory in June—marking the team’s sixth Cup championship, and their first one in nearly forty years. Their triumph, the President said, “proved that teamwork is everything.” After their visit to the White House, the players led a hockey clinic–affirming that being a champion doesn’t end when you hang up your skates.

*West Wing Week:*
This week, the President prepared for and delivered his State of the Union Address, welcomed the Boston Bruins to the White House, and took his message West to Iowa, Arizona, Nevada, and Colorado. Check out the video [
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/27/west-wing-week-1272012-or-special-state-union-edition-2012 ].

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January 29, 2012 Posted by | Updates | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

2011 White House Tribal Nations Conference Progress Report

DC Update from the Whitehouse

Achieving a Brighter Future for Tribal Nations

Executive Summary

At the White House Tribal Nations Conference on December 16, 2010, President Obama, joined by Cabinet Secretaries and other senior Administration officials from the Departments of State, Treasury, Defense, Justice, the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, Energy, Education, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, and the Environmental Protection Agency, met with leaders invited from all 565 federally recognized tribes to strengthen the relationship between the U.S. government and tribal governments. In his opening remarks, President Obama discussed his Administration’s comprehensive strategy, developed in consultation with tribal governments, to meet the challenges facing Indian Country—including growing the economy and creating jobs; taking land into trust for federally recognized tribes; improving health care for Native Americans and all Americans; enhancing tribal schools from primary education to tribal colleges; and reforming the way justice is served on Indian reservations.

President Obama also announced that the United States was lending support to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Declaration). Like the Administration’s strategy for Indian Country, the decision to support the Declaration followed multiple consultation sessions with tribal leaders and other meetings with interested groups and individuals. However, the decision to support the Declaration was not an end in itself. As President Obama made clear: “What matters far more than words—what matters far more than any resolution or declaration—are actions to match those words.”

The Administration’s commitment to that standard of action is reflected in the many federal policies and programs discussed throughout this report that are being implemented by federal agencies in response to concerns raised by American Indians and Alaska Natives. These policies are focused on healthcare, education, public safety and economic development for American Indian and Alaska Native communities and protecting tribal lands and the environment. And federal agencies will continue to be informed by the Declaration as they implement these policies and develop new initiatives together with tribal leaders.

President Barack Obama meets with tribal leaders

Obama Administration Accomplishments for American Indians and Alaska Natives

Since taking office, President Obama and his Administration have made tremendous progress in addressing the major issues of concern to Indian Country. Underlying this progress is President Obama’s strong belief that tribal leaders must be part of the solution and have a seat at the table. At both the 2009 and 2010 White House Tribal Nations Conferences, tribal leaders had discussions with the President and Cabinet officials. In addition, at the 2009 Conference, the President signed a memorandum directing federal agencies to fully implement an Executive Order on tribal consultation. Both actions have led to greater tribal consultation and feedback that has helped shape the Administration’s policy priorities for American Indians and Alaska Natives, which have included improving the quality of care offered by the Indian Health Service, promoting economic development in Indian Country, and making tribal communities safer.

The following highlights some of the key accomplishments that this Administration has achieved in support of Native Americans.

  • Strengthening the Government-to-Government Relationship: In 2009, President Obama signed a memorandum to signal a new era in the government-to-government relationship with Indian Tribes, which has improved communication and inclusiveness. The President directed every agency to develop detailed plans to fully implement Executive Order 13175, “Consultation and Coordination with Tribal Governments.” Federal agencies have submitted the required plans and progress reports, and consultations are now at historic levels. In addition, the President has hosted two White House Tribal Nations Conferences, inviting tribal leaders from each of the 565 federal recognized tribes to meet with Cabinet secretaries and senior Administration officials.
  • Improving Health Care and Healthy Living: President Obama signed into law the Affordable Care Act, which is improving the quality of health care and make it more accessible and affordable for all Americans, including Native Americans. The law permanently authorized new and expanded programs and services available to those who use the Indian Health Service, which includes most American Indians and Alaska Natives. In addition, First Lady Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move! in Indian Country, bringing together federal agencies, local communities, nonprofits, corporate partners, and tribes to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in Indian Country within a generation by creating a healthy start on life for children; ensuring families access to healthy, affordable, traditional foods; and increasing opportunities for physical activity.
  • Promoting Sustainable Economic Development in Indian Country: President Obama has taken significant steps to promote the economic well-being of Native Americans. The Recovery Act provided more than $3 billion to help tribal communities renovate schools on reservations, spur job creation in tribal economies, improve housing and energy efficiency, and support health facilities and policing services. Recognizing that Indian Country faces unique challenges when it comes to sustainable economic development, the White House Rural Council is working across federal agencies to address these challenges and promote economic prosperity and quality of life in Indian Country and across rural America. The Administration has already made important investments in infrastructure to support economic development in Indian Country. In order to bring high-speed, affordable broadband into tribal communities, both the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Commerce have dedicated programs for this effort and have awarded loans and grants worth over $1.5 billion for projects to benefit tribal areas.  
  • Making Tribal Communities Safer: President Obama signed the Tribal Law and Order Act (TLOA) into law in July 2010. The TLOA gives tribes greater sentencing authority, improves defendants’ rights, establishes new guidelines and training for officers handling domestic violence and sex crimes, strengthens services to victims; helps combat alcohol and drug abuse, helps at-risk youth, and expands recruitment and retention of Bureau of Indian Affairs and tribal officers and gives them better access to criminal databases. Also, in July 2011, the Department of Justice submitted to Congress a legislative proposal that would recognize certain tribes’ power to exercise concurrent criminal authority over domestic-violence cases, regardless of whether the defendant is Indian or non-Indian. This proposal would significantly improve safety for Native women and allow federal and tribal law enforcement agencies to hold more perpetrators of domestic violence accountable for their crimes. 
  • Resolving Longstanding Disputes: President Obama has resolved several significant and longstanding Native American legal claims against the United States. In 2010, the Administration reached a $760 million settlement with Native American farmers and ranchers in the Keepseagle case, alleging discrimination by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in loan programs. Under the agreement, USDA will pay $680 million in damages and forgive $80 million of outstanding farm loan debt. President Obama also signed into law the Claims Resolution Act which includes the Cobell v. Salazar settlement agreement. This class-action suit lawsuit regarding the U.S. government’s trust management and accounting of over three hundred thousand individual American Indian trust accounts had been long-running and highly contentious. In addition, the Claims Resolution Act included four water settlements benefitting seven tribes in Arizona, Montana, and New Mexico.
  • Addressing Indigenous Issues: The President announced the United States’ support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People in December 2010. President Obama and his Administration are working to improve relations with indigenous peoples by looking to the principles embodied in the Declaration in its dealings with federally recognized tribes, while also working with all indigenous individuals and communities in the United States.
  • Ensuring Greater Representation for Native Americans: To ensure that Native Americans are represented in this Administration, President Obama appointed Larry Echo Hawk of the Pawnee Nation as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Indian Affairs, Dr. Yvette Roubideaux of the Rosebud Sioux tribe as the Director of the Indian Health Service, Hilary Tompkins of the Navajo Nation as the Solicitor of the Interior, Lillian Sparks of the Rosebud and Oglala Sioux Tribes as Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans, Tracie Stevens of the Tulalip Tribes as Chairwoman of the National Indian Gaming Commission, Charles Galbraith of the Navajo Nation as Deputy Associate Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, Kimberly Teehee of the Cherokee Nation as Senior Policy Advisor in the White House Domestic Policy Council, and others. Working with tribal leaders, this team is helping shape federal policies that impact tribal communities.

The Full Report is here: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/2011whtnc_report.pdf

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January 26, 2012 Posted by | Native News, Updates | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Congress to Vote on what IS ‘Politically Correct’ on the Internet. Take ACTION Now!

As a Native American Entreprenuer, I have started 5 different Online Internet companies.

Opening First Nations Internet Cafe in San Diego, A

Opening First Nations Internet Cafe

These two pieces of legislation (SOPA & PIPA) threaten to:

  • Require web services, like the ones we helped found, to monitor what users link to, or upload. This would have a chilling effect on innovation;
  • Deny website owners the right to due process of law;
  • Give the U.S. Government the power to censor the web using techniques similar to those used by China, Malaysia and Iran; and
  • Undermine security online by changing the basic structure of the Internet.

Even just the ONE of these being approved would change the way we, as Internet Users, would be able to utilize the web services , as well as us as owners would be able to offer these services.

So let’s show an example of how it will be:

Imagine the Facebook/Google+ users, millions upon millions at a time, posting updates & links. Now the owners of Facebook/Google+ would be responsible to monitor what is posted & linked to! An impossibly hard task in itself, an unfair task to us, to say who can approve what we can & cannot post, and of course another task for the new entreprenuers & businesses to take responsibility to ensure that thier users (milions & eventually billions) are posting ‘politically correct’ content!

Meaning that the web service owners would be monitoring the postings for key words or phrases & that the links would have to be checked for the same before being able to be posted. And the users posting it would be flagged to be ‘censored’ & probably investigated by some, as of yet, unknown agency doing the monitoring!

So is this all going to happen on the fly, or will there be a delay for processing??

It all sounds like the beginning of a new McCarthyism movement, going viral!

What do you think? Feel free to comment below…

“As a Native American Entreprenuer, I have started 5 different Online Internet companies. Even just the ONE of these actions, such as ‘Require web services to monitor what users link to or upload’ , being approved would change the way we, as Internet Users, would be able to utilize the web services , as well as us, as owners of online businesses, would be able to offer these services.”

Evans Craig, Native American Entrepreneur

more on…..


Wikipedia: https://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/SOPA/Blackoutpage

Google: https://www.google.com/landing/takeaction/


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Help @craigslist and @reddit save the Internet! Click here: pccc.me/xYOYZe / @BoldProgressive#SOPA#SaveTheInternet

Google on SOPA/PIPA

Millions of Americans oppose SOPA and PIPA because these bills would censor the Internet and slow economic growth in the U.S.

Two bills before Congress, known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA) in the Senate and the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House, would censor the Web and impose harmful regulations on American business. Millions of Internet users and entrepreneurs already oppose SOPA and PIPA.

The Senate will begin voting on January 24th. Please let them know how you feel. Sign this petition urging Congress to vote NO on PIPA and SOPA before it is too late.

Tell Congress: Don’t censor the Web

Fighting online piracy is important. The most effective way to shut down pirate websites is through targeted legislation that cuts off their funding. There’s no need to make American social networks, blogs and search engines censor the Internet or undermine the existing laws that have enabled the Web to thrive, creating millions of U.S. jobs.

Too much is at stake – please vote NO on PIPA and SOPA. Go to this Google ‘Take Action’ page to sign the petition:


Wikipedia on SOPA/PIPA


Why is Wikipedia blacked-out?

Wikipedia is protesting against SOPA and PIPA by blacking out the English Wikipedia for 24 hours, beginning at midnight January 18, Eastern Time. Readers who come to English Wikipedia during the blackout will not be able to read the encyclopedia. Instead, you will see messages intended to raise awareness about SOPA and PIPA, encouraging you to share your views with your representatives, and with each other on social media.


Call your elected officials.

Tell them you are their constituent, and you oppose SOPA and PIPA.


SOPA and PIPA would put the burden on website owners to police user-contributed material and call for the unnecessary blocking of entire sites. Small sites won’t have sufficient resources to defend themselves. Big media companies may seek to cut off funding sources for their foreign competitors, even if copyright isn’t being infringed. Foreign sites will be blacklisted, which means they won’t show up in major search engines. SOPA and PIPA would build a framework for future restrictions and suppression.

In a world in which politicians regulate the Internet based on the influence of big money, Wikipedia — and sites like it — cannot survive.

Congress says it’s trying to protect the rights of copyright owners, but the “cure” that SOPA and PIPA represent is worse than the disease. SOPA and PIPA are not the answer: they would fatally damage the free and open Internet.


What are SOPA and PIPA?

SOPA and PIPA represent two bills in the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate respectively. SOPA is short for the “Stop Online Piracy Act,” and PIPA is an acronym for the “Protect IP Act.” (“IP” stands for “intellectual property.”) In short, these bills are efforts to stop copyright infringement committed by foreign web sites, but, in our opinion, they do so in a way that actually infringes free expression while harming the Internet. Detailed information about these bills can be found in the

Stop Online Piracy Act and PROTECT IP Act articles on Wikipedia, which are available during the blackout. GovTrack lets you follow both bills through the legislative process: SOPA on this page, and PIPA on this one. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for the public interest in the digital realm, has summarized why these bills are simply unacceptable in a world that values an open, secure, and free Internet.

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January 18, 2012 Posted by | Updates | , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

1000’s flock to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial today!

DC Update

There were 1000’s of visitors today at the NEW Martin Luther King Memorial today here in Washington, DC.

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, DC

What some of the visitors had to say about thier visit today:

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial visitors

Also, Here is a little about the Memorial when it opened this past summer:

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January 16, 2012 Posted by | Updates | , , , , | Leave a comment

New Online Course Introduced for Native American Small Business Owners

DC Update: SBA News Release

U.S. Small Business Administration Press Office

Release Date: January 4, 2012
Release Number: 12-02
Contact: Cecelia Taylor (202) 401-3059
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New Online Course Introduced for Native American Small Business Owners

WASHINGTON – Native American entrepreneurs have a new tool to help determine if they’re ready for business ownership and to help them get started. Native American Small Business Primer: Strategies for Success is a free, self-paced online business course developed for Native American business owners. The course provides an overview of basic business principles and makes them aware of the programs and services available from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Native American Small Business Primer: Strategies for Success will enhance the agency’s effort to provide important resources for emerging Native American entrepreneurs,” said SBA Administrator Karen Mills. “Our ultimate goal is to help create jobs and stimulate economic and business development in our Native American communities. This course is an essential business development tool for the entrepreneur’s toolbox.”

SBA's Starting an Online BusinessThe new online course: emphasizes business planning and market research as essential steps to take before going into business; informs Native American entrepreneurs about the legal aspects of starting a business, including the type of ownership (legal structure) and licensing; and provides key information on seed money for starting up, raising capital, and borrowing money. In addition, there is a section on how to estimate business start-up costs that can help assess the financial needs of going into business.

The course is available from the SBA’s Online Small Business Training web page under Online Courses for Starting Your Business at http://www.sba.gov/content/online-courses-starting-your-business.

SBA’s Office of Native American Affairs works to ensure that American Indian, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian communities have full access to all SBA programs and services. Each year, more than 200,000 American Indian and Alaska Native and 29,000 Native Hawaiian-owned businesses add billions to the American economy.

Course participants completing the online training programs can earn a certificate of completion from the SBA, with their name, date and course title. The Native American Small Business Primer course is one of nearly 30 online tutorials offered by the SBA’s Online Business Training (www.sba.gov/training). Free courses are offered on Starting a Business, Managing a Business, Financing a Business, and Contracting.

SBA can also help pair new business owners with expert advisers, counseling and mentoring services through an SBA representative or resource partner about management assistance, financing options, or participating local SBA lenders.

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January 10, 2012 Posted by | Native News, Updates | , , , , , | Leave a comment

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