Celebrating Native American culture

first_img Preserving a culture, one speaker at a time As an undergraduate at Stanford, Sarah Sadlier always looked forward to the Stanford Powwow, an annual event celebrating Native American peoples and cultures that brings 30,000 attendees to the California campus.Now at Harvard and pursuing a Ph.D. in the History Department specializing in Native American history, Sadlier is looking forward to the Harvard Powwow, which commemorates the original tribal nations that populated New England 12,000 years ago. It will be held Saturday afternoon on Lesley University’s Brattle Lawn.“The powwow here is much more intimate,” said Sadlier, a Miniconjou Lakota who grew up in Tacoma, Wash., and one of the event’s co-chairs. “It draws 500, 600 people.“But here or there, I always look forward to the powwow because it’s the one time in which we come together as a community to share our traditions and cultures,” she said. “It’s also an opportunity for non-indigenous individuals to educate themselves about the original peoples of this land.”California is home to nearly 363,000 Native Americans, which makes it the state with the largest native population in the country. With 18,850 Native Americans, Massachusetts has a smaller native population, but the commonwealth is the ancestral land of the Massachusett tribe.Featuring traditional dancers, singers and drummers from tribes across New England, food vendors and arts and craft sellers, the 24th annual powwow is sponsored by Harvard University Native American Program (HUNAP). This year, the powwow has a special meaning for the Native American community at Harvard, said Sadlier.For the first time in its 400 years, the University has hired four professors in Native American Studies: Philip Deloria and Tiya Miles in the History Department, Joe Gone in the Anthropology Department and the Faculty of Medicine, and Shawon Kinew in the Department of History of Art and Architecture.Native American advocates saw the 2018 hiring of Deloria, Harvard’s first tenured professor of Native American history, and that of the other three professors as a recognition of the University’s obligations to Native American communities. The Harvard Charter of 1650 stipulated the College’s commitment to “educate the English and Indian youth of this country.” The land on which Harvard sits is the traditional homeland of the Massachusett people.“In the short time that I’ve been here, it’s been amazing to see the growth of the Native American community at Harvard,” said Sadlier, who came to Harvard in the fall of 2017. “When I first arrived here, there were no Native American faculty. Now, we have four. We’re also seeing more student participation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.”The first powwow at Harvard was held in 1995 to raise the visibility of the small Native American student community, help them connect with New England’s original tribal nations, and remind them of home. Now, powwow organizers would also liketo raise awareness about the resilience of indigenous peoples and provide a chance for non-indigenous people to appreciate and celebrate Native American culture.“The Harvard powwow provides a space for our community to gather, celebrate, and make Harvard ‘indigenous,’” said Jason Packineau, community coordinator at HUNAP. “For our students, representing different Schools at Harvard and also identifying with different traditions, the powwow is this unifying moment where they feel connected and validated, to something that is both larger and familiar.”The powwow will be Saturday from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at 99 Brattle St. The Grand Entry of dancers will take place at 1 p.m. Admission is free. Related Putting ‘the language of the Earth on the agenda’center_img Indigenous leaders offer unique perspective on climate change Yuchi Language Project seeks to revitalize indigenous identity through common tonguelast_img read more

Idina Menzel Talks Taye Diggs, Frozen Fame Frenzy & More

first_img Star Files Wait, is Idina Menzel doing War Horse?! No, but the star recently posed on a wooden horse for People magazine (for some reason). The Frozen queen opened up in the mag about paths not taken, the break up of her marriage to Taye Diggs and all of the juggling she must do as a mom and star of Broadway’s If/Then.  Idina Menzel If/Then Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 View Comments “It’s been crazy,” Menzel says of becoming a household name. “More people know me. But having a four-year-old keeps me grounded no matter what else is happening.” The star also discussed her separation. “We’ve been best friends,” she says of Diggs. “We were together for a long time and grew apart, but we’re still close.” In a video with People, and true to form with her role in If/Then, Menzel once again shared what she would have done if she were not a singer. The Tony winner also revealed what magical power she would most want to possess (because defying gravity, building ice palaces and insane belting aren’t enough.) Take a look at the video below! (P.S. Can’t get enough Idina? Click here!) Related Showslast_img read more

Trail Mix: Dan Lotti and Dangermuffin

first_imgThough singer/songwriter Dan Lotti recently left Folly Beach, South Carolina, for the mountains of western North Carolina, his former homestead on the beach will always hold a special place in his heart. While in Folly Beach, Lotti – along with Mike Sivilli and Steven Sandifer – founded Dangermuffin, a band that, frankly, could not have originated anywhere other than surfside.Dangermuffin’s sound – an incredible blending of bluegrass, folk rock, spacey jams, and reggae – is a modern day folk surf soundtrack. I was hooked after taking a first listen Moonscapes, the band’s 2010 release. I am now spinning Songs For The Universe, the band’s newest record, virtually nonstop. Each time I listen, I am overwhelmed by an easy-hearted mellowness. I can’t help it. Lotti and his mates have a knack for writing music that resonates with positivity and good vibes. It never fails that, after listening to Dangermuffin, I just feel better.I recently caught up with Dan Lotti while he was in Folly Beach to chat up Dangermuffin’s hometown. Based on his descriptions, I have a trip scheduled for the not too distant future.BRO – Favorite local band?DL – There is so much great music going on here in Folly Beach and we only have a handful of bars. I am a big fan of The Travelin’ Kine and Weigh Station.BRO – Must visit spot for an out of towner?DL – That would have to be Bert’s Market. It has a great late night menu and the deli station makes sandwiches twenty-four hours a day. They have a fantastic growler station and all sorts of beach munchies. Bert’s is the heart of Folly Beach.BRO – Favorite place to see a band?DL – My favorite local venue is the Surf Bar. That’s where we got our start as a band. There was a beautiful vibe every Sunday evening with bluegrass, surf videos, and woodstoves.BRO – Favorite eatery?DL – I love Lost Dog Café on Folly Beach. It is always packed on weekends and the experience is always memorable.BRO – Cool historical tidbit?DL – Folly Beach was almost named Gershwin Isle. Porgy and Bess was written here, so when you hear “Summertime, and the livin’ is easy,” that there’s Folly Beach!It looks like Dangermuffin will be taking the balance of 2014 off, but January finds them all over the Southeast, with dates in North Carolina, Virginia, South Carolina, and Georgia already slated. For more information on those dates, others on the schedule, or how to get your hands on Songs For The Universe, fly over to www.dangermuffinmusic.com.Also be sure to check out “Little Douglas,” a track from the new record that includes Keller Williams on bass, on this month’s Trail Mix.last_img read more

Helio Health expands rehabilitation beds in $13 million investment

first_imgHowever, they say it’s the toll on mental health the virus takes on people that have not received as much attention. They say the isolation it causes can drive people back to addiction. (WBNG) — New resources are being devoted to fighting the opioid epidemic in the Southern Tier. It’s a $13 million investment. Officials say just because there’s a pandemic, the fight against addiction isn’t over. Helio Health, along with state and local officials, has announced 50 new stabilization and rehabilitation beds in Binghamton. There are currently 50 beds, but 50 more beds for a total of 100 beds will be made available for recovering addicts at the Helio Health Center on Glenwood Road. Officials say it’s more important now than it ever has been to help people fighting addiction. They say the physical toll of the coronavirus has been well accounted for. “The work of government doesn’t stop,” said Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul. “We have to ensure that projects like these continue, that money continues to flow from the oasis, that partners like Helio Health are able to mobilize and get this off the ground because we could not have foreseen when projects like this were first offered to us that there would be a higher demand than ever before,” she said.last_img read more

La Carlota City mayor passes away

first_imgJalandoni will be replaced by ViceMayor Rex Jalandoon./PN The governor said the people of LaCarlota City ‘will surely miss him.’ Vice Gov.  Jeffrey Ferrer said Jalandoni passed awayaround noon on Tuesday after battling liver cancer at the St. Lukes MedicalCenter in Makati City. Jalandoni was on his second term asthe city’s chief executive upon his death. Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson alsoexpressed sympathized on the death of Jalandoni. Jalandoni has been undergoing medicaltreatment for two years already, the vice governor said. center_img Lacson also appealed to the people ofLa Carlota City ‘to continue to support their officials with the demise oftheir mayor.’ BACOLOD City – The city of La Carlotain Negros Occidental is mourning over the loss of their mayor Luis “Jackie”Jalandoni III. “We know each other as mayors of ourrespective cities and I heard good things about how he governed,” said Lacson,a former mayor of San Carlos City.  He added that the late mayor hasserved their hometown as councilor, vice mayor and mayor.last_img read more

Janice L. Cook

first_imgJanice L. Cook, of Brookville, was born on March 2, 1944, in Batesville, the daughter of Rupert and Dorothy Nedderman Moreland. Janice married Marvin Cook on December 7, 1963, at Providence Presbyterian Church in Bright, Indiana. Janice devoted 30 years to her career as a Medical Lab Technician, retiring from Fayette Memorial Hospital in 2008. In her free time, Janice was very active in her church, First Presbyterian Church of Harrison, serving as a Deacon and Elder and dedicating time to volunteer ministries. She also was a member of the Knitting Club and loved animals of all kinds. On Sunday, July 16, 2017, Janice passed away at Shawnee Spring Nursing Home in Harrison.Janice’s memory will be cherished by those who survive her, including her beloved husband; her daughter, Carla (Don) Myers of Cincinnati; her grandchildren, Heather and Trevor; siblings, James Moreland of Sunman, Beverly (Ivan) Hughes of Erlanger, KY, John (Karen) Moreland of Villa Hills, KY, and Thomas Moreland of Bright, IN. She is also survived by her siblings-in-law, Sharon (Glenn) Grubb of Brookville, Terry Cook (Karen Lake) of New Trenton, and Bonnie (Mark) Stewart of Brookville; and many nieces and nephews. Janice was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters-in-law, Carol Moreland and Linda Ayala; and brother-in-law, Gary Cook.Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, July 19, 2017, from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Visitation will continue on Thursday, July 20, at First Presbyterian Church, 115 S. Vine Street, Harrison, beginning at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Pastor Joshua Long will officiate the funeral service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Gibson Cemetery in Bright, Indiana.Memorial contributions can be directed to FC CAN or the Franklin County Humane Society. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Janice L. Cook.last_img read more

Strength in depth pleases Wenger

first_img The Gunners battled to a 2-0 win at Manchester City on Sunday, which saw them close back up on the top four of the Barclays Premier League. Walcott and Ozil have just returned from injury, so watched on from the substitutes bench at the Etihad Stadium, but are expected to be in contention to start Sunday’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at Brighton. Wenger is confident having such strength in reserve, with England midfielder Jack Wilshere stepping up his rehabilitation following ankle surgery, can only boost Arsenal’s prospects for the second half of the campaign. “People reproach you when you have no competition on the bench. When there is one, they question you as well,” said Wenger. “It is true there is competition for places at the moment, that is a luxury that only a club of our stature can afford. “It can make the players better, because the competition inside the club is always very important to keep the players on their toes. “These (Walcott and Ozil) are players who are in a bit of a special position, it is not their quality which is questioned, it is just the fact they have just come back from long-term injuries.” Wenger accepts when everyone is fully fit, he will have some serious thinking to do on team selection. “The best XI I have in my head can change every week. We are in a world where competition is vital and competition is just down to performance in the last game,” he said. Walcott was sidelined for the best part of a year after suffering knee ligament damage in last season’s FA Cup third-round tie against Tottenham, which also shattered his 2014 World Cup hopes for England. Manager Arsene Wenger believes having the likes of Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott itching to get off the bench can only make Arsenal stronger for the challenges ahead. The forward was not able to be at Wembley when Arsenal battled back to beat Hull 3-2 after extra-time to end the club’s nine-season silverware quest, but hopes to get another opportunity to lift the famous old trophy come May 2015 having joined in with the open-top bus celebrations which followed around the streets of Highbury & Islington. “A lot of people say some players have lost some love for (the FA Cup), but not for me at all,” Walcott told Arsenal Player. “I am sure our players, having won it last year, will want to hold on to the trophy, so it is important to start well. “For me personally it would be fantastic (to do well in the FA Cup) because of the disappointment of last year. That is something I am desperate to achieve this year. “It was hard to take definitely, missing (the final), but it is one of those things that happen in football and things happen for a reason.” Press Associationlast_img read more

108-Year-Old New Jersey Woman Survives 1918 Flu, Coronavirus

first_imgSylvia Goldsholl calls herself a “survivor.”The 108-year-old New Jersey resident has lived through both the 1918 flu pandemic and the current coronavirus pandemic.Goldsholl, who lives at a nursing home in Allendale, New Jersey, has recovered from the virus, after being diagnosed last month, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said at a press conference on Thursday.Sylvia Goldscholl is 108 years old. Last month, she tested positive for #COVID19 and has beaten it. A tremendous life, a tremendous spirit, and a tremendous show of strength. So, to you, Sylvia, we send you all our best for many more years to come. pic.twitter.com/Wds6NCc1qj— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) May 14, 2020 “A tremendous life, a tremendous spirit, and a tremendous show of strength,” the governor wrote in the tweet about Goldsholl.Meanwhile, she told a television station, “I survived everything because I was determined to survive.”Rather than discussing the virus, she focused on her family.“The oldest of four children and I was the smartest one from the bunch,” she said. “I am a survivor. I’ve got to come out on the top of every list.”The staff at Allendale Community for Senior Living shared her story on Facebook, describing her as the “model of positive perseverance.”last_img read more

Rain ruins day four in England

first_img(ESPNCRICINFO) – More rain sent the second Test squelching towards a damp-squib draw, made even more disappointing by the fact that the small amount of play possible on day four teased at an enthralling contest.Despite squeezing in 10.2 overs of compelling cricket – more than on the washed-out third day – the players left the field after an hour as the rain arrived, remaining so heavy that stumps were called shortly before 4:00pm with the outfield too wet to even attempt a mopping-up operation.While play was allowed, England claimed the one wicket they needed to wrap up Pakistan’s first innings and lost one of their own when Rory Burns fell to Shaheen Shah Afridi on the fourth ball of the reply.Pakistan resumed on 223 for 9 with Mohammad Rizwan unbeaten on 60 and Naseem Shah not out 1.Rizwan came out swinging but failed to connect with James Anderson’s first ball. He scored a four in each of Anderson’s next two overs, the first charging down the pitch and getting a thick outside edge to an intended straight hit that sailed over gully’s head, the second a more controlled jab through backward point.But he fell a short time later, having added 12 to his overnight score, when he shovelled the ball to Zak Crawley at cover to give Stuart Broad his fourth wicket.Afridi made the early breakthrough for Pakistan, dismissing Burns for a four-ball duck. He almost had a wicket first ball but Burns’ nick to Asad Shafiq at second slip didn’t quite carry. Shafiq gobbled up the catch a short time later though, to send Burns on his way and put England at 0 for 1 in reply to Pakistan’s first-innings 236.Dom Sibley and Crawley both wore body blows from Mohammad Abbas who, like Afridi, was finding sublime movement to keep the batsmen under intense scrutiny before the weather had the final say for the fourth day in a row.last_img read more

Wrestling: Two All-American Badgers take on NCAA Championships to cap off successful season

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin wrestling team’s season came to a close this past weekend at the NCAA Championships.Six wrestlers headed to the tournament, each picking up at least one victory, but only two advanced to the quarterfinals.In his first season as coach, Chris Bono led the Badgers to a 9-6 record in duel-matches this season, including the team’s highest finish at the Midlands Championships since 2010 and the first season with two All-Americans since 2017.  “This team is a bunch of fighters,” Bono said. “We’ve got some really great kids.”Badgers transition to outdoor season after top-ten finishes at NCAA Indoor Championships, remarkable individual performancesTrack and field doesn’t typically come to mind when one thinks of Wisconsin winter sports. Most students would associate the Read…Wisconsin was represented in the quarterfinals by the two-time All-American, Evan Wick, who weighs in at 165 lbs and his All-American teammate, Trent Hillger, who weighs in at 285 lbs.  Fourth-seeded Wick, a redshirt sophomore, found his first action Saturday where he met No. 7 Isaiah White who was competing for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Wick had already matched up against White twice during the regular season and won both matches. Saturday however, White jumped out to an early 2–1 lead, but a critical hands-to-the-face call at the beginning of the third went against White to tie the match at two. Wick went on to record a takedown in the final minute and secure a 4–3 win to move on to the third-place match.  That match featured a remake of last year’s third-place match between Lock Haven wrestler Chance Marsteller and Wick.Softball: Badgers start Big Ten play with hopes of finishing atop conferenceThe No. 23 University of Wisconsin Softball team is off to one of their best starts in program history after Read…Wick had won his previous two matches against Marsteller, but did not find the same result over this past weekend. Marsteller advanced with a 6–5 victory over Wick, putting Wick in fourth place overall for the tournament.  Redshirt freshman No. 7 Hillger found defeat in the seventh-place match against No. 9 Matt Stencel of Central Michigan. Hillger tried to make a move late in the match, but Stencel countered the move and recorded a takedown as time was expiring to win 3–1. Hillger placed eighth in his NCAA Tournament debut. “We didn’t end on the brightest note, but we are leaving here with two All-Americans, which is something to build on and bring back to Madison,” Bono said. “We are excited to start building for next year. The future is bright in Madison, Wisconsin.”last_img read more