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Nature on the Move

Submitted by Paul Hetzler To a highly mobile species like humans, the fact that other animals relocate their families – or entire populations – isn’t a big surprise. We know historical...

 

The Children's Bible In a Nutshell

Submitted by Phyllis Point A child was asked to write a book report on the entire bible… In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness and some gas. The Bible...

 

Confederacy Takes in Many Nations: We Are Many Peoples

By Doug George-Kanentiio “I think no institutional achievement of mankind exceeds it (the Confederacy) in either wisdom or intelligence” John Collier, US Commissioner of Indian Affairs 1933-1945...

 

Tree Protection

Submitted by Paul Hetzler, ISA Certified Arborist As someone whose job it is to help preserve trees, I find it ironic that in nearly every case I am saving them from us. We injure their root systems,...

 

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Simply Great

Submitted by Paul Hetzler On the whole, Europeans did alright naming New World plants and animals. For example, they called a large brown bat species the big brown bat – kudos for accuracy. A few...

 

Wrestling at the Point and George Floyd

By Doug George-Kanentiio There is appropriate anger in the US over the killing of George Floyd in May, caused by a chokehold and compression on his neck by former Minneapolis police officer Derek...

 

MONITORING FOR EUROPEAN CHERRY FRUIT FLY – YOU CAN HELP

Submitted by: Rich Gast I love cherries! Especially sweet cherries. They're delicious fresh, high in fiber, and loaded with vitamins, minerals, and...

 

SHADY BUSINESS

Submitted by Paul Hetzler One of the perks of having trees nearby is that social-distancing rules don’t apply – you can hug as many as you like without risk of contracting Covid-19. Another...

 

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Northern Snakehead

Submitted by Paul Hetzler Its immense reproductive capacity, ability to skulk about on dry land, and avid appetite for all manner of aquatic life (as well as a few terrestrial species) has earned...

 

We Need African American Allies to Replace Offensive Mascots and Statues

By Doug George-Kanentiio Our Native people have marched with millions of others to protest the killing by police of African Americans. The tragic fact is that of all ethnic groups this country’s...

 

The St. Regis Point Restoration Project

For generations families and children of our community have been making memories down at the St. Regis Point. It has become a monument in our stories...

 

MY UDDERLY VERSATILE DAIRY GOATS

Submitted by Oksana Wynnik 4-H Member, Kids 4 Kids of Franklin County We have a small herd of NIGERIAN DWARF goats. They are a breed of dairy goats...

 

Grit & Gratitude

Pause of silence Shhh... just listen to the chorus The orchestra of existence From dark to light, dusk till dawn Loud & soft, sounds of life at every frequency Tune into the sovereignty of choice...

 

On the American uprising of 2020

By Doug George-Kanentiio That an American police force assaults and kills a member of an ethnic minority is not unusual for Native people who have endured murderous and deliberate violence applied...

 

What was life like at Akwesasne in the year 1300?

By Doug George-Kanentiio A recent question came up in the Quora forum asking what life was like in North America in the year 1300. This is my response for Akwesasne specifically: Breathing clean air,...

 

Hot Sounds

Submitted by Paul Hetzler Probably everyone has a sound they associate with high summer. For me, nothing says “holy cow, it’s hot” like the drone of a cicada, its song a miniature buzz saw that...

 

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Dear Indian Time, I unearthed a stone object which resembles an anvil; it measures approx. 22" long by 12" wide and 12" high. I have been in contact...

 

Lichens Only Look Guilty

Submitted by Paul Hetzler The high school I attended was too small to have football or track-and-field, which was no great loss, as the only sport I have ever been good at is jumping to conclusions....

 

On the American Uprising of 2020

By Doug George-Kanentiio That an American police force assaults and kills a member of an ethnic minority is not unusual for Native people who have endured murderous and deliberate violence applied...

 

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Keep Off the Grass

Submitted by Paul Hetzler I’ve been wary of lawns since about 1970 when I saw a public-service TV ad which featured a leafy green bundle dropping into an eerily vacant playground. A baritone,...

 

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Live Long and Prosper Together

Submitted by Paul Hetzler I imagine there was a lot more handwringing prior to the Covid-19 lockdown in Switzerland as compared to other countries, because since 2008 it has been a federal crime there...

 

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