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  •  Great Idea (3+ / 0-)
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    Leeloo, grumpelstillchen, MuskokaGord

    Great idea to nominate Chief Spence. And thanks for the link to CulturalSurvival, looks like a fabulous organization.

    On the bio, maybe Heather can help you as she's been visiting the camp regularly. Although with the upcoming meeting, the request likely should wait until afterwards.

    Maybe you could submit the nomination, but ask for letters of support from people like Winona LaDuke and Buffy Ste. Marie. Both have spoken out for Chief Spence and Idle No More.

    Winona LaDuke posted a letter of support for Chief Spence a few days ago. Found this link to contact Buffy Ste. Marie. Given that she's already spoken out, you might not need a personal introduction to get her support.

    A few days ago #idlenomore had a link to Johnny Cash's Drums about the reservation schools. Hadn't realized he did an entire album Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian, and came across this great video of Buffy St. Marie with Johnny Cash. It's such vintage 1960's, her voice is fabulous but most of all they look like they're having such fun! Thought you might enjoy it.

    •  Damn! Thank you so much--just what the doc ordered (2+ / 0-)
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      SilentNoMore, MuskokaGord

      My mother wore a pair of those white patent leather Buffy boots, and I actually use Cash's "Drums" as an example of the ballad form in my classes, but WOW! Thank you so much for this link--that's going on the syllabus, now. ;-)  heheheh

      Old proverb, btw: When Drums speak, laws are silent.

      Yeah, the drums are a big part of this, but let's not get me started! ;-)

    •  Oh and also thanks for the Winona/Buffy (1+ / 0-)
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      SilentNoMore

      links--I'll probably just get my own letter drafted, then send it to them with pertinent info on the nomination process--then they can use my ltte as a template or write their own, etc. Just trying to save everyone some time by getting one template letter together....if I have it done by week's end, that still gives everyone two weeks to submit the nominations.

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