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UPDATE ON HOPI KATSINAM:  AUCTION PROCEEDS OVER TRIBE'S OBJECTIONS

After a French court refused last Thursday to halt it, auction house Neret-Minet proceeded last Friday with its planned sale of sacred objects, including 70 katsina (kachina) masks, netting US $1.2 million (€931,000).

A great deal of the reporting on the complex relationship between the Hopi people and the masks is inaccurate or misleading. There is much that I don't know, because I am not entitled to know, and rather than misstate Hopi beliefs, or similarly arrogate to myself something that isn't mine to discuss, I'm not going to try to explain the relationships and definitions in any detail. Suffice to say that some refer to the masks, and to the spirits they represent, as "Friends," and that they are not merely sacred, but an integral part of Hopi culture and life. There is also no question in my mind that they are stolen property. The items reportedly date to the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, and are thought to have been stolen from Hopi (along with objects from the Navajo Nation and Zuni and Jemez Pueblos, at a minimum), in the 1930s and 1940s. It is simply not believable that these pieces were given, willingly or otherwise, to a white outsider, for any purpose.

USA Today's reporting describes the auction as "chaotic," with protestors both inside and outside the auction house. One French filmmaker in attendance shouted that the auction, and the way it was conducted, was "shameful" and a "scandal" — and was promptly escorted out. One nonprofit group bid successfully on one item, and announced its intent to repatriate the object to Hopi. As far as is currently known, everything else is now in the hands of private collectors, some of whom are reveling in their acquisition of stolen property by making appallingly racist public statements:

Monroe Warshaw, an art collector from New York, who bought two masks for around 28,000 euros ($36,500) euros, said he didn't believe the masks had been stolen from the Hopis and that the person who acquired them should be thanked, not criticized, for preserving them.

"How did they steal them? Did some antique dealer go into their house at night and steal them?" he said, as the auction was still in progress.

He added that he will "probably not" ever give them back to the Hopis as "they didn't care for them in the first place — now they want them because they have a value."

Nice racism there, Warshaw. I suspect you'll find that your stolen property doesn't bring you nearly as much satisfaction as you think it will.

 photo AngwusnasomtakaFront_zps301f96fd.jpg One other point about the coverage: As usual, it gets the most basic stuff wrong. I'll give one example. Media outlets are reporting that "the most expensive [item was] the 'Mother Crow' mask, selling for 160,000 euros ($209,000) — more than three times the pre-sale estimate."

Which gets the name exactly backward. She is Crow Mother, not "Mother Crow." (She also has a Hopi name, rendered into Arabic letters, but I'm not sure that it's my place to post it here.) There are photos of the masks from the auction itself; I will not reproduce them here, because the thought of displaying photographs of these particular sacred objects makes me uncomfortable in the extreme. It is not my place to do it (nor is it anyone else's who is not Hopi). So I'm using a photo of a katsina reproduction by a Hopi/Laguna carver whose work we sell. This katsina figure sold long ago; the image is for informational purposes only, to give you an idea of what a traditional Crow Mother mask would look like. She's powerfully beautiful.

HISTORY:  DAKOTA PRISONER OF WAR LETTERS TRANSLATED,
COMPILED INTO NEW BOOK

 photo DakotaPOWLettersBookCover_zps9c3e0beb.jpg Dr. Clifford Canku (Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota), an expert in his people's language, has worked with colleague Michael Simon to translate letters written by Dakota warriors who were held as prisoners of war during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

After the federal government lynched 38 Dakota men at Mankato, Minnesota, some 270 Indians were forcibly marched to Iowa and held as POWs by the U.S. Army, where many starved and/or froze to death. Between them the prisoners wrote more than 100 letters, all in their native language, to family members back home. Dr. Canku has been working for years to produce accurate translations, and now, 50 of those letters have been compiled into a new book, The Dakota Prisoner of War Letters.

Dr. Canku, whose academic specialty is his traditional language (and which he teaches at North Dakota State University), has said that the book is intended for both Indians and non-Indians:

"Get back to telling our side of the story, two sides. One is the colonizer stories and those have been colonized. Our resources have been stolen."
With this book, some of those resources — and an invaluable perspective and collection of stories — have been reclaimed for their rightful stewards.

For more information on the lynchings at Mankato, see an important memorial diary by Meteor Blades here.

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"I KNOW MORE ABOUT BEING WHITE THAN YOU KNOW ABOUT BEING INDIAN":  SHERMAN ALEXIE ON BILL MOYERS

 photo ShermanAlexieonMoyers_zps1c39c107.jpg Native writer Sherman Alexie (Coeur d'Alene/Colville/Spokan) appeared on this past weekend's episode of Moyers and Company.

In the interview, Mr. Alexie describes the difficulties Indians face on a daily basis, constantly being forced to walk in two worlds. Topics range from historical influences to contemporary issues, including the battle to eliminate racist mascots and the fact that much of the dominant culture now identifies Indians only with alcoholism and casinos:

"At least half the country thinks the mascot issue is insignificant. But I think it’s indicative of the ways in which Indians have no cultural power. We’re still placed in the past. So we’re either in the past or we’re only viewed through casinos," Alexie tells Bill. "I know a lot more about being white than you know about being Indian."
That lack of power and presence in the dominant culture is a running theme throughout the interview, and, indeed, throughout Mr. Alexie's significant literary ouevre. His own Web site gives a sardonic nod to that experience: It's called fallsapart.com.

Sherman Alexie has been writing professionally his entire adult life. He began as a poet, prompted by a creative writing class at Washington State University. His professor, Chinese-American author Alex Kuo, gave him an anthology of stories by Native author Joseph Bruchac, a book Alexie credits with changing his life by showing him that there were other Native authors out there writing about their own stories. In 1992, he published his first poetry collection, The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems. He then left college three credits shy of graduation to pursue his writing career, and within the first year thereafter, he was awarded both the Washington State Arts Commission Poetry Fellowship and the National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship. His first work of prose was the now-famous collection of short stories, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, in 1993; he followed up three years later with his first novel, Reservation Blues. Since then, he has turned out a wide array of writing in numerous forms, but he may be best known for writing the screenplay for, and bringing to the big screen, the first movie comprising an all-Indian cast: Smoke Signals. He has won numerous awards and honors for his work, and finds time to give back by encouraging the writing and filmmaking talents of other young Indians, as well as by supporting programs for at-risk Native youth. His latest book is another anthology of short stories, Blasphemy.

Tomorrow, Mr. Alexie will again join Moyers and Company — this time online at 1:00 PM EDT for a live chat. Viewers and readers can submit questions here.

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MORE NDN NEWS and latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the Frybead Thingey

ANCIENT PETROGLYPHS VANDALIZED BY UNICORN & MARIJUANA GRAFFITI

 photo VandalizedPetroglyph_zpsd1424b2c.jpg With some of these stories, I really have difficulty holding my tongue.  This is one of those times.

In a remote area north of Blythe, California, are ancient petroglyphs, thousands of years old. A BLM archaeologist has reported that some of the glyphs have been vandalized, perhaps beyond repair, by spray-painted graffiti.

And it wasn't even, you know, like, real graffiti:

"There's a unicorn, a horse figure, the number 625, the name Sosa, a number of smiley faces and what appeared to be marijuana leafs [sic]," said archaeologist Thomas Jones.
. . .
"It was just devastating to see the kind of damage that occurred. When the paint gets into the cracks of these petroglyphs, it's very challenging to remove, it's very difficult and even destructive," said Jones.

Seriously? A unicorn and pot leaves?

Officials are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to arrest of the person or persons responsible. Meanwhile, efforts to rehabilitate the images will likely run into the thousands of dollars, and officials warn that some of the glyphs may be damaged beyond repair.

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LAKOTA SPRING:  PUBLIC HEARINGS ON SOUTH DAKOTA ICWA SCANDAL

 photo HoweandSheehanofLPLP_zps09c2ee71.jpg They call it the Lakota Spring: Members of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation are partnering with the Lakota Peoples Law Project [LPLP] to engage in a massive, far-reaching organizing effort to recover their children, stolen from their families in violation of the Indian Child Welfare Act [ICWA]. The LPLP and Bureau of Indian Affairs [BIA] officials are scheduled to co-host a three-day summit, May 15-17, on the current state of Native foster care and ICWA violations affecting Lakota children. To prepare for the summit, tribal officials are convening two public hearings: the first on April 20, from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, at the Grand River Casino in Mobridge, S.D.; the second on April 28th, from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM, at the Prairie Nights Casino in Fort Yates, N.D. The purpose of the hearings is two-fold:

At these hearings Lakota relatives who have lost children to the foster care system will be invited to speak, on camera, about their experiences with the Department of Social Services. . . . The Standing Rock tribal government is making a substantial investment to explore having its own family welfare system and to secure long term direct federal funding to support it.

In addition, the "LPLP is also circulating an online petition to encourage members of Congress to attend the May summit."

The push for the summit with the BIA comes out of a report that Lakota tribal officials recently submitted to Congress, highlighting the serial violations of the ICWA that are routine in South Dakota. The report, combined with previous efforts on the part of the tribes and the LPLP, demonstrated a deliberate pattern of stealing Lakota children from extended families perfectly able, willing, and qualified to care for them, and illegally placing them with white families — in part, for "perverse financial incentives." The result was a hellish record of physical, psychological, and even sexual abuse (including rape) for many Indian children, and State officials subsequently prosecuted two of their own child welfare officials for blowing the whistle on these crimes.  

For historical background, see Denise Oliver Velez's front-page piece from yesterday on "Stolen Generations," and Meteor Blades's diary on the long-term effects of stealing children from their families (some of whom are Kossacks today). For greater background about the current "removals" going on among the Lakota, read the LPLP's diaries on the cover-up of rape and other abuse of Indian children in the South Dakota foster care system, and on NPR's coverage of the report to Congress. See also my own diary on the racism and "perverse financial incentives" that keep the illegal practice of Indian child removal going strong.

If you live in the area of either hearing, you can help in two ways: First, if you know of Native families who may be affected by these issues, please help spread the word. Second, contact your elected representatives, and encourage them to support the efforts of the Standing Rock members (and those of other affected Lakota nations) to recover their stolen children and enforce compliance with the ICWA.

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WALKED ON:  THE FIREBIRD, MARIA TALLCHIEF

 photo MariaTallchiefasFirebird_zps4c8888b2.jpg When I was a little girl, one of the many things I wanted to be when I grew up was a ballerina. So did a lot of the other little girls I knew. But in my case, I didn't want to be just a ballerina; I wanted to be one specific ballerina. I wanted to be the next Maria Tallchief. I loved everything about her — her stunning beauty, her almost liquid grace, her powerful-sounding name, her insistence on maintaining her identity. And I loved the hope she represented: that, at a time when Indians were invisible to the larger world except as Hollywood Western stereotypes, a little Indian girl maybe, just maybe, could grow up to be anything she wanted.

Born in Fairfax, Oklahoma, on January 24, 1925, to an Osage father and a Scots-Irish mother, Elizabeth Marie Tall Chief was already dancing by age three. She began dancing professionally in 1942, when she joined the Ballet Russe dance company. At that time, Americans regarded Russians as the only dancers capable of "true" ballet, and so dancers of all nationalities took "Russian" names in an attempt to seem more "authentic." The year she joined, Ballet Russe officials asked Ms. Tallchief to change her name from Marie Tall Chief to Maria Tallchieva. Determined to maintain her Osage identity, the 17-year-old refused, although she did consent to altering her name to Maria and to merging her two-word surname into one word.

Ms. Tallchief broke barriers throughout her career. She was the first Native prima ballerina, and in 1944, began working with famed Russian choreographer George Balanchine. Obituaries widely refer to her as his "muse," and in 1946, she also became his wife. That same year, he cast her in his production with the Paris Opera Ballet, making her not only the first Indian, but the first American, ever to perform with the dance company. In 1947, when her contract with Ballet Russe expired, she followed Balanchine to New York to become one of the founding dancers of the New York City Ballet Company. Her talent and presence were such that she made the Firebird, the Swan Queen, and the Sugarplum Fairy her own, creating archetypes for future generations of aspiring dancers. She continued to dance with the New York City Ballet until her retirement in 1966.

Her marriage to Balanchine had long since ended, as had her second marriage to an aviator. In 1956, she was married for the final time, to Henry "Buzz" Paschen, Jr., with whom she had a stepdaughter and a biological daughter. After retiring from dancing, she moved to Chicago, where she continued to break barriers. She founded the ballet company at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in the 1970s; in 1981, she and her younger sister, Marjorie Tallchief, co-founded the Chicago City Ballet.

Through it all, she never abandoned her identity. Her obituary in the Chicago Sun-Times is accompanied by a slideshow of photos from various stages of her life; among them is a 1997 photo, taken in her home in Chicago, of her standing next to a framed, very old black and white photograph of her great-grandfather, Big Heart. Today, there are statues in her honor in Oklahoma, and the Osage Nation gave her a traditional name, Wa-Xthe-Thomba, which reportedly translates into English as "Woman of Two Standards." To generations of little Indian girls around the country, perhaps the most significant standard she carried was the one labeled "hope."

Normally, I would say that, on April 11th, 2013, Maria Tallchief walked on. But in this case, I don't think it's really accurate. I think that, four days ago, the Firebird stood en pointe one last time, and then took flight.

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:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meatspace community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.


THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

Click >>>HERE to see a list of all the regional Kossack groups that have organized for social and activism events. There are handy links to contact each organizer to join.

>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Saturday, April 20th

New England Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 11:30 AM
LOCATION: Silly's
40 Washington Ave • Portland, ME

ORGANIZER: Send nhox42 at yahoo dot com an email to attend.

RSVPs:
1. nhox42
2. commonmass
3. Debbie in ME
4. bluesheep
5. The Marti
6. JBL55
7. Mr. L
8. Jane in Maine
9.
10.
Maybees:
AnotherMassachusettsLiberal
Latest diary: 4/20 Portland, ME Kossack meetup! (4/12 Update)
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Sunday, April 21st

Southern Cal Inland Empire Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Eureka!Burger (menu)
345 West Pearl Avenue #130 • Redlands

ORGANIZER: Send SoCaliana kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. SoCaliana
2. pucklady
3. Unbozo
4. RedlandsDem
Maybees:
Jakedog42
Latest diary: So Cal IE Meetup: April 21st, 2013

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks

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Friday, April 19th

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Springfield Brewing Company
305 South Market Street • Springfield

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. tmservo433
2. ladypockt
3.
4.
5.
Maybees:
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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Saturday, April 20th

Houston Area Kossacks Early Dinner Meet-up

TIME: 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Field of Greens
2320 West Alabama Street • Houston

ORGANIZER: Send Chrislove a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Chrislove
2. nomandates
3. suesue
4. Mr. suesue (honorary Kossack)
5. cosette
6. Crabby Abbey
7. disconnect the dots
8. krwheaton
Maybees:
Latest diary: Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Scheduled for Saturday, April 20!
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Saturday, April 20th

Chicago Kossacks Celebrate Earth Day

TIME: Morning, see diary below for details
LOCATION: The Heller Nature Center
2821 Ridge Road  • Highland Park

Followed by pizza at broths & Mr. broths home.

ORGANIZER: Send figbash a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. figbash
2. broths
3. Mr. broths
4. Chitown Kev
5. MillieNeon
6. Railfan
7. NormAl
8. winifred3
9. Arlene
Maybees:
bsmechanic
Tim Delaney
Latest diary: Hey Chicago - Time for a Meet-Up!
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Saturday, April 20th

LA Kossacks Monthly Meet-up with Guest Speaker, Daily Kos Featured Writer, Dante Atkins

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION:  Casey's Irish Pub
613 S Grand Ave. • Los Angeles

ORGANIZER: Send Dave in Northridge a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Dave in Northridge
2. Shockwave
3. jakedog42
4. SanFernandoValleyMom
5. Gay CA Democrat
6. susans
7. 714day
8. otoelbc
Maybees:
ducktape
Latest diary: LA Kossacks - March 23 Meetup at Casey's (and on the Red Line) - Photos
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Saturday, April 20th

Dkos Asheville's First Meet-up

TIME: 1:00 PM
LOCATION: The Bywater
796 Riverside Dr. • Asheville

ORGANIZER: Send randallt a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. randallt
2. davehouck
3. Otteray Scribe
4. eeff
5. people power granny
6. Joieau
7. LamontCranston
8. cultjake
9. GordonNC (UID 5123 & City Councilman)
10. DawnN
11. SteelerGrrl
12. SteelerDude
13. Captain Sham
14. Sandy on Signal
15. gulfgal98
16. gigihopes
17. Jeff Messer, local radio host - 880 AM
18. Audri
19. Mr. A
20. Munchkn

Maybees:
polecat
alicia (plus two)
Nic Goodman
ecthompson
emmasnacker
TexDem
VeloVixen

Latest diary:Dkos Asheville Open Thread

From randallt: "DKos Asheville is hosting a meet up and we've managed to cast a wide net! Asheville NC is the epicenter of cool progressive in the heart of the mountains and we have folks traveling from Eastern Tennessee, the Southern Highlands and Charlotte. So don't let the distance keep you away, come to Asheville, sign up today! You know you want to."

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Sunday, April 28th
NYC Kossacks Brunch and a Show!
ORGANIZER: Send sidnora a kosmail to attend.

 Whym Restaurant NYC
Brunch:
TIME: Noon (with Show at 3PM)
LOCATION: Whym
889 9th Avenue (between 57th & 58th) • NYC
RSVPs:
1. sidnora
2. Denise Oliver Velez, Guest of Honor
3. devtob
4. LuLu
5. MBNYC
6. friends of LuLu
7. mconvente
8. joanbrooker
Maybees:
Batya the Toon
belinda ridgewood
thankgodforairamerica
kathny
 PlayBill Ann Richards
Theater:
TIME: 3:00 PM
LOCATION: The Vivian Beaumont Theater
150 West 65th St. (Broadway) • NYC
RSVPs:
1. sidnora
2. Denise Oliver Velez, Guest of Honor
3. devtob
4. LuLu
5. MBNYC
6. friends of LuLu
Maybees:
Latest diary: NY Metro Meetup: Theater Party, Sunday 4/28!!
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Saturday, May 18th or 25th

Atlanta Area Kossacks Kick-off Meet-up

TIME: 2:30 PM
LOCATION: Manuel's Tavern
602 N Highland Avenue Northeast • Atlanta

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. One Pissed Off Liberal
2. racheltracks
3. annrose
4. nawlinscate
5. Burned
6. treesrock
7. Lily O Lady
Maybees:
pragmaticidealist
xxdr zombiexx
eeff
Ashaman
lam2b2g
foresterbob
Latest diary: New diary coming up soon to help decide on the date
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New York Hudson Valley Kossacks

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DATE TBD

NY Hudson Valley Kossacks' First Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Hudson House
2 Main Street • Cold Spring, NY

ORGANIZER: Send boran2 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. boran2
2. thankgodforairamerica
3. betson08 (if event is in April)
Maybees:
Latest diary: [Waiting for linked diary]
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Wednesday, June 19th

Cheers & Jeers-* New Day * Dinner

TIME: 5:30 PM
LOCATION: The Brit (Britannia Arms)
173 W. Santa Clara St. (walking distance from Conv. Center) • Downtown San Jose

Every year since 2007, Common Sense Mainer has organized a dinner for the readers of Cheers & Jeers who attend Netroots Nation. It has grown every year. Last year we had over 100 Kossacks attend. CSM always chooses a restaurant willing to handle a large crowd WITH SEPARATE CHECKS. (!?!) Yes, I know, hard to believe but it's worked the last several years. This year CSM has negotiated with The Brit for a special menu and separate checks are secured. If you'd like to join us please leave a comment in this diary and you'll be put on the RSVP list below. This year * New Day and SFKossacks are co-hosting. All regional groups are invited to attend in addition to the loyal C&J following that Bill and Michael have.

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to attend or leave a comment.

The plenary table list below will also be the RSVP list for this event. Dinner attendees will have an asterisk by their name.



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Wednesday, June 19th

Liquid Courage party to open NN13

Our friends at the Courage Campaign have announced that they’re throwing a party to open Netroots Nation 2013. Gov. Howard Dean will be there!

TIME: 7:30 - 9:30 PM
LOCATION: The Tech Museum

201 South Market St. (walking distance from Conv. Center) • Downtown San Jose
Arrive early on Wednesday to pick up your credentials at the Convention Center which will get you into the Liquid Courage event.



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Netroots Nation 2013 in San Jose: Plenary Session Table Reservations

SFKossacks:
1. side pocket [First Lieutenant]
2. mrs. side pocket*
3. kimoconnor*
4. citisven
5. lineatus
6. Cali Scribe
7. Glen the Plumber*
8. remembrance*
9. jotter*
10. aha aha*
SFKossacks:
1. Lusty
2. RainyDay*
3. norm*
4. boran2 (Honorary)
5. Lorikeet
6. madhaus
7. boatsie
8. maggiejean*
9. paradise50*
10. smileycreek*
SFKossacks:
1. Kamakhya
2. dharmasyd
3. Ebby
4. Bustergirl
5. BeninSC (Honorary)
6. sfbaytransplant
7. Senor Unoball
8. paradox
9. slouching
10. shanikka
SFKossacks:
1. edrie
2. Jeff in CA
3. Mrs. Jeff in CA
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Native American Netroots:
1. navajo*
2. Meteor Blades
3. 4Freedom* (maybe)
4. no way lack of brain
5. translatorpro
6. Kitsap River
7. Charles Curtis Stanley
8. TheFatLadySings
9. TFLS's guest
10. TFLS's guest
Central Valley Kossacks:
1. tgypsy
2. Kestrel
3. Caddis Fly
4. Sychotic1
5. peregrine kate (honorary)
6. ProvokingMeaning (honorary)
7. mrsgoo* (mrgoo*)
8.
9.
10.
Lone Star Kossacks:
1. nomandates*
2. texasmom
3. texasdad
4. doraphasia
5. krwheaton
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Los Angeles Kossacks:
1. Shockwave
2. jakedog42*
3. susans*
4. murphy
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
NYC and beyond:
1. sidnora
2. belinda ridgewood
3. belinda ridgewood's guest
4. Jimdotz
5. theroaringgirl
6. thankgodforairamerica
7. hayden
8.
9.
10.
Community Quilt Project:
1. Sara R
2. winglion?
3. loggersbrat
4. ramara (Arizona)
5. Horace Boothroyd III
6. linkage
7.
8.
9.
10.
Military Community Members:
1. DaNang65
2. drnatrl
3. angelajean (Maybe)
4. exlrrp (Maybe)
5. ccasas
6. llbear (Maybe)
7.
8.
9.
10.
Cheers & Jeers:
1. Bill in Portland Maine
2. Common Sense Mainer
3. vicki
4. Sharoney
5. Spousal Unit
6. cskendrick
7. brillig*
8. mik*
9. K1*
10. Arenosa*

Gay Men of ANY Certain Age:
1. gizmo59
2. gizmo59's partner?
3. Dave in Northridge*
4. Steveningen
5. scaboni?
6. cooper888
7. gotmooned
8. FogCityJohn
9. slksfca
10.
Misc Kossacks, new tables?:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.


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smileycreek is organizing and asking all Community Quilt recipients to bring their quilts to NN13. We'll assemble at a pre-designated location and time for a group photo with one of the NN13 professional photographers. It will be a group hug celebrating one of the most beloved community building projects we have here at Daily Kos with Sara R and winglion at the center of it. navajo and Glen the Plumber are going to scout out and select a location in advance for all to meet with their quilts for a memorable photo opportunity. Stay tuned.
Date: TBD Time: TBD
1. paradise50
2. Dave in Northridge
3. remembrance
4. BeninSC
5. mimi
6. cskendrick
7. DaNang65
8. llbear (not attending, quilt only)
9. Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse (may not attend)
10. Smoh (not attending, quilt only)
11. slksfca
12. belinda ridgewood
13. Ebby
14. Bustergirl
15. Kitsap River
16. Charles Curtis Stanley
17. Dr. Lori (not attending, quilt only)
18. MsSpentYouth
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Glacier National Park
June 27- June 30th

Glacier National Park Kossack EPIC Meetup!

TIME: 24/7
LOCATION: Glacier National Park
402 9th St W • Columbia Falls, Montana

ORGANIZER: Send arizonablue a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. BlueJessamine
2. arizonablue
3. Mr.arizonablue
4. Truman
5. Ojibwa - arriving for the weekend
6. MTmofo
7. figbash!
8. spottedbear
9. jakedog42
10. Oke
11. cooltraveler
12. Mr.cooltraveler
13. state of confusion
14. Lute the Norwegian
15. Josh Blue
16. Thinking Fella
17. Blu Gal in DE

Maybees:
Joan McCarter
slksfca
Ed in Montana
BoiseBlue
BoiseBlue GF
Dave in Northridge
NormAl
winifred3
Timmethy

Latest diary: Glacier National Park Check In! Glacier National Park Meetup - Part II w/ lodging and campground info!
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