Archive for November 28th, 2008

featherWilma Mankiller

Former Chief of the Cherokee Nation

Born: 11/18/1945

Birthplace: Tahlequah, Oklahoma

Wilma Mankiller was born in Mankiller Flats near Tahlequah, Oklahoma, but as a child was moved with her family to California as part of the Bureau of Indian Affairs Relocation program, an event she details in her book Mankiller: A Chief and Her People. (more…)

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b16_days_topEach year the Center for Women’s Global Leadership at Rutgers highlights sixteen women, men and organizations that standout in the fight against gender violence. Representing November 28th, is: (more…)

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In the midst of all the Thanksgiving preparations cause for another occurred on the 25th of this month. Children raised by a loving foster pair since 2004 were allowed to adopt their children. This Florida ruling may open the door elsewhere: (more…)

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featherNovember is Native American Heritage Month. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Tribal Nations: America’s Great Partners.”

Two points of celebration are: the honoring of Native American Veterans, who have maintained the highest active service as a group in the nation, and the honoring of Native American artists poets and writers. A third point of celebration is to honor educators.

I’ve attempted to introduce you to some terrific women in honor of the month. You’ll know their special status by the turkey feather. Do a search for “feather” in the box above right to find them.

In addition, today, November 28, 2008, is the First National Native American Heritage Day. (more…)

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