Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Barack Obama speaks at Crow Agency, MT

Barack Obama speaks about all Native Americans at the Crow Nation Reservation located in Crow Agency, Montana.
May 19, 2008

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Ashes and Snow- Feather to Fire

Gregory Colbert has used both still and movie cameras to explore extraordinary interactions between humans and animals. His exhibition, Ashes and Snow, consists of over 50 large-scale photographic artworks, a 60-minute film, and two 9-minute film haikus. The show will next open in Mexico City on December 15.

This excerpt is entitled Feather to Fire, and is narrated in three languages by Laurence Fishburne (English), Ken Watanabe (Japanese), and Enrique Rocha (Spanish).

More information about Gregory Colbert and Ashes and Snow is available at

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New Film Safehouse coming Summer 2008

Thursday, May 08, 2008


A woman's haunting visions reveal a Catholic priests sinister plot to silence her mother from speaking the truth about the atrocities that occurred at a Native American boarding school. A contemporary drama of suspense, Older Than America delves into the lasting impact of the cultural genocide that occurred at Indian boarding schools across the U.S. and Canada.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

SW Iowa News - Second phase of lottery security starts Monday

SW Iowa News - Second phase of lottery security starts Monday:
"Starting today, Iowa lottery players can receive a receipt every time they check or cash a lottery or instant-scratch ticket at any retailer.
The receipts are the second phase of the Iowa Lottery's enhanced player security program.
New security measures were implemented in March with the 'Sign it' campaign, which requires a signature on the back of every redeemed ticket.
'By having the player sign the back of the ticket and having a receipt available any time a lotto or scratch ticket is checked or cashed, both the player and the retailer are protected,' said Iowa Lottery Acting Chief Executive Officer Ken Brickman.
Beginning today, two receipts will be printed - one for the retailer and one for the lottery player - that show whether a ticket has won. The new step helps ensure the player receives the prize due, without any confusion over the amount.
'The Iowa lottery wants to do everything it can to prevent even the slightest possibility of fraud,' Brickman said.
Only pull-tabs will be exempt from new receipt procedures because the amount is already printed plainly on the front of the ticket."

Farmington Press

Farmington Press:
"Members also voted to allow the VFW to sell Missouri Lottery Pull Tabs on public property during the Country Days weekend.

Two pieces of legislation approved will allow for contracted maintenance to be done at the Farmington Water Park in the way of painting prior to the park opening for the season, and for engineering design and construction services to be done by Taylor Engineering for readying one of the city’s wells for radionuclide removal.

Radionuclides are microscopic particles which naturally are generated in the earth’s crust and can be found in some groundwater sources. While the amount of radionuclide contamination has not significantly changed in Farmington’s drinking water system in the past several decades, the amount of radionuclides allowed in public drinking water systems by the federal government has been lowered significantly in the past decade.

Now the city must put measures in place to bring the water system in compliance with the stricter federal guidelines." | The Times-Mail - Bedford, Indiana newspaper The Times-Mail - Bedford, Indiana newspaper:
"What they are

Pull tabs are multi-layered paper or cardboard tickets that are usually sold for 25 cents to $2.
Symbols or numbers are hidden under perforated flaps and when these flaps are torn open, the ticket will reveal the symbols and numbers. The winning combination of symbols and numbers is printed on the other side of the ticket.
Punch boards are usually cardboard containers that have hundreds of holes with slips of papers in them. A player is sold a chance to use a punch and remove the paper slip on which will be numbers or symbols that determine if a player has won money or not." | The Times-Mail - Bedford, Indiana newspaper The Times-Mail - Bedford, Indiana newspaper:
"Legalizing low-stakes games of chance in bars will help bars make ends meet, some say, while others say it’s just more proliferation of gambling in Indiana.
Passed during the most recent legislative session, a bill is in place that will put pull tabs, tip boards and punch boards in bars on July 1 — legally.
Brad Klopfenstein, executive director of the Indiana Licensed Beverage Association, sees the legislation as something that can aid bar and tavern owners, while not hurting anyone.
“It’s not going to be anything by which to build a business model,” Klopfenstein said. “But it can potentially be a nice little ancillary revenue stream for bars.”
Klopfenstein anticipates an average bar will increase its revenue by about $20,000 a year by offering the low-stakes games of chance, and he believes 1,000 to 1,500 will initially get in the business with the number eventually topping out at about 2,000 bars and taverns in Indiana selling the tickets.
Those opposed to pull tabs, tip boards and punch boards in bars and taverns, Klopfenstein said, are the same people who opposed putting the slot machines at the horse race tracks and any other expansion of gambling in Indiana.
Count Indiana House Republican Leader Brian Bosma among that group."