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Lufthansa boss hopes for quick deal with pilots

AP Business News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:11am
Lufthansa boss hopes for quick deal with pilots Associated Press - 3 April 2014 02:42-04:00 News Topics: Business, General news, Strikes, Labor issues, Social issues, Social affairs People, Places and Companies: Christoph Franz, Germany Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

GOP budget slashes spending, aid to poor

AP Business News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:11am
GOP budget slashes spending, aid to poor Associated Press - 2 April 2014 23:10-04:00 News Topics: Business, Government and politics, Access to health care, Government budgets, Legislature, National taxes, Government subsidies, Government-funded health insurance, Pell Grant, Transportation subsidies, Agricultural subsidies, Medicare, Legislation, Medicaid, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Political parties, Health issues, Health, Government finance, Government business and finance, Government taxation and revenue, National governments, Government aid for industry, Economic policy, Economy, Government policy, Government programs, Government grants, Student financial aid, Education costs, Education, Social affairs, Health care policy, Political organizations People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, Paul Ryan, Chris Van Hollen, Patty Murray, Kevin McCarthy Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Samsung hooks unsuspecting Obama as phone ad star

AP Business News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:11am
Samsung hooks unsuspecting Obama as phone ad star Associated Press - 2 April 2014 19:20-04:00 News Topics: Award shows, Entertainment, Arts and entertainment, Movie awards, Movies, Business, General news, Technology, Academy Awards, Events People, Places and Companies: Barack Obama, David Ortiz, Ellen DeGeneres Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Health leaders on drug co. boards; a conflict?

AP Health News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:10am
CHICAGO (AP) — Leaders of many U.S. academic medical centers sit on the boards of some of the world's biggest drug companies, which a study suggests raises the potential for worrisome conflicts of interest. 2014-04-03T09:12:11-04:00 2014-04-01T17:16:36-04:00

Quest to ID remains brings mystery after mudslide

AP US News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02am
Quest to ID remains brings mystery after mudslide Associated Press - 3 April 2014 05:25-04:00 News Topics: General news, Landslides and mudslides, Natural disasters, Missing persons, Accidents and disasters, Tattoos, Beauty and fashion, Lifestyle People, Places and Companies: Washington, Everett Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Pastor: Mom in bathtub case once hit kids with van

AP US News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02am
Pastor: Mom in bathtub case once hit kids with van Associated Press - 3 April 2014 07:33-04:00 News Topics: General news, Crime Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Reaching Latinos: Media vies for a winning formula

AP US News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02am
Reaching Latinos: Media vies for a winning formula Associated Press - 3 April 2014 04:03-04:00 News Topics: Arts and entertainment, General news, Television programs, Entertainment, Hispanics, Race and ethnicity, TV news, Marketing to minorities, Television industry, News industry, Online news media, Media, Social issues, Social affairs, News media, Television, Targeted marketing, Marketing and advertising, Corporate news, Business, Media industry, Media and entertainment industry, Industries, Online media People, Places and Companies: Rupert Murdoch, Jorge Ramos, Miami, United States, Florida Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

2nd suit filed challenging Texas' new abortion law

AP US News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02am
2nd suit filed challenging Texas' new abortion law Associated Press - 2 April 2014 22:57-04:00 News Topics: General news, Hospital and clinic services, Abortion controversy, Abortion, Laws, Reproductive rights, Lawsuits, National courts, Government and politics, Special interest groups, Political organizations, Health care facility operation, Health care services, Health care industry, Industries, Business, Human rights and civil liberties, Social issues, Social affairs, Women's health, Health, Legislation, Legislature, Legal proceedings, Law and order, National governments, Courts, Judiciary People, Places and Companies: Wendy Davis, Greg Abbott, Texas, Austin, United States Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

NASA cuts ties with Russia except on space station

AP US News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02am
NASA cuts ties with Russia except on space station Associated Press - 2 April 2014 21:04-04:00 News Topics: General news, Science, Space exploration, International relations, Space industry, Government and politics, Aerospace and defense industry, Industrial products and services, Industries, Business People, Places and Companies: Charles Bolden, Barack Obama, Russia, Ukraine, United States Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Coast Guard cadet accused of touching classmate

AP US News - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02am
Coast Guard cadet accused of touching classmate Associated Press - 2 April 2014 16:55-04:00 News Topics: General news, Crime, Courts-martial, Military legal affairs, Military and defense, Government and politics People, Places and Companies: New London Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

“No Red in Chilkat Weaving…” Maria Ackerman Miller

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:21am

Cheap Chilkat weaving in colors of red (a taboo), black, turquoise and cream — by Clarissa Rizal 1985

30 years ago, when there were less than a handful of weavers, I thought I’d try my hand at Chilkat weaving without an instructor.   I wove this Chilkat sampler using cheap clothesline for warp and commercial 4-ply black, turquoise, cream and red (a taboo) weft yarns.  Instead of using the traditional yellow, I thought red would be nifty because the rest of our traditional artwork uses these same colors, so why not?

According to a Chilkat weaving elder from Haines, Alaska, the late Maria Ackerman Miller warned me not to use red in the weaving  because it signifies the weaver as being egotistical.  Both Maria and the late Jennie Thlunaut said weavers only use red for example in the tongue of a wolf.

Cotton clothesline used as warp for a Chilkat sampler by Clarissa Rizal — 1985

I have never publicly shown this weaving until now.  I’ve hidden it for 30 years and it is now coming out of the closet.  I have reasons for this.   I want to show an example of one of my very first attempts at Chilkat weaving, where I didn’t have some one to help “show me the way” nor receive proper instruction on using fine, traditional materials or to teach me the taboos…yet (not until my apprenticeship with Jennie Thlunaut the following year in 1986).  I show this sampler here also to show any beginner students of Chilkat weaving to have compassion for self as you learn the intricacies of weaving in this style; you WILL become a better weaver — a few of us start out as perfect weavers, others like myself do not!  Not until last year have I felt like I know what I am doing in Chilkat weaving… 30 years later!  hello!

I also wanted to show my tendency to get a big head, especially when I was younger!

Teachings such as the ones I received from Maria Miller Ackerman and Jennie Thlunaut are invaluable; they help keep us on the right “spiritual” path.  Our elders will tell us many things we do not understand, though we have the respect to follow through with their words and their example without question.  In our culture, we do not ask the question “why?”  A respectful Native (or non-Native) person will heed an elder’s lead.

It is good to be humbled now and then.  Sometimes we do get big-headed; we forget the words of our Native mentors, though there are things that bring us back to “who we are.”

Categories: Arts & Culture

Getting Back to Tai Chi

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:03am

After 20 years of not doing Tai Chi, Clarissa plays with spontaneous movements based on the ancients. — (The lighting in Southwest Colorado is like none other!  This photo was not Photoshopped)  — Photo by Ursala Hudson

On another intense deadline to complete half of a full-size Chilkat robe in 6 weeks is not only daunting, but sounds ridiculous, right?   Like, will I have time to sleep a full night, conduct other business, tend to family, household chores, play with grandchildren, and have a picnic now and then with my Dandan?  Where do I fit in some exercise?

The real question is:  will I really achieve the goal of completing the robe by June 1st?

 

Categories: Arts & Culture

“Resilience” Chilkat Robe Update – 3.28.14: Sealaska Logo

Clarissa Rizal: Alaska Native Artist Blog - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 7:44am

The three marks above the Sealaska Corporation logo…Clarissa Rizal

The top of the shared head and beaks of the “Eagle” and “Raven” of the Sealaska Corporation logo — by Clarissa Rizal

Almost completion of the shared eye of the “Eagle” and “Raven”, Sealaska Corporation logo — by Clarissa Rizal

 

Categories: Arts & Culture

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