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Rebel Souls: Day of the Dead celebration (with video)

Day of the Dead is a 2,000-year-old indigenous tradition practiced mainly in Mexico and Central America.


October is National Stamp Collecting Month

Stamp collecting is not the serious hobby it once was, but I want to offer a salute to this pastime that once provided me hours of fascination.


Nine governors ask Congress to end Cuba blockade

A letter sent to the House and Senate leadership emphasizes the benefits, including to agriculture, of increasing U.S. trade with Cuba.


Indigenous news: Junípero Serra, Marvel Comics, Doctrine of Discovery

A Native second-grader was sent home because his traditional Mohawk hairstyle was "too distracting" to teachers and students.


Decolonize the land: Native people welcome Mt. Denali name change

President Obama announced that his administration would change the name of Mt. McKinley to its original Indigenous name, Denali, a word that means "High One" in Athabascan.


Indigenous news: juvenile justice, Juneau artist, cultural appropriation, gaming

The game "Never Alone" was developed with participation of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, a group that works with indigenous Alaskans living in city settings.


This day in history: The Great American Meatout

The day promotes a meat-free diet to improve health, protect the environment, and save animals.


Today in women’s history: Barbie is born

Barbie became the figurehead of an extensive and highly lucrative brand of Mattel dolls and accessories.


Net Neutrality: Who does it benefit?

The fight for net neutrality is not over; the FCC still needs to create a path toward regulation or create new rules allowing ISPs to charge different rates for faster/slower service.


National four-day protest set for Oct. 10-13 in Ferguson

A national call has been made to support the struggle for justice for Michael Brown and all young lives that have been cut short by police officers throughout the U.S.

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