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IICOC Newsletter April 1, 2009

Indigenous In The News Newsletter
  April 2009
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Greetings from your friends at the Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce!

The Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce is the first cross-continent Chamber of Commerce specifically for Indigenous Entrepreneurs. It's our business to help your business succeed.

In addition to our exceptional programs and a diverse membership, you will find that this chamber isn't like any other chamber in the world. In today's business world you must take advantage of every resource available to grow your company into a successful one.

Some of those advantages can include everything from learning how to better market your product or service, making new business contacts and meeting other business leaders to receiving qualified referrals.

The Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce is Your Business Advocate!

Indigenous Internet Builders Exchange Report

IBEX is currently recruiting Engineers, Architects, Contractors and Subcontractors to be listed in our in Business Directory.

If you would like more information about the IBEX, go to our website and learn how you will be able to find more work on a national level, or contact us directly at 612-729-1965.

Entrepreneur of the Month - Bear Paw Keepsakes

Bear Paw Keepsakes Art Gallery

Interview By: Larry Knudsen

Tell us about yourself?

Both Stan and Loretta Webster are members of the Oneida Nation in Wisconsin. Loretta retired as Oneida Land Management Attorney in January 2004, and has managed to devote many of her hours to her lifelong love of beadwork. For the last 15 years, she has worked exclusively in the area of Iroquois Raised Beadwork. Stan retired from the Oneida Appeals Commission for a few years, and then was re-elected in 2007. This has curtailed his time being spent at the store, but his re-election occurred about the same time that Bear Paw Keepsakes hired one, then two, employees. He is still very involved in the progress of the store.

Artist of the Month - Joanne Shenandoah


A GRAMMY Award and 11 Time Native American Music award winning artist; and Wolf Clan member of the Iroquois Confederacy, Joanne Shenandoah has fulfilled the promise of her Native American name, Tekaliwah-kwa, (She Sings) . " She's become one of the most acclaimed Native American recording artists of her time." Associated Press.

Since emerging as an artist in 1990, she has performed at such high-profile gigs at Carnegie Hall, the White House, Kennedy Center, Earth Day on the Mall, Woodstock '94, and the Parliament of the Worlds Religions in South Africa and the famous Sagrada Familia, in Barcelona Spain, Instanbull, Hwa Eom Temple, S. Korea and thousands of venues in the US.

Warrior of the Month - Jim Thorpe


Born: May 28, 1888 Bellemonta, Oklahoma Died: March 28, 1953 Lomita, California American football player, baseball player, and Olympic athlete.

American track star and professional football and baseball player Jim Thorpe was the hero of the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, but had his gold medals taken from him for his status as a professional athlete.

Athletic youth

CD Review - Blackstone - Back In The Day

Review by: Jamison Mahto

I'm on my way to Augsburg College to hear Charlene Teters, co-founder of the National Coalition on Racism in Sports and the Media, speak on the issue and to watch the movie "In Whose Honor?" a film that documents the journey she has walked with dignity and pride. Sometimes we need to remind ourselves words and images hurt.

I'm listening to Blackstone/Back In The Day and it starts out with an incredible 13 minute song titled "Come Dance, It's Beautiful" which sets me up for the rest of the CD and the poetry of bike riding the streets of Minneapolis.

"Indigenous In The News" Sponsor

March of Dimes

This comprehensive booklet is now used as a teaching tool in 13 states. Evaluation data is being collected from families and providers. Based on the evaluation, the booklet will be modified and more widely distributed.

To order a copy for your heatlh agency, please call us at the the Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce. Help us as we move forward to spead the word about "A Pathway to a Healthy Pregnancy". Thank you March of Dimes!

Visit March of Dimes - Minnesota Chapter...

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