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Re: (7th-12th) What I accomplished and learned in Native Literature, Computers/Math Lab, Homework Help, and other interesting things:
03/13/2012:
Vocabulary:
Indigenous- belonging to a certain place. For Example, I am Indigenous to Mexico

Activist-Someone who stands up for a specific cause and fights for change.
For Example, Martin Luther King was a Civil Rights activist and so was Ceaser Chavez

Tomkav:
Today I read an article about constructors Palomar and Pardee. They are trying to go through a
Luiseno Village site where dead ancestors are. The Luiseno Indians have taken the matter to court.

03/20/2012
Nine Bands of Cahuilla Indians: Agua Caliente, Augustine, Cabazon, Cahuilla, Los Coyotes, Morongo,
Ramona, Santa Rosa, and Torres Martinez

Richard Milanovich:
Richard Milanovich died Sunday 03/11/2012 at the age of 69. Richard Milanovich was the Leader
and Chairman of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians for almost 30 years. He was a motivator.
He was a cancer patient for two years. He is survived by his wife Melissa and his 6 kids Scott, Reid,
Trista, Sean Travis, and Shari. Richard Milanovich was an advocate for HIV preventionwith Desert Aids
Project for more than 10 years. He and the tribe have also hosted the City of Hopes "Hike for Hope"
each year at the Indian Canyons.

California Reads Book List:
-The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution by Richard Beeman
-Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houstin
-Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcon
-It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
-A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit

After reviewing the California Reads Book List I would choose to read the book "A Paradise Built in Hell" by Rebecca Solnit because
it sounds interesting.

03/22/2012
Senate Bill 57:
-Bill sponsored by state senator Suzanne Williams who is Comanche
-Would allow for Elders to come into public schools in the state of Colorado to teachAmerian Indian
Languages such as Ute and Navajo
-Colorado Department of Education would grant them a waver to teach it
Re: (7th-12th) What I accomplished and learned in Native Literature, Computers/Math Lab, Homework Help, and other interesting things:
02/23/2012
Vocabulary:
Ojibwe- Algonkian speaking tribe that makes up the largest Indian group North of Mexico. The
Ojibwe stretch from present day Ontario in Eastern Canada all the way into Montana. Author
David Treuer is a member of the Ojibwe tribe.

Tribe- A group of people who share a common culture and ancestry living together under a leader

Band- Refers to the deivision of a tribe. Group of people who act and function together.
Torres Martinez and Agua Caliente are bands of Cahuilla.

Preservation- To keep alive or in existence. Many people preserve their culture.

David Treuer:
Today I learned about David Treuer and his book Rez Life. David Treuer is 35 years old, he was born in 1970.
He is part of the Leech Lake band of Ojibwe Indians. I can't wait to start reading Rez Life as part
of the Native Literature Reading Skills Program. I think the book will be great.

03/08/2012:
Compound words: 2 words combined to make 1

03/20/2012:
Nine Bands of Cahuilla Indians: Agua Caliente, Augustine, Cabazon, Cahuilla, Los Coyotes, Morongo, Ramona, Santa Rosa,Torres Martinez
Re: (7th-12th) What I accomplished and learned in Native Literature, Computers/Math Lab, Homework Help, and other interesting things:
02/23/2012
Vocabulary:
Ojibwe- Algonkian speaking tribe that makes up the largest Indian group North of Mexico.
The Ojibwe stretch from present day Ontario in Eastern Canada all the way into Montana.

Tribe- A group of people who share a common culture and ancestry living together under a leader.

Band- Refers to the division of a tribe. Groupd of people who act and function together for example,
Torres Martinez is a band of Cahuilla Indians.

David Treuer (Ojibwe)
what I learned about was David Treuer from the Ojibwe Tribe. He is from the Leech
Lake Band of Ojibwe. He was born in 1970 and now he is 35 years old. His mom was an Ojibwe
Tribal Judge and his dad is a teacher teaching in High School on the reservation. David Treuer
wrote three novels. His novels were published in 1995, 1999, 2006. Today he is currently working
on a grammar of the Ojibwe language.

03/08/2012
Compound Words: 2 words combined to make 1 word.
Examples: outside, outrun, downstairs, forever, outrage

03/15/2012
St. Patrick's Day:
-a religious holiday celebrated on 17th of March
-Saint patricks is the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland
-Religious Holiday that celebrates the arrival of Christianity in Ireland


03/20/2012
Nine Bands of Cahuilla Indians: Augustine, Cabazon, Cahuilla, Los Coyotes, Morongo, Ramona,
Santa Rosa, Torrez Martinez, Agua Caliente

Richard Milanovich:
Richard Milanovich was a Chairman Leader for the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians.
He played a significant role in the expansion of Tribal casinos in California. Richards profit
generated by these two casinos (The Spa and Agua Caliente) allowed for the tribe to develop self
sufficiency through education. Mr Milanovich has served as a member of the Bureau of Land
Management's california Desert Advisory Council. He served in the United States Army from 1960 to 1963.
He was the Agua Caliente band of Cahuilla Indians Leader for almost 30 years. He worked for HIV
prevention with the Desert Aids Project for more than 10 years. Also Richard Milanovich and his tribe
hosted the "Hike for Hope" each year at the Indian Canyons. Richard Milanovich died on Sunday 03/11/2012
at the age of 69 after a long 2 year battle with cancer.

California Reads Book List:
-The Penguin Guide to the United States Constitution by Richard Beeman
-Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki, Co-Author James D. Houston
-Lost City Radio by Daniel Alarcon
-It Can't Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis
-A Paradise Built in Hell by Rebecca Solnit

After reviewing the books on the California Reads Book List I've decided I would like to read
"Lost City Radio" because it is interesting. It takes us to a fictional Latin American Country much
like the author's home country of Peru. The book takes place 10 years after a dirty war.
Re: (7th-12th) What I accomplished and learned in Native Literature, Computers/Math Lab, Homework Help, and other interesting things:
03/20/2012
Nine Bands of Cahuilla Indians: Agua Caliente, Augustine, Cabazon, Cahuilla, Los Coyotes,
Morongo, Ramona, Santa Rosa, Torres Martinez

Richard Milanovich:
The person I am writing about is named Richard Milanovich. Richard died of cancer on March
the 11th of 2012. He had been fighting cancer for two years. He was Chairman to the Agua
Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians for almost 30 years. He will always motivate people, and will
always be remembered for his impact. He was a fierce Tribal leader and served as an advocate
for HIV prevention.

California Reads Book List:
After reviewing the list I would like to read the book "A Paradise built in Hell" because it seems
both inspiring and interesting to me. Maybe this will be my favorite book...

03/22/2012
Senate Bill 57:
Promotes American Indian Languages in public schools in the state of Colorado.

Suzanne Williams: Comanche Indian, state law maker who is behind Senate Bill 57.

Suzanne Williams is Comanche Indian and she is a law maker. She is behind Senate Bill 57.
She wants to teach and promote American Indian languages in all public schools in the state
of Colorado so that Natives wont lose their identity. I think that is a good idea. Some Natives don't
know their own languages. If their were more educational opportunities like this I would be very
proud of being Native.
Re: (7th-12th) What I accomplished and learned in Native Literature, Computers/Math Lab, Homework Help, and other interesting things:
02/21/2012:
Vocabulary:
Poverty- refers to living conditions. The state of being poor.

Reservation: and area of land managed by a Native American tribe under the United States Department of Interiors Beureau of Indian Affairs. Reservations vary in size. Some appear like checkerboards and others are wide open prairies.
Re: (7th-12th) What I accomplished and learned in Native Literature, Computers/Math Lab, Homework Help, and other interesting things:
01/31/2012:
today I learned about Native Americans of the Southwest. They used mud to build houses and used animal skins for clothes.
Re: (7th-12th) What I accomplished and learned in Native Literature, Computers/Math Lab, Homework Help, and other interesting things:
02/07/2012:
today I read about the Great Basin Tribal region. They used all of their resources. For example they used plants as food and animals to help them travel.

02/16/2012:
What I did today was finish the packets that the teacher gave me. I also completed my homework that I had to do online. I also finishied my world History and Math homework. I also learned about California tribes. 5 California tribes i learned about are Chilula, Whilikut, Wiyot, Mattok, and Shasta.
Re: (7th-12th) What I accomplished and learned in Native Literature, Computers/Math Lab, Homework Help, and other interesting things:
02/09/2012:
Today I learned about tribes of the Northeast. 5 Northeastern tribes I learned about are the Iroquois, Algonquin, Ottawa, powhatan, Seneca. I learned that they lived in longhouses and wigwams. Weather in the Northeast region varies. It can be hot and humid, or cold and snowy. People of this region wore deerskin clothes and moccassins. The Iroquois were farmers and built boats.

Re: (7th-12th) What I accomplished and learned in Native Literature, Computers/Math Lab, Homework Help, and other interesting things:
02/16/2012:
Today I learned about the California Tribal Region. Mostly the Northwest Region. Northwest tribes villages are around many rivers and lagoons. They lived in Roundhouses that were made of Redwood and are in the shape of a pyramid.

02/21/2012:
Vocabulary:
Poverty- refers to living conditions. It is the state of being poor.

Reservation- an area of land managed by a Native American tribe under the United States Department of Interiors Beureau of Indian Affairs. Reservations vary in size. Some appear like checkerboards and others are wide open prairies.

Today I learned about the book "Rez Life" by David Treuer. I was asked to reflect on my experiences living on a reservation. I live on the Torres Martinez Reservation. I enjoy living here because we live isolated with no one to bother us. I agree with the author when he states that people on reservations live in poverty. I see a lot of people on my reservation who live that way.
Re: (7th-12th) What I accomplished and learned in Native Literature, Computers/Math Lab, Homework Help, and other interesting things:
02/16/2012:
Today I learned about the Northwest California Tribal Region. I learned that people of this region lived in roundhouses and used animal skins as clothing. They also ate acorns.

5 California Tribes I learned about today:
Chilula
Whilikut
Wiyot
Mattocl
Yurok

02/21/2012:
Vocabulary:
Poverty- refers to living conditions. It is the state of being poor.

Reservation:
an area of land managed by a Native American tribe under the United States Department of Interiors Beureau of Indian Affairs.

Today I learned about the hardships that come from living on a reservation. I don't live on a reservation but most of my time is spent on the Torres Martinez reservation. I do all my activities on the Reservation (Basketball, turtoring, etc).

 

 

 

 

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