Like the food common to modern day Mexico, Aztec food tended to be both rich and spicy. In fact, many of the ancient Aztec foods were flavored with chili peppers and contained spicy sauces. In addition, the main food of the Aztecs was the tlaxcalli, which was a corn-meal pancake similar to the modern day tortilla.
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Denise Sweet ~ Anishinaabe
Denise Sweet is an Anishinaabe poet. From 2004 to 2008, she served as the Wisconsin Poet Laureate.Career Sweet was educated at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and taught creative writing, literature, and mythology at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.
Aztec farming was the primary component of the Aztec economy. Unfortunately, the area where the Aztecs lived was not originally large enough to produce adequate food for the population. As a result, the Aztecs had to be creative when making their land suitable for farming.
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What’s it like being Native American in “Almost American”? Comedian Marc Yaffee tells all!
“Native Humor, to me,” says Native American Comedian Marc Yaffee, “is the ability of Indian people to tease each other and laugh at themselves without getting butt hurt.” The star of the new TV Series, “Almost American” continues
Reaching another milestone after 37 years of writing
When a ship is about to leave port the boatswain’s mate and the deck crew hoist the anchor and this is where the phrase “anchors aweigh,” originates. The anchor is aweigh when it is pulled from the bottom of the harbor and the captain duly notes in his log book that it is “aweigh” and the ship is leaving port.
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Indian Thoughts on the Prayer Breakfast and the Pledge of Allegiance
F. Scott Fitzgerald might have been talking about American Indians when he wrote, “The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function.” Indians are in that position from the day they become self-aware of the predicament to which they were born.
Thoughts on Obama’s speech at prayer breakfast
Judge and professor Steve Russell discusses comments made by President Barack Obama about Christianity and violence:
Notice the content of the false outrage over the President’s comments at the National Prayer Breakfast
Indian Country should say yes to cultivation of hemp
Ray Cook, the opinions editor at Indian Country Today, offers his take on the legal marijuana debate: In most cases, as with gaming, successful recreational and medicinal marijuana production would eventually and quickly serve a saturated market
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Oglala Sioux entrepreneur creates foundation
After traveling the world, Oglala Sioux Tribal member Twila True has come full circle, bringing with her hope for the most impoverished region in the country.
Among the Navajos, a Renewed Debate About Gay Marriage
Tradition reigns here on the Navajo reservation, where the words of elders are treated as gospel and many people still live or pray in circular dwellings called hogans.
Group on Navajo Nation still working towards marriage equality
The Coalition for Navajo Equality is still working to bring marriage equality to the Navajo Nation.Same-sex marriages are recognized in three states that border the reservation — Arizona,
Mom with drug history wins parental rights appeal in Camden County
But the ruling also said a state agency, the Division of Child Protection and Permanency, erred when it failed to alert officials of the Cherokee tribe or the federal Bureau of Indian Affairs that it had moved to end K.T.D.’s parental rights.
New Jersey appeals court calls for notice to tribes in ICWA case
Child welfare officials must notify Cherokee tribes and the Bureau of Indian Affairs before terminating the parental rights of a woman who claims Cherokee heritage, a New Jersey appeals court ruled on Friday.
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Navajo Nation Supreme Court orders presidential election between Shirley and Begaye
The Navajo Nation Supreme Court has ordered that the Navajo Election Administration must conduct the presidential election between candidates Joe Shirley Jr. and Russell Begaye as soon as possible.
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Navajo Nation Supreme Court issues decision in election dispute
It looks like voters of the Navajo Nation will finally be able to choose a new leader sooner rather than later.The Navajo Nation Supreme Court on Friday struck down legislation that authorized an entirely new presidential election cycle.
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Little White Lies – South Dakota, great faces, pretty racist
Well, I’ve been in South Dakota for almost two weeks now. Back for an extended visit and I gotta say, I’m loving it from every angle, except that I have writers block so bad I can’t attack my blog, I can’t write a story to completion and I just can’t let the words roll off my fingers.
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A few too many bad apples in ‘racist’ South Dakota
Rich Winter, a member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe and a contributor to NDNSPORTS, discusses the racial attack on 57 Indian children at a hockey game in Rapid City, South Dakota:
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Genocide and Slavery: The Evil Twins of Colonialism
February is Black History Month, a time to acknowledge African American contributions to the United States and celebrate black identity. It also inevitably means revisiting the very troubling history of this country to understand how European and American power was used to build the United States based on an ideology of the inferiority of non-white peoples.
Genocide and slavery linked to colonialism
Dina Gilio-Whitaker of the Center for World Indigenous Studies discusses the link between genocide of Native Americans and slavery of African Americans:
Fourth case of measles confirmed in Port Angeles; ‘potential for wider exposure,’ public health officer says
A fourth case of measles has been confirmed in Clallam County — and the teenage boy is a sibling of the second case that was discovered earlier this month, health officials said.