Hey, hello, we haven't talked in a long while. Hope all is well with you and those you love. I think of you often. It's been a hard year, so I haven't been in touch with very many people.
I immediately thought of you when I saw this. You're such a great story teller, I thought this might be something you're interested in. You could also pass it along to the group.
This came to me via one of my writing newsletters. If you interested and need some help or an editor, I'd be glad to volunteer. I think your voice is important and this may be a perfect opportunity for it to be heard by the younger generation.
LEE & LOW BOOKS, award-winning publisher of children’s books, is pleased to announce the nineteenth annual New Voices Award. The Award will be given for a children’s picture book manuscript by a writer of color or Native/Indigenous writer.
Established in 2000, the New Voices Award encourages writers of color and Native nations to submit their work to a publisher that takes pride in nurturing new talent. Past New Voices Award submissions we have published include The Blue Roses, winner of the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People; Sixteen Years in Sixteen Seconds: The Sammy Lee Story, a Texas Bluebonnet Masterlist selection; and It Jes’ Happened: When Bill Traylor Started to Draw, winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Honor.
All is well here, hope all is well with you and yours.
Thanks for the information, most appreciated.
Right now I'm in the middle of a couple of project and won't have time to work on it, but thanks for sending the information.
I am liking your new Avatar, Kavika. Very beautiful, and very Spiritual.
Hi Kavika, for some reason I can not reply on your thread.
I am the typical east coast native. Cherokee. Yet when I look in the mirror I look European.
Yet, 2 Sioux came up to me at my shop one time and called me brother. I asked them how did they now? They said my features. They needed parts for their car and I gave them without profit.
My grandfather on my fathers side was 100% Cherokee. My father retained the skills of making arrow heads from stone and bows from trees. In fact he made a 120# draw long bow for me from a tree we fell in my property 30 years ago.
I am trying to learn more about my roots.
please join the ''Anishinaabe'' group....Send me a request and I'll accept it. It's a private group.
We have a few Cherokee in the group. I'm Anishinaabe (Oijbwe) and Metis.
Charlie I just check the first three and all were fine.
Here is the link to one of them...Let me know if it works.
I have no idea Charlie...Let me check it out
I've clicked on several of your stories only to see " The page you requested was not found!" Why is that?
I didn't receive a request RW.
You still show up a friend on my friends list.
This is really getting frustrating.
Kavika, I have sent you a new FR as Perrie requested. Please check for the FR I sent, and send me one as well. Hopefully, this will fix the problem.
Kavika, Perrie got me showing up on your end, but, for you to show on my end, you need to send me a Follow so we can connect the two ends.
So let's see if that will work.
RW, you now show up on my follow list as active. I have no idea how that happened.
Perrie fixed it for us. You are now also showing up on my end. But, your name is still not showing up in the Recipient list so I can't send you a PM. Perrie said it may take a while to work through the system now that we are Friends, so I will see if it shows up in a while. If not, I will let her know and she can look into it.
I had a similar issue with Nona, so it some sort of glitch in the system. I'll check it later and see if it is fixed.
OK...you are showing up on my Friends list now, so guess that got fixed.
Hi Kavika...I sent a Follow (Friends) request when I first returned to NT, yet, it still shows as pending. And sense I am not your Friend yet, I can't send you and PM's. Could you please check and see if it is still pending on your end? We had a glitch when Nona and I were trying to Friend up. Let me know and I will check with Perrie again.
I don't have anything pending from you. I do remember when you sent it and I hit ''follow''...I have no idea what is going on.
Please check with Perrie and hopefully we can get this straighten out ASAP.
Thanks, Kavika. I don't show you in my Friends list, nor do I see me in yours. So I took an image of the top of your page to show Perrie that it is showing Pending. It looks like it is the same kind of thing that happened with Nona, so I will let Perrie know and see if she can work her magic again as she did with Nona.
I will let you know what happens.
I've been posting to my Blog for the last week or so... getting almost no reaction.
Now, that could be because no one is interested in what I post ( ). But it could also be because posts to Blogs don't show up in the "Newest Comments" and "Newest Discussions" pages. Blog posts appear briefly on the NT Home page, in "Latest Activity", but they quickly fall off and are lost forever.
So... if you have appreciated my posts in the past, please stop by at my Blog, and if you like what you see there you can:
1) Stop by from time to time...
2) Subscribe via RSS. RSS is a really, really REALLY good way to get your news. YOUR news, whatever YOU want to get. I've posted a tutorial.
Grump, I am following you, but I don't get notifications when you post. This is happening with a couple of other people as well.
I doubled checked and I am following you.
I don't get notifications when any of the people I follow post articles or seeds. Nor do I get notifications when there is activity within the groups I belong to.
This makes it difficult to support and participate.
Have you checked you setting? If you have and they are set to allow you to receive notifications let me know. I'll notify Perrie so she can get it fixed?
All the boxes are, and always have been, checked in all categories to notification send emails.
I used to receive notifications of new members. That stopped on September 18, 2015.
The only other emails I have ever received is after I comment on an article, I receive notifications of any future comments on that same article.
I thought this was normal. Is there something I am missing?
Al, you should be receiving notifications on everything that you checked off on the settings.
Send Perrie an email on the problem and she can get it fixed.
I sometime get notifications, other times I don't and all my settings are set correctly. There is a glitch in the system.
Let me know how it goes when you talk to Perrie.
I'll send her an email re the problem as well.
I sent her an email today.
Will let you know if anything changes. lol
Kavika, everything is fine now.
I misunderstood what would happen when I elected to follow other members on NT. I thought that I would be notified when the person I was following would comment, seed, or post an article. Not so. "Follow" means "Friend". That is all.
I also thought that I would be notified when new articles or seeds were posted to a Group which I belonged to. Not so.
Migwetch, gete niijii.
"Follow" does not mean follow on NT. It means 'Friend".
I'm following you, but you aren't following me. Go to my page and click on Follow so we can keep track of each other. I just put up a cool article in the NA group about education programs at UNM.
I tried to enter "Anishinaabe - The First People", but was halted at the door and told that my application is "pending".
Is this a new glitch or has my membership expired?
I have been allowed to enter. Thank you, niijii.
It seems that I do Six. Don't know how that happened. I'll try to change it again.
Thank you for accepting my friend request Kavika!!! Now if appears you have two avatars.
Am I correct?
Still alive and reading, hope all is well with you.
Love the new avatar!
I'm very honored to accept your friend request. Thank you very much.
Better late than never... I always just assumed... and I oughta know better! Bad me! I'm glad we've solved that little glitch! Big hugs to you!
You may be interested in the following:
Peace and blessing,
Thank you Kavika!
Thank you for the FR, Kavika. We must focus on what unites us with greater energy than anything else.
What made me think we were always friends? Could it be because we were friends on NV? You have been one of my very best friends even if it wasn't on the site.
I would consider it an honor to be in your group, thank you so much for the invite, I gladly accept.
You're in MO? Have you been affected by the floods?
Thanks Kavika, I am glad you had a good laugh, I also enjoy some of the comments on the NT, the things people say sometimes..I hope you have a wonderful day and glad to be your friend..CM
Thank you so much for your friend's request Kavika, I consider it an honor..we'll talk later..thanks again...CM
I hope you had a great Father's Day, Kavika. Nothing like being a dad.
Whenever I post an article on Indians, I can be sure that a couple of stalkers will shown up and do their best to derail the article.
That makes no sense to me whatever. I don't think I have ever come across a NA article that was that contentious or controversial enough to be derailed.
I will give you credit as being the first person between here and newsvine that knew anything about Haskel college.
Lets stay in touch. Best regards.
Hey, for some reason I thought we already were.
I have enjoyed your articles over the last few months I've been at NT. Please keep them coming friend.
Kavika you may want to take a look at this act of bigotry.
I can't figure out how to accept the group invitation...
Hau mitawa Mitiblo Ki.... Tohacika hiya wayate!
Hello my (older) Brother... Long time no see!
Thank you for your invitation, I have missedyour stories and our conversations. Somany things going on in my life theses days... business growing,kids moving home, parents going to assisted living, weddings, babies being born, mercy I feel old sometimes and then at other times if I don't look in the mirror, I am a young buck again feeling my oats and loving all theblessing in my life. I hope you know,I consider you one of them.
Wow. I thought we had a new member to your Group.
I hovered over the icon in anticipation. And what to my wondering eyes do I see? Kavika
Who is your plastic surgeon?
""I haven't been around much lately. Doing yard work, firing up the swamp cooler, spring cleaning. I am nearly worn out. Eeeeeek.""
I am "beary" honored by your FR! Glad to accept!
Thank you, Kavika, I am happy, too, to have you back as a friend!
Kavika, I pass along a message from FIGHTING FOR RIGHTS ... "I miss you on NV"
I went to the Casino with my brother. They had the whole lobby set up with Tables of things to sell, jewelry, paintings, regalia etc. The painting was 24X36" unframed, but on canvas. I didn't even get a business card, darn it!
Wow Kavika! I saw the most awesome painting today! I wish I'd have had the $$$$. It was Stone Hand if I've ever seen him! You know how some warriors painted their faces half one color and half another? Well instead of the paint, it showed half of the warrior's face and half of a Wolf face blended into one being! What a powerful painting it was! It REALLY just exuded the Spirit of a Wolf Warrior! I was struck speechless at the time!
My gradmother passed over forty years ago. I wish I'd spent more time with her and had more stories, but being a young kid I didn't recognize the opportunity I had.
I will find the time toput a some stories togetherin the coming weeks. I have not posted an article before- Ineed to do some research on the process.
Thank you for accepting my FR.
I'm looking forward to hearing and learning about our history.
My great-grandfather was 100% Tejas. He rode the Chisholm Trail, driving cattle to Kansas. My grandmother used to laugh when she talked about it - he being "both a cowboy and an Indian".
You did not show up on my friends list earlier, but now you are there. That is why I asked about it in an email earlier today.
My high heeled moccasins are the only shoes I have.. so of course.
Yes, I guess it is time for me to show up dear friend.
Hello niijii, I'm here! I have figured out how to comment and I put up a photo. Yay for me. Oh, I even wrote a short article. Still getting the hang of it though, there's so much jumping around with the black screens, but I'll figure it out I'm sure. It's just so nice to be back with my friends!
Just wanted to say hi and I'm glad you are here.
wado tsosdanvtli Thank you my brother! I am honored! tsula
Kavika is here! This place gets better and better. Peace and love be well take care as alwys!
osiyi, (hello), kavika! Good to have you here for sure. (t)dohtsu ( how are you?) Tsula
HI Kav!! It's good to see both of us here! You brought Wiki with you . . right?
Kav! Good to see both of us!! You did bring Wiki with you right?
Oh, boy oh boy oh boy. David is here.. Yea
Nice to see you David. We are such slowpokes. Thanks for joining.
Hi David, welcome to News Talkers. I think you will really enjoy it here.