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( originally published here: http://www.whitewolfpack.com/2016/10/fearless-ojibwa-woman-warrior-is.html) We know pipelines leak, they always do - it would wipe out our culture and identity. It’s something that’s so fundamental to our people. Tara Houska, from the Ojibwa Nation, says this gathering of tribal nations at Standing Rock is unprecedented since Wounded Knee in 1973. "I can tell you that on the ground people aren’t leaving. The 2,000 now upwards of 4,000, when folks come in that actually live on Standing Rock, they come in on the weekends we’re talking a massive encampment of Native American people that are saying no more. And those people we know how to camp. We know how to live off the land. We know how to be in a winter camp. There are people from all over that have come there to bring their skills and bring their tribal cultural knowledge to share with each other. And these folks are not leaving. They want this pipeline; this has become more than just a … [Read More...]
Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley (HFHLV), a regional provider of homes for hardworking families, is pleased to announce the hiring of Holly Edinger as its new Executive Director. Jessica Elliott, the Director of Operations, served capably and well as Interim Executive Director ensuring organizational stability during the transition. Under Jess’s leadership, with strong support from the staff, the 12th Annual HFHLV “Toast to Hope” event was a huge success. “The Board would like to compliment the very capable staff who kept our operations running smoothly during the search for a new Executive Director. Despite being short-handed, the staff achieved yet another, very successful Toast to Hope fundraiser this year,” said standing Board member, Harold Black. Holly Edinger began her … [Read More...]
“I came to LA because I write films,” the Uber driver told me. “I wrote a movie about kids in a ghetto, trying to survive.” We were going just a few blocks. I was lazy and didn’t feel like walking. “So far I had a meeting at CAA, do you know who they are?” he looked in the mirror at me. I said yes. "And now my manager got me a meeting at Paradigm,” he said, “so I’m hopeful. I just drive this Uber to make money while I wait for my film to be made.” “Instead of driving an Uber, as long as you have a manager, why don’t you try to write for TV?” I said. “Only a few movies are made each year but there are so many more outlets for TV now that Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and even Apple are doing original programming.” “I could do it,” he said, “I even have a contact at … [Read More...]
RCN Lehigh Valley today introduced the New Music Choice with two times the number of music audio channels and 20 times the number of music videos all from their unique TiVo set-top-box. This is the first time that consumers in Lehigh Valley can experience the “New Music Choice” service that combines 75 commercial-free audio channels and 25 video channels with access to 20,000+ music videos and exclusive content on the same platform at no additional cost. Music Choice’s audio channels are some of the most popular digital radio stations in the country, with curated music content hand-picked by a team of skilled programmers. Music Choice On Demand is the #1 Free On Demand service and Music Choice Music Channels reach a vast, diverse audience that is larger than most cable … [Read More...]
The holidays are times of gatherings. Friends and family get together to visit and enjoy each other's company, to share stories, eat meals and more. These gatherings are usually fun for everyone involved, but we all know there are times topics of conversation come up that cause debate and perhaps even arguments and hurt feelings. There are several ways to avoid such confrontations and keep the mood light and happy. Of course the old advice “never talk about politics and religion” is seldom of help during holiday gatherings: someone inevitably brings up politics or religion, two topics we can hardly avoid so soon after the hotly contested presidential election and during this time of year. But if you’re ready with constructive and fun activities to steer people away from controversial or … [Read More...]
(originally published here: http://myemail.constantcontact.com/Slow-Down-to-Speed-Up-in-2017.html?soid=1111043749402&aid=HDxtSWkBjdw) 2016 has, in many ways, been a challenging year. It is the year of Brexit. The year of a highly divisive US presidential election. The year of profound unrest and violence across the globe. The year of corporate scandal and scrutiny across an array of industries, from banking to automotive to technology to health care. This has been a year in which we've moved faster than ever before. But speed does not always lead to progress. In fact, unchecked speed, in the form of rushing to results, failing to ensure quality from end to end, pushing employees to make a choice between caring for customers and earning a decent living, cutting corners … [Read More...]
Local Company Recognized As Top Diversity Supplier Select Sales, a woman-owned business based in Allentown, PA, has been awarded the 2016 Sands Supplier Excellence Award. Each year the Sands Casino Bethlehem honors their top suppliers and service providers and this year Select Sales received the 2016 Diversity Supplier award. “We are deeply honored by this award and raise it high for all the women-owned business in the Lehigh Valley,” said Joellen Reichenbach, President of Select Sales. “We believe in developing strong relationships with our clients and our partnership with Sands is exceptional. Being recognized as an outstanding Diversity Supplier by Sands Casino Bethlehem is especially meaningful due to their support of minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned … [Read More...]