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Move On Washington, Move On: A Request for Washington State's Folk Song

Washington needs a new folk song. Yes, the State of Washington has an official folk song written and performed by early American folk singer Woody Guthrie. The song entitled “Roll on Columbia, Roll on” was one of twenty-six that the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) commissioned from Guthrie. At the time, BPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had just built the Bonneville Dam (about 45 minutes east of Portland, OR) three years prior. Roll On was a propaganda song that would pedestal federal regulation of hydroelectric dams in the face of private hydro projects proposed by local state and county entities. Washington State adopted it as its official state folk song in 1987, and it should have never made...

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More Bags Are On Their Way

Hello, Thank you to everyone who has continued to support this small, Native-owned business. I am grateful for the response received on the bags, especially my new Floral 2020 Summer Edition Bag.  This is just an update that more bags will be on their way soon and will be posted once they arrive.  This time I have added diaper bags in response to several requests made. I also added some other favorites that weren't available this past week. I will continue to make announcements on new products via email and on my Instagram and Facebook Pages.  In addition, I post updates in the Social Distance Pow Wow group, where you can check out a lot of different artists' work. Don't...

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COVID-19 Partial Re-opening

Hello, I have been looking at production times for items and posted those that had acceptable production and shipping times. There are a few items posted on my website now. I have also added a new art print and will be adding more items soon  Once shipping and production of specific items become more reliable they will be added back to my website. Shipping delays may still occur depending on the response to COVID-19. Different parts of the country are reacting to COVID-19 differently.  Canadian orders may be delayed due to a backlog at customs.  I am continuously restructuring Native Anthro to adapt with this worldwide pandemic, so, your patience is greatly appreciated. For the sake of transparency, here are...

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COVID-19 Closure

Hello, Starting today, May 14, 2020, all collections and items are unavailable. This was a command decision made as a result of inconsistent shipping everywhere. All orders are being tracked daily, multiple times a day, and I have daily check-ins with manufacturers to see where orders are at.  Good news is that orders are being fulfilled and on their way.  Things are basically winding down, which is good news for those who are waiting. Where do we go from here? Plan B is initiated and I will be working on finding other ways of getting you products you love, designed by yours truly. Hopefully, I can eliminate the wait time and provide you with faster, more personalized service. I sincerely...

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7 Effective Tools for Anthropologists Working with Tribes

If you live in the western United States and are working in any of the sub-fields of anthropology, you will or have already worked with a Native American Tribe in one fashion or another.   Have you ever ended a long day of meetings wishing you had insider tips to working with tribes? Working with tribes can bring uncertainty with methodology, presentation of results and findings. After utilizing the anthropological standards, some anthropologists find themselves needing additional guidance with working with Native cultural specialists and tribal elders.   University archaeologists and students working with tribal staff on an archaeological excavation.   Sure, we are not utilizing the outdated anthropological field methods of yesteryear. The lack of insider guidance may cause delays...

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