Students take an Idyllwild summer class to learn Native American food preparation

Students take an Idyllwild summer class to learn Native American food preparation Some students came to learn more about Native American foods and others saw an opportunity to learn what they might be able to cook from the native plants growing in their backyards at a recent Native Plants for Food and Medicine class at Idyllwild Arts summer program.

"You're going to take all this and keep it going," instructor Lorene Sisquoc, of Riverside, told the students as they shared their thoughts about the weekend workshop earlier this month and gave thanks to the Creator for the native food feast they prepared.

Native American petroglyphs on Susquehanna River tantalize investigators

Native American petroglyphs on Susquehanna River tantalize investigatorsFrom a few yards away, they look just like rocks.

But as Paul Nevin pulls his motorboat closer, his finger traces a shape in the air, and suddenly, in the golden, waning light, the image of a bear practically leaps off the rock.

Native Americans carved images in rock on islands in the middle of rocky rapids in the Susquehanna River, near Safe Harbor, Lancaster County.

Getting NYC Teens Into Science

Getting NYC Teens Into Science

Educators have long complained that U.S. students are falling behind other countries in science. There’s also a shortage of blacks, Hispanics and Native Americans in the sciences. An organization in New York City has been devoted to increasing those numbers for the past 10 years through summer internships in prestigious science and medical labs.

At City College's chemical engineering lab, students and undergrads dressed in white lab coats lean against 1970s-era blue cabinets surrounded by microscopes, and a nitrogen tank used for polishing glass slides.

The 7 deadly things: a Gillard guide to black pitfalls

The 7 deadly things: a Gillard guide to black pitfallsDespite her relative inexperience, Prime Minister Julia Gillard - a former Aboriginal affairs spokeswoman - is not a complete stranger to black politics.

But after almost three years of practical Rudd, who achieved practically nothing, Gillard will find she's facing a cynical black populace suspicious about Labor's real intentions.

The following are seven areas to which our new PM might like to turn her attention.

Sunshine Hospital recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

Sunshine Hospital recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peopleSUNSHINE Hospital has joined in on the celebration of the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a traditional smoking ceremony held on the hospital grounds.

The smoking ceremony - a way of creating a lifelong bond between people or of spiritually cleansing people when entering an unknown country - was part of last week’s NAIDOC (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee) Week celebrations.