Wednesday, August 31, 2005
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To see some artwork currently in stock, see Free Spirit Gallery Northwest Indian Art.
Friday, August 26, 2005
Free Spirit Gallery Inuit Art is a supporter of the Inuit Art Foundation as it has been a regular advertiser in its magazine, Inuit Art Quarterly.
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
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Sunday, August 07, 2005
RANKIN INLET, Nunavut (CP) - Officials in this Arctic community are threatening to shoot stray dogs after a young child was bitten by an animal that had rabies.
Nancy Campbell, a spokeswoman for the territorial Health Department, said the dog was destroyed on July 30, shortly after the child was bitten. Campbell said the child was transported to a hospital in the South, but was doing fine.
"The subsequent testing of the dog's body found that the dog did indeed have rabies," Campbell said, adding that authorities in Rankin Inlet are now taking a tough stand on the problem of roaming dogs.
"They've told people that if dogs are found loose, they will be shot."
Campbell's department issued an advisory Friday to northern communities requesting that people tie up their dogs and get them vaccinated.
She admitted, however, that it is difficult to get dogs vaccinated against rabies in the North due to a shortage of qualified vets.
Rabies, she said, is more common in foxes in the North but dogs can contract the disease if they are bitten by foxes.
Dogs with rabies may display a noticeable change in behaviour, signs of being very thirsty, no interest in eating or drinking, and may be foaming at the mouth.
The Canadian Press, 2005
To see artwork from Nunavut in Arctic Canada, see Free Spirit Gallery Inuit Art.
Friday, August 05, 2005
For a look into the magnificent carvings from the local region, see Pacific Northwest Native American Art Carvings.
Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Monday, August 01, 2005
Revised carbon-dating of an ancient Chumash headdress has been dated to 400 years earlier than originally thought. The headdress is fashioned from abalone shells and the skull of a swordfish which is a deep sea fish. Earlier carbon-dating placed it at 2,000 years old. That date implied the Chumash were fishing in deep-sea waters 400 years earlier than the Polynesian-Chumash contact that Klar and Jones believed. As it turns out, the original carbon-14 date was wrong, and new testing places the headdress at 600 AD, in the same time period Klar and Jones believe ancient Polynesians sailed to Southern California.
Another piece of evidence was found more than a decade ago when archaeological evidence proved that ancient Polynesians ate sweet potatoes, which are native to South America. Presumably, Polynesian sailors ventured to South America, obtained sweet potatoes and brought them back to their home islands.
For other interesting information on Native American culture, see Native American Art Information Articles.