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Volunteer Opportunities — EarthShare Oregon

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities May 01, 2015: Outreach Event and Volunteer Management Intern Where: Portland, OR (Portland Area & Gorge)For whom: Bicycle Transportation AllianceSeeking: Individuals Outreach Event and Volunteer Management Internship Description: The Bicycle Transportation Alliance (BTA) is seeking a highly motivated intern to assist in increasing the BTA’s visibility, and promoting and expanding BTA membership through grassroots outreach events.

As a member-supported nonprofit organization, BTA relies on members for clout, involvement, and financial support. Learn more... Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities Outreach Event and Volunteer Management Intern Development Intern Where: Bicycle Transportation Alliance offices (Portland Area & Gorge)For whom: Bicycle Transportation AllianceSeeking: Individuals Interested in pursuing a career in non-profits? Learn more... Get Active - Volunteer with Recycling Advocates. American Indian Quotations. "Think not forever of yourselves, O chiefs, nor of your own generation.

American Indian Quotations

Think of continuing generations of our families, think of our grandchildren and of those yet unborn, whose faces are coming from beneath the ground.Peacemaker, Founder of the Iroquois Confederacycirca 1000 AD", "We believe that the Sun Spirit is all powerful, for every spring he makes the trees to bud and the grass to grow. We see these things with our own eyes, and, therefore, know that all life comes from him.UnknownBlackfoot", "The heart of the family is the mother because life comes from her.Onondaga", "Every step you take should be a prayer. "It does not matter where his body lies for it is grass, but where his Spirit is. "You have noticed that everything an Indian does is in a circle and that is because the Power of the World always works in circles, and everything tries to be round... "God gives us each a song. "When your brother falls behind you don't leave him there. "We don't give money to God.

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Routes by Area. Louisiana's Traditional Cultures: An Overview. By Maida Owens An essay adapted from one originally published in the book Swapping Stories: Folktales from Louisiana Introduction A basic principle in the study of folklore and anthropology is that in order to understand a cultural feature, one must understand the context in which it exists.

Louisiana's Traditional Cultures: An Overview

Therefore, to understand a basket, dance, song, ritual, or story, one must know about the maker, dancer, singer, practitioner, or teller. One must understand the culture or setting in which it is made or performed. Louisiana's diverse cultural landscapes include small towns, urban areas, bayou communities, and rural areas. Therefore, when one examines the traditions of an entire state, it is important to understand the cultures within the state and how they relate to each other.

It is trite to say that Louisiana is culturally diverse. Geographers and historians have documented many of the settlement patterns and the waves of immigration into most parts of Louisiana. New Orleans The St. The Town Where Everyone Got Free Money. “Do we have to behave in particular ways to justify compassion and support?”

The Town Where Everyone Got Free Money

Evelyn Forget, a Canadian social scientist who unearthed ​some of the findings of the Dauphin experiment, asked me rhetorically when I reached her by phone. “Or is simply human dignity enough?” “People work hard and it’s still not enough,” Doreen Henderson, who is now 70 and was a participant in the experiment, told the ​Wi​nnipeg Free Pres​s​ in 2009. Her husband Hugh, now 73, worked as a janitor while she stayed at home with their two kids. Together they raised chickens and grew a lot of their own food. The recovered data from “Mincome,” as the Dauphin experiment was known, has given more impetus to a growing call for some sort of guaranteed income. There are other compelling arguments for a guaranteed income now. “There has always been some support for [a BIG] from the political right because the scheme is less intrusive than most ways of delivering social programs,” explained Forget (pronounced for-zhay). Want to See How Governments Are Making Real Progress? Look to the Cities Tackling Our Biggest Problems.

A bike sharing rack on Dearborn street in Chicago, Illinois.

Want to See How Governments Are Making Real Progress? Look to the Cities Tackling Our Biggest Problems

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Who Decides – Our Community or Corporations? Farm Commons.