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I have to admit right up front that I was off my game this year with picture taking. My responsibilities with preparing for my panel presentation on Invisible Indians, organizing the Pine Ridge Billboard poster selling station and preparing for the American Indian Caucus took a lot of time. As usual, all the after parties really took their toll in robbing me of sleep. So without any more excuses here are more than 120 photos below the fold.

Each conference out does the previous ones.  I had so much fun and I cannot wait for the next one in Providence, Rhode Island!

Also, if you missed my first diary covering the Cheers & Jeers dinner, click here.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th

...continued after the Cheer & Jeers Dinner.

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Meet BFSkinner!


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Land of Enchantment and jnhobbs spot me. Meteor Blades is close by.

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LOE taking a picture of me taking a picture of her...

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My buddy, jnhobbs

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TexasMom and maggiejean mobbing Meteor Blades

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BFSkinner, Julie Gulden and Meteor Blades

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From center and clockwise:
indiemcemopants, kyril, Seth Kaye, John Aravosis, Clarknt67

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David Trujillo and TheFatLadySings

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cskendrick

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kirbybruno and RKelley25

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Kaili joy Gray and Jed Lewison

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Will Rockafellow, Faith Gardner and Jennifer Bruenjes (Scout Finch)

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Clarknt67

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NormAl1792

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??

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THURSDAY, JUNE 16th

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dov12348

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Simple

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My new friends: Anwar Hijaz & Zahra Billoo

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Tyler Lewis, Kimberly Ellis aka Dr. Goddess and Elon James White

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Katie Halper and Negin Farsad

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Bruin Kid, dgb and clarknt67

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Julie Gulden and the cutest mr. anonymous in the world, lol plus KVoimakas in the background.

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Kitsap River and Charles Curtis-Stanley

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Kitsap River, Charles Curtis-Stanley and Ramara

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Land of Enchantment with her Saturday back stage pass she won in an NN auction. I can't wait for her photo diary on that!

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Someone had to photograph LOE's shoes, note orange nail polish.

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Bruin Kid

FREE FOOD!!!!!

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Meteor Blades, Land of Enchantment photo bombing and mr. anonymous cutie pie

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TexMex, BFSkinner and ?

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Lefty Coaster and TexDem

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Trashablanca

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Trashablanca with a tee shirt he had made for Bleeding Heart

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Dante Atkins and GoldnI

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vcmvo2

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Shanikka and Meteor Blades syncing their phones

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Eric Thut, Operations Director of Netroots Nation

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Bill in Portland Maine in his kiddie pool

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Howard Dean

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Meteor Blades and me

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My hero: Marcy Wheeler

FRIDAY, JUNE 17th

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Panel of Promoting People of Color in the Progressive Blogosphere:  TexMex, deoliver47, navajo and soothsayer99

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NLinStPaul and joedemocrat

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indiemcemopants and Shanikka

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Dave Weigel

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Dan Choi signing his new quilt square for the Community Quilt Project

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Dan Choi's new quilt square for the Community Quilt Project

From maggiejean's camera:
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Dan Choi and his quilt from Sara R

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Pine Ridge Billboard Project's poster table

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treehugger

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Group toast to exmearden

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L-R: jnhobbs, Land of Enchantment, mr. anonymous, Meteor Blades and Shanikka

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jnhobbs and Land of Enchantment

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Drinks with the Front Pagers: Kaili Joy Gray, Faith Gardner, Jennifer Brunejes, Tom Tomorrow and Susan Gardner

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Tom Tomorrow and Barry Eisler

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mik, ? , ed tracey and Brillig

SATURDAY, JUNE 18th

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Julie Gulden, One of the winners of the Pub Quiz, in case you haven't heard

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SFKossacks represent: Starting with norm there in the red and clockwise, Paradise50, smiley creek, aha aha, jotter (hidden) Mrs. side pocket, side pocket, Jeff in CA and vicki !

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Folks meeting with Raul Grijalva are left to right:  The Cunctator (Brad Johnson), theGreenMiles (Miles Grant), RLMiller, myself (SolarMom), and Rep. Grijalva's aide.  And LoE of course.

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L-R: Mr. TexasMom, TexasMom, TexDem, Floja Roja and Common Sense Mainer during NFFT

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loggersbrat during NFFT

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Eclectablog during NFFT

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Meteor Blades and navajo leading the American Indian Caucus

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Newest Native American Netroots member: Prarie Rose Seminole.  The amazing Oke found her by chance and invited her to our caucus.  Good job Oke.

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R_L: Oke, side pocket, Kitsap River during the American Indian Caucus

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navajo, Meteor Blades, Lucia Sanchez and Raymond Ortiz

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deoliver47 and I modeling our earrings made by Wings, Aji's husband

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Van Jones at Netroots Nation during noon plenary session

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Van Jones

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Joan McCarter and Scott Kleeb

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Hunter

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Van Jones

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Van Jones,  I was able to get close several times and snapped a lot of photos, many of them blurry as usual.  Finally Van reaches out to me, shakes my hand and I thanked him for mentioning Native Americans in his speech.  I told him that I know Meteor Blades and that MB asked Van to please remember us in his speeches.  Van then told me that he has a new comment that he's working on to insert for us and that he'd like to try it out on me.  What followed was a typical eloquent comment which I can only clumsily paraphrase.  "We talk about Democracy but we need to give credit to the founders of Democracy, the Iroquois. When we talk about Democracy we must credit the teachers."  I told him I loved it and I reiterated, please don't forget about us.  He responded that he had every reason to remember us.  A wonderful up close and personal moment!

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Floja Roja

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Lulu57 and ? Georges

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Elisa, Markos' wife fund raising


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Markos fund raising for NN12 next year

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Shanikka writing a check for Markos



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Markos was so excited to see side pocket, there was a huge hug and much back slapping

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Kitsap River's memorial seat for exmearden



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occams hatchet's quilt square he signed.  LOE tagged it.  ;)

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Tom Tomorrow's quilt patch

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Raul Grijalva's quilt block

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teacherken balancing beer on his head.  He says he delivers drinks to his kids like this.

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teacherken

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Trashablanca and claude

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Kossacks waiting in line to get into the closing night party

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The Front Page table:
L-R: Kaili Joy Gray, Barbara Morrill, Meteor Blades, Susan Gardner, Jed Lewison, Hunter and elfling

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Robert in Monterey and Shayera facing the camera.  That is Julia Rosen's head and Laura Van to the far right?

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A blurry teacherken and his razzie

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I found my posse. vicki, aha aha, jotter, Paradise50 and Mr. Sharoney

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cedwyn and navajo, twins

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My friend: Austin Adams

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Man of the hour: Raven Brooks

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Another group toast to exmearden

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My new friends, Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider, Filmmakers, Patchworks Films

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kyril, the cutest ever

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Laura Clawson

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Markos addressing the crowd



I ran outta steam about now, it was only 10 PM.  See my tip jar.

SUNDAY, JUNE 19th

I could only manage one photo on the last day.

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Meteor Blades, poe and Shanikka

There was so much more happening all around me but I was unable to snap it for you.  I'm so glad others have taken to posting their photos.  I love them as much as you all do.

Also, please leave a comment to identify the ?s above.  I'll do my best to fix.

Over and out.

Update: Some outdoors shots

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Originally posted to NetrootsNation on Tue Jun 21, 2011 at 07:02 PM PDT.

Also republished by J Town.

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