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Boujou!

It's been a busy week in Native news. We've got a lot of ground to cover, but first, an announcement:

ACTION ALERT: VAWA IN SENATE TODAY; CALL HOUSE REPS NOW!

A vote to reauthorize the [Ending] Violence Against Women Act [VAWA] is expected in the Senate sometime today, possibly in the evening, and is expected to pass. From there it goes to the House, where Republicans are expected to continue their pattern of obstruction. While they oppose language that would protect undocumented immigrants and members of the LGBTQI communities, their fiercest opposition is reserved for language that would strengthen protections for American Indian women, a demographic that experiences one of the highest rates of sexual violence and domestic violence of any in the nation.

Why? Sovereignty. As I said in Denise Oliver Velez's important diary a few weeks ago:

What other folks don't realize is that this isn't even really about Native women per se; it's about sovereignty.  Or, rather, about stopping any expansion of sovereignty in its tracks, and preferably, rolling it back.

The degree to which Republicans/conservatives fear and hate the entire concept of tribal sovereignty cannot be overstated. And anything - ANYTHING - that might possibly have the ability to expand it to the most microscopic degree is something to be not merely defeated, but wholly slaughtered, the earth salted over it.

Carter Camp explains some of the jurisdictional issues here. And if you haven't already, you really should read Dee's entire diary.  Then read this [synopsis of stats here].

Then go call your Senators. Even though the Senate vote seems safe, they all need to hear how important this is.

 photo VAWALogo_zpsf98e3b21.jpgFinally, go call your Representatives in the House. If you know they're a vote in favor, call and thank them and tell them they have your support. If you know they're a vote against, call and tell them how important this is and that if they fail to protect women, including Indian women, you'll help ensure that there are consequences. And if they're on the fence, your call in support of it may be the one that brings them down on the right side. And if you have a personal story of your own, follow up with an e-mail detailing it. Show them why reauthorizing VAWA saves lives.

Even the lives of Indian women.

Phone numbers, suggested talking points, and other information are available here.

Now, on to the news:

ENVIRONMENTAL ACTION ALERT FROM OJIBWA: SUPPORT BLACKFEET REZ ANTI-FRACKING EFFORTS

 photo frackingWell-TonyBynum_zpsdedffb7e.jpg From my cousin:

The Blackfeet Reservation’s western boundary forms the eastern boundary of Glacier National Park. In 2006, the Blackfoot Tribal Business Council granted oil exploration and fracking leases on the western edge of the reservation to the Denver-Based Anshutz Exploration Corp. Many tribal elders have opposed these leases and fracking efforts on the reservation. Opposition to fracking on the reservation has resulted in the formation of the Blackfeet Anti-Fracking Coalition on Facebook.  The Facebook group was started by Destini Vaile.
If you haven't read Ojibwa's diary from yesterday on the subject, please do.
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WEATHER ALERT: STATE OF EMERGENCY FOR NAVAJO AND HOPI NATIONS; FREEZING TEMPS CREATE SEVERE WATER SHORTAGES

 photo NavajoWaterLineExcavation_zps0709fb3a.jpg As many as 10,000 members of the Navajo Nation have been without water since mid-January, when temperatures dropped to 25 degrees below zero. Most of the shortages are due to ruptured pipes, some of which date back to the 1950s, and frozen water sources.

"We are facing an emergency that is putting lives at risk," said Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, who last month signed a declaration of emergency in the reservation, which extends across parts of Arizona, Utah and New Mexico and has an estimated 220,000 tribal residents.

"People with health risks don't have running water, some communities have low water pressure that are putting health centers and hospitals at risk of closure," he said.

In issuing the declaration, President Shelly is seeking $2.8 million in federal and state emergency funds to repair water lines and pipes reservation-wide, and to fund operation of an emergency center for those affected. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer has already signed a disaster declaration, releasing $200,000 in state funds to the Navajo Nation and the smaller Hopi Nation, also affected.

In a place like Dinetah, which covers more than 27,000 square miles, the crisis is not limited only to burst pipes.

"Every winter is like this, it's difficult," said Christine Black, a Monument Valley resident whose grandmother Nellie lives in a hogan dwelling, traditionally made of wood and packed mud, and tends sheep, cattle and horses, miles from the nearest water supply.

"As far as getting water for her, we have to haul it over 20 miles," she told Reuters. "For her, it's year-round. It's like that for every family in the area."

The Red Cross and St. Mary's Food Bank in Phoenix have been helping to haul water and coordinate other aid, but much more is needed.
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POLITICS AND POLICY: NCAI HOLDS SYMPOSIUM ON INDIAN MASCOTS; MI DEP'T OF CIVIL RIGHTS ASKS DEP'T OF ED TO BAN THEIR USE

 photo BigotLogo_zpsabd27690.jpg On Thursday, February 7, the National Congress of American Indians held a televised symposium on "Racist Stereotypes and Cultural Appropriation in American Sports." The symposium was designed to address the ongoing problem of racism in the use of "Indian" sports mascots at all levels nationwide: Redskins, Indians, Braves, Warriors, Chiefs, Chippewa, Sioux, Seminoles, Illini, etc. But since the event was held in Washington, D.C., much of the focus continually returned to one of the worst (and most overtly racist) offenders: The Washington Redskins, "the fourth most valuable sports franchise in the world, according to Forbes, worth an estimated $1.6 billion." Both the previous and current owners of the team have steadfastly refused to change the name, despite being told by every single major Indian group in the country how offensive it is. Supporters resort to the old trope - "It's honoring Indians!" - to justify racist minstrelsy, and then follow up with nastier epithets when called on it. [I don't recommend wading into the comment sections of the major online news outlets covering the story; they're cesspools of racism.] Suzan Shown Harjo, who challenged the use of the name in court in 1992, says that she still receives death threats from supporters of the team name.

Meanwhile, despite its myriad other problems, my home state of Michigan has followed Oregon's lead in attempting to eradicate mascot minstrelsy.  Last week, the Michigan Department of Civil Rights filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, asking it to issue a comprehensive ban on the use of Indian mascots by Michigan educational institutions (both K-12 and university-level). If approved, the move could lay the groundwork for a national ban on such racist imagery in education.

According to MDCR Director of Public Affairs Leslee Fritz, the new complaint is grounded in research demonstrating "actual harm," rather than subjective and anecdotal cases of harassment.

"The complaint we filed today looks at the research that's been done lately that clearly establishes that it is no longer about whether or not the mascots are offensive," Fritz said.

"Now that we know that there is documentable harm done to the student achievement of students in in a specific minority group, it no longer can be allowed under the law, and we're asking the Department of Education to issue an order saying just that."

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WILDLIFE: NEVADA TRIBES SEEK END TO BEAR HUNT

The Inter-Tribal Council of Nevada, a group of 27 tribes, and the Northern Nevada Chapter of AIM are seeking legislation that would ban Nevada's annual bear hunt.

"We weren’t really heard," said Raquel Arthur, president of the American Indian Movement of Northern Nevada and a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. photo RaquelArthur-NNVAIM_zps82a155ec.jpg
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"It’s just not something that should be done,” Arthur said, adding that the hunt’s opponents are “in this for the long haul."
The hunt, which has occurred the last two years, has resulted in the slaughter for sport of 25 black bears, which many tribes consider sacred. Some Indian nations regard the bear as a four-legged relative; for others, it is central to their Medicine Society traditions. Moreover, the bear hunt takes place in the Pine Nut Mountain and Sweetwater ranges at the same time as members of some of the tribes engage in their traditional pine-nut gathering activities in those areas, creating a public safety hazard for tribal members.

Today is Tribal Day at the Nevada State Legislature. The Council will hold a round dance in front of the capitol building to draw attention to their efforts.

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ARTS AND CULTURE: UK COAT RACK ACTUALLY HAIDA TOTEM POLE VALUED UPWARDS OF £100K

Photo Credit:  BNPS.com.uk photo UKTotemPoleCoatrack_zps364549e2.jpg An auctioneer uncovered a "coat rack" in a back room of the home of the granddaughter of British collector John Allen Hughes, only to find that the clothing and scarves were being held by an American Indian totem pole. Hughes purchased the Haida piece when he visited several tribes as a tourist to the U.S. in the 1920s. Not recognizing what it was, much less its potential value, family members used it as a coat rack.

The totem pole is being sold at auction in Dorchester, Dorset, this week, and is expected to bring more than £100,000.

Apparently no thoughts of repatriating it to the Haida were even briefly entertained.

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FASHION: TAOS PUEBLO DESIGNER PATRICIA MICHAELS IN NEW PROJECT RUNWAY

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On January 24, the 2013 season of reality show Project Runway premiered, finally starring an American Indian artist and designer: Patricia Michaels of Taos Pueblo. Ms. Michaels, 46, has long been known in the indie and Native fashion worlds, but less so on mainstream runways.

For Native designers, it's much harder to crack haute couture's glass ceiling - particularly when Ralph Lauren and other dominant-culture designers have been appropriating Native styles for so many years. Her selection for the show might provide the impetus needed for the fashion world to begin actively recruiting Indian designers.

Michaels says she wasn't familiar with the show, but when a casting agent contacted her she rented a couple of past seasons and was sold. "I was in awe of what the challenges were and the opportunities that could happen," she told the Santa Fe New Mexican.

Celebrated Native designers, Michaels says, need to "get out of our comfortable spots and go forward to other venues."

"That’s why I took on this challenge, to have a new direction," she told the New Mexican. "Because just doing museum shows that people want me to do to draw a crowd really hasn’t gotten me anywhere. It’s important to always evolve."

Known for draping, feminine styles, Ms. Michaels has long experimented with a variety of unusual natural fabrics, such as soy-based ones. Color, line, and flow are central to her work; coupled with the subtle inclusion of cultural themes, they provide a unique counterpoint to the usual offerings on display during New York's Fashion Week.

This season, however, the show's designers were divided into teams. And while the contestants and producers know which teams have already been eliminated, no one was talking in Bryant Park last week. Indeed, Heidi Klum arranged to have all the participating designers show their work for the Fashion Week festivities - but without acknowledging who the designers were. Since we don't yet know whether Ms. Michaels is one of the surviving contestants, there's no way to evaluate whether the opportunity will actually translate into better exposure, for her or for future Native designers. One also wonders why, when this year's show features designers of color from a background of cultures and traditions, Ms. Klum chose this season to subordinate the designers' individual work into some sort of collective "identity."

I have some ideas about that, none of them flattering to Klum or to the show's producers.

[Disclosure:  Pat Michaels is one of Wings's "sisters," distantly related, and a family friend. She had nothing to do with - indeed, doesn't even know about - the writing of this piece.]

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Latest Updates on Kossack Regional Meet-Up News Below the Frybead Thingey

:: COMMUNITY BUILDING UPDATES ::
Let's build communities!

Every region needs a meat-space community like SFKossacks.
We take care of each other in real life.
I urge YOU to take the lead and organize one in your region.
Please tell us about it if you do and we're here for advice.

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THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY

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:: Regions Organizing ::
>>>Instructions on HOW TO FORM A NEW DAILY KOS GROUP
NEW GROUPS IN THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING:
Send a Kosmail to the organizers and ask for an invitation to the group.
Northern Indiana Area: Kosmail Tim Delaney

Long Island: Kosmail grannycarol

Northern Michigan: Kosmail JillS

Nebraska: Kosmail Nebraska68847Dem

Westburbia Chicago Kossacks: Kosmail Majordomo

New York Hudson Valley Kossacks: Kosmail boran2

North Carolina Triangle Kossacks: Kosmail highacidity

Caprock Kossacks (Panhandle/Caprock/Lubbock/Amarillo area) : Kosmail shesaid

West Texas Kossacks (including Big Bend Region and El Paso) : Kosmail Yo Bubba

Note to the above new leaders: Feel free to leave a comment any day reminding readers about your new group. Also, tell us about your progress in gathering members. Kosmail me when you've chosen a good name for your group and have created a the group. Then I'll move you to the NEW GROUPS LIST. When you've planned a date for your first event I'll make a banner for you to highlight your event in our diaries and your diaries.
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These are the groups that have started since * NEW DAY * began. Please Kosmail navajo if you have started a group before that.
NEW GROUPS LIST:

California Central Valley Kossacks - Formed: Jul 29, 2012, Organizer: tgypsy, 23 members

New England Kossacks - Formed: Aug 6, 2012, Organizers:
Clytemnestra for Lower New England (Conneticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island)
nhox42 for Upper New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont), 116 members

Houston Area Kossacks - Formed: Aug 7, 2012, Organizer: Chrislove, 20 members

Kossacks in India - Formed: Aug 14, 2012, Organizer: chandu

CenTex Kossacks - Formed: Sep 9, 2012, Organizer: papa monzano, 8 members

Central Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Sep 26, 2012, Organizer: VetGrl, 16 members

Kansas City Kossacks - Formed Oct 15, 2012, Organizer: kj in missouri

Phoenix Kossacks - Formed Oct 16, 2012, Organizer: arizonablue

Chicago Kossacks - Formed: Oct 31, 2012, Organizer: figbash, 23 members

Koscadia the Pacific Northwest coast from Northern California to Alaska  
- Formed Oct 17, 2012, Oganizer: Horace Boothroyd III based in Portland, OR

Boston Kossacks - Formed: Nov 7, 2012, Organizer: GreyHawk

Motor City Kossacks South East Michigan (Detroit) Area - Formed: Nov 10, 2012, Organizer:  peregrine kate

Pittsburgh Area Kossacks - Formed: Nov 12, 2012, Organizer: dweb8231,
Current diary: After a "Brief Delay" Pgh. Area Kossacks Gets Rolling

Salt Lake City Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: War on Error, 19 members

Twin Cities Kossacks - Formed: Nov 17, 2012, Organizer: imonlylurking
Current diary: Twin Cities Kossacks-when should we meet? Poll included!

Dallas Kossacks North Texas - Formed: Nov 21, 2012, Organizer:  Stepping down, chancew, please contact him if you'd like to step up. He'll change the groups' permissions for you.
Current diary: Dallas Kossacks, I need suggestions!

The Southern California Inland Empire Kossacks - Formed: Dec 3, 2012, Organizer: SoCaliana

Los Angeles Kossacks - Formed: Dec 17, 2012, Organizer: Shockwave

Northeast Ohio Kossacks - Formed: Jan 16, 2013,  Organizer: GenXangster

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks - Formed: Jan 17, 2013, Organizer: tmservo433
Current diary: If you are in Kansas / Missouri

I-77 Carolina Kossacks who live from Columbia, SC to north of Winston-Salem, NC. - Formed: Jan 30, 2013, Organizers: gulfgal98 and eeff

Indianapolis Kossacks - Formed: Feb 6, 2013, Organizer: CityLightsLover

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ESTABLISHED GROUPS LIST: (List will grow as we discover them)

SFKossacks Founded by navajo, Formed: May 2, 2005, More than 80 members

Maryland Kos Founded by timmyc, Formed: Feb 23, 2011, More than 54 members. Contact: JamieG from Md for a group invite. Current diary: Maryland needs a meetup

New York City Founded by Eddie C, More than 58 members - Contact the group organizer for meet-up events: sidnora

Baja Arizona Kossacks Event Organizer: Azazello, 90 members

Three Star Kossacks Tennessee, Founded by maryKK, Formed: Apr 8, 2011, 46 members

Nashville KosKats Founded by ZenTrainer, Formed: Jan 30, 2012, 28 members

Virginia Kos Founded by JamieG from Md, Formed: May 3, 2011, 85 members
Current diary: Maryland needs a meetup

Kos Georgia Founded by pat208, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 18 members

Colorado COmmunity Founded by Leftcandid, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 25 members

New Mexico Kossaks Founded by claude, 13 members

Philly Kos Founded by mconvente, Formed: Aug 29, 2011, 15 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail asterkitty to sign up

DKos Florida Founded by ThirstyGator, Formed: Feb 14, 2011, 33 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail Vetwife to be included in next event.

Oklahoma Roundup Founded by BigOkie, Formed: Feb 13, 2011, 12 members
Currently organizing: Kosmail peacearena to be included.
Okla-homies, let's get together (new regional organizing group)

DKos Asheville Founded by davehouck, Formed: Feb 13, 2011 - Organizing Assist by: randallt

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:: Events Currently on the Books for ALL Kossacks ::
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Tuesday, February 12th
Watching the 2013 State of the Union Address

TIME: 5:30 PM
LOCATION:  cooper888 and gotmooned's place in Sacramento (Natomas)
Directions will be provided by private email to those who RSVP.
ORGANIZER: Send tgypsy a kosmail to RSVP

RSVPs:
1. Kestrel
2. tgypsy
3. cooper888
4. gotmooned
5. Sychotic1

Maybees:

Latest diary: Calling all Sacramento area and Central Valley Kossacks!
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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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Saturday, February 16th
Northern New England Meetup in Portsmouth, NH

TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION:  Margaritas Mexican Restaurant
775 Lafayette Road  • Portsmouth

ORGANIZER: Send nhox42 an email to RSVP at nhox42@yahoo.com

RSVPs:
1. Bill in Portland Maine
2. Common Sense Mainer
3. nhox
4. commonmass
5. The Marti
6. Nautical Knots
7. Nautical Knots's spouse
8. Clytemnestra
9. parsonsbeach
10. parsonsbeach's spouse
11. mayim
12. Jane
13. bjedwards
14. dvcm
15. lurker
Maybees:
vacationland
Debbie in ME
leolabeth
annieli
icicle68
knockbally
CtheO
CtheO's spouse
vacationland
simple
Latest diary:
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Saturday, February 16th

LA Kossacks Meet-up with Guest Speakers Dana Siegelman, Daughter of Don Siegelman and OPOL by Skype

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION:  Casey's Irish Pub
613 S Grand Ave. • Los Angeles

ORGANIZER: Send Shockwave a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Dana Siegelman
2. Shockwave
3. One Pissed Off Liberal (by Skype)
4. Dave in Northridge
5. jakedog42
6. Joe Bacon
7. SanFernandoValleyMom

8. RLMiller
9. delphine
10. jared the bassplayer
11. Ducktape

Maybees:
norm
 

Latest diary: Los Angeles Kossacks meet next Saturday downtown and we have a guest speaker
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Saturday, February 16th

Houston Area Kossacks 4th Meet-up

TIME: 2:00 PM
LOCATION: Chuy's
2706 Westheimer Road • River Oaks

ORGANIZER: Send Chrislove a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. Chrislove
2. nomandates
3. Delilah
4. Tacey (Honorary Kossack)
5. suesue
6. Mr. suesue
7. PDiddie
8. Mrs. PDiddie
9. Crabby Abbey
10. doraphasia
11. Libby Shaw
12. Mr. Libby Shaw
13. teemel

Maybees:
cosette
mengelhart
 

Latest diary: Houston Area Kossacks: Meet-Up Scheduled for Saturday, February 16!
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Sunday, Febuary 17th

Kossack Meet-ups Coinciding with Forward on Climate Rally

WHAT: Forward on Climate Rally
TIME: Noon
LOCATION: The National Mall • Washington D.C.
SPONSORS: 350.org, The Sierra Club and the Hip-Hop Caucus
WHY: To tell Barack Obama it's time to lead in the fight against climate change, beginning with the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

ORGANIZER: Send eeff a kosmail if you're interested in connecting the night before or the night of the event.

RSVPs:
1. eeff
2. blonde moment
3. angelajean
4. EricS
5.
Maybees:
 
Latest diary: MOT: 350.org, The Sierra Club & Hip Hop Caucus
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SFKossack Attending the 350BayArea.org Forward on Climate Rally

TIME: 1:00-3:00 PM
LOCATION: One Market Plaza
1 Market St • San Francisco

ORGANIZER: Send navajo a kosmail to connect with other SFKossacks and RSVP directly at 350BayArea.org.

RSVPs:
1. citisven
2. Glen the Plumber
3. remembrance +TLOTM
4. navajo
5. Meteor Blades
6. dharmasyd
7. leema
8. no way lack of brain
Maybees:
There are more solidarity rallies around the nation. The ones above have Kossacks involved. Please see this link for details in other cities. If you want to connect with other Kossacks in one of those cities, let us know and we'll help you attract others.

California: Los Angeles, Monterey and San Diego Details
Colorado: Denver Details
Illinois: Chicago Details
Oregon: Medford Details
Washington: Olympia Details

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Graphic Mash by Papa Manzano
Saturday, March 2nd!!
Lone Star Spring Texas State-Wide Meet-Up in Austin

TIME: 2:00-5:00 PM
LOCATION: Opal Divine's Penn Field restaurant and bar
3601 S. Congress Ave • Austin

ORGANIZER: Send nomandates Kosmail to RSVP.

RSVPs:
1. nomandates                    
 2. teknohed
 3. papa monzano
 4. Chrislove
 5. Chrislove's BF
 6. glorificus
 7. politik
 8. mr pea
 9. anotherdemocrat
10. Odysseus
11. suesue
12. mr sue sue
13. blue armadillo
14. texasmom
15. texasdad
16. htowngenie
17. navajo (honorary TX Kossack!)
18. afisher
19. manoffire
20. Wino
21. Mrs. Wino
22. VinaMist
23. doraphasia
24. Urban Owl
25. Texdude50
26. icelus
27. entrelac
28. Mr. entrelac
29. JayRaye
30. cosette
31. belinda ridgewood (honorary TX Kossack!)
32. Carol in San Antonio
33. krwheaton
34. +1 from Harris County
35. KTinTX
36. Libby Shaw
37. Libby Shaw's husband

Maybees:
Mosquito Pilot
Over the Edge
yoduuuh do or do not

Austin Kite Festival 2011
Sunday, March 3rd
Austin's 84th Annual Zilker Park Kite Festival

TIME: Early Afternoon
LOCATION: Zilker Park
2100 Barton Springs Rd. • Austin

ORGANIZER: Send papa monzano Kosmail to connect at the event.

Latest diary: Tex Kos Inaugural Gathering, plus T-Shirts, SDEC Meeting, and Kite Festival

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Monday, March 4th

New York City Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Spitzer's Corner
101 Rivington Street (Ludlow) • NYC

ORGANIZER: Send Sidnora a kosmail to RSVP

RSVPs:
1. sidnora
2.
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: Save the Date for a New York Metro Meetup, March 4!
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DailyKos readers who live and/or work in New England
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont)

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New England Kossacks All Day Meet-up
Saturday, March 9th

ORGANIZER: Send Clytemnestra a kosmail to attend.



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TIME: 1:00 - 4:00 PM
LOCATION I: SolToro in the Mohegan Sun Casino
1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard • Uncasville, CT
RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2.
3.
Maybees:


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TIME: 7:00 - 10:00 PM
LOCATION II: Mystic Pizza
56 West Main Street • Mystic, CT
RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2.
3.
Maybees:

TIME: 11:00 - ? PM
LOCATION III: TBD
[Address] • [City]

RSVPs:
1. Clytemnestra
2.
3.
Maybees:

Latest diary: New England Kossacks - March meet up

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Sunday, March 10th

SAVE THE DATE: SFKossacks Roll Out the Red Carpet for a gilas girl

Guaymas in Tiberon: Time TBD
Meet at the Ferry Building and take the ferry to Sausalito. Dine at Guaymas in the sun  • Sausalito
Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park: Time TBD
We'll take the Ferry back to the Ferry building and then take public tranny to the park • San Francisco
LOCATION III: TBD for early dinner
Address TBD • San Francisco

RSVPs:
1. a gilas girl
2. navajo
3. side pocket
4. dharmasyd [lunch]
5. Meteor Blades
6. Glen the Plumber
7. remembrance
8. smileycreek
9. paradise50
10. Cali Scribe
11. Mr. Scribe
12. slouching
13. no way lack of brain
14. norm
15. boatsie
16. Lorikeet
17. FogCityJohn
18. madhaus

Maybees:
edrie
lineatus
maggiejean
no way lack of brain

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Kansas & Missouri Kossacks

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Friday, March 15th

Kansas & Missouri Kossacks Meet-up

TIME: TBD
LOCATION: Free State Brewing Company
636 Massachusetts Street • Lawrence

ORGANIZER: Send tmservo433 a kosmail to attend.

RSVPs:
1. tmservo433
2.
3.
Maybees:
Latest diary: [Diva waiting...]
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Netroots Nation 2013 in San Jose: Plenary Session Table Reservations
June 20th - 23rd  •  REGISTER HERE



SFKossacks:
1. side pocket [First Lieutenant]
2. mrs. side pocket
3. kimoconnor
4. citisven
5. lineatus
6. Cali Scribe
7. Glen the Plumber
8. remembrance
9. jotter
10. Mrs. jotter
SFKossacks:
1. Lusty
2. mrsgoo
3. norm
4. boran2 (Honorary)
5. Lorikeet
6. FogCityJohn
7. slksfca
8. madhaus
9. boatsie
10. maggiejean
SFKossacks:
1. Kamakhya
2. dharmasyd
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Native American Netroots:
1. navajo
2. Meteor Blades
3. shanikka
4. no way lack of brain
5. translatorpro
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Central Valley Kossacks:
1. tgypsy
2. cooper888
3. gotmooned
4. paradise50
5. smileycreek
6. Caddis Fly
7.
8.
9.
10.
Lone Star Kossacks:
1. nomandates
2. texasmom
3. texasdad
4. doraphasia
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Cheers & Jeers:
1. Bill in Portland Maine
2. Common Sense Mainer
3. vicki
4. Sharoney
5. Spousal Unit
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Los Angeles Kossacks:
1. Shockwave
2. jakedog42
3. susans
4. murphy
5. Dave in Northridge
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
NYC and beyond:
1. sidnora
2. belinda ridgewood
3. thankgodforairamerica
4. Jimdotz
5. theroaringgirl
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Community Quilt Project:
1. Sara R
2. winglion?
3. loggersbrat
4. ramara (Arizona)
5. Horace Boothroyd III
6. linkage
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Military Community Members:
1. DaNang65
2. drnatrl
3. angelajean (Maybe)
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Misc. registered Kossacks + regions:
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Hopefully we can put together whole tables for them.


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Community Quilt Project

Community Quilt Project NN13 Flash Mob Photo


smileycreek is organizing and asking all Community Quilt recipients to bring their quilts to NN13. We'll assemble at a pre-designated location and time for a group photo with one of the NN13 professional photographers. It will be a group hug celebrating one of the most beloved community building projects we have here at Daily Kos with Sara R and winglion at the center of it. navajo and Glen the Plumber are going to scout out and select a location in advance for all to meet with their quilts for a memorable photo opportunity. Stay tuned.
Date: TBD Time: TBD
1. paradise50
2. Dave in Northridge
3. remembrance
4. BeninSC
5. mimi
6. cskendrick
7. DaNang65
8. llbear (not attending, quilt only)
9. Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse (may not attend)
10. Smoh (not attending, quilt only)
11. slksfca
12. belinda ridgewood
13. Ebby
14. Bustergirl
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Send navajo a kosmail if you post a diary about an event so we can update our round-up.
Okay. Floor's open.
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Originally posted to Connect! Unite! Act! on Mon Feb 11, 2013 at 07:30 AM PST.

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