The #GREATAWAKENING Is Happening NOW !! <3 #WWG1WGA #MAGA #QArmy 💪

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The #GREATAWAKENING Is Happening NOW !! ❤ #WWG1WGA #MAGA #QArmy 💪

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“WWG1WGA” By J.T. Wilde and Casey Johnson

They call us deplorable and we love the name They have the bodies in the dirt and need someone to blame They got a penchant for greed and the money to spare They put the dollars in the coffers and their lies in the air Chorus (Where we go one we go all) I won’t push you down You won’t let me fall One day for sure we will stand tall Cuz where we go 1 we go all! We are the patriots We’ve got to (trust the plan) Because (we have it all) and their fate is in our hands They had a reason to fool us But we didn’t take the bait they want to take us to hell But we got guns at the gate Chorus (Where we go one we go all) I won’t push you down You won’t let me fall One day for sure we will stand tall Cuz where we go 1 we go all! They call it a conspiracy Cuz it’s their one last lie But we know who they are And we got them in our sights Our knowledge is power They’re Running for the hills if the law don’t gettem Then (We the people) Will Chorus (Where we go one we go all) I won’t push you down You won’t let me fall One day for sure we will stand tall Cuz where we go 1 we go all!

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GOOD NEWS : EIGHT TRIBES RECEIVE NEARLY $2.5 MILLION IN GRANTS; FUNDS HELP TRIBES TAKE CONTROL OF OWN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS

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WASHINGTON – Eight federally recognized tribes will collectively receive nearly $2.5 million in grant awards from the U.S. Departments of Education and Interior to bolster their educational programs and advance self-determination goals through the development of academically rigorous and culturally relevant programs.

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William Mendoza, director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education, and Dr. Charles “Monty” Roessel, director of the Bureau of Indian Education announced the awards today, during the 7th annual White House Tribal Nations Conference. The grants are funded through the Department of Education’s State-Tribal Education Partnership (STEP) program, and the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education’s Tribal Education Department (TED) program.

“Through these partnerships, we will be putting tribes in the driver’s seat by designing culturally responsive programs to help Native children reach their education potential,” Mendoza said. “These efforts will help reduce the achievement gap and make our Indian students more college and career-ready.”

“These competitive grants will help strengthen tribal education departments as they set high academic standards and incorporate tribal culture, language and history into their curriculum,” said Roessel. “This program reflects our commitment to tribal self-determination. It expands tribes’ roles in developing educational goals for their communities and ensuring they have the resources to operate these systems designed for their students.”

The goal of the STEP program is to build the capacity of tribal education agencies to assume state and local administrative functions based on policies formed under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The TED grant program was created to improve the quality of education in BIE-funded schools under the auspices of a Blueprint for Reform, a guide put forth by President Obama and developed in the White House Council on Native American Affairs. The report was developed based on contributions from tribal governments and key federal and tribal officials.

The STEP program provides $1,766,232 to five Native American communities in Idaho, Montana and Oklahoma to assist tribal schools in partnering with states and local school districts to develop culturally sensitive teaching strategies, curriculum materials and data-sharing that can improve attendance, raise graduation rates and reduce dropouts among Native youth. STEP’s pilot program, featuring tribal-state-local educational partnerships was conducted from 2012 to 2015, and today’s announcement marks the first new round of funding for the STEP program. The grants provide funding from 2015 to 2019. For more information about the STEP program, visit www2.ed.gov/programs/step/index.html.

The TED program provides $700,000 in grants to support the efforts of four tribal nations to strengthen their education departments, restructure their school governance, assume control over their BIE-funded schools, and develop curriculum for their students’ unique academic and cultural needs. With today’s announcement, 10 tribal governments have received a total of $2 million in TED grants this year. This is the second round of TED program grants the Interior Department has awarded this year. The first round of awards in August 2015 provided a total of $1,350,000 to six tribes: the Acoma Pueblo, Santa Clara Pueblo, Hopi Tribe, Navajo Nation, Rosebud Sioux Tribe, and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. For more information on TED grants, please visit http://bie.edu/Programs/TribalEduDeptGrantProgram/index.htm.

The following tribes will receive STEP funding. (One tribe, the Muscogee Creek Nation in Oklahoma, was awarded the STEP and TED grants):

  • The Chickasaw Nation, Okla. ($500,000)
  • Nez Perce Tribe, Idaho ($330,000)
  • Coeur D’Alene Tribe, Idaho ($330,000)
  • The Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Okla. ($318,463)
  • Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, Mont. ($287,769)

The following tribes will receive TED funding:

  • Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, Mich. ($300,000)
  • Leech Lake Band, Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, Minn. ($200,000)
  • Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Miss. ($150,000)
  • The Muscogee (Creek) Nation, Okla. ($50,000)

As part of the Interior Department, the BIE oversees 183 elementary and secondary schools located on 64 reservations in 23 states, serving more than 48,000 students. Of these, 54 are BIE-operated and 129 are tribally operated.

In conjunction with President Obama’s Generation Indigenous or “Gen-I” initiative, the Interior Department is leading an effort to provide students attending BIE-funded schools with a world-class education and transform the agency to serve as a capacity-builder and service-provider for tribes in educating their youth.

SOURCE : http://nativenewsonline.net/currents/eight-tribes-receive-nearly-2-5-million-in-grants-funds-help-tribes-take-control-of-own-educational-programs/

GOOD NEWS : Oklahoma City buys goats to beautify Lake Hefner landscape – BE THE CHANGE

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Move over lawnmowers. Hungry goats are taking over.

“Because it was so successful, we decided to continue the goat project on our own,” said Debbie Ragan with the OKC Utilities Department. “In all, this goes through Oklahoma City’s Water Utilities Division.”

The herbivores were on loan from Langston University’s Goat Institute last year to eat away brush on the Lake Hefner Canal.

The City just returned the borrowed herd and bought their own workforce.

“The new ones are 24 nannies,” Ragan said. “They’re female goats that were purchased at the Oklahoma City livestock stockyards.”

According to officials, the new goats cost the City $3,800 at auction and, so far, they said they’re paying off for the environment.

“By reducing the amount of hazardous chemicals that we may use on vegetation, reducing the need for heavy equipment in the submissions are just very environmentally friendly,” Ragan said.

It’s also a way to keep city employees out of harm’s way.

“The Hefner Canal has very steep slopes, and it’s unsafe for our guys to get down onto the slopes,” said Troy Wilkins, field operations supervisor with the city.

Adding to the collection, some goats and a couple of sheep were donated by Animal Welfare, as well as donkeys to keep guard over the herd.

The whole group is taking some time off, resting at their winter home at Lake Stanley Draper.

“They just lay around and graze and eat all of the time, ” Ragan said.

The head of the Langston Goat Institute said they’ve already helped other cities like Stillwater and Guthrie start their own program and expects it to grow in popularity.

“It’s our goal to work ourselves out of a job really,” said Dr. Steve Hart, research scientist at Langston University.

The goats will head back to Lake Hefner in the spring to get back to what they know best.

“On the canal on the brush and weeds – that’s what God created goats for,” Hart said.

The Hefner Canal Goats even have their own Facebook page.

SOURCE : http://kfor.com/2015/11/04/oklahoma-city-buys-goats-to-beautify-lake-hefner-landscape/

Indian City Becomes First Vegetarian City in the World

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Worldcrunch reports a historic change in Palitana, an Indian city, which has become the first all-vegetarian city in the world.

Behind this revolutionary change are the Jain monks who went on a hunger strike to pressure the state of Gujarat to outlaw animal slaughter in their city. The hunger strike was successful and the Gujarat government imposed a ban on animal slaughter and outlawed the sale of meat and eggs.
About 5 million people in India practice Jainism and agree with the ban.
Virat Sagar Maharaj, a Jain monk, says, “Everyone in this world – whether animal or human being or a very small creature – has all been given the right to live by God.”
As individuals, the best thing you can do to protect animals is to adopt a kind vegan lifestyle. For more information and tips for transitioning…

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What Love & Unity Looks Like – How These People Are Helping Change the World

What Love & Unity Looks Like – How These People Are Helping Change the World

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(Collective Evolution) Between August 21st and 24th, thousands of Canadians gathered in Ottawa to take part in the countries first Peoples’ Social Forum – an event of workshops, education, networks, and conscious evolution.

As part of the event, a unified march was organized towards parliament hill to bring together people from multiple perspectives who are passionate about choosing to be the change they wish to see.

The Best Way For People To Vote?

As the saying goes “don’t complain about how things run unless you vote.” Why this isn’t an inaccurate statement is because voting typically does nothing to change anything for the people. It’s like someone telling you a microwave can fix your car for you. Obviously it’s not going to work because it isn’t designed to do that. The only difference between this example and voting is we’ve been convinced voting will actually make a big difference.

Instead people might want to do things like what happened in Ottawa. They took their voices to the streets. You can also vote with your dollar. Start a campaign online. Opt out of things you don’t want to support. How do you think GMOs were banned in so many countries? It wasn’t the people voting, it was them completely and utterly opting out of buying them and then making a huge scene about it peacefully in the streets.

Be Change, Take Action

Now is the time for change and action. I believe in balance, change yourself and change the world by taking action. You can’t have one without the other. In my view, internal changes within yourself create the foundation to begin acting from the heart in creating change in the external world.

ParadigmShiftCentral creator and film maker Brendon Culliton (aka Skull Babylon Neo-Gonzo Journalist of the Future) is being change by bringing awareness to various issues in the world and inspiring people to act from their hearts and make change. Below is a video he made of the events that took place in Ottawa between the 21st and 24th of August. You can connect with Skull directly through this page.

Source: Collective Evolution

Food Forests Could Bring Healthy Organic Food To Everyone – For Free collective-evolution.com

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Food forests or Forest gardening have been around for a long time with many of the native cultures practicing this form of sustainable agriculture. It is a form of low-maintenance plant-based food production which replicates natural ecosystems, incorporating fruit and nut trees, shrubs, herbs, running vines and perennial vegetables. Beneficial plants and companion planting is a big part of the food forest system.

Unlike much of the modern industrial agricultural system which relies heavily of inputs such as fossil fuels and artificial herbicides, pesticides and fertilizers, a food forest once established is self-regulating and highly abundant in yield.

Why Food Forests?

  • Forests are home to approximately 50-90% of all the world’s terrestrial (land-living) biodiversity — including the pollinators and wild relatives of many agricultural crops (Source: WWF Living Planet Report 2010)
  • Tropical forests alone are estimated to contain between 10-50 million species – over 50% of species on the planet.
  • Rainforests cover 2% of the Earth’s surface and 6% of its land mass, yet they are home to over half of the world’s plant and animal species.

It is evident that forests themselves are synonymous with life, biodiversity and fertility. Where life gathers, complex and mutually beneficial relationships are created between organisms; natural harmonious communities form, and life forms multiply and proliferate. If forests are where most of the life on the planet is, then anything less than a forest is most likely less suited to supporting life. Life supports life, yet we have forgotten that we are in fact part of the web of life itself, and depend on other life to sustain ours.(1)

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Unfortunately society has been conditioned to clear the land and create unsustainable fields which need high inputs to be maintained. Food forests are abundant and can yield significantly more than the conventional farming and mono cropping that dominates much of the industrial landscape today. As well as being high yielding food forests are high in biodiversity and life. Food forests can be developed and grown in most climate zones and because they involve vertical stacking are great for suburban and urban areas. Check out this clip to see how a couple have transformed a traditional suburban landscape into a highly productive forest garden.

The Layers Of A Food Forest

1. Canopy or Tall Tree Layer
Typically over 30 feet (~9 meters) high. This layer is for larger Forest Gardens. Timber trees, large nut trees and nitrogen-fixing trees are the typical trees in this category. There are a number of larger fruiting trees that can be used here as well depending on the species, varieties and rootstocks used.

2. Sub-Canopy/Large Shrub Layer
Typically 10-30 feet (3-9 meters) high. In most Forest Gardens, or at least those with limited space, these plants often make up the acting Canopy layer. The majority of fruit trees fall into this layer.

3. Shrub Layer
Typically up to 10 feet (3 meters) high. The majority of fruiting bushes fall into this layer. Includes many nut, flowering, medicinal and other beneficial plants as well.

4. Herbaceous Layer
Plants in this layer die back to the ground every winter… if winters are cold enough, that is. They do not produce woody stems as the Shrub layer does. Many cullinary and medicinal herbs are in this layer. A large variety of other beneficial plants fall into this layer.

5. Groundcover/Creeper Layer
There is some overlap with the Herbaceous layer and the Groundcover layer; however plants in this layer are often shade tolerant, grow much closer to the ground, grow densely to fill bare patches of soil, and often can tolerate some foot traffic.

6. Underground Layer
These are root crops. There are an amazing variety of edible roots that most people have never heard of. Many of these plants can be utilized in the Herbaceous Layer, the Vining/Climbing Layer, and the Groundcover/Creeper Layer.

7. Vertical/Climber Layer
These vining and climbing plants span multiple layers depending on how they are trained or what they climb all on their own. They are a great way to add more productivity to a small space, but be warned. Trying to pick grapes that have climbed up a 60 foot Walnut Tree can be interesting to say the least.

8. Aquatic/Wetland Layer
This is my first new layer to the Forest Garden. Some will say that a forest doesn’t grow in the water, so this layer is inappropriate for the Forest Garden. I disagree. Many forests have streams flowing through or ponds in the center. There are a whole host of plants that thrive in wetlands or at the water’s edge. There are many plants that grow only in water. To ignore this large list of plants is to leave out many useful species that provide food, fiber, medicinals, animal feed, wildlife food and habitat, compost, biomass, and maybe most important, water filtration through bioremediation (or phytoremediation). We are intentionally designing Forest Gardens which incorporate water features, and it is time we add the Aquatic/Wetland Layer to the lexicon.

9. Mycelial/Fungal Layer
This is my second new layer to the Forest Garden. Fungal networks live in healthy soils. They will live on, and even within, the roots of plants in the Forest Garden. This underground fungal network transports nutrients and moisture from one area of the forest to another depending on the needs of the plants. It is an amazing system which we are only just beginning to comprehend. As more and more research is being conducted on how mycelium help build and maintain forests, it is shocking that this layer has not yet been added to the list. In addition to the vital work this layer contributes to developing and maintaining the forest, it will even provide mushrooms from time to time that we can utilize for food and medicine. If we are more proactive, we can cultivate this layer intentionally and dramatically increase our harvest. (2)

Seattle built a food forest, you can see more about that here.

To learn more go to Temperate Climate Permaculture

 

CoverONENOVArticle by Andrew Martin editor of onenesspublishing  and author of  One ~ A Survival Guide for the Future…

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(1) http://permaculturenews.org/2011/10/21/why-food-forests/

(2) http://tcpermaculture.com/site/2013/05/27/nine-layers-of-the-edible-forest-garden/

 

SOURCE:  http://www.collective-evolution.com/2014/08/31/food-forests-could-bring-healthy-organic-food-to-everyone-for-free/

Cape Town’s Pop-up Store for the Homeless Goes Global – Good News Network

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In a very trendy neighborhood of Cape Town, among chic boutiques and restaurants, two advertising creatives saw from their balcony the homeless residents, too.

They dreamed up the idea of a “Street Store” that makes it easy for the wealthiest residents to donate, and more importantly, a place to give to the poorest with dignity.

Street Store poster boards with hangers are hung from fencing over which donors can lay their clothes. Boxes are placed in a neat row for shoes and accessories. Watch the video below to see it in action.

To date the concept has grown to see street stores being duplicated in the city streets of Brussels, Vancouver, San Diego, Sao Polo and a number of other cities worldwide since then. More than 263 cities from around the world have signed up to host a Street Store — posters have been translated through social media into nine languages.

(WATCH the video below or READ the story in the South African) – Story tip from Mike Kaufmann

 SOURCE: http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/cape-towns-pop-store-homeless-goes-global/

 

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