#NavajoCodeTalkersDay

August 14 is Navajo Code Talkers Day Hashtag: #NavajoCodeTalkersDay In 1942 the Marine Corps recruited young Navajos to serve in the Pacific during World War II. They would learn how to use their native language as a code during combat operations. Neither the Japanese Army nor Navy were ever able to crack the code, which remained …

Diné = Navajo

Photo: Navajo Weaving, Luchia’s Restaurant Planeta.com guide to Diné (Navajo) culture, language and travel tips for visitors. The Navajo Nation extends across Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, covering more than 27,000 square miles (70,000 square km). Planeta.com Diné (Navajo) Links #NavajoCodeTalkersDay Navajo Treaty (Naaltsoos Sání) Navajo Times Indigenous

State of Nevada

Logo Recommended Listening: KNPR’s State of Nevada — https://knpr.org/programs/knprs-state-nevada — is a weekday conversation, 9am-10am, about the places Nevadans call home. Newsmakers and experts give context to local issues; discussion and profile interviews. Call the live show in Las Vegas: (702) 258-3552 and toll-free 1 (877) ASK-KNPR. Twitter: @KNPRnews Podcast fans, subscribe directly using iTunes …

Antiquities Act

Buzzwords The Antiquities Act was established in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt and has been used more than a hundred times since its passage. It gives the President of the USA the authority to create national monuments from existing public lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features. After a generation-long effort, on June 8, 1906, President …

NASA

Photo: NASA Elsewhere on the Web The mission of NASA – https://www.nasa.gov – is to pioneer the future in space exploration, scientific discovery and aeronautics research. “To do that, we have worked around the world — and off it — for more than 50 years, searching for answers to fundamental questions about our place in the …

Diné (Navajo) Links

Photo: Navajo Tours USA Photo Links related to Diné presented in somewhat random fashion Events August 6-12 Diné Bikéyah Yikáá’ Hólóonii Baa Ákohwiindzin (Indigenous Peoples Week 2018); hashtag: #ipw8 September Navajo Nation Fair https://navajopeople.org/blog/navajo-nation-fair-history Headlines Living Planet: Navajos uranium legacy FInding Nemo in Navajo Navajos buy back artifacts at Paris auction Climate-change-turning-sacred-land-against-Navajo navajo-four-sacred-colors Officials: Trust …

Las Vegas

Vegas 1921 Mural Publisher’s note: Viva los slow adventures and responsible, conscious, Indigenous, local travel that doesn’t skip on the eating, drinking, gaming and entertaining fit for one of the world’s most storied cities. In terms of this page and links below, as of August 2018,  the coverage of Las Vegas and surrounding environs (Las …

Little Grass Shack

Poster Among our favorite radio programs in 2018: Little Grass Shack, a Saturday staple on KUNV, Broadcasting from Greenspun Hall, UNLV. (Las Vegas). New hours: Saturdays, 12-3pm. Share the aloha and listen. Phone: 702-895-7078 and 702-895-5868 Pluses Fun hosts, engaging chatter Chance to learn about the 9th island and the connections among islands Hawaiian word …

Vegas Weather

Photo Key Links National Weather Service – @NWSVegas National Weather Service: Extended Forecast Tweets by NWSVegas Hashtag: #nvwx Elsewhere on the Web Weather Channel: Today’s Forecast Weather Channel 10 Day Forecast Weather Underground https://www.lasvegasnow.com/interactive-radar FYI – The official rainfall record is kept at McCarran International Airport Air Quality http://www.clarkcountynv.gov/airquality/monitoring/Pages/default.aspx http://redrock.clarkcountynv.gov/forecast/ http://airquality.clarkcountynv.gov/cgi-bin/aqi_map.pl Tweets by CCAirQuality Reference …

Maryland

Photo: Tour Sky Stage Maryland borders Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia to the south and west, Pennsylvania to the north and Delaware to the east. Cities Baltimore Planeta Maryland Links USA USA States