Indigenous cultures, languages, and peoples in Canada

Poster (Some rights reserved) Spotlight on Indigenous and First Nations peoples of Canada Celebrations and Commemorations June National Indigenous History Monthrcaanc-cirnac.gc.ca/eng/1621447127773/1621447157184 June 21 National Indigenous Peoples Day #NationalIndigenousPeoplesDay For more information on First Nations, Inuit and Métis-led virtual activities, please visit the official pages for National Indigenous Organizations: Assembly of First Nations Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami …

Benito Juárez

Photo: Ron Mader, Guelatao (Some rights reserved) Mexico commemorates Benito Pablo Juárez García (March 21, 1806 – July 18, 1872) with a federal holiday on the third Monday of March. His birthday is March 21. A Zapotec, Juárez is the only full-blooded Indigenous leader to serve as President of Mexico. His name is used frequently …

Mérida, Yucatán

Photo: Traveis, Green, White, Red (Some rights reserved) Mérida, the state capital of Yucatán is a fantastic hub for slow, cultural and natural adventures in México. Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/QAbK3ucCy9jKm9PC7 Despite its tropical atmosphere, Mérida is actually located north of Mexico City (20° 58′ 12″ N compared to 19° 26′ 0″ N). The city is a gateway …

January 2021 Insurrection in Washington, DC

Photo: National Guard, Virginia NG at the Capitol (Some rights reserved) Reflections on the January 2021 insurrection and riots in Washington, DC CSPAN Hearings on CSPANc-span.org/video/?520804-1/hearing-investigation-capitol-attack Transcript: Hearing #1 – NPRTranscript: Hearing #2 – NPRTranscript: Hearing #3 – NPRTranscript: Hearing #4 – NPR [email protected] 2022The Trump presidency was a reality show. The January 6 hearings …

University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV)

Photo: Ron Mader, Mural in the Making, Surplus Center (some rights reserved) University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) is a public research university located in Paradise, Nevada. The 332-acre (134 hectares) campus is located approximately 1.6-mile (2.6 kilometers) east of the Las Vegas Strip and 4.5 miles (7.25 kilometers) from downtown Las Vegas. Key Linksunlv.eduMaprebelraiser.unlv.edulivestream Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/BYq57cSMRB9nZhsU9 Deep …

Ecotourism and Responsible Travel in Mexico

Photo: Grutas de Cacahuamilpa (Some rights reserved) Mexico boasts a well-established system of ground, air, and sea-based transportation, allowing easy access to and within country. Of note is the world-famous cuisine noted for its diversity and sophisticated flavors. Like potato dishes in Peru, Mexico’s corn dishes number in the thousands. Slow food (and innovative agriculture …

Las Vegas Master Plan 2050

Report Cover (Some rights reserved) Las Vegas – The 2050 Master Plan was officially adopted by City Council on July 21, 2021. Key Linkslasvegasnevada.govasvegasnevada.gov/Business/Planning-Zoning/Master-PlanInteractive Map PortalMaster Plan Survey Results (PDF)Master Plan Process Questions How will the Coronavirus impact this road map? Who is reporting / researching the development of the master plan? How will city …

San Antonio Links

San Antonio Flag What would locals like others know about San Antonio? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion: Headlines‘Tentacles’ of redlining continue to grip upward mobility in San Antonio – @MaddySkyeIs It Time for San Antonio’s Fiesta to Secede from San Jacinto? A Modest ProposalWhy Are There So Many Bats At Spurs Games? …

Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove

Photo: NPS: Grove (Some rights reserved) Yosemite’s Mariposa Grove covers 248 acres and contains about 500 mature giant sequoia trees. Some of them are estimated to be as much as 3,000 to 3,500 years old. Key Linksnps.gov/yose Google Mapsgoo.gl/maps/KsQhfskgKho9CJRp6 Restoration Among the highlights of 2018, Yosemite National Park’s Mariposa Grove reopened to the public. Plan …