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April 19th, 2013
Written by D. A. Barber in Cultural Uniqueness, Latest News with 0 Comments
While the NBA’s annual Green Week has come to a close, this year the NBA Green organization launched a new initiative to make everyday Earth Day at NBA arenas to generate environmental awareness in a non-political way to basketball fans.Throughout the fifth NBA Green Week (April 4-12,) the NBA partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to highlight a variety of local and national...
March 12th, 2013
Written by Lisa Cornwell - Associated Press in Cultural Uniqueness, Latest News with 1 Comment
Miami University is revitalizing the language of the Miami Tribe, the university’s namesake. The project is directed by Daryl Baldwin, a member of the Miami Tribe. Baldwin was born around the time that his Miami Tribe of Oklahoma was losing its last generation of fluent speakers and facing the possibility that its language would die with them. Fifty years later, a project that Baldwin directs at...
January 4th, 2013
Written by Marlene Caroselli in Cultural Uniqueness, Latest News with 0 Comments
You’ve probably watched John Quinones setting up scenes that push the boundaries of acceptable behavior and then asking, “What would you do?” Read the following scenario and decide if there is anything you would have done differently. (I confess: I was there and I wouldn’t have.) The scene is a large employee-appreciation/development conference, held in Hawaii, for hundreds of federal employees....
December 7th, 2012
Written by Thomas Adamson - Associated Press in Cultural Uniqueness, Latest News with 0 Comments
 PARIS (AP) - The frenetic music and vibrant colors of the Frevo, a Brazilian carnival dance, have been immortalized by UNESCO as a world heritage treasure. The electrifying tradition from the city of Recife will now stand alongside the likes of the Argentine tango, the Spanish flamenco and the French gastronomic meal, all protected by the U.N. as pieces of the world's "intangible heritage." The...
November 19th, 2012
Written by Kristi Eaton - Associated Press in Cultural Uniqueness, Latest News with 0 Comments
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The founder of a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the Lakota language says the alcoholism, high suicide rates and rampant drug use plaguing young people on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation stem from a lack of identity and a loss of culture. Those troubling issues are what inspired Mike Carlow to create Tusweca Tiospaye, which hosts an annual...


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