October 15, 1986 |
In Roy Crazy Horse's office are the accoutrements of two vastly different and often clashing lifestyles - one embraced out of choice, the other out of necessity. There are a boom-box-like radio, a Sony television and a videocassette recorder, a walkie-talkie and two safes. There are Crazy Horse's paper- cluttered desk and a telephone with four continuously ringing, buzzing and blinking lines. But as noisy and obtrusive as these items are, they do not obscure the real tone of the room.
May 29, 1987 |
Chief Roy Crazy Horse of the Powhatan-Renape Nation is musing: "Music is with our people from the day of birth. You come into the world and are spanked and that is music. The crickets sing and that is music. The wind going through the trees is music. Everything is music. " Chief Roy Crazy Horse is remembering: "The first music I was tuned in to was through the forest, the animals. I would listen to them sing. I also remember the drumming and flute playing that I heard before I was able to walk.
March 1, 1992 |
The second graders at the Haverford School were in awe when Tulley Spotted Eagle Boy, a member of the MicMac tribe dressed in full regalia, visited their classes recently. Also known as Ivan Steven Paul, Tulley led the children in spiritual songs and customary tribal dances during their study of American Indians. He talked about Indian customs and what life was like on the reservation. He told the 49 students that Indians would never just kill an animal for sport. They used the skin for their drums, hoofs for rattles, ribs for carving and stirring food and the meat for food.
April 26, 1996 |
Children and adults can learn about the culture and customs of American Indians through song, dance, stories and crafts tomorrow at Graeme Park in Horsham. The fifth annual Native American Cultural Festival is scheduled rain or shine from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the day, there will be games, scrimshaw and beadwork demonstrations, and exhibits by the Churchville Nature Center, Leni-Lenape Historical Society, and Museum of Indian Culture. A slide presentation on "Native Americans of Pennsylvania" is planned for 1 p.m., and lectures on trading beads are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Other scheduled events include children's craft classes, an instructional concert and Indian dancing.
November 8, 2008 |
Many in the Indian community in the Philadelphia area are celebrating Diwali, a Hindu religious festival that is also a secular holiday, a time to take pride in Indian culture and identity. "Anyone can walk in and really get an immersion into Indian culture, and learn about Diwali and what it means," said Jennifer Au, director of grants and international programs for the YMCA of the Upper Main Line in Berwyn. "It's our way of promoting global awareness. " Diwali is the most widely observed holiday in India, Au said.
November 9, 1998 |
As the drummers beat a quickening rhythm, Jasmine Rae Pickner twirled, weaving her body through 25 flexible hoops scattered around her until she had created a flower, her body serving as the stem. "I start the hoop dance with one hoop and I build up, just like creation builds step by step," said Pickner, 13. "This dance represents the circle of life. " Yesterday, she and other members of the Deer Chaser dance troupe performed at Henderson High School in front of an audience of about 150 as part of Native American Month.
November 4, 1998 |
When most Americans call someone a good dancer, they probably are not including precise eyeball movement on the list of reasons. Nor are they giving high marks for spirituality, or the ability to portray three different characters in one short sequence of steps. But in the classical dances of India, there is more to master than steps and rhythm. The effect is one of intricate, full-body motion, with fingers, eyes, neck and limbs moving in opposite directions at the same time.
May 22, 2011 |
The Good Morning America set has to be in violation of New York's maximum-occupancy laws. The studio couch is packed tight with so many bodies these days, you wonder if the producers need the jaws of life to pry the hosts apart after the show. The fire marshal might be worried about that, but it's probably fine with ESPN anchor Kevin Negandhi. When Josh Elliott left SportsCenter and wedged himself onto the GMA set, it created an opportunity for Negandhi. The 36-year-old Phoenixville native and Temple alumnus was chosen as Elliott's replacement for the coveted morning SportsCenter anchor gig. Before arriving in Bristol, Conn., Neghandi had graduated from being the Temple News sports editor to freelancer for USA Today and local TV work in outposts such as Kirksville, Mo., and Sarasota, Fla. At ESPN he has hosted everything from ESPN News to College Football Live to Outside the Lines.
May 20, 2012 |
Born in the suburbs of Philadelphia, I would never have predicted that my future husband, Ajit, was in India. Yet, at the age of 29, I was sitting in an apartment in Ghaziabad, one mehndiartist on each arm, being decorated with henna tattoos for my Indian wedding. Triangles, flowers, peacocks — even a king and queen. These were the main components of the designs crafted from my fingertips to my elbows, my toes to my knees. Determined to be authentic, I dutifully sat through the four hours required to finish the ornamentation.
May 31, 1992 |
Although it would be another hour before the American Indian Arts Festival would formally get under way, throngs of visitors were circling the artist booths. The excitement served as proof for Chief Roy Crazyhorse that interest in Indian culture, both among Indians and others, is growing. "I can see it by the increase of people who attend this festival each year," he said. The festival, held at the Rankokus Indian Reservation in Rancocas during the Memorial Day weekend, offered a veritable pow-wow of Indian culture, bringing together a variety of artists, musicians and dancers.