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Empowering Girls

“When women are fully involved (in society), the benefits can be seen immediately: families are healthier; they are better fed; their income, savings, and reinvestment go up. And what is true of families is true of communities and, eventually, whole countries,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan said in a keynote address to the annual gala event of …

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Three Ways To See: The Madison Range

Basecamp: Solve the riddle of the Sphinx Rising 10,876 feet, Sphinx Mountain stands guard over the same wildlife that call Yellowstone home. Viewing the peak from the Madison Valley, the reddish brown fortress stands out amongst its peers and practically begs to be climbed. Pitch your tent at the Bear Creek Campground (free, no reservations). …

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Black Bruin Awakes

Imitating bears, becoming possessed by their spirit, and sometimes even becoming a bear are all part of Native American Bear Dances. Bear Dances were performed for many reasons: for the Yocuts it was a harvest rite, the Pueblo danced to celebrate the winter solstice, the Delaware renewed the world and the cycle of seasons through …

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Cycles

I’m not hungry, but I eat rice cooked in tomato soup because I think I should. It’s the first thing I’ve eaten today save a donut from the gas station in Bozeman. I felt nauseous when I left my house this morning, I felt nauseous when I reached the North Fork trailhead, and I feel …

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Book Review of Expedition Canoeing: A Guide to Canoeing Wild Rivers in North America by Cliff Jacobson

Some people are really into canoeing. If you’re one of them, or wish you were, pick up the 20th-anniversary edition of . Jacobson has gathered his friends together to produce a very thorough guide to canoeing northern rivers. This hefty tome to wilderness canoeing starts with how to research a river and ends with a …

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Book Review of Home Ground, Edited by Barry Lopez and Debra Gwartney

Barry Lopez is a master of literary non-fiction, but even he occasionally has trouble finding the right words to describe the landscapes he so aptly writes about. Which is why he, along with managing editor, Debra Gwartney, has compiled a tome of evocative terms— and their definitions— that describe the American landscape. “ (Trinity University …

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