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Late Spring Dance: Life, Death And Renewal In Yellowstone

May 7, 2022

Young wapiti doing the jig of life
Steve Fuller, winterkeeper of America's oldest national park, takes note of Yellowstone's most dramatic season
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When Iktomi The Trickster And Original Spider Man Comes A Calling

May 6, 2022

Sometimes, invited guests force reflection on ourselves
Lois Red Elk writes a poem about how an ancient spirit pays a visit when we are most vulnerable
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Searching For The 'Other Bob' Behind Dylan

April 25, 2022

Dylan playing at the Civil Rights March in Washington DC, summer 1963
In 1968, writer Toby Thompson set out for Hibbing, Minnesota on a quest to find out how Robert Zimmerman became Bob Dylan. He met the legend's high school sweetheart who inspired a Dylan song
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Crow Hip Hopper Supaman Drives A DeLorean Into Past Carrying Earth Day Message

April 22, 2022

Supaman is becoming a superstar
If  you could time travel and carry an environmental message to your ancestors, what would you say? Supaman goes back to the future, reminding young people why they need to care for the Earth
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Outdoor Recreation Equals Conservation: Debunking The Myth

April 5, 2022

Why does Greater Yellowstone still have all of its wildlife?
A developer's proposal to build a 'glampground' on the banks of the famous Gallatin River stokes controversy and calls messaging used by American conservation groups about recreation into question
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An Elder And Grandmother Shows How To Touch The Future Winds

April 2, 2022

The branches of time travel
Lois Red Elk doesn't need poetry to live beyond her time.  In just 124 words, she reveals how all of us can pay forward positive thoughts to benefit wildlife and people we may never know
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Is Yellowstone Tourism Promotion Helping Or Hurting The Protection Of Wild Places and Wildlife?

March 29, 2022

Does wild country need a publicist?
In Mountain Journal's ongoing series on the topic of limits and our co-existence with Nature, we ponder how advertising, social media and travel writing are negatively impacting the places they tout
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Wherever You Find Fun Outside, Crazy Creek Has Your Back Covered

March 23, 2022

The camp chair of choice for 35 years
Red Lodge, Montana-based maker of portable chairs, a favorite of active outdoorspeople in the Rockies, is also devoted to protecting the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
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How Much Is Enough? (To Save Or Destroy A World-Class Ecosystem?)

March 13, 2022

How much is enough to save or destroy an ecosystem
New ongoing MoJo series comes at time of record visitation to Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, crowded rivers, exploding development pressure, surging outdoor recreation and climate change
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In Lakota, Cante t’insya Manipelo Means 'They Walk Courageously'

March 4, 2022

Reflections on home, leaving home and 'going home'
From the prairie, Lois Red Elk (Hunkpapa/Isante/Yankton) shares a poem—and opens her heart—to the people of Ukraine
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Feeling A Deeper Grief When Winter Doesn't Come

February 5, 2022

In winter, without snow and cold, rural Western roads yield even less relief
In her new poem "Mile Marker 605," Lois Red Elk speaks to the bleakness of this season in Indian Country as exemplified in the vision of roadkill
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A Winterkeeper's Reflections On Yellowstone's State Of Ambient Beings

January 29, 2022

For half a century winter has been Steve Fuller's muse
In a stirring presentation of fantastical imagery, Steve Fuller shows why—and how—Yellowstone becomes wonderland when temperatures fall, the snow flies and water turns to ice
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The Strength Of Great Trees Is Grounded In Deep Roots

January 9, 2022

An old cottonwood reflected in the water
Poet Lois Red Elk reminds that the obvious things we savor about place, wildlife and community have deeper underpinnings in the earth
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What Is Wilderness Without Its Wolves?

January 9, 2022

Does anything more signify wilderness than a wolf howl?
The ecological importance of wolves is irrefutable. In this op-ed, MoJo columnist Franz Camenzind asks why are wolves facing eradication campaigns in federal Wilderness where the health of native species takes priority?
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