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"There's another story behind that Land O'Lakes butter box"


“My dad’s artwork has been out there for so long, and there's so many people that just don’t even know about his beautiful artwork,” DesJarlait’s daughter Charmaine Branchaud said. “There’s a story behind that man. It’s a part of history. Now, we are making history again with Mia. She’s disappeared, but that doesn’t mean my dad’s artwork is going to disappear. She was just a little bitty part of it. He had a lot of accomplishments in his life.”

DesJarlait’s son, Robert DesJarlait, 73, said he was initially glad that the stereotypical image was finally removed. Then, the power of social media reminded him of another side of the discussion that was overlooked.

On his Facebook page, Robert said many Ojibwe people shared their perspective of Mia while growing up Native. “Basically, it was giving the previous generation a sense of almost empowerment to see a Native woman on a box of butter. It gave them a sense of cultural pride,” he said. “After seeing those posts, I said, ‘that’s right, that’s why my dad created this image to begin with’.”

The design, besides Mia, shows a lake with two points of land that Robert DesJarlait said represented Red Lake and an area on the reservation known as the Narrows, where lower and upper Red Lake meet. Another homage, one that is hard to see on the products, on Mia’s dress are Ojibwe floral design patterns.

"My Ojibwe father drew the Land O'Lakes maiden. She was never a stereotype."


Once again on the "hiding deaths" thing

A reminder that vital stats offices are distributed among local governments and that mortality has a regular pattern...


Covid-19 : Neurological and Psychological Effects....

Odd thing to be jealous about

While I realize we are not fortunate enough to have a leader who has gone missing, it is a strange thing to see Americans upset about this...

Relocating a bird nest?

I put off blocking off my dryer vent. Spring has come, and so have some new inhabitants.

I do not know, for sure, what, if anything is in the nest, but I do know that there is a new nest in the pipe.

Is it possible to push the nest out into a box or something, such that if the contents of the nest are safely moved into the box, then I can block off the pipe and the birds can carry on with their business?

DC Stages Live Re-Enactment Of Trump Inauguration

New Study Concerning Injection of Disinfectants Against Covid-19

Thinking of starting delivery for my signature recipes


New data on Gilead's remdesivir, released by accident, show no benefit for coronavirus patients.


The antiviral medicine remdesivir from Gilead Sciences failed to speed the improvement of patients with Covid-19 or prevent them from dying, according to results from a long-awaited clinical trial conducted in China. Gilead, however, said the data suggest a “potential benefit.”

A summary of the study results was inadvertently posted to the website of the World Health Organization and seen by STAT on Thursday, but then removed.

“A draft document was provided by the authors to WHO and inadvertently posted on the website and taken down as soon as the mistake was noticed. The manuscript is undergoing peer review and we are waiting for a final version before WHO comments,” said WHO spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic.
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