Native American furs, hides sold at War Bonnet in Shawno, Wisconsin


The War Bonnet Native American gift shop in Shawano sells traditional Indigenous crafts made from animal hides and pelts. (Photo: Karen and Leo Dillenburg)

SHAWANO – Many of the artisan suppliers of goods to the War Bonnet Native American gift shop in Shawano still live and work much in the same way people did hundreds of years ago.

Owners Karen and Leo Dillenburg said some of the hunters and trappers they do business with are so off-grid that sometimes the only way to contact them is through a very old-fashioned system.

“Most still live in the bush and it’s really hard to find them,” Leo Dillenburg said.

These rugged tradespeople live in the wild in Canada’s remote Yukon and Northwest territories or Alaska.

For some, the Dillenburgs have to leave a note containing an order for fur and leather goods at the nearest small village on an Indigenous reservation

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Trump’s performance was a gift to American democracy

President Donald Trump’s demeanor in the first presidential debate, which some have characterized as “out-of-control,” was no surprise. As the 90 minutes wore on, he became increasingly red-faced, reflecting an escalating fever pitch that crested twice: first, when he refused the invitation of moderator Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceChris Wallace: Trump arrived too late to be tested in Ohio before debate, relied on ‘honor system’ Presidential debate proves the power of the climate movement Fox News anchors, executives to be tested after potential COVID-19 exposure at debate MORE to condemn violent white supremacists; second, when he met Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump campaign manager tests positive for COVID-19 Twitter to remove posts hoping for Trump’s death Obama sends well wishes to Trump, hopes he is ‘on path to speedy recovery’ MORE’s mention of his late son Beau with a chilling attack on Hunter Biden’s history of addiction. Without the adoring

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American Influencer Awards Announces 2020 Beauty Awards Nominees

Published 11:56 a.m. ET Oct. 2, 2020


The American Influencer Awards, which honors the greatest beauty contributors and premiere talent on social media, today announced the nominees for its 3rd awards show that will celebrate influencers across 23 categories. The American Influencers Awards is part of Gannett Ventures, powered by the USA TODAY NETWORK, and is coordinated with the American Influencer Association.

The nominees, which were selected by public submission and an advisory board, include this year’s top social media influencers across multiple platforms. Nominees include Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, Bretman Rock, Nikita Dragun, and Aaliyah Jay.

“2020 has been a year of incredible growth in the social media and influencer industry where new personalities and fans have emerged,” said Christopher Crellin, President of the American Influencer Association. “We’re excited to highlight this year’s influencers who continue to inspire their fans.”

The categories for

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Latin American entrepreneurs launch campaign on Kickstarter to promote sustainable accessories with nopal leather

Tumbao, is a company of sustainable purses and wallets designed with ecological leather.

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  • Tumbao, is a company of sustainable purses and wallets designed with ecological nopal leather from Mexico.
  • The company was co-founded by four friends who are today looking to finance their project through a Kickstarter campaign.

Nicholas Saye, Federica Caso, Ecab Amor and María José Heshiki de las Casas have created Tumbao , a company of sustainable purses and wallets designed with ecological nopal leather from Mexico. To boost their brand, they have launched a micro-patronage campaign on Kickstarter .

“Through Tumbao in general, and with the Kickstarter campaign in particular, we would like to show that small actions can

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Grateful Dead Release ‘Angel’s Share’ of ‘American Beauty’ Demos

The Grateful Dead will mark the 50th anniversary of their American Beauty by releasing another “Angel’s Share,” a companion collection of never-before-heard demos, alternate mixes and outtakes from the LP, Number 215 on Rolling Stone‘s new list of the 500 Greatest Albums.

The October 15th arrival of American Beauty: The Angel’s Share follows the July 2020 release of Workingman’s Dead: The Angel’s Share which similarly excavated the band’s vaults from that 1970 album’s recording sessions. Both were released as a gift to fans separate from each album’s respective 50th-anniversary edition.

Ahead of the full 56-song digital release from American Beauty: The Angel’s Share, the Grateful Dead have shared 10 demos featuring the entirety of American Beauty — sans “Box of Rain” — in its early studio form, as well as a demo for “To Lay Me Down,” later included on Jerry Garcia’s first solo album Garcia. The

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Why domestic violence calls are surging for Asian American women amid the pandemic

When the pandemic-related lockdowns started in March, staff at several Asian American domestic violence organizations watched with concern as a hush fell over their work.

Clients who had previously told them of abusive partners who choked them, struck them in the face or threw them down stairs were now saying: “Don’t call me. It’s not safe.” Not only were their partners watching them around the clock, but many took away their phones, cars and credit cards, making it harder for women to seek help or leave.

But after lockdowns eased in May and June, calls for help surged as Asian American women reported increased abuse during the pandemic. Now, some experts say they’re seeing another spike as fears of another lockdown in the fall or winter are prompting women to flee abusive situations when they have the chance.

“We don’t know if there’s going to be a second wave,” said

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American Banker names U.S. Bank leaders to 2020 Most Powerful Women in Banking lists

American Banker has recognized U.S. Bank leaders among its 2020 Most Powerful Women in Banking, naming vice chairs Gunjan Kedia and Kate Quinn among 25 individual honorees on their respective lists and the company among five team honorees.

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Kate Quinn (left) and Gunjan Kedia (right) have been honored by American Banker in the publication’s Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance lists for 2020. (Photo: Business Wire)

In an article accompanying the lists, American Banker wrote, “There are many women and men across financial services who are doing extraordinary work in a year unlike anything we have ever experienced before, Against this backdrop, where the circumstances have raised the bar for everyone, the women selected for this honor continue to stand out as the best of the best.”

Kedia, a vice chair and member of the 14-person Managing Committee,

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BBVA USA’s Rosilyn Houston once again named one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker

– Top 25 Most Powerful Women: Houston records her second year as one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking, fifth consecutive year overall.

– On a mission: Outlet says Houston “is on a mission to help her colleagues save their lives — and maybe other peoples’ lives too”

– Engaged employees: 2019 a banner year for the bank’s engagement index among employees.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Sept. 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — BBVA USA‘s Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Talent & Culture Executive Rosilyn Houston was named today to American Banker’s Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking list, marking the fifth consecutive year she has been recognized by the outlet.

BBVA USA’s Rosilyn Houston named one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker
BBVA USA’s Rosilyn Houston named one of the Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker

Previously included from 2016 – 2018 as one of its Women to Watch, Houston was advanced in 2019 to its Most Powerful

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Richmond American Debuts Four New Model Homes in Sacramento

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Richmond American Homes of California, a subsidiary of M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC), is pleased to announce the Grand Opening of four inspired model homes at Woodberry at Bradshaw Crossing (RichmondAmerican.com/WoodberryatBC) in Sacramento.

Model Grand Openings (RichmondAmerican.com/WoodberryatBCGO)

Prospective homebuyers and area agents are encouraged to stop by Woodberry at Bradshaw Crossing for model home tours starting on Saturday, October 3. The Sales Center will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Thursday and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Fridays.

Community highlights:

  • New homes from the low $400s
  • Eight ranch and two-story floor plans
  • 3 to 6 bedrooms, approx. 1,280 to 2,620 sq. ft.
  • Gated entry, vineyard, dog park, natural ponds and wildlife reserve
  • Easy access to Elk Grove District schools, shopping, dining and Highway 50
  • Arnold, Baxter, Beaumont and Chandler
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Quibi Teams With Queen Latifah, Nneka Onuorah For Series Highlighting Black Women’s Influence On American Culture

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EXCLUSIVE: Quibi announced new series Thursday that seeks to shine a light on influential Black women who have impacted American style, beauty and culture. Black Equals Beauty is the video platform’s latest title and comes from producers Queen Latifah, Shakim Compere, Holly Carter and Cassian Elwes. The Same Difference helmer Nneka Onuorah is set to direct the four-part series.

A wide-reaching look at the shifts in American culture, Black Equals Beauty seeks to celebrate and honor the Black women have fought against oppressive archetypes.

“There has never been a more important time to explore and elevate Black women’s contributions to American culture,” said Carter, founder and CEO of Relevé Entertainment. “We are honored to work with Nneka Onuorah to spotlight how Black beauty has inspired our culture throughout history through the perspectives of celebrities, trendsetters and everyday people.

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