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For those who are seeking truth of the First American Culture. We are in the process of helping everyone to understand who and why the First American is the same as everyone else and also why they are unique in our greater society.

Updated: 2018-03-05T10:36:03.511-05:00


Kate Hopkins ~ Watching Europe Fall


I know this has not much to do with Native issues at least on the surface. However if allowed to happen – I think would be the end of any resistance by Native folks.

I first posted this on my Facebook page and am now expanding coverage because I thinks deserves the widest dissemination in the USA.

I actually don't know how many people get to read my posts. I have a strong inkling that it is not many given the offensive comments of Truth I make against idiotic Democrats who have no idea what patriotism entails and Facebook itself who censors comments from folks it disagrees with. However if you have any idea that you could love this country "IF". I would suggest you listen to Kate Hopkins speech as she gives a synopsis of what has happened to Great Britain since they have fallen prey to the influx of Muslims and their ilk. If you think you would rather not have that fate foisted upon the USA you need to hear this.

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Thing About Skins


  ‘Who’s Your People?’ A Note About Real Indians and Native Identity Thing About Skins: An award-winning Canadian author you should know Gyasi Ross • January 9, 2017 AP Images Iron Eyes Cody Probably 8 years ago, a good friend of mine named “Chad” told me that ‘Native identity’ is going to be the biggest and most contentious issue in the future.  I disagreed with him. I believed (and still do, to a large degree) that many Native nations were on the precipice of moving more toward a “nationhood” regime where blood quantum wasn’t the primary consideration of citizenship. I believe that, at some point in the near future, Native nations are going to publicly acknowledge that an ethnically homogenous populace is not required to be a nation.  Instead, you need a certain level of common values, common language(s), and common goals. I still think that’s gonna happen—Indigenous people will work together (as we saw in Standing Rock) because of common values and common goals.  Standing Rock showed us that when Indigenous people work together because of common goals and values, irrespective of tribal or ethnic difference, we can change move mountains (and pipelines). However, we’re not out of the “identity” era yet. For those of you folks who do not know who Joseph Boyden is, he’s an award-winning Canadian author who has written some pretty amazing works. As a writer, I admire him and wish I could write like him. He’s written with incredible passion, accuracy and insight about topics such as residential schools.  He’s probably partially responsible for the Canadian government and so many non-Native Canadians learning some level of empathy and understanding about the residential schools’ horrible, horrible history.  That’s powerful—he’s been an advocate, no doubt.  Problem is that he’s always represented himself as a writer of Aboriginal descent although the particular “Aboriginal descent” has been a bit fluid. At times, evidently, he has said it was Metis. Sometimes Cree. Sometimes Micmac. The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) recently did a pretty exhaustive examination of Boyden’s Indigenous bonafides and they found out that there were none.  If what they are saying is true, there is no middle ground for him to be partially right.  If what APTN says is true, he is a liar, a jive turkey, a huckster, at least at it concerns his lineage. I don’t know if what they found is true. It sounds like they covered their bases and I certainly respect their journalism. But I’m not sure. What I do know is that regardless of whether or not Boyden truly comes from Indigenous blood, he is an incredible writer. Whether or not he’s Indigenous has zero to do with that. He writes largely Native subject matter and maybe that gave him a bit more of a “hook”—an Indigenous descendant writing about Indigenous topics. Maybe that makes him more marketable. I don’t know. I do know that there is a long history of non-Native storytellers telling Native stories (books, movies, television) and those were oftentimes successful without that Indigenous “hook.”  So who knows? I don’t know the answers. As I get older, I realize that I know less and less of the identity answers. I remember last year someone accused me of not being a “real Indian.” My first impulse was to brush it off or to get defensive, but then I thought about it a bit more. I thought, “Hey, maybe that’s correct.”  I realized, I don’t even know what a “real Indian” is. Like, if I were writing a mathematical formula to create a 100% “real Indian,” I don’t know what that formula would look like. Certainly biology is a part of the equation. But how much? 50%? 63%? But certainly biology cannot be all of it, I don’t think. How important is membership in a particular Native nation? That one is likewise tricky; there are full-bloods who are not enrolled in any particular Nation for a host of reasons. Conversely, there[...]



December 29, 2012 marks the 122nd Anniversary of the murder of 297 Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. These 297 people, in their winter camp, were murdered by federal agents and members of the 7th Cavalry who had come to confiscate their firearms ?for their own safety and protection?. The slaughter began after the majority of the Sioux had peacefully turned in their firearms. The Calvary began shooting, and managed to wipe out the entire camp. 200 of the 297 victims were women and children. About 40 members of the 7th Cavalry were killed, but over half of them were victims of fratricide from the Hotchkiss guns of their overzealous comrades-in-arms. Twenty members of the 7th Cavalry's death squad, were deemed ?National Heroes? and were awarded the Medal of Honor for their acts of [cowardice] heroism. We hear very little of Wounded Knee today. It is usually not mentioned in our history classes or books. What little that does exist about Wounded Knee is normally a sanitized ?Official Government Explanation?. And there are several historically inaccurate depictions of the events leading up to the massacre, which appear in movie scripts and are not the least bit representative of the actual events that took place that day. Wounded Knee was among the first federally backed gun confiscation attempts in United States history. It ended in the senseless murder of 297 people. Before you jump on the emotionally charged bandwagon for gun- control, take a moment to reflect on the real purpose of the Second Amendment, the right of the people to take up arms in defense of themselves, their families, and property in the face of invading armies or an oppressive government. The argument that the Second Amendment only applies to hunting and target shooting is asinine. When the United States Constitution was drafted, ?hunting? was an everyday chore carried out by men and women to put meat on the table each night, and ?target shooting? was an unheard of concept. Musket balls were a precious commodity and were certainly not wasted on ? target shooting?. The Second Amendment was written by people who fled oppressive and tyrannical regimes in Europe, and it refers to the right of American citizens to be armed for defensive purposes, should such tyranny arise in the United States. As time goes forward, the average citizen in the United States continually loses little chunks of personal freedom or ?liberty?. Far too many times, unjust gun control bills were passed and signed into law under the guise of ?for your safety? or ?for protection?. The Patriot Act signed into law by G.W. Bush, was expanded and continues under Barack Obama. It is just one of many examples of American citizens being stripped of their rights and privacy for ? safety?. Now, the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is on the table, and will, most likely be attacked to facilitate the path for the removal of our firearms, all in the name of ?our safety?. Before any American citizen blindly accepts whatever new firearms legislation that is about to be doled out, they should stop and think about something for just one minute-Evil does exist in our world. It always has and always will. Throughout history evil people have committed evil acts. In the Bible one of the first stories is that of Cain killing Abel. We can not legislate ?evil? into extinction. Good people will abide by the law, and the criminal element will always find a way around it. Evil exists all around us, but looking back at the historical record of the past 200 years, across the globe, where is ?evil? and ? malevolence? most often found? In the hands of those with the power, the governments. That greatest human tragedies on record and the largest loss of innocent human life can be attributed to governments. Who do the governments always target? ?Scapegoats? and ? enemies? within their own borders?but only after they have been disarmed to the point where they are no longer a threat. Ask any Native [...]

𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗙𝗮𝗰𝗲𝗯𝗼𝗼𝗸 𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀


At the risk of being called self-serving (𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘨𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘢 𝘱𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦) I am going to say something I have long suspected about the term “Facebook Friends”. That term is a misnomer and a lie at its very core. I believe the more honorable term should be “Facebook Acquaintance” which better speaks to the truth of what is being transacted here in this den of self-serving, sometimes hypocritical Ego boosting that goes on to pass the time that probably could be better spent reading a good book.

Case in point, I put out a GoFundMe request in a time of horrific sorrow, for my Facebook “Friends” to help me bring a new life into my life, truthfully to assuage my sorrow and provide a distraction so that I would not be faced with missing my best Friend every day. Self-Serving yes but in my view not a bad thing. I had three Friends donate to that cause – one $50 and two $25 donations. Two of those people I have never met and the other I haven’t seen in a number of years. I have another true Friend who gives to me without asking anything in return and we are Good with each other. I help him sort out some personal issues and come to terms with life and he helps me with what he knows to do to help me. That’s true friendship. I have spent the better part of my adult life helping folks sort out with their Spiritual and Relationship issues without asking for anything with the exception of my Spirituality Classes.

However since then which I think was about 3 weeks ago - nothing. My question began swirling in my head, how hard would it be to give $25 to someone you all call a Friend? From the result I would say I am anything but a Friend to you because to truly live up to the term Friend one must at times go a few yards farther down the road to help their friends not suffer so much. Some of the so-called Facebook Friends I know personally – have had coffee with them – ate dinner in their home and I was under the impression I was their Friend. Apparently the feeling was not mutual, but the memory resides.

So again I am requesting Facebook people to change the term “Facebook Friends” to “Facebook Acquaintance”.

An honest enemy is better than a false friend. When in doubt, pay more attention to what people do and less to what they say. Actions not only speak louder than words, they are more difficult to fake.      

In the meantime – if any of you have a need to be comforted, you can have no fear – “Come to me and we will work on your issue together”. Nothing asked – just given….

𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵 𝘛𝘸𝘰 𝘍𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘙𝘦𝘥𝘩𝘢𝘸𝘬

Latest Neither Wolf Nor Dog movie review


  allowFullScreen='true' webkitallowfullscreen='true' mozallowfullscreen='true' width='320' height='266' src='' class='b-hbp-video b-uploaded' FRAMEBORDER='0' /> Edinburgh Guide » Reviews » Edinburgh Film Festival Film Review: Neither Wolf Nor Dog By Dylan Matthew Running time:110minsScottish director Steven Lewis Simpson is no stranger to either the source material for his latest feature nor the guerrilla film making techniques he’s deployed to bring it to life. Based on the book by Kent Nerburn, this adaptation by both author and director depicts Nerburn’s unexpected journey through Native America’s history, culture and landscape.Nerburn is summoned by Dan, a Lakota Elder who asks him to write a book about his life and his people’s history. Feeling unqualified, unworthy and reluctant he turns the offer down but events conspire to draw him back in. After a blundering false start, Nerburn (Christopher Sweeney) is all but kidnapped and taken on a road trip around the Native American landscape. Stopping off at key landmarks, Dan and his companion Grover (Richard Ray Whitman) try to educate him in their ways, encouraging him to see and write the story in his own way without falling prey to white men’s guilt-ridden cliches of glorifying an indigenous race.Dan is played by 97 year old Chief Dave Bald Eagle in a wonderfully honest, no-frills way that only such an elderly semi-professional actor could achieve. His aged face, voice and manner was a joy to behold. A veteran of the D-Day landings, Dave Bald Eagle’s worldly experience is etched into his face and being. So good was his performance that when he falls asleep out of boredom whilst listening to Nerburn’s first efforts being read aloud I incorrectly thought he’d nodded off for real. And so the journey unfolds with the three souls pottering from dreary rural shacks to the magnificent prairies of South Dakota and Nerburn’s understanding is slowly awakened by his benevolent captors. Relative newcomer Sweeney is the perfect foil to his companions more worldly philosophy playing it with charismatic understatement, a fish out of water, begrudgingly grateful for his new insights and friendships.Unfurling at a leisurely pace, this is a put your feet up and let it gently wash over you road movie and a real coming of age departure for Simpson. His previous independent features such as the thrillers Ticking Man and Rez Bomb were more pacy action affairs. Here the material is given room to breathe. In one outstanding set piece Nerburn, Dan and Grover drink coffee in a roadside café. Their brief rest is interrupted by a begging drunk who repeatedly enters and leaves the café. It’s both amusing and tragic and without saying very much in the way of dialogue it says a great deal about what has become of some of America’s heritage.That and several others scenes achieve this quality in spite to the film’s 18 day shooting schedule. To me this sounds like a breakneck speed to make a feature but Simpson likes to work unfussily with a small crew. Undoubtedly this allows for creative freedom but like many guerrilla style films the low to no budget constraints sometimes show up on screen. This is the case here as well where at times the rough edges make themselves known. Easy Rider came to mind, it too had many rough edges, improvisation and a few sleepy moments yet feels like an edgy film holding the viewer to the end. Now put three guys in a car instead of bikes, subtract the frenetic editing, the rock n roll and the drugs but somehow achieve the same result.Much of Neither Wolf Nor Dog’s power comes from this rawness and the truth of its source. And much of it’s beautiful to look at whether it’s a landscape or Dave Bald Eagle’s solemn face and delivery which is contrasted and complemented nicely by Richard Ray Wh[...]

Native American Youth 101


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John Trudell - Take back the Earth


John Trudell (February 15, 1946 – December 8, 2015) was a Native American author, poet, actor, musician, and political activist. He was the spokesperson for the United Indians of All Tribes' takeover of Alcatraz beginning in 1969, broadcasting as Radio Free Alcatraz. During most of the 1970s, he served as the chairman of the American Indian Movement, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

After his pregnant wife, three children and mother-in-law were killed in 1979 in a suspicious fire at the home of his parents-in-law on the Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Duck Valley Indian Reservation in Nevada, Trudell turned to writing, music and film as a second career. He acted in three films in the 1990s. The documentary Trudell (2005) was made about him and his life as an activist and artist.

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I know Europeans think with different brain synapse that don't quite connect, but if you can. Imagine 1000's of Indian children being forcibly removed from their homes and taken to a distant school whose goal is to turn the Red man into a White man.

The children were punished for using their native language and forced to learn Christianity in the face of the freedom of their Tribal Spirituality. Idiots assume these children were less than human and treated them as such.

These memories do not go away and serve to separate and beget animosity even today!
It is time for the white/blacks to acknowledge that RED LIVES MATTER and should be at the forefront of Societal debate today.

Essiac: Nature's Cure for Cancer Part II


Little Running Deer writesThe Ojibwa Indian “midewiwan” befriended an English couple who settled in Northern Ontario, Canada, at the turn of the century. The couple and other prospectors had come to the region hoping to get rich in the forested wilderness where the Ojibwa still lived according to traditional Native American ways.The prospector’s wife developed a hard mass in her breast. When the Ojibwa healer heard of the woman’s condition, he offered a remedy that had been passed down by “the grandfathers.”He told the woman and her husband that the remedy was “a holy drink that would purify her body and place it back in balance with the great spirit.”Skeptical, the couple traveled to Toronto where the mass was diagnosed as breast cancer. The doctors urged immediate removal of the breast. The two were afraid and had no money for the operation, so they returned to the frontier, where the Ojibwa midewiwan prepared a brew. It is the Ojibwa expression for healer or medicine man.The Englishwoman was to drink the brew two times a day until, as the story is told, the cancer victim’s body was “back in harmony with the great spirit.”Twenty years later, a 33-year-old nurse in a small provincial Ontario hospital met this Englishwoman. The woman’s breast was scarred where the cancerous mass had been. When the country nurse inquired, the old Englishwoman told her how her breast cancer had been cured by the Ojibwa medicine man.The nurse was Rene Caisse. She kept notes of the herbs that the Englishwoman told her were used in the brew. Her notes were put away and forgotten until Rene Caisse’s aunt developed cancer of the stomach and liver. The aunt’ s condition was terminal. Nurse Caisse consulted the attending physician, who said that trying the herbs could do no harm since the aunt was condemned to die from the cancer.Her aunt recovered after two months of treatment with the herbal cure and lived 20 more years. This began rural nurse Rene Caisse’s lifelong devotion to treating and curing patients with terminal cancer at no charge—only the satisfaction of bringing condemned cancer victims back to life. The Ojibwa medicine man’s cure was never accepted by the medical establishment. Nurse Rene Caisse began what became a 60-year struggle to have the herbal mixture clinically tested and administered as a treatment for cancer.The herbal brew that has been passed down contains ingredients well known for their curative properties. Sheep Sorrel has been used in healing poultices from earliest times. It was recorded in use in 1475 in Iceland for boils and tumors.The extracts of sheep sorrel are rich in vitamins A, B, C, O, E, K., P, carotenoids, chlorophyll, and minerals. Japanese researchers at Nagoya University found burdock root to reduce cell mutation, and Hungarian scientists found it to adversely affect tumor growth. Chinese medicine has used burdock root for thousands of years as a blood purifier rich in vitamins B, E, P and many minerals.Slippery elm bark contains mucilage and has been used to prevent and cure inflammation of membranes and to contribute to healing when used externally on wounds by having antimicrobial and antibiotic effects.Rhubarb root was reported in Chinese medicine in 220 B.C. as a healing medication to remove toxins from the blood and small intestines. Rhein, contained in rhubarb root, has been shown by Japanese scientists at the Oriental Medicine Research center in Tokyo to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria in the intestines.To understand how a cancer cure works, it is important to understand how cancer begins and acts in the human body.“The basic premise of all this is the change which occurs in the body caused by things that do not belong to the body,” Dr. Brij Sood, M.D., a veteran cancer surgeon and former clinical director of Radiation Oncology at the[...]

First Nation Lands


Long road winding began in the stars, spilled onto the mountain tops, was carried in the snow to the streams, to the rivers, to the ocean… It covers Canada, Alaska, America, Mexico to Guatemala, and keeps winding around the indigenous. The Red Road is a circle of people standing hand in hand, people in this world, people between people in the Spirit world. star people, animal people, stone people, river people, tree people… The Sacred Hoop. To walk the Red Road is to know sacrifice, suffering. It is to understand humility. It is the ability to stand naked before God in all things for your wrong doings, for your lack of strength, for your uncompassionate way, for your arrogance - because to walk the Red Road, you always know you can do better. And you know, when you do good things, it is through the Creator, and you are grateful. To walk the Red Road is to know you stand on equal ground with all living things. It is to know that because you were born human, it gives you superiority over nothing. It is to know that every creation carries a Spirit, and the river knows more than you do, the mountains know more than you do, the stone people know more than you do, the trees know more than you do, the wind is wiser than you are, and animal people carry wisdom. You can learn from every one of them, because they have something you don’t: They are void of evil thoughts. They wish vengeance on no one, they seek Justice. To Walk the Red Road, you have God given rights, you have the right to pray, you have the right to dance, you have the right to think, you have the right to protect, you have the right to know Mother, you have the right to dream, you have the right to vision, you have the right to teach, you have the right to learn, you have a right to grieve, you have a right to happiness, you have the right to fix the wrongs, you have the right to truth, you have a right to the Spirit World. To Walk the Red Road is to know your Ancestors, to call to them for assistance… It is to know that there is good medicine, and there is bad medicine… It is to know that Evil exists, but is cowardly as it is often in disguise. It is to know there are evil spirits who are in constant watch for a way to gain strength for themselves at the expense of you. To Walk the Red Road, you have less fear of being wrong, because you know that life is a journey, a continuous circle, a sacred hoop. Mistakes will be made, and mistakes can be corrected if you will be humble, for if you cannot be humble, you will never know when you have made a mistake. If you walk the Red Road, you know that every sorrow leads to a better understanding, every horror cannot be explained, but can offer growth. To Walk the Red Road is to look for beauty in all things. To Walk the Red Road is to know you will one day cross to the Spirit World, and you will not be afraid…[...]



What are you doing on Facebook? 

What are you doing on Facebook?

1. Are you here to gain accolades for your daily activities, which have to be daily reinforced in order for you to feel like a human being each day? Egotism handled incorrectly is one of the greatest destructive forces of our personalities that cause more mental disorders than any other destructive action that one person can do to another.

2. Or are you truly concerned about what is happening in our society today, aware of the attempts by controlling governments and controlling religions to create little voting robots out of you with no thought to who or why your voting? Or do you truly want to pay attention to the egalitarian intent of this country and do something about it?

Personally I find it disgusting how so many people seek so much attention to something so insignificant such as your day at the beach and yet no attention at all is placed on the total governmental destruction that is going on right in front of your face.

If this government succeeds in it's destructive attempts what do you think is going to affect you more! A day at the beach or a day without a home, or food, or a table to put it on?

With the exception of a few Lone Wolfs out there who realize the import of their personal involvement in determining how our government functions - am worried about how few of you folks are truly paying attention. YOU can make a difference if we stand together!

Want proof of staying disinterested does to your society and how you know it. Simply look back at the near total destruction of the Native American Nations and their lack of interest in the success of a united front! Look to the philosophy of Tecumseh to understand the import of what I say.


Obama's, the best I've heard


This was a true statement written  & verified on "Fact or Fiction and Snoops" .   A good read . She hit it right on.  The below summary of Barack and Michelle Obama's 5 - year reign in the White House is by far the best I've ever read as it squarely hits the nail on the head. And it took a black female reporter writing it to make it as effective as it is. A white man's account would be instantly criticized by the liberal media as pure racism. But, how can anyone scream Racist when an exacting description of the Obamas is penned by a well- known journalist of color? BEST SUMMATION OF BARACK AND MICHELLE OBAMA EVER! (Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles .) The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn't like the Obamas. Specifically I was asked: "I have to ask, why do you hate the Obamas? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture." The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I've made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don't like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state. I don't hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America . They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama's raw contempt for white America is transpicuous.  I don't like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress. I expect, no I demand respect, for the Office of President, and a love of our country and her citizens, from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people. The Reagans made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish.  His arrogance by appointing 32 leftist czars and constantly bypassing Congress is impeachable. Eric Holder is probably the MOST incompetent and arrogant DOJ head to ever hold the job. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?  Presidents are politicians, and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie.   But even using that low standard, the Obamas have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility.  I do not like them because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to now being able to be proud of America.  I view that statement and that mind set as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world.  Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do that. I have a saying, that "the only reason a person hides things is because they have something to hide." No President in history has spent over a million dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.  And what the two of them have shared has been proven to be lies. He lied about when [...]



Grant -- Welcome to #INMroots Number Eight!   The goal of the #INMroots newsletter is to share news stories that promote Indigenous rights and sovereignty and the protection of land and water. The newsletter will share our stories and actions, and honour resistance, while celebrating the world that we are protecting. We are all invited to add to this newsletter. Post your story now! The deadline for the next newsletter is midnight on Sunday May 24th. We will accept all submissions that are connected to Indigenous and environmental issues as long as they do not condone or promote violence or lateral violence or include hate speech.  The next newsletter will be published on Monday June 1st, so check your inboxes! If you see a news story on your social media networks that is worth sharing, please tag #INMroots. WORLD WIDE EVENTS ‘Shell No!’ Indigenous Activists To Confront Shell To End Arctic Drilling At Shareholder Meetings In Netherlands And London Join the Event or Learn More International Two Spirit Gathering Join the Event or Learn More COMMUNITY Emergency in Brazil -  Bid to Legislatively usurp the legal rights of the indigenous peoples of Brazil to their land Read More How Investment Arbitration Threatens State's' Sovereignty, Democracy - Ecuadorian Anti-Chevron Update: Read More Tiny American Indian Tribal Nation involved with International Tribal Diplomacy Read More Mauna Kea Open Letter Calling Academics to Divest from Thirty Meter Telescope Read More United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Youth Suicide and Self-Harm and the recommendations made by Native Youth Read More MEDIA Amazonian Dredging Halted Until Indigenous Are Consulted Read More Mauna Kea War Crimes Complaint Filed In Canada Read More and Watch Video Thousands Rally in DC to demand Justice for Ecuador Read More Parents of Missing Mexican Students Begin South America Tour source by teleSUR. Read More Māori representatives against oil exploration meet with Saami Parliament Read More High Court Orders Belize to Recognize and Protect Maya Traditional Property and Rights Read More CENTRAL EVENTS Anishinaabe Treaty 3 Water Walk Join the Event or Learn More Indigenous Women Rising Symposium, Orangeville ON: May 23 Join the Event or Learn More We are the Land - Energy and Food Sustainability Conference Join the Event or Learn More OTTAWA: Time for Reconciliation KAIROS Gathering:  May 29 - June 3 Join the Event or Learn More Cuyahoga River Water Walk: June 22 - 27 Join the Event or Learn More Trail of Tears Walk 2015 Join the Event or Learn More COMMUNITY: Hornepayne First Nation Elders Council Update Read More Support Winnipeg’s Got Bannock Read More MEDIA Grassy Narrows - Injunction against First Nation activist Judy Da Silva dissolved Read More Fossil Fuel Extraction Dangers: Native American and Women’s Organizations Request UN Help on Sexual Violence Read More Noise, water quality and wells among concerns at Wabigoon gold mine consultations Read More Valcourt unsure about details when questioned by MPs on First Nations children, youth Read More NORTH COMMUNITY Neenanew Oshkapewisak - "The Helpers" Walk from Cochrane to Ottawa Read More MEDIA Nunavut university promoted as voice and inspiration for Inuit culture Read More Critics voice concerns over privatization of First Nations drinking water Read More SOUTH MEDIA Havasupai Tribe and Allies Fight to Stop Uranium Mining Near Grand Canyon Read More Environmental groups, Ute Tribe worried about radon emissions from uranium mill, ask state to intervene Read More Young Diné Walk Another 350 Miles in Prayer for People, Land, Culture Read More EAST EVENTS NATIVE-IMMIGRANT presents: Beadworks: Visions of Peace Art Show-- CALL FOR AR[...]

Onondaga Nation Elder on the Sacredness of Mother Earth


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Onondaga Nation Elder on the Sacredness of Mother Earth from Bill on Vimeo.

It is a source of wonderment when a reporter asks the questions he does with a sense of wonderment and awe. As if this is the first he has heard of this way of relating to Mother Earth.

It is no wonder that most of the world's human population are running around with a "Sky is Falling" fear every day! The reporters are so important in forming the civil views of society and if they are getting it wrong (which they certainly are) then we all are getting it wrong, unless we teach ourselves a higher WAY!

Onondaga Nation Clan Mother Audrey Shenandoah, who passed away two years ago, spoke with Bill in 1991 about her personal kinship with nature and the Onondaga Nation's concerns for our Earth in a society that "feels dominant over the elements of the creation."




"Close the door on old, painful memories. Close the door on old hurts, old self-righteous forgiveness. You might take an incident in the past where there was pain and hurt–something that is hard for you to forgive or look at.

Ask yourself: "How long do I want to hold onto this? How long do I want to suffer because of something that happened in the past?"

Now see a stream in front of you and take this old experience, this hurt, this pain, and put the whole incident in the stream and see it begin to dissolve and drift away until it disappears. You have the ability to let go. You are free."

- Louise Hay.

Note: Most of us have been hurt terribly by those we loved with all our hearts. This creates a formidable pain in your soul! Those in my own family have created such pain for me out of jealousy, animosity and just plain rebellion against authority.

What do you do with this will have a large impact on your life if you cannot let it go. I'm not a big fan of forgiveness of others, but I am totally convinced that forgiveness of self is paramount to the peace of your soul. If I am to forgive another then that person must show remorse and sorrow for what they have done. If they do not do this then they are not welcome in my home.

It's that simple - you LET GO and move on and forgive self for your anger and hurt and you walk away from it. If you take the correct stance then you will be rewarded with peace. This can be a very lonely road but it will be a High Road that few of us have the courage to walk. When you can walk the high road it is a road to internal peacefulness.

Remember the High road of Jesus, Buddha and Russell Means! They all walked with a Higher Purpose.

Alberta Tar Sands


I am a bit reticent to share this because I know the need for oil is serious! However I know how beautiful Alberta is and can't reconcile this in my head. I would ask you to put your home in the center of this and then condone what is very obviously total destruction of the environment. My people come from here and in their interest and in the interest of the world I strongly object to this short sighted, coffer filling, Native Spirit-Land destructive project. Please share! - Grant Redhawk

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Tar Sands in Alberta is Canada's worst environmental disaster. Please share this video with your friends and family in order to help spread the word. Together we can make a difference, together we can stop the destruction.
Soundtrack: Adagio for Strings by Boston Symphony

It covers an area the size of England: APRIL 2011 UPDATE: Total area= 140,200 km squared, or 54,132 square miles. Currently, this is actually larger than the size of England (it's about the size of England and Wales combined).
Oil from the tar sands is one of the world's most carbon-intensive fuels
Two tons of tar sand produces a single barrel of oil.
The tar sands generate 40 million tons of carbon dioxide per year, more than every car in Canada combined.

The oil itself is bitumen which contains cancer-causing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons.

To reach the bitumen, the Boreal Forest is destroyed.
Because of the tar sands, Canada's greenhouse gas emissions have grown more since 1990 than those of any other G8 nation.

Important waterways like the Athabasca River are being contaminated by 11 million liters of toxic waste every day.

Because of the Canada oil sands, the air is polluted with dangerous toxins, poisoning communities with rare cancers and autoimmune diseases.
It destroys critical animal habitats and some of Canada's most pristine landscapes.
Unfortunately, the Alberta government has approved every proposed project.
Take action and spread the word!

This video was created by Laurent Cousineau

New York State Buffalo Herd Slaughter



Oki NIksokowa

The few of you left that still read my posts know how angry I am about what was done to still another Buffalo herd here in New York State this weekend. My anger is a healthy anger because I believe it speaks for those who do not have the courage to evolve out of the mass ignorance that has overrun this country since the white/black man came here.

Buffalo herd shot dead

I am not done with my protest by a long shot and will post a very interesting video on my Web sites as soon as I have time to make it make sense to a senseless population of people who have gone mad. My anger of what is happening to this country is not just relegated to the white man but also the Black man who seemingly have started to regress back to the lower intelligence of the ape man in their continual asinine protests every time the law is enforced on their people.

HEY BLACK people, if you want the law to start respecting you - then start controlling your out of control Black race who seem to flaunt the law in the face of the people. What are you all - idiots?

I am going to share a wonderful writing by a very insightful White man who took the time to realize that just maybe the White/Black race was stepping across the line of decency and just maybe we could take a lesson from the First Americans of this continent who actually did KNOW how to live properly in accordance with Creators Laws.

I will reemerge down the trail! - Redhawk

George Catlin’s Creed

I love a people that have always made me welcome to the very best that they had.

I love a people who are honest without laws, who have no jails and no poorhouses.

I love a people who keep the commandments without ever having read or heard them preached from the pulpit.

I love a people who never swear or take the name of God in vain.

I love a people “who love their neighbors as they love themselves”

I love a people who worship God without a Bible, for I believe that God loves them also.

I love a people whose religion is all the same, and who are free from religious animosities.

I love a people who have never raised a hand against me, or stolen my property, when there was no law to punish either.

I love and don’t fear mankind where God has made and left them, for they are his children.

I love a people who have never fought a battle with the white man, except on their own ground.

I love a people who live and keep what is their own without lock and keys.

I love a people who do the best they can. And oh how I love a people who don’t live for the love of money.

Gakina-awiiya (We Are All Related)

“Teach us love, compassion and honor…that we may heal the Earth, and heal each other.” - Ojibwe prayer

Buffalo herd shot dead

Neither Wolf Nor Dog - Movie Trailer


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Buffalo Field Campaign Weekly Update from the Field 12/18/14


Buffalo Field Campaign Weekly Update from the Field 12/18/14     Weekly Update from the Field December 18, 2014 Home> Updates from the Field > Updates from the Field 2014/2015 Subscribe to our email list and receive our weekly Update from the Field Bison Threatened, Bighorn Dying in Gardiner Basin‏* Update from the Field* TAKE ACTION! Support ESA Listing for Wild Bison* VIDEO: BFC Volunteer of the Week: Clarence Gilmer II* 2015 Wild Bison Calendars ~ Get Yours for the Coming New Year!* VOLUNTEER! Seeking Buffalo Warriors for This Field Season* By the Numbers* Last Words of Buffalo Inspiration ~ Chris Barns, BLM Wilderness Specialist * Update from the Field Buffalo Field Campaign photo by Kim Acheson. Click photo for larger image. Another bull buffalo was killed by a Montana hunter this week, bringing the total to five. One by one the buffalo migrate across Yellowstone's boundary, and one by one they are killed. Once again, there is not a single wild buffalo in Montana. The current hunt is no more than an extermination program set up to satisfy livestock industry's intolerance for this national icon. Government agencies plan to kill 900 to 1,000 buffalo this season through hunting and slaughter. BFC and Friends of Animals Wildlife Law Program filed an emergency rule-making petition to stop the slaughter but the government has yet to respond. Mild weather has so far stemmed large migrations, keeping the larger population of buffalo alive for now. Gardiner Basin bighorn ram. Buffalo Field Campaign photo by Stephany Seay. Click for larger image. Tragic events have also befallen the wild bighorn sheep population in the Gardiner Basin: some have contracted pneumonia and they are starting to die. At least ten bighorns have been found dead already. Pneumonia is incredibly contagious and has wiped out entire sheep populations. It is inconclusive how the bighorn were exposed to pneumonia, but it is highly likely that they contracted it from domestic sheep that were moved into the Basin two years ago. BFC volunteers have spent a lot of time with these bighorns, and our hearts are breaking as they die, not knowing if they will all vanish. We are taking action, but there is little that can be done to ensure the survival of this population. Domestic sheep also carry diseases that can kill bison and other even-toed ungulates; as easy prey they pose a threat to wolves and other predators, and they destroy natural habitat. Letters to the Editor of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle (, Billings Gazette (, and Livingston Enterprise ( can call attention to this tragedy and put pressure on the sheep rancher, Bill Hoppe, to remove his sheep. When other actions become available we will let you know. WILD IS THE WAY ~ ROAM FREE! * TAKE ACTION! Support ESA Listing for Wild Bison Photo by Stephany Seay, BFC. Click to Take Action! You can take action to support our petition to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to list the Yellowstone Bison under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The USFWS has 90 days to issue a finding on whether the compelling ESA petition filed in November by BFC and Western Watersheds Project leads a "reasonable person" to believe a listing is warranted. A positive finding means the USFWS will open a public comment period to allow citizens to contribute substantive information. The USFWS, however, is notorious for using lack of funding as an excuse to not list species that warrant federal protections. This is where Congress -- and you -[...]

The Identity Imperative by Serge Kahili King


As I watch from afar the inane antics taking place in Ferguson, Mo I am struck by how ignorant and fruitless the effort to destroy has become. These otherwise intelligent Black people who  have hearts and souls can let themselves become so out of control is a source of wonder to me that I have a hard time understanding.  They have done more to set themselves back into a 1950's mentality and environment in this one act of oppressive violence and that it is condoned by so called self-proclaimed moral leaders of their race  than any other act they have done in the last 100 years.Being from a minority race I find myself wondering what would cause this reaction in one race that doesn't necessarily happen in another. I know Black people to be kind and decent folk most of the time and what I believe is one way of viewing this is that the Black people are not at a geographic advantage. They do not have a sense of place like Native Americans do because they are not on their own land. Scoff if you will but there can be much said about being connected to the land.I have spent much time studying the ancient Hawaiian path to Spirituality and have come to respect a major proponent of the HUNA path, a man named  Serge Kahili King! He wrote an opinion of why people react in various ways as a group and I thought I would share it here as a probable explanation of why Ferguson is happening. In order to solve an issue one has to understand the driving forces of the issue and it goes much deeper than being imaginably oppressed by people who are actually trying to help. - Hope you gain a better understanding of these happenings after reading what Serge has to say. - Redhawk_______________________________________________________________________The Identity Imperativeby Serge Kahili KingAs we listen to and look at national and world news reports we see evidence of enormous conflicts between people who have identified themselves with very different ways of thinking and feeling and behaving. People who identify with different religions are at war with each other; people of the same religion who identify with different interpretations of it are at war with each other; people who identify with different political systems are at war with each other; people who identify with different interpretations of the same political system are at war with each other.On a more local level, people who identify with different athletic teams in the same sport seem to be getting into sometimes serious fights with each other more frequently; people who identify with specific groups called gangs often have serious fights with each other, as well as with non-gang members of the society around them; and identity conflicts of a serious nature often arise between families or even individual strangers.Two important questions that come out of this observation are: "Is there a fundamental urge to identify with something - an 'identity imperative,' so to speak - that is more powerful than other urges?" and "why does such identification so often lead to conflict?"To answer the first question, the urge to identify with something - an idea, a belief, a philosophy, a religion, a way of life, a political system, a group of some kind, a territory, or even another person - is no more nor no less than a combination of the two fundamental urges to connect and to be effective.We have an initial urge to connect because feeling connected, feeling ourselves to be part of something else, is a source of pleasure. By itself this leads to pl[...]

EPA overrides Congress, hands over town to Indian tribes | The Daily Caller


Note: Have you ever heard of the Law of Reciprocity? Well apparently the whites of Wyoming have not nor do they wish to follow it as usual. However they are now finding out what it feels like to have what they considered theirs taken away from them. Very much like what they did to the Native People a 100 years or so ago. Greed is never permanently rewarded no matter what your color. If you do wrong it’s going to come back on you. Leave no footprints…… “What goes around, comes around!” - Redhawk ______________________________________________________________________ Have you heard the story of the residents of Riverton, Wyo.? One day they were Wyomingans, the next they were members of the Wind River tribes — after the Environmental Protection Agency declared the town part of the Wind River Indian Reservation, undoing a 1905 law passed by Congress and angering state officials. The surprise decision was made by officials of the EPA, the Department of Interior, and Department of Justice early last month, and has invoked the ire of Gov. Matt Mead, who has vowed not to honor the agency’s decision and is preparing to fight in court. “My deep concern is about an administrative agency of the federal government altering a state’s boundary and going against over 100 years of history and law,” Mead said in a statement. “This should be a concern to all citizens because, if the EPA can unilaterally take land away from a state, where will it stop?” The EPA declared that Riverton was part of the Wind River Indian Reservation after granting a “Treatment as a State” application from the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes. The tribes submit such applications to get funding for air quality monitoring under the Clean Air Act. However, this seemingly innocuous application ended up undoing the tribal boundaries set by a 1905 congressional act. The EPA granted the tribes’ claim that the Wind River reservation extended over one million acres of land beyond what the 1905 Congressional Act established. By doing this, the agency effectively overruled an act of Congress, state officials charge. The worry by state officials is that turning Riverton, a town of over 10,000 people, over to the tribes will come with a slew of tax and law enforcement complications. Since Riverton is now part of the Wind River reservation, it is technically no longer eligible for state services and no longer falls under local law enforcement. Mead, however, has ordered that state agencies conduct “business as usual” in regards to Riverton, meaning state services, law enforcement and regulations will continue.“This is an alarming action when you have a federal agency step in and start to undo congressional acts that has really been our history for 108 years … with the stroke of a pen without talking to the biggest groups impacted,” state Sen. Leland Christensen told The Daily Caller News Foundation, “and that would be the city of Riverton and the state of Wyoming.” According to the Mead’s office, the EPA’s decision came as a surprise to him, and he only found about it from the media — not the EPA itself. This comes after Mead wrote to EPA administrator Gina McCarthy last August detailing his concerns about the implications of granting the tribes’ request to effectively override the 1905 act. The tribes remain adamant that Riverton and the one million acres of land is theirs, arguing that state officials once supported such a conclusion. Tribal officials have criticize[...]

Tiny Horrors: A Chilling Reminder of How Cruel Assimilation Was—And Is


Tiny Horrors: A Chilling Reminder of How Cruel Assimilation Was—And Is  For such small objects, the child’s handcuffs are surprisingly heavy when cradled in the palms of one’s hand. Although now rusted from years of disuse, they still convey the horror of their brutal purpose, which was to restrain Native children who were being brought to boarding schools. “I felt the weight of their metal on my heart,” said Jessica Lackey of the Cherokee tribe as she described holding the handcuffs for the first time. Lackey, an alumnus of Haskell Indian Nations University, was working at the school’s Cultural Center & Museum when the handcuffs were unwrapped last spring after being kept in storage for several years. I had heard rumors about the existence of the handcuffs during visits to Haskell over the years and had made numerous inquiries to school authorities about them, but people seemed very reluctant to discuss this touchy artifact. This past summer, however, Haskell agreed to allow a public viewing of the handcuffs. Andy Girty, one of the elders who first blessed the handcuffs when they were given to Haskell in 1989, helped unwrap them for me. Known as the Haskell Institute in its early years, the school opened its doors in 1884. It was originally founded as an instrument of the final solution to this country’s “Indian problem”; Haskell Institute’s mission then was embodied in the now infamous motto of Captain Richard H. Pratt, founder of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School: “Kill the Indian, Save the Man.” This mind-set led to decades of forced acculturation through brutal military-style incarceration cloaked as education in U.S. Indian boarding schools. Although begun as a model for assimilation, native students have, over the years, transformed Haskell into a model for self-determination. The school’s early curriculum featured training in domestic and farming skills but has since evolved into four-year university. Haskell’s Cultural Center & Museum, located on campus, tells the full—and often cruel—story of Haskell’s painful past as well as providing a venue to showcase Native art, culture from the past and present. Opened in 2002, the center features the permanent exhibit Honoring Our Children Through Seasons of Sacrifice, Survival, Change and Celebration, featuring artifacts, photos and letters from the school’s early days.   Among the artifacts currently on display is a heavy iron lock and key for the school jail, which held unruly students. Letters, photographs, copies of early school newspapers and daily menus are among the more commonplace artifacts of early daily life displayed at the museum. One display includes a heavy lock and key from the small on site jail used to punish unruly students. Soon, perhaps, the handcuffs will be included among these artifacts, adding its chilling testimony regarding the practices used by early educators to kill the Indian and save the child. Not much is known about the diminutive handcuffs, which were donated to the Cultural Center in 1989 by a non-Indian man who described their use to Bobbi Rahder, former director of the Haskell Cultural Center & Museum. “He told us they were used to restrain captured Indian children who were being taken to boarding schools,” says Rahder. The middle-age white man said his father had the handcuffs for years but that he no longer wanted to have them in his possession. “He seemed relieved to get rid of them,” Ra[...]

12-Year-Old Girl Gives Stephen Harper A Piece Of Her Mind


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This girl has a bone to pick with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

In a video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday, 12-year-old Tori Metcalf delivers a one-minute message eviscerating Harper’s reluctance to launch an inquiry into the country’s missing and murdered aboriginal women.

“Last week, I heard you would protect the rights of girls – but how can we really believe you?” she asks.

On TV, all I hear about is the murdered First Nations girls and that you’re not doing anything about it. Some of those girls were the same age as me,” she says.

“Something’s not right, Mr. Harper.”

Metcalf made reference to a statement Harper made on Oct. 11 to mark the International Day of the Girl Child, pledging his government’s commitment to “giving girls a strong foundation to succeed in life by promoting equality, education and good health in a safe, secure environment.”

But the pre-teen doesn’t think the prime minister’s words match his actions and called Harper out on cutting funding to groups “that have been helping girls.”

“Why the heck would you do that?” Metcalf continues in the video, “All they were trying to do was trying to make our lives a little better.”

The video is part of a social media campaign launched by Operation Maple, an anti-Harper site dedicated to critiquing “the current power structures, reimagine the political landscape, and reignite the passion of other concerned citizens,” according a description on their website.

Other social media campaigns have also tried to advance calls for a national inquiry.

In September, Holly Jerrett of Hamilton, Ont. launched a campaign showcasing women holding signs reading “Am I Next?” to honour and raise awareness about Canada’s missing and murdered aboriginal women.

According to the RCMP, around 1,180 cases of missing or murdered aboriginal women have been reported since 1980.

This summer, Harper brushed off renewed calls for a national inquiry, saying the cases should be viewed as “crime” and not a “sociological phenomenon.”

The Body of God, by Serge Kahili King


From the Native People of Hawaii   Aka as a Hawaiian word that refers to the essence of matter, or what might be called  divine substance.  It is related linguistically and conceptually to the Sanskrit akasia and can be compared in some ways to  astral matter  or  etheric matter. Esoterically, aka serves two main functions. One is to take on form in response to thoughts. In other words, the idea is that thoughts give form to the aka. The weaker the thought, the less substantial the form; the more intense the thought (I.e., the more energy that accompanies it), the more substantial the form. The second function is to act as a perfect medium for the transmission of energy. In the case of aka threads, the idea is that whenever you think of a person, place, or object, you send out a line of force through the omnipresent aka, a portion of which forms itself into what can be called an aka thread. Through this thread you can then send or receive ideas and/or emotional-psychic energy, and information from any of the senses. A further concept along this line is that whatever you come into contact with through any of the senses results in the automatic creation of a  sticky  aka thread that serves as a continuous link between you which is activated by thought and which makes future contact easier. The people, places, and objects with which you have the most contact produce a multitude of threads, which serves to explain why mental contact is easier with them. However, the above is a simplistic and pragmatic teaching which serves the needs of non-technological people. If you apply it as a hypothesis it will work, and that is what the practical kahunas are mainly interested in. But there is a more refined approach used by some present-day kahunas in regard to the psychic links between persons, places, and objects. This approach, which also has its basis in the Huna code, teaches that the aka essence of every physical thing acts like a radio/television transceiver. It radiates or broadcasts its own unique frequency or energy pattern and receives and retains impressions from other patterns radiating toward it. When you pick up a rock, for instance, the aka field of the rock retains an impression of your energy pattern and your aka field retains an impression of the rock pattern. Thereafter, no matter where you are, when you think of that rock it is like tuning in to a unique radio/tv signal and establishing a resonant link with it. If you concentrate your thoughts on that rock, it is then like beaming a specific signal of your own, or  sending out an aka thread. The more energy associated with such contacts, the stronger the impressions received or the signals beamed. The strength of the impression depends on: (1) the nature of the contact (physical touch leaves a more energetic impression than mere proximity); (2) the frequency of contact (a high number of contacts leaves a stronger impression); and (3) the amount of emotional energy present during the contact (handling the rock while in a highly emotional state would result in a stronger impression). Thus, in picking up objects handled by others, the first and most powerful impressions received would be those which had been impressed with the most energy. Similar principles apply in beaming thoughts outward. Aka can be treated scientifically, but it is important to remember its spiritual nature. I have said elsewher[...]

Native Stories for Public Broadcasting


October 15, 2014 UNO Native American Film Festival  Nov. 7-9 in Omaha, Nebraska Omaha's Second Annual Native American Film Festival, November 7-9, 2014, will showcase ten feature films, documentaries, and animations. Co-presented by the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) Native American Studies, Inter-Tribal Student Council, Office of Multicultural Affairs, American Multicultural Students, and Vision Maker Media, the event features special appearances by directors and actors with workshops for local filmmakers and actors. Cayuga Actor Gary Farmer will be in residence for the weekend. The Festival features a retrospective of his work. Five of his most legendary films will be screened at UNO, including Dead Man, Powwow Highway, One Dead Indian, and The Gift. Cheyenne Arapaho Director Chris Eyre and Actress Irene Bedard (Inupiat/Inuit/Métis) will join Gary for a panel discussion after Smoke Signals, Saturday evening. More Info: UNO Native Film Festival Facebook Page | Vision Maker Media List of Events Vision Maker Media Award Presentation & Film Screening Nov. 13, 6-8p.m. - San Diego, CA Please join the Board and Staff of Vision Maker Media as we honor two individuals for their outstanding contributions in advancing opportunities for American Indians and Alaska Natives in the media. Named for our founding executive director, Frank Blythe, Vision Maker Media will award this first annual Frank Blythe Award for Media Excellence to Michael Smith, founder of the American Indian Film Institute. R.S.V.P. (Seating is Limited) Tribeca Hacks   Nov. 21-23 at IAIA in Santa Fe Tribeca Film Institute and Vision Maker Media are pleased to offer Tribeca Hacks , an innovative collaborative workshop-event focusing on interactive non-fiction storytelling and exploring new tools and methods of story creation.We're looking for filmmakers, techies, and other creative people from across Indian Country. Apply now!  Across the Creek Channels the Cultural Identity of the Lakota People Across the Creek, a new 30-minute documentary premiering this November from director/producer Jonny Cournoyer (Rosebud Sioux), explores the Lakota people's struggle for the restoration of a cultural legacy.Read More .... Coming Soon Spirit in Glass:Plateau Native Beadwork Spirit in Glass: Plateau Native Beadwork provides a rare opportunity to experience Plateau culture through the eyes and hearts of the artists themselves. Narrated by Nez Perce storyteller Nakia Williamson, the film focuses on bead artists from the Nez Perce, Umatilla, Warm Springs, and Yakama Reservations.   Read More... Smile and Help Vision Maker Media When Shopping on Amazon It's exactly the same items at the same price, but your favorite non-profit (we hope that's us) gets a percentage of what would have been profit for Amazon.It's super easy: Go to Sign In with your Amazon account Under "pick your own charitable organization" type in Vision Maker Media and click "Search" When Vision Maker Media comes up click the "Select" button Your done! And, you'll know that you were successful because you'll see a little "Supporting: Vision Maker Media" above the site's navigation. Producer Profile: Khloe Keeler 2014 Public Media Intern, Khloe Keeler, a member of the Northern Ponca Tribe, worked at the Vision Maker Media office on multi-media Projects. Keeler [...]