LAST REAL INDIANS

Native rap star Frank Waln to perform for ESPN show on R-word*

CHICAGO – If you haven’t heard the uproar over the Washington R******s and the push to #changethename, then you haven’t been paying attention to social media or you’ve been living under a rock. Recently, ex-Bears head coach Mike Ditka said, “R****** name change is so stupid, it’s appalling.” While on the flip side, NFL sportscasters Phil Simms and Tony Dungy have said they will only refer to the Washington team as Washington and not the R-word.

ESPN came to the American Indian Center of Chicago, to film (Indian-famous soon to be real-famous) rap star Frank Waln performing a new song for the show, “Outside the Lines.” The shoot was done on the stage at Chicago’s American Indian Center with Robert Wapahi’s mural beautifully lit up in the background. This was a closed shoot and, according to the director, the show is to be focused on the Washington R-word and the debate over a name change. After filming the video, Chi-Nations had the chance to catch up with Frank to talk about how the issue is affecting the youth and he had a lot to say. (See video below.)

READ MORE HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/native-rap-star-frank-waln-to-perform-for-espn-show-on-r-word/

Native rap star Frank Waln to perform for ESPN show on R-word*

CHICAGO – If you haven’t heard the uproar over the Washington R******s and the push to #changethename, then you haven’t been paying attention to social media or you’ve been living under a rock. Recently, ex-Bears head coach Mike Ditka said, “R****** name change is so stupid, it’s appalling.” While on the flip side, NFL sportscasters Phil Simms and Tony Dungy have said they will only refer to the Washington team as Washington and not the R-word.

ESPN came to the American Indian Center of Chicago, to film (Indian-famous soon to be real-famous) rap star Frank Waln performing a new song for the show, “Outside the Lines.” The shoot was done on the stage at Chicago’s American Indian Center with Robert Wapahi’s mural beautifully lit up in the background. This was a closed shoot and, according to the director, the show is to be focused on the Washington R-word and the debate over a name change. After filming the video, Chi-Nations had the chance to catch up with Frank to talk about how the issue is affecting the youth and he had a lot to say. (See video below.)

READ MORE HERE: http://lastrealindians.com/native-rap-star-frank-waln-to-perform-for-espn-show-on-r-word/

Hoka! Coffee Company: Indigenous from the Ground to the Cup by Matt Remle

The Native American owned and operated coffee company, Hoka!, based on the Pine Ridge Reservation is looking to take their coffee on the road with a Mobile Coffee Shop!

The Hoka! Coffee Company, was founded in 2013 by Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk). Her goals were to create a roasting company on Pine Ridge that provides both jobs and economic growth for the community, as well as, purchase their beans from indigenous farms that guarantee fair labor and working conditions. Hence their slogan “Indigenous from the Ground to the Cup.”

READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/08/26/hoka-coffee-company-indigenous-from-the-ground-to-the-cup-by-matt-remle/

Hoka! Coffee Company: Indigenous from the Ground to the Cup by Matt Remle

The Native American owned and operated coffee company, Hoka!, based on the Pine Ridge Reservation is looking to take their coffee on the road with a Mobile Coffee Shop!

The Hoka! Coffee Company, was founded in 2013 by Sharice Davids (Ho-Chunk). Her goals were to create a roasting company on Pine Ridge that provides both jobs and economic growth for the community, as well as, purchase their beans from indigenous farms that guarantee fair labor and working conditions. Hence their slogan “Indigenous from the Ground to the Cup.”

READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/08/26/hoka-coffee-company-indigenous-from-the-ground-to-the-cup-by-matt-remle/

For Immediate Release: Honor the Earth 8/28 Bemidji Press Conference ‏at Enbridge Energy

3:00 PM Press Conference Thursday, August 28th
@ Enbridge Energy Bemidji Area Office
1129 Industrial Park Dr SE, Bemidji, MN

BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA – Wednesday, August 27th, Winona LaDuke, Executive Director of Honor the Earth, successfully completes 200 mile horse ride against the proposed Enbridge Sandpiper fracking oil pipeline. Partnering with the leadership for the campaign is Shane Davis, Executive Director Fractivist.org, an oil and gas analyst from Colorado.

LaDuke and her team will be holding a press conference this Thursday, August 28th, at 3PM CST at the Enbridge headquarters, 1129 Industrial Park Drive SE, Bemidji, MN 56601.

The epic horseback journey traversed Sandy Lake and Rice Lake watersheds, the mother lode for wild rice in Minnesota. The proposed pipeline would divide the traditional wild rice beds from East to West.
Michael Dahl, Anishinaabe spiritual leader and rider explained, “This is the same path our ancestors walked. Now we are riding in those same footsteps. We are here to protect this land for future generations.”

LaDuke says “Enbridge chose a bad path. The people of Minnesota love their water more than oil and they are standing up against the pipeline. A single leak in the pipeline could discharge 20,000 gallons of fracking oil per minute. This could lead to an environmental catastrophe.”

Honor the Earth is gathering at the Bemidji headquarters of Enbridge to say no to any pipelines going through their lands. LaDuke will be onsite for questions and answers and invites all landowners that would be affected by the fracking oil pipeline, grassroots organizations, general public and all media outlets to attend.

This event is to inform the communities, and affected landowners, about the organization’s recent and upcoming activity for the STOP the Sandpiper campaign. All communities, grassroots organizations, affected landowners, and Enbridge are invited to attend.

Contact:
Alyssa Hoppe
(612) 385 – 1557

Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler is a fast-rising star By Brandon Ecoffey
There are a ton of Natives out there who play the game of golf but if you are not an avid sports fan you may have missed that two of the faces of modern golf are Native American. Notah Begay, who is a former PGA tour pro, is now an analyst for the Golf Channel, and Rickie Fowler, one of the fastest rising stars in all of sports and a fixture on the final round of nearly every major tournament are both Navajo. Although some may argue that the PGA should do more to market the fact that they are Native American I can appreciate the fact that promoters of the game are allowing their talent and accomplishments to speak for themselves.
READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/08/25/navajo-golfer-rickie-fowler-is-a-fast-rising-star-by-brandon-ecoffey/

Navajo golfer Rickie Fowler is a fast-rising star By Brandon Ecoffey

There are a ton of Natives out there who play the game of golf but if you are not an avid sports fan you may have missed that two of the faces of modern golf are Native American. Notah Begay, who is a former PGA tour pro, is now an analyst for the Golf Channel, and Rickie Fowler, one of the fastest rising stars in all of sports and a fixture on the final round of nearly every major tournament are both Navajo. Although some may argue that the PGA should do more to market the fact that they are Native American I can appreciate the fact that promoters of the game are allowing their talent and accomplishments to speak for themselves.

READ MORE HERE: http://lrinspire.com/2014/08/25/navajo-golfer-rickie-fowler-is-a-fast-rising-star-by-brandon-ecoffey/

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please join us in finding the solution for Lakota foster children by creating foster care that is run by Lakota, for Lakota and become a MEMBER: http://lakotalaw.org/donate-new We are honored to have Madonna Thunderhawk as our tribal liaison. Her strength and impact are both enduring and insightful. Please click through to the article Madonna wrote for the Daily Kos in response to National Geographic's article that reflected on the events of Wounded Knee: http://www.dailykos.com/blog/uid:454655

lakotapeopleslawproject:

Please join us in finding the solution for Lakota foster children by creating foster care that is run by Lakota, for Lakota and become a MEMBER: http://lakotalaw.org/donate-new

We are honored to have Madonna Thunderhawk as our tribal liaison. Her strength and impact are both enduring and insightful. Please click through to the article Madonna wrote for the Daily Kos in response to National Geographic's article that reflected on the events of Wounded Knee: http://www.dailykos.com/blog/uid:454655

Just wanna say that I love this blog and everything y'all do and the passion y'all have not only for native people but for all people. You all are an inspiration and I wish you the best in everything you do. :)

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R.I.P. Faron Hall (1965-2014) Winnipeg’s homeless hero who burst into the media spotlight for saving several people from the red river. Pictured here when the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs honoured him for his bravery in 2009. #nativeamerican #ndn

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R.I.P. Faron Hall (1965-2014) Winnipeg’s homeless hero who burst into the media spotlight for saving several people from the red river. Pictured here when the Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs honoured him for his bravery in 2009. #nativeamerican #ndn

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