Photo by Twila Singer
Ya’at’eeh! Please consider donating so that I may pursue a Master of Fine Arts degree in Social Practice at California College of the Arts this fall. It is with great faith and committment in my chosen path that I ask for your support. I have worked incredibly hard and produced a portfolio worthy of a $41,000 merit scholarship to help cover my $43,000 tuition. I do have my tribes scholarship that should take care of the rest and also part of my health insurance through the school. I still have my housing, food, transportation, class fees, and art supplies to pay for. I need your support more than ever to help me accomplish my goals.
Bay Area Join us for an evening of good healthy GMO free food, presentations and artwork. Mural unveiling and dinner at 6pm #IFH #intertribalfriendshiphouse #honorthetreaties #honorthepeople #mural #NativeAmerica #nativeart #propaganda #growresistance #foodismedicine #ProtectTheSacred
For Immediate Release
CITY OF SEATTLE COUNCIL TO VOTE ON CHANGING COLUMBUS DAY TO INDIGENOUS PEOPLES’ DAY
Time: 12:00 Noon-3:00 pm*
Date: September 2nd, 2014
Place: Upper Terrace, Seattle City Hall, 600 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104
*Seattle City Council meeting begins at 2:00 PM
Contact: Matt Remle
Members of Seattle’s Urban and Reservation Native Communities’ invite you to show your support at City Hall on September 2nd when the City of Seattle Council will vote on a city resolution initiated by members of the Native community and co-sponsored by Council-members Kshama Sawat and Bruce Harrell to rename Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Seattle.
Please join us for this historic vote through your support by bringing your songs, drums, supporting words and signs. Wear something indigenous!
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.)
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.”
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.
(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.
#honorthetreaties #notyourmascot #notyourtigerlily #changethename (NDN Country)
Little do you know…you opened a new window for the wind, the sun, hope, and freedom
Revolutionary walls of Dara’a, Syria.