John Two-Hawks is a GRAMMY® and Emmy nominated, Platinum Award Winning Virtuoso Native American Flute Music recording artist whose music has been featured in movies by Fox Searchlight, films by HBO, and programs by The History Channel. An international touring artist, Two-Hawks has performed for audiences as large as 12,000. The music of John Two-Hawks soars with breath taking symphonic sounds in one moment, and then soothes the spirit with the powerful organic voice of a lone flute in the next. A Master Virtuoso Native American Flutist, John is also an extraordinary musician, vocalist and composer. And Two-Hawks has always held fast to his Oglala Lakota Sioux lineage and culture, and it is from this place that the soul of all his incredible music is born..
As well as his established reputation as a musician and recording artist, John is also a veteran, award winning stage and screen actor (member of SAG), a published author, and a gifted inspirational keynote speaker who has shared the speaking stage with former Presidents, acting Senators and Hollywood celebrities. Regardless of the engagement, John Two-Hawks never fails to deliver a high standard of excellence, integrity and professionalism.
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Ed Little Crow is Lakota, Dakota member of the Elders Council in S. Oregon, veteran of the Seige of Wounded Knee, 1973, father and poet. His years as a quiet, steady force in the Oregon communities within which he has lived, worked and prayed have etched themselves into the psyche of all he meets.
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Native American spiritual leaders and other indigenous people will gather in the Rogue Valley in a five-day event celebrating the 20th International World Peace and Prayer Day. A ceremony at the Southern Oregon Regional Peace Pole will be held in Medford Wednesday, with the remainder of the events at Howard Prairie Lake Thursday through Sunday.
Among those participating in the Wednesday ceremony at U.S. Cellular Community Park in Medford will be Lakota Chief Arvol Looking Horse, founder of the World Peace and Prayer Day and the 19th-generation keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle. Pastor John David Gomez, founding member of Medford’s Multicultural Commission will provide a welcome.
Following the ceremony in Medford, the Peace Pole will be moved to Howard Prairie Lake for the remaining days of the event, which will include indigenous elders and spiritual leaders from around the world. The four days of ceremony, workshops and performances are open to the public at no charge at Howard Prairie Lake, 3249 Hyatt Prairie Road, Ashland.
The Ashland nonprofit organization Red Earth Descendants, regional Native American representatives and individuals from Southern Oregon are hosting the event.
Speakers will share traditional teachings, address issues facing the planet and offer solutions. Music, dance and feasting are part of the gathering and all are welcome at a mid-day community meal each day. Camping may be arranged through Jackson County Parks Department by calling 541-774-8183.
World Peace and Prayer Day was founded in 1995 by Chief Looking Horse, and has since been held annually around the world. Chief Looking Horse — who has established relationships with world leaders, including Desmond Tutu, President Barack Obama and the Dalai Lama — is recognized as the spiritual leader of the Lakota, Dakota and North Dakota Sioux nations. He will lead the weekend’s ceremonies.
Speakers and guests include Chief Eddie Benton Banai, grand chief of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge; Elder Agnes Baker Pilgrim of the Rogue Valley, who is also chairperson for the International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers; Roy Hays Jr., the great-great-grandson of Chief Joseph and 7 Drum ceremonial leader; representatives of the Maori Nation; and Rabbi David Zaslow of Ashland.
Participants are asked to bring their own utensils and reusable or recyclable dishes if joining in the shared mid-day meals. More information is available at worldpeaceandprayerday.com, or call 541-631-1769 or 541-890-3529.
2008 Native-E-Music Award Winner Andy Mason is an Upper Cayuga/Mohawk musician with 20+ years on stage as an actor, multi-instrumentalist/singer/songwriter. Presently in Ottawa, playing small venues. He plays guitar, mandolin, percussion, drums, bass, harmonica, and has a 3-plus octave range. He is an experienced harmony singer and session musician (most of the instruments, programming and harmonies on his CD are his own). A.W.Mason Music
Traditional Mentoring: The Art of Passing Down Knowledge and Skills. It is a two day cultural camp that is open to anyone. Youth are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. It is with Traditional Native mentors. Raven will visit with 3 of the Traditional Native Mentors. Here are their bio’s.
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Chauncey Peltier is Leonard Peltier’s son and a Board member of the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee. He was only 10 years old at the time of his father arrest. This one singular event was extremely devastating for Chauncey, it left him without a father forcing him to care for himself and his family. Chauncey has been involved in his father’s struggle for freedom all of his adult life and is the Director of Art for the ILPDC. If interested in displaying Leonard Peltier’s art in your local area, want to purchase an original oil painting or print or wish more details on Leonard’s art please contact Chauncey at email@example.com