Monthly Archives: September 2011

“DRUMMING FOR THE EARTH GATHERING” SATURDAY OCTOBER 1, 2011 FROM 9 AM TO 4 PM

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All are welcome, bring elders, friends and drummers. We need to pray together to keep our environment safe for our chidlren’s children.

“DRUMMING FOR THE EARTH GATHERING” SATURDAY OCTOBER 1, 2011 FROM 9 AM TO 4 PM

NORTH END OF BLOOD RESERVE SPONSORED BY “FRIENDS OF BLOOD LANDS” AND VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL COALITIONS COME AND JOIN US FOR PRAYERS AND DRUMMING TO PROTECT THE EARTH, WATER, LAND, AIR, PLANTS AND ANIMALS OF THE BLOOD RESERVE ALL DRUMMERS AND ELDERS WELCOME

DIRECTIONS: TURN AT JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY 2 AND 509 WEST OF COALHURST ALBERTA, DRIVE FOR 14 KILOMETERS TOWARDS STANDOFF AND TURN WEST AT THE MATAKI FARMS/ SAWKEE FEED LOT TURN OFF

YOU WILL SEE A BIG BLUE AND WHITE TENTORFROM STANDOFF TURN AT JUNCTION OF HIGHWAY 1 AND 509, DRIVE FOR APPROXIMATELY 20 TO 25 MINUTES AND YOU WILL SEE THE BIG BLUE AND WHITE TENT BRING:CHAIR, WATER, TOBACCO, CLOTH OR RIBBONS FOR OFFERING

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT MIKE AT (403) 737 – 2194 OR chiefbird@hotmail.com

Alex White Plume on “Make No Bones About It.” -Sunday, September 25 · 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Alex White Plume is the former Tribal President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. Alex White Plume, from the Oglala Sioux Tribe of South Dakota, is the only farmer to plant, cultivate, produce, sell and deliver a hemp crop within the borders of the USA since 1968. The 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty recognizes the Lakota as a sovereign nation and grants that the Lakota of the Pine Ridge Reservation can grow any food or fiber crop.He is the first farmer in the United States that planted, cultivated, produced and sold industrial hemp within the borders of the USA.

In 2006 he released, The film Standing Silent Nation, a documentary about the White Plumes and their hemp crop.

Listen to the show:

Alex White Plume on KAOS 89.3 FM

Todd Denny, with Nisqually Music Mentor on KAOS. – Photos by Todd Denny

Time
Sunday, September 18 · 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location
Kaos 89.3 Fm – Olympia
Olympia, WA

Music Mentor Academies (MMA) designed and facilitated the first Washington State Tribal youth addiction prevention academy and the first Yakama Tribal youth Meth prevention academy in 2009

418 Washington State Youth from 27 public schools have graduated from (MMA) trainings including 180 youth from the following Washington state tribes: Lummi, Swinomish, Tulalip, Muckleshoot, Nooksack, Yakama, Chehalis, Skokomish and Squaxin.

The Washington State Music Mentors (WAMM) were selected top prevention team by their peers at the 2009 Washington Prevention Youth Forum.
WAMM were awarded a scholarship from Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna to represent Washington youth at the 2010 CADCA leadership Forum where they will present their music mentor training.
WAMM received the 2009 national award for excellence from the National Council on Problem Gambling for their youth created “Game Over” DVD and lesson plan

WAMM team members have presented their music to over 9000 students and educators in their first year including music keynotes at: The Washington State Youth Spring Forum, The Western Regional Conference on Problem Gambling, the Yakama Nation Youth Meth Summit, The Governors Juvenile Justice Conference, The Four Directions Tribal Problem Gambling Conference and the Washington State Tribal Youth Music Academy.
Current Washington Governor Chris Gregoire commissioned MMA to develop the first youth created violence prevention music video, ‘Hands” in 2004
Over 380 educators have completed our (MMA) approved clock hour trainings nationally including 157 in Washington state.

Answering Mother Earth’s Call Protecting Mother Earth on KAOS 893 FM

Sunday, September 18 · 4:00pm – 5:00pm
“Answering Mother Earth’s Call.” Raven hopes to speak with Mike Bruised Head Member, Kainai Lethbridge Environmental Watch in Alberta. He will share his story about hydraulic fracturing (fracking) sites of Murphy Oil — one of two companies which have signed leases to frack on the reserve that is home to some 10,000 members. The women have vowed not to move until plans for fracking are stopped.

Possible guest; Melina Laboucan Massimo Cree First Nation : Speaks on the Tar Sands.Melina Laboucan-Massimo is Lubicon Cree from Northern Alberta and is helping lead a delegation of indigenous leaders from Canada and the United States to take part in the Tar Sands Action. She has been working as an advocate for Indigenous rights for the past 10 years. She has written articles and produced a short documentary for Redwire Media Society covering topics ranging from the tar sands to inherent treaty rights and cultural appropriation. She has studied and worked in Australia, Brazil, Mexico, and Canada, with a focus on Indigenous rights and culture, resource extraction and international diplomacy. Before joining Greenpeace as a tar sands campaigner in Alberta in April 2009, she was pursuing her Masters in Environmental Studies at York University.

Melina has campaigned to raise awareness about the recent oil spill in the Peace River watershed in Alberta. She is featured in Greenpeace’s photo essay about the spill and its impact on local communities.

Todd Denny, with Nisqually Music Mentor Group on “Make No Bones About It.”

Time
Sunday, September 18 · 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Location
Kaos 89.3 Fm – Olympia
Olympia, WA

Music Mentor Academies (MMA) designed and facilitated the first Washington State Tribal youth addiction prevention academy and the first Yakama Tribal youth Meth prevention academy in 2009

418 Washington State Youth from 27 public schools have graduated from (MMA) trainings including 180 youth from the following Washington state tribes: Lummi, Swinomish, Tulalip, Muckleshoot, Nooksack, Yakama, Chehalis, Skokomish and Squaxin.

The Washington State Music Mentors (WAMM) were selected top prevention team by their peers at the 2009 Washington Prevention Youth Forum.
WAMM were awarded a scholarship from Washington Attorney General Rob McKenna to represent Washington youth at the 2010 CADCA leadership Forum where they will present their music mentor training.
WAMM received the 2009 national award for excellence from the National Council on Problem Gambling for their youth created “Game Over” DVD and lesson plan

WAMM team members have presented their music to over 9000 students and educators in their first year including music keynotes at: The Washington State Youth Spring Forum, The Western Regional Conference on Problem Gambling, the Yakama Nation Youth Meth Summit, The Governors Juvenile Justice Conference, The Four Directions Tribal Problem Gambling Conference and the Washington State Tribal Youth Music Academy.
Current Washington Governor Chris Gregoire commissioned MMA to develop the first youth created violence prevention music video, ‘Hands” in 2004
Over 380 educators have completed our (MMA) approved clock hour trainings nationally including 157 in Washington state.

We are One Human Family- Chief Phil Lane Jr.

A Message from Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr. ,Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11, the Global Web-Cast of “One TheEvent”, Sunday 9/11/2011, Memorial Stadium, Seattle, Washington.

“We are One Family, the Human Family, One Race the Human Race, each of us is a Sovereignty, Ancient Imperishable and Everlasting.”

The Ancient Ones have long prophesied that through Compassion, Love, Forgiveness and the Spiritual Realization of the Prior Unity and Oneness of the Human Family, that we will realize World Peace.

The hallmark and foundation of this New World Civilization will be Unity in Diversity! This long promised realization of World Peace and the Spiritual Maturity of the Human Family will be a “Day” that will not be followed by night.

Reference

Billy Frank Jr. at American Fisheries Society annual meeting

Billy Frank Jr. at American Fisheries Society annual meeting