Daily Archives: August 7, 2014

Max Gail Jr. on the next “Make No Bones About It.” 8-10-2014 5pm

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Max Gail, Secretary of the Board, is a teacher, actor, musician and director and has a degree in Economics from Williams College and an MBA from the  University of Michigan.  Max has been involved in social and environmental  activism for the last 30 years.  He also founded Local Access Places (LAP), which  was SEE’s first project.

Back in 1980, portable video was very new and I had been playing a cop in the Barney Miller TV show and spending the rest of my time on the life learning curve with AIM (American Indian Movement) and MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) activists. I felt there was a way to share the connectedness we humans have to each other and all of life that is expressed in the Lakota prayer Mitakuye Oyasin…”for all my relations.” Inspired by “on the road” story telling from Jack Kerouac to Charles Kuralt, and anticipating perhaps music videos and Real People/Real World TV, I collaborated with film makers, artists and activists to integrated audio video recording with our travels and gatherings throughout the year. I thought of it as a “docu-musical,” and called it “For All My Relations.” At the center were my two inspiring older brothers Floyd Red Crow Westerman and David Amram. A small piece of that video is in the wonderful film being premiered at the festival this year, “David Amram: The first 80 Years.” But it was all “too radical” for the ABC network at the time in a country that was swinging into the Reagan era.

 

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Protect the Sacred: Save Hickory Ground -8-10-2014 at 4pm

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Protect the Sacred:  Save Hickory Ground

(Oce Vpofv–o chee uh Bo fuh) 

We will be speaking to :

George Thompson Traditional Chief of Hickory Ground (Oce Vpofv –o chee uh Bo fuh)  over 40 years and recently appointed supreme court justice for the Muskogee Creek Nation will share the traditional view on things.

Suzanna Shown Harjo, Muskogee creek and Cheyenne. poet ,writer and native activist she is the president of Morning Star Institute has gotten back over a million acres for tribes wrote many sacred protection laws, has protected numerous sacred places, is on the frontlines over the mascot issue and many other native rights issues including saving hickory ground and burial grounds of the Muskogee people.

Brendan Ludwick, Kickapoo, attorney for Hickory Ground

Wayland Gray, Council member at Hickory Ground and Native Activist.

Robert Trepp,Muskogee creek and a Muskogee historian.

William Bailey former Poarch Creek citizen and council member,

Save Hickory Ground  webpage

Save Hickory Ground Facebook