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Joanne Shenandoah is an amazing human being. Please help support her and her beautiful family. Thank you so much my relatives!

Joanne Shenandoah is an amazing human being. Please help support her and her beautiful family. Thank you so much my relatives!
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ABOUT THIS CAMPAIGN
Joanne Shenandoah is a wolf clan member of the Oneida Nation, Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois) Confederacy. She is the mother of Leah Shenandoah, the wife of Doug George-Kanentiio, the sister of five siblings and the daughter of the late Maisie Shenandoah, Oneida clanmother, and Clifford Shenandoah, an Onondaga chief. She is a composer and performer, Native American Music Award winner, the co-chair of the US Attorney General’s Task Force on Preventing Child Abuse on Indian Territory, has acted in films, written music for documentaries, sang at seven Native American US Presidential inagurations, recorded 17 award winning albums, donated thousands of hours to communities and those in need and taken an active part in combating human rights abuses while becoming an advocate for universal peace.
She has represented her people on many commissions and before many forums. She sang at the Vatican to honor St. Kateri of the Mohawks and for his Holiness the Dalai Lama. She was awarded an honorary Ph.D. in music from Syracuse University. She has performed at the Parliament of the World’s Religions; whenever asked to use her talents she has responded.
Joanne contacted a serious abdominal infection this past summer which spread to her liver and resulted in its gradual failure. She has endured 4 long hospital stays and was in an induced coma for two weeks. As a result of the infection her liver is failing and she has been placed on the New York State liver transplant list. She is now subject to infections and pnuemonia while waiting a transplant. The waiting time for a transplant in New York may take a year or more leaving Joanne subject to repeated cycles of illness. The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida does transplants at a much higher rate than in New York and is willing to take Joanne, meaning the operation and healing period is greatly reduced and she may return to good health. The Clinic requires the total payment to be made at the time of her acceptance into their program and the cost is comparable with other transplant centers.
The key is how soon this can be done. The longer Joanne waits the greater the stress on her physical health. She needs to undergo this procedure as soon as possible. The cost for the transplant, prolonged two month stay and all associated procedures is $450,000.00 which goes directly to the Mayo Clinic. Joanne’s family and friends are trying to reach this amount through insurance policies, catastrophic resources provided by the Indian Health Service and donations.
Joanne has been a beacon of light and inspiration for Native people everywhere. Her diginity and creativity has inspired and affected e she has met. She has been particulary sensitive to children and women of all backgrounds. A transplant means she can return to performing, to sharing her music and culture around the world. It means she can live. Her family is initiating this effort on behalf of one of North America’s most wonderful talents. Their gratitude, and that of Native people everywhere, will be immense. We cannot allow this light to be diminished. …”
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Alex White Plume on Make No Bones About It. Dec 27th, 2015 at 4pm

Alex White Plume

Alex White Plume

Lakota Activist Alex White Plume lives with his family and extended family on a 2,000-acre ranch near Wounded Knee Creek, SD. We will be visiting with Alex about the morning of December 29, 1890, Wound Knee Massacre and Big Foot Ride.  “The whole Sioux Nation was wounded at that last terrible massacre, and we’ve been suffering ever since. It’s true we have our own ways of healing ourselves from the genocidal wound, but there is just so much historical trauma, so much pain, so much death,” White Plume said, and he would know. It is time for us to just listen, thank you Alex White Plume for your willingness to share with us on KAOS Radio, this Sunday, Dec 27th, 2015 at 4pm. Tune in http://www.kaosradio.org

Native Storytellers connect us to the past and future. Healing History: Let’s make it right: Time for us all to heal. -on KAOS 89.3fm 4-8pm 1-26-2014

Native Storytellers Connect us to the past and the future. Healing History: Let’s make it right. Time to heal.

Make No Bones About It and View from the Shore.

Sunday, January 26th, 2014, from 4-8 pm, tune into KAOS radio 89.3 fm

www.kaosradio.org— with Robert G BlackfootRaven, Harvest Moon, Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Roderick Harris, Robert TheRise Frederiksen, Gary Wessels-Galbreath and Olivia Hart  at KAOS Community Radio.

NATIVE STORYTELLING EVENT

Come hear about some of the conditions in Indian Country. Learn how you too can GET INVOLVED.

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I am putting this out there because it is getting colder in most places and its been cold in other places for some time now. There are children and elders without the items they need to stay warm. Goodthinking is shipping out items to many different areas in Indian Country. it will help bring more warmth to the people. I will be collecting donations at the door to help with the shipping cost along with gently used clothing, blankets etc. Come and learn how you can be a part of the healing.

GOODTHINKING 4 ALL OUR RELATIONS:
A family organization, that knows without your support we can do very little.
Will you help us answer a child’s prayer?
Good Thinking 4 All Our Relations Addresses the Needs of Impoverished Tribes, the ‘Seemingly Forgotten.’
Come hear about some of the conditions in Indian Country. Learn how you too can GET INVOLVED.
• REALITY OF REZ. LIFE
Who: Kisa , Founder of GOODTHINKING 4 ALL OUR RELATIONS
When: November 22th, 2013
Time: 7 pm
Where: Traditions
http:// 4allourrelations.org/