Yvonne Swan (was Wanrow), Sinixt Arrow Lakes of the Colville Confederated Tribes is known for the “Wanrow Instruction”, a 1977 case law in Washington state stemming from a 1972 shooting death of a known Caucasian child molester. When her case reached the Washington State Supreme Court the ruling changed the law regarding women and self defense across the United States. Since then countless defendants have been helped when their defense was self-defense. The precedent also made it illegal to record a person without her/or his knowledge or consent and emergency police tapes are not to be used as evidence to convict.
Yvonne also worked for the International Indian Treaty Council, the diplomatic arm of the American Indian Movement (AIM) where they continue to bring violations of Indigenous human rights to the attention of the world through the United Nations. Yvonne continues to advocate for Native Rights and continues to organize grassroots movements. She was successful in helping her people get their ancient ancestral remains returned to them and reburied.
Yvonne displayed her art during our Indigenous Peoples Day 2017.
Yvonne is talking with Jimbo Simmons.
is an underground poet from the valley of the sun; a phoenix-born, Chicago-bred hip hop MC who uses his music and poetry to empower the people while documenting the struggles of community resistance to colonization on stolen lands. His current project Until We Overcome: The Hidden Facets of Apartheid in Amerika is a literary collection of voices and stories collected from the frontlines of turtle islands’ movements for justice.
We will be hearing songs from his CD.
🎥 SPOTLIGHT EXCLUSIVE SHARE IN PERSON with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member, actor, director, producer, founder of RNFF Joanelle Romero will share her story in public for the first time at the 14th Red Nation Film Festival. November 14th. This critical event/panel will address: violence against Indigenous women, Missing & Murdered Native Women, human trafficking and the lack of our narrative in Hollywood. You do not want to miss this very important conversation. Powerful!
NATIVES N CHARGE OF THEIR NARRATIVE
14th Red Nation Film Festival #RNFFestival2017- L.A.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
7:00p | Red is Green Carpet Arrivals 5:30p
Laemmle Monica Film Center | 1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Celia Espinoza, Mexican Mestiza. She has been a coordinator with Freshet since June 2017 and became involved with Standing Rock as an organizer in my hometown in Idaho in September of 2016. We made two trips with donations to Oceti Sakowin in November and December. This movement changed my life in many ways so I am grateful to be able to reciprocate that.
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Been working on this for sometime now with the City of Olympia. The port says it needs to hear from you! Call and sign this petition. I so appreciate your help!
Support-Name Change to Billy Frank Jr. Way
- Jimmy Hallum, a Dakota 38 rider shared this story with us. 78 winters old walked from Lower Brule, SD to Ft Thompson, SD.today . It is right around 14 miles. To honor the Dakota 38 and the 2 who were later drugged, kidnapped and later hanged. The grandmothers who suffered at Crow Creek. He said his grandfather was part of the first minnesota calvary from 1858 to 1864 that escorted the dakota out of minnesota. He was also present at the execution at Mahkahtoe or blue earth. He said he wanted to walk because his grandfather rode horseback while the Dakota walked in front. So he wanted to walk behind while the Dakota rode back into Minnesota. It was cold today but he also said the Dakota really suffered at the hands of the white man back then. I want to say nina pidamiya to him for what he did today. We need more like him. Thank you Jacob Farmer for being a human being.
Quanah Parker Brightman is a Lakota Sioux and Creek Indian who was born in Oakland California. Quanah Brightman is the National President of United Native Americans Inc., a non-profit indigenous movement organization formed by Dr. Lehman L. Brightman in San Francisco, California in 1968 to promote the decolonization and unity of all Indigenous People.
In his capacity as member of UNA, Mr. Brightman has testified before the United Nations Listening Sessions and the U.S. Department of Education’s Urban Indian Education Listening and Learning Sessions and founded Idle No More in the San Francisco Bay Area. .
Quanah Parker Brightman has led and participated in many pro-indigenous protests, marches, and sit-ins throughout the United States. Mr. Brightman is a strong advocate against the many hate crimes that are affecting Indigenous people around the world. He advocates for the enforcement of all indigenous treaties made with the United States, reparations and accountability of the theft of tribal ancestral lands and natural resources, the protection of Native American sacred sites and burial sites, pro-indigenous curriculum to be taught in public schools (K-12), ending the use of the blood quantum, improving the negative image of indigenous people and ending tribal corruption in Indian gaming.
If you are interested in scheduling Quanah Parker Brightman to present a workshop or be a guest lecturer, please call (510)672-7187 or firstname.lastname@example.org