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Joanelle Romero tomorrow on KAOS radio 89.3 fm 1-12-2014 AT 4pm

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We will be visiting Joanelle Romero  tomorrow on KAOS radio 89.3 fm Olympia- www.kaosradio.org. Talking about Red Nation Film Festival and its future, her book, Red Nation Television and more …. tune in and check it out!

Joanelle Romero, humanitarian, filmmaker, actress, recording artist/singer/songwriter, in 2006 launched Red Nation Media Internet and Television Channel with all Native programming.  Her accomplishments as a pioneer in film, television, non-profit organizations, educator, philanthropist, producer, director, have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.  Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico of Apache/Cheyenne, Jewish and Spanish descent, Romero was raised in Los Angeles on a variety of TV and movie sets, where she learned her craft.

As an actress, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, producer and filmmaker of American Indian performing arts including programming on her Red Nation Media Network Channel, she has entertained, inspired, moderated, enlightened the general public for the almost 3 decades. Using media as a primary tool, Romero has created a connection within Indian Country; including the film, television, music industries and to people around the world.

In 1991, Romero founded Spirit World Productions, as she saw a need for American Indian people to tell their own stories in television, film, and music. Spirit World Productions continues to American Indian films, pilots, and music, giving voices to those who would otherwise remain unheard.  Through her company’s film division Spirit World Productions, Romero has become an award-winning American Indian documentary filmmaker & drama series producer.

In 2000, Spirit World Productions released the internationally critically acclaimed Award –Winning documentary film American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be.Indian  Narrated by Ed Anser.  This film has the last footage shot of the Late Grandpa Wallace Black Elk and Former Chairwoman Mildred Clayhorn of the Ft. Sill Apache Nation.  Romero directed, produced, wrote, and scored the music for this controversial and groundbreaking film.  This documentary is the first and only film that compares Hitler’s attempted genocide of German Jews with the U.S. government’s treatment of American Indians and the lasting effects on the culture today.

To provide multiple, ongoing avenues for the exploration and presentation of contemporary and traditional American Indian performing arts, in 1995, Romero founded the non-profit organization, Red Nation Celebration (RNC). This organization premieres contemporary and traditional American Indian performing arts of diverse artistic disciplines to the mainstream media and to the global communities with the goal of encouraging understanding of the cultural traditions, performing arts, community and the advancement of indigenous nations.  Additionally, RNC educates the public on aspects of American Indian cultural and artistic expression; educates and informs the music and film industries on new talent within the American Indian community; provides youth with educational and vocational opportunities related to the music and entertainment industry; and introduces American Indian artists to larger, global mainstream audiences.

In 2005 she received the Armin T. Wegner “Humanitarian” Award for the vision to see the truth…and the courage to speak it.

Continuing her on-going work to ensure that the culture, traditions, and history of American Indians would be recognized and celebrate, Romero initiated the first annual American Indian Heritage Month with the City of Los Angeles in November 2006 and she was named “The First Lady” of American Indian Heritage Month by American Indian Spiritual Leaders.

www.RedNation.com

You are invited to an evening with Robert Greygrass

Join Raven and his guest Robert Greygrass on Sunday, 1.17.2010 on KAOS 89.3 fm radio. Tune in at 5 pm!

Come join Raven and his guest Robert Greygrass. Robert’s name in Lakota is Tagniokikpeensi. I’m Lakota, talagee, French and Irish.

Robert Owens-Greygrass ; published writer, storyteller, actor, and wellness consultant, working internationally for 15 years. An incredible polio survivor in ways physically “normal” people don’t do, he has been called by some, the poster boy for disabled persons.

He is a company member with Native Voices at the Autry, appearing on stage with them many times and has toured internationally with the Native Voices show Salvage.

From 1995 to 1996, on stage with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) 1996-97 on school tour for OSF.

Greygrass’ corporation, D’White Dog Productions LLC, keeps him touring, with his unique style to countless Schools, festivals, universities, the United Nations, prisons, and theaters. Hecontinues to produce and tour his two original one-man plays, Walking on Turtle Island and Ghost-lands of an Urban NDN, which both received critical acclaim in 2005, in Los Angeles.

In 2008 Robert wrote, starred and executive produced his 20 minute short film pilot, “Walking on Turtle Island”. Which had it’s premier as an official selection at the Ashland independent film Festival in April 2009.
Also a comedian Robert has hit some stages in L A, such as the Improv on Melrose, the Ice House, Smiles, and is hitting the college circuit with his sharp hysterical new show; “ Scalped…! What’s in my Head.”

RobertGreygrass@midwesttalent.com

http://www.walkingonturtleislandthemovie.com

http://www.turtleislandstorytellers.net/tis_oregon/transcript_r_greygrass.htm