Photo by StrongHearts Native Helpline.
Senior Native Affairs Policy Advisor
Caroline LaPorte is the first Native Affairs Senior Policy Advisor for the StrongHearts Native Helpline and is an immediate descendant of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. In her policy work, LaPorte, a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and who concurrently serves on the NIWRC’s Policy Team, will focus on specialized issues including criminal justice, children and youth, firearms, housing and human rights relating to domestic violence in tribal communities. Before joining StrongHearts, she worked as a family law attorney and at Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates), an organization that represents children in foster care.
LaPorte brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in Indian law and federal, tribal and state jurisdiction to StrongHearts, having held a clerk position with the Office of Tribal Justice within the Department of Justice and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians criminal justice system. She has a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Miami School of Law in Florida and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Baylor University in Texas.
#WhyWeWearRED National Global Campaign initiative aims to bring awareness to Murdered & Missing Indigenous Women, fight sexual harassment, assault, inequality for women in all kinds of workplaces, including Native Youth Matter/suicide prevention.
NWIF https://t.co/MEbl0ZAwg7 https://t.co/75yx8zWPBj
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.
Scatter Their Own on “Make No Bones About It.” July 17th, 2016 at 4pm. Tune in and experience these beautiful people! I am super excited to have a visit with our relatives.
A little bit about Scatter Their Own
Scatter Their Own out of South Dakota’s Oglala Nation share heartfelt music with the world. .” Scotti Clifford and Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford nurture and shares their thoughtful songs . The sounds of their music will rock your senses and sooth your soul. We invite you to join our conversation with this alter-Native duo. Scatter Their Own is our May Music Maker and we’ll also give away cd copies of the new album.
(Photo Credit: Scatter Their Own)
🎥 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.
Posted in Make No Bones Shows
Tagged Celia Espinoza, Connecting with Spirit, Human Rights, Indigenous, KAOS 89.3 FM, Make No Bones About It, Mexican Mestiza, Native Woman, Oceti Sakowin, Raven Redbone, Standing Rock
Tara Trudell- Poet/ Filmaker / Activist
Tara Evonne is an artist who is passionate about combining poetry and film to create a visual art form of her own. Her art focuses on being socially aware and conscious of the injustices that plague our society. Social conscious is a top priority as a she rediscovers her own word in a world that only attempts to silence the Indigenous spirit. Her goal is to illuminate the Indigenous spirit through performance art. She is of Mexican, Spanish, and Santee Sioux descent and cultivates a vision which includes representation of her ancestors and earth. She is a student of the Media Arts with a concentration in Film and Audio.