Sunday, October 31, 2004

Are You An Indian?

Are You An Indian?


How often have you heard or said "I'm part Indian"? If you have, then some Native American elders have something to teach you. A very touching example was told by a physician from Oregon who discovered as an adult that he was Indian. This is his story. Listen well:

First Americans in the Arts

First Americans in the Arts

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12th Annual Awards

The 12th Annual Awards were held March 20, 2004, at the Millennium Biltmore.
See the review and photos.

The 13th Annual Awards will be held March 12, 2005, at the same location..

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About FAITA 

First Americans in the Arts is a non-profit organization created to recognize, honor and promote American Indian participation in the powerful arena of the entertainment industry. Incorporating areas of film, television, music and theater. FAITA presents an annual award ceremony recognizing outstanding achievement, performances and contributions by and to the Native American Indian entertainment community.

Annual Awards

  • Serving as the principal fund-raiser for FAITA Scholarships, awarded to students pursuing careers in the area of film, television, theater and music.
  • Garnering industry-wide support, creating an alliance between the Hollywood entertainment industry and Native American Indian entertainment community, and continuing to increase communications, understanding and awareness.
  • Recognizing outstanding performances, encouraging excellence and honoring our community and culture.

Previous recipients have included: Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Valerie Red-Horse, Dawn Jackson, Yvonne Russo; Leslie Farmer and Lowell Raven. Other Native recipients included: Will Rogers, Wayne Newton, Wes Studi,  Jade Herrera, Graham Greene, Rodney Grant, Sheila Tousey, Michael Horse, Maree Cheatham, Hank Cheyne, Aurorah Allain, Irene Fredricks, David Alvarado,  and Brule´. A few of the past recipients include: Jeanne Cooper, Mitch Longley, Robbie Robertson, Evan Adams, Kateri Walker, Selina Jayne, Irene Bedard, Heather Locklear, Tantoo Cardinal, Sheri Foster, Stepfanie Kramer, Elaine Miles, Gary Farmer, August Schellenberg, Michael Greyeyes, Frank Salsedo, Tim Sampson, Zahn McClarnon, Tyler Christopher, Litefoot, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Jesse Ed Davis, John Trudell, Joy Harjo & Poetic Justice, R. Carlos Nakai, Joanne Shenandoah, Rich McCready and Juddson Linn.

You can submit names for consideration for performance awards for the present year. To submit, go to Call for Entries.

MC Michael Horse and friends Stepfanie Kramer FAITA Trustees

FAITA Profile

Board of Trustees: Bob Hicks, Chairman; Dawn Jackson, Vice-Chairman; Shawna Y. Clay, Secretary;  Joe Alarcon Diaz, Treasurer;  Harrison Lowe, Nancy Tuthill, and Kathy Peltier. Trustees serve on various committees such as: scholarship, volunteers, and entertainment.       

Commitment: First Americans in the Arts remain committed to encouraging Native tribal voices to participate in a variety of arenas, so that the enduring strength and beauty of traditional and contemporary storytelling continues for generations to come.

Future Goals

Future Goals: A film festival, archival center and library, and hall of fame, as well as a fully funded scholarship foundation to highlight Native American Indian Talent.

Donations:  As a non-profit trust, FAITA gladly accepts tax deductible donations from tribes, businesses,  corporations or individuals for our scholarship efforts and our future goals. Federal ID number provided upon request.                             

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Contact Information
Postal address:
P.O. Box 17780, Beverly Hills, CA   90209-3780


Saturday, October 30, 2004

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Friday, October 29, 2004

New Views of Saturn's Moon

The international Cassini spacecraft sent back new pictures of Titan's surface yesterday taken during a flyby within 745 miles of the hazy moon. See photos.

- Using Web Mail? Get the story here
- Cassini Mission Site

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Total Lunar Eclipse to Have Easy Viewing Hours

Total Lunar Eclipse to Have Easy Viewing Hours aol://1223:115802/aol://4344:1723.LEclipse.14688023.737325646Catch the last total eclipse of the moon until March 2007 this Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 9:14 PM ET. Viewers in the Eastern and Central United States will see the entire eclipse; Western observers will see part of it. Get viewing details.

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Sunday, October 24, 2004

The Museum Wounded Knee


Wild Spirit




He basks in beauty of his own Strength and courage as he roams Across the fields of life so blest With hours filled with happiness His countenance is filled with glory His path of life now shares a story Walks in honor of his past Strength within his shadow casts Within the vast land of his own The mother earth he calls his home His pride and love is coming through His love of nature shared with you He walks in all his gracious splendor Upon the fields of golden amber's Within the sky of alabaster Upon life's land of ever after.

~ Francine Pucillo ~
©used with permission, August, 2004.



Secrets in the passage
From years within the past
Searching and empowered
By signs in life that last

Words so sacred written
That leaves a bit of life
Upon the new discoverer
So awesome in this light

Illuminating history
Of those who went before
Leaving mark of ancients
For new life to explore

Answers may be gathered
Or perhaps they never will
Moving through depths of earth
Life's echoes gather still.

~ Francine Pucillo ~
©used with permission