Thursday, September 28, 2006

Hummmm Okay will past on this Fwd: About NDN TV in US

Subj: [NativeVue] Native American Television Inc. needs help 
Date: 9/28/2006 12:52:06 AM Central Standard Time
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Subj: [Native Truth] NA Radio show ... What Will You Do!? Time Is Running
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Time is Running Short For Us to have Our Own Television Network by the
First of the Year!

I Hear All of you who Cry about how We're Not Represented as American

Wouldn't It Be Nice To Watch The NAMMY's Instead of just Read About Them!?

So What Are You Going To Do About It!?

The Native American Television Network is so close to kicking off. Just
like PBS, NATV needs a certain amout of public donations to get their
government grants and even those won't cover the start-up costs.

They need our help! Please pass this request everywhere. I just sent 20
bucks. Even if it's $1, $2, $5 or $10 it ALL counts and it ALL adds up!

Please pass the word and donate a tax deductible buck or two if you can!

Native American Television Inc.

Will you let another year go by without Our own television Network?



NATV is the acronym for Native American Television, Inc., a Washington,
D.C. based nonprofit news and multimedia technology training organization.
NATV's primary focus for day-to-day news and information is its digital
website, Native Online, located at This section provides
visitors with a more detailed picture of NATV, featuring our Mission
Statement, Objectives, Historical Background, and our transition to a
Digital future.



NATV's mission is to serve Native America by using 21st Century multimedia
technology to inform and educate our fellow Americans about Native American
issues, history and culture, while providing educational technology
training to tribal community students in Digital Studio Production, Web
Development, Journalism and Governmental Awareness.


NATV is committed to achieving the following objectives:

1. To create a nationwide grassroots network for gathering news and
information about and from tribal communities throughout the Nation;

2. To enhance and strengthen the technological capabilities of all Native
American news organizations to report on issues, events and personalities
from Washington, D.C.;

3. To establish a technology training center and institute in Washington,
D.C. to offer professional certification to Native American students in
areas of Digital Studio Production and Web Development, and educational
courses in Journalism and Governmental Awareness.


NATV is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, incorporated as Native American
Television on June 8, 1990. Founded by the late Charles "Chuck" Kaster,
NATV was established for the purpose of training Native American students
in news reporting while producing quality television programming about
Native American issues, history and culture. For over a decade, NATV
operated primarily from Chuck's basement where he had established a media
center to train Native American students in studio production and field
work. Off-site and in the field, NATV covered numerous Native American
events, such as Native American PowWows held on the national mall in
Washington, D.C.; the opening of the Smithsonian Institution's American
Indian Museum; and the American Indian Inaugural Ball of 2001. In 1996 and
1997, NATV worked closely with the Pequot Indian Nation to produce videos
of their Schemitzun PowWows, and during the summer of 2005 reported on the
National PowWow held at Washington's MCI Center.

As a news gathering organization, NATV has covered a multitude of issues of
importance to Native America such as Education, Environment, Health Care,
and Housing, in addition to the more controversial issues of Gaming,
Sovereignty, and Trust Reform. On numerous occasions, the organization has
provided video production assistance to other organizations that are also
involved with Native Americans such as the American Indian Society and the
National Congress of American Indians. There is every expectation that
NATV will continue to provide these same quality services in the future,
but with a greater emphasis on technology.


When NATV was formed, television was the predominant communication vehicle
for viewing news in American and throughout the world. NATV's sole mission
was to train Native American students in television broadcasting, news
reporting and studio production. Today, with more and more news
organizations moving toward 24/7 multimedia coverage, NATV will be using
the Internet as a major communication tool to provide online video, news
and commentary about Native American issues, history and culture as it
moves toward establishing America's first Native American cable television
station in the Nation's capitol.

Dedicated to keeping founder Chuck Kaster's dream alive of educating and
training Native American students, NATV's multimedia Washington Semester
technology training program in Digital Studio Production, Web Development,
Journalism and Governmental Awareness does just that.

Given the importance of students developing job skills that will enable
them to become more competitive in a global job market, NATV is attempting
to answer the educational "Call to Arms" articulated by author Thomas L.
Friedman in his popular bestseller "The World is Flat." In terms of
technology training, NATV is committed to "No Native American Child Left

Just as acquiring technology skills in Web Development and Digital Studio
Production will enhance a student's ability to obtain technology-related
jobs, NATV's Journalism and Governmental Awareness curriculums will enable
students to develop a more thorough understanding of the News Media as well
learning how the American federal government works. With studio production
and training facilities strategically located in the Hall of States-just
across the street from the U.S. Capitol building-NATV is convenient to
national newsmakers, policymakers, and other news media.


The studio, located in Suite 524 of the Hall of States in Washington DC,
now bears the name "Chuck Kaster Studio," to honor the memory of NATV's
founder who died in September 2002. "Chuck always wanted to have a
permanent facility to train Native American students in news gathering and
studio production. This studio, which will house America's first Native
American cable television station in Washington, D.C. will be a major first
step in fulfilling Chuck's dream and in recognizing his commitment to
helping Native Americans" said Executive Director Randy Flood.

Your Help Is Needed Now!

Every Dollar Counts, If you and a friend send in just $10.00 and encourage
others to do the same. NATV can be up and running across multiple cable
networks by October of 2006.

Are you ready for real Native Television?

Then here's what you can do:



Corporate, Foundation and Individual contributions are greatly appreciated.
Donations are crucial to funding NATV's day to day nonprofit operations in
the studio, in our field operations, and for our educational training


All donations will support:

· Technology training for Native American students in Digital Video
Production and Web Development; · Journalism and Governmental Awareness
Workshops, and Speakers' Programs; · General operations funding for NATV's
news gathering operations and online communications; · Film production and
editing costs associated with producing educational programs for and about
Native Americans

All donors and sponsors--Corporations, Foundations, Organizations, and
Individuals--will receive:

Acknowledgement of their financial support on NATV's website;

Public recognition at all NATV-sponsored events and workshops;

Citation in all NATV information and marketing materials.

All contributions to NATV are greatly appreciated. Simply download our
donation form and mail it with your check, payable to "NATV, Inc." at the
following address:

NATV, Inc.
P.O. Box 16231
Alexandria Virginia 22302

NATV is a 501c3 nonprofit multimedia organization and all contributions are
tax deductible.

You Can Also Pay By Credit Card On The Website!

Don't Let This Chance For Us To Have Our Own Television Network Go By!

What Will You Do!? Time Is Running Short!


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Native Revolution Film Festival


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Hosted By::
Cathy Rexford

Tuesday Oct 24, 2006
at 1:00 PM

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Native Art Update

Created new MySpace group: Native American Fine Art and Artists

Getting ready for Santa Fe Indian Market August 19-20. It's gonna be awesome! Be there or be square!

My name is Paul Kabotie. I am Hopi and Santa Clara Pueblo from the Southwest. Native American Art is my passion. I love traveling to shows around the country. I grew up amidst the arts my entire life. I founded Native Art Network to cultivate appreciation for Native American Fine Art and to support Native artists, families and communities.

Native American Art

About the picture:
I created this work to reflect my vision of Native Art Network. The circle is a Crow design, from my wife's tribe, created by artist Ann Pisano and converted to a graphic by my friend Kirsten Olivet of Niche Media One. To me it symbolizes the bold yet gentle energy my wife Lesley brings to my life and to the world. The motifs in the background are Hopi designs that represent the arts that have surrounded me my whole life and have become a part of who I now am. The downward facing wedge design on the right symbolize my spirit and the brown hands represent the creativity of all Indigenous Artists.

The colored checkerboard pattern represents my particular artistic medium and creative outlet - the computer keyboard - where I spend countless hours doing art, computer programming, and networking with y'all. 


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9/20/2006 7:05 PM


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Fwd: From Native Vue: Our features.

  • The Bureau of Caucasian Affairs
  • Bury My Guilt at Wounded Knee (Hollywood “Discovers” the Indians. Again.)
  • Not in Hollywood, Girl: A Mohawk and Cheeseburger
  • Paul Rickard’s “The Winter Chill”…or “How to Make a Quality Short Film by Somebody Who’s Done Just That”
  • Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards
  • The Denver Indigenous Film and Arts Festival
  • AIFI Tribal Touring Program Give a Voice (and Camera) to Native Youth
  • Gang Aftermath: Not “Just Another Stupid Indian Kid”
  • Dude, Where’s My Hank?
  • Tim Ramos, California Indian

    WE ARE NOW LIVE!! Check us out:

    Tuesday, September 26, 2006

    Fwd:[NativeVue] Mother's Writing Workshop:)

    May be of interest for all you aspiring writers!!

    Joanne Arnott, for the Mothers Writing Workshop Advisory Group

    MOTHER'S JOURNEY: "The time between conception and the first breath"
    MARIA CAMPEBELL, Master Class: call for grandmothers and mothers, who are also established and/or emerging writers

    Maria Campbell, Metis mother and grandmother, will lead eight to ten
    established and/or emerging indigenous women artists in a week-long intensive writing retreat, to take place on the west coast in May,
    2007.   Maria Campbell's breakthrough book, HALFBREED (1973) has been followed by significant work in theatre and film, as well as books for children and for adults, including the beautiful and satisfying
    collection from Metis oral traditions, STORIES OF THE ROAD ALLOWANCE PEOPLE (1995).  A long-time activist for women's and Aboriginal people's rights, a mentor and teacher to many, Maria Campbell is a Distinguished Canadian who has received many honours and awards from aboriginal, academic, and arts communities.  Four of her books have been translated into four languages and published in eight countries, and two of her plays have also toured internationally.

    The Mothers Writing Workshop will gather diverse aboriginal mothers and grandmothers, who already have some artistic practice in place, to focus on writing our experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, and mothering.  Beginning our work immersed in oral tradition and storytelling, we will turn our focus to writing our lives as mothers. In order to maintain our ceremonial space and internal focus of energies, use of telephones and internet-access during our time together are discouraged, and childcare should be arranged separate from the workshop environment.

    The Mothers Writing Workshop will be held in B.C. (location and venue to be confirmed).  Writers will have the option of submitting work generated from this workshop for inclusion in a future anthology. Participants will also be invited to take part in associated public readings and events, scheduled before and after the intensive writing retreat.  Travel and accommodation will be provided. Participants are encouraged to travel light: pencil and paper required.  Rain gear is recommended.

    Women interested in participating are invited to submit applications
    by October 30, 2006.  There is no application form.  Please write a
    cover letter expressing your interest in this workshop, how it may be
    of benefit to you in your ongoing artistic development, and submit
    this along with a brief author bio, c.v. (curriculum vitae),
    publications list, and a brief sample of your writing (any genre,
    published or unpublished). Please note whether financial assistance
    for childcare will be required at the time of application, or as early
    as possible; although we will make every effort to assist, provision
    of childcare funds cannot be guaranteed.

    Electronic submissions are encouraged:

    Or mail submissions to:
    Selection Committee, Mothers Writing Workshop,
    110– 8700 General Currie Road
    Richmond, B.C.
    V6Y 1M2

    Monday, September 25, 2006

    Shonto Begay Artist, Author & Educator





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    bio & booking

    media & cool sites




    Shonto Begay
    Artist, Author & Educator

    Speaking Engagements

    During visits to schools, corporations and organizations, Shonto  uses demonstrations, visuals and kindness toconvey his lifeas a Native American and how it shaped his art. Costs vary depending on travel, etc. To book Shonto to inspire your audience, please call Shonto at 213-0087 or e-mail

    A professional artist since 1983, Shonto spends his time painting and speaking to audiences of all ages. His art has been shown in more than 50 shows in galleries and museums including The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian in Santa Fe, the American Indian Contemporary Arts 's museum in San Francisco and Phoenix Art Museum.

    Shonto attended Bureau of Indian Affairs boarding schools all over the Navajo Reservation and high school in Kayenta. He received an Associate's of Fine Art degree at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California College of Arts and Crafts.

    He worked as a National Park Service ranger for ten years at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming and Navajo National Monument in Arizona.

    Shonto speaks to audiences of all ages. He presents his personal history as a Navajo who happens to draw upon his culture in its modern context. He illustrates his talks with slides and prints and gives short art lessons to students.

    "I have always had a love for art. From a very young age, I found excitement in the experience of drawing. To recreate facets of my universe in varying degrees has always been my life's adventure.

    I was born in a hogan in Shonto, Arizona. My parents are traditional Navajo people. My father is a medicine man, and my mother weaves rugs and herds sheep.

    My message is simple. Build bridges through the arts and stories of your culture, validate and share these visions and voices. Celebrate your personal identity through the arts. In my talks, I am as much a student as I am a teacher," says Shonto.




    All images on this website © Shonto Begay. All rights reserved.












    Friday, September 22, 2006

    Review For This Week at NativeVue; with click links at boxes

    This Week…




    ¨       bro’Town, New Zealand’s “Aboriginal South Park Premiere on APTN

    ¨       “How to Review a Bad Movie”  (Or better Yet, Avoid Them Altogether)

    ¨       Native Voices at the Autry Call for Scripts

    ¨       Review of  The Winter Chill




    ¨    Misty confronts the Hollywood pressures to conform in her straight-talking blog about anorexia, the female ideal and more…




    ¨       Filmmaker Paul Rickard talks about making his first dramatic film, The Winter Chill

    ¨       Info about the upcoming American Indian Film Festival

    ¨       Call for Pitches from the ImagineNATIVE Film Festival




    ¨       Robbie Robertson earns national Canadian honors

    ¨       Rob’s PEACE PARTY comic book makes its television debut

    ¨       Indians on Star Trek

    ¨       Mel Gibson (‘nuff said…)

    ¨       PBS series Indian Pride

    ¨       Read more for great news and great commentary…



    NativeVue Update











    Coming Soon in NativeVue

    ¨       What’s so Funny? A look at Native humor in film and print

    ¨       Film Festival updates

    ¨       Bury My Guilt at Wounded KneeHollywood’s Infatuation with White guilt and Indian stereotypes

    ¨       Upcoming guests on Suzette Amaya’s ThinkNDN radio show

    ¨       An overview of Sleepdancer along with Rod Pocowatchit’s perspective on movie-making

    ¨       Feature of filmmaker and musician Darren Gordy

    ¨       The kids behind the lens at Longhouse Media

    ¨       Up-to-date entertainment and media news from Canada’s APTN

    ¨       Dennis Allen’s poignant story, My Father, My Teacher

    ¨       Stay tuned for more….:)




    Join us on our forum for breaking news and even better conversation!


    "'real time' native cinema and media news"

    Thursday, September 21, 2006

    HOPE (Visions of Whitefeather) Film to watch!

    HOPE (Visions of Whitefeather) Film to watch!
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    if you click on the last box to the will make the video full screen
    directed by Catherine Margerin
    Visionary Willy Whitefeather
    produced by Mary Mathaisell

    This animated visual film short you are about to see is a story of prophecy.
    The story of man going down the wrong path, with one day the possibility of finding the path of peace and love. What we are seeing around the world with wars, genocide, diseases, climate change such as global warming, and potential earth changes that have been foretold by many seers and indigenous peoples. This is that story in animated visuals and soundtrack that will shake you to your roots. We must shift to this path, without hesitation.

    Directed by Catherine Margerin, produced by Luna Media. Its is being posted with consent and vision of Willy Whitefeather, visionary for "HOPE"

    Bruce Weaver is currently working on a feature documentary which has this story come to life with interviews with such visionaries as Willy Whitefeather and many other visionary and seers of our time.

    "Hope" is a unique and powerful short film with a message of peace for the future. Combining animation, archival footage and live action, in a multi-layered non-linear story, the film brings the viewer on a fascinating journey through human existence. 'Hope' is shaped around the knowledge and ideas of Willy Whitefeather, a man in his sixties of Cherokee ancestry, a fascinating storyteller, healer, survivalist and an individual of wisdom and heart. Using traditions and stories from Native American and world cultures, the film combines dreams, images and reminiscences from our collective memory to send a message of hope for the future. Now is the time to reconnect with Spirit, to recognize the effects of our actions, to evaluate the underlying causes of suffering and to reshape our life and our world into a harmonious one.
    The film has a visually superb and beautifully dynamic look. The animated scenes are in styles reminiscent of Pueblo pottery design, Sioux painted hides, Petroglyph drawings and Hopi mural paintings. The sound track is similarly layered with the sounds of a beating heart, breathing, wooden flutes, drums, rattles, a traditional Cherokee lullaby and original music. "Hope" urges us to change course and follow a path of wisdom, responsibility, beauty, simplicity and gentleness. Catherine Margerin, a commercial director, known for her unique painterly style animation, is the director of "Hope".

    "Shadow" (Sombras) - 2002 American bisons

    "Shadow" (Sombras) - 2002
    American bisons
    Original artwork in colored pencil, watercolor and airbrush

    It's International Day of Peace

    Wiping The Tears Of Seven Generations, Praying for World peace 

    Wiping The Tears Of Seven Generations
    The Award Winning Documentary Of The Bigfoot Memorial Ride
    Celebrating The Resurgence Of Lakota, Sioux Culture And Spirituality



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                                     - Peace on Earth -
           ...Still a dream, but together we can make it come true!

    Sunday, September 17, 2006

    Fwd: Kansas foxes moved to Res

    Subj: [nativeartsculture] Kansas foxes moved to Res 
    Date: 9/14/06 11:49:10 AM Central Daylight Time

    This came through in another group and thought it was interesting and wanted to share


    Kansas foxes heading to S.D.

    The Associated Press

    Monday, September 11, 2006

    Gif Picture of a fox family:)

    Hays — Dozens of swift foxes have been rounded up in western Kansas for relocation to South Dakota, where an Indian tribe wants to reintroduce the little canines on its reservation.

    Native to Plains grasslands, the swift fox — small and speedy, averaging less than 10 pounds — disappeared over the decades from entire swaths of North American habitat, including the 221,000-acre reservation of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe in central South Dakota.

    “We don’t have any foxes on the reservation,” said biologist Shaun Grassel, who led the tribe’s team. About two-thirds of South Dakota is the animal’s historic range, Grassel added, but “for a variety of reasons, they pretty much went extinct.”

    Setting up camp Sept. 1 at Scott State Park in Logan County, the team spent several days trapping 20 male and 20 female swift foxes. Once caught, each animal is vaccinated and has a blood sample drawn.

    The tribe’s effort is the third in South Dakota. The Turner Endangered Species Fund and the Badlands National Park are also working to reintroduce the fox.

    The tribe’s project has been in the works since 2004, when Grassel first looked at the feasibility of the effort. That’s when he made contact with other states, including Kansas, that have surplus populations of the swift fox.

    Before he could start trapping, Grassel needed a permit from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. He had nothing but positive words for the agency and for the state, which — like South Dakota — is a member of the Swift Fox Conservation Team.

    “Kansas has been wonderful to work with,” Grassel said.

    Saturday, September 16, 2006

    Fwd: J-land chat for September

    Saturday, September 16, 2006
    Subject: J-Land, Guido says its time to chat again!
    Time: 5:10:00 PM CDT
    Author:  viviansullinwank

    If you've ever been to a J-Land chat before, you know how much fun they can be. Thanks to Guido (aka pharmolo), having J-Land chats more frequently is about to begin. The next J-Land chat is...well, let me just quote Guido--

    Just a reminder that the J-land chat for September is taking place this coming Sunday 17 September at 8pm British Time, 3pm EDT and 12noon PDT. It should last for about 2 hours, although there is no limit on duration.

    Anyone confused about their timezone should visit my clock-site

    The link to the chatroom can be found in the sidebar to my journal and can
    ONLY be accessed through the AOL client software.

    Let's hope for an evening / afternoon without connection issues and let's make it a chat to remember.

    Pass the word round please!!!

    See you all there,

    AOL Home pages? ;)

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