>> Date: 24-Sep-06 10:01:27 MsgID: MC3-1-CC09-A56 ToID: 73472,324
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 www.natv.org. This section provides
visitors with a more detailed picture of NATV, featuring our Mission
Statement, Objectives, Historical Background, and our transition to a
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.
TRANSITION TO A DIGITAL FUTURE
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.
CHUCK KASTER STUDIO
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
All donors and sponsors--Corporations, Foundations, Organizations, and
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
P.O. Box 16231
Alexandria Virginia 22302
NATV is a 501c3 nonprofit multimedia organization and all contributions are
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!