|Date:||Feb 26, 2008 3:51 PM|
|Subject:||"Tanka" at all you do.|
A shared outlook on what it means to be "Tanka" at all you do.|
from Nakota Designs Inc... part of the creative design team behind the Tanka Bar brand.
"Tanka" can be interpreted as meaning, large, or grand or great.... with this interpretation one can see it as something they can all strive to be in our individual lives... Tanka "at its grandest".. all you do in life... at its grandest.
How cool is that? That interpretation makes you responsible for all of your actions... for living your life at its grandest... cause and affect... for the good of all.
With this awareness on life, a bigger picture is painted for us... on what being "Tanka" can mean for each of us on an individual bases. Life at its grandest! How powerful is that? Being "tanka" being grand or great at all we do in life... is the very essence of life itself. it is an awareness of life... a way of life that works.
Together we can build this awareness... through sharing of knowledge and education, realizing "who we are"... WE ARE, Thriving Nations meant to be all we can be... meant to be "tanka" at all we do... it is what our elders would want us to do... this is what our Mother Earth expects of us... it what we must do, for our children and for the betterment of their futures... after all we are all native to this planet... we are all as ONE with all that is.
Being "Tanka" to me... means being a whole person... a person who is balanced physically, emotionally, mentally, intellectually... and spiritually. Being aware... aware of life and all of lifes gifts.
And being "Tanka" is being this example for others... and empowering others to be this as well.
As Creative Director for Nakota Designs, I can say we were honored to share in the vision of this native business venture, Native American Natural Foods and the Tanka Bar... a powerful brand, a powerful identity that is reaching out to so many people... one that is true to its roots, true to its beliefs and is committed to helping the People, the Buffalo and Mother Earth... to help us all live in a native way of wellness that feeds mind, body and spirit.
Personally I think it is quite inspiring to think of life as "Tanka". And personally I think it is inspiring for us to raise our children in such a way... inspire them to be and do all they can with what life has to offer them.
Support Tanka Bar... support NANF at all they do... they are truly inspirational... they are truly "tanka".
Tanka Bar myspace URL: http://www.myspace.com/tankabar - www.tankabar.com
thanks for all you do. walt
posted by: walt pourier (www.nakotadesigns.com) 303-255-1730 email@example.com
Myspace URL: http://myspace.com/nakotadesigns1
To most people, music and video piracy isn’t really that bad; sorta like getting paid under the table for painting your neighbor’s house or grabbing a few butter mints from the bulk food bins. No big deal. Nobody is hurt and you even get to hear music and watch movies at a price you can afford.
No big deal, of course, unless you happen to be the artist whose property is being stolen. Then, it’s a big deal indeed, especially for artists who aren’t millionaire celebs, which by the way, describes the vast majority. Most musicians, performers and filmmakers aren’t rich at all—their dedication is rolled up with plenty o’ sweat and sacrifice and a woefully low income.
That’s why the indignation of Native artists has reached a fevered pitch on what's been happening on the Navajo Nation in full public view. Although it is outlawed federally, bootlegging is not illegal on the reservation allowing swindlers to counterfeit DVDs and CDs from major performers as well as struggling indie filmmakers and Native musicians.
The Navajo victims of this scam have had enough. In April, legislation will go before the Tribal Council to enact anti-piracy laws for the first time on the Navajo Nation. Sponsored by Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie, the new law will enforce what the Feds have ruled illegal for a long time—the stealing of another’s intellectual and artistic property for personal gain. It is way overdue and we strongly support Yazzie’s proposal.
Pirates of the Navajo Nation, which includes interviews with comedian/actor James Junes; members of the bands Blackfire and Ethnic de Generation, as well as the owners of a local video store and others impacted by bootlegging. I urge you to watch, because what you’ll see and hear is definitely a big deal—for the artists, the store owners and the taxpayers of the Navajo Nation.
Stay tuned, we will be covering this issue in the weeks to come…
THE INVESTORS OF DEATH AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN BURMA
yea want to do something for the suffering of Burma. Like I said, the
most powerful tool we have is the all mighty dollar. This is only a
small list but as you soon will see, it has many strange bedfellows.
List provided by Burma: On line News and Analysis. It is absolutely
disgusting to read their responses to their investing in the criminal
government of Burma. And they should be tried for financing this
military junta whence junta officials are finally arrested. The
atrocities from Cambodia perpetrated by the Khmer Rouge finally came to
justice. And the new Killing fields of Burma will also have this
conclusion. The companies listed below will also stand trial for their
financial support of death. And we the people of the Earth must
remember who they are.
Daewoo International of South Korea
with gas exploration they also have numerous other enterprises. Take a
long hard look at the shelves of any store. You will find TV's,
Radio's, DVD Players, Cars and trucks. One strange bedfellow just
happens to be General Motors. Fact is, Daewoo of South Korea is well
entrenched with the Burmese Military Junta and have gleaned quite a
handsome profit from this nation. And of course, they are invested in
Burma's gas fields.
are all long-time investments. They can’t be easily changed because of
domestic issues. Politics is politics. Economics is economics.”
Chevron Texaco of the United States
Chevron Phillips Chemical (CPChem), GS Caltex and Mrs. Beasley cookie
company. They are invested heavily in Burma's gas fields. With record
breaking profits every quarter you'd think they would not be so greedy.
Every drop of their oil and gas is nothing better than drops of human
community development programs also help improve the lives of the
people they touch and thereby communicate our values, including respect
for human rights.”
Total of France
Chevron, they are heavily invested in Burmese gas. Their excuse is that
they are convinced they will help the people of Burma. In all
actuality, they are invested in death and wholesale murder of ethnic
people. When will the lives of human beings take priority over capital
gains? Surely the people of France will be appalled whence they know
are convinced that through our presence we are helping to improve the
daily lives of tens of thousands of people who benefit from our social
and economic initiatives.”
Nippon Oil of Japan
like the rest of the greedy oil profit hungry companies. They are
heavily invested in Burma's gas and inadvertently financing the killing
machine of the criminal military government of Burma. Again, the people
of Japan would be appalled by this statement from this company. It is
not the people of these countries, it's the greedy people of these
corporations who've placed profits over human rights.
“We see the political situation and energy business as separate matters.”
PTT Public Company Ltd. of Thailand
They are invested in many ways with this military junta. Of course gas is a primary cause for their greed and total disregard for human suffering.
have invested in Burma over the past decade. Despite the political
conflict, the benefits from the projects will go to people of both
The Olympic Games in Beijing and all the corporations who participate in them.
This should be a no brainer since the very essence of these games is smeared with human blood from the onset, the blood of innocent Chinese people. 1.5 million human beings were displaced to accommodate this Olympic Blood Letting, some by force. Course even at this writing people are being arrested in China
"Good neighborly and friendly policy" toward Myanmar "serves the interest of the people in Myanmar and also in China,"
Let us not forget the textile companies from Japan who are planning to move to Burma to enjoy the slave labor. Let us learn the name brands they represent and the companies who buy their wares. Let the world know who sells their cloths and textiles. Know the names of the corporate leaders for they are no different than Kaing Guek Eav and his involvement in the Killing Fields of Cambodia. People of these nations and the world unite and seek out other investors in Burma for this list is only the tip of the ice berg.
Have a nice day.
Your Devil's Advocate
On-line TV and Movie watching List:
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|New Short Film to View Online
|The short documentary film "Pirates of the Navajo Nation" is now complete and available for your viewing on our website.
Viewing requirements are:
QuickTime 7 Minimum
File Size: 49 MB (yeah, it's huge, but worth it)
Run Time: 22 minutes
File Location: http://www.sheepheadfilms.com/pirates_final.mov
The Navajo Nation anti-piracy legislation (spnsored by Council Delegate Edmund Yazzie) will go before the Navajo Nation Council this April for the Spring Session. We encourage everyone that supports this legislation to come out to the Navajo Nation Council Chambers in Window Rock, AZ to show your support to enact anti-piracy laws into Navajo Nation Law. An official press release will be available as soon as the April dates for the Navajo Nation Council Spring Session are available.
Feel free to pass this information to anyone interested.
Shonie and Andee De La Rosa
|Date:||Feb 24, 2008 8:00 AM|
The Longest Walk
|Body:||The Longest Walk began on February 11, 2008 in San Francisco and will be traveling through Colorado beginning on March 14, 2008 on their journey to Washington D.C.. They will be taking rest days in Pueblo and at The Sand Creek Memorial, if you would like to help out with activities, food, water, or even socks please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.longestwalk.org.|
2nd Annual Monument Valley Film Festival Call for Submissions
The 2nd Annual Monument Valley Film Festival is making a call for entries to all Native American film makers for this year’s 2008 festival. This year’s festival will be held July 4-6, 2008 here on the Navajo Nation in Kayenta, Arizona. Like the previous year, the […]
BOY COT These
COMPANIES And Watch Gas Prices Fall/ONT>
These companies import Middle Eastern oil :
Shell........................... 205,742,000 barrels
Chevron/Texaco......... 144,332,000 barrels
Exxon /Mobil............... 130,082,000 barrels
Marathon/Speedway... 117,740,000 barrels
Citgo.......from South America , from a Dictator who hates AmericansIf you do the math at $30/barrel, these imports amount to over $18 BILLION! (oil is now over $90 a barrel and heading to $100.00/)
I close my eyes,
only for a moment, and the moment's gone
All my dreams,
pass before my eyes, a curiosity
Dust in the wind,
all they are is dust in the wind
Same old song,
just a drop of water in an endless sea
All we do,
crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see
Dust in the wind,
All we are is dust in the wind
Don't hang on,
nothing lasts forever but the earth and sky
It slips away,
and all your money won't another minute buy
Dust in the wind,
All we are is dust in the wind
(All we are is dust in the wind)
Dust in the wind,
(Everything is dust in the wind)
Everything is dust in the wind
|Date:||Feb 23, 2008 12:33 PM|
|Subject:||NVision + MTV = 4Real !!! [ please repost! ]|
Nawa All . . .
We're so pleased to bring the following news from the NVision camp! Please check it out, and repost it! Big things only in 2008!
N V I S I O N
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NVision to be Featured on International TV Series
NVision is excited to announce the premiere of the 4REAL TV series on CTV and MTV in Canada and the National Geographic Channel globally. 4REAL is a series of half-hour episodes hosted by Sol Guy that takes celebrity guests on adventures around the world to connect with young leaders who, under extreme circumstances, are affecting real change on some of the most pressing issues of our time. NVision was selected to be featured with actor Casey Affleck ("Ocean's Thirteen" & "Gone Baby Gone") in one of the eight episodes produced.
In 4REAL Pawnee, host Sol Guy takes Casey Affleck to the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma to meet NVision. NVision is a collective of Native artists and community leaders who use hip hop, popular culture, film and visual and performing arts to empower Native youth. Sol and Casey check out the launch of the NVision tour that will travel to Native reservations and cities with urban Native populations. The tour, which includes workshops and concerts, promotes the message of the importance of leadership, empowerment and cultural pride. Sol and Casey also witness the challenges of reservation life that are often invisible to mainstream society. They are inspired not only by NVision’s passionate effort to combat despair, but by the overall pride and resilience of the Pawnee community.
4REAL airs nationally on MTV and CTV starting April 2008. Also in April, 4REAL will air globally on National Geographic Channels International (not including Canada, U.S., and U.K.) in 166 countries and 35 languages. Beyond the exposure that 4REAL provides, these young leaders are partners in the show, with 50 per cent of the show's profits going directly to their initiatives.
Other Celebrity guests for Season One are Cameron Diaz, Mos Def, Joaquin Phoenix, Eva Mendes, Casey Affleck, K'NAAN, M.I.A. and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The shows take you on unique adventures with these celebrities, but ultimately it's the young leaders who emerge as the stars. 4REAL inspires viewers with stories of their courage, creativity and dedication to tackling issues such as poverty, environment, health, children's and indigenous rights, drugs and violence in their communities and beyond.
To learn more about 4REAL, NVision's episode and join 4REAL's network of people worldwide committed to youth, social justice and change, visit 4Real.com. To learn more about NVision and the NVision Tour, visit on the world wide web or on myspace.
Canadian Television - Coming in mid-March to CTV
All 8 episodes of Season One will air on MTV in Canada starting Monday, April 14 at 8 PM.
4REAL will air globally in April 2008 on National Geographic International Channels (not including Canada, U.S., and U.K.) in 166 countries and 35 languages.
Nat Geo Adventure Asia
April 23, 2008 Wednesday 10:30 PM
Nat Geo Adventure Italy
April 9, 2008 Wednesday 10:30 PM
April 23, 2008 Wednesday 10:00 PM
NGC Latin America
April 23, 2008 Wednesday 10:00 PM
April 16,2008 Wednesday 11:00 PM
|Date:||Feb 21, 2008 8:44 AM|
N8V, Bunky Echo-Hawk, Vaughn Eaglebear, & Ben-Alex - 3/28/08
|Date:||Feb 22, 2008 10:44 AM|
|:||Australia Apologizes to Aborigines|
Hello from Tanka Bar!
Here is an interesting news story that caught my eye last week and I have been thinking about this. Australia's government has apologized for the mistreatment of its native people at the highest level of office possible. I find this very interesting because many of Australia's policies and tactics dealing with its "Native Problem" have been directly copied and pasted from the history of the United States. They have gone through attempted extermination to assimilation using the same style of boarding schools that once plagued our own country and that we still see the effects of even today.
You could easily say that words are not worth the paper they are printed on, but many great ideas and dreams begin with words. With the Prime Minister truly confronting this tragic history head on, perhaps they can now begin to heal. In a weird switch of roles, maybe our government can learn from the positive steps of Australia.
(CNN) -- The Australian government apologized Wednesday for years of "mistreatment" that inflicted "profound grief, suffering and loss" on the country's Aboriginal people. New Prime Minister Kevin Rudd read the apology Wednesday to Aborigines and the "Stolen Generations" of children who were taken from their families.
"To the mothers and fathers, to the brothers and sisters we say sorry. And for the indignity and degradation on a proud people and a proud culture we say sorry."
For 60 years, until 1970, the Australian government took mixed-race Aboriginal children from their families and put them in dormitories or industrial schools, claiming it was protecting them.
As a result of the policy, "stolen" children lost contact with their families and heritage, received poor education, lived in harsh conditions, and often endured abuse.
"There is nothing I can say today that will take away the pain... Words are not that powerful," Rudd said in the Australian Parliament.
He said that the apology was the start of a new approach towards Aborigines which included helping them find their lost families, closing pay gaps and a 17-year difference in life expectancy between Aborigines and white Australians"
Some food for thought. There is a presidential candidate who has said similar words regarding Native people in this country.
For an honest and bold approach to this subject, you can always look toward the comedians to pull no punches and go for the jugular. I love those guys over at The Onion.
As always, we would love to hear what you all think about this. Wopila.