Monday, August 31, 2009

August 27th 2009 California Fire Viewed from roof of home

Some video of the Angeles Forest Station Fire on Aug. 27th.Video is from various different points in the day, should have noted the time but I didn’t. Just footage of the fire from my roof.

Disabled audio.. nothing special to hear. Didn’t bother putting music, that just seems pointless.

Anyways, Hope it doesn’t get worse! Hope you all stay safe, as well as lose nothing due to the fires.

Take care,

Firemen die in

California inferno


Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger: “Please listen and follow the evacuation orders”

Two firefighters have died in California as they battled intense wildfires to the north of Los Angeles.

The fires, fuelled by record temperatures, are now threatening over 12,000 buildings, officials say.

Residents of 10,000 homes have been told to evacuate. State Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger described the blazes as “still totally out of control”.

About 2,000 firefighters are trying to contain the fires, which have burnt over 66 sq miles (170 sq km) of forest.

County Deputy Fire Chief Mike Bryant said the two firefighters died when their vehicle rolled off a hillside near Mount Gleason in the Angeles National Forest on Sunday.

‘Did not listen’

On Sunday, the wildfires rained ash on cars and homes as far away as central Los Angeles.

Flame retardant is dropped from a plane above forest near Los Angeles, 30 August, 2009

The fires were burning out of control in all directions, state officials said, but emergency crews were concentrating their efforts on the fast-moving northern edge of the inferno.

Firefighters were also trying to stop the flames from spreading up Mount Wilson, in the Angeles National Forest near the city of Pasadena, where many broadcast and communications antennas and a historic solar observatory are located.

On Sunday the fires were within two miles (3km) of the antennas, fire officials said.

Mr Schwarzenegger, who declared a state of emergency last week, urged people to obey evacuation orders, after three people were badly burned.

“There were people that did not listen and there were three people that got burned and got critically injured because they did not listen,” he said.

Two of those injured had been trying to shelter from the fires in a backyard hot tub.

Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said the pair, in Big Tujunga Canyon, “completely underestimated the fire” and the hot tub provided “no protection whatsoever”.

‘Perfect storm’

Officials say the blaze is only 5% contained, with the area’s steep, rugged hills making efforts to fight it more difficult.

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Mandatory evacuation orders covering about 10,000 homes and 2,500 other buildings are in place.

Parts of Altadena, Glendale, Pasadena, La Crescenta are also affected.

Evacuation centres have been set up at local schools.

With forecasts of continuing hot weather, there has been speculation that it could take firefighters a week to bring the blaze under control, says the BBC’s David Willis in Los Angeles.

Wildfires are a feature of the Californian summer, but it is unusual for them to break so close to major population centres.

A number of other fires are also burning in southern and central California.

Fire menaces 10,000 homes 1:27

The growing “Station” wildfire consumes 20,000 acres, threatens 10,000 homes north of Los Angeles, California.

AmazingPicsRT @LIFE: California In Flames:

Wildfire Today News – Wildfire Today

Aug 30, 2009 One of the best fire photos ever. Date Sunday, August 30, 2009 at 11:03PM …. DC-10 drops on the Station fire near Acton, California, August 30, 2009. …. Firefighters reported 80-foot flames as the 15-20 foot high brush burned. Tujunga Canyon on Saturday where three civilians were flown out

Friday, August 28, 2009

Save Wild Horse Herd of Montana

A Horse lover? Of the Wild Horse Herds?

News from Breyer Animal Creations - Help Cloud's Herd

We have learned recently from our friend Ginger Kathrens, the Emmy-award winning director of the Cloud documentary series that Cloud's herd in the Pryor Mountains of Montana has been targeted for a round-up on or about September 1st by the Bureau of Land Management. This sad news comes just two months before the third installation of Ginger's series is set to air on PBS. Cloud: Challenge of the Stallions, part of PBS' NATURE Series, is slated to air on October 25. By the time the show airs, there is a real chance that his band will no longer be living together or living in the wild.

We have written to the President, the Secretary of the Interior and to the head of the BLM asking them to stop this round-up and to review the policies that precipitated it.

If you would like to learn more, we wanted to provide you with the following information to do so.

Please visit:
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Thank you.


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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Mourners celebrate chief Wyse

Accolades flow for trail-blazing woman of Snuneymuxw

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Friday, August 21, 2009

2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to JOSEPH MEDICINE CROW

Then the smiling Obama picture:

ZUMA Press Awesome pic! - U.S. President BARACK OBAMA, gives 2009 Presidential Medal of Freedom to JOSEPH MEDICINE CROW during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House.

Medicine Crow, the last living Plains Indian war chief, is the author of seminal works in Native American history and culture. (© Fabiano/Pool/
August 12 at 5:17pm

The nation's highest civilian award - Joe Medicine Crow honored as a role model for all of America

As a warrior and living legend, history flows through Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow – High Bird. Born on a reservation and raised by traditional grandparents, he became the first member of his tribe to earn a master’s degree. For his valiant service in World War II, he was awarded the status of Crow War Chief, and his renowned studies of the First Americans and contributions to cultural and historical preservation have been critical to our understanding of America’s history. Joe Medicine Crow is a symbol of strength and survival, and the United States honors him for his dedication to this country and to all Native Americans.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Remarks by President Obama at the Medal of Freedom ceremony . . .
"Born just a generation past the Battle of the Little Big Horn, a grandson of a scout for General Custer himself, Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow was the first member of his tribe to attend college and earn a Master's. Before completing his PhD, he left to serve in World War II. Wearing war paint beneath his uniform, and a sacred feather beneath his helmet, Joseph Medicine Crow completed the four battlefield deeds that made him the last Crow war chief. Historian, educator, and patriot -- a good man, a bacheitche in Crow -- Dr. Medicine Crow's life reflects not only the warrior spirit of the Crow people, but America's highest ideals."

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(BIG SANDY, Mont.) – U.S. Senator Jon Tester today released the following statement after President Obama awarded Dr. Joe Medicine Crow of Lodge Grass, Mont., the Presidential Medal of Freedom:

“Joe’s incredible life is chock-full of historic occasions. Today is no different. Montanans will be talking about Joe and the stories of his heroism for generations. He earned the Medal of Freedom a long time ago as an American warrior, as a teacher, as a lifelong student of history and culture, and as a role model for his tribe. Today Joe is honored as a role model for all of America.”

Tester, along with U.S. Senator Alan Simpson, R-Wyo. (ret.), nominated Medicine Crow for the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2008.

Medicine Crow became a Crow war chief after performing four ‘war deeds’ fighting Nazis in World War II. He earned a Bronze Star and the prestigious French Legion of Honor. Medicine Crow has earned two honorary doctorates. He is a celebrated author, historian, lecturer and storyteller.

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Filmmaker Ken Burns. Burns interviewed Medicine Crow for his acclaimed documentary about World War II.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009
(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – President Obama will honor Montana’s Joe Medicine Crow with the nation’s highest civilian award, Senator Jon Tester announced today.

Tester and retired U.S. Senator Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., nominated Dr. Medicine Crow for the Presidential Medal of Freedom in March of 2008.

Earlier this year, Tester wrote to President Obama to request he give the prestigious award to Medicine Crow. The White House said today that President Obama will give Medicine Crow the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a Washington ceremony scheduled for August 12.

Medicine Crow, 95, is a Crow war chief. He earned a Bronze Star and the prestigious French Legion of Honor for his service in World War II. Medicine Crow has earned two Ph.D.s. He is a celebrated author, historian, lecturer and storyteller.

“Anyone who’s had the honor of meeting Joe knows he’s an American hero,” said Tester, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “Joe earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom a long time ago. His lifetime of hard work, his devotion to the Crow Tribe and his dedication to this country will always be remembered.”

Medicine Crow is one of 16 people who will be awarded the Medal of Freedom on August 12. Other recipients will include physicist Stephen Hawking, former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, tennis pro Billie Jean King and actor Sidney Poitier.

During a news conference in 2008, Tester and Simpson announced their nomination of Medicine Crow with a slew of letters of support—including letters from Senator Max Baucus, Governor Brian Schweitzer, former U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo., and filmmaker Ken Burns. Burns interviewed Medicine Crow for his acclaimed documentary about World War II.

”Joe is a one-of-a-kind Montanan, and he certainly deserves this honor,” Baucus said. “Montanans are proud of his accomplishments, and will continue to learn from him for generations to come. This is truly a special event for Joe, the Crow Nation, and for the history of Montana.”

In August of 2008, then-candidate Obama spoke with Medicine Crow during a town hall meeting with veterans in Billings.

The only other Montanans who have earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom were U.S. Senator Mike Mansfield and the late Martha Raye, an actress born in Butte.


Joe Medicine Crow, a receipient of the Bronze Star with valor from the U.S. Army, talks to Barack Obama during his visit with veterans and guests at Riverfront Park in Billings, Montana.

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Senators Tester, Simpson announce Presidential Medal of Freedom nominee

Tester nominates Dr. Joe Medicine Crow for honor

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

(BILLINGS, Mont.) – Retired U.S. Senator Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., today joined Senator Jon Tester in Billings to announce Tester's nomination of Dr. Joe Medicine Crow to receive one of the highest honors bestowed by the United States—the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Medicine Crow, 94, is a lifelong resident of Lodge Grass, Mont., who served in the Army during World War II. While in Europe, Medicine Crow accomplished four "war deeds," making him a war chief of the Crow Nation. His war deeds included hand-to-hand combat with an enemy (a German soldier), leading troops into enemy territory and capturing enemy horses (Medicine Crow captured 50 of them from a Nazi camp).

Medicine Crow was recently featured in the acclaimed documentary series The War by filmmaker Ken Burns.

Medicine Crow is an accomplished scholar, teacher, writer and historian. He was the first Crow Indian to earn a Master's Degree, but his PhD research was sidetracked by his World War II service. Medicine Crow has since earned three honorary PhDs and has written several books about Crow history and culture.

"In Montana, we are fortunate to have many present-day reminders of a land and a people of former times," Tester wrote in his nomination letter to President Bush. "Joe is not only one such reminder, but a shining case."

Medicine Crow is a longtime friend of Simpson's. He was instrumental in developing the Plains Indian Museum at the renowned Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyo.

The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor given by the President of the United States. Although it is a civilian medal, it is often awarded for military heroism. Montana recipients include Senator Mike Mansfield and actress Martha Raye, who was born in Butte.

Tester received numerous letters of support for his nomination of Medicine Crow from leaders around the country. In addition to a letter from Simpson he received letters of support from Sen. Max Baucus, Gov. Brian Schweitzer, filmmaker Ken Burns, Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, and retired Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, R-Colo.

Tester will now send his nomination, including all letters of support, to President Bush. The President is expected to announce recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom later this year.
Tester is a member of the Senate Indian Affairs and Senate Veterans Affairs Committees. Simpson is a former chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.
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Joe Medicine Crow


Thursday, August 13, 2009

NATIVE TALENT 2009 will end....

SHE-SHE-ETKO a short film By Monkey Ink Media

Shi-Shi-Etko (A short film)
"Shi-Shi-Etko", a six year old Native girl, has only four days before she is taken to residential school. Each day she spends with a family member, who remind her of the importance of remembering who she is.
Co-Writer: Marilyn Thomas
Director/Co-writer: Kate Kroll
As based on the book written by Nicola Campbell, Art by Kim Le Favre
Please got to Monkey Ink Media for information.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

ELENA FINNEY announcement from her FACEBOOK

(Photo courtesy of Native Voices at the Autry). Elena Finney says, "I will be performing in a staged reading of "Fancy Dancer" at the La Jolla playhouse on June 20th at 4pm. It's free to attend! see 'special engagement'." Elena Finney, Noah Watts & Robert Greygrass just performed in London with the Play "Salvage." Is this too cool or what? Click on the picture for information.

Rapper/Actor LITE-FOOT and his music video MY CHICK

SAG Members Ratify TV/Theatrical Contracts by 75% of Votes

After 1 year of stalled contract talks and incessant infighting. The Screen Actors Guild members passed the 2009 TV/Theatrical contracts by 75% of the votes. Hollywood can start backed up TV & Film productions. The greenlight is a go for this town. What a long 2 years of a WGA Strike and Studio layoffs, TV pilots cut. Click on the picture for full story.

NATIVE VOICES annual Playwright Retreat

(Arigon Starr, Rayanna Zaragoza & LaVonne Rae Andrews)
Native Voices at the Autry -June 2009
Playwrights Retreat-San Diego

June 14th-21st 2009 Annual Playwrights Retreat (at San Diego State University)
June 16th- Special Reading of The Red Road (at San Diego State University)

Festival of New Plays-LA & La Jolla
June 19th-20th in San Diego area, at La Jolla Playhouse
June 26th-27th in Los Angeles, at Autry National Center
Click on Picture for MySpace information

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Kiowa Gordon portrays "Embry Call" in Summit Entertainment's "New Moon." He also was directed by Rick Schroeder in "Black Cloud" with Eddie Spears and Julia Jones. He was in "Destiny" for Vista Films as an Indian boy. His career is just beginning and why not start with a bang with the internet sensation WOLFPACK from NEW MOON? Click on the picture for Kiowa's IMDB Profile Resume. This is way Cool!

"I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Outta Here" with Lou Diamond Phillips

(Photo courtesy of International K9 Imports). Speaking of Floyd Westerman. Here he is with Actor, Lou Diamond Phillips. All in support of German Shepards. Mr. Phillips has joined the cast of I'M A CELEBRITY, GET ME OUTTA HERE on NBC. It is drawing decent TV Ratings. Click on the picture for Lou's IMDB profile. You can also catch all the Reruns of the "Celebrity" on HULU.COM. Or go to NBC for full details on the show. This is so cool!

NOT FORGOTTEN still playing at Beverly Center 13

Zahn McClarnon & Amber Midthunder appear in this film. It opened in select theaters and has a small audience. NOT FORGOTTEN is still playing at the Beverly Center 13 in Beverly Hills. Click on the picture for showtimes. Way cool!

The Late FLOYD WESTERMAN with International K9 Imports

(Photo courtesy of International K9 Imports). The Late Floyd Westerman and Actor, Josh Brolin pose for a picture in support of German Shepard companions. Click on picture for official website. You can watch the CNBC report on the German Shepard dogs. Also, you can click on FAMOUS FRIENDS Link to see Floyd Westerman and his Hollywood pals. Cool!

SAG TV/Theatrical VOTE will be announced tonight

Well, after heated arguments both Online and in Public. The VOTES for the new SAG TV/Theatrical Contracts are being counted today June 9, 2009. An announcement tonight will be made by SAG about all votes. Click on the Picture for SAG news.

Dee Dee Bradley Casting Workshop June 11, 2009

The A.C welcomes ALISON MIZE from DEE DEE BRADLEY CASTING. With a career spanning over 20 years DEE DEE BRADLEY CASTING has worked on several of Hollywood’s hottest TV projects including NEW 90210, VERONICA MARS, BIG SHOTS, PARTY DOWN and more. -- PLEASE NOTE: DEEDEE BRADLEY CASTING cast’s one of the Top TV shows available but due to the sensitivity of the studio we can’t promote any material.
DATE: June 11, 2009.
COST: $45.00
SPACES WILL BE LIMITED: PLEASE CONTACT US AT or call (323) 251 5076 for more info.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

DA VINCI'S INQUEST has 2 Seasons now on HULU.COM

Blame Canada! For bringing us an excellent TV series that involves Native/Aboriginal performers in the story lines. This show used to be here in LA late at Nite on ABC7. You can check it out at HULU. Click on the picture for information. Sit back and watch 2 seasons of a very good show. If there are episodes missing. That's because producers want you to go out and buy the DVD's. Okay. I can do that. It's worth it. This is way, way cool!

Alex Meraz attends LA Premiere of THE HURT LOCKER at the Egyptian

The Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles held the Premiere of THE HURT LOCKER and guess who shows up? Yep, Alex Meraz. Director James Cameron was also on hand and so was actor Jesse Metcalfe. Click on the picture for WIRE IMAGE Pics.

Digitally Remastered BILLY JACK to Screen at LA Film Festival June 21, 2009.

The LA FilmFest says, "Join writer/director Tom Laughlin for a special screening of this cult classic, in which he stars as a part Native American ex-Green Beret who defends a counterculture-friendly Freedom School against the ultra-conservative local townsfolk." In the 1970's BILLY JACK was Way, Way Cool with Native Americans across the U.S. The film spawned 2 more Sequels. Kick butt! Billy Jack! Click on the picture for Ticket information.

SAG Actors are also Voting NO to 2009 TV/Theatrical contracts

To be fair. Many Screen Actors Guild Union members are against the new 2009 TV/Theatrical Contracts. They are voicing their opinions at You Tube and other Online Blogs etc., I found this website where many SAG members have united together to Vote NO. Click on the Logo for Hollywood Actor Prep Website.

Actors Workshop in front Talent Agents June 13, 2009

Dear Actors -- Following the major successes of our last agent collection workshop we have extended our date with these guests. Our last workshops sold out in a few hours so please contact us “asap” to reserve your position. AGENT COLLECTION 3 WORKSHOP features AGENTS from the following agencies: INNOVATIVE ARTISTS/Melissa Hirshenson --DON BUCHWALD/Tracy Christian --GREENE AND ASSOCIATES/Jason Kendziera --TALENTWORKS/Samantha Martin
We’ll be using the same format as before. Here are the details:
• SUBMIT: Your headshot and Resume for consideration
• SEND: Your scene that you would like to be working on. Deadline for scene submissions is TUESDAY JUNE 9TH AT 10PM.
• SUPPLY: Your contact number so we can contact you regarding your position
• Make sure your scene is evenly balanced
• Comedy is always a plus although not essential
• Scene must not be longer than 2 mins
• If you can find a scene then we will assign one for you.
• We will also assign you with a scene partner.
• FREE WORKSHOP: Sunset Gardner Stages. 1501 N.Gardner, LA, 90046.. Please use this workshop so you can fine tune your scene. We’ll provide you direction for your scene so when you present your work it will be nice and polished. FRIDAY JUNE 12TH between 1-4pm.
• AGENT COLLECTION 3: The Complex Theater. 6472 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, 90038. 10am. SATURDAY JUNE 13TH at 10am
• CONTACT: or call (323) 251 5076. Our last workshops sold out in a few hours so please don’t delay. Any questions please feel free to give me a call. Daniel (323) 251 5076

Thursday, June 4, 2009

VOTE YES! on SAG Theatrical Contracts 2009

SAG says, "Every Vote Counts: Please Make Sure Your Vote is Counted! -- The deadline for ballots for the proposed TV/Theatrical Contract is Tuesday, June 9. Ballots must be received by 5 P. M. (PDT) on the 9th. -- If you haven't mailed your ballot already, please take a moment right now to cast your vote and drop your ballot in the mail. There is still time for it to be received before the deadline.
The Screen Actors Guild National Board of Directors is recommending a YES vote. You are encouraged to read your referendum materials carefully, and if you have questions, please email them to THEN VOTE, AND MAIL YOUR BALLOT IN!"
Click on the Logo for SAG Website.

Chief Dan George QUOTE Opens BEARS Documentary on HULU

I just watched this wonderful Documentary called BEARS on HULU.COM last night. A Quote from CHIEF DAN GEORGE opens this wonderful Documentary about Bears around the world. Alaskan Native Images/Symbols are used to tell the stories. Click on the Picture for HULU Website. Great Documentary. Bears Rock!

SAG Board Meeting June 15, 2009.

When: Monday, June 15, 2009
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: James Cagney Boardroom - 5757 Wilshire Blvd. - Los Angeles, CA 90036
RSVP’S will be accepted beginning 8:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 3. The Hollywood Division board will open its June 15, 2009 meeting to members-at-large for observation. This is part of the policy the board passed that calls for all future meetings of the board to be open, giving Hollywood Division members-at-large the opportunity to see their Hollywood board at work. -- Space is limited. Reservations are a must and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis (subject to stated requirements). All members who would like to attend must be in good standing, affiliated with the Guild's Hollywood Division and willing to comply with observation procedures. Minors must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
If interested, please RSVP AFTER 8:00 A.M., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3 via email or phone at (323) 549-6029. Be sure to include your professional name, SAG membership number and contact information. Click on Logo for SAG Website.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Nikki's Report at ON NATIVE GROUND!

(Photo courtesy of On Native Ground at Facebook). Nikki Report's from Sacramento at the OLDER THAN AMERICA screening. She spent time to give Roscoe and NATIVE 2009 SHOUT OUTS! Thanks everybody and hello from Los Angeles. Click on the picture for YouTube Channel for On Native Ground. To see more pictures you have to become friends on Facebook. That's a great idea. Way, way cool

On Native Ground attends "Older Than America" Screening

(Photo courtesy of On Native Ground at Facebook. Patricia interviews Michael Smith). It was said about 300 people showed for the screening. If you want to know more about "On Native Ground: Where Art Speaks." Click on the picture for YouTube Channel. This is just too cool!

OLDER THAN AMERICA Screens in Sacramento!

(Photo courtesy of On Native Ground at Facebook. Wes Studi on Left). I was told OLDER THAN AMERICA screened to a full house in Sacramento. Click on the Picture for Official Website. director Georgina Lightning has a great Trailer on the front page. This is way, way cool!