Anne Keala Kelly on Make No Bones About It. Learn about the Hawai’ian sovereignty movement. 8-17-14 at 4pm

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Raven will be visiting with award winning Native Hawai’ian filmmaker and journalist Anne Keala Kelly.

Anne Keala Kelly (’06-’07) is a filmmaker and journalist focusing on Hawaiian political and cultural issues, indigenous peoples and the environment. Keala co-produced “The Other Hawai’i,” a 30-minute television news program for Al Jazeera English’s “Inside USA”; she has filed stories from Kathmandu, Geneva and her home in Hawai’i, and her articles and essays have been published in The Nation, Indian Country Today, American Indian Quarterly, the Honolulu Weekly and other journals. Keala has also produced documentaries and short features for radio, which have aired on the Pacifica Network’s Free Speech Radio News and NPR’s The Environment Report. Keala’s first feature length film, “Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i,” has received international film festival awards and will be distributed online beginning in April 2012 She can be reached at keala.kelly@gmail.com.

 

Raven Visit with Anne Keela Kelly click here

Red Cry | Official Release |

Red Cry is an original, feature-length documentary film chronicling the lives of Lakota Elders and Oyate (people) in the face of ongoing genocide against the Lakota by government and corporate interests.

The incendiary film is the result of a historic collaboration between traditional Tetuwan Lakota Elders and Warriors from Pine Ridge Reservation and a growing group of native and non-native solidarity activists. In togetherness they are working to bring Lakota Elders — particularly Grandmothers — to the world stage to speak with their own voices to the International community.

Shot in high-definition digital over the summer of 2012 by the Lakota Solidarity Project, Red Cry is the centerpiece of educational outreach for Wagunpi Woashake Ikicupi (Elders Take Back Their Strength) and Stand Behind the Lakota Grandmothers solidarity movement. Extensively researched, the documentary advances the struggles of the Lakota in their own words, from their unique perspectives.

Red Cry premiered on April 1, 2013 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD in Lakota Territory. It was shown on consecutive nights in other cities as part of the Lakota Truth Tour.

Rosalie Little Thunder, Lakota – 9/19/49 – 8/9/14

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Max Gail Jr. on the next “Make No Bones About It.” 8-10-2014 5pm

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Max Gail, Secretary of the Board, is a teacher, actor, musician and director and has a degree in Economics from Williams College and an MBA from the  University of Michigan.  Max has been involved in social and environmental  activism for the last 30 years.  He also founded Local Access Places (LAP), which  was SEE’s first project.

Back in 1980, portable video was very new and I had been playing a cop in the Barney Miller TV show and spending the rest of my time on the life learning curve with AIM (American Indian Movement) and MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) activists. I felt there was a way to share the connectedness we humans have to each other and all of life that is expressed in the Lakota prayer Mitakuye Oyasin…”for all my relations.” Inspired by “on the road” story telling from Jack Kerouac to Charles Kuralt, and anticipating perhaps music videos and Real People/Real World TV, I collaborated with film makers, artists and activists to integrated audio video recording with our travels and gatherings throughout the year. I thought of it as a “docu-musical,” and called it “For All My Relations.” At the center were my two inspiring older brothers Floyd Red Crow Westerman and David Amram. A small piece of that video is in the wonderful film being premiered at the festival this year, “David Amram: The first 80 Years.” But it was all “too radical” for the ABC network at the time in a country that was swinging into the Reagan era.

 

Protect the Sacred: Save Hickory Ground -8-10-2014 at 4pm

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Protect the Sacred:  Save Hickory Ground

(Oce Vpofv–o chee uh Bo fuh) 

We will be speaking to :

George Thompson Traditional Chief of Hickory Ground (Oce Vpofv –o chee uh Bo fuh)  over 40 years and recently appointed supreme court justice for the Muskogee Creek Nation will share the traditional view on things.

Suzanna Shown Harjo, Muskogee creek and Cheyenne. poet ,writer and native activist she is the president of Morning Star Institute has gotten back over a million acres for tribes wrote many sacred protection laws, has protected numerous sacred places, is on the frontlines over the mascot issue and many other native rights issues including saving hickory ground and burial grounds of the Muskogee people.

Brendan Ludwick, Kickapoo, attorney for Hickory Ground

Wayland Gray, Council member at Hickory Ground and Native Activist.

Robert Trepp,Muskogee creek and a Muskogee historian.

William Bailey former Poarch Creek citizen and council member,

Save Hickory Ground  webpage

Save Hickory Ground Facebook

 

Unci Rita Long-Visitor Holy Dance on “Make No Bones About It.” -August 3, 2014 at 5pm

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Unci Rita Long-Visitor Holy Dance is the 2014 Host Unci (Grandmother) Tipi Ska Win (White Tipi Woman)Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance, Oglala Lakota of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. I invite you to the gathering of our council in the northern He Sapa (Black Hills), Spearfish, South Dakota, September 4-7. I am from the SW corner of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD.

I chose our sacred He Sapa as the place to host my gathering. This journey to my gathering has been a 10 winters journey. This vision and prayer that I walk with towards the September 2014 gathering is the vision and prayer of all grandmothers. It is our prayer that our future generations and all life on earth will have a beautiful world to live in and raise their families in peace.

Please join us.

http://www.grandmotherscouncil.org/who-we-are/grandmother-rita-long-visitor-holy-dance

Raven visits Aaron Carapella on August 3, 2014 at 4pm

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“My name is Aaron Carapella. I have always had a calling towards my Native side ever since I was a young child .Growing up in California-far away from my Oklahoma Cherokee roots-I was intrigued with the story of not only the Ani’yunwi’yah (Cherokee) people, but also of the many other tribes. As I got older I got involved with the Tongva and Ajachamen Nations of Orange County, Ca, learning of their struggles as “unrecognized” Peoples, and from there eventually joined the American Indian Movement and met other Cherokee people who taught me about the traditional way of life. At 19 I started developing a map of the Indigenous Nations of the United States, utilizing their traditional names for themselves and documenting even the smallest and most obscure of tribes, to bring back their memories and honor a Native perspective of pre-contact “America.” Along the way I earned a Bachelor’s in Marketing at Indian Tech and now reside back in the state where my grandparents were born, in Warner, Oklahoma. I have a fiance- Whitney, and a 4-month-old son -Sequoyah Nighthawk. We are raising him in the Cherokee language. I continue to develop more maps of Native “America” that bring honor to the truth of our collective and individual histories. Wado diginali (thank you friends).”