Monday, December 03, 2007

Winter storm warning

There is an oppressive copyright regime being proposed in Ottawa. If you want to retain fair-use and parody rights in Canada, you may want to take a look at this Micheal Geist article. The Canadian DMCA: What You Can Do.
"With the Canadian version of the DMCA likely to be introduced within the next two weeks, there has a remarkable outpouring of interest from individual Canadians about what they can do have their concerns heard. The reality is that there is nothing can be done about what the bill will look like when it is introduced - Industry Minister Jim Prentice has simply decided discard consumer, education, research, and privacy interests, ignore his own party's policy platform, and the cave into U.S. pressure. Once the bill is introduced, however, Canadians can send a message to their MPs, the Ministers, and others that they want a fair copyright bill that addresses Canadian concerns."

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Calls:

Global Green Indigenous Film Festival
April 18-20, 2008
"Global Green Indigenous Film Festival prefers to program films and videos that address indigenous environmental concerns and issues.
- Deadline for submissions is January 18, 2008.
- Films must have been completed after January 1, 2005."


Weeneebeg Aboriginal Film and Video Festival, March 5-9, 2008.

Native American Congressional Internships, Morris K. Udall Foundation.

Sheila Wellstone Institute and Native American Leadership Program Voter Engagement.
Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
"Join the Sheila Wellstone Institute and the Wellstone Native American Leadership for a training on voter engagement in Indian Country. Voter Engagement Schools teach organizational leaders and community members the skills of civic engagement and nonpartisan voter organizing."


CWCA Calls for Entry.
The Chicago Women's Caucus for Art.

Change Custer State Park To Chief Crazy Horse State Park.
"Your support is needed to bring about Chief Crazy Horse State Park in South Dakota. Help UNA change the name of Custer State Park to Chief Crazy Horse State Park."


The Constant Creator. Calls for art and artists resources.
"a community of creativity - daily exercises to kickstart the imagination - all artists welcome"


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Rattle beadwork progress [pics click to enlarge]:

Outside-
Rawhide and antler rattle, with beadwork. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.
Gap-
Rawhide and antler rattle, with beadwork. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.
Inside-
Rawhide and antler rattle, with beadwork. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.


Outside-
Rawhide and antler rattle, with beadwork. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.
Gap-
Rawhide and antler rattle, with beadwork. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.
Inside-
Rawhide and antler rattle, with beadwork. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.


Outside-
Rawhide and antler rattle, with beadwork. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.
Gap-
Rawhide and antler rattle, with beadwork. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.
Inside-
Rawhide and antler rattle, with beadwork. Broken Vulture Art. Bingorage Studio.

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Native Arts, resources and stuff:

Happy in the woods of his childhood.
"The walls of Viola Harjo's living room feature many works of the well-known American Indian artist Ben Harjo Jr. — otherwise known as Viola's son.
Harjo, who grew up near Byng and is an Oklahoma City resident, is considered one of the nation's leading American Indian artists.
During his 33-year career, he earned many honors and awards including the 1987 Red Earth Grand Award, 1993 Heard Museum 34th Annual Featured Artist and the Gold Medal Award at the 1990 American Indian Cowboy Artists Wichita Show."


Original Pechanga's Blog
"A disenrolled member of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians of Temecula, trying to shine needed light on the actions of a corrupt tribal government. Working with other tribe's members who have been denied their civil rights and endured the pain of disenrollment."


NICWA
"The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) works to address the issues of child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development. NICWA also works to support compliance with the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 (ICWA), which seeks to keep American Indian children with American Indian families."


Ganondagan
"Just southeast of Rochester, New York, in the town of Victor, lies Ganondagan (ga·NON·da·gan), the site of a Native American community that was a flourishing, vibrant center for the Seneca people."


Shundahai Network
Over a Decade of Resistance - Dedicated to Breaking the Nuclear Chain
Shundahai is a Newe (Western Shoshone) word meaning "Peace and Harmony with all Creation"


Native American Community Development Institute.
"NACDI is committed to transforming the American Indian community to effectively respond to 21st century opportunities. NACDI works to promote innovative community development strategies that strengthen the overall sustainability and well-being of American Indian people and communities."


Indnvote.
"ILEF seeks to leverage the power of Indian voters by mobilizing and organizing in key battleground states, and by calling attention to this influence as political candidates build campaign operations and formulate a vision for their constituents and the nation. We began that process with Prez on the Rez and will maximize our Get Out the Indian Vote (GOTIV) efforts with the Native American Network (NAN)."


Shapeshifters, Time Travellers, and Storytellers.
"... The ROM seems like a funny place to go and view contemporary art, as it is a place to view historical objects. However, if you take the elevator to the fourth floor, tucked into a corner is the exhibition entitled Shapeshifters, Time Travellers, and Storytellers.

This exhibition juxtaposes the work of 8 contemporary aboriginal artists alongside the artefacts and art objects we traditionally associate with aboriginal peoples through a series of interventions."


25th ANNUAL INDIAN MARKET.
"American Indian Community House
Judson Memorial Church
243 Thompson Street
(between West 3rd St. & Washington Square South)
New York City"


Holiday Art Market.
"The Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian will
host the National Museum of the American Indian Art Market on December 8 & 9, 2007, at two indoor venues: the National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., and the museum's George Gustav Heye Center in New York City."


Snowbound
"In Savoonga, Alaska, a tough people have made a tough place their home for generations. They've survived one of the world's most inhospitable climates and the barren isolation of their Arctic island. But can they survive booze, bingo and satellite TV?"


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1 comment:

O Pechanga said...

Thank You for linking to my blog.

We have a huge story to tell and we need all the friends we can get.