Native American Film Series: “Barking Water”
A man lays in a hospital bed dying. Sitting next to him, a woman flips through old photographs. Somewhere in a vision the man is petting a horse. Somewhere else there is a flowing river. The man and woman both look weathered, hardened by a life together and apart. In the hall outside their hospital room is a reflection of their lives: the day-to-day, the waiting, the heartbreak and the leaving. The leaving is where the story begins in the film, Barking Water, by Director Sterlin Harjo (Seminole/Creek).
See more about this film at: http://blog.nrcprograms.org/native-american-film-series-barking-water
Keystone XL Pipeline company trying to get tribes in US on board
The company behind the controversial Keystone XL Pipeline is trying to get tribes in the U.S. on board, a spokesperson said.
TransCanada is reaching out to 17 tribes in South Dakota, Montana and Nebraska, the spokesperson said. But most tribes and Native activists in those states have already spoken out against the huge pipeline.
March 15 Vote Could Reverse WA Indian Tribal Membership Purge
On March 15, 2014 a very important vote will take place on the Deming, Washington Reservation of The Nooksack Indian Tribe. The Tribe has attempted a mass disenrollment of more than 300 enrolled tribal members. Represented by Gabe Galanda of Galanda Broadman, several lawsuits have been filed in tribal court and in federal court. Elections of the Tribal Council and its officers, however, could alter the balance of power and the attempted purge.
Leonardo DiCaprio sued for portraying Native Americans as ‘violent, inbred hillbillies’ in new film Out Of The Furnace
He’s no stranger to filing lawsuits himself, once successfully stopping Playgirl from publishing some full-frontal naked photos.
But now Leonardo DiCaprio has found himself the defendent for producing the 2013 film Out Of The Furnance - purportedly based on the Ramapo Mountain people of New Jersey - with members of the community saying they were wrongly portrayed as violent, drug-using ‘inbreds’ and ‘hillbillies’ and that the movie has caused them emotional distress.
Firewood Collaboration, Tecumseh Style
Prior to the distribution, the Crow Creek Sioux Tribe took an interesting environmental step. Typically, the downed wood is a result of beetles or other environmental causes. The tribe’s environmental inspector was able to ensure that bringing the downed wood into their community would not also bring the risk of beetle infestation.
Many people have family stories of Native American ancestry. Also, people want to research their Native American ancestry because either they or some family member “looks Indian”. However, looks are no indication of Native American ancestry. Read more http://bit.ly/18NuQAX