2014 Edelman Lecture: Joy Harjo (event/arts)

Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in collaboration with Museum of Contemporary Craft (MoCC) is honored to welcome celebrated author, activist, and musician Joy Harjo, who will deliver the 2014 Alfred Edelman Lecture on Wednesday, March 12, 6:30 pm.

Harjo’s lecture is part of Illuminations, a city-wide event series celebrating Native arts and cultures centered around This is Not a Silent Movie at Museum of Contemporary Craft.

About Joy Harjo
Joy Harjo was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is a member of the Mvskoke Nation. She just published her memoir, Crazy Brave, detailing her journey to becoming a poet.

Harjo’s seven books of poetry, which includes such well-known titles as How We Became Human-New and Selected PoemsThe Woman Who Fell From the Sky, and She Had Some Horses have garnered many awards. These include the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas; and the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. In 2009 For A Girl Becoming was published.

She has released four award-winning CD’s of original music and in 2009 won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year for Winding Through the Milky Way. Her most recent CD release is a traditional flute album: Red Dreams, a Trail Beyond Tears. She performs nationally and internationally with her band, the Arrow Dynamics.

She also performs her one-woman show, Wings of Night Sky, Wings of Morning Light,which premiered at the Wells Fargo Theater in Los Angeles in 2009 with recent performances at the Public Theater in NYC and LaJolla Playhouse as part of the Native Voices at the Autry. She has received a Rasmusson: US Artists Fellowship and is a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Harjo writes a column “Comings and Goings” for her tribal newspaper, the Muscogee Nation News. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

About the Edelman Lecture
When the late Portland architect and photographer, Alfred Edelman, taught three-dimensional design at PNCA, he challenged his students to consider the principles of engineering, kinetics, physics and other subjects seemingly dissimilar to art. In doing so he brought the outside world into his classroom. Founded by Carol Edelman, the Alfred Edelman Lecture was created to enhance the student’s understanding of the visual world by presenting timeless and/or unique ways to examine and manipulate three-dimensional space and to be a catalyst for lively discussions in the classroom at PNCA.

Northwest Indian Language Institute (language/event)

The Northwest Indian Language Institute has opened registration for the 2014 Summer Institute

– June 23 to July 3 – 

at the University of Oregon


Linguistics: Introduction to Native American Languages, Intermediate Linguistics, and Introduction to Ichishkíin                         

Language classes: Chinuk Wawa, Ichishkíin, Tolowa Dee-ni’, Choctaw, Lushootseed, and Nez Perce.

Teaching Methods: Home Based Teaching & Learning, Early Childhood & Elementary Classroom Teaching, & Middle School through Adult Teaching.

Materials Development 1 & 2

Teaching Methods lecture and discussion       

Language Activism Seminar 

High School Cohort Program: High School program's core classes: language, linguistics, and teaching methods and materials development. Students will design and create activities to support their learning and teaching. Students will have other activities at NILI and on campus.

Scholarships are available to assist with tuition costs only; the scholarship application is available on our website.

To find registration forms, scholarship application, or for more information, please go to http://pages.uoregon.edu/nwili/summer-institute and see the attached flyer.

Indigenous Resistance To Energy Infrastructure (environment/event)

Indigenous Resistance To Energy Infrastructure & The Keystone XL Pipeline With Winona LaDuke, Lyana Monterrey, And Victor Menott

Today 6:00p to 9:00p La Peña Cultural Center-Berkeley, CA

Winona LaDuke
Honor the Earth
Native American author/activist will show a new short film of the Lakota and Anishinaabe peoples' horse rides
along routes of proposed pipelines that would cross North American prairies to carry Canadian crude oil/tar sands.
Lyana Monterrey
Pittsburg Ethics Council/Pittsburg Defense Council
Co-founder of local community coalitions will talk about the proposed WesPac project in Pittsburg, CA, a massive
crude oil storage and transfer facility to feed ultra-dirty oil to Bay Area's five refineries and export across the Pacific.
Victor Menotti
International Forum on Globalization
IFG Executive Director will share visualized data from the recent report, Billionaires' Carbon Bomb: The Koch Brothers
and the Keystone XL Pipeline, plus interactive mapping of the Kochs' influence network, known the Kochtopus.
Plus poetry and spoken word from Pittsburg Youth
Suggested Donation $10-$25... No one turned away for lack of funds.

Education Now – Idle No More! (event)

To Get more information and download the conference program go to: http://www.ccaie.org

Purpose of the Conference:

The 37th Annual California Conference on American Indian Education (CCAIE) is being held March 16-18, 2014, at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek Hotel & Spa in Santa Rosa, CA. The conference theme is“Education Now – Idle No More!”  This is an opportunity to share traditional and academic teaching and learning. The conference honors the commitment of families and those who contribute to the advancement of Indian Education in California.

Conference Goals:

•To advocate academic excellence and educational opportunities for American Indian families, educators, tribal leaders, and board members;

•To provide opportunities for networking among American Indian families, elders, tribal leaders, students, and educators;

•To recognize distinguished educators, parents, and students;

•To honor our elders, who are our most revered teachers.


Elders Dinner (event)

The Northern California Indian Development Council (NCIDC) is getting ready for our 32nd Annual Elders Dinner and Inter-Tribal Gathering. It is scheduled for November 9, 2013 at Redwood Acres in Eureka from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. This event is held yearly to honor Elders from all walks of life. We provide a free Salmon and Turkey dinner to the Elders and recognize them in a traditional give away ceremony. The meal is served at noon. The weekend is also an opportunity to honor all veterans in attendance.

Intertribal Gathering & Elders Dinner (event)

32nd Annual Intertribal Gathering & Elders Dinner

The Intertribal Gathering & Elders Dinner is an annual Humboldt County event that celebrates Elders, and the culture and traditions of the original people of this area. The Northern California Indian Development Council is the originator and host of the gathering but it is the community coming together that makes it successful and possible. Celebrating all Elders is a core value of American Indian people. Through the gathering the entire community can experience and contribute to this worthwhile pursuit. It is a wonderful opportunity for the entire community to come together in celebration of our Elders, Veterans, Native cultures and the friendship of all peoples. We invite you to join us for a day of celebration that includes a traditionally cooked salmon and turkey dinner, veterans honoring ceremony, an Elder’s gifting ceremony and dance demonstrations. Visit the vendor area where Native American artisans display and sell their work.

Walking In Balance In Indian Country (event/health)

Walking In Balance In Indian Country.  https://www.facebook.com/events/693560837338612/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming

This conference is put together to enhance culturally appropriate approaches to better serve American Indian Crime Victims and their families and and to improve general services to the Native American community. The conference is hosted by The Northern California Tribal Healing Coalition Members that include local Tribes and Native agencies. All Social Service providers and agencies are encouraged to attend!  Registration limited to 200.  To get registration forms go to http://www.twofeathers-nafs.org/events2013oct.html