Joanne Shenandoah on radio show online TODAY!!

The talented Joanne Shenandoah will be on the radio show “Winds of Change”  today, Thursday April 26th at 11:30 AM, PST with Janine Bandcroft in Victoria British Columbia.
Joanne will be speaking at length about her involvement with Project Peace On Earth and the recent concert and visitation trip she made with that organization to Jerusalem, Palestine.
If you miss the live show, sometime later in the day, Janine will put the podcast up on her site
DON’T MISS IT!  This should be a great show!

Extreme History Projects tells the Tales of Ft. Parker

Grant Bulltail tells the stories of Ft Parker era

16 April 2012 SHELLEY BLUEJAY PIERCE, Native Times Special Contributor

BILLINGS, Mont. – The Extreme History Project, based in Livingston, was on location this past week for filming and recording of oral histories for their Ft. Parker Oral History Project. The interviews, given by several elder members of the Crow tribe, detail the early reservation period during the 1868 to 1884 time frames and seek to preserve the wealth of information available from members of the community.

Filming took place at the Little Big Horn College, Crow Agency Montana, and in private residences where Marvin Stewart, Grant Bulltail, Mardell Plainfeather, Stan Stevens, and Walter Pease, all descendants of the early Indian agencies, recounted their own family history. The interviews were conducted by Marsha Fulton and Crystal Alegria of the Extreme History Project and were filmed and recorded by Adam Sings in the Timber of Sings in the Timber Photography.

The project, funded by The Montana Department of Transportation, and in partnership with Project Archaeology, will supply transcriptions as well as DVD’s of interviews to several institutions throughout Montana and be made available to the public. They will also become a part of the digital archive which The Extreme History Project is creating on their website.

“We were so fortunate to be able to connect with some of the descendants of people associated with both the first and second agencies,” states Marsha Fulton, co-director of the Extreme History Project.

“They very generously gave us their time and stories that have been passed down through their families. We learned so much more about these people and this time period which will fill in the history we have previously uncovered from documents and letters,” continued Fulton.

The first two Crow agencies, Fort Parker, located just outside of Livingston (a.k.a. the Mission Agency) and the second agency near Absarokee, served as the two initial locations for the tribe prior to the final move to their current location in southeast Montana near Billings. Fort Parker, the very first Crow Indian agency, was established by the Laramie Treaty of 1868. The Crow lost millions of acres of territory with the establishment of each of these agencies.

Crystal Alegria, co-director of the Extreme History Project explained, “These stories have much to tell us about the Indian perspective of this period which has long been un-documented. We believe that bringing this story to light can have real value in bringing communities together here in Montana, and across the country.”

The Extreme History Project is a public history organization which seeks ways of using history to build bridges between communities. The current oral history project will bring the surviving historical stories from both Native and non-Native community members in order to honor both sides of a conflicting time in U.S. history.

Alegria also noted that, “We feel it is so important for the general public to have easy and ready access to this information for research, opportunities and education.”

The Extreme History Project has been studying the history surrounding the site at Fort Parker in preparation for the oral history project, their book, documentary and community education programs. The organization strives to make history relevant for the community while finding new and innovative ways to experience the events that shaped the present.

For more information on The Extreme History Project, visit

Nakona Eaglethunder to offer classes to the masses!!

Hey everyone! check this out!  Native American owned and operated, Nakona Eaglethunder makes the most beautiful, traditional beadwork ever! From totally traditional pieces to custom work such as taking your logo and making a beautiful beaded version, Nakona Eaglethunder can and will do it!

Now, they are taking their skills and offering classes to the masses via Skype! Yes indeed! Check this out:


Beautiful bead work designed and custom-made by the Native American artists at Nakona Eaglethunder!

On-Line bead work Class!

If interested, please contact us at so that we may be able to help you get your computer set up, and to pay for classes.

We are only taking ten students per cycle, and a cycle runs ten weeks. These classes will be set up to fit your schedule and will run two nights a week for an hour and a half each night.

The on line classes will start on or after May 7th, 2012 and run to July 15th, 2012.

The cost for this class is $125.00 plus a $50.00 material fee, so the total cost of this class will be $175.00,  and materials will be provided by

We will be using Skype, so you will have to hit this link 
to down load it to your computer and you will also need a web computer video camera. We hope to see you soon.”

FOR MORE INFORMATION and to view their amazing website, go to: