Joanne Shenandoah- This Weekend at the Shinnecock Nation Pow Wow in NY

Joanne Shenandoah will be performing September 1-2 Shinnecock Nation Pow-wow, Southhampton, NY

http://www.shinnecocknation.org/powwow

Saturday 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Sunday 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Shinnecock Pow Wow flyer 2012

Shinnecock Pow Wow flyer 2012

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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 sitehttp://janinebandcroft.wordpress.com/
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

http://www.nativetimes.com/life/education/7090-extreme-history-projects-tells-the-tales-of-ft-parker

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 http://extremehistory.wordpress.com/

“Celebrate National Women’s History Month- Walmart inks distribution deal with Joanne Shenandoah for new album”

“Celebrate National Women’s History Month-  Walmart inks distribution deal with Joanne Shenandoah for new album”

ONEIDA, New York- March 6, 2012- Just in time to celebrate National Women’s History Month, Walmart and internationally recognized Native American musician, humanitarian and scholar, Joanne Shenandoah, reached an agreement for distribution of her new album, “Lifegivers.”  Arriving in strategically chosen stores, the CD hits the shelves today. Walmart stores across 12 states in the USA will carry Shenandoah’s latest album which serves as a tribute to women.

“Walmart clearly sees the potential in Native American music and has opened their hearts to this art form.  When people have a chance to hear the music, they love it!  My music is consistent with Walmarts’ commitment to enhancing lives and protecting Mother Earth for future generations,” explained Joanne Shenandoah about this distribution agreement.

Shifting from plastic CD containers to recycled paper was one of Shenandoah’s more environmentally conscious moves in developing the packaging for her latest work, Lifegivers.  Known for her strongly held belief in living a more sustainable and respectful life for the welfare of the planet and future generations, Joanne Shenandoah redesigned the typical CD packaging to be recycle-friendly.

Walmart is shipping the new album in advance of Mother’s Day which fits with the theme of Shenandoah’s newest music collection. Additionally, the album is released in March which celebrates and honors National Women’s History Month.

“Lifegivers is a tribute to the life cycles of women from the first beating of the heart to when her spirit leaves to walk across the stars along the Milky Way as she returns home to the Skyworld where she will be welcomed by her loved ones. Each song is meant to bring the listener to a place of celebration for every cycle of life. As I asked for these melodies to flow, I realized I was inspired by different aspects of rhythm and music from different cultures of the planet. It has been my great honor to be able to be embraced by many life-givers of the world; newborns, young women, pregnant women, women in love, women who sing, women who teach, and women of wisdom,” explains Ms. Shenandoah.

Joanne Shenandoah, Ph.D., is one of America’s most celebrated and critically acclaimed musicians being a Grammy Award winner and having earned over 40 music awards.  She has performed all over the world, including North and South America, South Africa, Europe, Australia and Korea, and most recently in Bethlehem, Palestine through her work with Project Peace on Earth. (http://www.projectpeaceonearth.org)

Shenandoah has performed at the White House, Carnegie Hall, 3 Presidential Inaugurations, Madison Square Garden, Crystal Bridges Museum, The NMAI-Smithsonian, The Ordway Theater, Hummingbird Centre, Toronto Skydome, The Parliament of the Worlds’ Religions, and Woodstock ‘94.

Ms. Shenandoah has given hundreds of lectures, commencement speeches, and workshops throughout the world. Ms. Shenandoah also appeared in “The Last Winter” which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival with a 5 star review.  She has been featured in numerous film, video and television documentaries as either an actress or narrator and composed music for these venues as well.

“Having the opportunity to sing for people all over the world has been such an honor. I am so very pleased that Walmart will be aiding me in getting this latest music out to so many locations across the USA. I truly hope and pray that the music will serve as a reminder as to the true worth of women and be a blessing to the listeners,” stated Joanne Shenandoah.

For more information about Joanne Shenandoah, her music, coming events and news, please visit http://www.joanneshenandoah.com/

Individuals wishing to purchase the new Lifegivers CD outside a Walmart marketed store may purchase it at- http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/joanneshenandoah

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MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information, to request photos or to schedule interviews with Ms. Shenandoah, please contact:

Shelley Bluejay Pierce

Thunderbird Public Relations

thunderbirdpr@yahoo.com

COMPLETE LIST OF WALMART LOCATIONS:

ARIZONA: CASA GRANDE, COTTONWOOD, FLAGSTAFF, FLAGSTAFF, KINGMAN, LAKE HAVASU CITY, MARANA, MARICOPA, PAGE, PAYSON, SHOW LOW, SURPRISE,TEMPE, TUCSON

IDAHO:  CALDWELL, IDAHO FALLS, BLOOMINGTON

INDIANA: CAMBY, CRAWFORDSVILLE, ELKHART, FRANKLIN, GREENWOOD, NEW CASTLE, SCOTTSBURG, SEYMOUR, TERRE HAUTE

MICHIGAN: BURTON, FREMONT, HARTLAND, HOWELL, IRON MOUNTAIN, JACKSON, LAPEER, LIVONIA, MARQUETTE, MOUNT PLEASANT, STERLING HEIGHTS

MINNESOTA: BEMIDJI, DETROIT LAKES, FARIBAULT, MANKATO, MARSHALL

NORTH CAROLINA: CHARLOTTE, CONCORD, DENVER, ERWIN, FAYETTEVILLE, GRANITE FALLS, LEXINGTON, LOCUST, LUMBERTON, MONROE, MOORESVILLE, MORGANTON, PEMBROKE, RALEIGH, SHALLOTTE, SMITHFIELD, SYLVA, THOMASVILLE, WILKESBORO, WILMINGTON

NEW MEXICO:  ALAMOGORDO, ALBUQUERQUE, BELEN, BERNALILLO, CLOVIS, EDGEWOOD, ESPANOLA, FARMINGTON, GALLUP, GRANTS, RIO RANCHO, SANTA FE

NEW YORK:  AUBURN, CAMILLUS, CANANDAIGUA, CENTEREACH, CENTRAL SQUARE, CICERO, CLAY, CORTLAND, EAST MEADOW, EAST SYRACUSE, FULTON, GENESEO, GLENVILLE, HAMBURG, HERKIMER, HORSEHEADS, MALONE, OGDENSBURG, ONEIDA, ONEONTA, OSWEGO, ROME

SOUTH CAROLINA: CENTRAL, CONWAY, GREENWOOD, SPARTANBURG, SUMTER, ABERDEEN

SOUTH DAKOTA:  PIERRE, CHEHALIS

WASHINGTON: FEDERAL WAY, LACEY, MOUNT VERNON, OAK HARBOR, YAKIMA

WISCONSIN: APPLETON, BEAVER DAM, DE PERE, DELAVAN, EAU CLAIRE, JANESVILLE, MENOMONIE, PLOVER, SHAWANO, WATERTOWN

“Voices from the Field” – The Extreme History Project Full Calender!