One by One, by Shelley Morningsong
Video produced and donated by Southwest Productions! Shelley Morningsong writes theme songs for organizations she believes in. One By One was written by Shelley Morningsong for One Nation Walking Together. Shelly’s website is: http://shelleymorningsongonline.com/home
Walk With Us Today For $19.00 a Month!
Walk with us today to make a difference in Indian country!
One Nation Walking Together needs your help to continue sending our 53 foot semi-trucks to those living in impoverished conditions in Indian country. Our mission is to improve the quality of life and outcomes of Native Americans living in impoverished conditions.
ONWT’s goal is to have 1000 of you commit to a recurring donation of $19.00 a month. Contribute on a monthly basis what you can to help ship the basic necessities of life to our Native brothers and sisters. For $19.00/month your donation on an annual basis will cover 1/7th of a shipment (we send trucks monthly) valued at $13,662.00 and you will help 54 people per year!! That is an incredible impact!
YOU can make a difference today and every day! Watch as we count down from 1000 to meet our goal!
Go to DONATE and MAKE YOUR IMPACT in the lives of those in incredible need. You may also send a check to: One Nation Walking Together/ 3150 N. Nevada Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80907. Questions?- please feel free to contact us at 719-329-0251 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Our heartfelt gratitude for your support!
Festival in the Community:
One Nation Film Festival
A Good Mind
Join us Wednesday, September 27th at 7pm for a screening of ” The Good Mind”, a documentary feature film directed by Gwendolen Cates. Suggested donation at the door to support the missions of One Nation Walking Together and SunWater Spa. Hope to see you there!
About the film:Rarely has the Onondaga Nation in central New York State opened its doors to non-Native people. Filmmaker Gwendolen Cates offers this intimate portrait of an indigenous sovereign nation that never accepted U.S. citizenship, has its own passport, and still maintains a traditional government led by clan mothers and chiefs. As the Central Fire of the Iroquois Confederacy, one of the world’s first true democracies, they inspired the Founding Fathers. The film’s journey reveals the Nation’s tireless environmental advocacy, and their legal battle with the U.S. over ancestral land taken by New York State in violation of a 1794 treaty with George Washington. Motivated by ancient prophecies, the nations seeks environmental stewardship of their sacred land and waters, which have suffered vast degradation by industrial resource extraction and pollution. The film follows Onondaga leaders and young people, and their longtime advocate, a civil rights attorney, from the Nation to NYC, DC and Europe as they fight for justice.
SunWater Spa and One Nation Walking Film Festival
When: Wednesday September 27th at 7:00pm
Where: SunWater Spa , 514 El Paso Blvd , Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Tickets: FREE, Donations Accepted, Half of the donations made will go to One Nation Walking Together
NOT TO BE MISSED!
NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIST OF 2016
Shelley Morningsong and Fabian Fontenelle
Join One Nation Walking Together and Vista Grande Community Church of Colorado Springs on Saturday September 30, for a performance by award-winning Native American singer, songwriter Shelley Morningsong (N. Cheyenne/Dutch) and her husband and musical partner, Fabian Fontenelle (Zuni/Omaha).
Morningsong has received two Native American music awards, among other awards and accolades, including Native American Artist of the Year for 2016.
A MUST SEE PERFORMANCE!! At Vista Grande Community Church located at 5460 N. Union Blvd. in Colorado Springs. Tickets are $12. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., performance begins at 7:30 p.m Saturday, September 30. For more information call (719) 329-0251 or email email@example.com.
Tracy Miller’s Bison Show
Tracy Miller Gallery and One Nation Film Festival present an artistic homage to America’s National Mammal featuring nationally renowned artists working in both 2d and 3d media. Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, September 30 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Tracy Miller Gallery, 16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments. These incredible bison paintings and sculptures are sure to wow everyone! Take one home! The show is available to see throughout October.
by Pati Stajcar
Early Spring in the Tetons, by Rose Collins
Horn, painting by Kearston Corey
Western Sky, painting by Talia Swartz Parcell
American Bison Portrait, an acrylic on board presented in a beautiful frame by artist Ezra Tucker.
Event link here: Bison Show
2017 Denver American Indian Festival
Saturday, September 30-10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Sunday, October 1, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00p.m., 3960 E. 128th Ave. Thornton, CO
The American Indian Festival Denver is a celebration and introduction to Native American culture via food, dance, story telling, music and more.
Tuesday, October 3
1604 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs 80905
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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Monetary donations give us the most flexibility to adapt to dynamically changing needs. Your financial gifts are used to continue our various programs and to keep our mission operating. 95¢ of every dollar donated goes to directly aid Native Americans.
The Rev. Harold EagleBull writes, “First of all I’d like to thank you for your role in making the delivery ( Don Grant) a reality and One Nation’s generosity in reaching out to my people in Wounded Knee. I have observed the need and how much the local community members appreciated everything that was delivered.”
Next Support Shipment:
Pablo, Montana for the Salish and Kootenai tribes
“If you knew the conditions…”
Approximately 1.5 million Native Americans and Alaskan Natives live on designated reservations in the United States today. All but a few of these reservations are plagued with poverty, unemployment, homelessness, lack of medical care, and insufficient educational resources. Many experience historical trauma, discrimination and feelings of hopelessness. There is pervasive hunger. Some children’s only meals are those served while in school.
Suicide rates are more than double, and Native teens experience the highest rate of suicide of any population group in the United States via Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death—and 2.5 times the national rate—for American Indian/American Native youth in the 15-24 age group.
Diabetes incidence is 177 percent higher, with the highest rate of type 2 diabetes of any specific population in the U.S. via Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
The national graduation rate for American Indian high school students was 49.3 percent for the 2003-2004 school year, compared with 76.2 percent for white students via Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
High school dropout rates for American Indian American Native youth are double the national average via Center for Native American Youth at the Aspen Institute.
Recent reports state the average life expectancy on the Pine Ridge Reservation is 45 years old while others state that it is 48 years old for men and 52 years old for women. With either set of figures, this is the shortest life expectancy for any community in the Western Hemisphere outside Haiti, according to The Wall Street Journal via American Indian Humanitarian Foundation.
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