SAN FRANCISCO, CA: EARTH REVOLUTION (written and performed by Ta’Kaiya Blaney and directed by Robby Romero) won best music video at the 41st Annual American Indian Film Festival. The Award Show was held Friday night November 11, 2016 at the Fillmore Heritage Center in San Francisco, California.
During a live performance by Ta’Kaiya Blaney and Robby Romero, Robby addressed the crowd with a passionate call to action to Stand in Solidarity with Stand Rock. Since April 2016 over 300 Native Nations, friends and allies from around the world have come together at Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock in what has become an historic Spiritual Resistance to the “Black Snake” Dakota Access Pipe Line. Ta’Kaiya and Robby closed their performance with what Robby called the Oceti Sakowin Camp Song BORN ON THE REZ
ROBBY ROMERO AND TA’KAIYA BLANEY
TO PERFORM AT THE FORTY FIRST ANNUAL
AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Eagle Thunder Recording Artists Robby Romero and Ta’Kaiya Blaney will be performing at the FORTY FIRST annual AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL’s much anticipated awards show. Ta’Kaiya Blaney will be performing two new songs and Robby Romero will be traveling from Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock to make a special appearance with a sneak preview of a new camp song BORN ON THE REZ written by Robby Romero in Solidarity with Standing Rock and the Water Protectors on the frontlines.
The FORTY FIRST annual AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL will be held on Friday November 11, 2016 at the Fillmore Heritage Center, 1310 Fillmore Street, San Francisco. Doors open at 6pm, Awards show at 7pm. Tickets are $20 advance/$25 door.
EARTH REVOLUTION, the new music picture from Native Children’s Survival Youth Ambassador Ta’Kaiya Blaney is a 2016 AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL Nominee and screened at the Festival’s evening programme on November 10, 2016.
Oceti Sakowin Camp, Oyate Territory: Robby Romero and Joan Baez preform at Standing Rock Camp. Today marks the 72nd birthday of Native American Political Prisoner Leonard Peltier. Following the morning prayer ceremony at Standing Rock and leading up to the days action to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, Arvol Looking Horse, the 19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota Nation, introduced Joan Baez and Robby Romero who both sang songs of resistance. That evening Robby Romero performed again following heartfelt presentations made by members of the American Indian Movement, Leonard’s family, friends and supporters.
“I am grateful to have survived to see the rebirth of the united and undefeated Sioux Nation at Standing Rock in the resistance to the poisonous pipeline that threatens the life source of the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers. It is an honor to have been alive to see this happen with you young people. You are nothing but awesome in my eyes.
It has been a long, hard road these 40 years of being caged by an inhuman system for a crime I did not commit. I could not have survived physically or mentally without your support, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart and the depths of my soul for encouraging me to endure and maintain a spiritual and legal resistance.
Again, my heartfelt thanks to all of you for working together to protect the water. Water is Life.”
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse… Doksha, – Leonard Peltier
Standing Rock Reservation, North Dakota: Native Children’s Survival President Robby Romero and Honorary Board Member Dennis Banks join thousands of Native Peoples representing hundreds of Native Nations that have come to support the movement to protect the Sacred Waters of the Missouri and Cannonball Rivers from an underwater crude oil pipeline, Dakota Access Pipeline (#NoDAPL), which threatens land and life.
“The Standing Rock camp is a Sacred place of strength, resistance and prayer. I am honored to be among our wisdom keepers, spiritual leaders, youth and elders standing on the front-lines in defense of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Mother Earth and all Our Relations.” – Robby Romero
Robby Romero stands in solidarity with the Gwich’in People at the Biennial Gwich’inGathering inVashraiiK’oo(Arctic Village, Alaska) July 25-29, 2016.
Since 1988, the people of theGwich’inNation have spoken with a unified voice to protect the Sacred Place Where Life BeginsIzhikGwat’sanGwandaiiGoodlitthe birthplace and nursery grounds of the Porcupine Caribou Herd, the coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil exploration and development.
In this era of record global warming and climate change, this year is an urgent time in the fight for permanent protection of the sacred birthplace of the caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. We will celebrate and we give thanks to President Obama for sending the first-ever proposed Arctic Refuge Wilderness recommendation to Congress.
All Nations and friends of theGwich’inare welcome. This will be a time to meet new people and visit with friends and relatives, enjoy traditional foods, music, dance, and games, and keep the Sacred Fire Burning.
Ta’Kaiya Blaney performs and delivers a keynote address at the Education Beyond Boarders Conference. The conference theme is Boys as Global Citizens and today at the first official session Ta’Kaiya was the opening speaker. Education Beyond Borders is a non-profit NGO devoted to closing the global education divide through teacher professional development and community education. Ta’Kaiya’s presentation took place in the Unneeded Coast Salish Territories at St. George’s School in Vancouver, BC.
INDIGENOUS PEOPLES ON THE FRONT LINES OF CLIMATE CHANGE
This year’s United Nations’ World Environment Day (WED) Celebrations are hosted by Angola, a country seeking to restore its elephant herds, conserve Africa’s biodiversity-rich wildlife, and safeguard the environment as it continues to rebuild after more than a quarter-century of civil war.
Sunday 5 June 2016 Native Children’s Survival encourages you to listen toIndigenous Rights Radio Coveragebridging the gap between Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Environment.
Ta’Kaiya Blaney, NCS Youth Ambassador will join the 66th United Nations DPI / NGO Conference to explore why cultivating empathy and a scientific appreciation for the natural world, environmental justice, and responsibility towards future generations must be at the core of education for global citizenship. In today’s era of climate change, global pollution, natural resource depletion, and threats to biodiversity, societies are reassessing the value placed on the natural environment and exploring how formal and informal education, training and grassroots advocacy can strengthen humankind’s capacities to exist on this planet.
St.Paul, MN: Ta’Kaiya Blaney, NCS Youth Ambassador will deliver a keynote address at the Children & Nature Network 2016 International Conference & Nature Summit May 24th – 27th at the Saint Paul River Centre in Saint Paul, MN.
Ta’Kaiya’s new music picture EARTH REVOLUTION will be screened during the conference and will drop exclusively on iTunes on World Environment Day 5 June 2016.
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Taholah, WA: Native Children’s Survival President Robby Romero and Youth Ambassador Ta’Kaiya Blaney travel along the Olympic Peninsula from the Makah Indian Reservation to the Quinault Indian Nation for a multimedia presentation at the Taholah Indian School. The presentation will include the screening of WHO’S GONNA SAVE YOU and EARTH REVOLUTION. These two music pictures are a part of the Native Children’s Survival Youth Campaign for Climate Justice.
The EARTH REVOLUTION single and music video will drop digitally on World Environment Day 5 June 2016 exclusively on iTunes. The deluxe addition of WHO’S GONNA SAVE YOU includes the single and music video and is available now on iTunes.
Neah Bay, WA: Native Children’s Survival Youth Campaign for Climate Justice makes a stop at the Makah Museum on the Makah Indian Reservation. The Makah Indian Reservation is on the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula across from the Canadian border of British Columbia and includes Tatoosh Island.
Native Children’s Survival Youth Ambassador Ta’Kaiya Blaney and President Robby Romero will be addressing the Indigenous Youth Summit on Climate Change on Mother Earth Day at Suquamish House of Awakened Cultural, Suquamish, Washington. The presentation will include the screening of two music pictures EARTH REVOLUTION and WHO’S GONNA SAVE YOU along with live performances, a keynote address and a Q&A.
As part of Native Children’s Survival Youth Campaign for Climate Justice EARTH REVOLUTION
premiered at the Conference of Youth in Paris, France on the eve of the historic 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21). The screening was prefaced by H.E. Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Minister and President of COP21.
On World Environment Day 5 June 2016 EARTH REVOLUTION will drop digitally on iTunes, Amazon and leading music stores around the world.
WHO’S GONNA SAVE YOU first Premiered on SABC during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in South Africa. A Deluxe Edition featuring the music single and music video dropped on 21 December 2012 inclusively on iTunes .