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May 30, 2009 ROBBY ROMERO PERFORMS AT ARCTIC CELEBRATION OF LAND AND LIFE

Robby Romero will perform at the Arctic Celebration of Land and Life. The event will include feasting, celebrating, and will feature a human aerial art image involving hundreds of Alaska Native people calling for urgent action on climate change and permanent protection of the Arctic Refuge from the oil cartel – May 30, Arctic Village, Alaska

May 23, 2009 CELEBRATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Robby Romero will perform in the Kaufmann Theater at the Museum of Natural History following a panel discussion on “The front-lines of Climate Change” – Indigenous leaders presenting include Chief Oren Lyons, Tom Goldtooth, and Tonya Gonnella Frichners

Native Report

Mar 01, 2009 STACEY THUNDER NATIVE REPORT SEASON FOUR

Stacey Thunder

Photo: BJ Roache

Season 4 Episode 1

On this edition of Native Report, we venture out onto the dark waters of a Wisconsin lake to see how sovereign Ojibwe nations are managing natural resources in treaty ceded territory. We witness history being made as Indian Fish and Wildlife wardens are recognized as law enforcement officials by the state of Wisconsin. And we see how the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe is ensuring that an old tradition gets into young hands. We also hear from the elders and learn something new about Indian Country on this Native Report.

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Dec 22, 2008 CATCHING UP WITH RED THUNDER

PHOENIX, AZ – A long and winding road brings musician, filmmaker, music producer, speaker and activist Robby Romero (Apache/Tewa) back to the forefront of public attention. Founder (in 1989) and leader of the Native rock band Red Thunder, Romero rose to great prominence with his designation as a United Nations Ambassador of Youth for the Environment in 1990, the heavy rotation of his singles on VH1 and MTV in the 1990s, and the worldwide airing of his social- and environmental-themed films (including America’s Last Frontier, Hidden Medicine and Makoce Wakan), He also cultivated professional and personal associations with people ranging from actor Dennis Hopper and musicians Rick Danko (of The Band) and Carlos Santana to Iroquois activist Oren Lyon, U.S. Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Lakota musician and actor Floyd Red Crow Westerman, Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa.

Romero and his equally impressive wife, Stacey Thunder (Ojibwe), who is legal counselor to the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe and host of the weekly PBS program Native Report, are now at the helm of Eagle Thunder Entertainment. Working out of Taos, New Mexico and Minnesota, the duo are busy producing albums, both for Romero and for other artists. In late 2007, they released the self-titled CD of the powwow-style, Red Lake–based P Town Boys, and a CD featuring the elder male group The Red Lake Singers is expected in December. “Red Lake Band Chairman Floyd Jourdain asked us to produce these CDs, to preserve the old songs and to stimulate the next generation,” says Romero. “A track on the P Town CD features both groups singing together, which I’m particularly proud of.”

His own new CD, Painting the World, was recently released, and the pair is now producing two videos to accompany specific tracks. The EP features Indigenous artists from around the world to mark the adoption of the United Nation’s Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and to raise awareness about global climate change. They are also working on re-editing and expanding their film Native Children Survival: If Not Now, When? If Not You, Who? The title aptly summarizes several of Romero’s core activities: working on behalf of Indigenous youth worldwide through his Native Children’s Survival foundation and prodding his audience to get personally involved in bringing positive change to the world.

“An important missing aspect from the environmental movement is the Indigenous community,” notes Romero. “They aren’t in the forefront, nor is their wisdom being applied. That’s something I hope to help change.”

Most recently, Romero was honored at the dedication of a building at the Sacred Hoop School in Oglala, South Dakota. He contributed a track (his former hit “Heartbeat”), performed on two others and helped produce a CD overseen by German rock star Peter Maffay that featured an international body of musicians. The CD, Encounters: An Alliance for Children, and subsequent live shows, raised millions of dollars in sales; $200,000 was gifted to the school, which focuses on Lakota language preservation.

In addition to their insane schedule, Romero and Thunder are also raising five kids, ranging from a college senior, Dakota, to a two-year-old daughter, Cheyenne. “We’re busy with our family, and loving it,” said the devoted dad in a recent interview at a Santa Fe Starbucks with three kids in tow. “They are precious to us, and we involve them in almost all aspects of our lives.” Details: eaglethunder.com

Dec 05, 2008 ROBBY ROMERO LIVE ON THE NIGHTWOLF SHOW

Robby Romero “LIVE” on “THE NIGHTWOLF SHOW” The most dangerous show on radio – WPFW – 89.3 FM – 7:00 pm EST – Washington, D.C.

Nov 27, 2008 ROBBY ROMERO LIVE ON THE NIGHTWOLF SHOW

Robby Romero “LIVE” on The Nightwolf Annual Thanksgiving Show, The American Indian’s Truth…The Most Dangerous Show On Radio…WPFW 89.3 FM – Pacifica Radio Washington, D.C. www.WPFW.org 9:00 am – 12:00 Noon EST

Nov 07, 2008 ROBBY ROMERO LIVE ON KWSO IN OREGON

Robby Romero interviewed by Brutis Biez on KWSO – FM Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Oregon.

Oct 18, 2008 ROBBY ROMERO LIVE ON NCI IN CANADA

Winnipeg, Canada – NCI – FM – “Live” Robby Romero interviewed by Dave Mcleod on National Aboriginal Radio – From Vancouver, B.C., to Yukon Territories, to Manitoba, listeners can tune in online at www.ncifm.com.

Robby Romero, Stacey Thunder, Dennis Hopper

Oct 13, 2008 DENNIS HOPPER LE NOUVEL HOLLYWOOD

Dennis Hopper & le Nouvel HollywoodRobby Romero and Stacey Thunder were among a select group of guests at a private viewing of the exhibition “Dennis Hopper & Le Nouvel Hollywood” where French Culture minister Christine Albanel named Dennis as Commander of the ‘Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ medal.’ La Cinémathèque Française Paris, France.

www.dennishopper.com

Robby Romero, Colorado Interview

Oct 07, 2008 ROBBY ROMERO LIVE ON KRZA

Painting The WorldAlamosa, CO / Taos, NM – KRZA – FM – “Live” – John Moore interviews Robby Romero on “air”. KRZA “LIVE” on the web is heard all over the world!

KRZA

Wounded Knee, South Dakota

Oct 06, 2008 ROBBY ROMERO LIVE ON SOUTH DAKOTA PUBLIC RADIO

South Dakota Public Broadcasting

Jim Kent interviews Robby Romero on South Dakota Public Radio 6:30 pm EST

Robby Romero Makoce Wakan

Oct 03, 2008 ROBBY ROMERO LIVE ON KIDE SOLAR POWERED TRIBAL RADIO

KIDE Solar Powered Tribal Radio

Jay Renzulli interviews Robby Romero “Live” on California’s first solar powered radio station KIDE 91.3 FM 5:30 pm CT Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation,  Hoopa, CA.