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Red Nation Media
Contact: Nadine Aragon
March 31, 2014
TODAY HONORING HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY at PLAZA DE LA RAZA IN CELEBRATION OF CESAR CHAVEZ BIRTHDAY
NATIVE WOMEN IN FILM & TELEVISION FILM FESTIVAL CLOSES WITH AMERICAN INDIAN & LATINOS UNITE AT PLAZA DE LA RAZA IN CELEBRATION OF CESAR CHAVEZ
BRITHDAY AND EDWARD ALBERT JR/FAMILY. 5pm
Los Angeles CA – Red Nation Celebration Institute presents the Inaugural Native Women In Film & Television Film Festival (NWFTV), in Celebration of Cesar Chavez Birthday and Edward Albert Jr./Family.
Monday, March 31, 2014; Plaza De La Raza ~ 3540 N. Mission Rd. Los Angeles, CA 90031-3135; Event Times: Ceremony Arrivals 4:00pm; Water Ceremony/Music/Poetry 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
CONNECT with the Spirit of the Water. Water is our First Home. Our First Food. Our First Medicine. Only One Water – Protect Her for She is Sacred!
“Respecting of Life Water Ceremony, Native Women in Music & Poetry Calling All Women (and the men who support them) Each woman is asked to bring a gallon of water from where they live. We will carry, walk, pray and connect with the spirit of the water. Bring your rattles, drums, and dress comfortable. (Free Event)
Expected: Dolores Huerta respected leader and civil rights activist who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association with Cesar Chavez, Celebrities, City Officials, Native Celebrities, traditional singers, traditional dancers, community.
Sponsored by NBC Universal and Honest Engine Films. A Special Thank you to
Plaza De La Raza.
ABOUT NATIVE WOMEN IN MUSIC (NWIM)
NATIVE WOMEN IN MUSIC Concert Series, since its inception in 1996, with five major “Native Women in Music” concerts under its belt – Native Women in Music has become a MUSIC MOVEMENT. “We are not on main stream radio nor prime time television yet” said Romero, “Its time for change and that change is now.”
The first “Native Women in Music” Concert Series was acknowledged by Mayor Debbie Jaramillo 1996 – City of Santa Fe Mayor Debbie Jaramillo Proclamation of “Native American Women’s Day in Santa Fe” – August 17, 1996.
Two years after “Native Women in Music” was launched, Sarah McLaughlin of the world’s famous “Lilith Fair Tour” asked Romero (founder of MWIM) to join her all women tour in 1998. Romero (Founder of Native Women in Music) represented the American Indian voice and was the only American Indian recording artist to perform that year along with Sinead O’Connor, the Indigo Girls and Natalie Merchant; first all female tour.
Short list of Native Women Recording artist-singer/songwriters
The Mankillers (all women drum group)
** all artists mentioned above have performed once or have been a returning artists for Native Women in Music Concert Series events.