Hi Corina
How kind of you to offer, and thanks for asking. I'd love to read your article, and will be happy to publish it in Native Village. My next news issue is planned for September. However, our house is up for sale, so if we do sell, then I'll have to postpone publishing it for a couple months until we move if you don't mind the wait. (Native Village is a personal project of love created in my home office. Out of pocket. There's no one to fall back on if I can't get things done, lol)
Johnny's photo, alone, shows part of his story. He is dancing from inside himself, and one can almost feel the ancestors dancing beside and inside him, too.
Maybe this doesn't make sense, and I've never asked anyone this question before, but while writing Johnny's article, did you feel that you were writing from outside yourself and someone else helped guide the words? It's just a feeling that came to me while looking at his photo.
Have a great day out there in sunny California.
Gina
In a message dated 6/7/2012 12:39:50 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, redbirds_vision@hotmail.com writes:
Gina,

 
Thank you...and I wonder if you could put something I wrote to good use.

 
I wrote an article on
Native Village offers two monthly p for News form Native California which just went through a not real smooth change of editors. They chose not to use anything the former editor had put together. I am looking for a home for the article. Johnny is 20 years old, a tribal member of the Tule River Yokuts. He wants to be the tribal chair when he is old enough, and he's known it since he was a child. He is also a grass dancer and has been clean and sober his entire life. His whole deal is about inspiring youth to be themselves and be the best they can be.

 
What's the chance I can send you the article and the images we have to got with it? I'm sening a picture I took of him in Bakersfield just so you can get a feel for who he is.

 
:)
 


 
Corina Roberts, Founder
Redbird
P.O. Box 702, Simi Valley, CA 93062
www.RedbirdsVision.org

 
Follow the Forest Recovery Project on Facebook - send a friend request to Corina Roberts or join the new Forest Recovery Project group.
The Forest Recovery Project is sponsored, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission,
Southern California Edison's Native American Alliance, and Ralphs/Food 4 Less
 


 
 

From: KispokoT@aol.com
Date: Wed, 6 Jun 2012 22:58:44 -0400
Subject: Re: Redbird - thank you and two shots...
To: redbirds_vision@hotmail.com

 
Sorry you didn't win, but you're still #1 to many fans!
Keep up the good work.
Gina Boltz,
Director, Native Village Publications
Internet Youth Forum for The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
Project Consultant, "For the Next 7 Generations" Documentary
In a message dated 6/6/2012 8:12:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, redbirds_vision@hotmail.com writes:

Just a quick note to say thank you to all of you, whether you voted or not for us to win a new Toyota in Toyota's 100 Cars For Good Program. We did not win, but we are no less grateful for your support, and if you are in southern California, we'd like to invite you to a few upcoming events:

 
Redbird's 12th Children of Many Colors Native American Powwow, July 20-22 at Moorpark College in Ventura County;

 
Our first Open House at the Chilao School property, Angeles National Forest, August 18 from 10 AM to 4PM;

 
Our annual Blanket, Toy and School Supplies Drive, the first Saturday in December at the Simi Valley Library Community Room (in Ventura County).

 
Thank you so very much, once again, for your support.

 
Mitakuye oyasin
(we are all related)

 
Corina


 
Corina Roberts, Founder
Redbird
P.O. Box 702, Simi Valley, CA 93062
www.RedbirdsVision.org

 
Follow the Forest Recovery Project on Facebook - send a friend request to Corina Roberts or join the new Forest Recovery Project group.
The Forest Recovery Project is sponsored, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission,
Southern California Edison's Native American Alliance, and Ralphs/Food 4 Less
 
=
=