Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Native American Youth Media Workshop June 2011

Native Youth Media Workshop June 2011
By Censored News and Earthcycles
Earthcycles and Censored News are planning a Native Youth Media Workshop for June 2011. Native youths are invited to learn about broadcasting live, with audio and video, on the Internet. Native youths will also learn about circulating their news on the Internet, by way of digital cameras and blogging.
Govinda, producer of Earthcycles, and Brenda Norrell, publisher of Censored News, are creating a sharing workshop to inspire Native Youths to broadcast, and publicize, their own voices. Native Youths will learn of tools to share their news, news from their communities and their global concerns, ranging from local concerns such as protecting sacred places and water rights, to protecting Mother Earth and international human rights.
Sponsors are sought for expenses for Lakota, Mohawk, O'odham, Navajo and other Native American youths who want to attend and to cover the cost of the workshop. If sponsors are located, we could have more than one workshop in the west this summer.
Navajo Louise Benally has already volunteered to cook. Louise, longtime resister of forced relocation, is a voice for sustainable agriculture and sustainable communities.
Thanks! For more information: brendanorrell@gmail.com or govinda@earthcycles.net

Earthcycles and Censored News have broadcast live from the Americas. From the climate summit in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2010, to the Indigenous Peoples Border Summits in San Xavier on the Tohono O'odham Nation in 2006 and 2007. Broadcasting live audio, and now video, the voices of Native people were broadcast from Navajo and Western Shoshone lands to the Dakotas.
In 2008, Earthcycles and Censored News broadcast live on the five month Longest Walk 2 northern route, followed by live broadcasts in 2009 to halt uranium mining in the lands of the Havasupai and Pueblos. The AIM West gatherings in San Francisco and the Detroit Social Forum were among the broadcasts.
Most recently, Govinda has helped set up a new radio station on the Crow Nation in April! Censored News, now in its fifth year with readers in 195 countries, was able to locate sponsors for five Native Americans to attend the climate summits in Cochabama, Bolivia, and Cancun, Mexico, in 2010.


Earthcycles and Censored News have no advertising and continue this work as a labor of love.
 http://www.earthcycles.net and www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com
Photo: Govinda on the Earthcycles bus at the end of the Longest Walk 2 nothern route 2008. Earthcycles and Censored News broadcast live for five months. Photo by Lenny Foster, Navajo.

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