Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights
Thursday, October 22, 2015
|Jones Benally and family, with Sihasin's Clayson and Jeneda Benally.|
By Berta Benally
Tacoho ProductionsCensored News
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- On Nov. 11, 2015, the Museum of Musical Instruments in Scottsdale is hosting a unique group of diverse contemporary and traditional music, featuring the R.Carlos Nakai Quartet and rock duo Sihasin, in concert. This special event honors Native American Heritage Month at the museum.
The R. Carlos Nakai Quartet features 10 times Grammy nominated Navajo Ute flutist R.Carlos Nakai. Mixing original compositions with inspired improvisations, RCNQ features R. Carlos Nakai on Native American flutes, concert flute, trumpet and voice; Will Clipman on drums, pan-global percussion and voice; AmoChip Dabney on saxophones, keyboards and voice; and Johnny Walker on bass and voice. The music of RCNQ spans the sonic spectrum from quietly contemplative to highly combustible and from soothingly meditative to irresistibly danceable, always delivered with an impeccable blend of rhythm, melody and harmony and a positive vibration.
Also performing will be the Navajo multi-award winning brother sister duo Sihasin with their explosive sound of bass, drums and vocals weaving traditional Navajo songs with contemporary high energy lyrics pertinent to today's world.
Performing with Sihasin will be their father Jones Benally, recipient of the acclaimed Arizona Living treasure award and legendary Hoop Dancer.
This amazing event will be at The Museum of Musical Instrument in Scottsdale Arizona. Tickets are available at www.mim.org concert time is 7:00P.M. On Nov. 11, 2015
Musical Instrument Museum located at 4725 East Mayo Blvd. Scottsdale Az. 85050 tel: 480 478 6000.
contact: Berta Benally
Flagstaff Az. 86002
928 527 1041
|The women of Petaquillas, Guerrero push back, and police leave.|
Indigenous Community Police Look Back, Look Forward
By Frontera NorteSur
Published at Censored News with permission
Twenty years ago, a revolution in policing and community justice broke out in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. Fed up with constant robberies and sexual assaults, Indigenous communities in the Costa Rica and La Montana regions of Guerrero formed armed community police forces that grew into the Regional Coordinator of Community Authorities (CRAC).
Taking root in scores of Mixtec, Nahua and other communities, the CRAC was widely credited with significantly curbing criminal activities. Concomitant with a volunteer policing concept, the CRAC implemented a popular justice system of reeducation and community work.