June 8, 2010
In This Issue
Executive Director to Attend NEA Summer Conference
NAPT's Marketing Director Jessica Kinser Receives AMA Dorothy B. Clark Award
NAPT's Assistant Director Georgiana Lee to attend Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media
Annual Native Radio Meeting
NAPT at NCAI
Executive Director to Serve on Silverdocs' Schooldocs Panel
Book Review of Everybody Needs a Rock
NAPT's Executive Director to Attend NEA Summer Conference

NAPT's Executive Director Shirley K. Sneve will be attending the National Council of Urban Education Associations (NCUEA) Summer Conference June 26-29 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Attendees at the Summer Conference will consider new business items, positions on NEA amendments and other issues that could come before this year's Representative Assembly.
NAPT's Marketing Director Jessica Kinser Receives AMA Dorothy B. Clark Award

Congratulations Jessica Kinser!

Each year the American Marketing Association's Lincoln, Nebraska, Chapter recognizes one individual with the "President's Award."  This award is titled The Dorothy B. Clark Award.

Dorothy B. Clark was the first President of the Lincoln Chapter when it broke away from the Omaha Chapter and established in 1983. This award is to honor the person who is totally committed to marketing and its principles, who has made the greatest contribution toward growing the Chapter, for pushing it to greater heights of excellence and for epitomizing the wonderful Nebraska pioneer spirit which embraces hard work, courage and persistence.
 
This year's Dorothy B. Clark Award went to NAPT's Marketing Director Jessica Kinser! Congrats Jessica! Currently, Jessica is serving as the Vice President of Communications for the Lincoln AMA.
NAPT's Assistant Director Georgiana Lee to attend Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media

NAPT's Assistant Director Georgiana Lee is heading to the Big Apple for the Grantmakers in Film + Electronic Media and the Media Democracy Fund's Annual Funder Conversation Media Grantmaking - The State and Future of the Field from June 9-10 at the Open Society Institute in New York, New York. Over the course of the two days, the format will emphasize peer-to-peer exchanges and conversation as they explore the current state and future of media, and the role that philanthropy plays in strengthening it. Participants will be informed by leading practitioners and funders who will share their knowledge of media. If you'd like to schedule a meeting with Georgiana outside of the conference, please email glee3@unl.edu.
Annual Native Radio Meeting

Eric Martin, Interactive Media Specialist, and Shirley K. Sneve, Executive Director, will be traveling to Saint Paul, Minnesota, to attend the Annual Native American radio station meeting on June 9. At the meeting, NAPT and AIROS will be part of the conversation about what can be done to help widen the impact of Native radio, strengthen Native stations, and encourage and assist new Native stations coming online and broadcasting over the air.

At the meeting, AIROS will also share with stations how they can access AIROS programming to share with their local and Web audiences. If you are attending the Native American radio station meeting or the National Federation of Community Broadcasters meeting, we'll see you there. If not, feel free to share your thoughts on Native radio and we'll try to bring them along and introduce them into the discussion.
 
Click here to find out more about the Native American radio station meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota.
NAPT at NCAI
NAPT's Executive Director Shirley K. Sneve, Fellowship Supervisor Kevin Abourezk, and Fellows Gemma Givens and Kiera Lasiloo will be attending the National Congress of American Indians' Mid-Year Conference June 20-23 in Rapid City, South Dakota.

At this year's NCAI Mid-Year Conference, the Battle of Little Bighorn will be commemorated by the Lakota Nations to honor those who fought and fell in struggle to preserve their homes, culture and sovereignty. These are the common threads that will be shared as tribal nations invite you to gather with them and the local host tribes as they celebrate all of the tribal ancestors who have laid the foundations for this year's theme, Sacred Sovereignty. NCAI was founded on the principle of protecting sovereignty and this remains their mission today.
Executive Director to Serve on Silverdocs' Schooldocs Panel
NAPT's Executive Director Shirley K. Sneve will be attending the International Documentary Conference of the AFI-Discovery Channel Silverdocs.

While at Silverdocs, she will serve on a panel for a portion of the conference called Schooldocs 2010. Schooldocs focuses on the needs of mostly K-12 educators in the area of using media, especially documentaries, in the 21st century classroom. Schooldocs offers speakers, panel discussions and workshops--creating a unique opportunity for teachers.

If you will be attending Silverdocs' Schooldocs 2010, be sure to see Shirley K. Sneve on the panel "Where to Get Web Content Fast and Ready for Your Lessons." This panel will take place Friday, June 25 from 2:50-4:10 p.m. It is definitely a panel that educators won't want to miss.
Book Review of Everybody Needs a Rock
Everybody Needs a Rock
by Byrd Baylor with pictures by Peter Parnall

Everybody Needs a Rock is a children's book about personal values and making decisions. The book explains how one must search for the rock that means something to them; something that they hold close to their heart; something that supports them in what they feel and value in life. Everybody Needs a Rock is an engaging book for readers of all ages both through the text and the illustrations. This read could also be used in the classroom setting as an exercise among young children. Ask each student to find a rock and then state why it appealed to them. Why was this the one? Everyone needs something special in their life, let this book lead you to it. 

Producer Profile

 
Sean Hutchison
The new documentary, For the Generations: Native Story & Performance, offers viewers a unique look at today's most progressive Native American music and dance performers. This month's producer profile features Sean Hutchinson.  He is a co-producer of the film, along with Mary Hager (French Canadian Cree (Metis)) and Arlie Neskahi (Navajo) of Painted Sky, last month's featured producers.

Read the entire Sean Hutchison article.

Listen to the interview.

You can also listen to the interview on the AIROS livestream. Check our website for broadcast times.

Subscribe to the producer profile podcast.
Newly Released Educational
Titles

For the Generations: Native Story & Performance - Told through original performance footage and the artists' own words, the program explores health and fitness issues that plague Native youth on and off the reservation.

Video Letters from Prison - Embark on a journey of transformation as one family from the Pine Ridge Reservation of South Dakota finds healing through the path of the heart.
*Home Version goes on sale June 14--Just in time for Father's Day. You don't want to miss it!

Barking Water - A lyrical road journey through the flat plains of Oklahoma, Sterlin Harjo's second feature follows an older, estranged Native American couple as they visit the stations of their fractured relationship. A frank, unsentimental love story, the film is also a love letter to the people and places of the director's home state.

Reel Injun - Traveling through the heartland of America, Diamond looks at how the myth of "the Injun" has influenced the world's understanding--and misunderstanding--of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell and Russell Means, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema's depiction of Native people from the silent film era to present day. 
 

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