|Painted Sky Inc. Newsletter|
Native American Music and Dance .. Yesterday, Today & Forever
May/Mai 2013 Issue
|Issue No. 28|
Ta'nishi/Hi Dear Friends of Painted Sky and Northstar Dance Company,
Bienvenue/Welcome! Much love and blessings ~ from myself, Painted Sky Board of Directors & Advisors and the Northstar Dancers ~~
Marse/Thank you for your continued support of Native youth/young adults in the Native cultural performing arts. Through Painted Sky and Northstar's Community Outreach Performances we share who we are as Native people and stay connected as an important part of the fabric of the world community. PLEASE, go to TEXT TO DONATE and keep "The Dance" alive! Northstar dances where you live!
Parfois, la re'ponse est juste en face de vouse tout le temps ... sometimes the answer is right in front of you all the time. See Native!
Northstar Dance Company for national/international performances listed by Lewis Williams Agency out of California. (Flyer)
Lewis Williams Agency
You may not think that often about the Native American culture, but would you be able to think or imagine of no aboriginal presence in community. Each day making a Native "moc"print to the heritage and history of this land through Native story, song, music and dance. When Northstar is asked "where is home?" The answer is always "here". Here! is our Home. Live Native!
Always/Takine a friend,
Mary Hager, Executive Producer & Artistic Director
Painted Sky Inc.
Northstar Dance Company
� 2011 Painted Sky/Northstar Dance Company. All Painted Sky/Northstar Dance Program performances, content, designs and related intellectual property are the sole and exclusive property of Painted Sky/Northstar Dance Company, a Native American Cultural Performing Arts Magnet. All rights reserved.
Thank you Community & Much Success!
The Northstar 2012-13 Dancer Family: Aiyanna Bennett/Yakima, Betty Stephens/Dine', Colt Nicol/Metis, Damon Keller, George Clements/Paiute, Hun Kim, Keeli Kotchik/Warm Springs, Isaac Trimble/Apache Flute, Kieran Hill/Modoc, Mary Bodine/Warm Springs, Matthew Clements/Paiute, Pamela Allen, Rebecca Friedlander/Athabascan, Shannon Wilcox, Sofia Butler/Siletz, Soraya Mendez/Warm Springs
Northstar Dancers Summer 2013 in COUGAR, Be There! The Pride is coming~
PCPA Newmark 2011
Northstar 2013 Hummingbird In Memory Floating Lights
Showcase Performance featuring R&B/Gospel Singer/Actress
MC's Arlie Neskahi/Dine' & Jackie Jacobs/Lumbee
NEW Oya Music Video
Friday evening, August 2, 2013
SW 5th St & SW Hall Blvd Park
Hosted by the City of Beaverton
Thank you Regional Arts & Culture for the support ~
Pre Performance Wine & Hors d'Oeuvres Reception w/ Oya & Northstar at 6 PM*Hostesses Jacqueline Keeler & Meighan Maloney
ADD YOUR SUPPORT of Northstar's Annual Showcase of Native Music and Dance in the Pacific Northwest by donating to Painted Sky for this event! Corporate Sponsorships open to join in name identification with this performance. Bring Native American Performing Artist to Portland for upcoming Showcases. Celebrate Native music and dance! Native American Cultural Performing Arts & National Singing Artists is Painted Sky ~
Thank You! For Your Support
Regional Arts & Culture Council
The Collins Foundation
Meyer Memorial Trust
Wieden & Kennedy Charitable Giving
Washington County Cultural Coalition
Dawson Media Group
THPRD/Garden Home Recreation
The Benson Hotel
West Coast Productions
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Randy Kepple Photography
Tony Stromberg Photography
Photography of Northstar
Web Design of Painted Sky
Giant Chair Design
Painted Sky Advisor
Rafael Otto is the lead writer at Grantmakers for Education, an affinity group for grantmakers working to improve education across the country. He worked previously at the Tucson Pima Arts Council in southern Arizona and has a background in communications, development, alternative education and social services. As a writer, artist, and creator he works with words,
music and performance while emphasizing story as the backbone of expression and communication. He also explores artistic voices and the creative process through in-depth interviews with an emphasis on perspective, place, identity, and intercultural communication. He is a contributing editor at Terrain.org, writes the Infinite Culture blog, and is producing a theatrical and musical performance called "The Story of Rhythm" featuring a series of his original poetry. His nonfiction and creative work has appeared n numerous publications, including The Writer's Chronicle, Terrain.org, Not Enough Night, The New Purlieu Review and Afropop Worldwide.
by Grammy Award Winner
Praises by Bill Miller with the Northstar Dancers
Painted Sky Advisor &
Grammy Award Winner
Mary Bodine/Warm Springs
Northstar "Arts in the Schools"
Spring Mountain Elementary
|Native Dance Labs at THPRD/Garden Home Recreation|
Knowing is Doing
Spring Term begins April 2, 2013. Weekly, Tuesdays at 7 pm, THPRD Garden Home Dance Studio 2 THPRD/Garden Recreation "Map"
Keeli Kotchik, Mary Bodine, Colt Nicol, Matt Clements, Instructors
Northstar Native Dance Labs for "Off Campus School Credit" are FREE to Native American "self identify" and is Open Diversity. The weekly Lab runs from September thru June as the school year and is in the evening. Northstar T Shirt is $10 in support of Dance Program. Come learn, share and stay fit with Native dance and get school credit. Form is on Painted Sky website or talk to your counselor for your school's off campus credit form. Each term day/time will be on the Painted Sky website under "News & Events" and in Newsletter. Stay fit and connected to the heritage of this land.
Off Campus School Credit Form
Breaking down myths and stereotypes about Native Americans. Educate and Learn
In Remembrance of those who have served & are serving in the Armed Forces. Thank you!
Event Dates SEE NATIVE ~ Northstar Story & Video*OregonLive
"Off Campus School Credit" Men's/Women's All Around Dance Labs at THPRD/Garden Home Recreation.
2013 February 23
Lewis & Clark Law School Dinner
Portland Marriott Waterfront
April 19th Opening Ceremony
APP 5th International Mtg on Indigenous Child Health
Hilton Portland & Exec Tower
Presentation*10:15 a.m.Hillsboro Title VII Indian Educ'n
Hillsboro SD Administration Ctr
Linn Benton Community College
Diversity Achievement Center
May 24 Opening For Ducks Unlimited National Convention
Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Stoller Middle School
Beaverton Title VII Indian Educ'n
Montclair Elementary "Arts in the Schools " Assembly at 2 pm
July 13 Ten Tiny Dances
Beaverton Arts Commission
July 30 Last Tuesday
City of Beaverton*The Square
August 2nd Northstar Annual Hummingbird Showcase
City of Beaverton 10th Anniversary of Flicks in the Park
Local & National Reviews
April 19, 2013
APP 5th International Mtg on Indigenous Child Health
"Amazing performance! The combination of traditional Native dancing mixed with contemporary music and modern dance moves was phenomenal. Overwhelmed my expectations and as Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee I cannot think of a better way to start off the conference. They were the talk the rest of the day by conference attendees. Too bad they didn't offer up their sound track for sale as it's something I would have bought."
Sam Wong, MD
St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO
"The dance troupe was AMAZING!!! They were an absolute joy to work with and their performances were even more spectacular than I could have imagined. Everyone who attended had nothing but positive things to say. Thank you again for everything!!!"
Student Activities Coordinator
Arts in the Schools
Northstar Trailer Clip
|North Star Dance Company|
Northstar has performed for large venue international audiences such as the Opening Ceremony of the United States IEC in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center for 3,000
Northstar w/ Robert Mirabal
in Seattle at International Conference
Painted Sky connects and partners with tribal and community organizations in support of Painted Sky's mission with Native youth/young adults through the discipline, health and fitness of dance and the cultural performing arts. Ask Rebecca to speak at your Organization/Club! We are all connected!
Support Title VII Indian Education*Enroll
Each day as a dance company member and team members, we live strong, inspire others and stay proud in promise. See NATIVE~
Community & "Arts in the Schools"
Native American Dance & Music Cultural Performing Arts Magnet
Jump Start on Life through the world of "the dance"
Native American Styles & Contemporary Styles, including Hip Hop, Tap, B Boy, Lyric and Jazz~
We come from Reserves, we come from Reservations, we are Urban, we are Intertribal, we are Native Americans. We are in COMMUNITY! We are in SCHOOLS! building bridges and making friends, not hidden. Native American history is an oral history. It is alive! "The Dance" is alive!! Our stories are our songs, our songs are our music and our music is the "The Dance". Since 2005, each year Northstar has worked with national Native Performers and touched thousands from all cultures, the international and general community and students in schools sharing who we are through the Native American cultural performing arts and film. It is a good thing to do and a good way to be ... keeping the dance alive! Live Native!
Keep Cultural Arts Alive in Support of Painted Sky's Mission
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text the word native to 41444*Any amount
Tribal Impressions Supports
Include Painted Sky/Northstar on your Annual Charitable Giving List for Native Youth/Young Adults in the Cultural Performing Arts. Blessings to you! from generation to generation.
Keep the Promise and Think Ahead "7 Generations". You can support Native youth/young adults in staying connected, fitness through dance and the Native cultural performing arts with a tax deductible donation to Painted Sky Inc. Your donation helps Painted Sky/Northstar to support Native dancers both urban and on the reservation in the dance program; community outreach performances and Native "arts in the schools" where we share who we are as part of the fabric of community. Please choose one of the following to show your support of Native American youth/young adults in the cultural performing arts and community. "Live Native" and keep "the dance"!
Act Now! Community support of the Northstar Dance Program turns each day into a continued tomorrow!
Northstar Window Car Cling $13 Donation online on Painted Sky Website or by check to mailing address. DONATE
I GIVE where you can donate to Painted Sky Inc. at "no cost to you" by shopping online. Select Painted Sky as your charity of choice. SHOP TO DONATE
"YOUR CAUSE" DONATE $10 NOW Secured and quick way to be a donation member to Painted Sky! CLICK & PARTICIPATE
Painted Sky Secured Website*CLICK TO DONATE
Donations by DIRECT MAIL: Painted Sky Inc., 7280 SW 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97223. Donation Receipt available (checks only please)
Thank you Oya for the support and sharing our story on "Spirit of Oya" and "Ray of Light". Much success always. Looking forward to working together.
|Oya singing Lord I know I been changed Angels in Heaven Done Signed My Name|
"Please help support my friends at Painted Sky. They run Northstar Native Cultural Arts Program for Native youth and young adults. The money you give will allow Native youth and young adults from urban areas and reservations to take part in this program that preserves our heritage and provides inspiration and hope to the younger generations."
Painted Sky's mission is to
honor Native American
culture by building awareness
of traditional and contemporary
musical expressions through
performance and education
|For the Generations|
"For the Generations" on DVD & Public TV
OWN today the DVD of performance and the stories of remarkable Native artists. Jana, Michael Greyeyes and Santee Smith, Bill Miller, Northstar Dance Company featuring Arlie Neskahi and Jaynez, Women of the Four Winds featuring Martha Redbone, Wayquay, Tracy Bone and Davidica, and Robert Mirabal! Request and watch "For the Generations" on your local public television station! Now also on FNX TV California
Add to your collection or give as a "special" gift! from NAPT's "Top Ten Best Seller" List in a viewing market of 165 million plus.
There is an Educational DVD for Libraries, Universities, Colleges and Schools. And of course Home DVD.
American Indian Quarterly
Damon Keller & Kieran Hill/Modoc
Hun Kim/Bboy, Matt Clements/Paiute, Colt Nicol/Metis, George Clements/Paiute & Kieran Hill/Modoc
Nike Native American Heritage Month "Kick Off" w/ Northstar
This painting was done by David Joaquin in collaboration with Photograher Randy Kepple. The photo was taken by Randy at a Northstar Performance, Washington Park 2011. Shell work was done by Rebecca's Mother, Colleen Payne and her Auntie Annette Ingram.
Hidden Heritage Circle
Northstar Dance Company
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