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Painted Sky Inc. Newsletter

Native American Music and Dance .. Yesterday, Today & Forever

January/Janvier 2013 Issue
Issue No. 24
In This Issue
Northstar Album*Dancer Family*Video Clips*2013 Hummingbird In Memory Floating Lights Showcase
Painted Sky Northstar Dance Company Community Outreach & Performance "Moments in Time"*Video
Native Men's/Women's "All Around" Dance Labs w/ Off Campus School Credit
Northstar Upcoming Event Dates*Video
Painted Sky & Community & Title VII Indian Education*Rebecca Friedlander, Director
Northstar Dance Company Profile"*Video
TEXT TO DONATE*Support Painted Sky & "The Dance"*Celebrity Endorsements*NEW from Oya
National Top 10 Best Seller Production "For the Generations" on DVD*Perfect Gift!*Trailer & Review

Ta'nishi/Hi Dear Friends of Painted Sky and Northstar Dance Company,

Bienvenue/Welcome! Bonne Annee/Happy New Year of 2013! 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!

Williams Agency PR

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. 

Events & Sponsors

Thank you Community & Much Success! 

Northstar Album

Video Clips  

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 enjoyed 2012 

Ready for 2013! 

Northstar Xmas Grp 2012   


PCPA Newmark 2011

Hidden Heritage 

Hidden Heritage
Hidden Heritage

Northstar 2013 "Hummingbird In Memory Floating Lights" Showcase Performance featuring R&B/Gospel Singer/Actress Oya Thomas

Oya Thomas/Facebook  

Exciting details to come! 

Thank you Regional Arts & Culture for the support ~ 


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
Lighted Tee Pee
Regional Arts & Culture Council
The Collins Foundation
Potlatch Fund
Meyer Memorial Trust
Wieden & Kennedy Charitable Giving
PGE Foundation
Washington County Cultural Coalition
Dawson Media Group
THPRD/Garden Home Recreation
The Benson Hotel
PCPA Newmark
West Coast Productions

Comcast Newsmakers
Oregon Public Broadcasting

Northstar Artwork:
Andrew  Morrison
Tammy Layton
Jody Bergsma
Randy Kepple Photography
Tony Stromberg Photography

Photography of Northstar
Larry Johnson

Web Design of Painted Sky
Heather Young
Giant Chair Design

Moments in Time

w/ Northstar 2012 

Keeping "The Dance" Alive
2012 Arts in the Schools
Montclair Assembly 2012
2012 BAC Ten Tiny Dances & KGW Drew Carney 
2012 Ten Tiny Dances Drew Carney Grp
2012 Expulsion Portland
Matt Colt Expulsion Portland
2012 Hummingbird 
Kinji Neskahi & Gerry Rainingbird Board Members & MC's
2012 Skamania Lodge
Isaac Trimble/Apache
Skamania Lodge Isaac 2012  
2012 Nike Native American Network*Native Heritage Month
Nike Native Heritage Month 2012
2012 Tyler Stenson CD Release w/ Naomi Hooley at Aladdin, Mary Bodine/Warm Springs
Hooley Concert Mary Bo

by Grammy Award Winner
Bill Miller
Bill Miller with Northstar Dance Company at PCPA Newmark

Praises by Bill Miller with the North Star Dancers
Praises by Bill Miller with the Northstar Dancers
Shannon Wilcox, Hun Kim & Pamela Allen
  Fire Dance
   Hun Shannon Pam Hummingbird 2012
Latest News
Native Dance Labs at THPRD/Garden Home Recreation
Dance is Good Food  

Winter Term 2013, Weekly, Tuesdays at 6 pm, THPRD Garden Home Gym 

THPRD/Garden Recreation "Map" 
Angie Sorrelhorse, Keeli Kotchik, Mary Bodine, Colt Nicol, Matt Clements and George Clements, Instructors
        Matt Clements
Dance Lab Matt Hoop 2012
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

IEC Open Stage Area   
Northstar Upcoming
Event Dates
SEE NATIVE ~  Northstar Story & Video*OregonLive

September-June 2012-13
"Off Campus School Credit" Men's/Women's All Around Dance Labs at THPRD/Garden Home Recreation.


July Media


National Reviews 
  ECU North Carolina
November 7th
 East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
 "The performance was engaging and educational. We have received good reviews" ... Next time ~
Krista L. Wilhelm, MS
Asst Director for Educational Programming
St Charles Grp 2012  


November 29
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!!!"
Amanda Smith
Student Activities Coordinator


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Community Events
Special Events
Corporate Events
Arts in the Schools
Northstar Trailer Clip
North Star Dance Company
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
Seattle Teaser
Seattle Teaser

Rebecca Friedlander





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



Rainbow Feather
    Northstar Profile

Community & "Arts in the Schools"

Native American Dance & Music Cultural Performing Arts Magnet

Endless opportunities 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!

 Robert Mirabal

Grammy Award Winner


Butterfly Dance
Butterfly Dance





Ways to Support Painted Sky's Mission

New*Text to Donate*

text the word native to 41444*Any amount 

Tribal Impressions Donate

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
Oya singing Lord I know I been changed Angels in Heaven Done Signed My Name

Bill Miller
"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."


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honor Native American
culture by building awareness
of traditional and contemporary
musical expressions through
performance and education



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For the Generations
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

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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

Two Worlds
Two Worlds

 Hun Kim/Bboy, Matt Clements/Paiute, Colt Nicol/Metis, George Clements/Paiute & Kieran Hill/Modoc

Horse Stick
Horse Stick


Nike Native American Heritage Month "Kick Off" w/ Northstar

Nike Poster 2012  


Betty Stephens/Dine' 

Betty Hummingbird 2012  


Andrew Morrison Artwork

Support Painted Sky and Native American Dance & Music

We are ALL Connected