Cinema Arts Centre, L.I. Friends of WBAI Radio & The Lakota Foundation
THE FIRST VOICES: LISTEN WE MUST
To undo the long-standing injustices visited by force
on the First Peoples of the two continents
This program is a benefit for the Lakota Foundation, WBAI and the not-for-profit Cinema Arts Center.
The Lakota Foundation has been created to end the highest teen suicide rate in America on the
Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. The Lakota Foundation will build a center where youth can thrive and develop skills necessary to become productive, successful men and women. Loma Kachi, a
non-profit charitable organization, with a history of partnering with The Lakota Foundation,
is working closely to help them achieve their goals.
Sunday, October 4, 9:30 am ~ 1:30 pm
Program includes Native American music and dance, film, panel discussion and food
9:30 am ~ 10:15 am ~ Breakfast and meet and greet
10:15 am ~ 11:15 am ~ Music and Native American Dance
11:30 am ~ 12:45 pm ~ Film WOUNDED KNEE
12:45 pm ~ 1:30 pm ~ Panel and Audience Discussion
Tickets for this Special Benefit: $25 available at the CAC Box Office, website (www.CinemaArtsCentre.org), or by calling 800-838-3006
Wounded Knee 2009 Sundance Film Festival
Stanley Nelson’s award winning documentary Wounded Knee records the 1973 armed
occupation of the Pine Ridge reservation led by the AIM (American Indian Movement).
Occupying the site of Wounded Knee they cut off access and took up defensive
positions. The film records the 71 day armed stand-off with the FBI. AIM sought a redress of broken treaties (the US broke every signed treaty) and the ouster of Dick Wilson, Pine Ridge’s corrupt tribal leader. Nelson’s film records the story from the inside, not the outside: AIM leaders Russell Means, John Trudell and Dennis Banks were the spokespersons for all their people trapped in poverty on reservations. The uprising received daily attention from themajor media. (USA, 2009, 74 min.).
PERFORMERS AND PANELISTS
TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE (Lakota) is a master flautist who has performed worldwide and recently opened Pete Seeger’s 90th birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden. He is a radio
journalist and host of First Voices Indigenous Radio (WBAI and WPKN) ; he is a panelist on Cultures on the Air at Harvard University.
LANCE WHITE MAGPIE, dancer, (Lip Clan, Oglala Sioux) is
from Wanblee, South Dakota on the Pine Ridge Indian
Reservation. He is a descendant of Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull and
Black Elk, has appeared in the movies, Dancing With Wolves,
Thunderheart and Lakota Woman and is Associate Director of
Lakota Sioux Indian Dance Theater.
DONNA KELLY, drums, working with Flamin’Amy,
Housewives on Prozac, New City Trio, Grace Millo Band,
Symbiotic with Charley Buckland.
CHARLEY BUCKLAND (Bass, Dulcimer, Guitar) has
performed and recorded with numerous artists; has released two
records in Europe and Japan with Phantom. He has also taught
music at Webster University in Holland.
DAN GRIGSBY (Blackfoot) is a nine-time award winning
recording engineer and accomplished record producer who
has worked with Keith Richards, Sting, Joe Cocker, and
ETTIE LUCKEY, Cellist, is a member of the nationally
acclaimed ragtime to early jazz group Elite Syncopation and is
assistant principal cellist with Greater Bridgeport Symphony.
CHRISTINE ROSE, Director of Changing Winds, a non-profit
charitable organization supporting Native Americans.
Special Request: It would be greatly appreciated if attendees to the program
can bring NEW warm winter clothing for Lakota families.