FNX Interns Eddie Tahuka and Robin Underwood at the 2015 Honoring Traditions Gala in Orange County.
Photo by Jacque Nunez
On Saturday January 31, 2015, two FNX Interns made their way to Four Directions Education’s biggest event of the year. The Honoring Traditions Gala filled the night with blessings, Pala Bird Signers, Fancy Dances and a silent auction; the highlight of the night, awarding Saginaw Grant with a Humanitarian Award. No expense was spared at the venue of El Adobe Restaurant, a California State Historical Landmark in the heart of San Juan Capistrano. The architectural elements of El Adobe artfully reflect the history of both building and location.
Reprentatives with San Bernadino Community College District, KVCR and the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians celebrate during commemorative event.
Photo by Jeff McCumber, FNX Interim Art Director
FNX | First Nations Experience has received a second $6 Million gift of support from its Founding Partners, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. A special commemorative ceremony took place in honor of the gift renewal at KVCR studios on the San Bernardino Valley College campus on Monday, January 26, 2015.
FNX Intern Robin Underwood with LaDonna Harris during the 2nd Annual San Diego American Indian Film Festival.
Photo by Courtesy of Robin Underwood
This past weekend I got to join FNX in attending the 2nd Annual San Diego American Indian Film Festival (SDAIFF). Many films were showcased during the night including, “Sycuan: Our People. Our Culture. Our History,” “Once We Had a River,” “Empire of Dirt” and "LaDonna Harris: Indian 101.” Long into the night, a huge screen captured the attention of all ages in the audience, the majority excitedly being Native youth.
FNX intern Robin Underwood with FNX Tribal Liaison Terria Smith during the 2014 Career Day at Sherman Indian High School.
Photo by Courtesy of Sherman Indian High School
FNX I First Nations Experience, as you can imagine, is very busy for the Month of November, Native American Heritage Month. It was quite a spectacle to witness those at the network stretch themselves to the dozens of different events taking place nearby. Somehow, this station accomplishes what seems to require the power of a hundred men with just a handful of people.
Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch O’Farrell stands with members of the City’s Native American Indian Commission, Torres Martinez Desert Cahuilla Indians tribal leaders and staff, FNX staff members and former Los Angeles Laker AC Green.
Photo by Courtesy of the City of Los Angeles
FNX | First Nations Experience was an invited guest during the 2014 City of Los Angeles Native American Indian Commission’s American Indian Heritage Month Celebration.
FNX | First Nations Experience joins in commemorating the ancient Indigenous celebration Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) which celebrates friends, relatives, loved ones and all others who have passed on to become ancestors.
FNX Intern Robin Underwood at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum's 'Cahuilla Continuum' exhibit.
Photo by Art Macalma, FNX Editor/Director
Passing a level of comfort to conquer a challenge may be daunting, but if pursued, I promise, stem beautiful life moments. Walking into FNX for my first day of interning was the most nerve-racking opportunity, and yet, since then, enlightenment is what I have gained. Helping to build such a great movement so early in its infancy while learning from such talented and diverse minds, brings the highest of honor to my heart.
The Utah Education Network (UEN) has launched a new digital television channel that carries Native American programming to virtually all areas of the state. FNX Channel (First Nations Experience) programming is broadcast 24/7 on UEN-TV channel 9.3.
FNX | First Nations Experience television network is proud to be surrounded by more than 150 tribes that call the Golden State their home. For almost 50 years, events have taken place across the state - on the last Friday of September - to celebrate the diverse cultural heritage of California's Native American people.