Native Student Programs at the University of Redlands and FNX | First Nations Experience television network are partnering to host a screening of two episodes of "Native Shorts." The event is set to take place in the Casa Loma Room on University of Redlands campus. Screening starts at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 25. The screening will be followed by a discussion / Q&A with FNX directors and producers.
The day-long event will bring traditional bird singers and dancers together from across Southern California and Arizona.
Photo by Courtesy of the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum
FROM AGUA CALIENTE CULTURAL MUSEUM PRESS RELEASE - On Saturday, January 25, 2014, Agua Caliente Cultural Museum will present Singing the Birds (Wikitmallem Tahmuwhae): Bird Song & Dance Festival in Palm Springs High School gymnasium at 2401 East Baristo Road from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. This free public event hosted by Michael Mirelez (Desert Cahuilla) celebrates traditional bird singing and dancing.
Native Shorts Co-host Ariel Tweto will be on the "Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" tonight at 12:35am to promote "Native Shorts Presented By Sundance Institutes Native American and Indigenous Program". FNX launches the new series in Januray of 2014, but you can catch a special holiday showing of the full pilot episode on Christmas Eve. The show website fnx.org/nativeshorts launches on Friday December 13th.
The FNX | First Nations Experience television network is hosting a screening of the film "Dakota 38." The special event will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21 in the Library Viewing Room at San Bernardino Valley College. The screening will be followed by a Q & A about the FNX channel.
Then on Sunday, Nov. 2 viewers can catch the channel's premiere in honor of Native American Heritage Month!
Alfredo Cruz has just become the newest member of the KVCR-FNX team as the station’s General Manager. Cruz comes to the station with more than 30 years of broadcast experience including managing Trinity University’s KRTU and KUVO in Denver, Colorado. He earned his bachelor’s degree in communication and media studies from Ohio State University and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Texas, Austin. He is also two-time consecutive recipient of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists Guillermo Marquez Award.
Singing in honor of elders who have passed down their knowledge and songs.
Photo by Terria Smith
Elder singers who have been responsible for passing down their knowledge of traditional songs received an honoring during the 17th Annual Payomkawichum Soboba Inter-Tribal Pow Wow. The recognition - which took place on the evening of Saturday, September 21 – included an introduction of the singers, an honoring song, and a presentation of jackets given by elders of the Soboba Band of Luiseno Indians.
California is not only the home base of the First Nations Experience television network but it is also home to more than 150 tribes. Every year, since 1968, events take place to commemorate the diverse cultural heritage of the state’s first people.
Here are some activities happening across the Golden State commemorating California Native American Day:
California Native American Day
What: A public event featuring traditional bird songs, music, cultural food and artists.