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NVision teams up with Lac du Flambeau to host Youth Media Training

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Empowering Our Future Leaders, Ensuring Cultural Preservation
Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
Saturday, September 15 – Sunday, September 16, 2012
Promoting Youth Leadership, Empowerment & Wellness through Arts, Multimedia

Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. The NVision Tour is coming to the community of Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. Don’t miss this fun and exciting FREE 2-day youth event that will include workshops in photography, filmmaking, graphic design, and the creation of a large community mural. The youth training is part of the Lac du Flambeau Band Legacy of Survival: A Walk in the Footsteps of Our Elders initiative.

NVision trainers will work directly with youth ages 12+ in the development of interpretive, marking and preservation materials focusing on the theme “History Through My Eyes.” The youth will produce a poster series, public service announcement, community mural, and photographs that will be unveiled during the grand opening of the Boys Dormitory Life Exhibit. NVision trainers will be coming from Wisconsin, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Oregon and include some the brightest Native arts and media talent today.

Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

  • Youth Arts & Multi-Media Workshops
  • Come learn how to be the next generation of artists & multi-media experts.
  • Lunch and snacks provided

A community presentation will be held Sunday, September 16, at 4:00 pm where youth will present their finished products. A community feast will be held for attendees. All are welcome! All events held at the Aabinoojiiyag Center, 407 Huron Street, Lac du Flambeau, WI 54538

For more info and to download registration/release forms visit: www.nvisionit.org or contact: Melinda Young, Tribal Historic Preservation Office, office: (715) 588-2139, cell: (715) 892-8907, email: Mjyoung@ldftribe.com

NVision is committed to the development of Native youth leadership and traditional and contemporary expressions of art, culture, education, and media from a Native core and perspective. For more info contact: Alyssa Macy, Co-Director, alyssamacy@gmail.com or 414-748-0220.


Missy Whiteman, NVision Trainer, seeks support for production of “The Coyote Way”

The Coyote Way is a modern trickster story about a young Coyote and his time traveling bicycle. As told in the original form of Coyote stories each short video is interwoven into a greater story. Coyote Pup takes a journey on his bike through a vivid dream like travel though a city filled with music, dance and colorful characters.

As he discovers his way, Coyote Pup finds that he is not alone, but in the presence of other tricksters disguised as shape shifting people who cross his path. Raven, Iktomi and Nanaboozo want Coyote Pup’s special bicycle, and will do anything to steal it from him.

Coyote Pup is soon faced with promises of false dreams, hopes, desires of materialism and must decide what path he must follow.

I would like to share this exciting and amazing journey with you and ask for your financial support, so The Coyote Way can come to life. The budget for the entire movie is, $98,000.00 and it will cover ALL of the production cost and all donations for the project are tax deductible as well.

What am I supporting you might ask? You will be helping to further the careers emerging Native American talent and movie production crew. As well as helping to revitalize traditional stories and teachings though film and video.

As my way of saying thank you for your donation, you will receive a special gift(s) based on the amount of your donation.


Behind the Scenes: National Summer Institute Program youth PSA develoment

National Summer Institute Program Youth PSA on the dangers of texting and driving

Lac Courte Orielles Youth Lemonade Stand

This video was written and produced by the youth of the National Summer Transportation Institute program at the Lac Courte Orielles Ojibwa Community College in Hayward, Wisconsin. This piece was shot as a hands on exercise for the youth to get familiar with the process and equipment.

Instructors: Alyssa Macy and Darren Cole. Edited by Darren Cole.


Even though Indigenous voices are regularly marginalized and twisted around by governments, corporations, think tanks and various others, it’s not something we take lying down.

We may not always have the resources to ensure that people can hear us and understand what we’re saying; but we more than make up for it with an abundance of will, determination, creativity, patience, and the occasional video camera.

In fact, ever since the advent of online media, Indigenous Peoples have been increasingly using film to approach the international community; be it with testimony, calls for solidarity, evidence of abuse, explorations of culture, reality checks and poems that move us all–not to mention satires, parodies and other comedy sketches to lighten us up in these heavy times.

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NVision works with National Summer Transportation Youth in Wisconsin

A safe driving public service announcement developed by students participating in the National Summer Transportation Institute Program through the College of Menominee Nation and Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwa Community College in Wisconsin. NVision Co-Director and trainer Alyssa Macy and Darren Cole worked on the project.

Osage youth paint Pawhuska mural

Native American artists from across the country help Osage youth paint a mural on the side of the Osage language building
Article originally appeared on May 16, 2011 and credited to OSAGE NEWS STAFF

Osage youth helped artists with NVision paint a mural on the side of the Osage language building in downtown Pawhuska May 14. Photo by Shannon Shaw/Osage News

The Osage Language Department hosted NVision May 14, a non-profit group made up of artists from all over Indian Country. NVision came out to help Osage youth paint a mural on the side of the Osage language building in downtown Pawhuska.

More than 20 youth participated in painting the mural, designed by Osage artist Ryan Red Corn, the mural depicts an Osage straight dancer in the middle of the Osage orthography that spells Wah.Zha.Zhi I.E., “Osage language.”

The mural has been planned for sometime and will help bring attention downtown to the Nation’s language program, said Rebekah HorseChief, language instructor and recruiter. She and other language teachers, including Veronica Pipestem, Cameron Pratt and Bill Lynn, were in attendance to help.

“It’s been a really great day and the kids are having such a great time,” HorseChief said, who was covered in paint. “We’re really thankful to these artists that are apart of NVision for taking the time out of their busy schedules to do something positive for our youth.”

NVision is a nationwide Native youth arts and leadership project. The artists who volunteer their time with NVision hold workshops in Urban Theatre, T-Shirt Making, Graffiti and Community Murals, Creative Writing, Photography, Documentary Filmmaking and Web Based Design, according to the NVision Web site.

Founded in the summer of 2006, the mission of NVision is to empower Native youth and young adults through traditional and contemporary methods of art, media, culture and educational platforms. NVision trainers include Native men and women professionals and artists, ages 25-40, engaged in visual art, graphic and web design, film, photography, music and dance, according to the NVision Web site.

NVision holds workshops with the Nation every year.