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NVision Tour | Iowa Nation, September 19-20

PLEASE RETURN TO JOSHUA WILLAMSON AT THE IOWA NATION OR BRING THEM TO THE CHENA BUILDING, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH AT 5PM. YOU MAY ALSO EMAIL YOUR REGISTRATION FORM TO jwilliamson@iowanation.org. ALL PARTICIPANTS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST HAVE A PERMISSION FORM SIGNED BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN TO PARTICIPATE.

NVision Tour  Perkins, Oklahoma, Ioway Nation

NVISION TOUR
Empowering Our Future Leaders
Iowa Nation of Oklahoma
September 19-20th, 2008

WHAT IS NVISION?
NVision is a national Native non-profit organization based in Longmont, Colorado. We are an affiliate project of the Seventh Generation Fund. NVision is committed to the development of leadership among Native youth and young adults in traditional and contemporary expressions of art, culture, education, and multi-media from a Native core and perspective on a local and national level in Indian Country.

NVision is a collective of dynamic Native men and women professionals and artists, ages 25-40, involved in arts, multi-media, film, youth leadership development, Indian education, politics/community organizing, fundraising, community development, and music, who have joined together to develop innovative and cutting edge projects and empower Native youth and young adults.

WHAT IS THE NVISION TOUR?
The dynamic and interactive NVision Tour is a multi-faceted event that will showcase Native hip hop and different traditional and contemporary styles of Native music; film; visual and performing arts; culture; media; and youth leadership and wellness workshops. Hip hop/music, film, dance, photography and art will be used as a means to teach, empower, inspire, and create dialogue with Native youth about ways to realize their visions for success, leadership, and wellbeing within a context of cultural pride. See NVision workshop descriptions to learn more how you can participate.

The NVision Tour event is geared towards exposing Native youth to opportunities, successful artists and learning basic skills from a Native perspective. NVision, through workshops, fun activities, performances and mentoring seeks to promote that Native youth can pursue their goals and visions for success in the arts and media while at the same celebrating and expressing their tribal identities and cultural lifeways. NVision seeks to promote the message that even the 21st Century, we as Native peoples “can successfully walk in two worlds.”
NVISION TOUR: Empowering Our Future Leaders
September 19-20th, 2008
PROGRAM OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19TH NVISION TOUR
5-6:30pm: Registration and Orientation for NVision Tour
-Chena Building
6:30-7pm: Dinner
7-8pm: NVision Tour Overview
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH NVISION TOUR
THE MAIN EVENT!!
10am-11am: Late registration & NVision Tour General Session for ALL NVision Tour Participants
-Chena Building
11am-12:30pm: NVision Workshops
12:30pm: Lunch
1pm-6pm: NVision Tour Workshops
6:30pm: Community Dinner Sponsored by Iowa Nation
-Chena Building

7pm: NVISION TOUR Youth Showcase & Live Concert
Feature NVision Youth Participant art, music, dance, and media performances
8-9pm: NVISION CONCERT
Live music performances by: Meta, Quese Imc, Happy Frejo, Ryan Red Corn & Myron Dewey. Live art performance by Bunky Echo-Hawk.

NVISION TOUR WORKSHOPS
Empowering Our Future Leaders
Iowa Nation of Oklahoma
September 19-20th, 2008

Mural Painting
Trainer: Bunky Echo-Hawk (Pawnee/Yakama)

Bunky Echo-Hawk is an internationally known visual artist and writer. His work has won much acclaim because of its contemporary approach. He merges a Native American perspective with mainstream culture. The mural workshop is a group project that will tie traditional Pawnee culture together with modern day life. The group will come up with the concept, sketch the mural, and paint it in one day. If you are an artist, or aspire to become one, this workshop is for you!

Writing | Performance
Trainers: Happy Frejo (Pawnee | Seminole)
Divided into a two-part workshop, the Writing | Talent Development session is not for the shy at heart. This team will assist in the creative direction and development of a short play as well as initiate the first blog entries to be featured on the PSA Campaign webpage.

Led by the guidance of accomplished independent filmmaker, youth trainer and actress Happy Frejo, the aim is to tap into the real human emotion and issues impacting Native youth as told from their own perspective. Together, they will lay emphasis on personal expressionism through creative writing and performance techniques.

The workshop will encompass story-board production and script-writing that builds off the central issue being addressed through the PSA Campaign. Trainers will use creative writing, brainstorming and interactive and performance techniques to help create the vision and storyboard for the short play. Participants will also utilize writing as an outlet of expression to help create a series of blog entries to be featured on the PSA Campaign social media website. The inspiration is to promote future engagement activity on the webpage from Native youth across Indian Country. Participants in this workshop will also perform their short play at the final NVision youth showcase and community celebration held on the final evening of the event.

Express Yourself: Writing & Producing Music
Trainer: Quese Imc Frejo (Pawnee/Seminole)

This workshop is designed to teach youth how to create a music track, lay vocals to it and come up with a hit song-whether hip hop, traditional or contemporary forms of music. Quese Imc, an award-winning hip hop artist & traditional Native singer, will lay emphasis on how to express yourself through creative writing and music. Quese will bring pieces of his music studio and lay out a short-cut version of how to produce a track. This will be the opportunity to use the power of your words, stories, experiences, and creativity with the power of music to express yourself. Whether you love hip hop, rock, or traditional Native music, you will learn to begin to find your own voice through music and lyrics.

Caught in the Lens: Digital Story-Telling
Trainer: David Bernie (Yankton Sioux)

Alyssa Macy is an accomplished hip hop, event, and activist photographer who uses her camera to mobilize people and raise consciousness nationwide through her pictures and writings that accompany her pictures. In this workshop, youth will learn to tell their own stories, express who they are and where they come from through pictures and producing a “digital story” with images and their own words. Youth will learn what makes a “good picture,” how edit photos, layout, and how to use their words to express their ideas, thoughts, and perspectives. Participants will actually spend the afternoon shooting their own pictures and working together to weave a digital story of their community and lives.

NVision It! Expressing Yourself Through Filmmaking
Trainer: Sterlin Harjo

SHORT DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION:
Trainer: Sterlin Harjo (Seminole)
Youth in this workshop will produce 30-60 second commercial for the event and exploring issues impacting them in their community. The commercial will include interviews with youth, community leaders and Elders during the event regarding the central issue chosen for the youth PSA campaign. Led by the award-winning independent filmmaker, Sterlin Harjo, participants will explore and study the visual medium and basic skill sets in journalism to generate concepts and ideas for the commercial. Commercial Production participants will use a professional digital video camera, field microphones, and the digital editing software, Final Cut Pro, to create a powerful blend of artistic and journalistic moving imagery covering the PSA campaign.

Indigenizing Visual Graphics: Graffiti Art
Trainers: Ryan Red Corn (Osage) & Jeremy Fields (Pawnee)

Ryan Red Corn is one of the hottest Native graphic and t-shirt designers in Indian Country. Many of the designs, logos, t-shirts you see today used by the Pawnee Nation Language Program, hip hop groups like Culture Shock Camp, or major national organizations like the Native American Rights Fund use graphic designs and shirts made by Ryan. Jeremy Fields, a hot graphic designer himself, a graffiti artist, t-shirt producer with Ryan, and a hip hop artist who will also team teach this workshop. Youth will learn the “101 of Indigenizing” visual arts and graphic design, meaning that there are many ways to represent Native cultures, values, ideas & opinions through graphic design and visual arts. Student will create a “graffiti art” large mural that ties into the theme to the youth designated PSA-project.

New Media & Film Schedule
Myron Dewey (Pauite)

Introduction to New Media & Film will follow Nvision crew schedule and create and over-view of Nvision classes, students, interviews based on Nvision theme. Elements of the workshop include:
Creating a story-line, examples: music video, PSA, short film, comedy, and language preservation
Filming to the Story-line
Create audio for commentary, narration and or audio visual for Film
Adding pictures to the story-line
Digitizing the film for Editing
Putting together the editing with the story-line
Finalizing the film project
Publishing the video for viewing

 

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