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NVision Tour | Pawnee, May 25-26

NVISION TOUR
WORKSHOPS & LIVE MUSIC TOUR
MAY 25-26, 2007
PAWNEE NATION OF OKLAHOMA
NVISION TOUR | EMPOWERING NATIVE YOUTH TO “WALK IN TWO WORLDS”

PAWNEE, OK-On Friday, May 25th and Saturday, May 26th, NVision, a national Native non-profit organization and affiliate project of the Seventh Generation Fund, will be hosting a free, two-day youth cultural and multi-media event at the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma . The event seeks to empower Native youth through education and an intergenerational celebration of traditional and contemporary Native American arts, culture and multi-media geared to empowering some of tomorrow’s future leaders of Indian Country. The NVision Tour will bring some Native America’s hottest young visual, music, and media artists to rural Oklahoma for a weekend-long series of youth and community events.

An all ages dance honoring Native American high school graduates is scheduled for Friday night. On Saturday, a day of workshop sessions are scheduled with an aim to empower today’s Native youth through leadership development, wellness, culture and media arts. NVision partners who represent today’s young Native professionals will host the workshops including film-making, photography, graphic design, mural painting and music composition and recording.

The NVision Tour will host a community dinner Saturday evening at 6:30 at the Pawnee Nation Campgrounds followed by a live concert at 7:30 at the Pawnee Nation Wellness Center. The dynamic and interactive stage show comprised of traditional and contemporary Native music will feature Pawnee’s own acclaimed hip-hop artists, Quese Imc, Happy Frejo, Meta and Culture Shock Camp in addition to Ryan Red Corn (Osage), a folk/rock artist and Native flutist Myron Dewey. A painting created by acclaimed artist Bunky Echo-Hawk during the concert will be raffled off to create an NVision scholarship for the Pawnee Nation College.

The event is free, but youth must register to participate in workshops running from noon-5:30pm. For more information on the NVision Tour visit www.nivisionit.org. Registration packets can also be signed and filled out at Pawnee Nation College beginning Tuesday, May 22nd, 2007. For more information, please contact Crystal at 303.895.0995.

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