Red Nation Press Release

 

For Immediate Release
NOVEMBER 14, 2014 | 12:30AM PT

ÒHollywood & Indian Country ’s Biggest Night for American Indian & Indigenous Voices, cementing American Indian at the forefront of the Entertainment IndustryÓ

HISTORY HAPPENED FIRST "LIVE" BROADCAST OF AN AMERICAN INDIAN AWARDS SHOW RNCI RED NATION AWARdS SHOW LIVE FROM BEVERLY HILLS, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2104 HUGE SUCCESS REACHING MILLIONS WORLDWIDE WINNERS ANNOUNCED.

STAR-STUDDED RED-IS-GREEN CARPET EVENT -- A-LIST NAMES FROM INDIAN COUNTRY AND THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY EDWARD JAMES OLMOS, A MARTINEZ, JOHN TRUDELL, JOANELLE ROMERO, SAMUEL HOLIDAY WWII CODETALKER, SAGINAW GRANT, TONANTZIN CARMELO, JEREMIAH BITSUI, LENORE ANDRIEL, HEATHER RAE, JOHNNY SEQUOYAH, JR REDWATER, JOE BILLINGIERE, ZAHN MCCLARNON, GARY
FARMER, ALMA MARTINEZ, CRYSTAL LIGHTNING, LUIS MONCADA, DANIEL MONCADA, CHARLES BAKER, GORDON BIJELONIC, DAVID LLAUGER MEISELMAN, TO NAME A FEW. EXPERIENCING THE BEST OF AMERICAN INDIAN VOICES IN THE HEART OF THE ENTERTAINMENT CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

Beverly Hills, CA - Red Nation Celebration (RNC), proudly announces the "Winners" of the RNCI Red Nation Awards The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema, held on November 12th at Laemmle Music Hall Theatre in Beverly Hills.

RNCI Red Nation Awards broadcast LIVE on November 12, on Red Nation Television Channel-Native is Here. RNCI Red Nation Awards Show will run til end of November in Celebration of American Indian Heritage Month.
WATCH: http://rednationtv.com/rnff-streaming-live/

On November 23rd, RNCI Red Nation Awards will also be a 90 minute televised broadcast and aired across the country and in Canada, marking yet another historic phenomenon in its second year of a televised broadcast, cementing native image at the forefront of the industry. Check you local listings RNTV channel. RNTV is the first and your #1 Source for
native programming, all native internet television channel, Est.2006.

Last year, RNCI Red Nation Awards was a televised broadcast on Comcast | NBC Universal and on Red Nation Television Channel – Native is Here, reaching 29 million viewers and in 37 countries, marking RNCI Red NationAwards, the FIRST American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show to broadcast on cable television and the internet.

"An honor and privilege to stand here at this film festival its inarguably one of the most important film festival in this country because it aloud us to see ourselves in a manner that usually we never do and to joanelle and everyone who has made it possible for us to be here tonight I thank them from the bottom of my heart." stated Edward James Olmos.

Red Nation Film Festival & RNCI Red Nation Awards is dedicated to breaking the barrier of racism by successfully replacing American Indian stereotype with recognition, new vision, arts, culture and economic prosperity by placing American Indian Filmmakers at the forefront of the entertainment industry and to introduce American Indian Filmmakers and Native Talent to larger, global mainstream audiences, stated Joanelle Romero
(Director/Founder). Proceeds go toward Native Youth Matter: Red Nation Call to Action National Awareness Ending Native Youth Suicide on Reservations.

Highlights:

"All three of us were in Powwow Highway, me as AIM Activist Buddy Red Bow, Joanelle Romero as Buddy's sister Bonnie Red Bow, and John Trudell as Buddy's antagonist on the res, Louie Short Hair. Mr. Trudell, of course, was in fact an AIM Activist in real life, and he was strongly considered for the role of Buddy. He is a man I admire profoundly. His poetry and his music are singularly powerful, and his willingness to take on great risk for the sake of justice -- to stand up in harm's way and to speak truth to power -- is simply exemplary. It was an honor to be share time and space with him again, and a happy coincidence that I wore a Jackson Browne T-Shirt to the event, since JB has been a critically important man in both of our lives. This was a night I'll never forget" - A Martinez.

Performances by Kai Clark sang "Silver Raven" in honor of his dad the late Gene Clark (The Bryds), the comedy of JR Redwater; Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne), Marcus Nand (Rod Stewart), Paul Blazek (actor/drummer), Danny Saber (Ozzy, Madonna) in honor of the late Randy Castillo (drummer Ozzy Osbourne, Lita Ford, Motels, Mötley Crüe); Crazy Dog Society Larry Ground in honor of the Late Misty Upham, and the Arapho Nation Traditional Dancers & Singers from the Wind River Reservation opened the show.

World War II Codetalker Samuel Holiday Honored with the Red Nation American Indian Heritage Month Award.
The History
RNCI Red Nation Awards & Red Nation Film Festival was dedicated to the late Misty Upham. Misty Upham was a very talented young Native actress who died tragically on October 5, 2104. Her last project was August: Osage County.This is only a small example of what was her burgeoning body of work (Frozen River (2008), August: Osage County (2013), Django Unchained 2012 (Quentin Tarantino), Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian 2013 (Benicio del Toro). Red Nation Film Festival (RNFF) premiered and highlighted the yearÕs festival with documentaries, feature films, shorts, music videos, environmental films, including television retrospectives of American Indian, Indigenous Peoples, Canadian First Nation communities. This yearÕs selection continues to establish new talent and celebrate the diverse cultural expression in the tradition of cinematic experience in new media. ÒRed Nation Film Award of Excellence, Tribute Ceremony, Brando Award, Edward Albert Jr Award, and American Indian Heritage Month AwardÓ WINNERS ANNOUNCED - Oyate Wayanka Po Win Lifetime Achievement Award John Trudell | An American author, poet, actor, musician, and former political activist. - Outstanding Actor in the Leading Role: Cody Lightning | Craters on the Moon - Outstanding Actor in Supporting Role: Zahn McClarnon | Strike One - Outstanding Actress in the Leading Role: Tonantzin Carmelo | The Activist - Outstanding Actress in Supporting Role: Roseanne Supernault | Rhymes for Young Ghouls - Best Picture Among Ravens | Producers Jerri Moore, Jeff Steen, Teddy Grennan, Heather Rae, Dori Sperko - Best Director Among Ravens | Director (s) Randy Redroad, Russell Friedenberg - Best Documentary Film The Life, Blood and Rhythm of Randy Castillo Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians - Best Short We Are Champions - Outstanding Stand-up Comedian JR Redwater - Best Music Video We Shall Remain - Outstanding Supporting Actor in TV Movie, Miniseries, Special, Comedy or Pilot Jeremiah Bitsui | Breaking Bad - Outstanding Supporting Actress in TV Movie, Miniseries, Special, Comedy or Pilot Irene Bedard | Miss Cheyenne | Longmiere Red Nation Brando Award | Joanne Stokan Red Nation Edward Albert Jr Award | David Llauger Meiselman Red Nation Rising Star Award | Johnny Sequoyah American Indian Heritage Month Award > WWII Code Talkers Red Nation Legend Award > Gene Clark Founder/Singer/Songwriter of The Bryds Red Nation Humanitarian Award > Cesar Chavez Red Nation Vision Award > Native Wellness Institute Red Nation Oyate Award > Arapaho Nation from Wind River Reservation for documentary feature "Listening for A New Day" Red Nation Courage Award > Adrian Esposito for documentary feature "Inner Healing Journey with Native Trees of Knowledge" YOU can watch RNCI Red Nation Awards Show on Red Nation Television Channel-Native is Here. Enjoy: http://rednationtv.com/rnff-streaming-live/  Join the conversation by sharing your thoughts with us on Twitter via #RNFF2014 @rednationtv, and LIKE US on Facebook RNTV https://www.facebook.com/pages/Red-Nation-Television-Channel/345437835471519. RNFF ww.facebook.com/pages/Red-Nation-Film-Festival/199820226814081 Follow what our Red Nation stars are up to by reading the weekly Red Nation blog: http://www.rednationff.com/blogsvideos/ #RNFF2014 @rednationtv #leadforward #nativefilmmakersRISE ABOUT Red Nation Film Festival - The Authentic Voice of American Indian & Indigenous Cinema
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