Mother Earth Day 2018
United Nations Permanent Forum On Indigenous Issues
The Taos Environmental Film Festival, in partnership with the UNM-Taos Digital Media Arts program, presents a special Mother Earth Day Celebration at the UNM-Taos Bataan Hall from 11am to 1pm showcasing a collection of music pictures from musician and filmmaker, Robby Romero. The UNM-Taos Digital Media Arts Program will have an interactive Canon camera display with Canon Rep and Pro Photographer, Matthew Carman. Canon gear will be on display featuring a range of new cameras and lenses for participants to experience with a focus on environmental filmmaking from 11am to 2pm.
The Mother Earth Day screening will include Robby's first music picture release, IS IT TOO LATE, which was broadcast nationally on Earth Day in 1990 from the steps of the Capitol in Washington, D.C., where Robby opened and closed the events for the Earth Day Network.
Ojibwa Warrior Dennis Banks
The 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) 16-27 April 2018 commenced today at United Nations Headquarters, New York. This years theme is: “Indigenous Peoples’ Collective Rights to Lands, Territories and Resources”
"Safeguarding the rights of Indigenous Peoples and Mother Earth is a call to conscience — key to the restoration of life in balance." - Robby Romero
Treaty Ride 2018
On this day in 1937 Dennis James Banks was born in the Anishinaabe territories on the Leech Lake Ojibwe Reservation. At the age of four, Dennis was stolen from the arms of his mother and placed into US Indian Boarding Schools. He was terrorized and de-culturalized. The US Governments efforts failed and gave rise to one of Indian Country's most influential leaders. Dennis led a movement to exist, resist, indigenize and decolonize. He fought for Religious Freedom, Treaty Rights, Self Determination, and Sovereignty. On November 4, 2017, Ojibwa Warrior Dennis Banks was buried amongst the traditional ceremonies, language, songs and prayers he tirelessly fought to protect and preserve for all Indigenous Peoples.
Standing Rock Stronghold Anniversary
29 April 2018 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1868. On April 14, 2018, ceremonies will be held in Green Grass, South Dakota to begin an historic Treaty Ride from Standing Rock Lakota Reservation to Ft. Laramie, Wyoming. On behalf off the #Honor1851Treaty Campaign, Robby Romero will join Treaty Riders from the Oceti Sakowin Seven Council Fires of the Lakota, Nakota and Dakota People to challenge the United States Congress to #RightTheWrong of at least one of the more than 500 broken treaties made with Native Nations.
Remembering Wounded Knee 1973
Two years ago today, youth at Standing Rock made a stand on 1851Treaty land to protect the Sacred Waters of the Missouri River from the Dakota Access Pipeline. With #NoDAPL, #StandWithStandingRock and #Divest, they ignited an international cry to protect Mother Earth and all our relations from environmental genocide. Today, their peaceful and spiritual resistance is #StillStrong. Help us #RightTheWrong Join the #Honor1851Treaty campaign at www.robbyromero.com
Remembering Goyaałé - Geronimo (1829–1909)
On this day in 1973, approximately 200 Traditional Oglala Lakota led by Ojibwa Warrior Dennis Banks and the American Indian Movement (AIM) seized and occupied Wounded Knee — a village on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation wherein...
Remembering Chief Spotted Elk (Big Foot)
On this day, February 17, 1909, Goyaałé [kòjàːɬɛ́], also known as Geronimo, journeyed to the spirit world. Goyaałé was born in present-day New Mexico at the headwaters of the Gila River. He was Chiricahua Apache and known to...
Remembering the Dakota 38
In the spring of 1890, conditions on United States P.O.W. Camps (Indian Reservations) were unbearable. Fraud, theft, and murder had become a way of life for US Forces and corrupt Indian agents...
Remembering Sitting Bull
On December 26, 1862, United States President Abraham Lincoln ordered the hanging of thirty-eight Dakota men in Mankato, Minnesota after deceiving them into surrendering by offering safe refuge...
Sitting Bull, a HunkPapa Lakota Chief and Spiritual Leader united the Lakota in their struggle for cultural survival. Today, in 1890, Sitting Bull journeyed to the spirit world. In 1876 Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse and a band of Lakota and Cheyenne Warriors defeated the U.S. Federal Army, including Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Calvary, at the Battle of Little Bighorn.