In acknowledgement of September being Suicide Awareness Month, and the fact that suicide is the second highest cause of death in 18-24 year olds, FRHRC is offering a the film WAKE UP that shines a light on suicide prevention and aims to defeat the mental health stigma associated with suicide.
The film will be available online for a 72-hour period from 12:01 a.m. Sept. 26 to 11:59 pm Sept. 28.
You can watch the trailer on YouTube if you’d like to preview it; THEN, organize a family, work or organizational watch party, spread the word to co-workers, family, friends and church groups, schools, etc. This is not a gloom and doom film. It approaches information on four populations where suicide rates are very high—War Veterans, LGBTQIA+ individuals, Teens and College Students, and homes where folks have easy access to firearms. It’s a conversation about hospitals that have no beds and have to turn patients away, about making connections with folks who have anxiety, staying on your medications, talking about your feelings, and getting help as early as possible, and being the person someone can actually talk to about those feelings. The National number for suicide help is: 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
After the 3 day viewing, we will have a panel discussion with local community members on our facebook page that can be accessed for free any time, day or night.
Please contact us at FRHRC on facebook through messenger , at email@example.com, or 406-203-2179, and we will then send you the link and password to the event via email.
41m · #GranteeSpotlight: Based in Ronan, Montana, FRHRC-Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition, Inc. have worked for 30 years to provide space for the Flathead Reservation community to join and examine, evaluate, and jointly act to improve the status of human rights in their local communities. FHRC affirms the rights of all people, and creates opportunities for residents of the Flathead Reservation to learn and engage in dialogue around LGBTQ+ communities through trainings, events, workshops, and more.
FRHRC is always looking for volunteer board members and volunteers to work on upcoming events. If you believe in the equality of all people no matter age, disability, gender identity, religious belief, skin color, race or sexual orientation, and would like to help your community build a Hate Free Zone ( project begun in 2012 and still continuing today!) where folks can feel included, contact us on our Facebook page or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Links for Warrior Women and The Condor & the Eagle went out today. Not too late to sign up to watch them for free online! Respond to email@example.com with an email address! They stream free through June 14 when you sign up and get the link!
Two other films begin streaming on June 14 and 15th; also free.
Two other films stream on Kanopy.com. You need a library card to access them.
You would have to register (they would be streamed for a couple days where you could
view with a password – not on Facebook).
BROKEN PLACES (childhood trauma)
Broken Places explores why some children are severely damaged by early adversity while others are able to thrive. By revisiting childhood trauma victims we profiled decades ago, we learn how their experiences shaped their lives as adults.
FOR THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO (LGBTQIA+ coming out family issues)
Daniel Karslake’s documentary “For They Know Not What They Do” takes its title from Jesus’ response to those who crucified him, and it serves as gut-wrenching punctuation to the stories of misguided parents whose inability to accept their gay children leads to inevitable tragedy.
WARRIOR WOMEN (activism)
Warrior Womenis the untold story of American Indian Movement activists who fought for civil rights in the 1970s, and the children who served as their inspiration and their cohorts. The film is anchored by one of the Red Power Movement’s most outspoken Lakota leaders, Madonna Thunder Hawk, and her daughter Marcy Gilbert.
THE CONDOR AND THE EAGLE(climate justice)
Four Indigenous leaders embark on a trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of “Climate Justice.”
BLOOD MEMORY(child removal)
Battles over blood quantum and ‘best interests’ resurface the untold history of America’s Indian Adoption Era – a time when nearly one-third of children were removed from tribal communities nationwide. As political scrutiny over Indian child welfare intensifies, an adoption survivor helps others find their way home through song and ceremony.
HAND GAME(traditional gambling)
An inside view of an ancient form of gambling that combines strategy, wit and skill. This documentary explores the mythic and historic roots of contemporary gambling in the Northwest Native Society through a look at the traditional hand game (also called “stick game” or “bone.
MESSAGE US WITH YOUR 3 TOP CHOICES AND OTHER SUGGESTIONS?
FRHRC has 6 donated art items we are offering at auction. The funds will be used to sponsor future FREE EVENTS sponsored by FRHRC.
We thank the 4 artists who have donated their work to the furtherance of our mission – dialog between community members striving for an appreciation of the multi-cultural nature of our community and creating a more inclusive community for all!
The auction will run from 7 pm April 9 through 12 noon April 12. Bids received before or after these dates and times will be ignored!
To participate you must bid by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
State your name, email and the name of the item and the amount of the bid. There is a minimum beginning bid of $50 for each item.
Your bid must be received by 12 noon MT each day April 9-April 12.
All bidders will receive a return email giving the highest bid received by 12 noon MT on each piece. The email will be sent by FRHRC by 9 pm MT each day to give participants adequate time to reply by 12 noon MT the next day with a higher bid.
Each high bidder will be notified by email on April 12 by 7 pm MT. At that time a phone number will be given by FRHRC and asked of the high bidder. Arrangements will be made to deliver the item to the bidder at that time. Payment may be made in cash or money order to FRHRC and a receipt will be provided if needed.
Pictures, title and artist of the items will appear on our FB page and in this email. Bids can only be made by email to email@example.com, not by phone, letter, or message on FB or otherwise.
Thanks for your participation! We think you will really enjoy this little competition…
unframed 20-1/2″ by 16” Northern Lights by Tifanni Watkins
Rainbow Buffalo by Roberta Woolsey – framed-no glass 13″x15″
Watercolor matted 11″x14” Winter Willows by Gail Trenfield
unframed 12″ x 15” Barnyard Whimsey by Roberta Woolsey
Opening bid – $50 per set of 9 (unframed) printed on white paper – 8-1/2″ x 11” 2 sets of 9 prints of pen and ink drawings – Plains Style mice and cat singers/dancers – 4 singers/5 dancers in each set; 8 mice and 1 cat in each set:
artist–R W Billie example of dancer/ example of singer
Another topic FHRC has addressed is suicide prevention: In the past we’ve sponsored workshops on Mental Health First Aid which trains folks on this topic. If you know someone who’s in a fragile mental state, be there,listen and encourage them to seek help! The National Crisis and Suicide Prevention Hotline number is:1-800-273-TALK. OR text MT to 741741. 30”
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Another partner on the billboard is–The Montana Human Rights Network based in Helena, MT. Been around for 30 years. FRHRC is a local affiliate. MHRN.org has a website, FB page, where you can find report forms for incidents of racism. Statewide membership organization which does extensive research on Hate Groups.30”
And now a bit of what we call “Indian Humor” with Gen Huitt and Diet or Fry It!
Photos of the HFZ placards (front & back) and masks are posted on our page. You can message us or phone 406-745-4259 for more details. They are free. Masks are $10 each.
Another partner on the billboard is CSKT. Native cultural events are usually open to everyone so there’s opportunity to attend pow wows, wakes, and the People’s Center museum and gift shop to learn the history of the people and obtain authentic Native beadwork or craft work. 30”
Here’s a short video by preston miller from a pow wow at Salish Kootenai College .
CSKT – As a resident on this reservation for over 40 years, I have found the Tribe to be a good neighbor! The current Chairwoman is Shelly Fyant – Tribal Council meetings online; Information and FAQ website The Rez We Live On. CSKT are the first of 6 Tribal Nations chosen to lead the fine tuning of the federally backed Tribal Community Response Plan which creates guidelines for initial responses to MMIP cases. The goal of the TCRP is guide collaborative responses from law enforcement, victim support services, community outreach and media and public communications. All agencies will work from one plan instead of each having it’s own plan. The next video honors Missing & Murdered Indigenous people. 2′
Event by FRHRC-Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition, Inc. Online with Facebook Live Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 7 PM MST Price: Free Public · Anyone on or off Facebook WELCOME! Please join us January 5th – as we reveal a billboard we have recently leased to help spread our message of creating a hate free zone here in the valley. We have a full night of presentations and music featuring local artists and advocates. See you January 5th @ 7 PM See Less