STORIES FROM A NATION WITHIN

4 Videos – You Tube Links

Excellent Resource for Teachers and Residents of the Flathead Indian Reservation

these videos are presented with permission from Julie Cajune

These and other resources can be found on the CSKT Tribal Education website:

http://cskteducation.org/en-us/resources/teacher-resources

Allotment and Homesteading – 30 min.

Indian Water Rights – 45 min.

Treaty Law and Tribal Sovereignty – 20 min.

Contemporary Tribal Government – 28 min.

We hope you will watch these videos at your leisure with an eye towards

understanding our neighbors here on the reservation and helping create an

appreciation for the multicultural diversity here in our community!

If you have questions regarding the videos, please send them to: frhrc2021@gmail.com.

Flathead Reservation Human Rights Coalition, Inc.

Box 111, Ronan, MT 59864

IMPORTANT UPCOMING EVENT!

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 cbicreek@stignatius.net, or 406-203-2179, and we will then send you the link and password to the event via email.

Thank you!

Tammy Miller, President

Grantor News

Pride Foundation

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 frhrc2021@gmail.com.

FREE FILM SERIES BEGINS TODAY!

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 frhrc2021@gmail.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.

Don’t miss out on seeing these great films!

POSSIBLE VIRTUAL FILMS-YOU CHOOSE!

POSSIBLE VIRTUAL FILMS

FREE! FREE!

WHICH ONES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE?

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?

Message us on our FB page; or at frhrc2021@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance for your participation!

FRHRC ART AUCTION HAS ENDED!

FRHRC AUCTION HAS ENDED!

Here are high bids:

Northern Lights – $125

Rainbow Buffalo – $75

Winter Willows – $150

Barnyard Whimsey – $50

Native prints set – $75

Native prints set – $50

(Still in process of contacting winners)

Thanks to everyone who bid. We will be having an FREE event soon and will keep you posted on where and when to participate!

If you want to just donate to our mission; our address is FRHRC, Box 111, Ronan, MT 59864. Thanks so Much!

AUCTION BIDS – LAST DAY TO BID!

Art Auction Bids are still being accepted:

Here are high bids at this point:

Northern Lights – $75

Rainbow Buffalo – $75

Winter Willows – $75

Barnyard Whimsey – $50

Native prints set – $75

Native prints set – $50

If you want to bid – please send bid to: frhrc2021@gmail.com

by noon tomorrow (April 12).

If you want to just donate to our mission; our address is FRHRC, Box 111, Ronan, MT 59864. Thanks so Much!

ART AUCTION FUNDRAISER 4/9-4/12/21

FRHRC ART AUCTION NEWS!

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: frhrc2021@gmail.com

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 frhrc2021@gmail.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