A Film & Conversation Original Series dedicated to the Native Perspective
A Red Nation TV Special Live Engagement
A provocative look into the history of Native Americans in the United States and the healing power of justice.
Director: Joanelle Romero
Supported by: Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev, Rabbi Debra Orenstein, Shoah Foundation, Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles & American Indian Communities.
Executive Producers: Elizabeth Sage Galesi, Phillip M. Haozous, Teddy Parker, Kathleen Jones, David Aurbey, Windhollow Foundation, Connie Stevens.
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The Conversation Series
S1: E:2 – Policed Since 1492: Incarceration of Native Nations
Steven Newcomb (Shawnee/Lenape) co-founded the Indigenous Law Institute in 1992 with Birgil Kill Straight (1940-2019), who was a traditional headman and ceremonial leader of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Newcomb is recognized as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the Doctrine of Discovery. He has published several law review articles on the subject and his book Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (Fulcrum, 2008) has been a best seller on Amazon. He is the co-producer of the documentary movie The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code, directed by Sheldon Wolfchild (Dakota), which is based on Pagans in the Promised Land.
JoDe Goudy, Yakama. Former Chairman of Yakama Nation Tribal Council. Combined with the mentor-ship of Steven Newcomb and the guidance of his Traditional Ways of Life, he has supported the work to help bring awareness to the Domination Dehumanization System that is a result of the historical and current implementation of the Doctrine of Discovery. The experiences of elected leadership, and other roles in which he has served gives a unique perspective with regard to how the domination system manifests in our practical world.
Krystal Rain Twobulls, Director of the LANDBACK Campaign at NDN Collective, is an Oglala Lakota and Northern Cheyenne organizer from Northern Cheyenne Territory in Lame Deer, Montana. She has extensive experience on the frontlines and with campaign development & management on local, national and transnational campaigns for social, racial and environmental justice. Krystal’s identity as a Native American veteran is central to her organizing and storytelling.
At the heart of Krystal’s work are the connections between collective wellness, environmental justice, Indigenous Peoples’ Rights, and anti-militarism. In healing from her experience as a soldier, Krystal has dedicated herself to embodying what she views as the essential quality of a warrior: a commitment to the well-being of not only her People and their relationship to the land, but that of all Peoples.
Erik Bringswhite, I. Am. Legacy is a grassroots system impacted group of commUnity members that have made a commitment to serve, advocate, protect and cultivate youth who are the change makers for the next 7 generations. We are building solutions by adding our voices to a system that has never been held accountable for the number of Indigenous peoples and people of color that are directly or collaterally damaged by systemic and systematic policy and program.
Ultimately we work to impact the industry standards that are utilized to systematically marginalize and disenfranchise our communities and place us in the criminal Justice system, foster care, out of home placements and DSS\CPS. These systemic policies ensure we are poverty stricken with second and third class mindsets and issues that strip our peoples of their sacredness. Repairing and restoring our healing, wellness and health is a generational endeavor.
Shawna Newcomb, Shawnee, Lenape, Azteca. Reveals hidden history behind the root causes of the current ecological, social, political and economic crises, related to The Domination Code. She promotes healing and transformation offering a unique blueprint to help navigate the rapidly changing world. Shawna offers her profound insights sharing The Reverence Code, based on ancient and Indigenous knowledge. She works at the intersection of social justice, spirituality, personal transformation, and holistic wellness, with the intention of helping people free from suffering. Shawna is a powerful resource for people around the world and promotes well-being for humanity, the planet, and future generations.
Joanelle Romero Humanitarian, Founder/President/CEO Red Nation Celebration Institute, Red Nation International Film Festival, Native Women in FILM, Red Nation Television Network. Actor-Best known for 1977 A Girl Called Hatter Fox first Contemporary Native Woman’s Story ever produced and 1989 critically acclaimed cult classic George Harrison (The Beatles) “Powwow Highway”, this film paved the way for contemporary native filmmaking. A singer/songwriter discovered by Leonard Cohen, Filmmaker-Short-listed for an Academy Award, a member of AMPAS.