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NVTV – Jesse Hernandez (Yaqui/Chicano) – ‘Urban Native & Urban Aztec’ Artist: Part 2

Jesse Hernandez

Cihuapilli Rose Amador interviews Jesse Hernandez (Yaqui/Chicano) of the Bay Area on Native Voice TVHernandez continues to show his art work and explains how his ‘Urban Vinly Designer Toys‘ originated from China and Japan. He shows his first production toy (limited edition of 100 in the world) ‘Aztec Rain God‘.

Hernandez continues with how he keeps pushing the envelope of keeping his original hand drawing into the ‘Digital’ software world. He uses Flash a two dimensional web animation program and creates his first animation, ‘Writers Block’ which was on Adams Film.

The show goes on to talk about his first big gig of the Filipino culture of Adult Cartoons called, ‘The Nutshack‘. This is a must SEE!

His art forms of ‘Urban Native & Urban Aztec‘ keeps the spiritual connection from his Indigenous culture but allows his modern art not to conform to any medium form. Current art form is what he calls,

Urban Vinyl“.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows five times a week
Monday at 5 PM
(Wed., Thurs. & Fri. – Various Times)

NVTV – Jesse Hernandez (Yaqui/Chicano) – ‘Urban Native & Urban Aztec’ Artist

Jesse Hernandez's Mural

Cihuapilli Rose Amador interviews Jesse Hernandez (Yaqui/Chicano) of the Bay Area on Native Voice TV. Hernandez speaks about how he started his art career once he left high school and went to the ‘Art Institute of South Dakota’ and studied from a painter named ‘Robert Penn (Died Feb. 12, 1999) and Penn was influenced by the Oscar Howe (First – Contemporary Native American artist).
Hernandez continued his education and received his BSA in ‘Digital Media and Animation’ from San Francisco Art Institute. Hernandez had shown his art in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and other cities across the country.
His art forms of ‘Urban Native & Urban Aztec‘ keeps the spiritual connection from his Indigenous culture but allows his modern art not to conform to any medium form. Current art form is what he calls,

Urban Vinyl“.
Throughout the show he continues to show his various art forms.

NVTV – Sweet Lodge Sistaz

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau interviews
Sweet Lodge Sistaz‘ – Aurora Mamea (Blackfeet), Yvonne Marshall (Eastern Shoshone & Shoshone Bannock), Bridgete Neconie (Acoma Pueblo) and Angelina Swimmer (Lakota) on Native Voice TV.

Their songs are ‘Acapella Round Dance‘ genre. It was a dream of ours, each one of us have been inspired at some point and had shared an interest in singing.

Singing is uplifting and healing for the soul, it is our way of giving back to our Bay Area Native Community and a way of keeping our culture and traditions alive, sharing our gifts and talents that Creator gave to us. We hope to inspire other women young and old to follow your dreams, that you may always find that inner strength and voice within you., We are put on this earth to uplift one another….Never look down on another person unless its to help them up.

“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.”

“Always do what you are afraid to do”.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/Sweet-Lodge-Sistaz

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – Eddie Madril (Pasqua/Yaqui)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau interviews Eddie Madril (Pasqua/Yaqui) of his ‘Dance Group‘ opportunity to represent Native American culture in France on Native Voice TV.

Madril shares his experiences in Gannat, France of a 10 day festival, called ‘Festival of World Cultures’. For over 40 years, the South of the Allier has allowed itself a unique cultural celebration with over 65,000 festival-goers.

Madril makes note of the similarities of cultures of trying to maintain their identity of themselves through their cultures and traditions. Also how the various people from five continents perceived ‘Native Americans’?

This show is very interesting and is a MUST WATCH!.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – Jeremy Goodfeather (Mohawk) and Crow Knight (Minnecoujou/Lakota)

Goodfeather & Knight

Cihuapilli Rose Amador interviews Jeremy Goodfeather (Mohawk) of San Francisco and Crow Knight (Minnecoujou/Lakota) of Colorado, musicians on Native Voice TV.

Goodfeather started playing music since he was 11 years old and had a hiatus when he was married and had two children. Goodfeather started to write his songs from his inner-self and met up with Knight in the Bay area and started to play together. The music is ‘Contemporary Folk‘ but the lyrics are ‘Indigenous’.

They play over four songs, each has a story behind the song. Shine on Me, Life of Dreams, Serenity of Love, etc. are played on this show.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows five times a week
Monday at 5 PM
(Wed., Thurs. & Fri. – Various Times)

NVTV – Standing Rock Support and Assemblyman Ash Calra

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau interviews Assemblyman Ash Calra and gives an overview of Steve Macias (Native Voice TV’s producer) video footage of Standing Rock’s support trip.

Ash Calra (27th District Assemblyman of Santa Clara County) mentions his supportive trip to Standing Rock Reservation in November (before Thanksgiving) 2016.

Calra introduced ‘AB20‘, an act to add to Section 7513.72 (Government Code) – ‘Divestment of Public Employee Retirement Funds’ from Dakota Access Pipeline (NDAPL).

The second part of this NVTV show brings in two short interviews at the Standing Rock Reservation, on the road with ‘Producer, Steve Macias’ and ends with a San Jose ‘Standing Rock Support Rally’.

This show is how Native Voice TV is in Support for the ‘Water Protectors‘ of the Dakotas.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

Hank Swiftcloud Le Beau (Lakota)

Hank Swiftcloud Le Beau

Cihuapilli Rose Amador Interviews Hank Swiftcloud Le Beau. Cheyenne River Sioux about relocating from South Dakota to San Jose post WWII.

Swiftcloud was born in 1941 on Federal land and lived both on the reservation and on Army bases. Swiftcloud enjoyed sports and his early teenage pictures (He assimilated as all US teens that looked like ‘The Dick Clark’s Show’ of the late 50’s to early 60’s.

Swiftcloud candidly states where his Native connections were and that was the ‘Native bars‘. He struggled with Alcoholism to the point he found his inner true Spiritual Heart – ‘Red Road’. Swiftcloud became a ordain priest, has his master degree, married and became a community activist. He is to help people to help themselves from drug and alcohol abuse, helping people in finding their
‘Spiritual balance’.

Swiftcloud started the annual “Running is My High” event in 2002. Upcoming in Oakland on March 25th, 2017.

Running is my High

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – Bridget Neconie (Acoma Pueblo)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau interviews
Bridget Neconie (Acoma Pueblo)
on Native Voice TV.

Cihuapilli Rose Amador Le Beau talks with Bridget Neconie.
Bridget is from the Acoma Pueblo, Sky City, New Mexico.
Her parents were in the military so the family has traveled to and lived in many far away places around the world.
While living in Hawaii Bridget learned Hula and Polynesian dancing.
She is learning traditional dance, plays hand drum and sings in a women’s hand drum group.

She has danced professionally around the world, been a magicians assistant and is now working at U.C. Berkeley, recruiting Native Americans, in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Bridget has received awards for helping to promote higher education for Indigenous People.

Bridget talks about concepts of continuing the pursuit of knowledge: intellectual, cultural, traditional, practical, theoretical and artistically.
Taking our own knowledge and experiences to use in teaching others about Native Americans and making contributions to tribal society.

Bridget has appeared on Native Voice TV before as a singer and hand drum player with the women’s group, “Sweet Lodge Sista’s”

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – Donna Seaton (Washoe) & Ac’ aq Ester Stauffer (Alaska Native-Yup’ik)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau interviews two guests: Donna Seaton (Washoe) and Ac’ aq Ester Stauffer
(Alaska Native-Yup’ik) on Native Voice TV.

Her first guest, Donna Seaton (Washoe) of the Alameda Labor Coach Association. Seaton is administrative to the director of Native TANF Program in Oakland. She is a ‘Labor coach‘ and started when her younger sister was pregnant and alone. She labor coached for about many decades and helped many women give their birth.

Native Voice TV‘s second guest is Ac’ aq Ester Stauffer (Alaska Native-Yup’ik) Deputy Director of TANF of Bay Area.
(San Francisco, Oakland, Stockton and San Jose, Calfornia). Their are about 30 staff members. TANF’s Mission is to provide various services, in education and career advancement for Native american who are on the Alaskan and Californian role. TANF services is to empower each person to become self sustaining. Extreme emphasis in Education.

Stauffer speaks in her language and how they traditionally introduce themselves to others in a different village. She mentions that her introduction to others is to let them know what village and who her grandmother is. Stauffer speaks about the hazards of traveling between villages when the wind would pick up, temperature dropping below 60 degrees and with zero visibility. She speaks about her parents having an ‘Arranged Marriage‘ in which is traditional.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.