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Spring Benefit for Grandma Aggie

Event Details
Date: 
Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Where?: 
Bellview Grange Hall
Tolman Creek Road
Ashland, OR, 97520
Phone: 
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Greetings R.E.D. Community,

We are happy to announce our spring event:

Spring Benefit for Grandma Aggie and the 13 Indigenous Grandmothers
March 31, 2012
4 - 11 p.m.
Bellview Grange in Ashland
We will be serving dinner and showing the film about the Grandmothers~
"For The Next 7 Generations"
Speakers and Music will follow the film

(All details are on the attached poster)

In addition to raising awareness about the work the Indigenous Grandmothers are doing internationally for our people and our planet, we'll feature speakers about other pertinent Native issues, including the launching of the book:

GHOST RIDER ROADS
Inside the American Indian Movement 1971-present
collected/by antoinette nora claypoole

this link goes to the info, below:
http://www.wildembers.com/2012/02/new-book-ghost-rider-roads-orderinginf...

Contributors include:
Ben Carnes, Judy Gumbo Albert, Delaney Bruce/LPDOC, Robert Robideau....and antoinette nora claypoole interviews with Vernon Bellecourt,
John Graham & a mini with John Trudell

PRAISE for

Ghost Rider Roads (Wild Embers, 2012)
collected/by antoinette nora claypoole

“Ghost Rider Roads is a highly comprehensive book of American Indian History. This work is a series of stories that are a brilliant, detailed, lively history of American Indians in their struggles to stay alive. A book for those who want to hear first-hand accounts of what has happened, and continues to happen, in Indian Country.

Very powerful. antoinette nora claypoole sings the song she learned in her dreamtime.”

--Brian Frisina aka Raven Redbone
producer/host Make No Bones About It, Olympia, Wa.

Ghost Rider BOOK REVIEW (Feb. 4, 2012) by Al Fenicle

About Ghost Rider Roads
American Indian Movement 1971-2011

A collection of work compiled/created by antoinette nora claypoole, Ghost Rider Roads chronicles the American Indian Movement’s history, controversy and current demands for the release of Leonard Peltier, an old AIM warrior, and political prisoner of the U.S. Ghost Rider Roads chronicles antoinette's work /sojourn in and through the American Indian Movement (AIM) over the past two and a half decades and is dedicated her old friend/uncle, Dave Chief, Lakota (1929-2005), Oglala Lakota.

This project was initially a collaboration between antoinette nora claypoole and AIM activist Robert Robideau (RIP). His sudden death in Barcelona, Spain (Feb. 2009) created a gap in the project, which is now, finally, healed. Writings, previously unpublished, about early AIM, written by Robideau--stories he intended to have in the collection--are included. Over 500 pages long, the project also includes antoinette's previously unpublished "mini" interview with John Trudell (early 1990's), her Anna Mae Aquash murder trial coverage (2004-2011), writings by Delaney Bruce of the Peltier Defense Offense Committee, a news piece about the FBI shootout on Pine Ridge by infamous “yippies” Judy Gumbo and Stew Albert (1975) and current essays by Ben Carnes, Choctaw AIM activist. Black and white graphics by Dan Wahpepah, Ojibway. To read the "Prologue" by antoinette nora claypoole-- "why the book"--click here.

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About antoinette nora claypoole’s

ride through Indian Country
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“antoinette came from back East before the Freedom of Religion Act, before the changes for Indian Children in the Child Welfare System. Back in the late 1970’s. When she came to Oregon they were still arresting Indians in small towns. She started working on Indian rights when it was not popular to be Indian. It takes a very special person to do that kind of thing.”
--Ed Little Crow, Dakota

about her book Ghost Rider Roads (2012, Wild Embers Press)

“Ghost Rider Roads is a highly comprehensive book of American Indian History. This work is a series of stories that are a brilliant, detailed, lively history of American Indians in their struggles to stay alive. A book for those who want to hear first-hand accounts of what has happened, and continues to happen, in Indian Country.

Very powerful. antoinette nora claypoole sings the song she learned in her dreamtime.”

--Brian Frisina aka Raven Redbone
producer/host Make No Bones About It, Olympia, Wa.

about her first book Who Would Unbraid her Hair: the legend of annie mae (1999, dist. Clear Light Books, Santa Fe, N.M. out of print)

“Who Would Unbraid Her Hair; the legend of annie mae is investigative poetry at its best. Epic. Most beautiful. Soul love. antoinette’s voice moves to a profoundly anonymous place, breaks through to the collective psyche...honoring warrior, woman, children of all nations, with clear resounding mythical verse....only love can come from this book.”

--Sharon Doubiago
Oregon Book Award winner; author of My Father’s Love

“Ms. claypoole seems to have done something no one else apparently can do--certainly not the academics or the people involved: she looks at it all from outside and yet enters this world that is not herself. Through an act of love the philosophers and Keats called einfuhlung.

anoinette nora claypoole's book should be reprinted immediately (i write in late 2010). If Peter Matthiessen's great book {In the Spirit of Crazy Horse} can go years off the shelves because of a South Dakota injunction, hers needs to go on the same shelves. And Leonard Peltier needs to be freed. In brief, you could only write this book out of a deep and abiding love.”
--Floyce Alexander, poet
former editor Univ. of New Mexico Press
antoinette nora claypoole
www.wildembers.com
503.998.8897

from nEw bOoK about oLd AIM
Ghost Rider Roads (release date Jan. 2012):

"This is a memory keeper book.

For all the reasons visionaries plant victory gardens and poets learn to hitchhike. This book emerges. A tapestry of landscape. Threads of a weave which began with the American Indian Movement (AIM) and extend into and beyond all humans pressing up against uncertainty.

Through the years defined here, via these writings, reading the entries here, the reader can feel what American Indian history of the second half of the 20th century looked like. And discover not only history, but reality, right now, which like a painted desert, sprawls through Indian Country."

--antoinette nora claypoole, from the Foreword to Ghost Rider Roads

synopsis of/praise for the book Ghost Rider Roads
http://www.wildembers.com/2012/02/new-book-ghost-rider-roads-orderinginf...

ABOUT the PROJECT/excerpts
http://edlittlecrow.blogspot.com/2011/11/collection-of-work-compiledcrea...

BOOK ORDERING INFO
http://www.wildembers.com/2012/02/new-book-ghost-rider-roads-orderinginf...

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