Today we honor and celebrate the Xhosa Indigenous Leader who lead his people and his country to freedom.
“I hate race discrimination most intensely and in all its manifestations. I have fought it all during my life; I fight it now, and will do so until the end of my days.“
– Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
Nelson Mandela was born Rolihlahla Mandela on July 18, 1918, in the tiny village of Mvezo, on the banks of the Mbashe River in Transkei, South Africa. “Rolihlahla” in the Xhosa language literally means “pulling the branch of a tree,” but more commonly translates as “troublemaker.”
Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the strongest typhoon in recorded history, continues to have a detrimental impact on the most vulnerable in the region, the Indigenous Peoples. NCS urges the media to include Indigenous Peoples and their Communities in their global coverage.
President Obama proclaims November National Native American Heritage Month
WASHINGTON – Thursday afternoon, the White House released a proclamation from President Barack Obama declaring November “National Native American Heritage Month, 2013.” In the proclamation, President Obama writes:
“As we observe this month, we must not ignore the painful history Native Americans have endured – a history of violence, marginalization, broken promises, and upended justice.”
NCS music picture,Who’s Gonna Save Youhad its African broadcast premiere on SABC Africa during the United Nations Climate Change Conference on the hit show YoTv. Tonight on ABC Alaska Who’s Gonna Save Youwill have its Alaskan broadcast premiere on the eve off the Alaska Federation of Natives Conference on the award-winning Native program, HEARTBEAT ALASKA.
“The Alaska premier of ‘Who’s Gonna Save You,’ by Robby Romero, brings a new excitement to the Native community of Alaska. With the radiation of Fukushima arriving on Alaska’s coast, the music picture launches a sense of urgency along with the added excitement of having a world class musician/activist in our midst” - Jeanie Greene (Creator/Producer ABC Heartbeat Alaska)
From the front lines of climate change, Who’s Gonna Save You presents an Indigenous perspective to a global crisis. The ‘music picture’ is a combination of music video and motion picture woven into a poetic call to consciousness for the restoration of life in balance.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the leading international body for the assessment of climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme(UNEP) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide the world with a clear scientific view on the current state of knowledge in climate change and its potential environmental and socio-economic impacts.
In celebrations of the Gwich’in way of life, Robby Romero will speak and perform at the Gwich’in Steering Committee (GSC) 25th Anniversary Celebration along with GSC Chairperson Sarah James and Gwich’in Nation Chiefs. Since 1988 community members, the GSC and their supporters have successfully protected the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas exploration. The GSC 25th Anniversary Celebration will be held in Arctic Village, Alaska August 22-25, 2013.