Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Global Broadcast of Robby Romero’s 1st music video campaign for Native Children’s Survival.
On January 19, 1990, following President Mikhail Gorbachev’s historic environmental message at the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders in Moscow, Is It Too Late, was broadcast around the world from the Kremlin, shinning the light on the climate crisis.
25 years later real solutions to the global climate crisis have yet to be implemented.
21 years ago, as part of MTV’s “Free Your Mind” campaign, Robby Romero created several stereotype-breaking public service announcements to help dispel myths and misconceptions about Native Peoples in pop culture. On January 16, 1994, “Free Your Mind” won the industry’s prestigious CableACE Award. The Native American PSA’s shined the light on stereotypes and derogatory names perpetrated in sports and pop cultural against Native Peoples. Today the campaign continues…
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.
Commemorating and Celebrating the Rights of Mother Earth for the Seventh Generation:
Sharing our Vision of the Past, Present and Future
Monday 20 May 2013 ECOSCO Chamber
In honor of the Rights of Mother Earth and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Nations the American Indian Law Alliance, NGO in consultative status with ECOSOC, Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development and Native Children’s Survival presented the screening of Robby Romero’s music picture, Who’s Gonna Save You. A special film message, We Are The Seventh Generation, from Taos Pueblo Day School Students was also screened followed by a panel discussion led by Indigenous Youth.
We are honored and proud of the following Indigenous youth presenters:
Ta’Kaiya Blaney (Sliammon), 12 years old, who presented a statement regarding Canada’s treaties with First Nations’ Peoples. Ta’Kaiya also addressed the rights of First Nations children. Brian Monongye (Hopi) community activist, artist and coordinator of the Native Youth Cultural Exchange and Chisa Oros (Zuni/Yaqui) youth organizer and community coordinator of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development and coordinator of the Native Youth Coalition made articulate and powerful addresses.
Robby Romero and Onondaga Elder, Chief Oren R. Lyons were a part of the panel along with Tonya Gonnella Frichner, also Onondaga. Ms. Gonnella Frichner is President of the American Indian Law Alliance, Chairperson of the Seventh Generation Fund for Indian Development and the past North American Regional Representative to the UNPFII.
The panelists addressed the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth.
From the front lines of climate change, Who’s Gonna Save You presents an Indigenous perspective on the current global crisis concerning climate change. This ‘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. It features Apache youth skateboard champion, Tracey Polk Jr. and the music of Native Rock recording artist Robby Romero.
Translation/ spanish – english was provided.
On Tuesday night, 21 May 2013, Robby Romero and Ta’Kaiya gave a special performence at the United Nations Cultural Event.
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