[Pictured from left to right: Klee, Shaandiin, Princess. Photo by Roshan Spottsville] Ya’at’eeh, It’s been way too long since I posted here so I thought I’d give ya’ll some quick updates. (If you really want to stay up on all I am doin’ check www.indigenousaction.org and www.facebook.com/IndigenousAction). My feature film Power Lines is nearly ready to be released! We are anticipating the premiere to be in May (yes, that is
Ya’at’eeh, I would like to invite you to support and be part of the crowdfunding campaign for my first independent feature film, “Power Lines” — a politically charged coming of age story about a young Diné (Navajo) poet who runs away to find home. I’ve been working on the concept for “Power Lines” since 2008 and finished the script last year. I plan on filming in fall 2014 and can’t
Congrats to Melody from Eugene, OR! Thanks to everyone who joined in for the #abolishgreencapitalism fun. Melody will be receiving a “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance” hoodie, a book, and some zines! Here’s the entry: Earth Day 2014 – The Sky Has Fallen When our grasp exceeds our reach There is no gate we dare not open— The match in the fist raised Against the firmament. When the sky falls
Hey folks, I am hosting a contest, of sorts. Not to feed into the conundrum of competitivity, but to stimulate creativity and to agitate against “green” capitalism. From the “greening” of the prison industry to the military industrial complex, green capitalist imperialism is still imperialism. By participating in this agit-prop, you could be awarded a hand silk-screened hoodie such as the lovely one pictured here (in fact this is indeed
Ya’a’teeh folks, I was invited at the last minute to be on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman last week. You can watch the show here: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/3/14/a_slow_genocide_of_the_people. I was able to join my good friends Alex Soto from Shining Soul & Taylor McKinnon from the Grand Canyon Trust. Back in 2010 Alex, myself and 4 others locked down at Border Patrol headquarters in Tucson, AZ to protest militarization on Indigenous lands
Here is the Native America Calling on Soundcloud: [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/128202738″ params=”color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Thanks for all the great questions & comments on Native America Calling @180099native today! Did you see that I just released a music video too?! Continue the discussion on twitter @eelk, email: email@example.com, or in the comments here! 🙂 Klee
Native America Calling Live Broadcast “January Music Maker: Klee Benally” Monday, January 6, 2014 – January Music Maker: Klee Benally Our first Music Maker of 2014 brings us raw acoustic energy from the Diné Nation. Performing artist and Indigenous rights advocate Klee Benally is known for his 20 years with the Diné punk rock group Blackfire. In his first solo acoustic album, “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance,” Benally draws on
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Outta Your Backpack Media (OYBM) & Taala Hooghan Infoshop are sending you end of the year greetings and a plea for support to help Silei Community Empowerment Project (SCEP) complete down-payment for the community center we now call home. In 2012, SCEP was established for the purpose of purchasing and owning a 4,500 sq ft community center in Flagstaff, AZ. SCEP was initiated as a collaborative effort between Outta Your
T-shirt reads “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance,” “Indigenous Liberation,” & “We are Ungovernable.” The shirt design is based off of the CD artwork I made for my new album. The arrowhead is for protection, the corn for sustaining our struggles salubriously. These hand silk-screened t-shirts are available in black or red and come in all sizes. $14 (doesn’t include shipping – but orders now over $50 get free shipping –
We got off the plane, took a cab to Chinatown, dropped our bags at the place we were staying, and went directly to Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival. As we walked to Woodward’s (a massive shopping center) near where the fest was being held, we learned about a squat and other community projects that had been evicted. It was clear that the area had quite a history of resistance to gentrification.
Ya’a’teeh, Just returned from tour in Europe. It was certainly a bit of a whirlwind with just one day off and multiple shows on some days. I was able to successfully raise $2,500 from the shows and donations for Sile Community Empowerment Project & restitution fees for Peaks defenders. Silei Community Empowerment Project has been working for the past year to purchase the 4,500 sq ft building that currently houses
By Shondiin Silversmith Navajo Times WINDOW ROCK, Oct. 17, 2013 There are a lot of ways people choose to take action for what they believe in. Musician Klee Benally shouts out his beliefs in his first solo acoustic album called “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance.” When one thinks of an acoustic album it’s usually soft and sweet, but don’t let the soft tones of an acoustic guitar fool you. With