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https://vimeo.com/283113670

Dine’-Dene-athabaskan Language Video will be a personal, experimental documentary-drama that will focus upon Canada’s Na Dene and United State’s Dine’ fluent athabaskan speakers, the state of it. Our Indigenous languages in North America are in a crisis, in particular my Dine’ language.

To clarify this type of grant, prep grant or pre-production grant I call it, normally does not provide participant fees for their knowledge, but Research & Creation for Canada Council for the Arts does. For Native people and a docu like this, this is good.

Will place this on Indigenous sites. I know of some. If you know any sites for athabaskan speakers from Canada & US I am seeking, let me know. Reply to my facebook or vimeo sites or my blog. Thank you.

 

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Warm day in Surrey BC.  Will get warmer this week which I like.  This week will help Mark to record songs he wrote.  He’s been rehearsing the songs.  Bought the back up strings in case the strings break.

Don’t usually write a journal here all the time.  Thursday I felt sad because it’s stressed out.  Kept thinking I miss where I come from and the places I lived.

I try and try and try.  To be a filmmaker is hard especially being  a Dine’ female filmmaker.

I can only go by myself because I do not speak with other Indigenous women about this directly.  I cannot give up now although sometimes I feel like it.  The US fed govt would like Indigenous to give up on it, their resist, which is where I am.  It’s because of the history of US that I disdain a messed up history to deny the real history.  Reading about Modoc history in N CA & S Ore.  Sad.  Sad with every tribe.

 

 

 

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Above drawing happened today.  A Dine’ man’s pony was hurt.  Viewed pony with his mother.  He lives on Navajo Reservation owns and manages a herd of horses and cattle. What a brave person to do that.  A lot of responsibility.

 

Oscelots may not get to cross the border so easy if Trump puts the wall up.  So sad for these animals to treat them like that.

You know how I feel about Trump.  He’s empty as Comey said. Will not talk about him a lot.