At the Open House for the WS K8 Academy on Wednesday Night, Warm Springs Community Health team helped with the communities fight against the flu by giving Flu shots. Community Health Nurses gave 127 flu shots, saying everything went smoothly using the community room. They recruited help from MCH and the Pharmacy resident as this event is usually where they are able to give the most flu shots to the community. Warm Springs Community Health will be holding a flu shot clinic at Early Childhood Education Thursday October 17th during pick up time between 3 and 5:30pm.
The 16th Annual Bend Film Festival started Yesterday and continues through the weekend at several venues in Central Oregon. There will be WORLD PREMIERES playing at BendFilm Festival as they present 2 feature films and 8 short films that will screen in Bend. 4 sets of videos will be shown at the Madras Performing Arts Center. Friday at 5:30pm it’s “Native Wisdom: The Peoples of Eastern Oregon”. Indigenous scientists and elders from several Oregon interior tribes share observations of their changing environment, natural resource issues and the beauty of tribes traditional arts, music and storytelling. For More information you can visit bendfilm2019 dot org
The 2019 Native American Music Awards are coming up on November 2nd, 2019. Hosting this year is Actor Wes Studi and WWE Superstar and Country Singer Mickie James. Wes Studi will be inducted in to the NAMMY Hall of Fame being a great actor and first native American to receive an Oscar. Local Musicians nominated for awards are: Kalliah Jackson who sings with Corey Rae White on “Dimmer” which is in the Best Independent Recording by a New Artist Single Release category. Blue Flamez for Best Rap Hip Hop Music Video for “Stand Up” and Bigg B Featuring N8 is up for Best Music Video Recording for “Deep End”. You can check out nominations online at Native American Music Awards dot com where there is also a link to voting.
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde is sending approximately 10 Tribal Members to help commemorate the 50th anniversary of Native American Activists taking over the island of Alcatraz in San Francisco Bay for 19 month. Activist group known as Indians of All Tribes had Alcatraz on November 20th 1969 with an occupying force of 89 men women and children. The occupation force had grown to more than 600 at one point and was ended in June of 1971. According to the Grand Ronde Publication Smoke Signals, Cultural Resources Cultural Advisor Bobby Mercier will lead the delegation.
In Local Sports the Madras White Buffalo Football will be hosting Blanchet Catholic tonight at Stampede Stadium starting at 7pm. Both the Cavaliers and the Buffs are looking to get back on the winning road as they both dropped their games last week.