Prior to events: Paradise Valley Community College is located on the traditional lands of the Akimel O'odham (Pima), Piipaash (Maricopa), and Hohokam peoples. There are 22 federally recognized tribes in Arizona and 574 across the United States. We acknowledge the painful history of genocide and forced removal from this territory, and we honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this land on which we gather. Without them, we would not have access to our education or the land we live, work, learn and commune on. We take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers of this land. We offer our respect to their Elders and to all Indigenous people of the past, present and future.
Signature acknowledgement: Paradise Valley Community College is located on the traditional lands of the Akimel O'odham (Pima), Piipaash (Maricopa), and Hohokam peoples. (To learn more about Native Lands explore this app or link)
Emerson Fry Bread Food Truck:
Indigenous Enterprise - https://store.indigenousenterprise.com/
Native Art Market - http://www.nativeartmarket.org/
H.E.R. Medicine - https://www.instagram.com/h.e.r.medicine/?hl=en
Nizhoni Soaps - https://www.nizhonisoaps.com/
Ah-Shi Beauty - https://www.ahshibeauty.com/about (Not in Phoenix, but on Navajo Nation)
Indigenous Owned Restaurants: https://www.azcentral.com/story/entertainment/dining/2020/10/12/indigeno... https://rezrising.org/
Indigenous Vision - a community-supported 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Phoenix, Arizona and Missoula, Montana with a mission to revitalize Indigenous communities – culture, people, and land – by providing educational resources through quality programs that promote well-being. All proceeds from cultural humility training are used to implement IV’s core community projects that advocate for environmental and social justice. https://www.indigenousvision.org/
Chris Hawk and Desiree Torivio Hawk are in Keams Canyon, AZ, however, their vision and work merits recognition and engagement. Chris Hawk (2015 PVCC Grad) and Desiree Torivio Hawk (2016 PVCC Grad - AS Public Administration) - PVCC Alumni (https://www.nhonews.com/news/2018/aug/07/studio-13-seven-bringing-libera...
Artist: Howling Wolf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howling_Wolf_(Cheyenne)
Musicians (group): Pamyua http://www.pamyua.com/
Author: Marcie R. Rendon https://www.marcierendon.com/
Film: Smoke Signals Book: House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_Made_of_Dawn
TV Shows: Virgil White on Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Chakotay on Star Trek: Voyager.
Joy Harjo, her memoir "Poet Warrior" will be released in early September. She is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, and the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States. There is a great interview with her here.
Layli Long Soldier, who is a writer and citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation. Krista Tippett did a terrific interview with her here.
Louise Erdrich: author and member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel The Night Watchman. https://www.npr.org/2020/03/04/812085201/louise-erdrich-on-her-personal-...
Jacob Shije - https://www.facebook.com/jacobshijemusic/
Native Guitar Tour - https://www.nativeguitarstour.com/about
Douglas Miles Jr. - https://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/2021/07/22/doug-miles-jr-...
Andrew Joseph Stevens III - https://www.facebook.com/drivesthecommonman
Fawn Wood - http://rpm.fm/artist/fawn-wood/
Author: Vine Deloria Jr: Custer Died for Your Sins, Athlete: Jim Thorpe
The Only Good Indians on NPR. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52180399-the-only-good-indians
Chief Seattle - Take only memories, leave nothing but footprints.