Palestine, New Mexico (Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles; 724 seats; $65 top) By BOB VERINI A Center Theater Group presentation for Culture Clash of a play in one act by Richard Montoya. Directed by Lisa Peterson. Sets, Rachel Hauck; costumes, Christopher Acebo; lighting and projections, Alexander V. Nichols; original music and sound, Paul James Prendergast; [...]
When Native Americans shared a harvest feast with English colonists in 1621, the event was known as the first Thanksgiving. Part I But to some, the US holiday marks the day when Native Americans began to have their lands – and ways of life – stripped from them. Over the next 200 years, as the [...]
He was a controversial figure of the ’60′s and ’70′s counterculture movement. He participated in an armed standoff of American Indians against the U.S. government in 1973 at Wounded Knee. Later, in 1987, he ran for president (as a Libertarian). Now activist-turned-actor Russell Means is entering yet another phase of his career — he’s taking [...]
In this edition of Weekend Update, Russell Means asks why there has been no massive public outcry in response to the bailout of 2008, which is projected to cost $7 trillion dollars. He speaks as well of the need for a living and vibrant consitutiton as well as a citizenry that responds truthfully to the [...]
In this edition of Weekend Update, Russell Means speaks of the importance of educating in the matters of wisdom. Whether its the Maori of New Zealand, or the T.R.E.A.T.Y. School, Russell Means tells us of the inallianable right of all things to exist, and how to listen to what the clouds have to teach.
In this edition of Weekend Update, Russell Means sets the record straight about the land crossing over the arctic, as well as the creation stories and the myriad accomplishments of the Indigenous People. He speaks as well of the plague from the Vatican, and the 6,000 year war still raging in this 10 minute installment.
“Hello my relatives. Today is NOT a good day…” Russell Means speaks about Obama’s recent award of the Nobel Prize and the meaning of the prize, as well as its history. 1971-Henry Kissinger awarded Nobel Peace Prize after the conclusion of an 18 month B-52 bombing campaign of Cambodia, where an estimated 600,000 villagers were [...]
In this edition of Weekend Update, Russell Means helps us re-evaluate the Holiday season through the lens of genuine history. From the celebration of massacres, to the bastardization of full and new moon celebrations, Russell Means speaks to what actually happened to show how we can better understand the past and more frequently celebrate the [...]
Russell Means speaks of the bad news, the injustices, the indignities, the inhumanities and the good news that can help free humanity from the current destructions.
In this edition, Russell Means gives thanks for a recent journey with fellow travelers down the Colorado River. He speak as well to why the voyage held the imagination of the travelers. River Update from Russell Means on Vimeo.