Artist Spotlights ::


Radmilla Cody

Ryan Little Eagle

Tony Duncan


Mitch Walking Elk

Frank Waln & Cody Blackbird


Ali Fontaine

Big City Indians

Gary Small & the Coyote Bros

(The Colonel)

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
~ Gandhi ~

"If I have any beliefs about immortality it is that certain dogs I know will go to heaven, and very very few people."

~ James Thurber ~

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

~ Margaret Mead ~

"When a man has pity on all living creatures then only is he noble."

~ Buddha ~

"Until we have the courage to recognize cruelty for what it is--whether its victim is human or animal--we cannot expect things to be much better in this world... We cannot have peace among men whose hearts delight in killing any living creature. By every act that glorifies or even tolerates such moronic delight in killing we set back the progress of humanity."

~ Rachel Carson ~

(Sashie Moto)

"I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men."
~ Leonardo Da Vinci ~

"Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself."

~ Froude ~

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals."

~ Albert Einstein ~

"At the moment our human world is based on the suffering and destruction of millions of non-humans. To perceive this and to do something to change it in personal and public ways is to undergo a change of perception akin to a religious conversion. Nothing can ever be seen in quite the same way again because once you have admitted the terror and pain of other species you will, unless you resist conversion, be always aware of the endless permutations of suffering that support our society."

~ Arthur Conan Doyle ~


January 27, 2005

The Colonel..pays us back!

The following story happened about four weeks ago. It is the wonderful tale of how an animal so loved it's owner, it would not stop till he had saved her life. This is the story of The Colonel, our Siberian rescue, and how he saved my wife's life. It is the story of how he said thank you!

A couple of years ago my wife and I were visiting family in Oklahoma. It was a cold evening when at about 10:30 in the evening we heard this "howling" on the front porch. We went out and saw this emaciated, cold, wet and injured animal. He was limping across our porch to the door.

No one recognized the animal. He was severely injured in his hind quarter and bleeding. We made him comfortable and warm, gave him some food, and stayed up with him for a while. The next day we took him to a Vet for X-rays. He had buck shot in his hind leg. Some rancher decided a .15 Cent bullet was worth his life. We spent several thousand dollars for multiple surgeries to get the lead out, and to stop the blood poisoning.

The Colonel..truly an amazing being...

While recuperating in Oklahoma, he broke into the chicken coupe on two occasions and wiped out the chickens. We named him "The Colonel".

He has gotten progressively better, and has become as close as our children. He follows my wife everywhere, without hesitation. Every day they walk these hills and mountains together.

We take our dogs with us many times, and sometimes just pack them into the truck so we can take them out. 4 weeks ago my wife decided to go to the post office, and at the last minute decided to take Colonel. He normally lays quietly in the back jumper seat, happy just to be going for a ride.

As she was driving home (with a Police Officer behind her) the Colonel started to make a fuss. He started to slap her head with his paws, then started to bite her hair. She was getting alarmed as this was not normal for him. Then he became frantic and jumped into the front seat and started spinning around in 360 degree spins.

She slammed on the brakes so hard she thought the Police car would rear-end her. All of a sudden an SUV whose brakes failed coming down a mountain, came shooting across the road at over 50 miles per hour, 2 feet in front of her truck.

If Colonel had not accomplished what he set out to stop the truck, She would have been broad-sided by the runaway SUV. She got out with the officer to aid the injured woman driver of the SUV. When she returned, Colonel was neatly and quietly tucked back up into the back seat. Quiet as a mouse. He even had a smile on his face.

I think he was pleased at having paid her back for saving his life…

Patrick Doyle

Douglas Blue Feather

Douglas Blue Feather has won the 2012 Indian Summer Music Award for "Best Contemporary Instrumental", the 2010 Indian Summer Music Award for “Best Traditional Native American Flute”, (4) Native American Music Awards including “Flutist Of The Year” and “Best New Age CD”, and many others. Douglas often utilizes more modern contemporary instrumentation to accompany the flute. Whether traditional or contemporary in style, Doug's music touches the heart and soul of those drawn to the beauty of the Native American flute.

Tony Duncan & Estun-Bah

Tony Duncan is an established recording artist, and has been nominated for a Native American Music Award. He captures the true essence of Native America with the soft and soothing melodies of the Apache cane flute.

Tony (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa/Mandan) talks about his music, Hoop Dancing and his family. Tony has a new recording with his group Estun-Bah called "From Where the Sun Rises." He is a four-time World Champion Dancer and is ranked among the top 10 in the world.

Gabriel Ayala

As a member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala strives to share the gift of music with people of all walks of life, particularly Native youth, encouraging them to live their dream.

He is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans performing classical music. An accomplished guitarist with impeccable technique formed by his training as a classical guitarist. His recordings display his expressive powers in the genres of flamenco, traditional Spanish, and jazz plus compelling original compositions

YANAN :: You Are Not Alone Network


Many Native American young people today feel as though “nobody cares”, and in that moment may choose to end their own life.

The purpose of the “You Are Not Alone Network” is to intervene, to reach out and say, “we do care!”, and invite them into a circle of family, friends and community. “You Are Not Alone”!


Michael Bucher

Michael Bucher is a multi-award winning Cherokee artist who wants his music to heal. If his music helps one person to survive, to heal, or helps them on their way to wellbriety, it is all worth the effort. If it helps one person realize they do have a voice and can help stop the desecration, it did what it was intended. If it helps one person understand everyone of us makes mistakes, but it's never to late to return to our center, and in a good way, enjoy the journey we're on, it is complete.

Skylar Wolf

When I first heard Skylar it was like listening to Steve Ray Vaughn playing the steel slide guitar, with the voice of Joe Cocker. "Shelter" is the first song written and recorded by Skylar. He is known for his singing style as well as his playing style. Skylar Wolf is the real deal and has the most unique sound in all of Indian Country!

This multi-award winning artist says, "They will remember me, I will live forever in my songs because, I am not afraid to sing what they are afraid to say."

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My friend David TwoHawk Glazier (Apache) is a percussionist in the ensemble group Helm.

Their vision is to play acoustic music reflective of the traditions of the Middle East through classical, folkloric and original compositions. Helm provides music for all to enjoy. For dance artists Helm's unique style works whether you need belly dance music, tribal dance music, tribal fusion or gypsy music (Rom). Our repertoire is far reaching and diverse, providing a rich platform for expression.

Thoughts of Suicide?

If you are in crisis call the Native Youth Crisis Hotline at 1-877-209-1266!
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Save Tibet ::

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