Ta’nishi/Hi Dear Friends of Painted Sky and Northstar Dance Company,
Northstar Dance Company for national/international performances listed by Lewis Williams Agency out of California. (Flyer)
Lewis Williams Agency
Mary Hager, Executive Producer & Artistic Director
Painted Sky Inc.
Northstar Dance Company
© 2011 Painted Sky/Northstar Dance Company. All Painted Sky/Northstar Dance Program performances, content, designs and related intellectual property are the sole and exclusive property of Painted Sky/Northstar Dance Company, a Native American Cultural Performing Arts Magnet. All rights reserved.
Events & Sponsors
Thank You! For Your Support
The Collins Foundation
Wieden & Kennedy Charitable Giving
Washington County Cultural Coalition
Dawson Media Group
THPRD/Garden Home Recreation
The Benson Hotel
Oregon Public Broadcasting
Randy Kepple Photography
Tony Stromberg Photography
Photography of Northstar
Web Design of Painted Sky
Giant Chair Design
September 27, 2011 Letter on
From Marguerite Hall, Marketing, Oregon Zoo Metro….
“Thank you for participating in the World Animal Festival at the Oregon Zoo. I was profoundly moved by your performance. Your performance made a connection to First Nation’s ancestors, but also conveyed your sense of pride and adaption to contemporary forms of art. You have honored tradition while making it your own and relatable to all of us as well … I could not imagine celebrating the World Animal Festival without representation from area tribes. First of all, many of us in the U.S. who do not have tribal affiliation, but do have Native American heritage need ways such as the work that Painted Sky Northstar Dance Company does to remember our ancestors as well. Secondly, I think many Portlanders are proud of their connection to the environment and recognize that “eco-mindedness” is “Seventh Generation” thinking & practice. Also, Portland is a unique city, surrounded by nature. Many of the animal totems of the Pacific Northwest retain their symbolism and importance today. Thank you for sharing your heritage and talent. You affected a great response from Zoo guests. We enjoyed seeing your cultural pride and camaraderie. I hope you can make it next year as well.
by Grammy Award Winner
|Native Dance Labs at THPRD/Garden Home Recreation
Dance is Good Food
Fall 2012 Class Details to be Announced *Enjoy Summer!
Angie Sorrelhorse, Mary Bodine, Colt Nicol, Matt Clements,George Clements and Trent Heath, Instructors
Northstar Native Dance Labs for “Off Campus School Credit” are FREE to Native American “self identify” and is Open Diversity. The weekly Lab runs from September to June as the school year and is in the evening. A free Northstar T Shirt is included in the $10 Registration Fee. Come learn, share and stay fit with Native dance and get school credit. Form is on Painted Sky website or talk to your counselor for your school’s off campus credit form. Each term day/time will be on the Painted Sky website under “News & Events” and in Newsletter. Stay fit and connected to the heritage of this land.
Breaking down myths and stereotypes about Native Americans. Educate and Learn
| Northstar Upcoming
“Off Campus School Credit” Men’s/Women’s All Around Dance Labs at THPRD/Garden Home Recreation.
Beaverton Arts Commission
Community. Calaroga Terrace
Girl Scouts of Oregon & SW Washington
Northstar Hummingbird In Memory Floating Lights Performance
St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO
Arts in the Schools
Northstar has performed for large venue international audiences such as the Opening Ceremony of the United States IEC in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center for 3,000
Northstar w/ Robert Mirabal
in Seattle at International Conference
Painted Sky connects and partners with tribal and community organizations in support of Painted Sky’s mission with Native youth/young adults through the discipline, health and fitness of dance and the cultural performing arts. Ask Rebecca to speak at your Organization/Club! We are all connected!
Support Title VII Indian Education*Enroll
Community & “Arts in the Schools”
Native American Dance & Music Cultural Performing Arts Magnet
Endless opportunities through the world of “the dance”
Native American Styles & Contemporary Styles, including Hip Hop, Tap, B Boy, Lyric and Jazz~
We come from Reserves, we come from Reservations, we are Urban, we are Intertribal, we are Native Americans. We are in COMMUNITY! We are in SCHOOLS! building bridges and making friends, not hidden. Native American history is an oral history. It is alive! “The Dance” is alive!! Our stories are our songs, our songs are our music and our music is the “The Dance”. Since 2005, each year Northstar has worked with national Native Performers and touched thousands from all cultures, the international and general community and students in schools sharing who we are through the Native American cultural performing arts and film. It is a good thing to do and a good way to be … keeping the dance alive! Live Native!
Grammy Award Winner
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Ways to Support Painted Sky’s Mission
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text the word native to 41444*Any amount
Include Painted Sky/Northstar on your Annual Charitable Giving List for Native Youth/Young Adults in the Cultural Performing Arts. Blessings to you! from generation to generation.
Keep the Promise and Think Ahead “7 Generations”. You can support Native youth/young adults in staying connected, fitness through dance and the Native cultural performing arts with a tax deductible donation to Painted Sky Inc. Your donation helps Painted Sky/Northstar to support Native dancers both urban and on the reservation in the dance program; community outreach performances and Native “arts in the schools” where we share who we are as part of the fabric of community. Please choose one of the following to show your support of Native American youth/young adults in the cultural performing arts and community. “Live Native” and keep “the dance”!
Act Now! Community support of the Northstar Dance Program turns each day into a continued tomorrow!
Northstar Window Car Cling $13 Donation online on Painted Sky Website or by check to mailing address. DONATE
I GIVE where you can donate to Painted Sky Inc. at “no cost to you” by shopping online. Select Painted Sky as your charity of choice. SHOP TO DONATE
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Donations by DIRECT MAIL: Painted Sky Inc., 7280 SW 82nd Avenue, Portland, OR 97223. Donation Receipt available (checks only please)
Thank you Oya for the support and sharing our story on “Spirit of Oya” and “Ray of Light”. Much success always and working together.
“Please help support my friends at Painted Sky. They run Northstar Native Cultural Arts Program for Native youth and young adults. The money you give will allow Native youth and young adults from urban areas and reservations to take part in this program that preserves our heritage and provides inspiration and hope to the younger generations.”
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Painted Sky’s mission is to
honor Native American
culture by building awareness
of traditional and contemporary
musical expressions through
performance and education
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