PEARL MEANS (Diñe) walked at the side of American Indian Activist, Artist, Author, Actor Russell Means as his wife, business manager and collaborator. From Activism to the Arts, from Indigenous policies to Hollywood she accompanied, organized and managed the affairs of the most influential American Indian of our time.
She serves as: Co-Representative of the Russell Means Estate Chair of the T.R.E.A.T.Y. Educational Endowment Fund
Some of Pearl s current projects are:
1. Promoting one of Russell's last projects "If You ve Forgotten the Names of the Clouds, You've Lost Your Way", an introduction to American Indian Thought and Philosophy. Available as an e-book and just published in paper- back. It may be purchased through Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble, etc. She is currently scheduling book signings. http://russellmeanslegacy.com/?page_id=31
2. The Russell Means documentary "Conspiracy to be Free"
3. Secure Funding for the 1st and only non-government health clinic in Indian Country founded by The American Indian Movement under Russell's leadership on the Pine Ridge Sioux Indian Reservation.
4. A traveling exhibit of Russell s Indian Killer Series , a political/historical series of 12 alleged American heroes portraits and narratives that outline historical truths.
5. Creating a "Russell Means Library" on his homeland on the Pine Ridge Sioux Indian Reservation, SD.
TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE, JOHN KANE & ROBERT HENNELLY
Talk about the 'sabbatical' that Tiokasin Ghosthorse as the Host of First Voices Indigenous Radio will be taking during the calendar year 2014.
JOHN KANE will be the Interim Host for the year - About John Kane John Karhiio Kane is a Mohawk from Kahnawake. He lives on the Cattaraugus Territory of the Seneca Nation and has a direct connection to the people and territories of the Six Nations. John has been involved for most of his adult life in Native issues and, specifically, defending Native sovereignty. Part of the First Nations Dialogue Team in the late 90s, he worked extensively with the League of First Nations in battles with New York State over taxation. John, an expert commentator on Native American issues, is host of a two-hour weekly radio show, "Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" " now in its fourth year " which airs on ESPN Sports Radio WWKB-AM 1520 in Buffalo, New York. He appears frequently on regional TV and radio programs, including The Capitol Pressroom with Susan Arbetter, YNN - Your News Now, and WGRZ Buffalo Channel 2's (NBC) 2 Sides with Kristy Mazurek. He has been featured on Al-Jazeera Arabic, with more than 50 million viewers in the Arab world. John is a regular guest/commentator and guest host on WBAI-FM (Pacifica) in New York City; WPFW-FM (Pacifica), Washington, D.C.; KFAI-FM, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minn.; and KQRS-FM, KXXR-FM and WGVX-FM, Minneapolis. He is an op-ed columnist for The Two Row Times, a weekly news publication that reaches the Ontario-wide Native market and Haudenosaunee communities in the U.S. John publishes the Native Pride blog, which can be found at www.letstalknativepride.blogspot.com. His blog has readers in 20 countries. John has a page on the ESPN website at http://www.espn1520.com/pages/17325417.php and a "Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" group page on Facebook. In late 2013, John was honored with a Community Leader Media Award from the National Federation for Just Communities of Western New York.