Category Archives: Special News

Happy Birthday: Modern Day Indian Territory

Modern Day Indian Territory LLC is about to be two years old. We had to obtain our yearly certificate from the Secretary of State today. 

Thank you to everyone that has supported us in anyway. A simple like, shared post, and re-tweet goes a long way. Also a special thank you to our Artists, Clients & financial supports. 

Modern Day Indian Territory LLC is a multi-media company, record label, music publisher (ASCAP) and film company. It’s also the umbrella for Native Music Online, a media outlet for Native American, First Nation & Indigenous Artists/Bands

Mvto & here’s to our terrible twos! Maybe next year we’ll have a bday party. 

www.moderndayindianterritory.com

www.nativemusiconline.com

www.jeremyfultz.com

  

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Opportunity: Rock is Red looking for Artists

ROCK iS RED iS SEEKiNG AMERiCAN iNDiAN AND FIRST NATiONS RECORDiNG ARTiSTS TO FEATURE iN iT’S UPCOMING FALL ISSUE AND PODCAST SERiES(September 14, 2015 – Albuquerque, NM) ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE is gearing up for the the publication of it’s third edition of ROCK IS RED MAGAZINE. The American Indian-owned publication is calling out to Indian Country and beyond for talent to have showcased on its pages as well as it’s podcast series. The quarterly magazine thus far has featured profiles of such American Indian and First Nations recording artists as GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA, INNASTATE, CODY BLACKBIRD, KICKIN KROTCH, BLACKSTONE, LOGAN STAATS, ANIMAL TEEF, DAWN KARIMA, CASPER, SCATTER THEIR OWN, JULIA KEEFE, WILL BELCOURT and others. The Fall edition of ROCK IS RED MAGAZINE will be due out OCTOBER 21, 2015

ROCK IS RED has it’s roots in the podcast series ABORIGINAL SOUNDS – A CELEBRATION OF CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN INDIAN AND FIRST NATIONS MUSIC. The show was rebranded ROCK IS RED by the show’s production company ROCKWIRED MEDIA LLC and it’s founder BRIAN LUSH ( an enrolled member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe). “I really feel that the new name for the show is going to catch on. It rolls off the tongue better as rock n roll should.” says LUSH “ABORIGINAL SOUNDS sounded a little too much like an NPR show and that was never our intention. ROCK IS RED sounds like it’s about to pop. I think this is a step in the right direction.

The newly rechristened podcast was relaunched on ROCKWIRED.COM in April 2015. Since the shows Launch in May of 2011 some of the artists that have been featured have included JANA MASHONEE, WHEN DARKNESS FALLS, INDIGENOUS, AUDIOPHARMACY, MICHAEL BUCHER, NAKE NULA WAUN, NATIVE ROOTS, CODY BLACK BIRD, SHELLEY MORNINGSONG, MELANIE STORMM, MICHAEL BUCHER, DEY & NITE, OSTWELVE, JIR PROJECT BAND, DEREK MILLER, THE PLATEROS, ANIMAL TEEF, B OF DAKOTA SOUTH RECORDS, TERRENCE.JAYE, DIGGING ROOTS, BLACK OWL SOCIETY, TONE DEF SIRENS EDEN FINE DAY, SIHASIN, KICKIN KROTCH, GHOST TOWN ORCHESTRA, BLACK STONE and more. The irony of this announcement for ROCK IS RED being issued on Columbus Day is certainly not lost on LUSH. ” Yeah, I wish I could say it was just one of those coincidences in life but it’s not.” says LUSH. “It’s intended as a dig. I couldn’t think of a better time to make an announcement then on this day.”

In addition to the podcast, ROCKWIRED will be kicking off the ROCK IS RED viral campaign which will put Native recording artists front and center through social media. In recent years social media has proven to be a valuable tool in speaking out against the Keystone XL Pipeline and spreading solidarity with CHIEF THERESA SPENCE with the Idle No More Movement. LUSH believes that ROCK IS RED is something worth starting a movement over. “Why the hell not?” says LUSH “In a time when there is so much news about misappropriation and the whole debacle over the REDSKINS name why not take a stand and say this is who we are and this is the music we make? What I’ve found frustrating about people like GWEN STEFANI and WAYNE COYNE and PHARRELL donning a stupid hipster warbonnet is that the media had things to say about it and people on comments sections on this blog or that blog had something to say about it but no one ever thought to ask a contemporary Native recording artist. Why was the Native music artist left out of the discussion? This whole misappropriation nonsense – there is something really douche-y and disgusting and just plain racist about it. I love music and I love being Indian and I want to see the day when there truly is a united native music front. Perhaps this ROCK IS RED idea can be the first step toward that.”

ROCKWIRED MEDIA is also the publisher of the monthly digital magazine ROCKWIRED MAGAZINE – the first American Indian-owned rock magazine . ROCKWIRED MEDIA is continually seeking artists to be featured on ROCK IS RED. While the word ROCK is in the title and BRIAN LUSH’S ROCKWIRED is primarily an active rock publication ROCK IS RED is open to a wide range of music.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

All submissions are to be emailed to djlush@rockwired.com and have “Rock is Red” referenced in the subject line. All submission are to contain the following:
Three (3) mp3 or WAV files of completed songs

A brief biography of the artist/band

Links to any relevant websites or press

Photos
MP3 or WAV files are the only files we accept. Please do not send WMA or M4A or FLAC files! 
Because this program is designed to promote American Indian and First Nations artists, we ask that all submissions came form bands that are Native fronted or solo artists who are either American Indian or First Nations.
It is our preference to showcase artists with completed works that are available through such sites as CD BABY or AMAZON or ITUNES. If this is not the case for you , please give us an idea of when you intend to drop your release.
While we are pretty open minded to the kinds of musical submissions, ABORIGINAL SOUNDS wishes to only feature modern, contemporary music such as rock, metal, punk, hip-hop, rap, blues, jazz or country/americana (more americana). Spoken word poetry, traditional or pow wow music will not be accepted!

If you have any additonal questions regarding submitting materials to this program please contact the program producer BRIAN LUSH at 505.414.4888 or email him at djlush@rockwired.com.

**shared directly from RockWired.com 

Special News: OKC Mvskoke Study Group 

Creek/Seminoles in the greater OKC community, plan now to attend the OKC AREA MVSKOKE CULTURE & LANGUAGE STUDY GROUP this Sunday, September 13th, at 6:30 p.m. A part of the cultural study is a potluck dinner with Mvskoke foods (if you can, we’ll eat anything! Lol).
Special invitees this week include Scott Roberts, Mvskoke clay pottery artist, and Danny Beaver, Mvskoke artist who will display their respective pieces for the attendees to observe. Also, we will study “Functional Phrases” in the Mvskoke language. This is sure to be a special event for our group.
For those outside the area, we’re excited to announce that you may join us online at www.twitter.com/jeremyfultz .
 The location for this event is the 

 DZP 360 Event Center

 7312 North Cherokee Plaza

 OKC OK

(Just off NW Expwy)

  

Festival Announcement: imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts FestivalPresenting Sponsor: Bell Media

Opening and Closing Night Films 

Mekko and Fire Song

Plus

International Spotlight: Sámpi Nation • Artist Spotlight: Heather Rae
The 16th Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is proud to announce the Opening and Closing Galas for the Festival, running October 14-18, 2015, plus this year’s International Spotlight, and the inaugural imagineNATIVE Artist Spotlight, acknowledging Indigenous creative leaders.
imagineNATIVE’s Opening Night Gala on Wednesday, October 14 at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema will be Sterlin Harjo’s Mekko, starring Rod Rondeaux and Sarah Podemski. Mekko is a thriller following a man who must navigate a welcoming, yet dangerous, community of Native Americans living on the streets, after release from his 20-year prison sentence. Prior to Mekko, imagineNATIVE will present the Festival Premiere of Jeff Barnaby’s experimental short film Etlinisigu’niet (Bleed Down). 
The Closing Night Gala will be Fire Song by Cree/Métis filmmaker Adam Garnet Jones, on Sunday, October 18 at TIFF Bell Lightbox. Fire Song is a powerful, dramatic feature film, starring Andrew Martin and Jennifer Podemski, about a young gay man who dreams of leaving his reserve for the city. When the world as he knows it falls apart, the future he’s been dreaming of seems impossible to reach.
The 2015 International Spotlight will focus on Sámi films and filmmakers of the Sápmi nation, the Indigenous people of Norway, Sweden, Finland and northwestern Russia. Proud reindeer herders, the Sámi have a rich tradition as artists and filmmakers, which has seen a boom in the last five years. As part of the Spotlight on Sápmi, imagineNATIVE will present two shorts programs, Nils Gaup’s Academy-Award nominated Pathfinder, and indigiTALKS: Our Stories Must Be Heard, a video-essay series introducing the world of Sámi cinema from stereotypical depictions in mainstream film, to the International Sámi Film Institute which funds contemporary Sámi features and TV series. 
imagineNATIVE is happy to announce the inaugural Artist Spotlight, which will celebrate the work of Cherokee filmmaker Heather Rae. This annual Artist Spotlight will acknowledge Indigenous creative leaders whose work has broken new ground and created lasting contributions to the Indigenous media arts. Heather Rae will be in attendance as imagineNATIVE screens three of her films, Trudell, Wild Walkers, and the two-time Academy Award-nominated Frozen River, that will be followed by a tribute to the late actress Misty Upham, co-star of Frozen River.  
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival is the world’s largest Indigenous festival showcasing innovation in film, video, audio and digital media. The Festival presents the most compelling and distinctive works from Canada and around the globe, reflecting the diversity of the world’s Indigenous nations and illustrating the vitality and excellence of Native art and culture in contemporary media. 
The 16th annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival will be held in Toronto October 14-18, 2015.
Early Bird Ticket Packages and Delegate Passes are now on sale for a limited time 

For more information please call 416.585.2333 or visit http://www.imagineNATIVE.org

facebook/imagineNATIVE / @imagineNATIVE
Media Contact: FLIP Publicity & Promotions Inc., 416.533.7710 @FLIP_Publicity

Damien Nelson, damien@flip-publicity.com or Carson Pinch, carson@flip-publicity.com

imagineNATIVE is proud to introduce the Support an Artist Program, which aims to bring as many Indigenous artists as possible to this year’s Festival by subsidizing travel costs. Attending imagineNATIVE can dramatically enhance the professional and artistic development of artists at all levels of their career. Donations can be made here: http://www.canadahelps.org/dn/8433
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival 2015 Sponsors:

List represents commitments as of August 25, 2015
Presenting Sponsor: Bell Media

 

Platinum Sponsor: NBC Universal

 

Gold Sponsors: Aboriginal Peoples Television Network 

 

Silver Sponsors: Canada Media Fund • Harold Greenberg Fund • Air Canada • Slaight Music• Loft404

 

Bronze Sponsors: Urban Post • Super Channel • Directors Guild of Canada • TVO • Canadian Media Production Association • Nunavut Tourism • RBC Royal Bank

 

Media Partners: NOW Magazine • Muskrat Magazine • RPM.fm • POV Magazine

 

Public Funders: Ontario Arts Council • Canada Council for the Arts • Canadian Heritage • Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training • Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport • Toronto Arts Council • Telefilm 

 

Community Partners: ACTRA Toronto • Beehive Design • Charles Street Video • Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto • National Film Board of Canada • Scenic Drive • Vtape • WIFT-Toronto • William F. White 
Mentorship Partners: New Brunswick Film Cooperative • Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Coop • No’kmaq Village 

 

Festival Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn

 

Hospitality Partners: The Strathcona Hotel • Hyatt Regency Hotel Toronto • Ravi Soups • Revival • Steam Whistle Brewing • Pita Pit • Santo Pecado Catering • Hush Restaurant Bar Patio • Jugo Juice • Second Cup • Maki My Way • Museum of Inuit Art • Be More America • Corned Beef House Toronto (TBC) • The Office Pub (TBC) • Royal Ontario Museum 

 

Foundations: Ontario Trillium Foundation • RBC Foundation 

Mvskoke Creek Hymn Singing: Full Video


Here is the unedited version of the hymn singing. I hope everyone enjoys this video.

We will have DVDs & CDs of the congregational singing available for people without access to the Internet.

If you would be interested in one of these, email us at the this address.

email: fultzrecording@gmail.com

-or- call (405) 823-3920 and leave a message with a return phone number.

Thanks to our Supporters:
Native Music Online:
www.nativemusiconline.com

Twitter: @nativemusic49
Modern Day Indian Territory

www.moderndayindianterrtory.com

Twitter: @moderndayITLLC
Jeremy “House” Fultz

Twitter: @jeremyfultz
Wetumka Church

Edwin Marshall

Justin Fultz

Angela & Meeka Fultz

Carlolyn Fultz

Nellie Roberts

Special News: Mvskoke Creek Singing Convention

I had the honor recording the Mvskoke Creek singing convention. If you are looking for the video, it will be available soon. There will be a few places I will put on notice once it’s available.Facebook: either my personal page “Jeremy Fultz” or the business pages for Modern Day Indian Territory & Native Music Online.

Twitter: @jeremyfultz & @nativemusic49

Web: http://www.moderndayindianterritory.com & http://www.nativemusiconline.com

The video will be available on Youtube pages for: Modern Day Indian Territory & Native Music Online.

I want to say a special thank you to my brother, Justin Fultz. Today would’ve been very difficult without his help!

Thanks to Edwin Marshall for giving me the opportunity to document and record a historic moment and event.

Thanks to the Wetumka Indian Baptist church for hosting this historic event.

Thanks to the Creator for such a beautiful & extremly hot day. But, it brought back memories of watching the elders from when I grew up. It showed the strength our ancestors had walking the trail of tears to get to their new home, the struggles they had being killed, raped, beaten, and burglarized of their belongings.

Thanks to my family, Aunt Fuzzy, Momma Carolyn, my lovely wife Angela and daughter Meeka for sharing me on my birthday so I could do something I loved doing. Plus it doesn’t hurt when you get a great homecooked dinner with cake and ice cream!

This video/ documentary will be available for free. There are no special screenings or charges. Due to the historic nature of this event, I wanted to make available for everyone to watch, learn, participate & remember. If you would like to make a donation, we appreciate it but it is not required.

Jeremy “House” Fultz