LEECH LAKE OJIBWE RESERVATION, INDIAN COUNTRY, Minn., Nov. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Native Children's Survival & Robby Romero have partnered with PledgeMusic in support of the “Born On The Rez” music campaign to #Honor1851Treaty. The first single drops November 2017 during Native American Heritage month dedicated to the memory and lifelong work of the Great Ojibwa Warrior, Dennis Banks (4/12/37-10/29/17), a founding member of the campaign.
“From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock, the Born On The Rez Music Campaign is a poetic journey through history honoring our fight for freedom and cultural survival.” – Robby Romero
Romero brings together some of the industry's most eminent Grammy-winning musicians, producers, and engineers for the recording at Capitol Records. The single is executive produced by Dennis Banks and Laila Nabulsi, produced by Don Was, engineered by Ed Cherney, mixed by Steve Addabbo, and mastered by Howie Weinberg. Musicians include Jim Cox, Gary Farmer, Jim Keltner, Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar, Robert Mirabal and Don Was. The chorus features Ta'Kaiya Blaney, Dakota Romero, Raye Zaragoza, and the legendary Kris Kristofferson.
Beginning with the 1851 Fort Laramie Treaty, the campaign challenges the United States and its Congress to uphold and honor at least one of the more than 500 Treaties made with Native Nations on the Trail of Broken Treaties. 100% of profits from the single and associated merchandise also benefits the Mní Wíčóni Legal Defense/Offense Committee, an organization founded by American Indian Movement elders, Madonna Thunder Hawk (Cheyenne River Sioux Nation), Phyllis Young (Standing Rock Sioux Nation), and Dennis Banks (Ojibwe Nation) to support Water Protectors on the front lines of the movement. The campaign has received support from Academy Award winners and influential people of change including Patricia Arquette and Alisa Keesey (Give Love Organization), Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Pete Nichols (Waterkeeper Alliance), Mark Wolper (Wolper Organization), Jack Huston, Ed Begley Jr., Helena Kallianiotes, and Sean Penn. To join the campaign, pledge your support, and download the single along with exclusive Native Rock Music merchandise by award-winning Native Artists visit: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/honor1851treaty
Native Children's Survival is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1989 bringing an Indigenous voice through music and film to the advocacy of peace, human rights, and environmental justice.
For more information, you can contact Odette Artime at (561) 523-4415 or email [email protected]
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