JOURNEY the LEGACY

 

THE CIRCLE LEGACY CENTER would like to take this opportunity to honor the Navajo Code Talkers. This week, June 4, Chester Nez, the last living WWII Navajo Code Talker, crossed over to the Spirit Path. We are attaching this web site where you may view a documentary about these extraordinary men. Being a Marine Veteran, I (Barry Lee) have a special place in my heart for these men, and all the Marines who endured the island hopping campaigns. Semper Fi.

Navajo Codetalkers

The Circle Legacy Center

future 2nd Friday programs. (subject to change)

[there will be more info on these and other programs, Please check back as the dates get closer.]

 

 

THERE WILL BE NO 2ND FRIDAY PROGRAMS FOR JULY AND AUGUST. HAVE A WONDER

FUL SUMMER!!

On SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 we will have a Volunteer Appreciation and Social.

Give us this opportunity to say "thank you" to

volunteers who have helped us for 2nd Friday programs and other activities over the years.

Bring drinks and snacks  and we will have social dancing.

June 14, 2014

A story of courage and resilience to kickoff Father's Day Weekend!

We will be presenting the Movie: Running Bravethe Life of Billy Mills. 1964 Gold Medalist.

William Mervin "Billy" Mills, also known as Mak

ata Taka Hela (born June 30, 1938), is the second Native American(after Jim Thorpe) to win an Olympic gold medal.[1] He accomplished this feat in the 10,000 meter run (6.2 mi) at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, becoming the only person from the western hemisphere to ever to win the Olympic gold in this event. His 1964 victory is considered one of the greatest of Olympic upsets. A former United States Marine, Billy Mills is a member of the Oglala Lakota (Sioux) Tribe.

                          

June will see Billy Mills celebrate his 74th birthday. In honor of this and the 50th Anniversary of his Gold Medal effort, we will show this movie and have a birthday card for all to sign so we may send this to him.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F5iCsymMj0

                   Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster                       

328 W Orange St, Lancaster, PA 17603                      

downstairs, lower door.

Doors open @ 6:30 for movie showing @ 7pm

Bring something to share. Coffee and Tea will be provided.

Donations to Circle Legacy Center will be accepted.

(past presentations for CLC)

 

May 9,2014; 

A CLASH OF CULTURES,

Native Americans and Colonialism in Lancaster County.

presented by  DARVIN MARTIN, Lancaster County Historian.

Darvin has done extensive research on Lancaster County and South Eastern Pennsylvania History. He will present a thought provoking and enlightening program detailing the problems that occurred when the European Settlers came to what we now call Lancaster County. William Penn's grand experiment and the realities will be discussed and explored. Darvin will help unravel the history and consequences of this period in our history and what it means to us today. Please join us in this conversation and presentation.

Please bring a dish to share.

Donations for Circle Legacy Center will be accepted

Ann Jennings (our original 2nd Friday May presenter) will be unable to present this month for family concerns.

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APRIL 11, 2014

Come join us to view the movie:

CROOKED ARROWS

(below is a synopsis by Doug George Kanentiio, published Mohawk writer and historian)

“Crooked Arrows”
Producers: J. Todd Harris and Mitchell Peck
Co-producers: Neal Powless (Onondaga) and Ernest Stevens III (Oneida)
Director: Steve Rash
Writers: Tod Baird and Brad Riddell

Crooked Arrows marks a new venture in filmmaking, one in which Native people break free from being mere subjects of a movie into a new reality where they have become actors, script editors and producers. In this instance, the Onondaga Nation contributed heavily to the movie, assigning one of their own, Neal Powless, to work in conjunction with Ernest Stevens III to insure the project is consistent with Native culture while including aboriginal athletes as primary actors and hundreds of other Natives as voluntary extras. This gave the film an excitement which was palpable at the movie’s national premiere held in Syracuse, NY on the ancestral territory of the Onondagas.

The movie stars Brandon Routh, Chelsea Ricketts, Gil Brimingham,, Dennis Ambriz and Crystal Allen. The story takes place somewhere in the northeast, presumably on the territory of the fictional Senequoit reservation, a member of the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois) Confederacy.

Joe Logan (Brandon Routh) is the mixed blood manager of the casino who secured a college degree at Syracuse and is persuaded to return by his father Ben Logan (Gil Birmingham). Joe Logan is clearly a pawn of the developer, the obscure Mr. Geyer (Tom Kemp). He expects Logan to deceive the Senequoits governing council into allocating more land for the expansion even if it means the destruction of culturally sensitive areas including the lacrosse field where the game has been played since time immemorial.

Overall, Crooked Arrows is a positive film, particularly for Native youth. It shows the complexity of Native life and the difficulty in blending traditional values within a casino culture. While there are tensions grinding at the teenagers they are made aware that hope and inspiration come from many sources even a well meaning non-Native teacher (Crystal Allen) who has to teach them (and Logan) their own language. There are many scenes of Natives dancing and singing particularly at the game’s end when all of the players and fans engage in a spontaneous stomp dance although the special effects eagle did not fly so well.

As a movie Crooked Arrows scores before it reaches overtime.

Doug George-Kanentiio, Akwesasne Mohawk, is the former editor of Akwesasne Notes, was a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Indian of the American Indian and the author of "Iroquois on Fire" among other books. He may be reached via e-mail: kanentiio@aol.com

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