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AWARDS NIGHT!

  • Brava 2781 24th Street San Francisco, CA, 94110 United States (map)

American Indian Motion Picture Awards Show

WE ARE DELIGHTED TO CELEBRATE ANOTHER SEASON OF FILM, ART AND THE WONDERFUL PEOPLE WHO CREATE THEM. PLEASE JOIN US SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11TH AT THE BRAVA THEATER CENTER, 2781 24TH STREET, SAN FRANCISCO AT 7PM.

TICKETS: $25 AT DOOR • Saturday, November 11 Brava Theater Center • 2781 24th St. San Francisco • 7pm

LORRAINE LAIWA has worked with Indian Child and Family Preservation Program since November 1993. Since 1980 she has served as an Indian Child Welfare Act Advocate, Case Manager, Family Services Worker, and Program Director. She serves as an ICWA qualified expert witness and is a Tribal Elder qualified to offer traditional and spiritual advice. Lorraine is a lineal descendant of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewarts Point Rancheria on her mother’s side and Manchester/Point Arena Band of Pomo Indians on her father’s side. Lorraine has invited her family and relatives to share their cultural dances and songs.    

LORRAINE LAIWA has worked with Indian Child and Family Preservation Program since November 1993. Since 1980 she has served as an Indian Child Welfare Act Advocate, Case Manager, Family Services Worker, and Program Director. She serves as an ICWA qualified expert witness and is a Tribal Elder qualified to offer traditional and spiritual advice. Lorraine is a lineal descendant of the Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of Stewarts Point Rancheria on her mother’s side and Manchester/Point Arena Band of Pomo Indians on her father’s side. Lorraine has invited her family and relatives to share their cultural dances and songs.

 

 

ROSEANNE SUPERNAULT is first and foremost an artist. She has been an Actress & Performer from a young age; gracing the stage for years in plays and dance pieces until graduating from Victoria School of the Arts in Edmonton, Alberta. She hails from East Prairie Metis Settlement and is a proud Metis/Cree woman. To date she has received various accolades for her acting performances in projects such as Blackstone, Maina, Rhymes For Young Ghouls, and Every Emotions Costs. Roseanne has performed in theater, dance, feature films, commercials, videos, docu-dramas, and docu-series. She has a propensity for both light and darkness with a unique comedic streak that can flourish amidst dramatic pieces.    

ROSEANNE SUPERNAULT is first and foremost an artist. She has been an Actress & Performer from a young age; gracing the stage for years in plays and dance pieces until graduating from Victoria School of the Arts in Edmonton, Alberta. She hails from East Prairie Metis Settlement and is a proud Metis/Cree woman.

To date she has received various accolades for her acting performances in projects such as Blackstone, Maina, Rhymes For Young Ghouls, and Every Emotions Costs. Roseanne has performed in theater, dance, feature films, commercials, videos, docu-dramas, and docu-series. She has a propensity for both light and darkness with a unique comedic streak that can flourish amidst dramatic pieces.

 

 

MURRAY PORTER's music has an instantly recognizable sound. The Mohawk piano player from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory brings his culture and history to the masses through his music. With a mix of blues, country, and humour, Porter’s gravelly, soulful voice sings not only of the history and contemporary stories of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, but also universal themes of love, lost and found. He has spent over 35 years playing his self-taught unique style of foot-stomping, hand clapping blues piano around the world. It was with his latest studio album Songs Lived & Life Played that won the 2012 JUNO (Canada's Grammy) for Aboriginal Album of the Year. It was nominated for two Western Canadian Music Awards and four Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. It was at the latter awards show where he brought the house to their feet and to tears with the emotionally charged song about Indian residential schools, “Is Sorry Enough?”

MURRAY PORTER's music has an instantly recognizable sound. The Mohawk piano player from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory brings his culture and history to the masses through his music. With a mix of blues, country, and humour, Porter’s gravelly, soulful voice sings not only of the history and contemporary stories of the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, but also universal themes of love, lost and found. He has spent over 35 years playing his self-taught unique style of foot-stomping, hand clapping blues piano around the world. It was with his latest studio album Songs Lived & Life Played that won the 2012 JUNO (Canada's Grammy) for Aboriginal Album of the Year. It was nominated for two Western Canadian Music Awards and four Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards. It was at the latter awards show where he brought the house to their feet and to tears with the emotionally charged song about Indian residential schools, “Is Sorry Enough?”

JACKIE KELIIAA is a Bay Area native and her comedic style stems from her multi-ethnic background and her upbringing in the diverse and beautiful Bay. Jackie is Yerington Paiute and Washoe and uses the stage to teach audiences about the finer points of how not to be a racist, misogynist, and all those other lame “‘ists” in the world. When she graces the stage, Jackie’s bubbly personality and presence lend to a thought provoking and hilarious ride where she’s quick on her feet with cultural quips and anecdotes about the world around her. She's performed at Tommy T's, Comedy Oakland, She Devil Comedy Fest NYC and she's opened for the 1491s.    

JACKIE KELIIAA is a Bay Area native and her comedic style stems from her multi-ethnic background and her upbringing in the diverse and beautiful Bay. Jackie is Yerington Paiute and Washoe and uses the stage to teach audiences about the finer points of how not to be a racist, misogynist, and all those other lame “‘ists” in the world. When she graces the stage, Jackie’s bubbly personality and presence lend to a thought provoking and hilarious ride where she’s quick on her feet with cultural quips and anecdotes about the world around her. She's performed at Tommy T's, Comedy Oakland, She Devil Comedy Fest NYC and she's opened for the 1491s.

 

 

MIRACLE DOLLS is an Alternative / Rock / Indie pop band from Southern California, fronted by twin sisters Dani and Dezy. Their music is a mix of melodies dancing back and forth between the Bass and Guitar, with heart racing rhythms and the natural balance of the twins sharing Vocals.    

MIRACLE DOLLS is an Alternative / Rock / Indie pop band from Southern California, fronted by twin sisters Dani and Dezy. Their music is a mix of melodies dancing back and forth between the Bass and Guitar, with heart racing rhythms and the natural balance of the twins sharing Vocals.

 

 

ERNIE TSOSIE is an award-winning actor, comedian, and motivational speaker. Ernie has been a professional presenter and performer since 1996, when he appeared in his first professional acting job for the Actors Theater of Phoenix. Since then Ernie has gone on to work as a professional performer and presenter in films, television, theatre, stand-up comedy and radio, as well as in Native American events, communities, schools and wellness programs. Ernie is the founder of Near Water Theatre Troupe and Near Water Enterprises, Inc. a company that produces original theatrical, comedy and motivational presentations with a positive message. He is also co-founder and owner of the popular and award winning “James & Ernie Comedy Duo” and the super duper Native American comedy show case “49 Laughs Comedy”

ERNIE TSOSIE is an award-winning actor, comedian, and motivational speaker. Ernie has been a professional presenter and performer since 1996, when he appeared in his first professional acting job for the Actors Theater of Phoenix. Since then Ernie has gone on to work as a professional performer and presenter in films, television, theatre, stand-up comedy and radio, as well as in Native American events, communities, schools and wellness programs.

Ernie is the founder of Near Water Theatre Troupe and Near Water Enterprises, Inc. a company that produces original theatrical, comedy and motivational presentations with a positive message. He is also co-founder and owner of the popular and award winning “James & Ernie Comedy Duo” and the super duper Native American comedy show case “49 Laughs Comedy”

JENNIFER KREISBERG • Mother, Singer, Composer, Teacher, and Activist - Jennifer (Tuscarora, North Carolina) comes from four generations of Seven Singing Sisters through the maternal line, and has been singing since she was young. She is known for her fierce vocals and range. Jennifer has sung with the critically acclaimed Native women’s Trio ULALI starting when she was 17 (27 yrs). Her voice perfectly weaves the high strand of Ulali’s renowned harmony with incomparable skill, and grace, helping to create a new sound in Indian Country.

JENNIFER KREISBERG • Mother, Singer, Composer, Teacher, and Activist - Jennifer (Tuscarora, North Carolina) comes from four generations of Seven Singing Sisters through the maternal line, and has been singing since she was young. She is known for her fierce vocals and range. Jennifer has sung with the critically acclaimed Native women’s Trio ULALI starting when she was 17 (27 yrs). Her voice perfectly weaves the high strand of Ulali’s renowned harmony with incomparable skill, and grace, helping to create a new sound in Indian Country.