The Iowa Tribe of Oklahoma presents gifts to the Governor and people of Iowa and 2007.
We have opened an Ioway Flickr.com site where we will gradually post some of the hundreds of photographs we have that are related to our historical documentary film Lost Nation: The Ioway and Ioway history and culture.
We hope you enjoy these Native American images from the recent and distant past. Click on the link below to visit the site:
We want to thank the readers of the Ioway movie blog for stopping by during 2008, and invite you to continue to make our blog a destination for information about Ioway Native American history and culture.
We also expect to have more news in 2009 regarding our documentary Lost Nation: The Ioway. The film is complete and has been released on DVD, but the journey continues.
In 2009 we look forward to sharing additional historical images as well as video clips and other materials not available on the DVD. As we have done in 2008, we will continue to post news about the Ioway tribes and about tribal members.
Thank you again for sharing this adventure with us!
We wish a very Merry Christmas, a happy Holiday Season, and a healthy and prosperous New Year!
Photo courtesy Association on American Indian Affairs
From LJWorld.com (Lawrence Journal World & 6News):
December 17, 2008
Dr. Dee Ann DeRoin, Lawrence, was one of nine women who received the “2008 Women Who Make A Difference” award at the International Women’s Forum World Leadership Conference in Pittsburgh.
DeRoin, a member of the Ioway Tribe of Kansas, was a founding member and first president of the Four Tribes Women’s Wellness Coalition. At the ceremony, she was recognized as “a true champion to an underserved community, who has helped increase health prospects for girls and women in the Native American community.”
Her work includes a significant screening project to increase colorectal cancer awareness and screening in 10 rural, reservation and urban communities. She also works in the areas of diabetes, cancer, HIV and cultural competence.
There is good news regarding the future of the Black Hawk State Historic Site and other closed sites in Illinois. Lt. Governor Pat Quinn has vowed to reopen the parks if embattled Governor Blagojevich is removed from office.
“Our state parks are precious,” Quinn told reporters during a 55-minute news conference in his Springfield office. “They should be reopened promptly.”
He called Blagojevich’s decision to close seven state parks and a dozen historic sites on Nov. 30 a “terrible thing.”
“I think that was one of the worst decisions the governor ever made,” Quinn said. “It’s very sad that any of them are closed.” (Quad-City Times, 12.11.2008)
While this appears to be good news, we are still encouraging people to sign the online petition and to keep legislators' feet to the fire.
Nearly two hours of additional video material includes:
Ioway history and culture
10-minute version for young children (K-4)
Oklahoma and Kansas/Nebraska Ioway powwows
archaeology field school
Lost Nation: The Ioway also recently won Best Multi-Cultural Documentary at the International Cherokee Film Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Both the Ioway DVD and the 18" x 24" movie poster make great holiday gifts. Celebrate your Ioway heritage, or your interest in American history and Native American history and culture by ordering your Lost Nation: The Ioway DVD today.
We offer quantity discounts and combined shipping, so please email a request to us at FourthWallFilms@aol.com for details.