Artreach In The News
Artreach Presenting at National Indian Education Association
Artreach, in conjunction with our partner the Navajo Nation, will be presenting the results of our recently completed project, funded through a grant from NASA, to the National Indian Education Association, the oldest and largest Indian education representing American Indian, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiian educators and students. The conference will be in Anchorage, Alaska, October 19th through the 22nd to celebrate NIEA's 37th Annual Convention.
"The Mission of the National Indian Education Association is to support traditional Native cultures and values, to enable Native learners to become contributing members of their communities, to promote Native control of educational institutions, and to improve educational opportunities and resources..."
NIEA Mission Statement
Artreach Premieres "So Bahane': Story of the Stars" At AIFF
Artreach, in conjunction with our partner the Navajo Nation, as well as the NASA Astrobiology Institute, will be premiering our film "So' Bahane': Story of the Stars" for the general public at the 31st American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco, from November 3 - 11. If you are interested in attending the festival, put on by the American Indian Film Institute, please visit the AIFI website.
"As the nation's most dominant outlet for Native American films, the American Indian Film Festival will feature ground-breaking films and documentaries of USA American Indian and Canada First Nation communities. Over seventy new films, documentaries to short and long form narratives will be screened."
Artreach Presenting with NASA at Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) 2006 Annual Conference
Artreach, in conjunction with the NASA Astrobiology Institute, presents September 16 –18, 2006 at the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) 2006 Annual Conference. Learn about Best Practices and New Approaches to Engaging the Education and Public Outreach Community. See ASP 2006 Conference for more information.
"If you are engaged in EPO activities, or are thinking of getting involved, this will be an ideal conference for learning from and networking with your peers."
ASP website, www.astrosociety.org
Artreach Employees Are Now GMU Adjunct Professors
Artreach is pleased to announce that two of our employees, CEO Alice Carron and Technical Director Daniel Tillman, are now adjunct professors at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA. They will be co-teaching two special study courses through the New Century College: "Documentary Filmmaking" as well as " Native Americans as Portrayed in Film."
"It is exciting to be able to share the knowledge we have accumulated through our projects with the students of George Mason University."
Daniel Tillman, Technical Director for Artreach-International
Partnership Yields Culturally-Relevant Educational Materials
By Karen Francis, Public Information Officer, Navajo Nation Council Office of the Speaker, Window Rock, AZ, August 22, 2006
"After more than two years of dedicated work, eduational materials designed to encourage Navajos to study science in a culturally relevant way was presented to educators, scientists and leaders who worked to make the project a reality. Through a partnership with the Navajo Nation, Artreach Studios and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, an activity book and DVD that integrates both Navajo and Western teachings on astronomy were developed. The material presents Navajo stories about the stars, as well as Western scientific knowledge. The material - including an activity book and a DVD called "So' ba hane': Story of the Stars" - is designed for community activity nights for hands on and interactive learning. ..." (Full article.)
NASA Collaborates with Navajo Nation on Science Education
By Ruth Marlaire, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, August 8, 2006
"... The 'NASA and the Navajo Nation' project is led by the NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI) at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The primary point of contact is Daniella Scalice, education and public outreach coordinator at the NAI. Collaborators on the project include NAI‚s teams at UCLA and the University of Arizona, the Arizona State University Mars Education Program, and Artreach-International. Educators from across NASA will be in attendance, including representatives from NASA's Kepler, SOFIA, Discovery, and New Frontiers missions, and from NASA's Explorer Schools program. Many from the Navajo education community will be in attendance, from teachers to government officials, to college faculty. For further information, please contact Daniella Scalice at (831) 247-6728, or Ruth Marlaire at (650) 604-4709 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. ..." (Full article.)
NASA & The Nation Partnership on Educational Materials
By the Honorable Lawrence T. Morgan, Speaker of the 20th Navajo Nation Council, August 5, 2006
"...Members of NASA’s Education and Public Outreach community, in collaboration with Artreach Studios, were awarded a grant from NASA Headquarters’ Office of Education to work with education professionals of the Navajo Nation. The term of the grant was 3 October 2005 – 18 February 2006. The project follows onto a NASA-funded Focus Group convened by Artreach Studios in January 2005, in Window Rock, AZ. The Focus Group probed the needs of the Navajo informal education community in working with NASA. We reached a common ground for shared learning. ... We need our children to know this knowledge and use their inherently given right to live in harmony based on the Principles of Dine´ Fundamental Law. I thank Ms. Daniella Scalice of the Ames NASA Institute and other NASA officials; and Ms. Alice Carron of Artreach International for their fine work. I look forward to working with you on future projects. Thank you very much."
Project melds NASA, Diné culture
By Zsombor Peter, Gallup Independent, Gallup, NM, February 11, 2006
"A federally funded collaboration between NASA and the Navajo Nation is striving to combine each group's knowledge and understanding of the universe and turn the results into a community education program for families across the reservation. Together with Artreach-International, a multimedia company out of Herndon, VA, they're developing a video, music CD and variety of youth activities they hope to introduce to Navajo Nation communities by spring's end. 'We're seeking to present NASA science and Navajo ... cultural teachings in a dual learning environment,' said Artreach CEO Alice Carron ..." (Full article.)
NASA Explorer Institutes 2005: NASA and the Navajo Nation
By Dr. Shelley Canright (Editor), NASA Education Website (education.nasa.gov), October 31, 2005
"Partners: NASA Astrobiology Institute; Arizona State University; Artreach-International ... Members of the Informal Education Community, within the Navajo Nation, will identify relevant NASA educational materials and will repurpose them for use by informal education leaders on the Navajo reservation with members of the community. The goal of the project is to improve American Indians' understanding of and involvement in STEM subjects. NASA, its IEC partners and the Navajo Nation will host three materials production meetings, a "train-the-trainers" workshop, a lessons-learned session and a sustainability seminar that will build on the FY04 NEI focus group conducted in the four corners area." (Full article.)
NASA Focus Group Held In Window Rock
By Karen Francis, Public Information Officer, Navajo Nation Council Office of the Speaker, Window Rock, AZ, January 27, 2005
"... The Office of the Speaker has been helping the production company Artreach-International, from Herndon, Virginia, to host the focus group. The proposal submitted by Artreach to explore ways to use different types of media to encourage Native American students to study aerospace science and related fields was one of 11 projects chosen for funding by NASA. This is the second project for the Speaker’s office and Artreach-International. They previously worked on the production of the documentary “Navajo Women Warriors: Sani Dezbah,” which was released last year and is part of the Women In Military Service of America memorial at the Arlington National Cemetery. ..."
Navajo Women Warriors: Sani Dez-Bah
By Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian Native Networks (www.nativenetworks.si.edu)
"Navajo Women Warriors: Sani Dez-Bah, (2004, 30 min.) US, Director: Alice Carron, Produced by: Artreach-International, Navajo Nation Offices of the President and Speaker, Sheephead Films, and WIMSA. Generations of veterans share their stories serving in the U.S. armed forces from WWII to today, showing the roles Navajo women have always played in protecting their families." (Full article.)
Speaker Morgan and Artreach to Host NASA Focus Group Meeting
By Karen Francis, Navajo Nation Council Office of the Speaker, Dec. 27, 2004
"... The Office of the Speaker is beginning a partnership with Artreach International, out of Herndon, Virginia, to work with NASA to explore how to use electronic education and multimedia to inspire American Indian youth living on reservations to pursue studies in aerospace and related technologies. ..."
NASA Selects Proposals to Engage And Educate the Public
By Renee Juhans/Dwayne Brown, NASA Headquarters, Washington, Dec. 16, 2004
"... "These focus groups will truly help us understand the needs of the informal education community. The knowledge we gain will allow us to foster new learning environments that spark the interest and imagination of people from all segments of society," said NASA's Chief Education Officer, Dr. Adena Loston. ..."
American Indian International Tour
By www.rednations.com, September 2004
"... In celebration of the dedication of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, ArtReach International and Sheephead Films proudly announce the first international tour of American Indians in Ireland ..."
Native American Women in the U.S. Armed Forces
By Women In Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, September 8, 2004
"... a program of traditional dancing and music as well as a sneak preview of Navajo Women Warriors: Sani Dez-Bah, an all new documentary about Native women's service ..."
Women's Memorial Honors Native American Women
By Rudi Williams, American Forces Press Service, September 21, 2004
"... One of the women in the film, Navajo Indian Angela Barney-Nez, said the most important thing about the film was "that we were able to tell that story ourselves. It wasn't an interpretation by somebody from the outside. The women that spoke in the film really spoke from the heart ..."
Women in Vietnam Get Back in Touch!
By www.illyria.com, September 20, 2004
"... The sneak preview of the film, a documentary by ArtReach International in cooperation with the Navajo Nation Executive Offices of the President and Speaker and Navajo Nation TV5 ..."
FILM COMPANY RETURNS TO DOCUMENT WOMEN VETERANS
By Karen Francis, Navajo Nation Council Office of the Speaker, April 20, 2004
"... Speaker Morgan said he is glad to be a part of the project commemorating Navajo women veterans. "Their contributions to our society have long been overlooked. It is time that the entire world knows of the vital roles these women undertook," Speaker Morgan said. ..."
Documentary views Navajo women in military
By Pamela G. Dempsey, Diné Bureau
"... ArtReach, working with Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation at Arlington National Cemetery, the Office of the Speaker and Navajo Nation TV Channel 5, paid another visit to the Navajo Nation this week in search of more Navajo veterans to tell their stories. Most are speaking about their experiences for the first time. "I'm absolutely determined these stories be recorded," said Alice Carron, founder of ArtReach. ..."
WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE FOR AMERICA MEMORIAL SPECIAL EVENT NOTICE
By Blue Horizon: A Pearl Harbor Day Special Event, November 21, 2003
"... Blue Horizon, a film by ArtReach International and an all new look at America's first women military pilots, will debut at the Women In Military Service For America Memorial on December 7, 2003, at 2 PM. The event, which is the world premiere of the film, commemorates Pearl Harbor Day and marks the 61st anniversary of the Japanese bomb-ing of Pearl Harbor, the date President Roosevelt declared would 'live in infamy.' ..."
OUT & ABOUT: In High Spirits at the Premiere of 'Blue Horizon'
By Roxanne Roberts Monday, December 8, 2003; The Washington Post, Page C03
"... people visited the Women's Memorial, at the entrance to the [Arlington National] cemetery, to recognize these daring dames at the world premiere of "Blue Horizon," a documentary in their honor. The film combines interviews with pilots, historic footage and stories of the times. "We never dreamed 60 years ago we'd ever be recognized for doing it," said WASP vet Lorraine Rodgers, "I was so moved." ..."
Former Thornwald employee coming out of retirement
By Laura Saurez, Sentinel Reporter, May 19, 2002
"... Carns and Carron clicked instantly. However, it was not until March that the two combined forces. "I had been watching her and appreciating her work. I asked her what I could do, and she asked me to help her," Carns says. Carns main job is to create mailing lists, visit colleges and universities in the area and to do marketing for the company. Her new employer is concerned with the effect of cultural attitudes on the world. By using science, technology, art, and role-playing, the firm presents explanations and solutions for local and global communities through motion pictures, art and interactive educational environments. "I am a lover of the arts. ArtReach uses all of the arts," Carns explained. ..."
Start-Up At Herndon Firm, a Merging of Artsy and High-Tech
By Ellen McCarthy, Washington Post Staff Writer, January 6, 2003; Page E05
"... Alice Carron said she used to be a typical stage mother. As her son moved from one theatrical performance to the next, Carron would hang out backstage, learning the entertainment business and accruing influential contacts. Rather than waiting in the wings today, Carron is more likely to be directing the reenactment of an early flight scenario or listening to women of tropical islands discuss child-rearing methods or overseeing the creation of a digital simulation system. Carron is the founder and chief executive of ArtReach-International LLC, a Herndon start-up that produces digital films and three-dimensional simulation systems. ..."
Film Traces Bahamian Culture
By Betsy Fitzmeyer , Broadside Feature Writer, George Mason's Student Newspaper, April 15th 2002
"... Washington resident Anthony White, president of the National Audubon Society and a member of the Bahamas National Trust, remarked how fascinated he was by the film and thought that it was an accurate and powerful image of Bahamian women. Artist Corrine Saunders, who has a featured role in the film, said, "I have told my story to many people before, but this was the first time any one has ever brought it back for me." ..."
Arlingtonian Films Daily Life of Bahamian Island Women
By Betsy Fitzmeyer, Arlington Sun Gazette, April 11 2002
"... "I was always fascinated by women of the island," she said. "This is really the last matriarchal society, where women raise the children as a community, and extended families really define the community". Carron's film is an intergenerational study that features an extended family line, starting with a grandmother, one of the community's eldest matriarchs, and running to a girl who is a senior in high school. ..."
FIRE IN THE OCEAN
By Clara Douglas, The Andros & Berry Islands Chronicle, March 2002
"... This film of maternal ingenuity was produced and directed by the founder of ArtReach International, Ms. Alice Carron. ArtReach produces documentary films and live educational programs. Working with community members they explore a variety of topics and create interactive educational environments. When local communities explore topics pertinent to their well being new perspectives are discovered that yield local and global rewards. ..."