UMM's CNIA Pow Wow's 11', 13' , 14', & 18' - salphotobiz

A gentleman, my friend, and I chatted with during a break (pow wow), which he shared some great stories (Vietnam Vet). When we approached him, he asked us where we were from? I told him to guess...Burma, India, etc..? I told him that he was close (my friend was from Pakistan). I asked him, "what made you guess those countries?". He replied that he was a Vietnam Vet and he's been to these areas when he was serving in the U.S. Army. He showed this as his identity (American name-St. John)..

Way of the Warrior uses personal stories of heroes and soldiers to examine the warrior ethic in Indian Country and understand why military service is so highly valued in native communities. These gripping stories from WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam weave a tapestry of positive and negative themes: the warrior ethic, prejudice and stereotypes, forced assimilation, poverty, cultural pride, redemptive acts and healing. The documentary uses historical footage, period photographs, native music, personal diaries and interviews to reveal what it means to be "ogichidaa," one who protects and follows the way of the warrior...."

Documentary Film - The Rabbit's Foot
Uploaded on Nov 29, 2011

The Navajo reservation is one of the largest in the U.S. and spans three states. According to statistics during the Vietnam War, close to 90% of the 86,000 Native American who enlisted volunteered. Resulting in the highest record of service per capita of any other ethic group. To help bring attention to local, state and federal governments to address the need for medical services and traditional healing practices for Native American Veteran's. The film includes interviews with Native American Vietnam Veterans, their families who are affected by their service and a community that wants to have a specialized veteran's medial facility located on the Navajo Nation. For more information, please visit our fundraising site and website