“Thank you all again for the opportunity to be a part of the process of learning and leadership. It has greatly helped me get through high school, aided me in peer education, and has helped me find other ways to get youth involved in prevention and intervention strategies. You and your crew are the best! I hope you all know you are appreciated not only by me but all of the rural and tribal communities you have helped out, the work you are all doing is phenomenal and a great way for Natives to get the word out on different topics. Keep up the amazing work”
Our biannual event including:
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Charlene and Richard Kellner
Jan and John Wilcynski
Carol and David LaRotonda, Aerotonda
Silk Road Collections Inc, 112 W San Francisco Street #110 Santa Fe, NM
The Club At Las Campanas
El Meze Restaurant
Anne Hillerman and Don Strel
India House Restaurant, 2501 Cerrillos Rd
Ortega’s, on the Plaza
Santa Fe Culinary Academy
Los Alamos Historical Society
Jinja Bar and Bistro
Spirit of the Earth
Tom Taylor Custom Belts, Buckles, Accessories
Here is a wonderful opportunity to let Silver Bullet promote your business, foundation, or corporation. To find out the benefits for Sponsorship or donation of an auction item, please contact Pam Pierce at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-820-0552.
Thank you for supporting cultural and educational projects in New Mexico.
There have been multiple local screenings and broadcasts of CANES OF POWER which include:
This is tremendous visibility for a very good film!
John Nichols, author of Milagro Beanfield Wars, Missing, On the Mesa, and Sterile Cuckoo, offers his comments about CANES OF POWER:
“Canes of Power is a beautifully filmed documentary that tells the story of Pueblo sovereignty along the Rio Grande. It is at once a fascinating history lesson and a passionate argument for Native Americans’ control over their own destiny. The many Pueblo voices who speak here are dignified, resolute, very sharp, and also compassionate. The canes of authority, which passed from one sovereign nation to others in New Mexico under Spanish conquest, then Mexican takeover, and finally during the American invasion, are symbolic of a people’s resolve to abide on their own terms in their own country.
The film provides a unique insight into Abraham Lincoln, the Civil War, and into the personality of the Pueblo tribes who have steadfastly, over centuries, negotiated their freedom and sovereignty with different invaders. Modern issues of Pueblo governing and cultural change are also addressed at length.
Canes of Power is an eye opener, a valuable instruction, and a moving portrait of a people and of their remarkable homelands. A must-see for every student of New Mexico history, and for anyone seeking to learn how we all should deal with the planet we live on if we wish to salvage a positive future.
It is really a clean and powerful and instructive work of art.”
“Once again you have produced a marvelous documentary film that fills a very important educational crevasse. I have to say that the story line and blending of on-camera int erviews is very compelling. Congratulations on a very significant educational achievement for New Mexico and the U.S. Silver Bullet Productions and Lightningwood Pictures sure do fit well together.”
“Mazel tov! Your film enlightens all who seek to comprehend the complex relationships and history of New Mexico - and is a moving culmination of your vision and journey of discovery. Bravo.”
“This film is germane to ALL cultures that reside in our America. It poetically explains the formal sovereignty and ancestral dignity of our native New Mexican pueblos, shedding overdue light on their sacred, historical and arduous journey in time.”
Silver Bullet Productions and the Institute of American Indian Arts were proud to host the premiere of CANES OF POWER, Wednesday, April 11, 2012, at 5:30 pm at the IAIA Theatre. It was a “standing room only” event!
On March 31, Silver Bullet Productions hosted a fund raising event at La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe to support the development of a new documentary film, “CANES OF POWER.” Silver Bullet acknowledges and thanks major supporters of this event and of the proposed film, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians and Western Art & Architecture Magazine. A special thanks goes to Charmay Allred for her very generous underwriting of the reception, as well as to the speakers and presenters: Conroy Chino (Acoma), Wes Studi (Cherokee), Governor Randall Vicente (Acoma), Governor Marcellus Medina (Zia), JoAnn Melchor (Santo Domingo), and Dr. Matthew Martinez (Ohkay Owingeh).
Silver Bullet Productions is indebted to our “Canes of Power” Honorary Committee: Michael McGarrity, Maura Studi, Wes Studi, Bruce McKenna, Hampton Sides, Kirk Ellis, Ali MacGraw, Representative Brian Egolf, Kelly Egolf, Gov. George Rivera (Pojoaque), Mayor David Coss, and Joe Garcia (Ohkay Owingeh). We further recognize the hard work of the Reception Committee of Charlene Kellner, Gayle Wein, Brad Jones, Dottie Shively, Jan Chavez-Wilcynski, Patricia Link, Nick Durrie and Pam Pierce.