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Joanelle Romero

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Red Nation Celebration : RED NATION PRESS RELEASES
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ABOUT JOANELLE ROMERO
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"Water is our bloodline to Mother Earth," quotes Joanelle Romero, founder of Red Nation Celebration, the American Indian-owned nonprofit directing the Campaign.
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"Based on the tremendous positive reaction to our work and the environmental concern sweeping the nation, we expect this campaign to create just as striking a public response," comments Romero.
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Founded in 1995 by Joanelle Romero (who is of Cheyenne and Apache bloodlines), Red Nation was recognized in 2006 by the State of California "for their tireless efforts to establish the First Annual American Indian Heritage Month in the City of Los Angeles."
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Warriors Against AIDS and Awareness initiatives was founded in 1993 by Joanelle Romero of Red Nation Celebration; this groundbreaking concept was introduced to bring awareness and help eliminate AIDS on and off the reservations across Indian country.
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"NNAAPC, UAII and RED CIRCLE PROJECT organizations and I are excited to collaborate in the efforts to bring awareness and education to the first National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness day which calls attention to this human rights issue and the seriousness of AIDS in Indian Country," said Joanelle Romero, CEO and founder of Warriors Against AIDS and Red Nation Celebration.
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Warriors Against AIDS was created by Joanelle Romero to address this emergency head on by raising awareness and money for Warriors Against AIDS Fund, becoming one of the world's leading American Indian funders of programs to fight AIDS on and off the reservations.
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Starring well known actors including Larry Sellers, Joanelle Romero, Elaine Miles, Elizabeth Sage and Conroy Chino.
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"Its time to tell and air our own stories and screen our own images,written, produced, acted, scored by American Indian filmmakers" says Joanelle Romero."I simply got tired of being told NO by the industry and I and others decided it was time to do something about it," announces Joanelle Romero, Chairman of Red Nation Holdings, Inc. and the creator of the Red Nation companies."To have American Indian contemporary image on Internet TV is more important than any other time in history, its important not only for economic status, but our channel will carry entertainment value, out-reach resources, public relation opportunities, for the generation now and the generations to come," says Romero.
Board of Directors & Founder
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Joanelle Romero (Apache/Cheyenne Nations/SephardicJew/Latina) is the founder of Red Nation Celebration, American Indian arts & cultural non-profit organization. Romero is president/founder and produces Red Nation Film Festival each year in Hollywood. She is an established Award winning filmmaker, actress, record producer, musician, entrepreneur and humanitarian. Founder of Award-winning Red Nation Productions formerly Spirit World Productions as well as all of Red Nation's Portfolio, including American Indian Heritage Month in the City/County of Los Angeles. In addition, Romero serves as an expert as it relates to issues of American Indian & Indigenous representation in creative, executive and technical positions in entertainment and lobbying with industry executives to expand opportunities for American Indian & Indigenous peoples. Joanelle Romero is mother to Sage and Montano Rain.
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Having starred and co-starred in over 16 films including being an independent producer and director for over three decades now, Romero uses her expertise to navigate Red Nation Celebration, Red Nation Film Festival and all its portfolio. Romero has worked on a wide variety of television, film, special projects as a producer, director and actor, from ITVS award-winning doc - the first film on American Indians with ADIS/HIV "Melvin & John" (director/producer), to the first Contemporary American Indian womans story ever produced and the first time an American Indian woman carried a leading role CBS MOV "A Girl Called Hatter Fox" (actor), to the Sundance award-winning cult classic "Pow Wow Highway" (actor), to directing/producing award-winning documentary films, to casting/bringing American Indian Traditional dancers to Michael Jackson for his "Black & White" music video, to being dicovered as a singer/songwriter by the Legendary Leonard Cohen, to producing the Los Angeles Mayor Reception, ground-breaking historic events such as "Red Nation Parade" the first & only American Indian Parade in Los Angeles (producer), American Indian Heriage Month in the City/County of Los Angeles (founder/producer), to producing "Red Nation Film Festival" (founder), to creating the first American Indian & Indigenous Television Channel "Red Nation Television Channel-Native is Here".
34 years as a leading actress in film and television, SAG member since 1977.
As an ACTOR Joanelle Romero had the pleasure to work with some of the best in our business i.e.
Red Nation Celebration : FOUNDER'S MESSAGE
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ABOUT JOANELLE ROMERO
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Joanelle began her broadcasting career in 2006 with launching the first American Indian internet television channel.In 2007, Joanelle Romero launched and co-hosts Red Nation Radio Contemporary & Traditional American Indian Music.
Director/Producer
Through her company's film division Spirit World Productions, Joanelle has produced projects about American Indian contemporary literature that have established her productions as award winning and highest honors for quality production and acting.Documentaries under the Joanelle Romero Presents banner have included the award-winning Home, Home on the Rez.American Indian Television Drama Series.
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Joanelle received an Armin T. Wegner "Humanitarian" Award for the vision to see the truth… and the courage to speak it.
This documentary is the first and only film that compares Hitler's attempted genocide of German Jews with the U.S. government's treatment of American Indians and the lasting effects on the culture today.
American Holocaust film , Joanelle is very passionate about, she directed, produced, wrote and scored the music for this controversial and groundbreaking film.Joanelle has been developing this film project since 1994.It won at the The Fargo Film Festival 2003 at the 25th American Indian Film Festival in 2000.
Her film was considered for nomination for an Oscar 2000, Joanelle Romero is the only American Indian Director/Producer to date to be this close to an Oscar Nomination (22 shorts were entered in; out of the 22 entered; 9 were chosen; Joanelle's film was part of that 9; then 5 were nominated).To date this powerful film continues to win awards.
In 2005, Joanelle re-edited and released the documentary on DVD.Her film has been written up in both Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, its theatrical release was at The Laemmle Theatre in West Hollywood to sold out audiences.
In 1994, Joanelle created, produced and starred in the first American Indian Drama Series Redblanket series HOME, HOME ON THE REZ.
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Founded in 1991 by Joanelle who saw a need for American Indian people to tell their own stories in television, film and music.Joanelle has formed a dynamic, creative production team of writers, producers, Native American Consultants, Chiefs Council, and Crew who complete the company.Spirit World Productions will continue to produce American Indian films, pilots and music giving voices to those who would otherwise remain unheard.
Since the company's inception, ALL Spirit World Productions projects (documentaries, drama series, music videos) have received Awards and Recognition from some of the highest honors within the industry.Joanelle has created a significant library of American Indian documentaries, feature film scripts, telefilms, television pilots, series treatments and music specials dedicated to supporting Indian American themes.
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Joanelle served as professional liaison between Mr. Jackson and the American Indian dancers cast for the project.
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Joanelle made history with this music video; these traditional dancers were and are to date the highest paid dancers in any music video.
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In 1977, Joanelle made her acting debut in A Girl Called Hatter Fox, a 1977 telefilm for CBS, this was the first contemporary Indian woman's story ever produced in film history.Joanelle Romero was the first American Indian woman to carry a lead role since "talkies" began.
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Oscar winning actress Sally Kirkland saw Joanelle in this film and put her in Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio where Joanelle studied.
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CURRENTLY: Joanelle is back in front of camera in Rick Schroeder's feature film BLACK CLOUD released March 2005.
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Romero, a 28-year member of the Screen Actors Guild with eighteen films and television credits as a lead actress, is perhaps best known for her leading roles in such highly acclaimed films as A Girl Called Hatter Fox and Pow Wow Highway, a winner at Sundance Film Festival and American Indian Film Festival.Joanelle has an impressive career in the Film/Television/Music industries.
In 2000, Joanelle created for Screen Actors Guild the first panel to date on Diversity and the Status of American Indians in the Entertainment Industry."Where Are We?"
Click here for acting resume & acting reel…
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Founded in 1995, by Joanelle Romero, RNC started its roots in Santa Fe New Mexico produced during Indian Market; Red Nation was recognized as a groundbreaking concept and became a widely publicized event of national stature.
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The Legendary Leonard Cohen discovered recording artist singer/songwriter Joanelle Romero and is the only American Indian artist that has been produced by Mr. Leonard Cohen.
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Romero is the first & only American Indian female Blues artist in the US.
Chief Leonard Crow Dog from the Lakota Nation on Rose Bud Reservation gave Joanelle Romero her Indian name: Oyate Wayanka Po Win - People Who See This Woman.Joanelle's traditional and cultural ways play directly into her unique rhythm of her sound.Joanelle Romero incorporates traditional American Indian drum/traditional lyrics fused with the contemporary styles of blues, folk, country, pop and rock.Recognizing the unique quality of her music, she dubbed her style as "Alter-Native."
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As a recording artist/performer Joanelle Romero brings the passion of, and for her people to the foreground of her music.The rich tapestry of her ethnic makeup-Apache, Cheyenne, Jewish/ Spanish weaves thought-out Joanelle's creative process and her music.Joanelle Romero is a classically trained vocalist exploring new frontiers in contemporary music, and while she continues to push creative boundaries, her music remains very accessible.Her powerful political lyrics portray the struggle of American Indian people today.
Joanelle Romero has created a-lot of firsts in her music career.She is the first American Indian musician to fuse Traditional drum with Rock and Roll.She performed this new sound in Rock & Roll at a private party in late 1979, some of the people who heard this new sound for the first time were: Jackson Brown, Tim Hardin, Gene Clarke from the Byrds, John Barrymore Jr., Tommy Kay to name a few.She performed and created the first American Indian Aids Concert EVER 1993 which has become an annual event in Los Angeles CA.Romero also won a music video award for her single: "Why Can't You Take Me As I Am" at the Red Earth Film Festival 1995.This is currently airing on Canadian Television - First Nation's Music Program 2003.
In 1995, Joanelle Romero formed REDHAWK - THE BAND, an American Indian band that represents the Nations of Apache, Choctaw, and Cherokee, Cheyenne, Zuni, Creek and Seminole tribes.
In 1998, Joanelle Romero was asked by Sarah McLaughlin to perform her music on the Lilith Fair.
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Then on July 25, 1998, Billboard Magazine featured Joanelle prominently in the first-ever special issue focusing on contemporary American Indian music.
Joanelle's music has been featured in Rockin' Warriors a documentary film produced in Luxemburg for U.S.This film was broadcast in Europe and aired on the Ovation Network and the Arts Channel.Her music can be heard in such films as Vendetta, a Roger Corman film, A PBS Series POSITIVE: Life With H.I.V. (broadcast nationally in 1996) and her title song in the award-winning film American Holocaust: When It's All Over I'll Still Bee Indian.Ms. Romero's music videos have won in film festivals across the country and currently being seen on Canadian television.
In 2005, THE UNITED NATIONS - for their 60th Anniversary asked Humanitarian Joanelle Romero - "Oyate Wayanka Po Win" to perform opening blessings with a traditional song.Also in 2005 The City of Los Angeles asked Joanelle to perform and open the first event WORLD FORUM ON MUSIC at the Kodak, as well as a workshop on "Where is American Indian music today?"
In 2005 Joanelle cleared entry level in Grammy nominations in 10 categories for ‘THE BEST OF JOANELLE ROMERO" over three decades of music history - including first recordings produced by Legendary Leonard Cohen - first time release plus other never released songs produced by Henry Louie, Rossco Beck, Ron Tyson, Oli Pearce, Kyle Johnson, Richard T. Bear.
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Joanelle's music video cleared entry level 2005 in Grammy nomination consideration.
CURRENTLY in music: Joanelle Romero is recording her long awaited blues album release date TBA.
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Joanelle Romero is the only American Indian Female Blues recording artist in the US to date.
In addition, she has opened for notable artists
Red Nation Celebration : ABOUT JOANELLE ROMERO
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ABOUT JOANELLE ROMERORed Nation Celebration : ABOUT JOANELLE ROMERO
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Joanelle RomeroUsing MEDIA as a tool, Joanelle Romero has created a connection within Indian Country; including the film, television, music industries and to people around the world.As a Humanitarian, Actress, Singer, Songwriter, Entrepreneur, Producer, Director and trailblazer of American Indian performing arts including CEO of the first American Indian Television Channel "Red Nation Television Channel - All Native progamming, Red Nation Celebration and Spirit World Productions, she has entertained, inspired, moderated, enlightened the general populus for the last 2 1/2 decades.Her accomplishments as a pioneer in film, television, non-profit organizations, educator, philanthropist, producer, director, have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.
Joanelle Romero:
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Joanelle began her broadcasting career in 2006 with launching the first American Indian Internet Television Channel.All Native programming.
"RED NATION TELEVISION CHANNEL - A Native Program Channel .... "Experience Indian Country from American Indian point of view" Children Series, News "Issues Within Indian Country", Feature Films, Long & Short Documentaries, Music Videos, Drama Series, Comedy, Elders Series, Language Preservation Series, Environmental Tragedies - Environmental Triumphs Series and so much more
IN August 2007, Joanelle Romero launched and hosts Red Nation Radio Contemporary & Traditional American Indian Music show on KPFK.
DIRECTOR - PRODUCER
Through her company's film divisions Spirit World Productions & Red Nation Productions, Joanelle has become an award-winning American Indian documentary filmmaker & drama series producer.Her produced projects about American Indian contemporary literature that have established her productions as award winning and highest honors for quality production and acting.Drama Series & Documentaries under the RED NATIOIN PRODUCTINS & SPIRIT WORLD PRODUCTIONS Presents banner have included the award-winning AMERICAN HOLOCAUST WHEN ITS ALL OVER I'LL STILL BE INDIAN.
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In 2005 Joanelle received an Armin T. Wegner "Humanitarian" Award for the vision to see the truth… and the courage to speak it.
This documentary is the first and only film that compares Hitler's attempted genocide of German Jews with the U.S. government's treatment of American Indians and the lasting effects on the culture today.
American Holocaust film , Joanelle is very passionate about, she directed, produced, wrote and scored the music for this controversial and groundbreaking film.Joanelle has been developing this film project since 1994.Her film won at the The Fargo Film Festival 2003 at the 25th American Indian Film Festival in 2000.
Her film was considered for nomination for an Oscar 2000, Joanelle Romero is the only American Indian Director/Producer to date to be this close to an Oscar Nomination (22 shorts were entered in; out of the 22 entered; 9 were chosen; Joanelle's film was part of that 9; then 5 were nominated).To date this powerful film continues to win awards.
In 2005, Joanelle re-edited and released the documentary on DVD.Her film has been written up in both Daily Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, its theatrical release was at The Laemmle Theatre in West Hollywood to sold out audiences.
* Home, Home on the Rez. (REDHAWK) An American Indian Drama Series.This is the first American Indian Drama Series in the USA.Joanelle Romero was written up in USA Today and compared to Bill Cosby for what he accomplished for Black America on television.In 1994, Joanelle created, produced and starred in the first American Indian Drama Series REDHAWK - Home, Home on the Rez.A half hour pilot was produced in Taos New Mexico and received media attention with the hopes of having a drama series about American Indian contemporary lives on prime time television.This pilot went on to receive Awards and opened the door to Joanelle's production company to pitch to television executives' on projects with American Indian themes.
At that time the industry told Joanelle that she was 10 years ahead of time.
In 2006 - 12 years later: Home, Home on the Rez (REDHAWK) debuted on Red Nation Televison Channel - All Native Programming Channel created by Joanelle Romero.
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* The Third Verse: 500 Years, The Land of the Children. documentary - This documentary short was Joanelle's first film.Her fillm recieved Honorable mention award at Columbus International Film & Video Festival.
* "Why Can't You Take Me Like I Am" award-winning music video.
You can view all these award-winning productions on Red Nation Media Network Channel.
Telefilms under RED NATION PRODUCTIONS Presents banner are currently being pitched to network executives for future productions.
SPIRIT WORLD PRODUCTIONS was founded in 1991 by Joanelle Romero who saw a need for American Indian people to tell their own stories in television, film and music.Joanelle has formed a dynamic, creative production team of writers, producers, Native American Consultants, Native Youth filmmmakers and Crew who complete the company.Spirit World Productions will continue to produce American Indian films, pilots and music giving voices to those who would otherwise remain unheard.
Since the company's inception in 1991, ALL Spirit World Productions projects (documentaries, drama series, music videos) have received Awards and Recognition from some of the highest honors within the industry.Joanelle has created a significant library of American Indian documentaries, feature film scripts, telefilms, television pilots, series treatments and music specials dedicated to supporting Indian American themes.
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Joanelle served as professional liaison between Mr. Jackson and the American Indian dancers cast for the project.
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Joanelle made history with this music video; these traditional dancers were and are to date the highest paid dancers in any music video.
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In 1977, Joanelle made her acting debut in A Girl Called Hatter Fox, a 1977 telefilm for CBS, this was the first contemporary American Indian woman's story ever produced in film history.
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Oscar winning actress Sally Kirkland saw Joanelle in this film and put her in Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio where Joanelle studied.
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CURRENTLY: Joanelle is back in front of camera in Rick Schroeder's feature film BLACK CLOUD released March 2005.
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Romero, a 30-year member of the Screen Actors Guild with eighteen films and television credits as a lead actress, is perhaps best known for her leading roles in such highly acclaimed films as A Girl Called Hatter Fox and Pow Wow Highway, a winner at Sundance Film Festival and American Indian Film Festival.Joanelle has an impressive career in the Film/Television/Music industries.
In 2000, Joanelle created for Screen Actors Guild the first panel to date on Diversity and the Status of American Indians in the Entertainment Industry."Where Are We?"
Romero has starred alongside with such notables as: Demi Moore, Kim Cattrall, Angela Lansbury, Carol Burnett, Lloyd Bridges, Conchata Ferrell, Ronny Cox, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Gary Busey, Raquel Welsh, Will Sampson, John Stockwell, Bradford Dillmon, Rae Dawn Chong, James Earl Jones, Shelly Hack, Nick Mancuso, Daniel J. Travanti, Veronica Hamel, Kiel Martin, Graham Greene, Steve Forrest, Mariette Hartley Tony Plana, A. Martinez, Rick Schroeder, Russell Means, Sandy Martin, Pete Serna, Robert Beltran, Branscombe Richard, James Remar.
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Romero has worked with Directors such as: Oliver Stone, Aaron Lipstadt, Gregory Hobbit, Fred Schpisi, George Schaefer, Charles Band, Kevin James Dobson, Rick Schroeder, Jonathan Wacks, Mel Damaki, Lamont Johnson, Bruce Logan, Gary Sherman, Sandor Stern, Richard T. Heffron.
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Founded by Joanelle Romero, RNC started its roots in Santa Fe New Mexico and was originally produced during "The Famous Indian Market;" Red Nation is recognized as a groundbreaking concept and has become a widely publicized event of national stature.
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The Legendary Leonard Cohen discovered recording artist singer/songwriter Joanelle Romero and is the only American Indian artist that has been produced by Mr. Leonard Cohen.
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Romero is the first & only American Indian female Blues artist in the US.
Joanelle Romero's Indian name: Oyate Wayanka Po Win - People See This Woman.Joanelle's traditional and cultural ways play directly into her unique rhythm of her sound.Joanelle Romero incorporates traditional American Indian drum/traditional lyrics fused with the contemporary styles of blues, folk, country, pop and rock.Recognizing the unique quality of her music, she dubbed her style as "Alter-Native."
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As a recording arti
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