Playground of the Native Son Event

 

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Fundraising Event

Saturday November 10, 2012

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Osage Tribal Museum

819 Grandview

Pawhuska, OK

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CHASKE SPENCER, star of Twilight series fame is coming to Pawhuska, OK, to help raise awareness for the Docu-Drama “Playground of the Native Son”. The public is invited, chance to meet Chaske along with the film’s producer Celia Xavier and Director Michael Nash.

The event is a fundraiser for the film “Playground of the Native Son”, admission is $20.00 per person (children 6 to 12 $10, under 6 free). Casting call for football players, actors and extras will be going on at the same time. Hundreds of extras will be needed, Native & Non-native. Each donor at this event will be entered in a chance to win 2 tickets to “Breaking Dawn: Part 2”. Drawing at the end of the event. Hor D’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.

The Hominy Indians Feature Film and Documentary is an approved Arts Matching Grant of the Osage Nation Foundation. Donations will be made through the Osage Nation Foundation and used toward the filming of the documentary of the Hominy Indians. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit , United Global Shift, focusing on the environment, employment, entrepreneurship, health and education for indigenous people. Spencer is the co-founder for this foundation.

Unable to attend the event? Please contact the Osage Nation Foundation at 817-421-5620 for credit cards donations. For mail in donations: Please make payable to “Osage Nation Foundation” c/o Donation for the HIF Documentary, P.O. Box 92777, Southlake, TX 76092

The Osage Nation Foundation is a non-profit organization that exists to promote the continued development of the Osage Reservation and the communities influenced by the Osage Nation. You contribution is tax deductible.


About Chaske Spencer

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Actor and activist Chaske Spencer was born of the Lakota Sioux tribe, and raised on Indian Reservations in Montana and Idaho. His first feature film SKINS, the lead in DREAMKEEPER, and Steven Spielberg’s INTO THE WEST. Over the past few years, he has been keeping busy playing “Sam Uley” the alpha male leader of the werewolves, in the popular TWILIGHT SAGA film series NEW MOON, ECLIPSE, and BREAKING DAWN parts 1 and 2.

With experience both on stage and on screen, in front and behind the camera, Chaske’s credibility as a quality member of the entertainment industry stands strong. He is passionate about making a difference with all people in the area of reducing poverty and creating sustainable solutions for the issues that communities face. In fact, he is engaged in several projects to that end through the non-profit UNITED GLOBAL SHIFT and his personal project SHIFT THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE.

Clearly, Chaske has been using his celebrity for good. In addition to developing his non profit endeavors, he spends his free time, traveling to various universities and reservations inspiring young people to BE THE SHIFT they want to see in their communities as well as say no to alcohol and drugs, based on his own life experience. In May 2011, he joined forces with First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move! Indian Country” campaign in which he supported youth creating a healthier lifestyle through fitness and nutrition within Native American families and communities.

About the Film

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In the 1920s, an all Indian team, the Hominy Indians Professional Football team proved its superb athleticism with a 28 game winning streak. The professional football team was financed by two Osage brothers from Hominy, Oklahoma, Ira and Otto Hamilton.

The film follows the team’s obstacles and victories from 1924 to 1936. During this time the Osage "Reign of Terror" was taking place when Osage Indians were dying mysterious deaths.

The historic, jaw-dropping, climax came when the Indians played the New York Giants, the World Champions at that time. The Giants thought playing the Indian team was a joke and at halftime the Indians were trailing in the game. They played for the love of the game; but realized in this single game they were fighting for much more: their ancestors, their land and proof that they were still great warriors of the Plains.

It was a grueling game, hundreds of thousands of dollars wagered, the outcome was the most spectacular act of sportsmanship ever witnessed on the “Playground of the Native Son”.