Tuesday, February 21, 2012

NATIVE TV-First Native channel

Howka tribal members, Have you heard about the new outlet for Native media? Sounds like a great opportunity for our native writers, producers, filmmakers, etc.
Way to go San Manuel... I , like Wes Studi didn't think I would ever see this in my lifetime as well.

FNX: First Nations Experience is the first of its kind endeavor introduced by PBS member station, KVCR, and founding partner, the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians of Southern California. A 24/7 high definition (HD) multiplatform digital media vehicle, FNX launched on September 25, 2011.

The Mission

A member of the World Indigenous Broadcast Network, FNX is the first general public, multimedia venture in the United States created to showcase the lives and cultures of Native American and indigenous peoples around the world.

The Vision

Initially serving the second largest market in the United States of potentially 18 million viewers, FNX broadcasts from the KVCR Studios in Southern California's Inland Empire. Within one year, FNX plans to expand and lead the way as a U.S. producer and national and global exhibitor (via the Internet and over-the air, satellite and cable broadcast systems) of authentic First Nations storytelling. Programming will comprise varying genres including documentaries, sports, feature film, drama series, news and comedy.

Let FNX be your experience.

All people originate from an indigenous source. Whether you are a producer, interactive user, viewer or donor - if you support the FNX mission and share its vision, then become a valued and active stakeholder in the experience.

Welcome to FNX. It's time.


Thursday, February 2, 2012

The iTunes U app

This is a great new technology that might benefit some of our tribal members.

iTunes U
By AppleView More By This Developer Open iTunes to buy and download apps.
The iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Whether you’re majoring in molecular biology at a university, taking Spanish in high school, or just interested in European history, you now have a valuable tool to help you learn anytime, anywhere.


Free courses in a wide array of subjects
• Take free courses created and taught by instructors from leading universities and other schools
• See all assignments and updates from the instructor in one place, and check off assignments as you complete them
• Take notes and highlight text in iBooks and see them consolidated for easy reviewing in the iTunes U app
• Access course materials, including audio, video, books, documents & presentations, apps, and new iBooks textbooks for iPad

The world’s largest catalog of free education content
• Choose from more than 500,000 free lectures, videos, books, and other resources on thousands of subjects from Algebra to Zoology
• Browse collections from education and cultural institutions in 26 countries — including Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford, UC Berkeley, MoMA, the New York Public Library, and the Library of Congress


• iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iOS 5 or later
• An Apple ID with an iTunes Store account
• iTunes 10.5.3 or later is required to sync with a computer
• The selection of courses, collections, and availability of content linked from within a course may vary by country
iTunes U SupportApplication License Agreement

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Native American Small Business Owners

My friend Susan Hanks sent this.. I thought it might benefit some of our tribal members.

New Online Course Introduced for Native American Small Business Owners WASHINGTON - Native American entrepreneurs have a new tool to helpdetermine if they're ready for business ownership and to help them getstarted. Native American Small Business Primer: Strategies for Successis a free, self-paced online business course developed for NativeAmerican business owners. The course provides an overview of basicbusiness principles and makes them aware of the programs and servicesavailable from the U.S. Small Business Administration. "Native American Small Business Primer: Strategies for Success willenhance the agency's effort to provide important resources for emergingNative American entrepreneurs," said SBA Administrator Karen Mills."Our ultimate goal is to help create jobs and stimulate economic andbusiness development in our Native American communities. This course isan essential business development tool for the entrepreneur's toolbox." The new online course: emphasizes business planning and market researchas essential steps to take before going into business; informs NativeAmerican entrepreneurs about the legal aspects of starting a business,including the type of ownership (legal structure) and licensing; andprovides key information on seed money for starting up, raising capital,and borrowing money. In addition, there is a section on how to estimatebusiness start-up costs that can help assess the financial needs ofgoing into business. The course is available from the SBA's Online Small Business Trainingweb page under Online Courses for Starting Your Business athttp://www.sba.gov/content/online-courses-starting-your-business. SBA's Office of Native American Affairs works to ensure that AmericanIndian, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiian communities have full accessto all SBA programs and services. Each year, more than 200,000 AmericanIndian and Alaska Native and 29,000 Native Hawaiian-owned businesses addbillions to the American economy. Course participants completing the online training programs can earn acertificate of completion from the SBA, with their name, date and coursetitle. The Native American Small Business Primer course is one ofnearly 30 online tutorials offered by the SBA's Online Business Training(www.sba.gov/training). Free courses are offered on Starting aBusiness, Managing a Business, Financing a Business, and Contracting. SBA can also help pair new business owners with expert advisers,counseling and mentoring services through an SBA representative orresource partner about management assistance, financing options, orparticipating local SBA lenders.