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appropriate song please. not enough room. you want me to clear some of the chairs for you. justin said there's not enough room. all right. 0 smokey bay sirens when your read. an appropriate smokey bay sire when your read. an appropriate smokey bay siren when your read. an appropriate song. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> all right. there you go dance our style.
♪ ♪ ♪ >> all right. there you go good job ladies. thank you friendship house drum and smokey bay sirens. wow. i'd like to introduce at this time the ceo of native american health centers mr. mar tin. come on up. >> thank you earl and congratulations to your local heros this is very important that we celebrate those
individuals who take care of our community and give back so congratulations. mayor ed lee mentioned that we had a elected representative from south dakota visiting us kevin is from the pine renal and he's the house of representatives for the 27th district with the the cha an county. kevin was 29 years old when he stepped up to the plate i will put forth my best effort. being in south dakota and coming from south dakota my heros are not always older than me. i want to introduce and give him a round of applause to continue the fight in south dakota.
kevin keller house of representatives. this young man 29 years old. 29 years old. there's hope. there's hope. kevin. with you well, i want to say to you for the wonderful introduction and and that's our traditional welcoming. and it's an honoring honor to be here and thank you to the drum group for having us. i found out that about this through one of my good forensics supervisor jane kim. she's the one i met hearing her and she said yeah. shop and i didn't think i was going to be speaking. i'm 0 glad to be a part of it.
this shows the strength of our country i grew up in denver so coming from an ushering area and having that urban experience and public education as a forefravnt front is a crucial thing that's one of the competency i served on the education program and the understanding of our history is important and san francisco is at the forefront. whatever we see here will be passed into south dakota. thank you for keeping up the fight and representing our community and keeping our traditions alive. we have to do this in on the reservation and it's about our future for our kids. half of our population is under
8. we want to make sure we take care of the future generation. i have another friend here he's doing a native film and we're going to try to showcase that sometime soon. but i'm alleviating to la in the morning to help jessie produce his film it's about coming from an urban area and the producer james can is in the corner. i want to say thank you for holding strong and yeah, just if i can do it there's a lot of people that can step up and go for city office. thank you and it's a real honor and not a lot of people knew my
dad so thank you, everyone. (clapping.) >> thank you. let's visit liz hunt the ceo of the santa clara 50i7bd health center to the stage. (clapping.) >> thank you earl and thank you very much. and welcome to the wonderful, wonderful event. it's an honor to be here and share the space. the indian health program serves the south bay area we were founded in 1977. we provide comprehensive health and innocence services to the
indian and general community. it's my pleasure to announce the first animate necessary vietnam veteran. he worked seat the indian center he works at the contract analysis. he's been here 10 years doing a fantastic job we've seen him grow and take on more responsibility. one of the things i'd like to share i'd like to tell people will verp he's the one who came up with the judged of annual fundraiser. so he pitched this to our committee and we celebrated our 7th comedy jam so thank you vietnam veteran (clapping)
vernon is also president of the indian alliance and it is the group that produces the to would you calendar. he's been involved as department and now as president. he's been an integral part of our community and he's truly on a unsung hero. i don't know of any event in our community that hadn't had vernon behind it.org it and making sure everybody is there. he is the rock upon which which of us depend upon. he's a leaders that many, many people look up to. he credits for who us is and who he's become to his mother the
great karen mccloud. highs grandmother loves him and grandfather loves him and the almighty create and now a video of vernon. ♪ ♪ it gives me a since of pride and accomplishment. working here is great but i give back to the community through the indian alliance it keeps the community strong and bring awareness about 50i7bd and i love to give back and help people prima facia. that i'm passion al at about helping people. it's in my blood to give back. it's a really good feeling to help somebody and you know
you've made a difference if their life. everybody supports one another. you know, we and i can call anyone and ask them for help and they help. we're strong and here and we all get along really, you know, what we ail band together with the time is noted and we're here to support each other. my biggest sdraem dream is to have the community in the center and take it down to the coyote valley it's a large open spaces and i'd like to have a place where the community can come and have movies we want to have turnout and just a wide variety of things but my long-term goal
is to build ann and establish a center for the american indian people. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> and now if i can have vernon come up and say a few words. >> thank you very much liz. thank you earl and just have a few words i'm not a man of many words but as liz stated i want to thank the creator and thank my mother karen medicine cloud and any grandmother for showing me humility and respect. i want to thank bonding many and bridget and orlando this is a
great class of 2013 i'm proud to be an honor rewith them. one of the dreams is to bring an american indian center to south bay. our people need this i want it to be a huge center to come together and have holiday diners and come together as a people. any time we have to rent spaces i'm tired of that titus i want our own home. i want to thank a few people in the audience who have made me the person i am. of course, my mother karen medicine cloud and pam and my uncle al cross and randy and paulette and oh, value hours and
hanging and sherry and ross mar of the tribute of the san francisco bay area and luis and my two aunts ross mayor and stephanie and my best friends and older brother t.j. i want to thank the drums and the dancers. we've done a lot of work but there's a lot more work we have to do. it's a hunl position it means a lot this award my peers remembered me if the president of the united states gave me something it wouldn't be as important to me. so thank you, everyone. (clapping.)
>> thank you liz and vernon and congratulations. now let us welcome janet king the coordinator to the american health center (clapping) >> good evening. i have a great pleasure of introducing bonding many to receive an award tonight. i've been knowing bonding many for 5 and a half years and as soon as she got here she's been
volunteering she's on two committees one for the american indian in san francisco. she's also with me and native health center. she's known for her squash soup. it's good it's made with beginner and great apples and she's joined here with her mother judy hartley who is sitting behind her. right now the coworkers are here the american health center has been serving the american indian and the surrounding community for 41 years we work at the local, state, and federal level and our services include mental
and dental and substance buys and drug prevention. to let you know about bonding many shows an encoder member in an indian orientation in wisconsin. she works on a variety the health and wellness programs serving the american indian you community that has become here extended family. she's currently the director of the community indian services in oakland on the other hand, and we're going to watch a video about her right now. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> everywhere you go, you know, you could be involved. you know, i'm a native in
northern wisconsin but it's clear wherever you go there has to be a way to relate to aunt and unldz and being adapt many times over by different women especially here that function like an urban grandmother you have the strength to go to. i would absolutely feel lost in the bay wear especially held up by those phenomenal women and grandmothers that were i think our community is an unsung community. so i guess that's how i look it. but i wish our whole community could be sang so if one individual can help uplift the
visibility of the community that would be the bay area community it has sovm so much in the way of innovation and funding and all resources we can use in the community. there's also a lot of people that would obtain more than happy to get involved and we need to create for channels in order to do that. many people have been resilient and as individuals in the community you could start your own business and not be on a employee that doesn't fully let our gift come out. to me i feel like our ancestors would be proud >> i'd like to call bonnie to
the stage now. (clapping.) >> all right. thank you and i would liquor to first acknowledge the people of this land. out of respected for my ancestors and all even though older folks in the room. especially to - my tribe o a missouri heck and naming means she has her arms around the people. i wanted to share with everyone is that as janet said i've been in the bay area about 5 and a half years that have i've fallen
in love twice in the bye area and once with the bay area indian community. i've fallen in love with our community we have great opportunity and i've found something here i didn't know i was looking for this urban indian a that devise community you can this and work and play and there's something everyday of the week and there's so many people from tribes all across the country and the america's. i love how everyone come together as one family. it's precious and i've tried to in my time here so far be reporter full of the legacy that's come before and listened a lot and try to find ways to be useful in the community that with the ongoing development.
the second time i've fallen in love is now my 43 an and we're planning next year to go to my home in wisconsin to be with my home tribe but we plan to come back here next fall. thank you (clapping) so i guess this award comes at a that on alienate time to embark on my life. i look forward to come back with my man and continue to operate in the community. in terms of thanks i have so many people to be blessed with i'd like to thank your drummers and dancers and thank any (clapping) - i'd like to thank my mom and dad.
most importantly my dad couldn't be here because of surgery but my mom came from the midwest so mom if you could stand (clapping) by having her come together it brings our population of missouri heterosexuals from one up to two. but mom i love you so much and i wanted to thank for your lifetime of sacrificed and even though you were far away you were in my players. i want to thank my aunt i didn't see that's the community so many bay elderly that take you under their wing and show you how about to a good relative and acknowledge rose and maggie and a julia there are so many aunt i
didn't see. i'd like to acknowledge my friends. a kindhearted coworkers some of whom are here there are so many. i want to thank my supervisors and to marty and helen and to carol i look up to you guys so much. i'm completely in awe of you and glad to see you've put your heart going into the community. thank you for the american heritage indian month and raising the community as a whole to be resilient it's inspired me manufacture there's other people like me that have not been here your whole life. if you haven't already find your