The First Nation Urban Indian Housing Conference. EXPANDING THE FOUNDATION FOR SELF-SUFFICIENCY March 28, 2001 Seattle, WA Darrell Waldron, RI &CIC Guy Suetopka, DOL Paula Starr, SCIC. CREATING JOB OPORTUNITIES IN YOR COMMUNITY.
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March 28, 2001 Seattle, WA
Darrell Waldron, RI &CIC
Guy Suetopka, DOL
Paula Starr, SCIC
Workforce Development: One of the keys to community based economic development is developing marketable skills and expertise within your community. This session will promote the connection between workforce training and education and economic development
Southern California Indian Center, Inc.(SCIC) goals are to promote social and economic self sufficiency for American Indian, Native Alaskan and Native Hawaiian people. To reach these goals, SCIC’s objective are:
To promote foster and encourage programs for the general welfare, education and social benefit of American Indians;
To establish and maintain education, cultural economic and recreational programs for American Indians;
To eliminate barriers to discriminate of race, religion and gender
and to educate and broaden the knowledge of the American public on Indian issues and culture, regarding its unique positive contributions to American society
SCIC is a non-profit 501 c3 Community Based Organization serving the Americana Indian community of Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside Counties for 33 years. SCIC has grown from Orange County to multiple service centers located in Los Angeles, Commerce, Riverside, Antelope Valley, and Van Nuys. These service centers cover over 5,000 square miles and hosts the largest concentration of off-reservation American Indian and Native Alaskans in the Nation. The diversity of the American Indian population differs in age, tribal affiliation and educational background.
AMERICAN INDIAN COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
…Gateway to the modern American Indian Experience
In March of 2000, Floyd Westerman’s Eyapaha Institute & Red Crow Creations and Southern California Indian Center, Inc. formed an unprecedented alliance in entertainment and multi-media.
“It is time to Acknowledge - time to tell the truth - and time to heal! It is important that Indian people speak for themselves. We have much to say. We have waited a long time!”
Fred Red Crow Westerman
July , 2000
Red Crow Creations adopted an aggressive stance in fulfilling the Eyapaha and SCIC mandates of “hands on” training and “workforce development” strategies. Currently, two students enrolled in WIA E/T our being trained in various capacities from production assistants to assistant AVID editors.
Red Crow And SCIC partnered with Soundelux Showorks, one of the nation's largest location based entertainment production and technologies design companies. This consortium will train A I in the design, engineering, fabrication, installation and the servicing of A/V and management of AI professionals, students celebrity-talent and community liaison representatives on a timeline designed to move participants into the immediate workforce, as well as long-range corporate management and creative design team.
EM2 + Entertainment & Multi-Media
EMS is a comprehensive entertainment and multi-media curriculum linked to internship and job placement in the Hollywood and Southern California entertainment and telecommunications industry. The long range goal of the EM2 curriculum is to achieve a multi-purposing and diversity in classes offered, helping students to develop “cross-platforms” skills combined with an understanding of story content, production methodology technology and departmental “convergence” necessary to compete in today’s entertainment of Multi-Media job.
EM2 Classes for fall 2001
Real TV - An introduction and intensive immersion class in TV production based in documentary and reality televisions.
Website and Internet Design - HTML and web authoring and design execution and maintenance of a website, including job readiness project management training and orientation to the new media industry
Classic Story Structure - A combination of independent study and class lecture, this television master class teaches the essentials of dramatic writing in a step by step analysis of dramatic structure. Each student will write a screenplay.
Script Analysis & Development for television. The nature of storytelling, mechanics of script reading and script development from a producer's point of view.
Cross-platform Computer Graphics - Resolution independent computer graphics for film, television, Internet and print media.
EM2 has established a relationship with the community Development Technology Center of Los Angeles for the purpose of accommodation and program convergence with the Los Angeles Community College system
Measures of Urban Socioeconomic DistressSource Housing Problem and needsof American Indiansand Alaska Natives. The Urban institute prepared for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development May 1996 Table 4.5. Data collected from 15 large MSAs, which contain an Indian Community Center and an HIS funded urban health center.