February 24, 2011

Native band plays to prevent suicide

Indigenous band Broken Walls to hold concert for suicide preventionInternationally acclaimed indigenous band Broken Walls will perform a live concert today to raise suicide prevention and wellness awareness. The concert will be at Door of Hope Church, 270 Fairhill Road at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

In addition, they will join Bill Pagaran of Carry the Cure and Guy Peters of Alaska Vision on a journey to five villages along the Iditarod Trail to host school assemblies, men’s groups and evening concerts. The purpose is to talk about suicide, raise wellness awareness and bring a message of hope. The villages are: Tanana, Galena, Unalakleet, White Mountain and Nome.

Broken Walls hails from Canada. They are a NAMMY nominee, six time Aboriginal Music Awards nominee and are an internationally known Native American band. Broken Walls, will share their music and messages that bring hope, restoration and unity to indigenous people throughout the world. They share a traditional and contemporary blend of Native American music and dance, along with workshops and powerful messages and stories, that promote healthy lifestyles, unity and an understanding of “contextual” worship.
Comment:  For more anti-suicide efforts, see JR Redwater Battles Suicide Rate and Comics to the Rescue!

1 comment:

Wild One said...

This is a wonderful idea. We need concerts like this in Native communities across America.