September 29, 2011

Bucher's free anti-suicide concert

Michael Bucher to Perform Free Concert in Name of Native Youth SuicideTwo-time Nammy winning Cherokee folk artist Michael Bucher will perform and speak to residents and community members on the Lac Courte Oreilles (LCO) Reservation in Hayward, Wisconsin on October 6. The free concert and presentation is dedicated to Native youth who are battling their struggle with suicide.

Bucher’s most recent album “Believe,” similarly in honor of children throughout Indian Country fighting against suicidal thoughts, won Best Folk Recording at the 12th Annual Native American Music Awards. The CD had been nominated in five categories for this year’s Nammy’s, which was held on November 12 at the Seneca Niagara Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.

As an artist known for his performances that combine reactionary folk music and informative storytelling, he will also be telling Native Youth and other members of the LCO community about the You Are Not Alone Network (YANAN), a new online social media and suicide resource website founded in part by Bucher and created to help put a stop to Native teen suicide, reported Schilling Media, Inc.

“I’m looking forward to traveling to the LCO Reservation to speak and play a few songs and for the opportunity to talk about the You Are Not Alone Network,” Bucher said.
Comment:  For more on Bucher, see Tribute to Cash's Bitter Tears and Dirty Water at Bear Butte.

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