The Summer Solstice is a revolutionary hip-hop compilation. This compilation is sponsored by the Black Mesa Water
Coalition, ECHOES, Indigenous Environmental Network and the Peace and Balance Project of the Native Movement.
This album was put together to bring attention to the issue in native communities and to educate. Through music we
have seen that much can be accomplished and many people brought together. We have seen this firsthand with our first
compilation the "Winter Solstice - Save The Peaks Compilation".
On this compilation five prominent, national Native organizations have joined to make this album a reality and show that through unifying we can reach many more hands, minds and hearts.
Black Mesa Water Coalition is dedicated to preserving and protecting Mother Earth & the integrity of Indigenous Peoples’ cultures, with the vision of building sustainable & healthy communities. BMWC strives to empower young people while building sustainable communities. BMWC was instrumental in shutting down the Black Mesa mine in 2005 that was pumping millions of gallons of pristine water to Nevada to power the Mojave Generating Plant. www.blackmesawatercoalition.org
As young people, we have realized the need to protect and maintain our diverse cultural identities. We understand the realities of this immense challenge in this modern time and have chosen to work for the identity of who we are as indigenous people. We also recognize the imbalance of our current global state and its inhumanity, the impacts that it has had on indigenous peoples, our challenge is now to heal the traumas of colonization and support the strength of our traditional knowledge, ways of life. ECHOES works to not only protect sacred sites but is meeting this global challenge of healing and offering environmental support. www.echoesworld.org
The Indigenous Environmental Network is a network of Indigenous Peoples empowering Indigenous Nations and communities towards sustainable livelihoods, demanding environmental justice and maintaining the Sacred Fire of our traditions. www.ienearth.org
Gang violence, domestic violence and substance abuse are now, unfortunately a part of our everyday lives. Combating and educating is what the Peace and Balance Project does through the Native Movement. P&B is built around the philosophies of the Hopi and Dine' people of the southwest. Hopi's are traditionally know as the peaceful ones and live by a standard called LomaQuatsi or the good life. Dine' is based around a teaching called Hozho' - the beauty way or literally meaning living in balance. www.peaceandbalance.com
Native Movement is an organization of leaders, artists and community organizers. Our mission is to encourage, inspire, support individuals, families, and communities in their pursuit of self-determination, sustainability and healthy environments. We work from a foundation of traditional knowledge and philosophy as well as cultural practices in
supporting social change. www.nativemovment.org
Native World Network is a part of the Native Renaissance Group; the movement group that aims to bring young professionals, speakers, athletes and entertainers to the forefront of today's global market through e-social-marketing and online services. Through this we are building a network of inspired, influential and driven individuals from our communities to create a positive change, outlook and future created by us for us, Native Peoples.
The Navajo Green Jobs Coalition strives to create energy efficient, low or non-polluting jobs for the Navajo Nation. In addition, the Green Jobs resolution will support community lead Green Job initiatives and will ultimately revitalize and preserve traditional values and practices. Also, a Navajo Green Economy Commission would be established to oversee this fund through an open and clear process.The Navajo Green Jobs Coalition consists several organizations throughout the Navajo Nation including but not limited to the following: the Speaker of the 21st Navajo Nation Council, Black Mesa Water Coalition, Sierra Club, New Energy Economy/1Sky NM, Grand Canyon Trust, New Mexico Youth Organized and Dine C.A.R.E.