Shoni Schimmel, guard for the University of Louisville women’s basketball team, speaks at the 2012 For All My Relations conference. The 20-year-old, who comes from the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, was the subject of the documentary “Off The Rez.”
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Los Angeles, Calif. - Comedian Charlie Hill, NCAA basketball star Shoni Schimmel, and former NFL player Jim Warne were just some of the Native household names who lead off the 2012 For All My Relations conference. This year’s family-focused event was themed ‘Living Proof.’
“We’re living proof that we’re going to persist and we’re not going away,” said Bill Johnson, Board of Directors’ chair for the hosting entity - National Indian Justice Center.
One of Indian Country's favorite comics, Charlie Hill, captured the attention of National Public Radio with his unique brand of humor last week.
Hill, a citizen of the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, forged a path for other Native comedians to follow, and is widely respected for his work with Native youth and communities. He is generous with his time for outreach to Native youth, and has mentored the work of other young comedians. Here is the June 21, 2012 interview from National Public Radio with a link below: