Dana Performing at the Palm Creek Folk Festival, June 2013

AU Dana at Palm Creek Festival

The Palm Creek Folk Festival is an annual event held in June in the lush tropical grounds of the Mountain View Lake Eco Park, 40km south of Townsville, North Queensland, Australia. It is hosted by the Townsville Folk and Acoustic Music Club.

The festival takes place over four days and three nights and involves more than 100 performers and events with music concerts, dances, workshops, acoustic jams, youth festival, art and craft workshops, and special events. The festival features the cream of local performers and selected national special guests.

http://www.palmcreek.com.au/

NO Pebble Mine!!

AK Dana No Pebble Mine

Dana at Salmonstock, a fundraising event to raise funds for and educate the public on the threat from the proposed Pebble mine and mining district.

Native Alaska, Under Threat – The New York Times Op-Ed
by Bristol Bay native and professional snowboarder Callan J. Chythlook-Sifsof

PARK CITY, Utah — I TRAVEL the world on the professional ski and snowboard circuit, but I grew up in a place most will never know firsthand. I was raised in Aleknagik, Alaska — an indigenous Yupik Eskimo village 400 air miles from the nearest chairlift and accessible only by boat and plane. It’s one of the most remote places in North America. This area is gaining attention as the proposed location of the Pebble Mine, which could end up as the largest open-pit mine in North America and threaten thousands of acres of pristine watershed and the spawning grounds of the largest wild sockeye salmon run on the planet. – Read the whole article here: http://www.renewableresourcesfoundation.org/newsroom/2013-06-27/native-alaska-under-threat-the-new-york-times-op-ed

Dana and Alaskan Troubadour Susan Grace

AK Susan Grace & Dana Salmonstock

Susan Grace and Dana at the Salmonstock Festival, Ninilchik, Alaska (with Mavis Muller’s salmon sculptures).

“Susan Grace is a singer-songwriter from Alaska whose inspirational folk music celebrates Hope. Reverence for the earth, celebrating connections as community, uplifting spirits, and the joys and challenge of living are the inspiration for Susan and her songs.” For more info about Susan and her music, visit her website: http://www.ptialaska.net/~blackdog/grace.htm