- Code Switching
Almost all of us are familiar with the concept of “walking in the other person’s shoes.” When the topic is cross cultural communications a specific term is used. “Code Switch” is to adopt the language, behaviors, and communications style of the other. We use the term metaphorically Here is the textbook definition: In linguistics, code-switching […]
- Is Your Business Lost in the Translation?
Communication is mostly thought of as speaking, though its Latin root, “communicare”, signifies sharing and relating with. Hence, as much as it is about “speaking”, being heard and understood, it is about listening and understanding. Tribes, government agencies, developers, and non-profit groups (NGOs) now interface with regards to matters of utmost importance. In a plurality […]
- The Mule Mountains: California’s Origins, Forgotten by Most, Face the Bulldozer
BLYTHE, CALIFORNIA – La Cuna de Aztlán Sacred Sites Protection Circle, an American Indian cultural protection group, submitted comments recently on the Proposed Rio Mesa Gen-Tie project. And, what could have been a dry and technical public scoping meeting in late September was not, for two reasons. For one, the objections of American […]
- Native Group Asks Federal Court to Halt Solar Millennium Blythe Construction
(BLYTHE, Calif.) – La Cuna de Aztlan Sacred Sites Protection Circle, acting to protect Native American Religious Freedom, filed a renewed application for a temporary restraining order (Case 2:11-cv-04466-JAK -OP) yesterday in United States District Court, Central District of California. According to La Cuna attorney, Cory Briggs, in the “Request for TRO” (Temporary Restraining Order), […]
Solar Millennium Files For Bankruptcy As Solar Shakeout Continues. Presaging a shakeout in the New Year for solar developers, German company Solar Millennium on Wednesday filed for insolvency, putting in doubt the future of its 2,250-megawatt pipeline of power plants in the United States. “The management board and the supervisory board deeply regret this development,” […]
- USA Today
Solar energy plans pit green vs. green. Plans to create huge solar energy plants in the deserts of California, Arizona, Nevada and elsewhere in the West are pitting one green point of view vs. another. Janine Blaeloch, executive director of the Western Lands Project, a non-profit group that examines the impacts of government land privatization, […]
- New York Times
Solar Energy faces tests on Greenness. SAN FRANCISCO — Just weeks after regulators approved the last of nine multibillion-dollar solar thermal power plants to be built in the Southern California desert, a storm of lawsuits and the resurgence of an older solar technology are clouding the future of the nascent industry. The litigation, which seeks […]
- You Tube Clip Selects
Award winning clips from youtube.com/robertlundahlfilms. The peoples’ choice, in order of number of views, 4/22/13. Robert Lundahl Film Making YouTube from Robert Lundahl on Vimeo.
- The Village of Tse-Whit-Zen (Chi-wheet-sen)
When we discuss “changing the narrative,” we mean supplanting an existing reality with an alternate one. It is telling a story that needs to be heard, then explaining the ramifications of the ideas broadly, and targeting the application of the meaning to specific outcomes. In Port Angeles, Washington, the State Department of Transportation wanted to […]
- Song on the Water
Beginning as a response to incidents of racism on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State, Robert Lundahl’s award winning ethnographic documentary, “Song on the Water”, takes viewers along with 50 indigenous canoes, their crews, and communities on a modern-day voyage to a traditional potlatch. Filled with beautiful photography and inspiring Coast Salish and Nuu Chah […]
- Who Are My People?
Who Are My People? Trailer “Who Are My People?” is a 1 x 60 (1 hour) television documentary film on the current and controversial topic of the build out of large scale renewable energy in the deserts of the West. The LA Times indicates, we are at a “Flashpoint” between competing value-systems. Bodies have been […]
- Bad Soil
Bad Soil details the causes and effects of the 2009 housing crisis. Directed and Produced by Robert Lundahl. Co-Written and Co-Edited by Robert Lundahl and Susan Utell. Elizabeth Garsonnen, Line Producer. “When did it become alright to sell a sub-standard home?” asks Democratic candidate for State House District 52 Dianna Maldonado. ” When did the […]
- Dead Men Tell No Lies
Dead Men Tell No Lies from Robert Lundahl on Vimeo. Veteran Journalist Tim King examines El Toro’s toxic legacy. Veterans complain about cancers and other illnesses, while developers want to build parks and schools. Directed and Produced by Robert Lundahl. Co-Written and Co-Edited by Robert Lundahl and Susan Utell. Elizabeth Garsonnen, Line Producer. MCAS El Toro: […]
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Communication is mostly thought of as speaking, though its Latin root, "communicare", signifies sharing and relating with. Hence, as much as it is about "speaking", being heard and understood, it is about listening and understanding. Tribes, government agencies, developers, and non-profit groups (NGOs) now interface with regards to matters of utmost importance. In a plurality of cultural contexts, with regards to communicating with business partners and colleagues, and the press and public, the environment, Native American culture, and economic activity hang in the balance. We make it our business to ensure your communication needs are met with success in a world of intersecting realities.
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