Native American comedian Don Burnstick will begin the evening.
Burnstick is a Cree from the Alexander First Nation outside of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
After surviving a rough adolescence and drug addiction, Burnstick now promotes healing through humor and performance.
His message speaks to a proud heritage and his desire to leave a better world for future generations.
He has established himself as one of Canada’s best comedians, and his highly-acclaimed show You Might be a Redskin: Healing Through Native Humor, wittily portrays First Nations people, their habits, likes and dislikes.
Singer-songwriter Bill Miller, a Mohican citizen, will perform next.
Winner of six Native American Music Awards, including a 2007 Lifetime Achievement honor, Miller has earned three Grammy Awards, among them his most recent in for Spirit Wind North, which was named Best Native American Album in 2010.
Miller has become one of the Nashville community’s most respected talents, working with Vince Gill, John Carter Cash and other Music City stars.www.dowagiacnews.com/2010/12/28/sobriety-at-the-center-of-free-concert/