Missing Misty Upham

Miisty Upham

Misty said to me “Dad, every time a rape victim comes forward to get justice they become the cause of the matter!” This was not the first time Misty was raped and harassed by an Executive/Producer/Director/Actor etc. And you know who you are!

She is wearing a Teal Blue Dress. Teal is the color for Sexual Assault Awareness. I don’t need to rewrite what has already been written. I have done what I do best, wrote a song about something that really touches my heart.  So that something positive can be done with the pain. But before you hear the song, read more about Missing Misty Upham.

https://www.hollywoodlanews.com/misty-upham-raped-2013-golden-globes/

Ellen Page today put out a statement about the humiliation she suffered at the hands of director Brett Ratner. Among the things she mentioned within her statement is the alleged rape of Misty Upham that her father Charles Upham posted about on Facebook on October 15.”

Here is his post:

The recent backlash with regard to Harvey Weinstein’s sexual allegations is blowing up like a NAPA Valley firestorm leaving a trail of victims in its wake. The smoke of this scandal can be seen through out the entertainment industry as many Hollywood insiders release a collective gasp. (Like you didn’t know this was going on!) The only thing bigger than the Weinstein media apocalypse is the hypocrisy that existed since the 1890’s when the casting couch, I mean movie camera was invented. Sure you now have found a sexual harassment poster boy in Weinstein that we can martyr to will ease the conscience of high society for a while. But this is not an isolated incident! This is an institutional problem that exists in in many Organizations and Corporate America including Religious Orders, Law Enforcement, Politics, Education, Federal, State and local Governments. The victims are not just women; they include men, elderly, mentally ill, children (male and female) of all races and even some animals.

My daughter, Misty Upham, was a victim of rape by a Weinstein Executive in 2013 at the Golden Globe Awards. The rapist forced her into the men’s room and had his way while other men in formal wear cheered him on as if he were chugging a beer in a contest. As Misty made the walk of shame back to the event, the Exec was given high fives, bragging rights and another notch in his Weinstein Co. belt. What should have been an auspicious occasion for Misty turned into a nightmare of pain, humiliation, fear and anxiety? Her mom and I pleaded with her to press charges since she still has the torn green dress she wore (Photo Above) with the DNA all over it. Misty was afraid to pursue charges because she knew Harvey Weinstein could protect his constituency and ruin her existence. Misty’s experience with Harvey Weinstein left her with the impression that he was a powerful man with many influential connections and could make people disappear. Once while riding in a limo with Quentin Tarantino, Harvey Weinstein and his assistant, somewhere between Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah, the assistant interrupted Weinstein and Tarantino’s conversation in a matter of urgent business; at which point Harvey Weinstein ordered the driver to stop and subsequently kicked his assistant out of the car in the middle of no where during a snow storm amidst subzero temperatures. Misty commented, “What if he freezes to death?” Weinstein retorted “ Somebody will come along and pick him up!” How could anyone expect a sincere investigation when the Weinstein’s company commander and chief is also a perpetrator? Misty said to me “Dad, every time a rape victim comes forward to get justice they become the cause of the matter!” This was not the first time Misty was raped and harassed by an Executive/Producer/Director/Actor etc. And you know who you are!

How many times have you heard the defense say things like: “She slept around with everyone.” or “She was smiling and flirting while being accosted!” or “She was dressed like a slut!” and “She knew what she was getting into but left with him anyway!” All of a sudden the rape victim become the blame in everyone’s eyes. This has been the trend now amongst Police Officers, Judges, Defenders even Prosecutors and witnesses alike. The rapist is not just a man thing either; this exercise of empowerment exists among every gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation and social class. The characteristic traits of these criminals are usually recognizable from childhood: A Bully, Socially Enabled, Possesses a Sense of Entitlement and Justified by partisan social circles. Sounds a lot like MANIFEST DESTINY (Google It). In many cases the crime becomes a matter of opinion and the rapist becomes the victim. It is no surprise that many rape victims stay silent. Most victims don’t report such crimes because they believe nothing will be done.

In the course of time the majority of the genders has developed a natural affection for the opposite sex or the same sex. In the ritual of courtship you may find yourself attending to your esthetic qualities in order to attract you mate. If this includes dressing provocatively, wearing makeup, flirting or even participating in a conversation that could lead to consummation. So what! That’s what people do! But nowhere in that ritual has the implied meaning been embedded that rape is ok. No means no! People are looking for a lasting relationship that is founded in love, trust and affection. Do you think a woman or her parents would want to have a relationship and have children with a person who raped her? Or would any parent brag on the fact that their child was best rapist in the family?

If Harvey Weinstein has become the poster boy of Sexual Harassment among the rich and powerful then Native American Women should exemplify the most disregarded rape victims in the Americas. According to the Violence Against Women Act of 1994 (VAWA) Indigenous Women have the highest rates of uninvestigated violent sex and abuse crimes among women per capita. Federal government studies have consistently shown that American Indian women experience much higher levels of sexual violence than other women in the U.S. Data gathered by the U.S. Department of Justice indicates that Native American and Alaskan Native women are more than 2.5 times more likely to be raped or sexually assaulted than women in the USA in general. First Nations women in Canada and Native American women in Border States like Minnesota and North Dakota have become the targets of commercial sex trade with little or no intervention from law enforcement. An intrinsic effort on the part of victims and advocacy groups was necessary to raise awareness so that Judicial, Legislative bodies and Politicians would be shamed into action on the behalf of the Native communities.

I know there are many people that will turn a blind eye, wallow in apathy or even entertain the thought of joining the ranks of sex abusers. Before you do I hope you recognize the emotional harm, life long pain and humiliation that these type of crimes bring to their victims; before you have to learn your lesson by experiencing the same type of abuse in some prison cell yourself.

Now listen to the song Missing Misty Upham by Tchiya Amet

“My name is Misty Upham (age 12), and someday you will know that name as the best living Native American actress.”

…but 20 years later, with her star on the rise after having acted in films with the likes of Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and Benicio Del Toro…and receiving an Independent Spirit Award nomination in 2008 for Best Supporting Actress (“Frozen River”)…her lifeless body was discovered at the end of a ravine in Washington State in 2014. She had battled depression and alcoholism in recent years, but what has remained puzzling is that her case has never been solved. Her father, Charles Upham, seeks to find answers in a documentary he’s producing and raising money for called “11 Days: The Search For Misty Upham”. #ColorYourVision


RepostBy @terraincognitamedia:
“TW: rape.
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This is Misty Upham. She was a promising young Native American starlet who was allegedly raped at the 2013 golden globe awards by an executive from an infamous distribution company in the men’s bathroom, WHILE A GROUP OF MEN CHEERED HER RAPIST ON. She never came forward for fear of her career and her life. About a year later she went missing and was later found dead. It was ruled a suicide, even though the autopsy stated that the cause of death was several blunt force trauma injuries to her head and torso. Her name was not spoken at the Golden Globes this year, and I think it is important that people know who she is. This picture is from the night she was allegedly raped, she was wearing that green dress. She had the green dress at the time she disappeared. The dress had DNA evidence on it. #goldenglobes#timesup #jezebel#harveyweinstein#quentintarantino #mistyupham#sayhername @oprah #hollywood#weinsteincompany #rapeawareness#rainn
https://www.cbsnews.com/…/juliette-lewis-misty-upham-feare…/

regram @yaaaschef @indigenousgoddessgang”
(via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)

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Juliette Lewis: Misty Upham feared being murdered

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Upham Family’s Shocking Statement: ‘Misty Was Murdered by Two Men’

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I am still in shock that the same week that I spoke out/posted about being raped by Neil Tyson,  Misty was missing, and running for her life, because someone found out that she still had that teal blue dress with DNA specimens on it. Perhaps this is why I had to write the song. I know that it was given to me by one of Our Lakota Ancestors.

This was her last tweet….

Here is the video slideshow with the song.

 
It is Good to Share Knowledge and Truth. Even when it is Tragic and Sad.

Aho.

Tchiya Amet El Maat

The Blue Lotus Speaks: Reggae on the River 2014 Reflections UPDATE!

Good Rising. Great Awakenings. Great Sirius Rising!

 

What a difference one moment can make. can change a life for ever. end relationships. exposes truths and weaknesses. empower or ruin lives. I am choosing empowerment. I am choosing to end silence and end violence. Never once imagined that Reggae on the River would be connected to the Blue Lotus Speaks….

 

First, the Good News!   Had an amazing weekend. here are some photos….will have video very soon….

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Special Thanks to Gagan Hunter for photography, video, and help with booth operations and pyramid set up. Special Thanks to Andre Jonson for assistance with program concept and production. Special Thanks to Justin Crellin for such an amazing opportunity. Special Thanks for Pat and Eddie Lincoln for transportation.

Please read Reggae on the River Reflections part 1

 

now for the harsh realities. Not sure if my pondering about events following previous 2 appearances at Reggae had anything to do with this, but here goes….

Less than 2 months after Tchiya Amet Day, End the Silence, End the Violence, (June 7 2014), 2 days before my 53rd birthday, 2 days before the end of my Chiron Return, (August 5, 2014), at around 4pm pst, I was sexually molested/assaulted in broad daylight, in front of my boyfriend, in our booth at Reggae on the River 2014. Fortunatly, it only took me 3 days to file a police report as opposed to 30 years. (Read Blue Lotus Speaks Update)

 

Turns out, there were several instances of this during the course of the weekend. I even heard that the issue was addressed from on stage, that there needs to be more respect of women.   I am asking for your help right now. Help us to identify and nail this creep. Get him off the streets and away from Innocents. Women, Children. Elders, etc.  Help me get this disgusting image of his face out of my mind and onto paper. I completely froze, which is understandable based on my history. But now, I have the opportunity to turn things around. This pervert came to my booth 2 times before, so I know exactly what he looks like, how he sounds. etc,. why didm’t I scream? why didn’t I report to the authorities? why didn’t my boyfriend? TRAUMA.

His name is Mike or Kevin. He is short, dark skinned. Bald. wears glasses or sunglasses. Comes from Nigeria or Ghana, living in Boston with heavy British/Boston accent. was wearing a green t shirt and shorts. very cocky, arrogant bastard. Was volunteering at a friend’s booth, not sure if it was a non-profit booth. wanting to remember what kind of booth it was. came to my booth once in morning, and he even watched my booth while I went to get my cell phone that had been charging at press tent.

Then he came back while I was giving a woman a sound healing treatment. he put his hands on my back and his female friend told him to stop, to leave me alone because I had a client. he told her that he and I went way back (not true! only met him that morning!) and that it was cool??? Then I told him that I was busy and to come back in 20 minutes. He claimed he wanted to buy some oils and a cd.

When he returned a few hours later, he walked right past my boyfriend who was seated in front of merchandise , right behind me, and proceeded to place one hand on my left breast while other hand headed into my vagina.  I raised my hands up, said WHOA and stepped back. I froze for what seemed an eternity. Hands still raised, mouth dropped wide open, eyes bulging. heart pounding. When I was about to tell him to leave, still seated, my boyfriend calmly began to speak with him. This shocked me even more, and traumatized, turned to go work on next client. Kept silent, not wanting to make waves or embarrass boyfriend.

Next day, a friend told me that I need to speak with the boyfriend about what happened. We did, and this led to us breaking up. Some friend! when I called to him today for support, all he could do is tell me that his video had gotten up to 93,000 hits? Ironically, these are the same two people that helped me with my performance and booth operations over the weekend….

Anyhow, I am shocked, as usual, as how insensitive some folks can be. asking me what did I do to attract this? why didn’t I give a signal that I was in danger? That is like asking a car accident victim why they did not drive themselves to the hospital!

I had my first Tae Kwon do Class today. If this ever happens again, or if I see it happening, the pervert will end up in jail, hospital or the morgue. HOTEP.  I am grateful for this Reggae on the River Experience to guide me further along the path of healing self and entire planet. Let’s re-connect in November….

 

Looking for a CRIMINAL SKETCH ARTIST. Well, if you know of this pervert, please contact DEPUTY GOMES AT HUMBOLDT COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE: 707-445-7251. END THE SILENCE, END THE VIOLENCE.   KNOW JUSTICE, KNOW PEACE. NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE.   TCHIYA AMET EL MAAT

Reggae on the River 2014 Reflections

Good Rising and Reggae Awakenings!

GETTING READY FOR REGGAE! REGGAE ON THE RIVER THAT IS,
CUZ YOU KNOW THAT I AM ALWAYS READY FOR REGGAE!!!

Reggae on the River 2014

Reggae on the River 2014

ALL I WILL  SAY IS THAT THIS WEEKEND IS GOING TO BE TRIPLE SIRIUS. I have a few numbers to share with you:

1. The first time I performed at ROTR was on August 3rd, 2001 at 4pm, with the Light House Band. I ate half a “cookie” instead of a quarter cookie (like I was instructed!!!) after our performance. I passed out in the van, unable to move, communicate, let alone remain conscious! I woke up the next day in my stage clothes, in a hotel bedroom. The day after that was my birthday. My Dad died a few months later on November 30. The first day of Ophiuchus, and same day as George Harrison. Earlier in the Spring, when I learned about my Dad’s health, I had considered canceling the  tour and moving back to Chicago to care for him, but he wouldn’t hear of it. He said the move would ruin my career and my marriage.

2. The second time I had the honor of performing at ROTR, was in July 17, 2010. It was the Day of the Cosmic Convergence. With a different version of the Light House Band. By this time, Mario Vela, longtime life partner/drummer/manager and I had divorced. In March, we found out my Mom’s  gas pains was supposedly uterine cancer so they said. I flew from California to Chicago one or twice a month to help out as much as I could. Sigh, alas, a few months after Reggae, my Mother died.  November 23. That time of year was  already tough enuff because so many people choose to give thanks for the needless slaughter and elimination of Indigenous Peoples around the world at this time. Now it is REALLY difficult. in fact. IT IS REALLY SIRIUS.  

Jane Ann and Edward Milton Hambric



3. 31 years ago, I was a student at Oberlin College. One day, there was a free concert outside. Some kind of music that I had never heard before, and I had never heard about it either. I remember how good it felt just to be there eating my dinner. relaxing and listening to the unusual-at-the-time music. It is amazing to me how someone can be so educated and know so little about life. I was about to graduate with a BA in physics, and yet I knew nothing about Africa, REAL history, Native America, let alone REGGAE MUSIC OR THIRD WORLD!!! That is right, just out of the blue, I got hit over the head with consciousness! Felt NO PAIN! Unfortunately, the following year, I also got hit over the head with sexual assault, and it took me awhile to get out from under all of that.

Never would have guessed, after all of this time, here I am about to play at Reggae on the River, for the third time, accompanied only by My Self, on my Mother’s birthday, July 31. It is the 30th anniversary of Reggae on the River.
AND Third World is performing!
There s so much to celebrate and to be grateful for.

Celestial Folk Music was released on Aug. 5 2012, and is available at www.tchiya.com

 

Celestial Folk Music

Tchiya Amet Survives the Texas Tornado DUBwill be available for first time at ROTR!

Tchiya Amet SURVIVES the Texas Tornado

I will also be selling Kemet Flower Essence Oils, hand blended and poured by Yours Truly..

 

KEMETIC FLOWER ESSENCE OILS from AstMaataJi Temple of Divine Light, Healing and Sweet Sounds

Also, my favorite, WATER BALLOON CANDLES.
Cosmic Sound Healing will be there as well….

earthmoon

 

tuning 2 aset

have planned a very special healing experience for all of us, and I look forward to seeing you there…besides, this event occurs during SIRIUS RISING!!!!

 

Aign with Cosmic Energies of Sopdu

ONE WORLD, ONE HEART, ONE LOVE! PEACE HOTEP, Tchiya Amet El Maat