Monday, October 19, 2009

Renewal, Community and Conversation

Earlier this month, editor Mary Eisenhart and I sat down for a conversation about the rebirth of the Rex Foundation in 2001, our ongoing renewal, and our community of supporters. We hope you enjoy these video clips and find them informative, and we invite you to share your thoughts and comments here!

--Sandy Sohcot

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Well-Deserved Kudos for Dune Lankard

Now on the Rex Web site is a great article from Indian Country Today about Dune Lankard, the founder of Rex grantee Eyak Preservation Council (EPC).

This photograph of me with Dune Lankard and Carol Hoover, EPC Executive Director, was taken on August 10, 2009 at the 5-Mile House in Cordova, AK, home base of EPC. I had been visiting for four days, experiencing firsthand the positive force of Dune's thinking and energy, as well as the vast and deep beauty that motivates his actions.

Reading the article inspired me to write more about my reflections on how Dune and the work of EPC connect with all of us seeking to do our part as members of the global community.

Let us know what you think about these reflections: Post your comments here or email us at Thanks!

Sandy Sohcot

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

A Heartfelt Tribute

We recently heard from Philippe Vezina of Rhode Island, who suffered the loss of his friend Mark Calo earlier this year and is putting on a fundraising concert this weekend to pay tribute. Philippe, who is sure that Mark would approve, will be donating the proceeds of the event to the Rex Foundation.

Philippe writes: “I have been a supporter of the Rex Foundation since the late 1980s as a result of my Grateful Dead connections. I feel it is an excellent charity that year after year makes a difference in the challenging world that we live in today.”

Our deepest condolences to Philippe and all Mark’s friends, and our heartfelt thanks to them for deciding to honor Mark by furthering Rex’s work.

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