So Reelz Channel has covered Twicon (WHOOO), The movie sets, an entire 30 min segment on PFach, Forks and now next week, La Push. And confession time/Jasper's magical emotion manipulation makes me admit that I love the Quileute wolves and La Push and the legends and blah blah. Stupid TheWolfMan for making me re-read and attempt to appreciate Jacob. Bah. And stupid Quileute speaker at Twicon for making me like the Quileutes even more. And stupid Tinsel Korey for making me LOVE her and her appreciation of the real Quileute and Makah people and essentially becoming my favorite member of the wolf family evah.
This also means I now have to let the dog out of the bag and confess that I adore the wolves, the Quileutes, the true Quileute nation, La Push, the rich Native American heritage, the legends, and the entire kitnkaboodle. A year ago, I hated Jacob and all the wolves and visting La Push plus my husband pushing the wolves on me daily totally changed my view and made me wake up and realize
A. Its just a book series. Sorry. It is, its not real as much as I want to make it real!
2. The Quileutes are real whereas Forks Vampires are not. Sorry. And my husband had a good point when he said that. At least he gets to be all into something that's REAL whereas mine is just written Vamps that don't exists
G. The Quileute nation has very few people that speak the native language now and have lost some of their written history. I hope beyond hope that the fame of these movies totally changes that for them
The Quileute Language
With native languages around the world being lost at an alarming rate, preserving the Quileute language has been an important mission. The excerpt below, from the Second Edition of the Quileute Dictionary, describes the tribe's effort to not only save the language, but reinvigorate it:
"[In 2007], the Tribal Council set up a two-year Quileute Revitilization Project with the goal of encouraging the use of Quileute words and phrases in everyday village life. A basic vocabulary of greetings, questions, numbers, names of things, and "one-linders" in Quileute were made available to tribal members and staff through informal classes, email and computer CDs."
Here is their website to read more
More about the Reelz Channel covering of La Push and the Quileute nation. Tinsel Korey will also be on this episode so you KNOW I'm tuning in! She has completely won over my respect, I have to tell you.
REELZCHANNEL – TV About Movies® today announced that the Quileute Nation has granted permission to the show “Twilight Weekly: Spotlight” to gather footage and imagery within tribal lands. This unprecedented access is the first-ever for a television network and was granted to REELZCHANNEL in recognition of the network’s commitment to authenticity and the opportunity to educate those who have taken an interest in the Quileute Nation from their exposure to the culture through the Twilight saga of books and movies.
“The ‘Twilight phenomenon’ gives the Quileute Nation the opportunity to educate the world about their true history, traditions, culture and creation story,” said Quileute spokesperson Jackie Jacobs. “It was very important to this Nation to partner with an organization that we felt understood that the non-fictional Quileute story is more complex, multi-dimensional and sacred than [the one] everyone has been exposed to. We have been inundated with requests from various outlets to tell the story but felt that REELZCHANNEL embodied the authentic direction we wanted to explore while keeping it fun and interesting for the fans.”
This episode captures the sweeping landscapes of the tribal lands, giving viewers an exclusive look at the locations recreated for the film including the beach where Jacob tells Bella about the Cullen vampire legend, the cliffs that Bella leaps from to draw Edward back to her, and the school that Jacob attended as described in the “New Moon” book. Viewers are then transported to the celebrations of the culture through intimate ceremonies of the drum circle and tribal dances. The sights of the Quileute Nation come to life in the voices of its people in interviews with tribal elder and storyteller Chris Morganroth III and Roy Black known to the tribe as “Jacob’s Grandfather.” Actress Tinsel Korey, who portrays the character of Emily in the films, also shares her experience.
Reelz Channel site for Twilight
TheWolfMan and the Quileute speaker
Hm this inspires me to do an entire piece on La Push