Print Size: 20 x 13 Each Spirit Lives On - limited edition print comes signed and numbered with a letter of authenticity. Each print is done with giclee archival printing, which is one of the best print reproduction methods available. It is a process that uses a 12 color ink jet printer, acid free papers, and pigment based archival inks. This insures that your prints will never degrade or yellow over time and allows a better longevity. Giclee printing allows for a quality product for customers that will never fade. -2001 The first American people were Indians, so the first American motorcycle was named Indian. The name was a tribute by its inventors, bicycle racer, George Hendee and engineering wizard Oscar Hedstrom, to denote its American roots. It was in 1901 in Springfield Massachusetts that George and Oscar teamed up to build the first motor driven bicycle in the United States. By 1914 the Indian Motorcycle factory was the world's largest, most successful motorcycle factory, leading the way through experimentation, innovation and exceptionally high quality design and construction. In the 1920's it became a household name with the introduction of their new model, the "Scout," which became a favorite for many American police forces. Through the depression the company struggled, but held on. It was in the 1940's when the company introduced skirt fenders, the most recognizable design characteristic of an Indian Motorcycle. Then in 1953 the company ceased production and it wasn't until 1999 that a parent company, IMCOA Licensing America Inc., was awarded the trademark and rights to manufacture and distribute the bike in Canada and the U.S. Over the years, many Native languages and cultures were being lost and we struggled to hold onto what was left of our ways. Through the efforts of our people we are finding our way back to our culture, our language and our people. Like Indian people, the Indian Motorcycle is coming back strong, showing that it is living up to the name it was given by its original inventors. "The Spirit lives on" is a tribute to both the reviving culture of all Indian people and the first motorcycle named in tribute to them...the Indian. In 2001 Indian Motorcycle Company proudly signed off on their image to be used for this limited edition print. In this limited edition print are Native American dancers Samuel, Jaime, and Michael aka "The Begay Boys," who are of the Navajo/Santo Domingo Pueblo tribes. They have traveled the world dancing at pow-wows, fairs, festivals, schools and shows. With hard work and dedication they have become champion dancers on the pow-wow circuit. The Begay Boys continue to be actively involved in sharing their culture and mentoring future champions throughout the country. As a way of giving back to future dancers, they sponsor many tiny tot divisions with the monies they win at each event. A special thanks goes out to these wonderful boys for being so giving, Indian Motorcycle for lending their image to this project, to Rachel Shannon for the use of her Indian Motorcycle and contribution to get the project going and to all who see our vision and purchase this beautiful limited edition print.
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ALL ABOUT ME
Operate relentlessly in kindness...
I’ve spent days and nights creating this site. I believe it’s the ideal platform for introducing myself, my insights, my family and the things I do. Since I’ve always enjoyed a wide variety of life experiences, this site includes a little bit of everything: writings, images, work samples and more. I hope you’ll find my content interesting and engaging; learn something new and, hopefully, look at a few things differently. I’d love to hear from you - don’t hesitate to get in touch!
As a published author for motivational books, producer, director, news anchor, entertainment host, editor, marketing & advertising director, journalist, photographer, solutions authority, and online guru, I have been setting trends while expanding my career titles and gaining accolades for three decades.
I bring a multicultural approach to my unique worldview; my ethnic background is a mixture of Ojibwe from the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, Cree First Nations, French and German.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Lee Harden, CEO
If you are looking for a sincere, authentic story writer who will not ever miss a deadline, Kim can write, shoot (still or video) and produce a marketing piece that will truly convey your message in an engaging, memorable way. Her work is relevant, to the point and very compelling. She's done print and video work for us that is timeless.
Jamie Kellicut, Musician
Kimberlie is always a pleasure to work with and be around. She has a way about her that makes an interview with her go so well. She interviewed me last year at Indian Summer Festival and she made me feel very comfortable. I would highly recommend Kimberlie for any filming, journalist, writing, editing and speaking engagements. She is a class act!
Gwen Carr, Consultant
You do such a wonderful job on Indian country television . I watch it all the time and I just wanted to let you know what a great job you do and while the stories that you report on sometimes are very painful many of the stories you report on our inspirational and all of it is done so well . I just wanted to take a couple of minutes and let you know that. Good job!
Video produced by Kimber Acosta
All photos by Kimber Acosta
Produced for the 2018
Native American Music Awards
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