Thrive! in Kotzebue

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Saturday, February 27th
June Nelson Elementary School
Doors open at 12:30 pm
Show starts at 1:00 pm
A non-alcoholic event
Tickets are also available at the door for $10. Cash & Credit Card Are Accepted

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The James Junes & Ernie David Tsosie, III Comedy Duo are sober and drug free performers, presenters, and motivational speakers. For the past 10 years J&E have been presenting and performing comedy with a positive message throughout Native America and even making their way into Canada to perform their hilarious take on Native American life and current affairs.  “We do comedy with a message,” Tsosie says. “Initially, it was being celebrated as being drug-free, Native American men, husbands and entertainers. And, it’s evolved into overall healthy mind, spirit and body.”

Their comedy presentation has been described has a “healing medicine good for all people!” J&E have visited many tribes in Native America with their healing comedy and strong testimonies of surviving and defeating drug addiction, alcoholism, child hood abuse, and more. They have visited the mighty Sioux in South Dakota, the Pueblos of New Mexico, The Rancherias of California, even the Seminoles of Florida, and many more sharing their comedy and inspiring stories of success. James and Ernie were voted “Comedians of the Year” at the 2009 North American Indigenous Image Awards, an award that includes both the USA and Canadian talent. They have played and hosted some of Native America’s most popular entertainment events such as the Native American Music Awards, the American Indian Motion Picture Awards, and the Gathering of the Nations Pow-Wow.
James and Ernie are not only sober, drug free, and abuse free presenters and entertainers but more importantly they are sober, drug free, and abuse free husbands, fathers, and Native American men!


Proceeds to benefit the new ANTHC Patient Housing Facility at the Alaska Native Medical Center. This event is brought to you by the Healthy Alaska Natives Foundation with support from the ANTHC Injury Prevention Program.