Jadina Lilien MFA CFP
Was trained in theater, painting and photography as an undergraduate at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, using these skills to create films at New York University where she received an MFA. Since then, Jadina's art work and films have been shown in galleries in the United States and in Europe. Recently she received a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship in screenwriting. NYFA also is the fiscal sponsor for the book and exhibition Butterfly Against the Wind.
Her understanding of storyteller and the creative processes led to trainings in Focusing [International Focusing Institute] and in the Hellinger approach to Systemic/Family Constellations. Both are an individual and group process that reaches a deeper beauty behind the story we are presently contellating. A process that gives attention to the inner landscape in order to create the outer one. She is also founder of OneXist a we connected to me approach for accessing creativity and activating our original design.
All her work reflects the veils of existence that hide and reveal the power that is in innocence.
To see more of her artwork go to:
And for the individual and group facilitation:
Facebook/TheStoryBehindTheStory [For information on her individual and group work]
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Screenwriting, New York Foundation for the Arts Fiscal Sponsorship, NYFA Opportunity Grants, Sundance Screenwriting Lab finalist, Creative Capital finalist (visual art), Jerome Foundation finalist (film), Nominated for a Rockefeller Award (film),Warner Brothers Production Grant, Martin Scorcese Award (filmmaking), Women in Film and TV grant, Steven J Ross Scholarship in filmmaking
MacDowell Colony Fellow Peterborough, New Hampshire Jentel Artists Residency ProgramBanner, WyomingVermont Studio Center Residency Johnston, VermontNoepe Center for Literary ArtsEdgartown, Massachusetts Santa Fe University Artist ResidencySanta Fe, New Mexico
SELECTED FILM SCREENINGS
Slamdance Film Festival, Denver International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Amsterdam International Film Festival, Clermont Ferrand Film Festival, Hamptons Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, Jerusalem Shorts, Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen Film Festival
A member of the Cheyenne River Lakota Nation of South Dakota—is an international speaker on Peace, Indigenous and Mother Earth perspective. A survivor of the “Reign of Terror” from 1972 to 1976 on the Pine Ridge, Cheyenne River and Rosebud Lakota Reservations in South Dakota and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Boarding and Church Missionary School systems designed to “kill the Indian and save the man,” Tiokasin has a long history of Indigenous activism and advocacy. He is a guest faculty member at Yale University’s School of Divinity, Ecology and Forestry focusing on the cosmology, diversity and perspectives on the relational/egalitarian vs. rational/hierarchal thinking processes of Western society.
Tiokasin is the Founder, Host and Executive Producer of the 24 year-old “First Voices Radio” (formerly “First Voices Indigenous Radio”), a one-hour live program now syndicated to 70 radio stations in the U.S. and Canada.
A master musician and a teacher of magical, ancient and modern sounds, Tiokasin performs worldwide and has been featured at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the United Nations, as well as at many universities and concert venues. Tiokasin serves on boards of several charitable organizations dedicated to bringing non-western education to Native and non-Native children. Tiokasin describes himself as “a perfectly flawed human being” who is a Sundancer in the tradition of the Lakota Nation.
Center for Earth Ethics - Union Theological Seminary, New York, Cineminga - New York, International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros - Lantry, SD, Green Cross Sweden - International Board Member, Gothenburg, Sweden, Simply Smiles - Norwalk, CT, Owe Aku - Pine Ridge, SD
Presentations and Awards
2011 Zen Peacemaker Order - Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland 2013 Peacemaker of the Year Award for the Borough of Staten Island - New York City 2013 Spiritual Narrative for the 21st Century - The Morgan Library - New York - Contemplative Alliance 2014 Green Cross International Study Tour - Fukushima, Japan 2014 GPIW/Shinnyo-en Fire Ceremony - Cuzco, Peru 2015 Concert & Talk, Hawai’i Museum of Contemporary Art, Hilo, Big Island, Hawai’i 2015 Concert & Talk, “Between Reality: New & Old Perspectives from the Black Hills, South Dakota,” Ala Kukui Spiritual Retreat Center, Hana, Maui, Hawai’i 2015 St. Ethelburga’s - London, England 2015 United Nations - Speaker at Paris Climate Conference - COP21, Paris, France 2015 Fostering Human Unity Conference Speaker - United Nations Day of Peace, New York City 2015 Awakening the Light of Dharma - Varanasi at Jñana-Pravaha, at the Sarnath International Nyingma Institute in Sarnath and at the Malaviya Centre for Peace Education at Benares Hindu University - India 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Nominee of the International Institute of Peace Studies and Global Philosophy
Upcoming Presentations and Awards
2016 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF), National Artist Fellowship in Music Award 2016 Spiritual Ecology - Teacher and Mentor, Wales, England 2016 Grand Canyon Trust - Reimagining Ecological Narrative, Moab, UT 2016 United Nations - Speaker - Upcoming UN/GPIW (Global Peace Initiative for Women), Marrakesh, Morocco (November 2016) 2017 Jan/Feb Contemplative Alliance Mentor - Costa Rica
2007 - “Ksa” - Ghosthorse (CD) - Label: Tiokasin Ghosthorse 2016 - “Somewhere In There” - Ghosthorse (CD) - Label: Tiokasin Ghosthorse 2016 - “Fukushima and the Lakota Man” (documentary film) - Music
2010 - “Time For Change” - documentary (55 min.) - Director João Amorim 2015 - “Fukushima and the Lakota Man” - documentary (53 min.) - Director Hasse Lisskog 2016 - “Planetary” - documentary (1 hr., 25 min.) - Directors Guy Reid & Steve Watts Kennedy