To act and operate exclusively as a public organization charity, nonprofit corporation pursuant to the laws of the state of Washington, and to act and operate as a community which serves to support impoverished American’s focusing on Native American’s with charitable programs that advance quality of life while promoting social dignity though relief of the poor, the distressed and the underprivileged; Honoring all paths of cultural and spiritual traditions.
L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Ajachmem) is a Native California Indian artist, tribal scholar, cartoonist, language advocate, singer, and self-described “decolonizationist.” L. Frank has exhibited her artwork (paintings, sculpture, weavings, photography, cartoons, regalia) in museums and galleries locally, nationally, and internationally. L. Frank is the co-founder of Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival. She works to revitalize indigenous languages as a language trainer utilizing Total Physical Response (TPR) and motivational and experiential methods. She has provided training for indigenous individuals and communities through the annual Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival conferences and workshops and with indigenous communities throughout the US, including Hawaii, and in Australia and Nunavut. L. Frank is also on the board of directors of Neshkanukat, and for fifteen years served on the board of directors of the California Indian Basketweavers Association. She is a strong advocate and practitioner of sustainable living and builds straw bale and waddle and cob buildings. L. Frank is the author of two books, Acorn Soup, a collection of cartoons, and First Families: A Photographic History of California Indians, both published by Heyday Books. She is a regular contributor to News From Native California
Wiby Pale Luz, Chiquy Mhuysqua Elder and Wilson Pinilla (TchiaSzhue): Mhuysqua on "Make No Bones About It", with host Raven Redbone tomorrow, August 31, 2014 at 4- 5pm , only on KAOS Community Radio.
Bio: Wiby Pale Luz
DWE WIBY PALE LUZ
(Guardian of the music people, Bear who watch over the mountain, and protect the seed, bird who sings sweetly)
Mhuysqa elder of the territory of (Raquira, Boyaca-Colombia)
Protector of the ancestral message of the Mhuysqa people.
"In the wake of our people and our culture, we have received the orientation of the Sagas and Mamos de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the Churas and Taitas del Cauca and the knowledge of the wise elders of the Colombian Amazon".
Bio :Wilson Pinilla
tchia is moon, zhue is sun !
(moon n sun united)
I was born in Bogota, Colombia.
I recognize my self as Mhuysqa, I am a writer and walk the red road, trying to remember the way of the elders and the ceremony and tradition to become a better person who respect mother earth n find the way of the heart!
music by Correo Aereo
Raven will be visiting with award winning Native Hawai'ian filmmaker and journalist Anne Keala Kelly.
Anne Keala Kelly's works focus primarily on the early 21st century Hawai'ian sovereignty movement. Her feature length documentary, Noho Hewa, has been screened and broadcast internationally and is widely taught in university courses that focus on Indigenous peoples, the Pacific, and colonization.
For intro and outro music, Anne has requested the sound of the Hawai'ian Palila bird.
DGR is organizing in the Hawaiʻian islands, join us! Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Noho Hewa www.nohohewa.com
Protect the Sacred: Save Hickory Ground
(Oce Vpofv–o chee uh Bo fuh)
We will be speaking to :
George Thompson Traditional Chief of Hickory Ground (Oce Vpofv –o chee uh Bo fuh) over 40 years and recently appointed supreme court justice for the Muskogee Creek Nation will share the traditional view on things.
Suzanna Shown Harjo, Muskogee creek and Cheyenne. poet ,writer and native activist she is the president of Morning Star Institute has gotten back over a million acres for tribes wrote many sacred protection laws, has protected numerous sacred places, is on the frontlines over the mascot issue and many other native rights issues including saving hickory ground and burial grounds of the Muskogee people.
Brendan Ludwick, Kickapoo, attorney for Hickory Ground
Wayland Gray, Council member at Hickory Ground and Native Activist.
Robert Trepp,Muskogee creek and a Muskogee historian.
William Bailey former Poarch Creek citizen and council member,
Save Hickory Ground webpage
Save Hickory Ground Facebook
Max Gail, Secretary of the Board, is a teacher, actor, musician and director and has a degree in Economics from Williams College and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Max has been involved in social and environmental activism for the last 30 years. He also founded Local Access Places (LAP), which was SEE’s first project.
Back in 1980, portable video was very new and I had been playing a cop in the Barney Miller TV show and spending the rest of my time on the life learning curve with AIM (American Indian Movement) and MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) activists. I felt there was a way to share the connectedness we humans have to each other and all of life that is expressed in the Lakota prayer Mitakuye Oyasin…”for all my relations.” Inspired by “on the road” story telling from Jack Kerouac to Charles Kuralt, and anticipating perhaps music videos and Real People/Real World TV, I collaborated with film makers, artists and activists to integrated audio video recording with our travels and gatherings throughout the year. I thought of it as a “docu-musical,” and called it “For All My Relations.” At the center were my two inspiring older brothers Floyd Red Crow Westerman and David Amram. A small piece of that video is in the wonderful film being premiered at the festival this year, “David Amram: The first 80 Years.” But it was all “too radical” for the ABC network at the time in a country that was swinging into the Reagan era.
“My name is Aaron Carapella. I have always had a calling towards my Native side ever since I was a young child .Growing up in California-far away from my Oklahoma Cherokee roots-I was intrigued with the story of not only the Ani’yunwi’yah (Cherokee) people, but also of the many other tribes. As I got older I got involved with the Tongva and Ajachamen Nations of Orange County, Ca, learning of their struggles as “unrecognized” Peoples, and from there eventually joined the American Indian Movement and met other Cherokee people who taught me about the traditional way of life. At 19 I started developing a map of the Indigenous Nations of the United States, utilizing their traditional names for themselves and documenting even the smallest and most obscure of tribes, to bring back their memories and honor a Native perspective of pre-contact “America.” Along the way I earned a Bachelor’s in Marketing at Indian Tech and now reside back in the state where my grandparents were born, in Warner, Oklahoma. I have a fiance- Whitney, and a 4-month-old son -Sequoyah Nighthawk. We are raising him in the Cherokee language. I continue to develop more maps of Native “America” that bring honor to the truth of our collective and individual histories. Wado diginali (thank you friends).”
Unci Rita Long-Visitor Holy Dance is the 2014 Host Unci (Grandmother) Tipi Ska Win (White Tipi Woman)Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance, Oglala Lakota of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. I invite you to the gathering of our council in the northern He Sapa (Black Hills), Spearfish, South Dakota, September 4-7. I am from the SW corner of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD.
I chose our sacred He Sapa as the place to host my gathering. This journey to my gathering has been a 10 winters journey. This vision and prayer that I walk with towards the September 2014 gathering is the vision and prayer of all grandmothers. It is our prayer that our future generations and all life on earth will have a beautiful world to live in and raise their families in peace.
Please join us.
Willie brings extensive tribal governance experience to his role as a Council member. A graduate of Evergreen State College’s Native American Studies program, Willie plans to use his education to work for and with tribal members to plan future growth and development.