Monthly Archives: December 2009

Make No Bones About it

What is happening in Puget Sound- Next on Make No Bones About it.

On December 27, 2009, at 5pm pacific time, tune in and  join  Raven and his guest Doug Myers, Directs science program, restoration projects for People For Puget Sound will be at KAOS sharing some Facts about Puget Sound and Issues we face to restore the sound (Salish Sea).


Indigenous Prophecies and 2012, the Intergenerational impact of Global Colonization and the Way Forward – The Reunion of the Condor and Eagle and the 4th Way.-Next on ” Make No Bones About It.”

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Join Raven with his guest Phil Lane Jr. discuss the Indigenous Prophecies and 2012, the Intergenerational impact of Global Colonization and the Way Forward – The Reunion of the Condor and Eagle and the 4th Way.-Next on ” Make No Bones About It.”

Phil Lane Jr. is a member of the Yankton Dakota and Chickasaw tribes and is an internationally recognized leader in human and community development and is a traditionally recognized hereditary Chief. He was born at the Haskell Indian Residential School where his mother and father met and attended school.

Since 1968, Phil has been working with Indigenous people in North, Central and South America, Micronesia, Thailand, India, Hawaii and Africa. He served 16 years as Associate Professor and Founder and Coordinator of the Four Worlds Development Project at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. In July, 1994 the Four Worlds International Institute for Human and Community Development was established as an independent institute. In July, 1995 Four Directions International was incorporated as the economic development arm of the Four Worlds International Institute.

Presently Phil is President of Four Directions International and serves as the International Coordinator for the Four Worlds International Institute for Human and Community Development. Phil, also, serves as Chairman of the Four Directions Information Systems Corporation, an Aboriginal Information Technology business initiative launched in December of 1996 and is a member of the International Board of the WETV Corporation. Phil is also an adjunct professor at the Canadian Center for Management Development specializing in Aboriginal governance systems and diversity training.

With Phil’s guidance and applied experience, The Four Worlds International Institute has become an internationally recognized leader in human and community transformation because of the institute’s unique focus on the importance of culture and spirituality in all dimensions of human and community development. Four Directions International is dedicated to the development of sustainable economic enterprises that support wholistic, political, social, cultural, environmental, spiritual and educational development.

Phil Lane Jr. Resume

The Red Road honors Earth

The Red Road honors Earth



People from every nation and from all walks of life are being drawn toward what American Indians call the “Red Road.”

This is the term used by American Indians to describe the path each individual travels during their lifetime on Mother Earth. It means walking in a good way with the Earth. The old ones call it “walking softly upon the Earth.”

In my short life, I have witnessed countless stories told by people from all over the world who love life in all forms who are being drawn to the Good Red Road.

This road is a path, a way of seeing and being. It becomes the way one acts, the process one uses, and how one expresses oneself.

There is more to the Red Road than what is spoken or what is written.

For me it is my behavior, my attitude, my way of being, a way I act with responsibility and reverence, so as to not harm or disturb any other life.

I have been blessed by many elders throughout Indian Country, who have shared their stories and wisdom of walking the Red Road.

I try to use all the teachings from the First Nation Peoples, such as walking the Medicine Wheel, listening to the storytellers, learning, singing and drumming the ancient songs and going to sweat lodge ceremony.

Now, many moons later into my life’s journey, I realize the gifts of being a mixed blood or Métis person.

Throughout all of my many life experiences, I continue to learn from all the elders I encounter.

This allows a deeper understanding of how to walk on Mother Earth. As I get older my work becomes more and more clear. I am here to contribute and give another voice to “The First Peoples” who have given and continue to give to our world. In my opinion, the world needs to move forward with more of an indigenous mindset to continue to survive.

I have been honored and blessed to be part of a wonderful people whose whole way of living is harmonious with our Earth and all life. Each day, when we all walk in reverence on Mother Earth and learn to live an ecologically sound lifestyle, all people benefit. So I ask you to take a moment and talk to your elders. Listen to what they have to say. Try to learn from the stories and lessons they can teach you. Try to live in a sustainable way so you can pass this wisdom on to the generations to come.

Brian M. Frisina, aka Raven Redbone, is from Olympia. He hosts a radio show at 5 p.m. Sundays on KAOS and online at Contact him at or at Perspective is coordinated by Interfaith Works in cooperation with The Olympian. The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily endorsed by Interfaith Works or The Olympian.”