Monthly Archives: April 2010

Evening with Chief Ologundudu on “Make No Bones About It.” June 13, 2010


Join Raven and his guest Chief Ologundudu. Chief Ologundudu is a highly-respected spiritual leader and activist in our community. He is the President and Founder of Global Foundation for Environmental Management, and has written a wonderful book titled, “The Cradle of Yoruba Culture.”

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Maria Trevizo to speak on Historical Trauma among the First Peoples- June 6, 2010 5 pm

Raven and his guest Maria Trevizo speak on Historical Trauma among the First Peoples.

Maria A. Trevizo (Tigua/Mexican) is a descendent of the Ysleta del Sur Pueblo of Texas and theTarascos of Mexico.

Maria is an international speaker and has worked in the human services field over thirty-five years. She is a Certified Psychiatric Technician and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor II. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The Evergreen State Collage. Maria is a traditional singer and facilitator in the wellness field. She helps youth and adults to rediscover their own inner joy and beauty. As a facilitator, Maria coaches’ individuals, communities and tribes in recognizing the resilience and strength gained from working as a healthy team.

Maria works collaboratively with many North American tribes of the United States, Canada and Mexico. Maria has served as a consultant to agencies and institutions such as The Department of Health and Human Services, The Center for Disease Control, and numerous colleges and universities. Maria’s favorite work is the work she does with youth, women and the Two-Spirit Community. Maria believes that by reclaiming our traditions and ceremonies, healing is restored.

An Evening with Chenoa Egawa – May 30, 2010 5pm

Join Raven and his guest Chenoa Egawa as they talk about her music and projects.

Chenoa Egawa

Chenoa Egawa is a member of the Lummi and S’Kallam Nations of Washington State. For the past ten years, she has worked as the First Nations MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) Coordinator through the University of Washington to encourage Native students to pursue higher education and careers in science, math and engineering. Her work with MESA includes developing curriculum, workshops and classroom models that celebrate and integrate Native American culture, values, contributions, accurate history, current issues and spirituality in an effort to foster self-empowerment among Native youth and greater equity in the public educational system.

Chenoa is also a gifted teacher, singer, songwriter and performance artist and a powerful advocate for indigenous peoples. As a vocalist, she has released five CD’s— Songs of Strength and Beauty (Cool Runnings, 2007), Spirit of Salishan (Swan Clan Productions, 2007), Heartbeat of Life (Swan Clan Productions, 2006), Road of Life (Swan Clan Productions, 2002) and Sacred Fire (Sound of America Records, 1997). She was a grant recipient of the First Nations Composers Initiative in 2007 and a grant recipient of the Jack Straw Foundation Artist Support Program in 2005, and again in 2010. Her experience as an actor includes performing in lead roles in the World Premiere of Ghosts of Celilo at Portland, Oregon’s Newmark Theatre in 2007, where she also won the Portland Area Musical Theatre Award for ”Best Original Score” (co-writer); in Sacagawea, at the Oregon Children’s Theatre in 2003, and at the New Visions, New Voices series at Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center in May 2002. She is also host of the Native news television programs Northwest Indian News and Native Heartbeat both viewed across the Western United States, Canada, Hawaii, Alaska and New Zealand, and hosted the one-hour documentary, Inside Passage, for PBS shown nationwide. She has performed as a singer and storyteller at numerous schools, and music, arts and cultural venues.

Chenoa has long been active in international work for Indigenous peoples. In 1991, she worked as an intern at the United Nations Center for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, serving as a member of the Secretariat during the 10th Session of the Working Group of Indigenous Peoples. In 1996, she was part of an international Native delegation that traveled to Chile to support Mapuche and Pehuenche Indigenous communities in their efforts to halt construction of large-scale dams on their homelands. In 1997, she received a two-year international fellowship from the Institute of Current World Affairs to study, write and publish on issues concerning Indigenous peoples of Mexico and Guatemala. She is the first, and only Native American to date, to receive an ICWA Fellowship.

In January 2010, Chenoa and her partner, Alex Turtle, were invited to Colombia, South America to participate in a cultural gathering where they shared some of their teachings with indigenous peoples of Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.

Evening with Robert Satiacum – May 23, 2010 5 pm

Join Raven and his guest Robert Satiacum, will be talking about Day of a 1000 Drums- A Rally for the Restoration of Ancestral Names.


My name is Robert Satiacum the son of Bob and Su’Zan Satiacum. I am a proud Indian enrolled with the Puyallup Tribe. My older siblings are Daniel, Steve, Vicki, Jody, my younger brother is Ty, and my sisters are Rene, Tammi and Lisa. Elizabeth Satiacum is my wife, My children are Robert Kyle jr or sonny boy, Elizabeth, Rachael, Skyler, and Sapphire. My grandchildren are, Emma Caiden, and Takoda.

Robert is working towards getting prepared to restore the original aboriginal indian name to Ti’ Swaq’ a.k.a Mt.Rainier. Sacred Names. Sacred Sites.

Cedar Media is a company dedicated to supporting the traditions, voices and healing of Native Americans through the use of digital media. It was founded in 2003 by independent media producers Mark Celletti and Robert Satiacum. Celletti and Satiacum have participated in Tribal Journeys for 12 years. They built the independent news web site:, which has made a positive impact on tribal politics. They also produced (video interviews with native elders),, and most recently:

Day of a 1000 Drums

Rally for the Restoration of Ancestral Names

Portland Ave Park, Tacoma WA

Sunday, May 30 from 11am to 4pm

Evening with Barbara Elk – May 9, 2010



Join Raven and his guest Barbara Elk.



For the first five years of her life, Barbara was raised on Sioux Valley reserve in Manitoba, Canada by her strong Dakota mother along with her six siblings.


Her tumultuous young life  is the inspiration for many of her fictional stories.   She has discovered over the years to utilize her sardonic humor and positive attitude as  a way to emotionally and mentally survive the many upheavals in her life, including the traumatic, forced separation from her loving family for many years.


With her two amazing children, Samantha and Jack, and her three wonderful stepchildren, CJ, Nathan and Jillian, the support and encouragement from her best friend and husband, John, and the many fantastic and intriguing friends she has been blessed to have who read and re-read her stories — Barbara has realized how important it is to share the talent given by the Creator with everyone else, whether it be through painting, drawing, dancing, sewing, writing, etc.


Through her writings, Barbara hopes that people who read her stories walk away with a sense of hope and humor — and are strengthened by them in some way.


 Barbara Elk Webpage:

Make No Bones about It. April 4th 2010 5pm

Tune in tomorrow for Make No Bones About It. on
KAOS 89.3 FM radio 5 pm with your host Raven.

Raven talks with Maria A. Trevizo about the upcoming ceremony Call to Prayer for the Salish Sea, and Special Guest Robert Satiacum will be in the house to  talk about The Canoe Way and how he is working towards restoring the original aboriginal indian name to Ti’ Swaq’ a.k.a Mt.Rainier.

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