Monthly Archives: November 2013

Join Editor Gregory Fields, Coast Salish carver Felix Soloman (Lummi/Haida), Ben Covington ( Lummi). December 1, 2013 at 4pm

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Join Editor Gregory Fields, Coast Salish carver Felix Soloman (Lummi/Haida),  Ben Covington ( Lummi). As we learn more about:

A Totem Pole History: the Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire
The book includes chapters by Felix Soloman, Bill Holm,  Barbara Brotherton, Skokomish artist and scholar CHiXapkaid Michael Pavel,  Melonie Ancheta,  and others. In addition to the book, a media companion (a DVD and two audio CDs) titled “Coast Salish Totem Poles” will be available and includes Lummi stories, songs, and an illustrated presentation of Pauline Hillaire interpreting several of her father’s major totem poles.

 

KAOS Radio: December 1, 2013 at 4pm, on Join Editor Gregory Fields, Coast Salish carver Felix Solomon)Lummi/Haida), Ben Covington ( Lummi).

The Evergreen State College

The EvergreenLibrary: has an exhibit featuring the book.

The bookstore has copies of the book and media companion for sale.

Dec. 3rd, from 3-5 pm, in Sem 2 C 1105 for the inaugural release of Pauline Hillaire’s new book, A Totem Pole History: The Work of Lummi Carver Joe Hillaire (U. of Nebraska Press), that explores Salish visual arts, storytelling, and cultural traditions. The editor, Greg Fields (U. of So. Ill.), Lummi Carver, Felix Solomon (who restored some of Joe’s poles), and others involved with the publication will give a presentation. The Hillaire family has a long history at Evergreen, and throughout Puget Sound, in establishing Native education, arts, and cultural programs. Joe Hillaire’s work includes the celebrated 1963 World’s Fair, “Journey to the Sky” and “Man in Transition” poles, and the Kobe Japan “Friendship” pole, that were featured at the Seattle Art Museum in a recent exhibit. Hillaire’s artistic legacy and philosophy is documented in the book, which is one of the pivotal works on Puget Salish art and history. Sponsored by: Creativity and Diversity in American Culture: Art and Narrative In Response to Place; Bella Bella or Bust; The Longhouse; the Library; the Deans.

Seattle Art Museum: Joseph Hillaire

Carver of the Century 21 Exposition Totem Pole

Carver of the Kobe-Seattle Sister City Friendship Pole

The Seattle Public Library digital collections. Joseph Hillaire’s 1961 trip to Kobe to install and dedicate the Kobe-Seattle Sister City Friendship pole includes images of Hillaire’s travels in Japan and pictures of Seattle Mayor Gordon Clinton, and Seafair Queen Linda Juel, both of whom accompanied Hillaire on the trip.

5th Annual Sunrise Ceremony.Healing History: Let’s Make It Right.

Thursday, November 28, 2013
“Steh-chas” (Marathon Park) , Deschutes Pky SW, Olympia, WA, 98511
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What: 5th Annual Sunrise Ceremony Gathering ( to connect with the Sunrise Ceremony on Alcatraz on Thanksgiving) – This event is one day on Thursday November 24, 2011, sunrise 8:00 am.
The sunrise ceremony the continuing effort of a reconciliation process that is happening in Olympia. We have had dialogues with all the Native and Non Native Peoples that were willing to come and share their stories through reconciliation meetings, as well as video presentations of how our past unfolded.
Our hope is by bri…nging people together through the path of the sacred it will provide a safe place that invite natives and non natives a place to come so we are all able to build relationships between both worlds.
“I would suggest that Thanksgiving, go beyond the gratefulness of the harvest and should be dedicated as well to all our ancestors and give thanks for the things they have taught us.”- Barry White Crow Higgins

Harvest Moon on the next Make No Bones About It. November 24, 2013 at 4pm

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Harvest Moon is a Quinault Ambassador, historian, basket weaver and storyteller whose name means “A light shining forth in the midst of darkness”. She has been telling stories over half her lifetime, ones that will make you laugh, cry and will move you. She speaks from her heart and spirit, leaving people looking at a different perspective of the Northwest Coast Native Americans. She has received the “Peace and Friendship Award”, from the Washington State Historical Society in recognition of significant contributions to the understanding of N.W. Indian Heritage and has served two terms for “The Washington Commission for the Humanities.” In addition, Harvest Moon has received grants from the Seattle Arts Commission, Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities and Heritage Arts Council for “Artist in Residency” through out Washington Schools.

http://www.turtleislandstorytellers.net/tis_washington/transcript_h_moon.htm

Come hear about some of the conditions in Indian Country. Learn how you too can GET INVOLVED.

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I am putting this out there because it is getting colder in most places and its been cold in other places for some time now. There are children and elders without the items they need to stay warm. Goodthinking is shipping out items to many different areas in Indian Country. it will help bring more warmth to the people. I will be collecting donations at the door to help with the shipping cost along with gently used clothing, blankets etc. Come and learn how you can be a part of the healing.

GOODTHINKING 4 ALL OUR RELATIONS:
A family organization, that knows without your support we can do very little.
Will you help us answer a child’s prayer?
Good Thinking 4 All Our Relations Addresses the Needs of Impoverished Tribes, the ‘Seemingly Forgotten.’
Come hear about some of the conditions in Indian Country. Learn how you too can GET INVOLVED.
• REALITY OF REZ. LIFE
Who: Kisa , Founder of GOODTHINKING 4 ALL OUR RELATIONS
When: November 22th, 2013
Time: 7 pm
Where: Traditions
http:// 4allourrelations.org/

People of the Earth Address the Fukushima Crisis-Chief Arvol Looking Horse

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CHIEF ARVOL LOOKING HORSE SPEAKS

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14th
2:00-3:30pm
Tillman Chapel
Church Center for the United Nations
777 UN Plaza at 44th Street
New York, New York

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, 19th Generation Keeper of the
Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and Spiritual Leader of the Great Sioux Nation, will present the Council Statement on Fukushima.

Please bring your voice, your vision and your prayers!

“We are the People of the Earth united under the Creator’s Law with a sacred covenant to protect and a responsibility to extend Life for all future generations. We are expressing deep concern for our shared future and urge everyone to awaken spiritually. We must work in unity to help Mother Earth heal so that she can bring back balance and harmony for all her children.”

People of the Earth Address the Fukushima Crisis

COUNCIL FUKUSHIMA STATEMENT OCT 2013

We are now at the Crossroads​, please share Urgent

Listen we are all needed. from Paula Horne:

The Kogi from Columbia traveled and brought a message: The temple of life is now broken, we must awaken and stand for life, because the Chief of Chaos is now reigning. No longer is it just in our communities, it has spread in our water of l…ife, in our sacred air and broken our Mother Earth. People have come to a place of not caring and wanting to go out…

I think all people better pay attention, because no one is exempt, I still believe we as humans can make a change “All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer”.

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Nov. 8th Tepco will begin moving over 1000 dangerous fuel rods, many giving their lives to do it. 2001 WPPD statement ending from Chief Arvol Looking Horse, I think it fits this terrible scenario we are ALL facing about Fukashima: “You must decide. You can’t avoid it. Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this World. Believe that! Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the soul of this World. Did you think you were put here for something less?” Below informational utube of what we are facing and the Elders statement.
COUNCIL FUKUSHIMA STATEMENT OCT 2013

The link below goes to the our visit.

We are now at the Crossroads​, please share Urgent.

Chief Arvol Looking Horse and Bobbie C. Billie on Make No Bones About It. Nov, 3, 2013 4:30 pm

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SUNDAY Only on KAOS 89.3 FM. 4:30PM PACIFIC
MAKE NO BONES ABOUT IT.
Representatives of the Council
Chief Arvol Looking Horse
19th Generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe Spiritual Leader
The Great Sioux Nation aka Pte Oyate Buffalo People

Bobby C. Billie
Clan Leader and Spiritual Leader
Council of the Original Miccosukee
Simanolee Nation Aboriginal Peoples

We are now at the Crossroads​, please share Urgent
Nov. 8th Tepco will begin moving over 1000 dangerous fuel rods, many giving their lives to do it. 2001 WPPD statement ending from Chief Arvol Looking Horse, I think it fits this terrible scenario we are ALL facing about Fukashima: “You must decide. You can’t avoid it. Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this World. Believe that! Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the soul of this World. Did you think you were put here for something less?”

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