Monthly Archives: January 2014

“Boldt 40″, a day of perspectives on the Boldt Decision, on February 5, 2014, 10 am-4pm.


The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission & Salmon Defense will host an event, “Boldt 40″, a day of perspectives on the Boldt Decision, on February 5, 2014, 10 am-4pm at the Skookum Creek Event Center, Squaxin Island Tribe, Shelton, WA. 10 am-4pm

More information will be posted at .

BOLDT 4O Agenda

Raven visits with Dennis Banks- 2-9-2014 at 4PM


Dennis Banks is a Native American leader, teacher, lecturer, activist, and author. He is an Anishinabe, Ojibwa, born on Leech Lake Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota. In 1968 he co-founded the American Indian Movement (AIM), and establishing it to protect the traditional ways of Indian people and to engage in legal cases protecting treaty rights of Natives-such as hunting and fishing, trapping, wild riceing.

Banks earned an Associates of Arts degree at Davis University and taught at Deganawida Quetzecoatl (DQ) University (an all Indian-controlled institution), where he became the first American Indian chancellor.

In 1994, Banks led the four-month Walk for Justice (WFJ) from Alcatraz Island in San Francisco to Washington, DC. The purpose was to bring public awareness to current Native issues. Banks agreed to head the “Bring Peltier Home” campaign in 1996 bringing Native Americans and other supporters together in a national drive for executive clemency for political prisoner Leonard Peltier.

He also had roles in the movies War Party, The Last of the Mohicans, and Thunderheart. A musical tape “Still Strong” featuring Banks’ original work as well as traditional Native American songs was completed in’93 and a musical video with the same name was released in’95.

Source: American Indian Movement

Edmund Ciccarello, Diné (Navajo), on the next Make No Bones About It. 2-2-2014 at 5pm


Edmund Ciccarello, Diné (Navajo), Roanhorse Canyon, New Mexico.

A family man with a loving wife and beautiful children and grandchildren. I treasure making life-long friends near and far. I pray that we strive to ensure our future generations have a wonderful beautiful safe world that they can also enjoy besides us.

Native Storytellers connect us to the past and future. Healing History: Let’s make it right: Time for us all to heal. -on KAOS 89.3fm 4-8pm 1-26-2014

Native Storytellers Connect us to the past and the future. Healing History: Let’s make it right. Time to heal.

Make No Bones About It and View from the Shore.

Sunday, January 26th, 2014, from 4-8 pm, tune into KAOS radio 89.3 fm— with Robert G BlackfootRaven, Harvest Moon, Paul Cheoketen Wagner, Roderick Harris, Robert TheRise Frederiksen, Gary Wessels-Galbreath and Olivia Hart  at KAOS Community Radio.


Seattle Ad: MLK Would Demand D.C. Team Name Change


Subject: Seattle Ad: MLK Would Demand D.C. Team Name Change

 Good Morning,

 D.C.’s NFL team may not be joining the Seahawks in the playoffs, but the push to change the team’s name continues in full force in Seattle and Washington.  

In the lead-up to Sunday’s NFC Championship Game, a new ad from the Oneida Indian Nation’s Change the Mascot campaign will run in Seattle. Airing over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend, the latest radio spot features civil rights leader and D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton saying that Dr. King would support calls for the Washington team to drop its racist “R-word” mascot.  

The new radio ad will run on local station KIRO, as well as Denver’s KDSP and D.C.’s WMAL.

A press release with further details is below. Full audio of the new advertisement is available at

If you are interested in additional information or speaking with a representative of the Oneida Indian Nation, then please contact me at this email or at 954-789-9112.


MLK Day Ad: D.C. Congresswoman and Civil Rights Leader Says Dr. King Would Demand End to Washington NFL Team Name
The latest ad from the Oneida Indian Nation’s Change the Mascot campaign will air this weekend in Washington, D.C., along with Denver and Seattle, sites of the NFL’s conference championship games.
Oneida Nation Homelands (NY) (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
As part of its season-long Change the Mascot campaign to end the use of the R-word slur by Washington’s NFL team, the Oneida Indian Nation of New York today released a new radio ad entitled “Civil Rights” featuring civil rights leader and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.). Having helped organize Dr. King’s 1963 March on Washington, Norton says in the ad that if Dr. King were alive today, he would support the Change the Mascot campaign. The latest radio spot is set to run over Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend in Washington, D.C., as well as in Denver and Seattle, the sites of the NFL’s conference championship games.
“As the lone congressional representative of the District of Columbia and a renowned civil rights leader, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is a uniquely powerful voice telling the NFL that it must stop the Washington team from continuing to promote a dictionary-defined racial slur,” said Oneida Indian Nation Representative Ray Halbritter. “As we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King this weekend, the NFL should honor his crusade for equality and mutual respect by finally using its power to change the Washington team’s name.”
As the Change the Mascot campaign’s radio ads have aired throughout the current NFL season, public health experts, civil rights groups, editorial boards, city councils, sports-industry icons, members of Congress from both parties, and the President of the United States have all spoken out against the Washington team’s continued use of the R-word.
Added Halbritter: “From city councils to top editorial boards to Members of Congress to the President of the United States, those supporters who have joined the Change the Mascot campaign understand a very simple truth: marketing a team with a slur against Native peoples is unacceptable, especially when the team represents our nation’s capital. The fact is that we don’t deserve to be treated as the target of such an epithet, we deserve to be treated as what we are: Americans.”
Last month, the membership of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the nation’s premier civil and human rights coalition representing more than 200 diverse national organizations, voted unanimously for a resolution urging the owner of the Washington NFL franchise to change the team’s offensive name.
The latest ads will air on radio stations WMAL in Washington, D.C., KDSP in Denver and KIRO in Seattle.

You can learn more about the campaign and download the new ad at
To listen to the new radio ad, titled “Civil Rights,” click here.
Full text of the “Civil Rights” ad:
CONGRESSWOMAN HOLMES NORTON: “Hello, I am Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. It is my privilege to represent the residents of the District of Columbia.

The residents of the capital of our nation have always tried to set an example for tolerance and mutual respect. Yet the current name of our NFL football team stands in stark contrast to these values. Many of our residents, like me, were part of the civil rights movement or identify strongly with its goals and philosophy. We recognize that the Change the Mascot campaign to end the use of the ‘R-word’ is both a moral and civil rights issue in keeping with our city’s respect for the dignity of all people.
We have no doubt that if Martin Luther King Jr. could speak today, he would lend his support to the current efforts of our Native American brothers and sisters. We know from our history as African Americans in this country that offensive terms not only should, but can, be cast aside if we do not retreat into silence.
The Washington football team should change the mascot and make the name of our team a source of pride that honors D.C.’s tradition of respect for all Americans.”
VOICEOVER: “Paid for by the Oneida Indian Nation of New York.”

American Indian Lobby Day 2014

American Indian Lobby Day 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
10:00am until 2:00pm
Capital Building, Olympia WA 98506

Join Robert T’Swaq Satiacum and Elizabeth Satiacum we gather in the Capitol. We will meet on the North steps of the legislative building and later in the day (whenever the legislature adjourns for lunch) we will drum in the Rotunda. We do not have the Columbia Room this year.
“Thunder in the Rotunda”!
We have an additional event planned for March 3 when we will schedule meetings with legislators to lobby them on particular issues and bills.

facebook page for event

Two Rivers – Must See


Two Rivers” is a rich, lyrical, 60-minute documentary that seamlessly layers together several powerful components. The contemporary story is told through in-depth interviews with all the Native and European American principals who spearheaded the reconciliation meetings, as well as exclusive, intimate footage of the Two Rivers Powwows.

The tale of the past unfolds through memoirs, letters, prophecies, and other historical materials, read by Native and European American actors. The spiritual element is conveyed through the use of authentic Plateau Indian prayers and sacred songs (many of them recorded live during ceremonies filmed for “TWO RIVERS”), as well as through hauntingly beautiful, visually poetic images of the Methow Valley today.

“Two Rivers” is aimed at a wide, multi-faceted audience. Although attempts at Native and European American reconciliation are not unheard of, they typically fail to produce lasting changes—usually because whites set the agenda. “TWO RIVERS” will thus appeal to both whites and Natives who want to learn effective means for connecting and healing their wounds, as well as to any individuals or groups interested in healing rifts caused by racism or divisions of any sort.

In addition, by honoring the Native point of view, “TWO RIVERS” reveals a history that is becoming increasingly unfamiliar to Native American youth and is largely unknown to European Americans. But more than anything else, “TWO RIVERS” is a fascinating human story with large implications. “TWO RIVERS” shows how people from different worlds can create profound, lasting friendships if they are willing to adopt an open attitude, experiment with new ways of connecting, and learn to speak, listen, and act from their hearts.

Two Rivers Webpage 


“Global Changes, Indigenous Peoples and Prophecies !” with Phil Lane Jr. – on KAOS radio , 1-19-2014 at 5pm


Phil Lane Jr. is an enrolled member of the Yankton Dakota and Chickasaw First Nations and is an internationally recognized leader inhuman and community development. During the past 44 years, he has worked with Indigenous peoples in North, Central and SouthAmerica, Micronesia, South East Asia, India, Hawaii and Africa. He served 16 years as Associate Professor and Founder and Chairman of the Four Worlds International Institute at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. …With Phil’s guidance and applie…d experience, Four Worlds has become an internationally recognized leader in human, community and organizational development because of the Institute’s unique focus on the importance of culture and spirituality in all elements of development.Phil has extensive experience in his own cultural traditions, is an award winning author and film producer, and holds Master’s Degrees in Education and Public Administration. He received numerous international awards for his work, among which the Year 2000 award from the Foundation for Freedom and Human Rights in Berne, Switzerland. Phil is the first North or South American person to receive the award, and he joins a select international group: the Dalai Lama of Tibet, Dr. Boutro Boutros Ghali, former Secretary General of the United Nations, and British Lord Yehudi Menuhin, musician and philosopher, have, also, received the award. The foundation says the award is in recognition of Phil’s “most special merits of promoting freedom and justice for indigenous people by building human and spiritual capacity rather than opposing oppression directly and also on his international visionary initiatives among Native populations by healing the root causes of hopelessness and despair.”

Join Filmmaker Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe on KAOS radio 89.3 fm, 1-19,2014 AT 4:30PM

Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe is a poet, performer, video/filmmaker and loving Auntie. Her work is about ancestors, spirit, politics, contradictions, humor, confronting white supremacy and always about healing. Her video short Art Letter premiered on Twin Cities Public Television in 2012. Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen is her full length film and has been a true labor of love. More at-
Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen
We will be visiting with Filmmaker Ellen Marie Hinchcliffe. We will be talking about her new film about writer Paula Gunn Allen.   Watch a preview here-
Paula was a Two Spirit/lesbian from the Laguna Pueblo people and of Lebanese, Scottish and Metis descent. She wrote the groundbreaking book The Sacred Hoop- Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions as well as novels, essays, poetry and literary criticism.
The film features extensive interviews with Paula, archival footage and personal photographs, excerpts from a radio interview with Paula in 1991. The film also features music by The Neeconis Women Singers, interviews and music from her daughter Lauralee Brown, artwork and an appearance from her granddaughter Jade Red Moon and several artists/activists/writers reading excerpts of her work.  Thought Woman- The Life and Ideas of Paula Gunn Allen is a personal, beautiful film about a brilliant, hilarious woman and her bold thinking on politics, history, and spirit.
You are invited to a free screening of the film. Here is the information need to see it.
  • 6:00pm

    Longhouse Education and Cultural Center The Evergreen State College 2700 Evergreen Parkway NW, Olympia, WA

    Here is an image of Spiderwoman by Paula’s Granddaughter Jade Red Moon that is in the film.


Brian Larney on KAOS radio 89.3 fm Olympia- Sunday, January 19th at 4pm


We will be visiting with Choctaw Seminole  Artist, Brian Larney  on KAOS radio 89.3 fm Olympia- this Sunday, January 19th at 4pm.  Brian’s original creations are rare archival illustrations from the past and reflect the rich culture of his tribal heritage.  His visuals are known for their contemporary style yet maintaining the cultural accuracy that honors his tribal family’s name of five generations, YA-HV-LA NE.  Brian has received the Governor’s Award at the Festival of Art, First place awards for his work at Red Earth Festival, Five Civilized Tribes Museum, Seminole Museum Signature Series, as well as served as art instructor and consultant for numerous educational and business venues.

more about Brian Larney