Daily Archives: February 13, 2014

Keith and Chenoa Egawa share about their new book “Tani’s Search for the Heart” on Make No Bones About It. 4:30 pm, 2-23-2014

Tani's Search

Keith and Chenoa Egawa are a brother and sister writing and illustrating team of Lummi and S’Klallam Indian ancestry. Keith is a novelist ( Madchild Running) with a background in education reform and social work. Chenoa is a singer, stoyterller and ceremonial leader, who has worked as a professional illustrator, international indigenous human rights advocate and educator.

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Laura Waterman Wittstock shares about her book “We Are Still Here: A Photographic History of the American Indian Movement .” 2-23, 2014 at 4pm


Laura Waterman Wittstock is the author of several publications, including the forthcoming We Are Still Here co-authored with Dick Bancroft; Diverse Populations/Diverse Needs: Community Foundations and Diversity and Changing Communities,and ININATIG’S Gift of Sugar: Traditional Native Sugar Making. Her journalism background includes: editor of the Legislative Review in Washington, D.C. and reporter and later Executive Director for the American Indian Press Association, also in Washington.

Waterman Wittstock was elected to the Minneapolis Library Board in 2005 and served until the board was dissolved in 2009. She was appointed to the board in 2002 by Mayor R.T. Rybak.

She served as the fourth (2006) Louis W. Hill, Jr. Fellow in Philanthropy under the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, and serves on a number of nonprofit boards including Bdote Learning Center and the Greater Metropolitan Housing Corporation. She has served on review panels for the National Endowment for the Arts since 1993. She writes opinions in the Indian Country Today Media Network and the Minneapolis Star Tribune’s Your Voices.

E mail: lwmpls@visi.com

Redbone visits with Ras K’dee, on KAOS 89.3 fm 2-16-2014 at 5pm


Ras K’dee

Ras K’dee (VOCALS & KEYS), from San Francisco, is a Native California (Pomo)/African musician, community educator, and renowned lyricist, producer, & lead vocalist/keyboardist for San Francisco-based live world hip-hop ensemble, Audiopharmacy. For K’dee, his musical inspiration is deeply rooted from his experience as a Pomo/African artist.

Translating artistically through hip-hop rhymes and soulful melodies, K’dee invokes the songs and dances from traditional ceremonies of his native people, and tells stories of resistance, healing, community & empowerment that can be understood and felt universally by all people. He has been compared to the likes of Gil Scott Heron, Marvin Gaye, Michael Franti, Black Star, and Aloe Blacc.  Ras K’dee’s musical repetoire includes “Street Prison” (2005), which was awarded by East Bay Express as Best Local Album of The Year in 2006, co-production on Audiopharmacy album, “U Forgot About Us” (2009), and producing his first solo-project, “Cloudwriter” (2011). K’dee has also had his hand in releasing, producing, and engineering 16 LP albums by local and international artists.

K’dee has toured locally and internationally with Audiopharmacy for 8 consecutive years. In 2002, K’dee co-founded (and is the current director) of a Native youth media organization Seventh Native American Generation (SNAG).  K’dee leads workshops weekly with Youth and co-hosts the radio program “Bay Native Circle” on 94.1 FM in Northern  California.  K’dee has also been featured in Smithsonian Magazine (Summer 2010) and his awards include KQED American Indian Local Heroes Award, and Most Earnest and Up And Coming Band (2005). In 2013 K’dee and band Audiopharmacy were invited as Cultural Music Ambassadors, and toured throughout the South Pacific visiting Indonesia, Fiji, New Zeland, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands, performing and hosting music workshops for Youth. Audiopharmacy’s music was also featured in animation series Injunuity which aired nationally this fall.