Monthly Archives: August 2014

Wiby Pale Luz, Chiquy Mhuysqua Elder and Wilson Pinilla (TchiaSzhue) on “Make No Bones About It”, with host Raven Redbone , August 31, 2014 at 4- 5pm , only on KAOS Community Radio


Wiby Pale Luz, Chiquy Mhuysqua Elder and Wilson Pinilla (TchiaSzhue): Mhuysqua on “Make No Bones About It”, with host Raven Redbone tomorrow, August 31, 2014 at 4- 5pm , only on KAOS Community Radio.

Bio: Wiby Pale Luz
(Guardian of the music people, Bear who watch over the mountain, and protect the seed, bird who sings sweetly)

Mhuysqa elder of the territory of (Raquira, Boyaca-Colombia)
Protector of the ancestral message of the Mhuysqa people.

“In the wake of our people and our culture, we have received the orientation of the Sagas and Mamos de la Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, the Churas and Taitas del Cauca and the knowledge of the wise elders of the Colombian Amazon”.
Bio :Wilson Pinilla
tchia is moon, zhue is sun !
(moon n sun united)

I was born in Bogota, Colombia.
I recognize my self as Mhuysqa, I am a writer and walk the red road, trying to remember the way of the elders and the ceremony and tradition to become a better person who respect mother earth n find the way of the heart!

Our Shared Responsibility—A Journey against Coal and Oil!

Our Shared Responsibility—A Journey against Coal and Oil!
In the testimony of Master Carver Jewell James, the totem itself is not sacred — it is only when it is touched and shared by many communities standing together that the totem becomes a lasting part of our memories and a symbol of our resistance.
So please join us in this unique, indigenous event and let the Lummi community know that we stand with them in the fight against fossil fuels and we share the responsibility to protect the land, the waters, and the peoples of the Northwest.
The Lummi Nation’s annual Totem Pole Journey is taking a stand against coal and oil export in our region. Stand with them at events in Billings, Spokane, Olympia and Seattle.

Coal and oil extraction and export threaten the lands, waters, resources and human health of all of us, but none more so than the indigenous people who sit right in the path of destruction.

The coal terminal proposed for Cherry Point, WA would sit right on the ancestral lands of the Lummi. The mining of that coal would destroy Northern Cheyenne lands in Montana, and transport by rail would harm the fishing and treaty rights of Native Americans all along the way.

In protest against dirty and dangerous coal export and oil transport, Lummi carvers have created a new totem pole, which representatives from different tribes are taking on a journey from the Lummi ancestral home at Cherry Point to where the pole will be erected in the tar sands of Alberta. Along the way, tribal elders and community leaders will bless the totem pole.

If you can, please take part in this important journey by attending one of these stops along the way:
• Billings: August 24, 5-7pm at Riverfront Park. 7334 South Billings Blvd (Info and RSVP)
• Spokane: August 26th, 11-12:30pm at The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist 127 E 12th Ave (Info and RSVP)
• Olympia: Wednesday, August 27th, 1pm at Medicine Creek, Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. To RSVP for the event or for information on carpools from south of Olympia email
• Seattle: Friday, August 29th, 11:00 am—12:30 pm at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave East (Info and RSVP)

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L Frank visits with Raven about the Tongva: the revitalization of the culture and other projects. August 31st at 5pm



L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Ajachmem) is a Native California Indian artist, tribal scholar, cartoonist, language advocate, singer, and self-described “decolonizationist.” L. Frank has exhibited her artwork (paintings, sculpture, weavings, photography, cartoons, regalia) in museums and galleries locally, nationally, and internationally. L. Frank is the co-founder of Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival. She works to revitalize indigenous languages as a language trainer utilizing Total Physical Response (TPR) and motivational and experiential methods. She has provided training for indigenous individuals and communities through the annual Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival conferences and workshops and with indigenous communities throughout the US, including Hawaii, and in Australia and Nunavut. L. Frank is also on the board of directors of Neshkanukat, and for fifteen years served on the board of directors of the California Indian Basketweavers Association. She is a strong advocate and practitioner of sustainable living and builds straw bale and waddle and cob buildings. L. Frank is the author of two books, Acorn Soup, a collection of cartoons, and First Families: A Photographic History of California Indians, both published by Heyday Books. She is a regular contributor to News From Native California.


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Anne Keala Kelly on Make No Bones About It. Learn about the Hawai’ian sovereignty movement. 8-17-14 at 4pm

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Raven will be visiting with award winning Native Hawai’ian filmmaker and journalist Anne Keala Kelly.

Anne Keala Kelly (’06-’07) is a filmmaker and journalist focusing on Hawaiian political and cultural issues, indigenous peoples and the environment. Keala co-produced “The Other Hawai’i,” a 30-minute television news program for Al Jazeera English’s “Inside USA”; she has filed stories from Kathmandu, Geneva and her home in Hawai’i, and her articles and essays have been published in The Nation, Indian Country Today, American Indian Quarterly, the Honolulu Weekly and other journals. Keala has also produced documentaries and short features for radio, which have aired on the Pacifica Network’s Free Speech Radio News and NPR’s The Environment Report. Keala’s first feature length film, “Noho Hewa: The Wrongful Occupation of Hawai’i,” has received international film festival awards and will be distributed online beginning in April 2012 She can be reached at


Raven Visit with Anne Keela Kelly click here

Red Cry | Official Release |

Red Cry is an original, feature-length documentary film chronicling the lives of Lakota Elders and Oyate (people) in the face of ongoing genocide against the Lakota by government and corporate interests.

The incendiary film is the result of a historic collaboration between traditional Tetuwan Lakota Elders and Warriors from Pine Ridge Reservation and a growing group of native and non-native solidarity activists. In togetherness they are working to bring Lakota Elders — particularly Grandmothers — to the world stage to speak with their own voices to the International community.

Shot in high-definition digital over the summer of 2012 by the Lakota Solidarity Project, Red Cry is the centerpiece of educational outreach for Wagunpi Woashake Ikicupi (Elders Take Back Their Strength) and Stand Behind the Lakota Grandmothers solidarity movement. Extensively researched, the documentary advances the struggles of the Lakota in their own words, from their unique perspectives.

Red Cry premiered on April 1, 2013 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD in Lakota Territory. It was shown on consecutive nights in other cities as part of the Lakota Truth Tour.

Rosalie Little Thunder, Lakota – 9/19/49 – 8/9/14


Max Gail Jr. on the next “Make No Bones About It.” 8-10-2014 5pm


Max Gail, Secretary of the Board, is a teacher, actor, musician and director and has a degree in Economics from Williams College and an MBA from the  University of Michigan.  Max has been involved in social and environmental  activism for the last 30 years.  He also founded Local Access Places (LAP), which  was SEE’s first project.

Back in 1980, portable video was very new and I had been playing a cop in the Barney Miller TV show and spending the rest of my time on the life learning curve with AIM (American Indian Movement) and MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) activists. I felt there was a way to share the connectedness we humans have to each other and all of life that is expressed in the Lakota prayer Mitakuye Oyasin…”for all my relations.” Inspired by “on the road” story telling from Jack Kerouac to Charles Kuralt, and anticipating perhaps music videos and Real People/Real World TV, I collaborated with film makers, artists and activists to integrated audio video recording with our travels and gatherings throughout the year. I thought of it as a “docu-musical,” and called it “For All My Relations.” At the center were my two inspiring older brothers Floyd Red Crow Westerman and David Amram. A small piece of that video is in the wonderful film being premiered at the festival this year, “David Amram: The first 80 Years.” But it was all “too radical” for the ABC network at the time in a country that was swinging into the Reagan era.


Protect the Sacred: Save Hickory Ground -8-10-2014 at 4pm


Protect the Sacred:  Save Hickory Ground

(Oce Vpofv–o chee uh Bo fuh) 

We will be speaking to :

George Thompson Traditional Chief of Hickory Ground (Oce Vpofv –o chee uh Bo fuh)  over 40 years and recently appointed supreme court justice for the Muskogee Creek Nation will share the traditional view on things.

Suzanna Shown Harjo, Muskogee creek and Cheyenne. poet ,writer and native activist she is the president of Morning Star Institute has gotten back over a million acres for tribes wrote many sacred protection laws, has protected numerous sacred places, is on the frontlines over the mascot issue and many other native rights issues including saving hickory ground and burial grounds of the Muskogee people.

Brendan Ludwick, Kickapoo, attorney for Hickory Ground

Wayland Gray, Council member at Hickory Ground and Native Activist.

Robert Trepp,Muskogee creek and a Muskogee historian.

William Bailey former Poarch Creek citizen and council member,

Save Hickory Ground  webpage

Save Hickory Ground Facebook


Unci Rita Long-Visitor Holy Dance on “Make No Bones About It.” -August 3, 2014 at 5pm


Unci Rita Long-Visitor Holy Dance is the 2014 Host Unci (Grandmother) Tipi Ska Win (White Tipi Woman)Rita Long Visitor Holy Dance, Oglala Lakota of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. I invite you to the gathering of our council in the northern He Sapa (Black Hills), Spearfish, South Dakota, September 4-7. I am from the SW corner of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, SD.

I chose our sacred He Sapa as the place to host my gathering. This journey to my gathering has been a 10 winters journey. This vision and prayer that I walk with towards the September 2014 gathering is the vision and prayer of all grandmothers. It is our prayer that our future generations and all life on earth will have a beautiful world to live in and raise their families in peace.

Please join us.