Monthly Archives: November 2014

Dakota Exile


Minnesota Video Vault | Dakota Exile |

Dakota Exile
Original Broadcast Date: 6/28/1996
Beginning in 1862, the federal and state government began to drive the Dakota people from Minnesota. The story of their exile is told through the words of Dakota elders and tribal historians.

Wa He Lut Indian Dancing Turtles perform at Labor & Industries agency .

Resplendent in traditional clothing and drums the Wa He Lut Indian Dancing Turtles give a noon performance Nov.13th at the Washington Dept. of Labor and Industries headquarters in Tumwater. Entertaining at L&I for the 14th year the young dance group’s performance was in conjunction with the agency’s annual remembrance of American Indian Heritage Month. staff video by Steve Bloom (By Steve Bloom – Staff photographer)

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Ed Johnston and Steve Robinson on KAOS 89.3 fm, November 9th, 2014 at 5pm


Ed Johnstone

Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson

November is American Indian Heritage Month 2014

November is National American Indian Heritage Month

It is a time to celebrate the rich cultural traditions and proud ancestry of American Indians and recognize …”the vital contributions that American Indians have made and continue to make to the strength, balance, tolerance, and diversity of our society.”

Native American Heritage Month 2014

Sharing Our Culture Through the Canoe Journey” Photo Exhibit by Denny Sparr Hurtado

The “Cultural Revival of the Canoe Journey” photo exhibit by Denny Sparr Hurtado, TacH mi acH t3n, a Skokomish Tribal member, will be on display November 4th, 2014, to November 30th, 2014, at the Department of Labor and Industries 7273 Linderson Way SW Tumwater, WA 98501

Sharing Our Culture Through the Canoe Journey

American Indian Heritage  Committee presents – Raven Heavy Runner of the Two Spirit Society shares on November 4th, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Room S130.

The return of the Wa He Lut Dancing Turtles, November 13th performance from 12:00p.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda.  

American Indian Heritage  Committee presents – Back to the River  November 20th. The film will be  12:00 p.m. to 1 p.m. with discussion in room S130.

The American Indian Heritage Month planning committee collecting clothing donations during November for Goodthinking .

email me if interested and I will email you the direction. Raven Redbone

E. D. “Marty” Martinez (MSG US Army Retired) Tonight at 4:30 pm-11-2-2014

E. D. “Marty” Martinez (MSG US Army Retired)

Born amongst humble means and a multiracial family I arrived in 1952 in the cityof Santa Barbara, CA.  Where my Father and Mother started their own bakery for the people of Santa Barbara.  I have two older and one younger sibling.  Lived inSanta Barbara until age five and then moved on to Anderson, CA where my father worked with family, at a bakery, there and later took a managerial baker position with the Safeway Company in Redding, CA.

An opening to a new store came about three years later and so at age nine we
moved to Paradise, CA where I literally grew up.  I was a child of the woods and
nature and spent every opportunity wondering the canyons and woods near my
home.  Active in scholastics, sports and spiritual pursuits.  Graduated from H.S.,
accepting a scholarship to UCLA.  Was an athlete and fraternity member during
my short stay.

Volunteered for the US Army in late 1971.  I entered the service, back then, as a
36C-Telephone Installer and Construction Lineman.  It seemed according to my
recruiter the only job open!!!  Got to basic and soon found out I was the old man
at 20!  Graduated from Basic and went to my Advanced Individual Training at Ft.Gordon, GA.

There fate intervened in the form of Airborne Recruiters wanting to know if some  of us wanted to jump out of perfectly good airplanes?  Well, being the curious lad
I am, I ended up volunteering to do just that.  The Army sent me to Ft. Benning, GA where I graduated from Airborne training.  While I was there, another curious thing happened, Special Forces Recruiters showed up at Jump School and asked if we  wanted to be, the best of the best?  Well, my sense of adventure got the best of me.

I volunteered for Special Forces training where I was immediately sent to Ft. Bragg, NC to begin my, best of the best, training.  Several months later I was fortunate enough to walk across the stage and receive my hard earned Green Beret.  I was  assigned to a unit in 7th Special Forces Group.  I asked my Sergeant Major if it was  possible to get to Southeast Asia before everything was over.  Knowing my curious self I didn’t want to waste all this training and not to have used it!

He said he could get me there, if and only if, I went to Ranger School.  So, being
me, I said sign me up!  Spent two and a half months back in Georgia at Ft.
Benning and earned my Ranger tab.  Got back to Bragg and my ticket was waiting. Thus, starting a 27 year military career.  Placed my footprints all across this Earth. Only one continent, I never managed to tread, Antarctica.  Flown over it, never placed my foot on it.

I am one of those natives that has actually been walking the road all along but
never realizing it until my awakening!  Always knew I had several tribes in my
background.  Until a little research showed I have Comanche, Cherokee,
Yaqui and Mayan.  I was blessed and honored to be asked to join the VA Sweat
Lodge Elder Council a few years ago.  Our Chief, Warren Guhl, has been on your
Show discussing the Inipi and our work there.  I am forever grateful for his asking, so, here we are!


Native American Special Observance 2014 Flyer