Monthly Archives: January 2015

Join us on “Make No Bones About It”, for an On the Air Reunited after 29 yrs. February 8th at 5pm


Join us on “Make No Bones About It.” February 8th, 2015 at 5pm  for the on air  reunited after 29 years to the date we hear from GW Galbreath & Michael Lane.

GW Galbreath & Michael Lane  – the original co-hosts of Indian World (1986) GW Galbreath & Michael Lane – which became the Indigenous Peoples Network which became View From The Shore. Michael is back at Evergreen teaching in the MPA program.

Eddy Lawrence on “Make No Bones About It.” 2-1-2015 at 4pm


Eddy Lawrence

Image from : Palmer Street Coffeehouse, Plattsburgh, New York, 2009

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Eddy Lawrence spent a decade in New York City before settling in the North Country of New York State in 1992. His songs and recordings have garnered critical praise in many publications, including Dirty Linen, Acoustic Guitar, The Village Voice, CMJ, Folk-Roots, Performing Songwriter, New Country, and Sing Out!.

Eddy has appeared at clubs, coffeehouses, and festivals across North America, both as a headliner and as an opening act for many well-known artists. These days, he performs in concert with his wife, Kim, who accompanies him on upright bass. The duo has recently released a new all-acoustic CD called “My Second Wife’s First Album”. The recording is their first together and the ninth album of Eddy’s original songs.

Eddy first gained attention in New York City’s thriving East Village music scene of the early 1980s. He got his start with the seminal NYC roots-rock band, LESR, before releasing his first solo album, “Walker County” in 1986. That LP was an acoustic homage to his home state of Alabama, recorded in his Lower East Side walk-up apartment, using sparse instrumentation: acoustic guitar, mandolin, and bass. For the next 15 years, Eddy worked the folk music circuit, playing coffeehouses, festivals, and clubs in support of the acoustic albums he was releasing. He mainly toured in the Northeastern US, but sometimes traveled farther afield and crisscrossed the US several times. “Going to Water”, released in 2001, harked back to his rock and roll days, featuring electric guitars, bass, and drums. In 2004 he released “Inside My Secret Pocket”, an album that featured both acoustic and electric material.

Shortly after the release of “Secret Pocket”, Eddy scaled back promotion of his own albums and songwriting in order to focus on producing recordings by Native American artists, several of which were released on his own Snowplow label. These CDs, which he produced, arranged, recorded, and played on, were well-received in Indian Country and two of them were nominated for Native American Music Awards (NAMMYs).

With “My Second Wife’s First Album”, Eddy has reentered the world of the singer-songwriter, returning to the acoustic sounds that first brought attention to his music back in the 1980s. Growing up in Alabama, with deep roots in the red clay of then-rural Walker County, Eddy was immersed in the old-time folk, country, blues, and bluegrass traditions that flourished there. He has called the area where he came from “the place where the Appalachians meet the Delta”, in reference to the musical melting pot that fused traditional European and African elements, spawning the folk, blues, gospel, rock, and soul music that heavily influenced popular music worldwide in the latter half of the twentieth century.

Eddy’s songs have appeared on many compilation albums, including NPR’s “Car Talk Car Tunes” and nine Fast Folk albums, which have been acquired by the Folkways division of the Smithsonian.

Venues where Eddy has performed include: The Birchmere, the Bluebird Café, The Bottom Line, Bound for Glory, Caffe Lena, Johnny D’s, Middle East Nightclub, Minstrel Coffeehouse, Ram’s Head Tavern, Roaring Brook Concerts, Vancouver Folk Music Festival (main stage) and many others.

Eddy Lawrence – Bio

LIVE performance of Métis music with fiddlers Sono Hashisaki of Seattle & Jamie Fox of Montana.

Tune into KAOS Sunday Jan. 25th, 2015  from 4-6pm on “Make No Bones About It” with Raven Redbone for a LIVE performance of Métis music with fiddlers  Sono Hashisaki of Seattle & Jamie Fox of Montana.

Metis Fiddle Flyer

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 Photo by Steve Zemke.

BIO for Sono Hashisaki


Jamie Fox – Bio


Will also be joined by Alex Lamoureux , Metis from Canada


Alex has been following his mom Patti around to old time dances growing up, and has always had a fiddle in his hand for as long as he can remember. Alex is currently the 4 time Manitoba fiddle Champion, 5 time Manitoba Metis fiddle champion, 2013 Grand North American fiddle champion, and has placed in the top 10 four times at the Canadian Grand Masters. Alex loves to teach, and perform regularly across Canada, and in 2010 performed at the First Medal Ceremony at the Olympics in Vancouver.

American Indian Lobby Day 2015

Robert Satiacum and Robert Upham 

American Indian Lobby Day 2015 Flier

2015 Flier

Some of the Bills to look for

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Please contact Yellowstone Superintendent Dan Wenk and tell him to release the buffalo and to cease further capture operations.

America’s last wild buffalo are right now being trapped for slaughter along Yellowstone’s northern boundary. These capture for slaughter operations are happening even as state and treaty hunters are shooting buffalo that migrate into Montana.  Such management actions are driven by Montana’s bison-intolerant livestock industry, intolerance that is codified in the statute: MCA 81-2-120, a law crafted by the livestock industry that needs to be repealed.

This is what takes place in Yellowstone’s Stephens Creek bison trap, whereever members of America’s last wild buffalo population are being held torture in the squeeze chute of the trap.  Injuries are caused, families torn apart, as buffalo are run through the gauntlet then shipped to slaughter simply because cattle interests refuse to share the land.  
Yellowstone is again being very secretive and refuse to disclose how many buffalo have so far been captured. Buffalo Field Campaign patrols in Gardiner were able to get a count of approximately 145 buffalo in an outer holding pen.

Yellowstone’s press release states that they aim to remove “800 to 900 bison that migrate out of the park’s northern boundary this winter to reduce population growth and to reduce the potential for a mass migration of bison into Montana.”

With all of the holes in their brucellosis argument, they are now killing ecologically extinct wild buffalo in the name of population control.

The Yellowstone buffalo are America’s last wild, migratory herds and the most important bison population that exists. They are the last to identify as a wildlife species and are ecologically extinct throughout their native range. They’ve been added to the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Red List for being “threatened with near extinction,” and even Montana designates the species “in greatest conservation need” with conditions “making [bison] vulnerable to global extinction.”

Buffalo Field Campaign and Friends of Animals Wildlife Law Program filed an emergency rule-making petition (LINK) with the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service to stop Yellowstone’s planned slaughter before it had a chance to begin. This petition was filed in September, and, to date, has been completely ignored by the government.

TAKE ACTION TODAY and please urge your friends, family and colleagues to do so as well.  Thank you!



Stephany Seay from The Buffalo Field Campaign and Brian Ertz from Wildland Defense speak with Raven Redbone host of “Make No Bones About It.”

Stephany Seay

Brian Ertz

Raven Redbone

Stephany Seay of Buffalo Field Campaign shares on KAOS 89.3, 1-11-15 at 5pm

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Buffalo Field Campaign

* Update from the Field

Very dark and burly baby buffalo donning its winter coat. BFC photo by Stephany. Click photo for larger image.

Happy New Year Buffalo Friends! Let us hope – and act to ensure – it is a good one for wild buffalo.

At the time of this writing, the field remains quiet. But this will likely change very soon. Winter has finally arrived bringing frigid air and accumulating snow. The deepening snow will drive the buffalo down into lower elevations, where rifles and capture facilities await them. BFC and Friends of Animals Wildlife Law Program filed an emergency rule-making petition to stop the slaughter but the government has yet to respond.

Once the killing begins, scenes like this will be common. BFC photo by Stephany. Click for larger image.

All wild buffalo defenders must prepare for a busy season. It’s going to take all of us to apply the necessary pressure to stop the slaughter. You can begin by taking action to support Endangered Species Act protection for these gentle giants. You can also email and call Yellowstone National Park Superintendent Dan Wenk and tell him to stop the slaughter before it begins / 307-344-2002.


Robert A. Williams Jr. on “Make No Bones About It.” Another Perspective on American Indian Law. 1-11-15 at 4pm

Robert Williams

Robert A. Williams, Jr. is the E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Chair of the University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program. Professor Williams received his B.A. from Loyola College (1977) and his J.D. from Harvard Law School (1980). He was named the first Oneida Indian Nation Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (2003-2004), having previously served there as Bennet Boskey Distinguished Visiting Lecturer of Law. He is the author of The American Indian in Western Legal Thought: The Discourses of Conquest (1990), which received the Gustavus Meyers Human Rights Center Award as one of the outstanding books published in 1990 on the subject of prejudice in the United States.  He has also written Linking Arms Together: American Indian Treaty Visions of Law and Peace, 1600-1800 (1997) and Like a Loaded Weapon: The Rehnquist Court, Indian Rights and the Legal History of Racism in America (2005). He is co-author of Federal Indian Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed., with David Getches, Charles Wilkinson, and Matthew Fletcher, 2011). His latest book is Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization (Palgrave Macmillan 2012). The 2006 recipient of the University of Arizona Koffler Prize for Outstanding Accomplishments in Public Service, Professor Williams has received major grants and awards from the Soros Senior Justice Fellowship Program of the Open Society Institute, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the National Institute of Justice. He has represented tribal groups and members before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Peoples, the United States Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada. Professor Williams has served as Chief Justice for the Court of Appeals, Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservation, and as Justice for the Court of Appeals and trial judge pro tem for the Tohono O’odham Nation. He was named one of 2011’s “Heroes on the Hill” by Indian Country Today for his human rights advocacy work as Lead Counsel for the Hul’qumi’num Treaty Group of Canada before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.