Monthly Archives: August 2017

Support-Name Change to Billy Frank Jr. Way


Hi Relatives 

Been working on this for sometime now with the City of Olympia. The port says it needs to hear from you! Call and sign this petition. I so appreciate your help! 

Raven Redbone

Support-Name Change to Billy Frank Jr. Way

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Lisa Pemberton on Make No Bones About It. September 3rd, 2017 at 4pm


Lisa Pemberton (White Earth Chippewa) is a reporter and news team leader at The Olympian. She covers education, Thurston County government and breaking news. She has worked for the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs, the Department of Labor and Industries and The Seattle Times. Lisa’s parents are the late Jerry and Norma Pemberton, who helped lead (and in some cases create) drug and alcohol prevention programs for numerous tribes including Puyallup, Muckleshoot and Squaxin Island. She was raised in Washington State and has close ties to several Puget Sound tribes. Lisa and her husband Todd have three children, ages 10, 12 and 16. She has won several awards and was most recently honored with national awards from the Native American Journalists Association for stories on the Paddle to Nisqually (canoe journey) and controversial test tickets fired at JBLM that affected the Nisqually tribal community.

Art Durand on “Make No Bones About It.” September 3rd, 2017 at 5pm

About Art Durand 

Songs Come Down 

Art Durand has always maintained an honorable reputation in the Native American music community.

It is a privilege for us to highlight some of Art’s biographical information.

For over thirty years Art has performed for audiences large and small in the seven western states.

In 1986-87 Art hosted the White Mouse Radio Hour on Radio station KKUP fm in Cupertino CA.

1999-2004 Art hosted the two hour weekly radio program “Turtle Island” on KZSC fm, in Santa Cruz CA.

Contact Songs Come Down today at 425-760-0844 to request information, or browse our website for more information about Songs Come Down or the internet radio show.

BEARS PUBLIC INTRODUCTION

My name is Art Durand. Arthur, in Middle English means Warrior King. In Ancient Welch Arthur translates as “The Great Bear” Referring to the Big Dipper, those seven stars we see in the night sky. Twenty two years ago an Inupiat man gave me the name “Nanalq” White Bear and I am known by that name also.

I am an urban Indian, raised two generations and a thousand miles from my homeland.

My grandfathers Christian name was George Durand. I never learned his real name.

I left the Santa Cruz Mountains in 1979 with a back pack, seven dollars and change and an Appalachian Folk Dulcimer. I traveled the seven western states for eighteen years. Wherever I stopped, I fell in with Indigenous people who treated me most kindly. 

 

Thana Redhawk on”Make No Bones About It” August 20, 2017 at 4pm

THANA REDHAWK As an influential eloquent speaker, published poet and award winning spoken word artist, Thana Redhawk is a heaARTivist for the evolution in human consciousness. Through her poetry, music, activism and honoring sacred purpose in each being, she prays to empower others by decolonizing hearts through rEmbering what it means to be a human being. 
Thana currently hosts the radio show’s called Native Voices Radio on KPFN in Mendocino County, Ca and Native Nations Radio / Apache Radio broadcast via internet with the servers on sovereign Apache Territory. 
Thana is currently working on creating a new television channel “Indigenous Entertainment Television”, to bring indigenous content to the people, for the people, from the people. She is also the owner of Native Voices Media INC. and Human Intelligence Network Co-founder.
Thana is also a Board member of Native American Entertainment Coalition of California, Sacred World Peace Alliance (Protection of White Bison herd) both non profit organizations. As the Youngest Grandmother on the Grandmother’s Circle the Earth Council she feels we are here not to impress others, but to leave an inspired impression by keeping prayer strong, remembering everything is sacred and everything is related.

Here to plant fearless beauty of the healing of hearts, minds and spirits… we are the prayers of thousands of seeds the anceStars planted while singing the songs of creation…

Thana Redhawk

Marcus Grignon on “Make No Bones About It.” August 6th, 2017 at 5pm 

Marcus Grignon is Campaign Manager of HEMPSTEAD PROJECT HEART. 

This project is apart of John Trudell’s work on hemp. I hope you like the site. Marc will bring us up to date on this project and how we can help. 

Marcus’ professional career includes service as an advocate in the public sector. Marcus served the Obama Administration as a staff assistant for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Native American Affairs and as an AmeriCorps member for the Santa Fe Food Policy Council and Earthcare International. He began his federal career as a legislative intern for U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow in 2009. He is an enrolled member of the Menominee Nation in Keshena, Wisconsin. He is a recipient of the 2010 Brower Youth Award from the Earth Island Institute. 

Marcus holds a double associates degree in Tribal Law and Sustainable Development from the College of Menominee Nation and a Bachelor’s degree in Democracy and Justice Studies with a minor in First Nations from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. He holds various certificates in political management, lobbying, Indigeous Entreprenurship, and the Federal Budget Process from George Washington University, the Institute of American Indian Arts, and American University.

H.E.A.R.T.

Swil Kanim on “Make No Bones About It.” August 6th, 2017 at 4pm

ABOUT SWIL KANIM

Swil Kanim, US Army Veteran, classically trained violinist, native storyteller and actor, is a member of the Lummi Nation. 

Because of his unique ability to inspire audiences to express themselves honorably, Swil Kanim is a sought-after keynote speaker for conferences, workshops, school assemblies, and rehabilitation centers.

He travels extensively throughout the United States, enchanting audiences with his original composition music and native storytelling. His workshops, The Elements of Honor, are attended by people from all walks of life.

Swil Kanim considers himself and his music to be the product of a well supported public school music program. Music and the performance of music helped him to process the traumas associated with his early placement into the foster care system. 

Swil Kanim’s compositions incorporate classical influences as well as musical interpretations of his journey from depression and despair to spiritual and emotional freedom. The music and stories that emerge from his experiences have been transforming people’s lives for decades.

Swil Kanim

Re-airing Voices of Unity

Over the past few years I have tried two campaigns to fundraise for support I need to digitize 10 years of audio. I am looking to purchase an Apple computer for it ability to process high quality audio files. The last two campaigns I raised about 140.00 which paid for a year of SoundCloud access so I can place audio out there for folks to listen too. As things in my life are constantly changing things are opening up for me to get this collection uploaded which is for all humanity. If you do feel aligned with this project I would so appreciate your willingness to help so I can dedicate next few years to upload all that I have to share with our world community. Thanks again! Please share!