Category Archives: Make No Bones About It


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Tiokasin Ghosthorse on the next “Make No Bones About it”. 3-2-2014 at 5pm


Tiokasin Ghosthorse is a celebrated activist who advocates for the indigenous rights of Native American and native people all over the world. He is from the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota, and is the host of First Voices Indigenous Radio on Pacifica Radio. Tiokasin has worked for many years pointing to how the ancient indigenous wisdom of his ancestors offers a unique perspective to the crises faced by our modern industrial civilization.

Learn about the MPA Tribal Governance Concentration here on KAOS 89.3 fm at the Evergreen State College with Puanani Nihoa, on Make No Bones About It. December 22, 2013 from 4:30-5pm.

Brief Summary for Puanani Nihoa:
2013 April: Currently I am the Assistant Director for the MPA Tribal Governance Concentration 2010-2013

(prior to April):Project Archivist: 2 yr. grant funded archival project finding aides were completed for the following collections; all has been web-published in the Northwest Digital Archives web-site:

*Guide to the Angela Gilliam Papers 1988-2003*

Guide to the Elizabeth Enslin Papers (small collection) 1994-1995*

Guide to the Janice Kido Papers 1989-2000*Guide to the Jovana Brown Papers 1981-1994*

Guide to the Kaye V. Ladd Papers 1975-1978*Guide to the Linda Moon-Stumpff Papers 1988-2001*Guide to the Louise Williams Papers 1966-2004*Guide to the Lovern King Papers 1990-1992*Guide to the Margaret Hunt Papers 1976-2000*

Guide to the MPA Tribal Governance Concentration 1980-2013*Guide to the Nancy Taylor Papers 1974-2004*

Guide to the Northwest Indian Applied Research Institute Records (NIARI) 1999-2012 [initial work has been completed, currently detail processing is being conducted to further expose material recently received-processing should be completed in the next month by an intern from San Jose University-Sarah Norton]*Guide to the Rebecca Goolsby Papers (small collection) 1994-1995*Guide to the Virigina Grant Darney Papers 1979-1993*

Guide to the Washington State Folklife Council Project Archive Collection 1983-1990 *Guide to the Winifred Ingram Papers 1938-19922008-2010 Attend MPA Tribal Governance Concentration-graduated with Master’s in Public Administration-Tribal Governance Concentration While attending school worked as a processing and project archivist 2007

Bachelors of Arts degree-TESC

Worked as Administrative Assistant for the VP of FAD at TESC

Concurrently volunteered as a processing archivist Prior to TESC: 5 years experience working as an Information Technology Analyst for a utilitarian software company (private) 20 years experience working as an Administrative/Executive Assistant (public & private sectors)

Personal: Native Hawaiian & non-traditional student-Member of the Hawaiian Civic Club in LaceyVolunteering as Processing Archivist Consultant currently

Greg Deal, of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe on “Make No Bones About It.” 4pm-4:30 pm 12-8-2013


Deal is a member of the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, an artist/activist and 14-year resident of the Washington, D.C. metro area. His visual work deals with issues of misappropriation, popular culture and various other issues in Indian Country. More recently, Deal has been working on a performance art piece called “The Last American Indian On Earth,” a project that deals with identity and stereotypes as well as illustrating the way the general American public sees, acts, treats and considers Native people by documenting it in photography and film. Deal has appeared in The Huffington Post both for his artistic work and social commentary, on local D.C. television debating the Native mascot issue, and on various radio shows around the country for his work and activism focused on Indian Country issues. He has emerged as an insightful and outspoken commentator on the social problems in Indian Country, particularly as they relate to Natives and non-Natives. Deal is married with 3 children.

Robert Upham, AKA- “Harlem Indian” – Make No Bones About It- 12-8-2013, 5:00-5:30pm


Robert is the Director of  Blue Pony Youth Program is one of many projects that Robert is involved it.  Learn more about what Robert is up too, Make No Bones About It- 12-8-2013, 5:00-5:30pm.

Robert Upham, AKA- “Harlem Indian” is a mixed blood American Indian from the Gros Ventre, Assiniboine, Dakota, Salish, Pend Oreille, and Adopted Blackfeet and Lakota. He grew up on the fort Belknap Indian Reservation near the town of Harlem, Montana. In 1994 upon the advice of his Uncle Floyd Red Crow Westerman, robert walked across the United States with Dennis Banks, co-founder of the American …Indian Movement. The walk was called the Walk For Justice and the purpose was to raise awareness of Leonard Peltiers imprisonment and the various issues across Indian Country.

He is an artist in the tradition of the Winter Count. His mediums are: Acrylic, Pen, Pencil and VIDEO. For the last 9 years he has used video to educate the public on the american Indian Cause.  He is presently Director of the Blue Pony Youth Program.  His major Project at this time is a movie called “the Harlem Indian Project- License to be Indian”.

His phone number is 360-581-8631 and his e-mail is:

We are now at the Crossroads​, please share Urgent

Listen we are all needed. from Paula Horne:

The Kogi from Columbia traveled and brought a message: The temple of life is now broken, we must awaken and stand for life, because the Chief of Chaos is now reigning. No longer is it just in our communities, it has spread in our water of l…ife, in our sacred air and broken our Mother Earth. People have come to a place of not caring and wanting to go out…

I think all people better pay attention, because no one is exempt, I still believe we as humans can make a change “All Nations, All Faiths, One Prayer”.


Nov. 8th Tepco will begin moving over 1000 dangerous fuel rods, many giving their lives to do it. 2001 WPPD statement ending from Chief Arvol Looking Horse, I think it fits this terrible scenario we are ALL facing about Fukashima: “You must decide. You can’t avoid it. Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind. Did you think the Creator would create unnecessary people in a time of such terrible danger? Know that you yourself are essential to this World. Believe that! Understand both the blessing and the burden of that. You yourself are desperately needed to save the soul of this World. Did you think you were put here for something less?” Below informational utube of what we are facing and the Elders statement.

The link below goes to the our visit.

We are now at the Crossroads​, please share Urgent.


Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, Chumash Elder – shares about Sukinanik’oy Festival

Sukinanik’oy is a Native American word meaning, “to bring back to life” A Spiritual Collective Art Festival Restoring the Cultural Beauty of the Chumash

Proceeds will go to paying land taxes for recently acquired land given to our local band of Native Americans, with the intent of building a NON PROFIT Community Educational and Cultural and Education Center; a native plant habitat, a tribal library and a place of honor for Native American Veterans

Company Overview
Barbareno/Ventureno band of Mission Indians (BVBMI) Currently accepting donations through CAUSE for paying property taxes acquired with the gifting back of land in Saticoy, CA.


On July 21st, 2012, the FIRST ANNUAL Festival of SUKINANIK’OY, a celebration of bringing Chumash History back to life in Ventura County, will be held at The Pottery Studio, 1804 E. Ojai Avenue, Ojai from 10 am to 8 pm. In fact, Sukinanik’oy is a Native American word meaning, “to bring back to life”. For the Barbareno/Ventureno band of Mission Indians (BVBMI), this is a day of celebrating the first…

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10:00-10:30 AM Opening Ceremony Julie Tumamait/ R. Bejarano

10:30-10:50 AM Ceremonial QiGong with live flute- Beth Leone

11:00-11:50 AM Smitty West /Three Amigos
12:00-12:30 PM J. Tumamait-Stenslie (Chumash stories…)

12:40-1:30 PM Raymond Powers, Shyla RaySunshine,
Chris B. Olds and Tony Shibumi

1:45-2:05 PM Sukinanik’oy speaker; Carol Janelle

2:10-2:30 PM Greg Bressani– Flute Spirit Journey

2:40-3:00 PM Erich Lenk- guitar/ song writer

3:10-3:30PM Dani Ma-guitar/ song writer
3:45-4:35 PM Restless Hillfillies- local female trio

4:45-5:10 PM Judy Piazza / drums

5:15-5:35PM Conner Jones Re-Introducing Native plants

5:45-6:05 PM Alyzabeth Rhiannon Anath (Dance)

6:15-6:40 PM Rafeal Bejarano- didgeridoo

6:45-7:05 PM Jam session-Rafeal Bejarano, Greg Bressani,
Dennis Connor
7:15-7:40 PM Red Hawk – FIRE CEREMONY

7:45-8:10 PM Elena Rios Aztec dancers

8: 15 PM DRUMMERS let loose….

Raven visits with Antoinette Nora Claypoole 2-19-2012 4PM

Raven visits with Antoinette Nora Claypoole as they talk about her new book ” Ghost Rider Roads.”

In 1981, Antoinette Nora Claypoole moved from Pittsburgh, Pa. to the coast of Oregon. Born in Rochester, N.Y., as a young girl shetraveled the world. With her “army officer” parents. From Taiwan during the first wave of Americans living there in the late, 1950’s. To Sandia Base, New Mexico during Pres. Kennedy’s visit to her grade school. When she arrived as a “hippy chick”, in Oregon, she met the American Indian Movement (AIM), at a time “Indians were still being arrested in small towns”.

Working with/for Indians in AIM has informed Antoinette’s writing life and art. Her first book, Who Would Unbraid Her Hair: the legend of annie mae (1999, dist. Clear Light Books, Santa Fe, N.M.) chronicled American Indian Movement activist Anna Mae Pictou Aquash’s life, murder and legacy. The book was placed in “permanent collection” at the Smithsonian Institute, Washington, D.C. Antoinette’s poems and literary non-fiction can be found in various places: sandstone dwellings and random literary journals. Taos, New Mexico is a one of Antoinette’s special homebases, while Ashland, Oregon is her literary birthplace and has been her home since the town had dusty roads and horses riding through it.

The fellowship award from Oregon Literary Arts (Creative Non-Fiction) which Antoinette received for her upcoming work on reviving the lost works of Louise Bryant (1885-1936) reflects her ongoing commitment to unsilencing, truth. Wild Embers, her small renegade literary press, has a vow. To publish stories before they are lost. Or forgotten. Ghost Rider Roads: American Indian Movement 1971-2011 collected/by Antoinette Nora Claypoole released in Jan. 2012 is Embers recent tribute to reviving lost histories.

Antoinette Nora Claypoole
from new book about old AIM
Ghost Rider Roads (release date Jan. 2012):

“This is a memory keeper book.

For all the reasons visionaries plant victory gardens and poets learn to hitchhike. This book emerges. A tapestry of landscape. Threads of a weave which began with the American Indian Movement (AIM) and extend into and beyond all humans pressing up against uncertainty.

Through the years defined here, via these writings, reading the entries here, the reader can feel what American Indian history of the second half of the 20th century looked like. And discover not only history, but reality, right now, which like a painted desert, sprawls through Indian Country.”

–Antoinette Nora Claypoole, from the Foreword to Ghost Rider Roads

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