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…
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.
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.
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!
20 year-old Quinault Member Jimmy Smith-Kramer was killed in an alleged racially-charged confrontation. Smith-Kramer was injured on Saturday and died from his injuries on Sunday May 28th, 2017.
Raven will be visiting with Cory Smith, Julian Petersen, Marco Black Sr., and maybe Micah Matsen, all from the Quinault Indian Nation. They are asking if you would be willing to come to Montesano Wa in Grays Harbor County August 22nd with them to support justice for Jimmy Smith Kramer. Tune in and hear the truth of what is going on and how we can help support them for seeking real justice.
Native flute player and artist has taken the journey home. R.I.P. Joseph FireCrow, prayers for the family. This Sunday, July 16,2017 we dedicate our show to him. We will play the interview we did with Joesph on ‘Make No Bones About It.’ Our interview was on October 23, 2011.
Seth Elsen is of Mohegan descent and a member of the Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin. He works for the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, creating projects and programs aimed at recovering our salmon populations and training our next generation of salmon stewards. In the past, he has worked with state and federal agencies, as well as tribal communities in resource management.
He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris with degrees in Tribal Resource Management and Policy, Political Science, and American Indian Studies.