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Global Economic Challenges with Chief Phil Lane Jr. and Sylvia Demarest on Make No Bones About It. August 23, 2015 5pm


Chief Phil Lane Jr. (Philip Nathan Lane, Jr.) (born 1944) is a traditionally recognized Hereditary Chief and Elder. He is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, and is a citizen of both Canada and the United States.  For more info visit site: http://www.fwii.net/


Sylvia M. Demarest is a lawyer in Dallas, Texas focusing on various areas of law. Sylvia, is one of the top 10 lawyers in the country. Name of her practice is Demarest and Giunta Pllc/Attorney.

Raven visits with Chief Phil Lane Jr., 3-16-2014 at 5:00pm

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Chief Phil Lane Jr. is a traditionally recognized Hereditary Chief and Elder. He is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, and is a citizen of both Canada and the United States

Chief Beau Dick visits with Raven Redbone, 3-9-2014 at 4:30 pm


Beau Dick


(1955- )

Beau Dick was born in Alert Bay on the Northern tip of Vancouver Island and was raised in the neighbouring Kwakwaka’wakw village of Kingcome Inlet. The isolation of the remote villages slowed down the processes of cultural destruction, which had devastated many other villages on the coast. Many of the Kwakwaka’wakw master artists, including Willie Seaweed, Charlie James, and Mungo Martin as well as Beau’s father Ben Dick and grandfather James Dick carried the art and culture through the period of cultural assimilation and transition to become among the first carvers to receive recognition as “name” artists beyond the cultural definition. They also carried the wealth of songs, dances, and ceremonial rites, which were passed on to the dedicated young artists such as Beau who was among the first artists of the modern era. Alert Bay remains a cultural centre as well as producing such noted artists as Wayne Alfred, Russell Smith, Bruce Alfred and Doug Cramner.

Beau’s first carving was a miniature totem pole based on the pole his father carved to commemorate the visit of King George XI. His father also carved the largest freestanding totem pole (173-feet) to commemorate Canada’s centennial in 1967.

Beau moved to Vancouver to complete high school. He became interested in painting and produced several large canvases in a naturalistic style representing Kwakwaka’wakw mythological figures and ceremonial dancers. He continued to carve and received several important commissions while still a young artist; he painted the dance screen for the Cape Mudge museum and was among the youngest artists chosen for the Legacy Exhibition.

The Legacy Exhibition (documented in the book The Legacy—Traditions and Innovation in Northwest Coast Indian Art by Peter Macnair) hosted by the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria (1972) was one of the first major exhibitions to focus on contemporary artists. The exhibition traveled until 1982. The exhibition and catalogue became a major resource for the growing collector base interested in contemporary Northwest Coast art. Beau exhibited two works, a Noohmahl (fool dancer) and a Tuxw’id or Kominicka mask both carved in the powerful tradition of the War Spirit Ceremony. These masks were instrumental in building the market for the more powerful and darker subjects of the Kwakwaka’wakw traditional ceremonies.

Beau is a prolific and respected artist. He was chosen to carve the large four way split transformation mask for the Canadian Pavilion at Expo ‘86 in Vancouver, British Columbia, now in the collection of the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec. He was also commissioned to carve a major eleven-figure pole by the City of Vancouver for Stanley Park.

©2001 Spirit Wrestler Gallery

Raven visits with Chief Phil Lane Jr. 12-23-2012 at 4pm


Although an accomplished athlete and an acclaimed film producer, Phil Lane Jr.’s life has, first and foremost, been an exercise in fostering human relations and community development. Native American and a hereditary Chief – of the Yankton Dakota and Chickasaw tribes – Lane has dedicated himself for over four decades to the pursuit of equality for the indigenous peoples of four different continents, including Africa. Born at the Haskell Indian Residential School, Lane grew up understanding, firsthand, the economic, spiritual, and political struggles of native groups. With that understanding, Lane chose, as an adult, to begin his career as an educator, speaking to students of all levels and ages about the culture and history of Native American peoples. In 1982, he was a founding member of the organization for which he still works as International Coordinator: Four Worlds International, a non-profit that brings unites the peoples of multiple tribes in development efforts. Ten years after the founding of Four Worlds, Lane was named the recipient of the prestigious Windstar Award for his tireless dedication toward a sustainable future for indigenous people on a global level. Lane was the first and, to date, only Native American to have ever been distinguished with the elite honor. Several years of guiding native communities toward a more prosperous and holistic life experience inspired Lane to write a novel as well as produce multiple television programs and films, including the award-winning series “Walking with Grandfather.” With a keen sense of responsibility and an undying respect towards the tribes into which he was born, Lane is tirelessly focused on the well-being and sustainability of native peoples in North America and around the world.

“In all of our actions, we must seek to be living examples of the changes we wish to see in the world. By walking the path, we make the path visible”

“The greater the difficulty in our path, the greater the opportunity for our growth and ultimate victory; we can always become more than we have ever been.”

Resume of Phil Lane, Jr.: http://www.4worlds.org/4w/resume/philresume.htm

Phil Lane Jr. Reflects on Working Toward Peace: http://www.scu.edu/ethics/architects-of-peace/Lane/essay.html
Swiss Foundation for Freedom and Human Rights: http://www.4worlds.org/4w/SWISS%20AWARD/laudatory.html

Chief Phil Lane Jr – International Indigenous Leadership Gathering 2012

The Fulfillment of Indigenous Prophecies, Alberta Tar Sands, Rio+20, Unceded Territory, Broken Treaties,International Legal Order, Canadian Legal Order, International Legal Order and the upcoming “Avatar Moment” For more info, visit http://www.iilg.ca/

Make No Bones About it

Indigenous Prophecies and 2012, the Intergenerational impact of Global Colonization and the Way Forward – The Reunion of the Condor and Eagle and the 4th Way.-Next on ” Make No Bones About It.”

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Join Raven with his guest Phil Lane Jr. discuss the Indigenous Prophecies and 2012, the Intergenerational impact of Global Colonization and the Way Forward – The Reunion of the Condor and Eagle and the 4th Way.-Next on ” Make No Bones About It.”

Phil Lane Jr. is a member of the Yankton Dakota and Chickasaw tribes and is an internationally recognized leader in human and community development and is a traditionally recognized hereditary Chief. He was born at the Haskell Indian Residential School where his mother and father met and attended school.

Since 1968, Phil has been working with Indigenous people in North, Central and South America, Micronesia, Thailand, India, Hawaii and Africa. He served 16 years as Associate Professor and Founder and Coordinator of the Four Worlds Development Project at the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. In July, 1994 the Four Worlds International Institute for Human and Community Development was established as an independent institute. In July, 1995 Four Directions International was incorporated as the economic development arm of the Four Worlds International Institute.

Presently Phil is President of Four Directions International and serves as the International Coordinator for the Four Worlds International Institute for Human and Community Development. Phil, also, serves as Chairman of the Four Directions Information Systems Corporation, an Aboriginal Information Technology business initiative launched in December of 1996 and is a member of the International Board of the WETV Corporation. Phil is also an adjunct professor at the Canadian Center for Management Development specializing in Aboriginal governance systems and diversity training.

With Phil’s guidance and applied experience, The Four Worlds International Institute has become an internationally recognized leader in human and community transformation because of the institute’s unique focus on the importance of culture and spirituality in all dimensions of human and community development. Four Directions International is dedicated to the development of sustainable economic enterprises that support wholistic, political, social, cultural, environmental, spiritual and educational development.

Phil Lane Jr. Resume