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Tonight we will be sharing about honoring our Uncle Billy Frank Jr. 

Photo from Hank Adams and written by Hank Adams

Mark Hoover’s photo of Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) chairman Billy Frank Jr. (published 2017). Northwest Treaty Tribes, Peggen Frank There is presently a proposal pending before the Port of Olympia to rename Marine Drive west of Olympia’s East Bay as “Billy Frank Jr. Way”- with Petitions circulating in support of that action. Marine Drive ends in vicinity and site of the Protocols and Welcoming of Canoes for the respective Paddle to Squaxin Island Canoe Journey 2012 and the Paddle to Nisqually Canoe Journey 2016. The following is my statement in support of the Petitions for the renaming as circulated variously by Brian M Frisina, Freddie Xwenang Lane, Colleen Jollie, Peggen Frank and others:
“Billy Frank Jr. descends from honored 19th Century-born leaders of each the Squaxin Island and Nisqually Indian Nations whose ancestral boundaries touch in the waters of Budd’s Inlet west of Marine Drive. In December 2000, the Memorial and Life Celebration for “Jim” Heckman – the most significant non-tribal witness in the federal case of United States v. Washington (Boldt Decision 1974) – was held on East Bay Drive parallel to and in sight of the site where Heckman set up his Marine Drive USF&WS one-man office in 1962 near the KGY Radio tower and became one of Billy Frank Jr.’s closest friends and colleagues. Billy Frank’s last fishing arrest came not on the Nisqually River but rather at the floodgates connecting and separating Budd’s Inlet from Capitol Lake in Olympia. Billy Frank’s ‘formal schooling’ ended in attendance at Washington Junior High and Olympia High School – both in Olympia. That was noted when he was confirmed by the Washington State Senate in Olympia as a Trustee for The Evergreen State College to serve an extended term as Trustee from 1996 into 2003 under Governors Mike Lowry and Gary Locke. Additional to his work with 20 tribes’ Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) from 1977 until May 5, 2014, Billy Frank, Jr. was appointed by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire to serve as one of the co-Chairs of the original Puget Sound Partnership (along with Bill Ruckleshaus and Jay Manning) to lead “the region’s collective effort to restore and protect Puget Sound” – the “deep fjord estuary” extending from the U.S.-Canadian border southward through the broader Salish Sea and southwesterly to the environs of Marine Drive in Olympia, WA. Under U.S. Presidents Carter and Reagan, Billy was named to the diplomatic team negotiating conclusion of the 1985 ratified Pacific Salmon Treaty between the U.S. and Canada directed at limiting harvest interceptions of salmon returning home to all the waters of Puget Sound – and in the early 1990’s Billy was instrumental in convincing Third World Nations in the United Nations General Assembly to finally ban the “walls of death” fishing nets of up to 20-miles in length in open ocean international waters. In November 2015. Billy Frank, Jr., posthumously was awarded the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom (PMOF), by U.S. President Barack Obama. And BTW, Billy was a U.S. Marine. But more relevant to a renaming of “Marine Drive,” is the fact that Billy Frank, Jr., was a fisherman.”

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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

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.

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

Honoring Joseph FireCrow on “Make No Bones About It.” July 16th, 2017

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.

Standing with Standing Rock Fundraiser

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STANDING WITH STANDING ROCK

Monday September 26
Come show your support for Standing Rock as “Olympia Food CO-OP” and “Make No Bones About It.” Present the film “Trudell”!

6:30 pm doors / 7pm show
PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD!
at the door time of the film

@Capitol Theater
206 5th Avenue SE -downtown Olympia, Wa.
www.olympiafilmsociety.org

In this documentary filmmaker Heather Rae the engaging life story of Native American poet-prophet-activist John Trudell and his heartfelt message of active, personal responsibility to the earth, all of its inhabitants and our descendants.

Director: Heather Rae
more about John Trudell and the film –http://www.johntrudell.com/

Red Warrior Camp Legal Fund- Relatives we are actively working to get our brothers and sisters out! We appreciate all of your support! If you are able to continue supporting, please do so at:
https://www.generosity.com/fundraising/red-warrior-camp-legal-fund-nodapl

This event is sponsored by the Olympia Food Coop.Olympia Food Co-op logo

 

 

 

 

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Screening of Trudell

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Help support the healing of our dear sister, Joanne Shenandoah

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July – 2016

Sekon, Greetings and Peace,

Last summer I found my immune system was severely compromised. I had been exposed to deadly bacteria called CDIFF, which spread throughout my abdomen and affected my entire renal system, which damaged my liver and caused near blindness. I was on life support for 10 days in NY and since February 2016 I have been cared for by the Mayo Clinic in Florida and relatives and loved ones as their schedule would allow. I have battled this condition and endured physical demands I could never have imagined! I have survived because of your prayers and support.

This illness has also taken a great toll on my financial situation in every way. With extensive expenses, travel, food, lodging, car rental, over the counter medications and such has necessitated a serious appeal for financial support. Kindly consider sharing this message to those of you who may know or someone who may be able to help. Every contribution is TAX DEDUCTIBLE. Checks or money orders can be mailed to: Joanne Shenandoah, Box 450, Oneida, NY 13421, or Americu Credit Union, 280 Genesee Street, Oneida, NY 13421.

I could not be where I am now without your individual kindness and generosity. I am asking for you to share far and wide because additional support is needed as we approach the actual transplant. I have every intention of carrying on with my music once I am healed, and in fact have already begun some projects both book form and music as well.

Blessings to you all as we continue on our mission to heal our lovely planet by initiating environmental, spiritual, and physical changes for ourselves while securing happiness and peace for those yet unborn.

As we journey through life we are met with many challenges. Know that my love and joy continues to spread across the planet and I am eternally grateful for the blessings of this life and the wonders which lay beyond. Looking forward to sharing some new songs of hope for you soon.

My plan is to put together a Skype course for those who are interested in learning more about the music profession. An announcement will be made on my website soon. http://www.joanneshenandoah.com

To all of you I extend my appreciation and love. I carry your hopes and prayers in my heart and soul.

In respect to all living beings,

Joanne Shenandoah