Tag Archives: Honoring

Adrian Sutherland of Midnight Shine on Make No Bones About It. May 19, 2019 4-5 pm

ADRIAN SUTHERLAND:

“One foot in the past, one in the here and now…”

— Lyrics from Northern Man by Midnight Shine

 

Adrian Sutherland is from the Mushkegowuk Cree community of Attawapiskat, situated on the coast of the James Bay in Northern Ontario. He’s a singer/songwriter and frontman for roots/rock band Midnight Shine, making ‘radio-friendly’ music that draws upon his personal experiences, while reflecting universal themes like family, home, love and loss. In addition to making contemporary music, Sutherland – who is fluent in Cree – is a traditional knowledge keeper. He teaches his children to hunt, fish, and survive on the land. He participates in spring and fall harvests, takes part in ceremonies, sings pow wow, and is a genuine example of someone who lives authentically. He is a father, grandfather, and hard-working husband, proud of who he is, and where he comes from. Setting Midnight Shine apart from other bands is the depth of Adrian’s exploration of his First Nations’ identity, values, and life in the North. Midnight Shine caught the attention of Ralph James from Toronto (APA Agency), one of Canada’s most renowned and respected booking agents. Ralph has since become Midnight Shine’s biggest industry champion, helping take their career to the next level. Adrian cares deeply about First Nations’ issues and his people of the North. He worked as a paramedic for many years, providing emergency response services all over Northern Ontario. He spent three years as Chief Executive Officer for Economic Development in Attawapiskat – a position he left in March to make more time for his music career, cultural obligations, and growing family.

 

A graduate of Northern College in Timmins, Adrian completed Business Management in 2014 with studies in accounting, human resource management, marketing, communications, and community relations. Prior to, he pursued the education and certification to become an Emergency Medical Technician. Adrian was nominated for a 2016 Premier’s Award from Colleges Ontario for the work he does in his community and his commitment to the North. Adrian believes in being a healthy role model for the next generation – through music, arts, and sports. He was thrilled to play hockey alongside other musicians and former NHL greats at the 2017 JUNO Cup in Ottawa. He is passionate about facilitating sessions for youth, ensuring that young people have access to education, opportunities, and cultural land-based learning. He was instrumental in bringing Toronto-based ArtsCan Circle to Attawapiskat, and gets great satisfaction from helping kids discover their talents. While Adrian’s home has been the subject of much negative media attention, he would like to change those perceptions through the work he is doing with Midnight Shine: “There are good stories to be told from Attawapiskat, and from all over the North. I hope we’re one of them.”

https://midnightshineonline.com/

Donell Barlow on “Make No Bones About It.” April 28, 2019 4pm Pacific

Donell Barlow is Yurok and an enrolled member of the Ottawa tribe, Otter clan. She currently resides in Spokane, WA working with Native youth, families, and communities as a certified Holistic Health Coach and Yoga teacher. Donell received her certification as a Holistic Health Coach six years ago from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. Her deep passion for working with the Native Youth utilizing traditional foods as medicine has been at the forefront for most of her work. Donell released “Medicine Tracks-A Memoir” in 2018, and is in the layout process of her children’s book “Bigfoot and Lightening Bug” to be released this summer. Donell enjoys offering a wide variety of skill-sets to her participants through seminars, webinars, and workshops.

http://donellbarlow.com/

Jack Gladstone on “Make No Bones About It.” April 28, 2019 5pm Pacific

Jack Gladstone is “Montana’s Troubadour.” An enrolled citizen of the Blackfeet Nation, Jack illustrates American Indian culture through a mosaic of music, lyric poetry, and spoken word narrative.

A former college instructor, Jack co-­‐founded Glacier National Park’s renowned lecture series, “Native America Speaks.” This program, established in 1985, is the longest continuously running indigenous speaker series in Park Service history. Jack has released fifteen critically acclaimed CDs. His latest release, “Native Anthropology,” garnered the prestigious “Best Historical Recording” from the Native American Music Association.

In the spring of 2013, Jack became the first Montanan to receive the C.M. Russell Heritage Award, given to honor his contribution to the “legacy, culture, and life of the American West.” That same year, Jack was inducted into the University of Washington Alumni Hall of Fame in the field of Speech Communications.

In 2014, Jack Gladstone and Friends were featured on Montana PBS, 11th and Grant with Eric Funk, sharing an Emmy for Arts and Entertainment. In early 2015, Jack was honored by the State of Montana with a Governor’s Humanities Award. In October, 2016, Jack garnered the prestigious “Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award” from the First People’s Fund and in December, 2016, the Governor’s Art Award.

https://www.jackgladstone.com/

Sharing Sami Culture on “Make No Bones About It.” April 21, 2019 4-6pm Pacific

Radio Event

Tune into KAOS 89.3 FM Olympia this Sunday April 21, 2019 from 4-6pm PST for the show, Make No Bones About It. Raven Redbone will be hosting Pacific Sámi Searvi President (Julie Whitehorn), Astri Dankertsen (Sámi professor from Bodø, Norway), and myself!

We will be discussing Sámi history, culture, and politics, as well as playing contemporary music representing the languages of Northern

Sámi, Lule Sámi, Skolt Sámi, Inari Sámi, Ume Sámi, and Kildin Sámi. Skolt, Inari, Ume, and Kildin are critically endangered languages, and this music has never been broadcasted in the U.S.

We will be sharing unpublished poems from Sámi multi-artist and activist, Niillas Holmberg. We will also be interviewing Sámi politician and activist, Beaska Niillas live on air.

For those of you who are out of range you can stream the show live here:

https://www.kaosradio.org/listen

Post recorded archives can be found here:

https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/schedule/kaos

Tonight January 13, 2019

Tonight we dedicate our show to Chairman David Lopeman. Rest in Power!

Tonight 4-4:30pm Pacific we will visit with to Unist’ot’ en Clan member Karla Tait, learn about the violence against Wet’suwet’en people, and how it fits into the big picture of colonialism in Canada.

Than from 5-6pm we will be visiting with Bridget Ray and Earth Sovereign about the up coming MMIW Marches in Olympia and Seattle.

“Make No Bones About It.” Sunday’s 4-6pm

Image by Dennis Walsh

Robby Romero on “Make No Bones About It.” September 16, 2018 5pm

BORN ON THE REZ ~ RED THUNDER

Robby Romero

THE NEW TRACK BORN ON THE REZ

Produced by four time grammy winner DON WAS

featuring Ojibwa Warrior Dennis Banks and

the legendary Kris Kristofferson

COMMEMORATES 25TH ANNIVERSARY RED THUNDER RELEASE

The 25th Anniversary release of Robby Romero’s groundbreaking and critically-acclaimed debut RED THUNDER features the new track, BORN ON THE REZ produced by four time Grammy Award winning musician, record producer, and record executive, Don Was. BORN ON THE REZ was recorded at Capitol Records Studios with three time Grammy Award winning music engineer Ed Cherney. The new track features a host of famed upcoming and legendary award winning artists and Water Protectors including Jim Cox on piano/vocals, Gary Farmer on blues harp/vocals, Jim Keltner on buffalo drums/rattles/vocals, Danny “Kooch” Kortchmar on guitar/vocals, Robert Mirabal on pueblo flutes/vocals, Robby Romero on acoustic guitar/pueblo rattles/vocals, and Don Was on upright bass/vocals. The Water Protector Choir includes Victoria Asher, Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Frances Fisher, Tina Malia, Bob Neuwirth, Dakota Romero, Chris Stills, Kholan Studi, Jimmy Lee Young, Raye Zaragoza, and the Great Ojibwa Warrior Dennis Banks and three time Grammy Award winner, Golden Globe winner and Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Kris Kristofferson.

The 25th Anniversary also includes remastered original recordings, a remix/remastered version of the Indian Country hit single HEARTBEAT by Grammy Award winning musician, producer, engineer, Steve Addabbo (with Al Kooper on piano, and Ataahua PaPa and Dakota Romero on backing vocals), and Robby’s American Indian stereo-type breaking PSA that won the 1993 CableAce Award as part of MTV’s ‘Free Your Mind’ campaign.

Robby Romero, rose to prominence in 1990 with the global broadcast of his first internationally televised music picture campaign, IS IT TOO LATE and with his designation as a United Nations Ambassador Of Youth For The Environment. Robby’s innovative music pictures broadcast on MTV and VH1 introduced Native Rock Music to the music television generation. His stereotype-breaking public service announcements and politicized rockumentary films catapulted him into an arena of his own making. Robby’s work has premiered at the United Nations and on national and international networks from Sundance TV to SABC Africa.

In 2016, Robby joined the Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) and Water Protectors on the front-lines of an historic Indigenous resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline—an oil pipeline snaking through 1851 treaty land adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota. Inspired by passion, wisdom, and courage Robby wrote BORN ON THE REZ, the first in a series of singles and music pictures to be released in support of the Native Children’s Survival #Honor1851Treaty campaign.

“We’re on a journey to create a wave of momentum for the 50th Anniversary of The “Trail of Broken Treaties” caravan to Washington, D.C., September 17, 2022 — and to generate over a million petition signatures to #Honor1851Treaty and #RightTheWrong of at least one of the more than 500 broken treaties made with Native Nations.” – Robby Romero

The Oceti Sakowin Homelands Premiere of the BORN ON THE REZ music picture will be held on 23 September at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Robby Romero

Pualani Case on” Make No Bones About It.” September 9th, 2018 4pm

Pualani Case, born and raised  on the Island of Hawai’i surrounded by the high mountains of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai and Kohala, the fresh waters of Kohakohau and Waikoloa and the plains of Waimea. Pua’s life path and purpose has led her to become a Kumu Hula, a teacher of traditional dance and chant, and  a teacher of the ways, culture and traditions of the kanaka maoli or native peoples of Hawai’i. With a degree in Hawaiian Language and culture, and a teaching degree in Social Studies, interwoven with the traditional teachings, philosophies and expectations from her kupuna or elders, Pua has integrated ‘Ike Hawai’i or Hawaiian knowledge and lessons into the public school system for over 30 years.

Pua and her ‘ohana, her family are active as spiritual and cultural leaders in and beyond their community. They are an integral part of  the protocol and ceremonies for Na Kalaiwa’a, Moku o Keawe Makali’i Voyaging Canoe, as well as for Hokule’a and other Pacific Island Voyages. Pua sits on various educational and cultural boards including the Waimea Hawaiian Civic Club, Waimea Community Education Hui, and MKEA, Mauna Kea Education and Awareness. Pua and her family are petitioners in the Contested Case hearing filed on behalf of Mauna Kea Mountain. As a representative of the Mauna Kea ‘Ohana Na Kia’I Mauna, Idle No More Hawai’i Warriors Rising and Idle No More Mauna, Kea she and her family have traveled throughout the continent, to Europe and various places across the Pacific to network, support and address the issues and challenges facing sacred places and life ways of the people of HawaiʻI and beyond Hawaii. In the past two years, Pua has represented the Mauna Kea Movement in  Aotearoa as a keynote speaker at the He Manawa Whenua Conference at Waikato, and in California in support of the Winnemem Wintuʻs efforts to bring back the salmon to the McCloud. She has stood on the frontlines in North Dakota at Standing Rock and Sacred Stone Camps with fellow Mauna Kea Protectors in support of the Native Americans stance on keeping pipelines out of their rivers. In October, Pua was featured at Indigenous Day Celebrations in New York City and was a guest speaker at the University of New York on Movements and Alliance Building between Native Peoples. This work is a one of commitment, dedication, passion and a mission to weave the relationships and strengthen the alliances with peoples everywhere for the highest good for the earth.