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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

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Jimmy Hallum shares about Honoring the Women Memorial on “Make No Bones About It.” 5-17-2015, at 5pm

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  •  Jimmy Hallum, a Dakota 38 rider shared this story  with us. 78 winters old walked from Lower Brule, SD to Ft Thompson, SD.today . It is right around 14 miles. To honor the Dakota 38 and the 2 who were later drugged, kidnapped and later hanged. The grandmothers who suffered at Crow Creek. He said his grandfather was part of the first minnesota calvary from 1858 to 1864 that escorted the dakota out of minnesota. He was also present at the execution at Mahkahtoe or blue earth. He said he wanted to walk because his grandfather rode horseback while the Dakota walked in front. So he wanted to walk behind while the Dakota rode back into Minnesota. It was cold today but he also said the Dakota really suffered at the hands of the white man back then. I want to say nina pidamiya to him for what he did today. We need more like him. Thank you Jacob Farmer for being a human being.

 

Quanah Parker Brightman on KAOS Radio 89.3 fm on April 26, 2015 at 5pm

Quanah Parker Brightman in Washington D.C.

Quanah Parker Brightman is a Lakota Sioux and Creek Indian who was born in Oakland California. Quanah Brightman is the National President of United Native Americans Inc., a non-profit indigenous movement organization formed by Dr. Lehman L. Brightman in San Francisco, California in 1968 to promote the decolonization and unity of all Indigenous People.

In his capacity as member of UNA, Mr. Brightman has testified before the United Nations Listening Sessions and the U.S. Department of Education’s Urban Indian Education Listening and Learning Sessions and founded Idle No More in the San Francisco Bay Area. .

Quanah Parker Brightman has led and participated in many pro-indigenous protests, marches, and sit-ins throughout the United States. Mr. Brightman is a strong advocate against the many hate crimes that are affecting Indigenous people around the world. He advocates for the enforcement of all indigenous treaties made with the United States, reparations and accountability of the theft of tribal ancestral lands and natural resources, the protection of Native American sacred sites and burial sites, pro-indigenous curriculum to be taught in public schools (K-12), ending the use of the blood quantum, improving the negative image of indigenous people and ending tribal corruption in Indian gaming.

If you are interested in scheduling Quanah Parker Brightman to present a workshop or be a guest lecturer, please call (510)672-7187 or qbrightman75@hotmail.com

Good Shield Aguilar / 7th Generation Rise, on KAOS 89.3 fm, April 12, 2015 at 4pm

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GoodShield Aguilar is of Oglala lakota and Pasqua Yaqui origin. he has been a visual artist as long as he can remember, but discovered music as a teenager and he has made music and art a grounding point from which cultural identity could be expressed and environmental causes could be addressed, particularly with the yellowstone Buffalo (www.buffalofieldcampaign.org). Aside from playing as a solo acoustic artist, beating a driving bass drum while strumming a guitar and singing original song with native “chants” and spoken word, he can also be seen around the country (and recently, across the great pond) with drummer, Johnnie Martinez and flautist, Mignon Geli. In this instrumental arrangement, they can range from Funk, Rock, Reggae, Latin Soul and anywhere in between the 7 generations….

 

 

Charles Upham and Joanelle Romero, share on “Make No Bones About It.” April 12th, 2015 at 5pm

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Raven will visit with Charles Upham and Joanelle Romero, April 12th, 2015 at 5pm only on KAOS 89.3 fm.

Charles Upham a member of the Blackfeet Nation,  father of award-winning actress Misty Upham, and of owner of Reelworks Entertainment Group will be joined with Joanelle Romero of Apache, Cheyenne, Spanish and Jewish heritage is the founder of Red Nation Celebration .

We will be learning more about  Native Women in Film & Television Film Festival that happen recently(2015)  honoring his late daughter award-winning actress Misty Upham .

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Alan Parker, a Citizen of the Chippewa Cree Tribal Nation, on “Make No Bones About It.” 3-15-2015, 5pm

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Alan Parker, a Citizen of the Chippewa Cree Tribal Nation, serves as Adjunct Faculty for Tribal Students enrolled in the Indigenous Development and Advancement PhD program at Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi.

Alan Parker served as Staff Director, Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, Washington, DC, where was appointed by Senator Daniel K Inouye, Chairman of the Committee. His responsibilities as Staff Director included the development of a comprehensive legislative program for the Committee. Major legislative initiatives of the Committee during this time included the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act, the National Museum of American Indian Act, the Indian Self-Governance Act, the Native American Graves and Repatriation Act and the Indian Housing Act. In the 1980’s, Alan served as President, The American Indian National Bank, Washington, DC. The AINB was the only National Bank in the US owned and operated by Indian Tribes. Established in 1974, the Tribal Shareholders engaged in commercial banking serving a market of Tribal Business enterprises. Prior to this, he was appointed by Sen. James Abourezk and served as Chief Counsel, Select Committee on Indian Affairs, United States Senate, Washington, DC, from April 1977 until July 1980. The Select Committee was created to serve as the first independent legislative Committee within the US Congress with responsibility for all legislative proposals dealing with Native American issues and concerns. They also exercised congressional oversight authority over federal agencies and offices charged with US Trust Responsibilities and public services for the 350 Indian Tribal and Alaska Native communities located in the US. Major legislative activities conducted under Parker’s term in this office included The Indian Child Welfare Act, The American Indian Religious Freedom Act, and Tribal Colleges authorizing Authority as well as historical Indian Land and Water Rights Legislative Settlements.

Education Achievements: Parker attended UCLA School of Law, Los Angeles, California, where he received a Juris Doctor degree in June 1972. Parker’s work researching Tribal and State Court Relationships led to publication of his work in the University of Montana Law Review

Military Service: In June 1965 Parker was drafted into the US Army and was sent to Officer Candidate School where he received a commission as a Lieutenant in the Signal Corps and served until August 1968 when he was honorably discharged. Prior to being discharged he was awarded a Bronze Star medal for meritorious service under combat conditions in the Republic of South Vietnam.

Max Gail Jr. on the next “Make No Bones About It.” 8-10-2014 5pm

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Max Gail, Secretary of the Board, is a teacher, actor, musician and director and has a degree in Economics from Williams College and an MBA from the  University of Michigan.  Max has been involved in social and environmental  activism for the last 30 years.  He also founded Local Access Places (LAP), which  was SEE’s first project.

Back in 1980, portable video was very new and I had been playing a cop in the Barney Miller TV show and spending the rest of my time on the life learning curve with AIM (American Indian Movement) and MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy) activists. I felt there was a way to share the connectedness we humans have to each other and all of life that is expressed in the Lakota prayer Mitakuye Oyasin…”for all my relations.” Inspired by “on the road” story telling from Jack Kerouac to Charles Kuralt, and anticipating perhaps music videos and Real People/Real World TV, I collaborated with film makers, artists and activists to integrated audio video recording with our travels and gatherings throughout the year. I thought of it as a “docu-musical,” and called it “For All My Relations.” At the center were my two inspiring older brothers Floyd Red Crow Westerman and David Amram. A small piece of that video is in the wonderful film being premiered at the festival this year, “David Amram: The first 80 Years.” But it was all “too radical” for the ABC network at the time in a country that was swinging into the Reagan era.