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Indigenous Peoples Day 2015

Citizens urge Olympia to recognize Indigenous People’s Day in 2015

Olympia’s first Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration set for Oct. 12

Olympia to honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Indigenous Peoples Day pays respect to Olympia’s tribal past, present and future

Downtown Olympia mural honors Native American activist Leonard Peltier

Olympia’s first Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration set for Oct. 12 -From Olympian Newspaper

Victory Song

Victory Song

BY ANDY HOBBS
Staff writer

Olympia’s first Indigenous Peoples’ Day will be celebrated Monday with a tribute to the area’s Native American heritage.

The family-friendly event will run from 4-8 p.m. at Sylvester Park, located at Capitol Way and Legion Way in downtown Olympia. Representatives from local tribes, including Lummi, Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin, Quileute and others, are scheduled to speak.

Olympia recently joined a short list of cities to declare the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. This date is typically observed as Columbus Day, a legal holiday in some states that honors the arrival of European explorer Christopher Columbus in the Americas.

However, history often glosses over the atrocities associated with the arrival of Europeans: slavery, genocide and the brutal exploitation of Native Americans.

“Most Americans are in complete denial of what happened here in the Americas,” said Brian Frisina, also known as Raven Redbone, who hosts a weekly radio program about indigenous peoples on KAOS-89.3 FM. “It was a big step for the city of Olympia to make that move toward healing and reconciliation with the tribes.”

The seeds for the local Indigenous Peoples’ Day were planted in October 2014, when organizer Lucas Anderson and several supporters urged the Olympia City Council to rename Columbus Day.

One year later, Anderson is amazed at the way Olympia has embraced the concept. He hopes to see the movement spread across Washington.

“That shows a lot of people are more educated and aware of some of the things that are misportrayed in history,” he said. “Olympia is really smart to just go ahead and do this now.”

Monday’s event will start with a welcome from the Nisqually and Squaxin tribes along with songs from the Squaxin Island Drum Group, according to organizers. Other participants will include:

▪ Nancy Shippentower-Games, a tribal leader with the Puyallup Nation.

▪ State Sen. John McCoy, a Democrat from the Tulalip Nation who successfully pushed for teaching tribal history in the state’s public schools.

▪ Swil Kanim of the Lummi Nation, who is a violin virtuoso, native storyteller and actor.

▪ DouGlas Skarhoniatai of the Mohawk Nation, who will share songs and debut “Uncle Billy Says.”

▪ Olympia resident Ben Sittingbull of the Lakota Nation.

▪ The Native Student Alliance from The Evergreen State College.

▪ Olympia Mayor Stephen Buxbaum and Mayor Pro-tem Nathaniel Jones.

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Indigenous Peoples Day 2015

Indigenous Peoples Day

Why is that so important? … It means that we have made a very large part of the world recognize who we are and even to stand with us in solidarity in our long fight. From now on, children all over the world will learn the true story of American Indians on Columbus Day instead of a pack of lies about three European ships.”

– Jimmie Durham, 1977

Since the invasion of Turtle Island our Indigenous Peoples have been under attack. Columbus represents genocide, raping, boarding schools and the displacement of our Indigenous Peoples. For my family and me, we are working toward social justice and human rights for all Indigenous Peoples. We promote, highlight and recognize the necessity of Indigenous wisdom for humanity survival.

“Indigenous Peoples Day” reimagines Columbus Day and transforms a celebration of a known murder of our Indigenous Peoples into an opportunity to expose historical truths about the genocide and oppression of indigenous peoples in the Americas. It is time for us to recognize and celebrate indigenous resistance. It is time we stop the genocidal attack of Mama Earth and the Original Peoples of this world if we are going to survive. It is time for us all to start the healing. “This is in the spirit of Billy Frank, Jr.”

October 12th, this year in Olympia will be an evening of sharing words from our Tribal Nations and City Officials. We will be starting with our local Indigenous Peoples: Lummi, Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin, Quileute, and beyond. We will be starting the evening with a welcome from representatives from Nisqually and Squaxin followed with songs from Squaxin Island Drum Group. Throughout the evening we will be hearing from Native voices: Nancy Shippentower, Puyallup Nation, John McCoy, Tulalip Nation, DouGlas Skarhoniatai, Mohawk, and Swil Kanim, Lummi Nation. We will also be hearing from Stephen Buxbaum, Mayor of Olympia and Nathaniel Jones Mayor Pro- tem. Before the evening is over we will finish with an open mic for the remainder of time.

Join us at Sylvester Park, Capital Way S & Legion Way SE, Olympia,

Washington 98501

October 12th, 2015, 4-8 pm

Follow us on facebook :

https://www.facebook.com/events/716865201723007/

Brian Frisina aka Raven Redbone, hosts a weekly local Indigenous Peoples

Radio program called “Make No Bones About It” on KAOS radio 89.3 FM here in the

Olympia. Contact: Brian Frisina, ravenredbone@gmail.com

More info on www.ravenbone.com and www.kaosradio.org

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Indigenous Peoples Day 2015 Olympia

 

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Indigenous Peoples Day

Why is that so important? … It means that we have made a very large part of the world recognize who we are and even to stand with us in solidarity in our long fight. From now on, children all over the world will learn the true story of American Indians on Columbus Day instead of a pack of lies about three European ships.”

– Jimmie Durham, 1977

Since the invasion of Turtle Island our Indigenous Peoples have been under attack. Columbus represents genocide, raping, boarding schools and the displacement of our Indigenous Peoples. For my family and me, we are working toward social justice and human rights for all Indigenous Peoples. We promote, highlight and recognize the necessity of Indigenous wisdom for humanity survival.

“Indigenous Peoples Day” re-imagines Columbus Day and transforms  celebration of a known murder of our Indigenous Peoples into an opportunity to expose historical truths about the genocide and oppression of indigenous peoples in the Americas. It is time for us to recognize and celebrate indigenous resistance. It is time we stop the genocidal attack of Mama Earth and the Original Peoples of this world if we are going to survive. It is time for us all to start the healing. “This is in the spirit of Billy Frank, Jr.”

October 12th, this year in Olympia will be an evening of sharing words from our Tribal Nations and City Officials. We will be starting with our local Indigenous Peoples: Lummi, Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin, Quileute, and beyond. We will be starting the evening with a welcome from representatives from Nisqually and Squaxin followed with songs from Squaxin Island Drum Group. Throughout the evening we will be hearing from Native voices: Nancy Shippentower, Puyallup Nation, John McCoy, Tulalip Nation, DouGlas Skarhoniatai, Mohawk, and Swil Kanim, Lummi Nation. We will also be hearing from Stephen Buxbaum, Mayor of Olympia and Nathaniel Jones Mayor Pro- tem. Before the evening is over we will finish with an open mic for the remainder of time.

Join us at Sylvester Park, Capital Way S & Legion Way SE, Olympia, Washington 98501

October 12th, 2015, 4-8 pm

Follow us on facebook :

https://www.facebook.com/events/716865201723007/

Brian Frisina aka Raven Redbone, hosts a weekly local Indigenous Peoples

Radio program called “Make No Bones About It” on KAOS radio 89.3 FM here in the Olympia. Contact: Brian Frisina, ravenredbone@gmail.com

More info on www.ravenbone.com and www.kaosradio.org

 

Olympia recognizes Indigenous Peoples Day: tune in and hear the story. August 23, 2015 at 4pm, on “Make No Bones About It.”

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Olympia to honor Indigenous Peoples’ Day

 

In the Spirit of Billy Frank Jr.

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We gathered here at Bəsčətxwəd, place of the black bear in Olympia, Washington (otherwise known as Heritage Park) with gratitude for allowing us to gather here in the home of Squaxin, Nisqually, Puyallup, Chehalis, and Duwamish Nations. Native and Non-Native supporters came together 150 strong to rally and raise awareness of changing Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day here in the City of Olympia. The event started with an opening and welcome from Jim Peters, Squaxin Island Tribe. Squaxin Island Drum Group invited everyone to participle in singing the “Chief Dan George Prayer Song.” Many came to share throughout the evening from many Tribes from all across our territories here in Washington and beyond. To witness to this acknowledgment was emotional for many of us. Unbeknownst to the event organizers, City Councilman and Mayor Protem Nathaniel Jones came with a proclamation signed by the Mayor of Olympia Stephen H. Buxbaum. It was a great evening for Indigenous Peoples and their supporters. Thank you City of Olympia for doing the right thing!

I know the ancestors are happy – Brian Frisina

Brian Frisina aka Raven Redbone, he host a weekly local First Peoples Radio program called “Make No Bones About It” on KAOS radio 89.3 FM here in the olympia.
More info on www.ravenbone.com
and www.kaosradio.org