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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.

Future of our Salmon focus on Collaboration with Seth Elsen on Make No Bones About It, July 23rd, 2017

Seth Elsen is of Mohegan descent and a member of the Brothertown Indian Nation of Wisconsin. He works for the Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group, creating projects and programs aimed at recovering our salmon populations and training our next generation of salmon stewards. In the past, he has worked with state and federal agencies, as well as tribal communities in resource management.

He graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris with degrees in Tribal Resource Management and Policy, Political Science, and American Indian Studies. 

Standing with Standing Rock Fundraiser



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
at the door time of the film

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

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:

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






More information contact:
Raven Redbone -ravenredbone@gmail.com

Screening of Trudell

Screening of Trudell Facebook Page

Defining time in our Indigenous History with Chief/Bro Phil Lane Jr, on Make No Bones About It. August 28th, 2016 from 4-5pm


Chief Phil Lane Jr. (born 1944) is a traditionally recognized Hereditary Chief and Elder. He is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations.

An Invitation from Chief Phil Lane, Jr.:At this unique and unprecedented moment in human history – in the midst of mounting social, political, economic, psychological and spiritual restlessness and uncertainty – there exists an unnamed rootlessness that permeates the very heart of the Human Family and condition.Learn more when we speak to Uncle Phil! on “Make No Bones About It


A visit with Tiokasin Ghosthorse on “Make No Bones About It.” June 26, 2016 at 5pm



“We have to stop with the idea of creating peace on earth and begin with creating peace with Mother Earth. We’ve tried the first alternative for thousands of years, but look where that has led us, now is the time of the Original Ways, the Native ways, after all … it is coming this way – that we all must make peace with Mother Earth – there is no more altering the native way.”


Tiokasin Ghosthorse is from the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota and the bands of Itazipco/Mnicoujou and Oglala. He is the host of First Voices Indigenous Radio on WBAI NY – Pacifica Radio. Tiokasin has been described as “a spiritual agitator, natural rights organizer, Indigenous thinking process educator and a community activator.” One reviewer called him “a cultural resonator in the key of life.”

Politics for the Lakota is spiritual and is not separate from the rest of life.

Tiokasin has had a long history in Indigenous rights activism and advocacy. He spoke, as a teenager, at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. Ever since his UN work, he has been actively educating people who live on Turtle Island (North America) and overseas about the importance of living with each other and with Mother Earth.

He is a survivor of the “Reign of Terror” from 1972 to 1976 on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud, and Cheyenne River Lakota Reservations, and the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs Boarding and Church Missionary School systems designed to “kill the Indian and save the man.”

Tiokasin Ghosthorse is also a master musician and one of the great exponents of the ancient red cedar Lakota flute, and plays traditional and contemporary music, using both Indigenous and European instruments. He has been a major figure in preserving and reviving the cedar wood flute tradition and has combined “spoken word” and music in performances since childhood. Tiokasin performs worldwide and has been featured at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and at the United Nations as well as at numerous universities and concert venues.

His words of Indigenous insight and global concern are offered though the experience of “one Lakota living in one world”.

~ Mitakuye Oyasin

Tiokasin Ghosthorse

Joanelle Romero on “Make No Bones About It.” June 26th, 2016 at 4 pm


Joanelle Romero

We will be visiting Joanelle Romero  tomorrow on KAOS radio 89.3 fm Olympia-www.kaosradio.org. Talking about Native Woman in film and possibly, her book, Red Nation Television and more …. tune in and check it out!

Joanelle Romero, humanitarian, filmmaker, actress, recording artist/singer/songwriter, in 2006 launched Red Nation Media Internet and Television Channel with all Native programming.  Her accomplishments as a pioneer in film, television, non-profit organizations, educator, philanthropist, producer, director, have established her as one of the most respected and admired public figures today.  Born in Albuquerque, New Mexico of Apache/Cheyenne, Jewish and Spanish descent, Romero was raised in Los Angeles on a variety of TV and movie sets, where she learned her craft.

As an actress, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, producer and filmmaker of American Indian performing arts including programming on her Red Nation Media Network Channel, she has entertained, inspired, moderated, enlightened the general public for the almost 3 decades. Using media as a primary tool, Romero has created a connection within Indian Country; including the film, television, music industries and to people around the world.

In 1991, Romero founded Spirit World Productions, as she saw a need for American Indian people to tell their own stories in television, film, and music. Spirit World Productions continues to American Indian films, pilots, and music, giving voices to those who would otherwise remain unheard.  Through her company’s film division Spirit World Productions, Romero has become an award-winning American Indian documentary filmmaker & drama series producer.

In 2000, Spirit World Productions released the internationally critically acclaimed Award –Winning documentary film American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be.Indian  Narrated by Ed Anser.  This film has the last footage shot of the Late Grandpa Wallace Black Elk and Former Chairwoman Mildred Clayhorn of the Ft. Sill Apache Nation.  Romero directed, produced, wrote, and scored the music for this controversial and groundbreaking film.  This documentary is the first and only film that compares Hitler’s attempted genocide of German Jews with the U.S. government’s treatment of American Indians and the lasting effects on the culture today.

To provide multiple, ongoing avenues for the exploration and presentation of contemporary and traditional American Indian performing arts, in 1995, Romero founded the non-profit organization, Red Nation Celebration (RNC). This organization premieres contemporary and traditional American Indian performing arts of diverse artistic disciplines to the mainstream media and to the global communities with the goal of encouraging understanding of the cultural traditions, performing arts, community and the advancement of indigenous nations.  Additionally, RNC educates the public on aspects of American Indian cultural and artistic expression; educates and informs the music and film industries on new talent within the American Indian community; provides youth with educational and vocational opportunities related to the music and entertainment industry; and introduces American Indian artists to larger, global mainstream audiences.

In 2005 she received the Armin T. Wegner “Humanitarian” Award for the vision to see the truth…and the courage to speak it.

Continuing her on-going work to ensure that the culture, traditions, and history of American Indians would be recognized and celebrate, Romero initiated the first annual American Indian Heritage Month with the City of Los Angeles in November 2006 and she was named “The First Lady” of American Indian Heritage Month by American Indian Spiritual Leaders.

President Bruce Richard Dumont of the Metis Nation on Make No Bones About It. May 22, 2016


Bruce Richard Dumont was born in Olds, Alberta in 1944 to his Mother, Cecile Marie Dumont (Vaness) from Onion Lake Saskatchewan, and father Joseph Ambrose Dumont, from Camrose, Alberta. Bruce is of Métis ancestry from parents, grandparents and great grandparents traced back to the 1700’s.


Mother –Cecile Marie Vaness of Cree and Scot ancestry

Born November 15, 1917 in Onion Lake, Saskatchewan to Daniel Vaness and Anna Dufresne. Mary Dumont’s grandfather Francois Dufresne and Bleasdale Cameron were captured by Wandering Spirit in April 1885 during the Metis Resistance prior to Battles at Duck Lake, Fish Creek and Batoche Saskatchewan. Wandering Spirit was a radical Chief of Big Bear’s Tribe.  Bleasdale Cameron wrote the book “Blood Red the Sun” a true factual account of the First Nations uprising prior to the Riel Resistance of 1885 Francois and Bleasdale were released in June after the Battle of Batoche.

Mary Dumont’s (Vaness) Grandfather Baptiste Annas hunted buffalo with Gabriel Dumont.


Father – Joseph Ambrose Dumont of Cree and French Ancestry

Born January 25, 1917 in Gwynne Alberta near Camrose, AB to St. Pierre Dumont and Marie Boudreau. Ambrose is a direct descendant of Isadore Dumont the first Métis killed at the Battle of Duck Lake. Gabriel Dumont was Isadore’s son.  Bruce is the fifth of ten children born to Ambrose and Mary Dumont. English was a second language to their native Cree tongue. They were a Metis Road Allowance family until the owner of the land they squatted on decided to burn them out.

Bruce is following the path of his family tradition, fighting for the betterment of Métis Peoples.


Bruce received his Grade School Education in Sundre, Alberta and completed his Secondary Education at  Northern and Southern Alberta Institutes of Technology (NAIT) and (SAIT) as a Red Seal Tradesman in Electronics. Bruce changed occupation to the BC Forest Industry and completed this career with the Workers Compensation Board of BC as a Professional Safety Officer. Bruce spent 9 years in the Electronics field, 20 years in the BC forest Industry as a supervisor on the West Coast of Vancouver Island, the Mainland Coast and Haida Gwaii. He spent 14 years inspecting Industry Worksites primarily Logging which was his expertise from 1992 to 2006.


As an active Métis Community Member serving his community for many years, Bruce ran for the position of Vice President for the Métis Nation British Columbia and won his election in 2004 where he served less than six (6) months before successfully winning the election for the position of President in 2005.  He is currently serving his third term in office as President of the Métis Nation British Columbia and is the longest reining President of Metis Nation BC.  He will be retiring in September of 2016.


In addition to his role and responsibilities as President, Bruce is the MNBC Minister of Natural Resources and sits as a Board of Governor at the national level for the Métis National Council as Minister for Culture, Heritage and Language and Minister for Health and Sport. Appointed in 2014, he also sits on two important Committees; BC Hydro – Strategic Aboriginal Engagement Committee / SAEC and an AEP Steward with the Northern Gateway Project / NGP as MNBC is an Aboriginal Equity Partner / AEP.


Bruce presently resides in Victoria, BC with his Wife Joanne; together they share 7 children (4 boys and 3 girls) and 12 grandchildren (3 girls and 9 boys) from ages 6 to 22.

BC has over 13,000 registered Métis Citizens and represents the majority of nearly 70,000 self-identified Métis people across the province of British Columbia.  MNBC is recognized by the Federal and Provincial Government and the Metis National Council as the only recognized provincial Métis governing organization of British Columbia.

Bruce BIO Mar 22 2016