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Jimbo Simmons and Chauncey Peltier on Make No Bones About It. Dec 27th, 2015 at 5pm

Jimbo Simmons

Jimbo Simmons

WILLIAM “JIMBO” SIMMONS
Human Rights Leader, American Indian Movement

Jimbo Simmons is a member of the Choctaw nation and of the Leadership Council of the American Indian Movement West (AIM-WEST), which resists colonization, respects traditional knowledge and self-determination, and raises awareness on issues that concern Indians of the Americas, from racism to protection of sacred sites, the rights of the child, treaties, political prisoners, police brutality, immigration and militarization, climate change and the United Nations General Assembly “Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. He is in solidarity with Palestinians and all indigenous peoples that are subjected to expulsion and ethnic cleansing.

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Chauncey Peltier

Chauncey Peltier, son of Leonard Peltier, the Native American who was convicted of killing two FBI agents in 1975 and sentenced to two consecutive terms of life imprisonment, is now taking care of all the paintings his dad makes in prison. Benjamin Brink/Staff

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Alex White Plume on Make No Bones About It. Dec 27th, 2015 at 4pm

Alex White Plume

Alex White Plume

Lakota Activist Alex White Plume lives with his family and extended family on a 2,000-acre ranch near Wounded Knee Creek, SD. We will be visiting with Alex about the morning of December 29, 1890, Wound Knee Massacre and Big Foot Ride.  “The whole Sioux Nation was wounded at that last terrible massacre, and we’ve been suffering ever since. It’s true we have our own ways of healing ourselves from the genocidal wound, but there is just so much historical trauma, so much pain, so much death,” White Plume said, and he would know. It is time for us to just listen, thank you Alex White Plume for your willingness to share with us on KAOS Radio, this Sunday, Dec 27th, 2015 at 4pm. Tune in http://www.kaosradio.org

Eddie Little Crow, Lakota shares on Make No Bones About. October 11th, 2015 at 4pm

Eddie Little Crow

Eddie Little Crow

Ed Little Crow is Lakota, Dakota member of the Elders Council in S. Oregon, veteran of the Seige of Wounded Knee, 1973, father and poet. His years as a quiet, steady force in the Oregon communities within which he has lived, worked and prayed have etched themselves into the psyche of all he meets.

Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods with Dr. Shawn Wislon on October 11th, 2015 from 5:30-6pm

Shawn-Wilson

Shawn Wilson, B.Sc. (U of Manitoba, Canada), M.A. (U of Alaska, USA), PhD. (Monash University, Australia). I am Opaskwayak Cree from northern Manitoba in Canada. My personal roles include being father to three boys, being a son, uncle, husband, teacher, student, world traveller, knowledge keeper and knowledge seeker.

In my professional roles as community psychologist, researcher and educated Cree, I’ve spent much of my life straddling the Indigenous and mainstream worlds. Most of my time these days is spent teaching other Indigenous knowledge seekers (and my kids) how to accomplish this balancing act while still keeping both feet on the ground. In addition to being a full-time dad, I also work part-time for the Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health in Lismore, NSW Australia, building research capacity with primary health care workers. Travelling and meeting people from other nations and cultures has been a big part of my life, as has my work with traditional Healers, Elders and Knowledge Keepers. In my previous book Gwitch’in Native Elders: Not just knowledge but a way of looking at the world, I began to document some ideas about just what an Elder is and how they can be supported. My newly released book Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods examines some of the similarities in philosophy underlying Indigenous peoples’ research methodologies in Canada and Australia. In addition to further articulating Indigenous philosophies and research paradigms, my research focuses on the inter-related concepts of identity, health and healing, culture and wellbeing.

Area(s) of Expertise International Indigenous research methodologies and epistemologies; Counselling and Counsellor Education, Indigenous mental health and identity; Indigenous health and wellbeing Current Research Activities I am currently working on documenting my parents’ life stories, as they provide living examples of Indigenist philosophy in action.

Two Key Publications Wilson, S. Research is Ceremony: Indigenous Research Methods. (2008) Fernwood Publishing: Halifax, NS Canada. ISBN: 9781552662816 Wilson, S.

“What is an Indigenist Research Paradigm?” (2007) Editorial in Canadian Journal of Native Education, 30(2), 193-196

In the Spirit of Cooperation with Colleen Jollie on “Make No Bones About It.” Oct 4th, 2015 at 4pm

Colleen

Colleen Jollie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Native American Studies and a Master’s degree in Public Administration, both from The Evergreen State College. She is a descendant of the Turtle Mountain Chippewa Tribe. Ms. Jollie worked to create the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at Evergreen; she helped found the Potlatch Fund and the Northwest Native American Basketweavers Association. Whether creating a new building or an organization, Colleen gathers people together to bring out ideas and create new realities. She describes this as “getting everyone into one canoe and pulling together toward a common destination.” She was deputy director at the Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs and the Tribal Liaison at the Washington State Department of Transportation.

John Two-Hawks is a GRAMMY® and Emmy nominated, Platinum Award Winning Virtuoso Native American Flute Music recording artist on “Make No Bones About It.” July 5th, 2015 at 5 pm

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John Two-Hawks
John Two-Hawks is a GRAMMY® and Emmy nominated, Platinum Award Winning Virtuoso Native American Flute Music recording artist whose music has been featured in movies by Fox Searchlight, films by  HBO, and programs by The History Channel.  An international touring artist, Two-Hawks has performed for audiences as large as 12,000.  The music of John Two-Hawks soars with breath taking symphonic sounds in one moment, and then soothes the spirit with the powerful organic voice of a lone flute in the next.  A Master Virtuoso Native American Flutist, John is also an extraordinary musician, vocalist and composer.  And Two-Hawks has always held fast to his Oglala Lakota Sioux lineage and culture, and it is from this place that the soul of all his incredible music is born..

As well as his established reputation as a musician and recording artist, John is also a veteran, award winning stage and screen actor (member of SAG), a published author, and a gifted  inspirational keynote speaker who has shared the speaking stage with former Presidents, acting Senators and Hollywood celebrities.  Regardless of the engagement, John Two-Hawks never fails  to deliver a high standard of excellence, integrity and professionalism.

John Two-Hawks’ Website  –  John’s Music Videos  –  John’s Facebook Fan Page

Global Indigenous Initiative: Voices from The Circle of Wisdom Keepers : July 20, 2014 at 4pm

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TODAY: Tune in LIVE to “Make No Bones About It” hosted by Raven Redbone
Global Indigenous Initiative: Voices from the Circle of Wisdom Keepers

Attendees to the recent URI Global Indigenous Gathering #HiddenSeeds reveal their experience of the gathering and discuss the unprecedented, unified action and outcomes being forged as a result.

Sunday, July 20, 2014 / 4pm – 6pm (Pacific)
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Spiritual Leaders and Wisdom Keepers Convene For Global Indigenous Gathering, Call For Unprecedented Unified Action

San Francisco, CA – July 10, 2014 – International interfaith network United Religions Initiative (URI), through its Global Indigenous Initiative (GII), recently hosted Hidden Seeds of Natural Healing & Curing, a gathering of 33 Indigenous representatives from six continents, including two youth leaders ages 13 and 14. The participants met for three days, July 1-3, near Napa Valley in Northern California.

The URI GII was convened for the purpose of engaging in critical dialogue about practical issues and concerns facing Indigenous communities worldwide and all members of the Human Family, including the intergenerational on-going impact of colonialism. It was also established to develop a strategic plan for the future of the Global Indigenous Initiative (GII) that grows out of traditional ways of knowing and being.

For over a decade, Hidden Seeds Co-convener and Quechua elder Alejandrino Quispe Mejia, along with a contingent of Latin American Indigenous Peoples, have held the vision for the URI GII. Following the recent unanimous ruling by the Canadian Supreme Court to grant a major land claim title to the Tsilhqot’in First Nation, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet’s announcement of a plan to buy and return disputed ancestral lands to Chile’s Indigenous communities, and a formal apology by the US State of Tennessee to descendants of Indigenous Nations who suffered and died on the infamous “Trail of Tears,” the Hidden Seeds of Natural Healing & Curing council was well-timed.

“We found a family from all parts of the world that is passionate about strengthening Indigenous values and improving the lives of Indigenous People. Prophecy has called us to the center stage of humanity as Indigenous Nations to bring ancient knowledge systems and spiritual practices from our respective civilizations to the resolution of modern issues and reconciliation of relationships for the Great Peace,” said Diane Longboat, Hidden Seeds participant, and a Mohawk and Turtle Clan representative from Six Nations Grand River Territory in Canada. “We realized we were not alone and must do this work together – being a global Indigenous family is needed now. A great wave of change for peace has begun to roll over the face of Mother Earth.”

Among the outcomes of their meeting was the unanimous agreement to work together and build on existing efforts to have the Papal Bulls of 1452-1493 denounced by Pope Francis. The Hidden Seeds council – and the communities and peoples they represent – seeks the issuance of a full apology to Indigenous Peoples worldwide and all of the Human Family, who have suffered untold, immeasurable damage and hardship as a result of these orders’ far-reaching, long term affect under the Papal Bulls’ Doctrine of Discovery. The GII members felt encouraged that this is a critical time to take a stand for denouncing the Doctrine of Discovery due to recent statements by Pope Francis on the environment and human ecology: “When I look at America, also my own homeland, so many forests, all cut, that have become land…that can no longer give life. This is our sin, exploiting the Earth and not allowing her to her give us what she has within her,” he said.

GII Co-convener Audri Scott Williams shared, “The sacredness of this gathering was upheld with the highest integrity by the wisdom keepers. Fully aware of our charge, we chose to address the need for Pope Francis to officially denounce the Doctrine of Discovery, with full apology, because we find it essential to shifting the paradigm of the exploitation and devastation of Indigenous Peoples and their rightful lands worldwide. For the past 500 years, the Papal Bulls, which form the basis of the Doctrine of Discovery, have been used to justify the displacement and annihilation of Indigenous Peoples, and occupation of their ancestral homelands to the benefit of the global expansion of colonialism. Those in attendance determined that this is the best place to begin to allow the healing that must happen across the board, and to raise the awareness that Indigenous People have value, meaning, and wisdom that can help us shift the paradigm now for the wellbeing of all of life and the sustainability of Mother Earth.”

Additional action areas discussed include: (1) supporting the global emergence of the “Seventh Generation”, as promised, by fostering youth participation, leadership, and wisdom in all decision making processes impacting all life on Mother Earth; (2) creating sacred gardens in each region to preserve, protect and perpetuate plant life and healing herbs central to Indigenous communities; (3) accurately depicting Indigenous arts and cultures through the media as expressions of the sacred; (4) preserving and protecting sacred sites, retrieving heirloom sacred objects dispersed throughout the world, and returning them to their rightful owners; (5) galvanizing connections with various global networks to support the Global Indigenous Initiative and its efforts; (6) stopping the assault on Mother Earth by extractive industries that are destroying the waters and causing egregious imbalance to the natural environment; and (7) facilitating decision making by leaders that are good for seven generations into the future, known by Indigenous People as “seven generations” decision-making.

“The Hidden Seeds Gathering was yet another fulfillment of Indigenous Prophecies across the Americas and beyond,” said Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr., Hidden Seeds participant and member of the Yankton Sioux Tribe and Chickasaw Nation. ”These prophecies clearly foretold that after a long spiritual wintertime of 500 years, Indigenous Peoples would spiritually arise, with the support of other members of the Human Family, and become so enlightened that they would illumine the world. Those gathered unanimously acknowledged that this promised time is now!”

‪#‎HiddenSeeds‬ was virtually attended and supported by ‘space holders’ from around the world who offered their prayers, intentions, and well wishes via social media as the event took place.

MORE INFORMATION

Visit https://www.facebook.com/globalIndigenousinitiative and the event page athttps://www.facebook.com/events/1436522533284657/ to learn more, and to also share your own aspirations and dreams for our shared future.

Press and media are encouraged to follow the Global Indigenous Initiative as this unprecedented, unfolding story is told. For more information, please contact Hidden Seeds press/media coordinator Mikuak Rai by calling (202) 276-3099 or emailing worldbridgemedia@gmail.com.

ABOUT URI

URI (United Religions Initiative) is a global grassroots interfaith network that cultivates peace and justice by engaging people to bridge religious and cultural differences, and work together for the good of their communities and the world. URI respects the sacred wisdom of each religion, spiritual expression and Indigenous tradition.

For more information about URI, please contact Isabelle Ortega, Director of Global Communications and Strategic Planning, by calling (415) 561-2300 or emailing iortega@uri.org.

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