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Floyd Clown and Bill Matson on “Make No Bones About It”. October 22 at 5:30 pm

The Crazy Horse family members Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and author William Matson

The Crazy Horse family members Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and author William Matson will be available to meet and sign their book Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior’s Life and Legacy in several locations. Find out more about the book.  They will be exclusively in the ~Pacific Northwest from Oct 27-Nov 18. 


The Crazy Horse family’s oral history had not been told outside the family for over a century. Now it is ready to be told by Clown, War Eagle, and Red Thunder who are the son and grandsons of Edward Clown, who was the nephew to Crazy Horse and the keeper of the sacred bundle and pipe for the family after his mother Iron Cedar passed away.

Their book includes what they know about one of Montana’s biggest events, the battle of the Little Bighorn including who killed Custer, how he was killed, and what happened to his missing index finger. It also contains additional history that pertains to Montana.

Clown, War Eagle, and Red Thunder currently live in Dupree, SD on the Cheyenne River Reservation. Matson, a documentary film maker, currently resides in Spearfish, SD but is originally from Tacoma, Washington. This is Matson’s first book.

The Edward Clown family, nearest living relatives to the Lakota war leader, presents the family tales and memories told to them about their famous grandfather. In many ways the oral history differs from what has become the standard and widely accepted biography of Crazy Horse. The family clarifies the inaccuracies and shares their story about the past, including what it means to them to be Lakota, the family genealogy, the life of Crazy Horse and his motivations, his death, and why they chose to keep quiet with their knowledge for so long before finally deciding to tell the truth as they know it.
This book is a compelling addition to the body of works about Crazy Horse and the complicated and often conflicting events of that time period in American History.
Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and Don Red Thunder are the sole administrators and spokesmen of the Crazy Horse estate and often speak at historical gatherings and national parks about their family’s history.
William Maston  has produced and directed an award-winning video, Sitting Bull’s Voice, as well as the two-part video series, The Authorized Biography of Sitting Bull by His Great-Grandson, and the four-part video series, The Authorized Biography of Crazy Horse and His Family. He regularly speaks about these videos and their content at film festivals and has been working with the Crazy Horse family since 2001 to tell their story.  

“Floyd Clown, Doug War Eagle, and Don Red Thunder are the sole administrators and spokesmen of the Crazy Horse estate.”

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Jean Roach tonight, 1-15,2017 at 4 pm shares about Clemency for Leonard Peltier.

We will be speaking with Jean Roach longtime supporter of Leonard’s tune in 4pm pacific as she shares with us all.

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Jean Roach, Mnicoujou from Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. Survivor of the reign of terror, June 26 Oglala FIrefight. Grandmother and a Artist.

(Pictured about is Robert Quick Bear and Jean Roach)

 

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

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“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

Chief Arvol Looking Horse on Make No Bones About It. March 27th, 2016 at 4 pm

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Chief Arvol Looking Horse is the 19th generation keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe Bundle and holds the responsibility of spiritual leader among the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota People. He holds an honorary Doctorate from the University of South Dakota, and travels and speaks extensively on peace, environmental and native rights issues. He has been the recipient of several awards, including the Wolf Award of Canada for his dedicated work for peace. A skilled horseman, he shares his knowledge with the youth on the long distance rides that take place in South Dakota throughout the year.

World Peace and Prayer Day

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

Scatter Their Own, September 13th, 2015 at 4pm on KAOS 89.3 fm

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SCATTER THEIR OWN, Scotti Clifford and Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford, are an Alternative Rock Duo of Oglala Lakota ancestry from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of South Dakota. Scotti Clifford has performed across the U.S. and Canada as a Vocalist, Back-up Vocalist, Bass-Player, Drummer, and Guitarist. But now the Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist fronts the duo with Bassist/Rhythm Guitarist/Backup Vocalist Juliana Brown Eyes-Clifford. Scatter Their Own, lyrically, pays tribute to the concepts and philosophy of their Lakota culture while fusing Alternative Rock and Blues into what they would like to call Alter-Native Rock and Roll. They believe that their music celebrates Grandmother Earth.
Scatter Their Own have been definitely building a loyal fan base nationally. They have been up and down the West Coast from Seattle to Los Angeles touring. Over the past two years, STO has also toured the Southwest, the Midwest, and have also done shows in Canada. They will soon be announcing a Spring Tour, as well as select summer dates in support their of new album “Taste The Time,” available March 11th, 2014.

SCATTER THEIR OWN

Eddie Little Crow on “Make No Bones About It.” June 28th, 2015 at 5:00pm

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Photo by Mark Johns Colson of Altern8ive shotz photography

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.