Tag Archives: Lakota

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….

 

 

Red Cry | Official Release |

Red Cry is an original, feature-length documentary film chronicling the lives of Lakota Elders and Oyate (people) in the face of ongoing genocide against the Lakota by government and corporate interests.

The incendiary film is the result of a historic collaboration between traditional Tetuwan Lakota Elders and Warriors from Pine Ridge Reservation and a growing group of native and non-native solidarity activists. In togetherness they are working to bring Lakota Elders — particularly Grandmothers — to the world stage to speak with their own voices to the International community.

Shot in high-definition digital over the summer of 2012 by the Lakota Solidarity Project, Red Cry is the centerpiece of educational outreach for Wagunpi Woashake Ikicupi (Elders Take Back Their Strength) and Stand Behind the Lakota Grandmothers solidarity movement. Extensively researched, the documentary advances the struggles of the Lakota in their own words, from their unique perspectives.

Red Cry premiered on April 1, 2013 at the Mother Butler Center in Rapid City, SD in Lakota Territory. It was shown on consecutive nights in other cities as part of the Lakota Truth Tour.

Raven visits in the KAOS Studios with Scatter Their Own. 3-23-2014 at 4pm

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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.
http://www.scattertheirown.com/

Chief Arvol Looking Horse on “Make No Bones About It” -3-2-2014 AT 4pm

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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.

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Tiokasin Ghosthorse on the next “Make No Bones About it”. 3-2-2014 at 5pm

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Tiokasin Ghosthorse is a celebrated activist who advocates for the indigenous rights of Native American and native people all over the world. He is from the Cheyenne River Lakota (Sioux) Nation of South Dakota, and is the host of First Voices Indigenous Radio on Pacifica Radio. Tiokasin has worked for many years pointing to how the ancient indigenous wisdom of his ancestors offers a unique perspective to the crises faced by our modern industrial civilization.

Arlette Loud Hawk on Make No Bones About it. 1-12-2014 at 5pm

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Arlette Loudhawk was born on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation and survived Wounded Knee 2 at the age of 14

 

Ben Sittingbull on KAOS 89.3 fm May 26th, 2013 @ 5:15- 6:00 PM

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Ben is a Oglala Lakota traditional Sioux man- a servant to the people, an artist, warrior, husband, son, brother, and friend. Ben lives in Olympia, Washington with his wife Charlie, and their two pets. After four years of close friendship, and three years of dating, Ben and Charlie joined in marriage this past September, feasting with their community, and sharing their deep love. Ben works at the Olympia Food Co-op, and appreciates food politics, and building community. He aims to live his life in a spiritual way, and always takes the time to help another.

Learn more about this amazing Human being and how you can help in his healing.
http://www.donationto.com/teamunicorn

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Save Pe Sla

Will be talking to Chase Iron Eyes,  and others about what is happening in Lakota Territory. Save Pe’Sla Sunday at 4pm pacific. There is 2 lines into the station. We also have 2 hrs to let the world know what is going on and what they need to do to make it right. The number is 360-867-5267 and its 4pm pacific let me know if you are willing to call in. Thank you all for what you do for the people. Please spread the word. Pe’ Sla, also called “Old Baldy,” is vital to Oceti Sakowin star knowledge and provid…

es evidence of our historical ties to the Black Hills as well. The Black Hills are a terrestrial mirror of the heavens above. Pe’ Sla, an open, rather bare expanse of land compared to its surroundings, corresponds to the Crab Nebula, a gaseous cloud remnant of a supernova explosion that happened in 1054 AD. It is no longer visible with the naked eye- but my people remember it. Like many other Indigenous groups, our ceremonies are tied directly to the Universe and the natural cycles of Ina Maka (Mother Earth). Therefore, it only serves that Pe’ Sla, a location in the heart of the Black Hills that serves as a basis for our star maps, is also a sacred site where ceremonies must be observed each year. According to our beliefs, these rituals must be performed to keep the Universe in harmony and preserve the well being of all, Native and non-Native alike. You see, to the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota, Pe’ Sla is not merely prairie. Its grounds are holy. It is our Church of the Holy Sepulchre. It is our Mecca. Pe’ Sla is our wailing wall, where we are meant to pray. The danger of the Oceti Sakowin losing Pe’ Sla is real, and imminent. Should Pe’ Sla pass into the hands of someone other than us, it’s highly likely that it will be developed. The State of South Dakota has expressed that it wants to use eminent domain to build a road right through the heart of Pe’ Sla. Development of Pe’ Sla would effectively cut off our access to it, and spell its destruction as a sacred site. Worse yet, we only have 9 days left before auction day. After analyzing our legal options, it was understood that due to time constraints and the fact that Pe’ Sla is currently owned by a private party (the Reynolds family), our only viable option to ensure Pe’ Sla remains a sacred site for future generations of Oceti Sakowin, as well as other Tribes like the Cheyenne and Kiowa who hold similar beliefs and ceremonies, was to buy it. The cost for Pe’ Sla at auction, also called “Reynold’s Prairie,” is estimated to run anywhere from $6 to $10 million. Chase Iron Eyes, founder of Lastrealindians.com, Inc., spearheaded the effort to save Pe’ Sla. Rodney Bordeaux, President of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, took the initiative to bring his concerns about Pe’ Sla to the Rosebud council, who voted to act as a conduit to unite all Oceti Sakowin Tribes. Within days, the collaborative effort to save Pe’ Sla spread far and wide across the Dakotas, and now, the nation. Grassroots efforts have mobilized Oceti Sakowin Tribal members who are working hard to find solutions, and raise awareness. Right now, in council chambers across The Sioux Empire of old, Tribal leaders are working, against all odds, to raise enough money to buy back land that was stolen from them by the U.S. government. Remember, the Sioux never accepted the Black Hills Settlement as proposed by the United States Supreme Court- who held that the Black Hills were wrongfully taken from us. This effort, by the united Oceti Sakowin to save one of our sacred sites, is unprecedented. Unlike stereotypical portrayals, the majority of Sioux Tribes still struggle financially. Unemployment is high, and many Tribal members live in poverty. Yet there are traditional Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota who are prepared to give till it hurts to save Pe’ Sla. Pe’ Sla is rightfully ours. It was passed down to us from our ancestors, who were here many millennia before European invaders arrived. Now we implore you; stand with us. We need your help. Pray for us and our efforts to save Pe’ Sla. Share this story. Contact your congressman and voice your concerns for Pe’ Sla, the Oceti Sakowin sacred site that’s on the auction block. Contribute to our cause to buy back Pe’ Sla. Donations may be made online with LastRealIndians here or through the Rosebud Sioux Tribe/Pe Sla, 11 Legion Ave., P.O. Box 430, Rosebud, SD 57570. All donations to the Tribe are tax-deductible and will only be used toward the purchase of Pe Sla. We’ve drawn a line in the sand. This effort may take all we’ve got, but we won’t lose Pe’ Sla without a fight. We are doing it for our children, and yours. Ruth Hopkins (Sisseton-Wahpeton/Mdewakanton/Hunkpapa) is a writer, speaker,former science professor and tribal attorney. She is a columnist for Indian Country Today Media Network and LastRealIndians.com. Read more:http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/ict_sbc/black-hills-auction-saving-pe-sla http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/ict_sbc/black-hills-auction-saving-pe-sla#ixzz24F7Wex00

An Evening with Kevin Locke “Make No Bones About It.” August 22, 2010 5pm

Kevin Locke is the world-renowned Lakota visionary Hoop Dancer and preeminent player of indigenous Northern Plains flute, a traditional storyteller, cultural ambassador, recording artist and an educator. Kevin has travelled to over 80 countries and works tirelessly to convey something universal about our human condition through the folk art of his community. Kevin believes that we can each draw from our individual heritage to create a vibrant, evolving global civilization that embraces and celebrates our diversity and collective heritage.

Through the medium of the ancient Native American Hoop Dance, Kevin Locke presents a worldview that includes all cultures and all peoples. Lakota mystic Black Elk called this worldview the ‘Great Hoop of Life’. Through words, music, and dance, this presentation will convey Kevin’s own voice and the voice of his ancestors, who were stewards of the earth and a people committed to living with the land. This presentation will also emphasize the voice of the marginalized peoples.

Historically, these peoples have created sustainable life systems, and knowledge traditions still exist within indigenous beliefs that can enhance our current efforts to create a sustainable world. Teaching through the domain of the arts, Kevin offers a program that will appeal to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learners by generating an experience that creates an awareness of our shared humanity.

“We need to remember who we are and where we are from but also remember that our reality is our soul, our spiritual reality, and that transcends gender, ethnicity, and language. It is possible to be decent members of the human being tribe no matter where we live or who we are!”

Visit Kevin at http://www.kevinlocke.com

We are Spirit we are Soul…Our reality is our soul, our spiritual reality  transcends gender, ethnicity and language. – Kevin Locke

Kevin Locke from Jack On the Road on Vimeo.