Yvonne Swan (was Wanrow), Sinixt Arrow Lakes of the Colville Confederated Tribes is known for the “Wanrow Instruction”, a 1977 case law in Washington state stemming from a 1972 shooting death of a known Caucasian child molester. When her case reached the Washington State Supreme Court the ruling changed the law regarding women and self defense across the United States. Since then countless defendants have been helped when their defense was self-defense. The precedent also made it illegal to record a person without her/or his knowledge or consent and emergency police tapes are not to be used as evidence to convict.
Yvonne also worked for the International Indian Treaty Council, the diplomatic arm of the American Indian Movement (AIM) where they continue to bring violations of Indigenous human rights to the attention of the world through the United Nations. Yvonne continues to advocate for Native Rights and continues to organize grassroots movements. She was successful in helping her people get their ancient ancestral remains returned to them and reburied.
Yvonne displayed her art during our Indigenous Peoples Day 2017.
Yvonne is talking with Jimbo Simmons.
Rigo 23 is a visual artist working in site and cultural specific settings, often in collaboration with others and over extended periods of time. His works occupy unstructured public space as well as designed for art appreciation spaces. Collective memory and markers of time are central concerns. Recent group exhibitions include the 12th Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates; 5th Auckland Triennial, New Zealand; 2nd Aichi Triennale, Japan; 1st Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India; Regionale XII, Austria; The Jerusalem Show IV, Palestine; 3rd Shenzhen/Hong-Kong Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism and Architecture, China; 10th Lyon Biennale, France and 4th Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom.
- MFA, Stanford University, 1997
- BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, 1991
September 17th, 2017 at Noon.
We will be gathering at the Sylvester Park on Capital and Legion in Olympia at Noon and will begin our March to Tivoli Fountain than to the North Steps of the Capital Building.
Ramona Bennett, GW Galbreath, Jimbo Simmons, Crystal Chapin, Chester Ray, Matt Remle, Steve Hapy and Raven Redbone.
Sarah Skywind is founder, owner of Skywind Art. And owner of NHONOROF art line.Art.Jewelry/beaded art.Sarah also is the owner of Hummingbird Visual Design. Sarah will partner with Your Business Consultant. She partners with many Business as an Consult on economic development and business consulting, she specializing and focusing tribal economic growth while encompassing the traditional ways of our client’s communities. Sarah is the founder of F.A.C.T. First Americans Coalition for Truth. Founder of A.R.R.O.W. Awareness of the Relations and Responsibilities for Our World. Sarah is an Art agent for Leonard Peltier working with Chauncey Peltier.
Bassist/Chapman Stickist/Native American Flutist Juan R Leõn was born in Sonora,Mexico. He us of Yaqui, Tarahumara and Chicano deacent. He is bassist for the instrumental prog trio Jupiter Groove and has recorded three albums of solo material. Juan draws from a diverse library of influences and various techniques.His instrumentals weave melodies and harmonies into a rich tapestry of ambient,fusion,post prog and new age.All of his solo Stick®,bass and soundscape pieces are recorded in one take with no overdubs. He also experiments with field recording s which he calls Emotional Response Sound Experiments, or E.R.S.E. These unique ambient sound compositions are at once haunting and musical.
Learn more about Sarah and Juan this July 10th at 4 pm on “Make No Bones About It.” listen live at http://www.kaosradio.org
FREEDOM RIDE 2016
We Dedicate This Ride To Creating Awareness Of The Injustice Leonard Peltier Has Endured and Support for His Clemency
FREEDOM RIDE 2016
International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
We will be hearing from Nancy Shippentower (hopefully) , Grace Cox, Lucas Saul, Chauncey Lee Peltier, Ira Coyne, and me Raven Redbone. Sharing the story of Leonard Peltier Art and much more. Tune in this Sunday, April 24th, 2016, at 4pm.
Thank to Olympia Food Co-op for Supporting Leonard Peltier!