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L Frank visits with Raven about the Tongva: the revitalization of the culture and other projects. August 31st at 5pm



L. Frank Manriquez (Tongva/Ajachmem) is a Native California Indian artist, tribal scholar, cartoonist, language advocate, singer, and self-described “decolonizationist.” L. Frank has exhibited her artwork (paintings, sculpture, weavings, photography, cartoons, regalia) in museums and galleries locally, nationally, and internationally. L. Frank is the co-founder of Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival. She works to revitalize indigenous languages as a language trainer utilizing Total Physical Response (TPR) and motivational and experiential methods. She has provided training for indigenous individuals and communities through the annual Advocates for Indigenous California Language Survival conferences and workshops and with indigenous communities throughout the US, including Hawaii, and in Australia and Nunavut. L. Frank is also on the board of directors of Neshkanukat, and for fifteen years served on the board of directors of the California Indian Basketweavers Association. She is a strong advocate and practitioner of sustainable living and builds straw bale and waddle and cob buildings. L. Frank is the author of two books, Acorn Soup, a collection of cartoons, and First Families: A Photographic History of California Indians, both published by Heyday Books. She is a regular contributor to News From Native California.


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Redbone visits with Ras K’dee, on KAOS 89.3 fm 2-16-2014 at 5pm


Ras K’dee

Ras K’dee (VOCALS & KEYS), from San Francisco, is a Native California (Pomo)/African musician, community educator, and renowned lyricist, producer, & lead vocalist/keyboardist for San Francisco-based live world hip-hop ensemble, Audiopharmacy. For K’dee, his musical inspiration is deeply rooted from his experience as a Pomo/African artist.

Translating artistically through hip-hop rhymes and soulful melodies, K’dee invokes the songs and dances from traditional ceremonies of his native people, and tells stories of resistance, healing, community & empowerment that can be understood and felt universally by all people. He has been compared to the likes of Gil Scott Heron, Marvin Gaye, Michael Franti, Black Star, and Aloe Blacc.  Ras K’dee’s musical repetoire includes “Street Prison” (2005), which was awarded by East Bay Express as Best Local Album of The Year in 2006, co-production on Audiopharmacy album, “U Forgot About Us” (2009), and producing his first solo-project, “Cloudwriter” (2011). K’dee has also had his hand in releasing, producing, and engineering 16 LP albums by local and international artists.

K’dee has toured locally and internationally with Audiopharmacy for 8 consecutive years. In 2002, K’dee co-founded (and is the current director) of a Native youth media organization Seventh Native American Generation (SNAG).  K’dee leads workshops weekly with Youth and co-hosts the radio program “Bay Native Circle” on 94.1 FM in Northern  California.  K’dee has also been featured in Smithsonian Magazine (Summer 2010) and his awards include KQED American Indian Local Heroes Award, and Most Earnest and Up And Coming Band (2005). In 2013 K’dee and band Audiopharmacy were invited as Cultural Music Ambassadors, and toured throughout the South Pacific visiting Indonesia, Fiji, New Zeland, Samoa, and the Solomon Islands, performing and hosting music workshops for Youth. Audiopharmacy’s music was also featured in animation series Injunuity which aired nationally this fall.

I am NOT a costume!

I am NOT a costume! was a homework assignment in a social psychology course. Using creative tools to persuade others to agree with your stand. My classmates presented great examples, (not texting and driving for example) and I wanted to have others see my view on this holiday. Theories may include self-affirmation theory, central route persuasion, emotional approach.
Myers, D. G. (2010). Social psychology. (10 ed.). New York, NY: McGrawHill.

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