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Re-airing Voices of Unity

Over the past few years I have tried two campaigns to fundraise for support I need to digitize 10 years of audio. I am looking to purchase an Apple computer for it ability to process high quality audio files. The last two campaigns I raised about 140.00 which paid for a year of SoundCloud access so I can place audio out there for folks to listen too. As things in my life are constantly changing things are opening up for me to get this collection uploaded which is for all humanity. If you do feel aligned with this project I would so appreciate your willingness to help so I can dedicate next few years to upload all that I have to share with our world community. Thanks again! Please share!

Ira Coyne, Chauncey Peltier share about the Mural dedicated to Leonard Peltier October 11th, 2015 at 5pm

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A local sign painter and muralist in Olympia, Ira Coyne, heard Chauncey interviewed by Raven Redbone on his show Make No Bones About it on KAOS radio. When Ira learned Leonard was a painter, he looked up his work and was taken by the pink lion depicted in Stalking. He then reached out to Raven and Chauncey to turn this piece into a mural at our city’s artesian well. Chauncey is now in Olympia for the week to work on the mural with Ira and anyone else who shows up at the well to lend a hand. (The official ribbon cutting for the mural will coincide with Olympia’s Inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day, this Monday October 12, at 12:00 pm by Olympia’s Artesian Well.)

Mask Magazine Article

Who is Leonard Peltier?

Indigenous Peoples Day 2015

Indigenous Peoples Day

Why is that so important? … It means that we have made a very large part of the world recognize who we are and even to stand with us in solidarity in our long fight. From now on, children all over the world will learn the true story of American Indians on Columbus Day instead of a pack of lies about three European ships.”

– Jimmie Durham, 1977

Since the invasion of Turtle Island our Indigenous Peoples have been under attack. Columbus represents genocide, raping, boarding schools and the displacement of our Indigenous Peoples. For my family and me, we are working toward social justice and human rights for all Indigenous Peoples. We promote, highlight and recognize the necessity of Indigenous wisdom for humanity survival.

“Indigenous Peoples Day” reimagines Columbus Day and transforms a celebration of a known murder of our Indigenous Peoples into an opportunity to expose historical truths about the genocide and oppression of indigenous peoples in the Americas. It is time for us to recognize and celebrate indigenous resistance. It is time we stop the genocidal attack of Mama Earth and the Original Peoples of this world if we are going to survive. It is time for us all to start the healing. “This is in the spirit of Billy Frank, Jr.”

October 12th, this year in Olympia will be an evening of sharing words from our Tribal Nations and City Officials. We will be starting with our local Indigenous Peoples: Lummi, Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin, Quileute, and beyond. We will be starting the evening with a welcome from representatives from Nisqually and Squaxin followed with songs from Squaxin Island Drum Group. Throughout the evening we will be hearing from Native voices: Nancy Shippentower, Puyallup Nation, John McCoy, Tulalip Nation, DouGlas Skarhoniatai, Mohawk, and Swil Kanim, Lummi Nation. We will also be hearing from Stephen Buxbaum, Mayor of Olympia and Nathaniel Jones Mayor Pro- tem. Before the evening is over we will finish with an open mic for the remainder of time.

Join us at Sylvester Park, Capital Way S & Legion Way SE, Olympia,

Washington 98501

October 12th, 2015, 4-8 pm

Follow us on facebook :

https://www.facebook.com/events/716865201723007/

Brian Frisina aka Raven Redbone, hosts a weekly local Indigenous Peoples

Radio program called “Make No Bones About It” on KAOS radio 89.3 FM here in the

Olympia. Contact: Brian Frisina, ravenredbone@gmail.com

More info on www.ravenbone.com and www.kaosradio.org

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Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 4pm pacific on “Make No Bones About It.” Only on KAOS Community Radio.Raven visits with Marcos Terena, Chief Phil Lane Jr and Jessica Begin.

 

Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 4pm pacific on “Make No Bones About It.”  Only on KAOS Community Radio.Raven visits with Marcos Terena, Chief Phil Lane Jr and Jessica Begin.

‘We who believe are most familiar with nature … you must become our allies. Do not fear us because the future of the Indians is your future too. And it is also the future of the planet.” 
– Marcos Terena

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Marcos Terena is the son of Terena Indigenous People from Pantanal, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. He is currently the Chair of Indigenous People Memorial and a Department member of Indigena Itinerante. Mr. Terena is also the founder of the First Indigenous Movement in Brazil: the Indigenous United Nation (UNIND). He is a spokesman for indigenous people and a writer. Author of books: “The Indigenous Pilot” and “Citizens of the Jungle.” He masterminded the Indegenous Park Kari-Oca, where UN supported the Environment and Indegenous Peoples Territory Conference. He advocated at UN and OAE for permanent forum about Indegenous Rights in New York for the coalition of Land is Life. For more info visit site: www.tvintertribal.com.br

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Chief Phil Lane Jr. (Philip Nathan Lane, Jr.) (born 1944) is a traditionally recognized Hereditary Chief and Elder.[1] He is an enrolled member of the Ihanktonwan Dakota and Chickasaw Nations, and is a citizen of both Canada and the United States. With Masters Degrees in Education at National University and Public Administration at the University of Washington, Chief Phil Lane, Jr. is an internationally recognized  indigenous leader in human and community development. The founder and chairman of the Four World’s International Institute (FWII), an organization dedicated to “unifying the human family through the Fourth Way”, Chief Phil Lane, Jr. is the recipient of many awards, including the John Denver Windstar Award, and is a frequent speaker on behalf of indigenous rights and wisdom. York for the coalition of Land is Life. For more info visit site: http://www.fwii.net/

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Jessica Begin is a multidisciplinary Canadian Visionary artist, currently residing in Portland, Oregon. From a young age Jessica was fascinated by the beauty, geometry and color found in nature, and she considers nature her greatest teacher and inspiration – all of her work invokes and seeks to express the dance of life, the play of color and form, the inherent beauty and mystery we find all around us. Largely self-taught, Jessica has dedicated her life to creating and studying how to create through her relationship with life and her love of beauty. Through her delight in the beauty of the world, the creative dance with light, shadow, form and color, has come naturally to her. Jessica is dedicated to honing her creative channel and ability to receive and transmit consciousness, healing and beauty. For more info visit site http://waterbird11.wix.com/jessicabegin#!__about-the-artist

Sunday, August 16, 2015 at 4pm pacific on Make No Bones About It. Only on KAOS Community Radio.Raven visits with Marcos Terena, Chief Phil Lane Jr and Jessica Begin.

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

Eddy Lawrence on “Make No Bones About It.” 2-1-2015 at 4pm

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Eddy Lawrence

Image from : Palmer Street Coffeehouse, Plattsburgh, New York, 2009

Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, Eddy Lawrence spent a decade in New York City before settling in the North Country of New York State in 1992. His songs and recordings have garnered critical praise in many publications, including Dirty Linen, Acoustic Guitar, The Village Voice, CMJ, Folk-Roots, Performing Songwriter, New Country, and Sing Out!.

Eddy has appeared at clubs, coffeehouses, and festivals across North America, both as a headliner and as an opening act for many well-known artists. These days, he performs in concert with his wife, Kim, who accompanies him on upright bass. The duo has recently released a new all-acoustic CD called “My Second Wife’s First Album”. The recording is their first together and the ninth album of Eddy’s original songs.

Eddy first gained attention in New York City’s thriving East Village music scene of the early 1980s. He got his start with the seminal NYC roots-rock band, LESR, before releasing his first solo album, “Walker County” in 1986. That LP was an acoustic homage to his home state of Alabama, recorded in his Lower East Side walk-up apartment, using sparse instrumentation: acoustic guitar, mandolin, and bass. For the next 15 years, Eddy worked the folk music circuit, playing coffeehouses, festivals, and clubs in support of the acoustic albums he was releasing. He mainly toured in the Northeastern US, but sometimes traveled farther afield and crisscrossed the US several times. “Going to Water”, released in 2001, harked back to his rock and roll days, featuring electric guitars, bass, and drums. In 2004 he released “Inside My Secret Pocket”, an album that featured both acoustic and electric material.

Shortly after the release of “Secret Pocket”, Eddy scaled back promotion of his own albums and songwriting in order to focus on producing recordings by Native American artists, several of which were released on his own Snowplow label. These CDs, which he produced, arranged, recorded, and played on, were well-received in Indian Country and two of them were nominated for Native American Music Awards (NAMMYs).

With “My Second Wife’s First Album”, Eddy has reentered the world of the singer-songwriter, returning to the acoustic sounds that first brought attention to his music back in the 1980s. Growing up in Alabama, with deep roots in the red clay of then-rural Walker County, Eddy was immersed in the old-time folk, country, blues, and bluegrass traditions that flourished there. He has called the area where he came from “the place where the Appalachians meet the Delta”, in reference to the musical melting pot that fused traditional European and African elements, spawning the folk, blues, gospel, rock, and soul music that heavily influenced popular music worldwide in the latter half of the twentieth century.

Eddy’s songs have appeared on many compilation albums, including NPR’s “Car Talk Car Tunes” and nine Fast Folk albums, which have been acquired by the Folkways division of the Smithsonian.

Venues where Eddy has performed include: The Birchmere, the Bluebird Café, The Bottom Line, Bound for Glory, Caffe Lena, Johnny D’s, Middle East Nightclub, Minstrel Coffeehouse, Ram’s Head Tavern, Roaring Brook Concerts, Vancouver Folk Music Festival (main stage) and many others.

http://www.snowplowrecords.com/

Eddy Lawrence – Bio

American Indian Lobby Day 2015

Robert Satiacum and Robert Upham 

American Indian Lobby Day 2015 Flier

2015 Flier

Some of the Bills to look for

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