Randy Credico is a political and social justice activist and broadcaster. Formerly in the 1970s and 80s he was a comic and political satirist on the comedy circuit, once appearing on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show. In the mid-1980s, having befriended the famous constitutional Attorney William Kunstler, perhaps best known for representing the Chicago Seven and the American Indian Movement in the aftermath of the Wounded Knee incident, Randy became active in anti-imperialist and anti-war issues. He was the director of the William Kunstler Fund for Racial Justice, and later has also run for the Senate against Chuck Schumer, for Mayor of New York and against Andrew Cuomo for the governorship. For years he has supported the release of Julian Assange. Randy recently returned from a trip to Moscow, Russia and the Donbas region in the liberated part of Ukraine, which we will discuss together. He hosts the show "Live on the Fly", which can be heard every Monday at 10 am on the Progressive Radio Network, and on WBAI every Wednesday at 2:30 pm.
Michael Stuart Ani joins us for Season 1 (2021) of Birdsong. Michael has been a student of plant wisdom for fifty years. As a young man, the Lakota sage, John Fire Lame Deer, guided Michael through his first peyote ceremony and then sent him south to Mexico in search of the steps of the Ghost Dance. These steps led Michael to the Sierra Mazateca of Oaxaca, famous for its sacred mushrooms. From the end of the 1960's era through to the 1970's, Ani lived in the most remote part of the region. He became the only outsider who was ever allowed to collect Desheto, the sacred mushroom species of the deep tropical cloud forest of Chicon Nindo. He was instrumental in fighting the epidemics among the Yanomami people in the rainforests of Venezuela. He also helped to create a school to teach local indigenous people to be healthcare officers in the emerging Alto Orinoco Biosphere Reserve. His work in Venezuela was subsequently featured in the 1994 documentary, Yanomami, Keepers of the Flame, which won the US Environmental Film Festival's Best Documentary of the Year. Keepers of the Flame also became the feature film at the 1994 Brazilian Earth Summit. In 2002, Ani focused his attention back on the Northern States of the Americas and worked to restore some of the very last genetically pure Bison to the Brule, Lakota tribes on the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota. While on Rosebud, Ani responded to the requests of tribal elder Leonard Crow Dog and brought an eyeglass clinic to the reservation. Because of his efforts in South America and Mexico, and his work to build a ceremony house for renowned healer Grandpa Roy Stone, the Amazonia Foundation was honored by being included as an organization under the umbrella of the National Congress of American Indians. Michael has fulfilled his promise to Desheto by writing the book, “The Ghost Dance; an untold history of the Americas”. His catchprase “TALKING PLANTS” refers to a small group of fungi and plants that he believes have developed the ability to communicate with both humans and animals. Michael feels that these plants are key to survival in an uncertain future. TIMESTAMPS: [6:05] Epidemics in the Amazon and losing jungle knowledge [7:55] Shamanic knowledge is received directly from the plants and spirit [10:34] LSD is GOD in pill form - Tim Leary [11:30] Honouring the sacred by learning the region and communing with the “talking plants” [14:30] Trailing the Ghost Dance, the very first ritual of the Americas [16:15] John Fire Lame Deer, Wounded-Knee and Ghost Dance [21:30] Communing with nature and learning from “talking plants” [27:20] It's not just difficult for US to survive in the forest… [29:05] Apprenticing to the immediate ecology to receive the secrets of the talking plants [31:38] Plants are part of controlling whats going on in the world today and the beginning of the “psychedelic movement” [35:25] Gaian intelligence & our Achilles heel as a species [38:50] Shamans are falling out of the trees [39:55] Tribal communal ceremonies vs deep medicine man ceremonies [43:17] Western culture and mental fragmentations [45:22] Michael's role to keep one lineage in-tact [47:29] Spiraling around to new beginnings by looking to plant medicine cultures of the past [50:00] Learning from Amazonian epidemics and returning to nature for CV-19 [55:16] Using cannabis in it's whole form as a medicine [56:49] Tobacco doesn't carry the same risk when using in its natural form [58:06] Mom + Pop farming is the way forward [59:01] There's a spiritual war in the jungles and it's going to affect us all… [1:01:51] How do you get people to care about ecological disaster? [1:07:46] We are still facing a global witch hunt [1:11:02] What myths of the ancient Americas can help us today? [1:12:23] The different types of animal totems… for people, plants and places [1:18:35] What does the ceremonial ritualistic context for taking the sacred mushroom look like? [1:23:00] The entire ritualistic process… (this is a real gift to listen to!) [1:34:02] Sacred things must be kept hidden… until the exact moment they are needed [1:37:25] What message does Michael have to pass on to those walking the shamanic path?
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Transcript for 04/05/2023 Bay Native Circle 0000:00:00 Show Theme 00:01:00 Morning Star Gali Chimi Sunwi. Good evening and welcome to Bay Native circle here on KPFA, 94.1, KFCF 88.1 in Fresno and online at kpfa.org. This is Morning Star Gali. Your host for this evening. Tonight's show is dedicated to all of you celebrating spring blessings and renewal. And enjoying this full moon evening tonight's main native circle profiles some of our community warriors, Anthony Guzman of the Native American Health Center. In Oakland is the Chief Cultural Officer. Besides his community work, he is a father and a husband and considers that his most important role in life. We will hear an interview with James Jackson, a Vietnam veteran who interviews Bruce Gali, a Wounded Knee veteran, and Standing Rock Veteran. All of our veterans are honored and respected within our communities, we will also hear from our very own Bay Native circles, Rass K Dee, a musician, and former producer for BNC. Rass is a cultural and music warrior, blending and incorporating culture into a modern medium. 01:59 James Jackson Hello, my name is Jimmy Jackson. I live in Tuba City Arizona on the Navajo reservation…I am Kinlichini…born for salt and my maternal grandparents are Towering House and my paternal grandparents are Bitterwater and… I recently went to visit the traveling wall of Vietnam Memorial and it was in Fort Verde, Arizona, and it was an odd experience to be amongst the Yavapai Apache people… who were forced March to San Carlos in the early, early, early times of Arizona. I went to see other veterans as well at the memorial. So that's why I went there. Bruce Gali is an Elder from Northern California, he is from the Achomawi band of the Pit River Indian Nation… And he recently traveled to Wounded Knee, South Dakota for the 50th year Memorial of the Occupation there, as well as he is a veteran of Standing Rock, North Dakota Occupation 2016 excuse me… he endured quite a bit of hardship there, Bruce? 00:03:35 Bruce Gali Thank you, Jimmy you know, for the introduction, yes. So, the question was…How did I end up in Wounded Knee?…well you know, back in the late sixties there, you know Alcatraz was going on Also there was some land struggles in Kashia Indian reservation…also Northern California, then they had fishing rights…in Yurok country…but through all these gatherings, especially Alcatraz, there was a number of tribal peoples, tribal nations coming from around the country to do that occupation on Alcatraz and later on they had went to Pit River because we were having a land struggle with PG&E and also the United States forest service on our four corners You know land struggles so when Wounded Knee started, the tribe had asked, or the tribal council had asked if there were volunteers to like to go over there because of the Sioux tribe had participated in Pit River at that time…so they had asked for volunteers asked for the tribal council had had asked for volunteers, give me a second here… We had to ask for volunteers, and they asked that I go over there and not to fight the United States government but to go over there and protect the women, children, and elders. Just like the people from Alcatraz from other nations had done so…in order to return that favor. I volunteered to go back there that time our spiritual person in Pit River country was Charlie Buckskin, chief and Raymond Lego, and a couple of the other council people Talbert Wilson, Doc Jenkins , and they had ceremony for me and they asked that I go back there and that I would be protected and that ..you know not to fight the United States government but to protect the women, children and elders, back there and that I would be able to go back there and defend the people and be able to come back and give my report of what was going on at that time back there. So, when I had gone back there, started out in Pit River and went to UC Davis, we had to a safe house there, and probably 40 people in a room and I had walked in there and asked if I could participate in going back there if they had room …like that And so, at that time, there were 3 cars going back there and I had secured one of the seats in the vehicle and there were 21 of us that had gathered in UC Davis at that time and we all jumped in the cars and left that evening. Now that was probably the first night that it was the 27th…so probably the 28th when I arrived down there. 21 of us in three cars were packed in there like a bunch of sardines. But we were being followed, I think, through Reno, Nevada, and Colorado and then after that we ended up in Rapid City. We had gone over there, and we went to one of the Indian Centers or Indian community down in there. People started asking or saying they heard about that. There was a group coming in from California a lot of names were mentioned so we did feel that it was safe at that time Because we wanted to go into Wounded Knee, so we left there and Other people from the community had to stay in Rapid City overnight and then the next day we had went to Porcupine …we went through Porcupine, there were 21 of us going through that there at that time. So, we walked through the Wounded Knee, we got there probably …we left about 8 o'clock at night, we walked in when the sun was coming out, and they had a bunker over there …California…little California bunker. So other people were there from California, so a lot of people didn't know the story remains that there was about 36 of us altogether…there were all different tribes within turtle island. But a lot of them came out from California…so you know it was kind of there were California tribal people, but there was 36 of us all together, and I remember that one evening when we were there, one of the folks that is no longer with us now, ..Charlie Steele had asked that he wanted everybody to introduce themselves, their name and what their purpose was for being there…went around in a circle…you know all 36 of us and there right after that the next day they had flesh offerings, and I went over there to see Wallace Black Elk and didn't realize at that time how strong spiritually the prayer was, and I had taken flesh offerings from Wallace Black Elk. That second evening and he had told me the same exact word that my tribal council from Pit River that those bullets would go right through me, and I was there to protect the women children and elders and not to fight the United States government and I would be able to survive this day and bring back the message from their country back to Wounded Knee and here now today, I really understand and know that power of prayer. And the thing is going back to Wounded Knee on its 50th year anniversary, I had talked to some other people and if you really look at it when I moved back I was 23 years old, and at that time it was 1973, and I looked at it now and at this 50th anniversary and here now I'm just turning 73 years old, you know, and still surviving. So that's what I'm trying to acknowledge to the people out there is how strong that prayer is. You know the Creator already knew my path in life…like I said…time tells everything…and like I honor that and I like to say that now, I like to acknowledge the women that were there inside Wounded Knee, inside the bunkers, either cooking or on security or bringing in supplies and even the women that were on the outside ..you know out there gathering fresh medical supplies, clothing, you know that stuff…people haven't acknowledged that about women in their quest… and how their strength was helping us in order to be there…And hold that ground.. 13:51 Jimmy: Did you see any people that you knew at the Memorial? 13:56 Bruce: Yeah, you know there were probably about five or six of us…we were standing around …after these 50 years A lot of things that you know we weren't sure about or to confirm other things that have happened during those days in Wounded Knee and so, we were able to sit down and confirm or you know, just stand around whatever talking and conferring stuff that was going on 50 years ago… So that was quite interesting, and I talked about the repercussions of the aftermath about killings…the women that were missing…In the mountains, a lot of people were still around on that hillside, you know, and we asked or talked about quite a few of the other people there…whether they were still alive or what they were up to. You know in this present day, it was quite interesting 15:53 Jimmy: Do you have any last words: 15:57 Bruce: Yeah…probably last words I'd like to say like I say… acknowledging the women , acknowledging KPFA, for giving me time to speak about this 50th year anniversary like that…I'm not too sure if I'll be able to go back again and I know and I know I'm not going to be able to be there for the 100th year anniversary and I want to give the acknowledgement, blessings for people that I honor very much that have helped me financially ..with the rooms or whatever to go back there like that…just so …I'm honored and blessed to have let me have the acknowledgement about myself being part of that back there…I had mentioned before that it wasn't about me myself or I…it was about us being back there acknowledging the people that weren't able make it because of hardships Maybe they were taking care of grandmothers, grandpas, grandchildren …children…so on the like that…trouble with their vehicles, maybe they didn't have gas money to go there and come back…the hardships of them having to work like that…I said acknowledging the women that were part of Wounded Knee but weren't on the inside worked on the outside gathering materials like that. So, I'm honored and blessed for all that… the Facebook page is Bruce Gali ok, talk to you guys later–HO! 00:18:39 Cathy Jackson We're speaking with Anthony Guzman of the Native American Health Centers. Anthony, can you please introduce yourself? 00:18:46 Anthony Guzman Sure, my name's Anthony Guzman, and I am the Chief Culture Officer of the Native American Health Center? I'vebeen working here now for, you know, 2 1/2 years, when I first started working here working at the health center, I came in as the Director of Community Wellness. Also, in August of last year, the health center created a position called Cultural Officer and they hired me to fill it and so I'm really grateful for the opportunity to serve in that position. It's a new job that's going to pop up around urban Indian organizations across the country and really one of the things that's the responsibility of that office is to insure that the traditional practices, ancestral wisdom is integrated into all aspects of the organization, and that culture doesn't become a trinket in these types of organization and that it's part of our value system and the way that we do business At the center, and so…several other organizations have one, such as Sac-Sacramento American Indian Health, Santa Clara Valley…and I think one of our partners up in Seattle…Urban Indian Health Institute are doing the same thing, so we followed suit…we saw the value in it…our leadership saw the value in it…so that's my current role…yeah, really excited about it. 01:54 Cathy Jackson And where are you from? 01:55 Anthony Guzman I am from Randlett, Utah. I grew up on the Ute Indian Reservation in Northeastern Utah. You know, I remember growing up out there as a kid when I just couldn't wait to get away from there, I wanted to get to the big cities and you know, I always just had this deep desire to be in the city. And now at 46 years old, I take every opportunity I get to go home, back to the middle of nowhere, high desert and ah, you know the mountain sage brush, clay sandstone hills where I grew up…it's really important to me know…to go back home and spend as much time there with my family and.. But honestly when I go home…I find myself just wanting to be alone…as a kid where I grew up you know and walking around…walking around on the high desert, along the river…and really just listening to the sounds that's ..really just nature…yeah, it sounds crazy just to talk about it now but…I remember then how badly I wanted out (chuckles) 03:10 Cathy Jackson And before we start talking about your upcoming event at the Presidio. Can you tell the listeners why you chose to do the work that you do? 03:22 Anthony Guzman That's an interesting question, I really… I became a social worker, I worked in the school at the University of Utah, and got a master's in social work. But before that, I went Haskell Indian Nations University, and I went to a boarding school at Anadarko, Oklahoma…and I never planned on ever going to college, let alone being a social worker …Social workers…where I grew up…it was…social workers weren't seen as people that were there in support…help and build the community…they were kind of seen as people who took away kids and… diagnosed you…And so, I never sought out to do this work, I sure didn't think I would be in the position I was in today. I think the work called me and you know, itjust seemed like it fit and navigated my way through school and again going through school was something that I never planned on doing either…I just think that Creator had a plan for me and to be able to do what I do today is such a blessing and so…that's kind of how I answered that question…I don't know if I really chose this path…it just kind of folded in front of me. 00:21:57 (Cathy Jackson) OK, I'm going to uh, throw in another question here before we talk about the event…ahm.. You spoke about having a son and I wanted to know what some of the differences are that you feel, or I don't know how to really phrase. How are you raising your son differently from how You were raised? 00:22:21 Anthony Guzman That's a that's such a beautiful question. You know, I think about both sides of my family: my, my dad was born in Tiajuana and so I'm half Mexican. My father moved from Tiajuana when he was five years old to Northen California and Watsonville, CA. So, I had a large family down there. And so, his father became an orphan in Mexico City when he was a child and grew up in orphanages. And my mom… both of her parents went to boarding school establishedon my reservation…and both of those histories impacted the way both of my parents parented, you know it was a tough love it was you know I think that even when was going up…the first time… I ever said I love you to my mom and dad, I was probably about 29 years old and, it was really Awkward for myself, it was awkward for my parents too. Like they – I remember seeing how uncomfortable my mom and dad were when I said it to them. And I think that had a lot to do with the history of both people, the, the, the intergenerational trauma from alcohol and drugs and historical aspects of systematic oppression and colonization and both of my family …both sides. And so, a lot of my testament…to who I am as a father. I had to come through the school of social work, because I don't think that if I went to that school and learned the skill set I did… I don't know if I would be able to be the father, I am today, you know, a very active father. I bathe my son…you know when he was a baby…I wash, I cook, I do the dishes, feed him and cloth him…changehis diaper, I love you…to the point now– you know I've never laid a hand on my son…which was very different for me…and I tell him that I love him and he's beautiful every single day. You know, I think one of the things that I remember that being a father now…opposed to my dad, sleep with my son, cuddle with him, read him bedtime stories and just let him know how much I appreciate and I love him every single day don't know if I Would have necessarily been. Able to do that without the school that I went through. And the work that I've done on myself I do, I'm actively in therapy…I've been in therapy, it's one thing to do therapy with people, but some other things to know how it feels on the other side of that therapy chair. And to do my work as well. And so, I think the difference I think…my fatherhood style, my dad's …night and day…and that's nothing to say anything bad about my parents…that's what they knew…that's what their parents gave them…and their parents, I can't imagine things they went through. Being a father is the most important thing to me, and it really helps me navigate the work in the community. So along with the question of the most important thing in my life is being a father…and a husband, you know it's the most important thing, it's the most sacred ceremony that I know that exists to me right now. The most beautiful and I'm glad to call myself a father. 00:25:36 Cathy Jackson That was a really good answer. So, tell the listeners what obstacles you have encountered in providing the services you do– talk a little bit about the services…and um, what are some of the obstacles you encountered in providingthose services… 00:26:07 Anthony Guzman Well you know when I think about providing services, it's-it's– I've worked my entire career in the Indian community-in the Native communities…I'm a social worker, I've worked for my own tribe for years, Friendship house ah, CRC, among various tribes, you know back home in Utah, but also worked in urban Indian organizations in Salt Lake City as well.. And I think the obstacles that we always face like…the sources of money that we get. Not always enough money -that always can be an issue, but it's about the sources that we get that money from. So, if you're getting money from the feds, from the county, from the state…private donors…attached to that funding is always the expectations that you have…and some of those expectations aren't bad they're very important. You know, data collection, what is your data telling you? And being able to justify the work that you'redoing with sometimes that that's a double-edged sword Sometimes it feels like it's just a bunch of obstacles and you know your heart's making sure your community's getting services that they need and wanting to see the community thrive and heal from all the disparities and trouble they've had… However, each one of those contracts and funders, you know, sometimes those challenges in which you expect or there's a bureaucracy there. That's just the slog at times. And you know, like, you know, there's certain there's certain contracts, and you got to know your contracts and grants to say, hey, this contract, you can buy food and have a cultural celebration where you feed the people, and and some say no… you can't do that, or they say you can't charge a traditional practitioner to this, and so I think one of the one of the obstacles to that and you know being able to have unrestricted fundings to do those types of work without having to ask or knowing all these little details of those contracts. But I don't want to say those are bad things, you just have to be very astute in what you are doing on all those contracts, particularly when you have a lot of contracts, you just have to run through one of those and it's a lot of awareness. So my hat goes off to go to the organizations that you, that they know what they need and can put the money where they want to and I think sometimes that's one of the obstacles with having a lot of contracts ..there's some awesome things you can do, you have to think outside the box to fulfill those grants expectations when you have unrestricted funding to do the work that you do then that's awesome. Hey, let's have a wonderful cultural celebration, and we bring in healers from all over and pay our relatives. What they deserve to be paid. That'salways been something that is important to me. I remember I had– I used to hold punk rock skateboard festival on my reservation. And I remember – You know, like you can't do that like, but that's not a substance abuse prevention– I'm like you bet it is, I had skateboard competitions, you know, punk rock, and heavy metal, you know, hip hop artist, some of which are now very well known in the country, which I'm really proud to see where they are right now. But you know, SAMSHA, IHS-Phoenix area office… So, you know, they might not be really able to see the connection on how those types of activities are prevention activities for youth and even some of the adult folks. So, bureaucracy is definitely a challenge there. And you know, sometimes it's my colleagues. Sometimes I'm not saying anything about understanding the world in general. Sometimes we got folks that are burnt out with the work that they do and that really kind of comes through, and I'm fortunate my colleagues that we currently have right now are fantastic and they really believe in the mission of our organization to ensure that the Community gets you know, support physically, mentally, spiritually, emotionally. And um, so I'm really proud of that. 00:30:04 Cathy Jackson We need to leave a few more seconds when we switch back and forth…ah. You do have a really good staff and I'd like you to talk a little bit about them if you if you can. 00:30:16 Anthony Guzman Sure, you know, I think I've been really blessed to, you know, come into an organization you know, that's been here doing this amazing work for 50 years doing this amazing, work you know, With so many of our community partners out there and, you know, friendship House, IFH, CRC and these guys have been doing the work for so long I just hope that, you know, I can put a little bit of contribution into the fantastic work. That's just, you know, what happens with these organizations and then blood, sweat and tears as you well know, for so long when somebody like me with, you know, I'm 46, but still there was the whole generation of people. And I stand on the shoulders of what we did, all that work for us to do what we're doing right now. You know Marty Waukazoo's our CEO…he has a leadership style that really allows people to meet their full potential, you know, really admire, you know, Marty and I actually worked for Helen as well at…the Friendship House and worked for Helen before I moved to the Bay Area. It was really eye-opening to see leaders like that. Everybody has challenges, you know in leadership. It's really always something that's complex and knowing and understanding that time. Marty's been great, Natalie-Natalie Aguilera…she's the chief administration officer. She herleadership is, you know, really comes through years 17 years of working here at the health center she really knows the organization and the departments. Michelle Shawnego who is a Chief People officer…really leads up a really massive department in our Human Resources…she really has to make very strong decisions and Understand the complexities of our workforce. That's very big and diverse you know, out of 275 employees and were close to 100 native employees but our workforce is a is a reflection of the Community that where we are at in Fruitvale and the Mission a very diversecommunity of our very diverse workforce, African American Latino relatives, people from all- Of the world, really constitute our workforce and I'm really proud to see that our workforce is as diverse as it is. So those are some of our Native Leadership. Hat's off to Dr. Jenkins…our chief medical officer Greg Garrett, our Chief Operations Officer, Alan Wong, our Chief Financial Officer, every single one of those people contributes to every day. operation of the Native American Health Center, you know. Let me tell you I've had some pretty tough jobs and when I came here. I think a lot of people have the same experience, the pace of which we move every single day. It's grueling and rigorous…I was just pretty blown away on how quickly I have to, you know, download information, make decisions, and move and be able to hold so much at one given time. You know, just didn't realize that I had the capacity to, to work as I'm doing now, and it definitely takes its toll on me, but I make sure that my mental health is– I stay on top of it, and so that when I go home, I can manage it and be a father, a husband and friend, to the best of my ability to some of my colleagues and. At the health center we provide mental health services, clinical, dental. We have a WIC, we have a school-based services in 11 different schools, we have a Richmond site…ah provide rental assistance in San Francisco, prevention services, substance abuse-prevention services, perinatal programming, through community wellness department, and here's ah, we do everything we can to insure that-that culture and traditional values, in an inter-tribal space is interjected in every aspect of our programming, and so again, very humbled and happy to be able to contribute to an organization that's been doing great work for so long. 00:35:03 Cathy Jackson Thank you. Let's talk about the event that's coming up on Saturday, April 15th at the Presidio now. 00:35:11 Anthony Guzman Yes, yes. You know, I want to say a fantastic big hat's off to Laura Cedillo who's one of the program managers at the health Center. She's always been a fantastic community organizer and done so much great work, I know I learn from Laura all the time and the way that she engages in the community, you know? So, on Saturday April 15th from 11:00 to 4:00 PM, we have the Inter-Tribal Dance Gathering, dancing is our medicine. We have our brush dancers showing up. The bird dancers, round dance songs–you know, Mike Ballenger, All Nations Singers…and just the title, “Dancing is our medicine,” is so powerful…You know as a clinician you know, you learn all these different types of interventions, you know, and cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing…EMDR you know, the list goes on and often times…they take these little Elements of human beings have used historically heal, and understand lives about people who have to function in the world. one of the things that I always notice was that all indigenous people all around the world danced for all things they danced for healing: they danced to grieve, they dance for joy and celebration, they dance to laugh Andso… You know I think that western psychology and medicine is finally starting to catch up at understanding ah, how you integrate movement, and song and dance into the lives of human beings…it's so crucial and important and I think the inter-national dance gathering is that, it's a demonstration to say -hey look, these ways have always supported the growth and healing and driving of people. But it's also opportunity to just come together and be in community and laugh and dance. You know, every single one of us I think that times and you know in our lives and get caught up and our work and titles and what we do and mission and we're all out there achieving, but when we dance… All that goes away, and we become one with the people around you, We come one with the space that you're in you can hear the trees and you can hear the birds. You can hear the ocean. We can hear the laughter of children and all that stuff goes away…and for a moment you're tapped into everything around you, and that's the way when we think about this event, that's how I envision it… That's how I feel when I hear the word dance…so get out there, shake your tailfeather, use your clapper, you know, wherever it may be…cause at the end of the day…when Indigenous people dance…it boils down to a couple of things…and some of it is…love and relationship. 00:38:40 Cathy Jackson Well, I'm sure people will look forward to that event at the Presideo…can you give the contact information for the event and maybe some of the social media contact- I saw a flyer maybe you could talk about that. 00:39:00 Anthony Guzman Sure, [if] you have any questions regarding the event, get a hold of Joseph Vasquez or Laura Cedillo, and you can get ahold of them at 415-417-3556 or you can e-mail at SFCWD@nativehealth.org We also have our Instagram page I believe that is. Directions are 7 Gen 1D, Native American's Health Center Instagram page, and from there, you will be able to get connected to the rest of our social media accounts on Twitter… And Facebook…I think right now, our Instagram has a lot of good stuff there and you can follow some of the things that we are doing not only in San Francisco, but also in Oakland, and the Richmond site as well. 00:40:02 Cathy Jackson Well, I'd Like to thank you for taking the time to speak, to Bay native circle today. Are there any last words? 00:40:11 Anthony Guzman Yeah, you know, I think we covered a lot a lot of topics today. And I just want to thank you so much for giving us an opportunity to share a little bit about who we are and what we do at the health center…I think ah, one of the things that I think is so important, you talked about and thank you for asking you know…as men in the community think about how important it is, that we ah, you know, we take care of our mental health…we cherish it, and when we see something that we need to you got to make sure you talk to somebody and find the services that we need to in order for us to know as men, as fathers, as brothers as friends to all of our communities…that we take care of ourselves in that way, ..you know our women have carried us in community so, so strongly, and for so long.. But that wait can be very-that wait can wear…and so, they definitely need us I know there's men out there, doing exactly what I'm talking about. But if you see a brother out there, and they're suffering and they're down…go over there, let them know how much you care about them, if you don't know how to give them the support that they need…don't be afraid to let them know, and normalize some of the help for mental health, it's so important…and I'm saying that as someone that has practiced that myself. You know I've found that times that I've tried to power through things, but every time I've reached out to get support…I see that my resiliency's a lot more–I bounce back quicker…and I learn something, I learn something about myself, and I stay in relation to other people, and to pass that on to other folks, too. And I see them if they might need help, or they reach out. So, I wanted to share a little bit about that, because I know how important that is support each other…it'ssuch a dynamic and fascinating time right now, so much going on…I'm so excited about our indigenous America right now…let's do everything we can to fulfill our dreams in community. Again, thank you so much for the opportunity to share some thoughts, and yeah and (I think he said Wopila) 00:42:31 Cathy Jackson OK, thanks. (Transition theme) 00:42:31 Cathy Jackson We're here with Rass K'Dee…ah Rass please tell the listeners a little bit about yourself…and what you've been up to lately. Rass K'Dee: hey, how's it going, been a while since I've been on air, thank you for having me Cathy…appreciate it–big fan of your program also, back in the day…yeah, I definitely have been a listener of Bay Native Circle…um…actually host for – I think nine years I hosted? So… It's good to be back on air with you…and just share what we've been up to. I belong to the band AudioPharmacy…my name is Rass K'Dee…been performing with Audiopharmacy-this will be our 20th year coming up next year, so we're excited to be celebrating 20 years of our work and music and cultural sharing in the bay area and beyond, and ah…yeah, we're just gearing up for a bunch of events this spring, just coming on the air to share some music, and just some vibes with the people. 44:28 Cathy Jackson: So, tell me a little bit about this film and concert that's coming up 44:31Rass K'Dee: Yeah, so we made a film called “Groundworks” which is, was…initially it was kind of a collaboration with Dancing Earth…this other group from Canada, Toaster Lab… another film group. We came together to kind of you know, create these short films…they were like 360 films, they were for virtual like virtual reality films? And um, for the virtual space, and um, we filmed a couple of them and through the process of filming these original films, we ended up making a feature- a full length documentary…uhm, which is not 360…just 2D space, but…it's 57 minute film, and it features bunch of California Native Voices, and cultural bearers and one of them is myself, also Canyon Sayers Roots, Bernadette Smith, and L Frank Manriquez, some of the voices that you've probably heard a lot here on KPFA in the Bay Native Circle over the years, and we asked them what kind of…what do they want to share…what are the stories that they want to share…you Canyon, you know, talked about Indian Canyon, Bernadette talked about the acorn festival, and reviving the acorn festival…myself talked about my music, and work with the Nesta Media Arts Center here in Forestville building our sustainable artists hub here in Sonoma County, and Snag magazine, our native arts and culture magazine and then L Frank talked about her work-their work, artwork, and work that they do as well. Everyone kind of shares a little bit about their culture, and cultural piece…but yeah the film has had a lot of success, it aired on KQED last year…I think it was on…over a thousand stations, it went nationwide…so that was a good opportunity for folks to see it last November, we're just following up with some screenings here in the bay area, we're screening it at the San Francisco State…I think it's on April 12th…at SF State from Noon to 1:30 and they'll be a Q and A, and also a panel, the filmmakers won't make it this time, but some members of AudioPharmacy…some members of the Native staff and teachers at SF State will be on the panel as well and that's going to be at SF State on April 12th…um, and then we also have a concert that we're doing. We're following up with a concert on April 19th at the McKenna theatre in at SF State, and that concert is with AudioPharmacy, my band…you know for those that aren't familiar…we're world hip hop ensemble–anywhere from five to ten of us onstage at once…but we have a pretty, pretty well-known for getting the party jumpin' in the bay area community. But that show will be on the 19th from 7 to 8:30 and for students out there, students of SF State or students in general…the first 200 tickets are free, so definitely jump on that, and there's also some promo codes if you go to AudioPharmacy.com…you can find out more information about those. Cathy Jackson 48:25: Well, it sounds like you have been busy. Can you talk a little bit more about the film…and where people can see it now? Rass K'Dee 48:34: Yeah so if you have a KQED membership, you can watch the film, it is on KQED on the PBS stations in your city where you're tuning in from, but you can just search “Groundworks” on KQED or search Groundworks Film…you can also see the trailer, search Groundworks trailer um you can see the film trailer, but yeah, the film was really kind of evolved from like really from a question we asked you know, these tribal leaders and members you know, what issues or what things do you want to talk about, what kind of things do you want to show from your community…as opposed to approaching them with our own hatched idea of what we want to share from their culture from their community, and I think that's a little bit of a different approach…I think a lot of times us as culture bearers, community culture workers, or ceremony makers…or…yeah, so a lot of times, people come to us with projects that are kind of fully hatched, they want us to um just come on for a fifteen-minute land acknowledgement or open upthe band or sing a song you know, as artists and musicians…culture bearers… You know, we didn't want to do that…we wanted the artist to share what they wanted to share, and what are the projects that you're excited about, and it's um, just more of a different approach, and I think that really opened up…I think…you know these artists that we're showcasing opened up them to be able to really hone in on the projects they want the world to hear about, and that's what's most important really is that the ones that are near and dear to their hearts…you know. Cathy Jackson 50:20: That's great so you're really opening up space for other people…ok well anything else you'd like to add? Rass K'Dee 50:43 Yeah…well I'd love to see–we have a bunch of shows coming up this spring and I recommend just checking us out and I think the best way to check out our calendar for April/May is to AudioPharmacy.com…and you can see all of our dates, we have a show at the Oakland Museum on May 5th, and then we'll be in San Francisco at the Gongster's paradise event on May 6th, the day after…we just have a bunch of shows in April and May, so I'ddefinitely check out audiopharmacy.com if you want to come to one of those…come see us in the community. But yeah, we're excited for the spring…excited for the upcoming events…yeah just this new birth…time of renewal…so I'm giving thanks for you Cathy…thank you so much for having me on today. Cathy Jackson 51:43: Well, thank you so much and I'm sure that Falcon will pick out some music from your Radio Cafe to play…is there anything you'd like to suggest? Rass K'Dee 51:56 We have a couple of new songs, there's a new song called “Translucent” which just came out, and the music video is coming out soon…that, it's already ready…music video, we also have a song called “Lose your Mind”…which is a really long song, you can play a portion of it…nine minute song…that one also has a music video, those are like newer songs, but anything from our catalog, you know, is great…you know audiopharmacy, we have several albums…and I know Falcon's a big fan, so he'll find something… 52:34 Cathy: Alright thanks a lot 52:36 Audiopharmacy song…to outro 55:16 Morning Star Gali: Here's the calendar for upcoming events with audiopharmacy…On April 12th, Groundworks films screening with audiopharmacy includes a Q and A, this will be held Wednesday April 12th from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at 1600 Holloway Ave in San Francisco…for more information visit groundworksfilms.com. On April 19th, audiopharmacy is playing a live cypher at San Francisco State University…this is a free event…this will be held from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. again on April 19th. Also, on April 19th audiopharmacy is providing a live theatre performance. This will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at 1600 Holloway Avenue in San Francisco. For more information please visit audiopharmacy.com/events. On Saturday April 15th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you're invited to the Native American Health Centers Inter-Tribal Dance Gathering, “Dancing is our Medicine” this will be held at the Presidio in San Francisco. Dance in many indigenous communities is a prayer, an offering…a balancing our physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional selves, which in turn heals and strengthens our communities. The native American Health Centers welcomes Indigenous Communities and the greater public to enjoy healing dances by California tribes, Ohlone Hupa and Kumeyaay…round dance songs by Mike Ballenger, Kickapoo/Sac n Fox, screen printing by Smithsonian, featuring artist Calixto Robles, Zapotec, and beading with Kelly Roanhorse, Dine…and more. Purchase delicious foods celebrating the bay area's diverse cuisines from Presidio pop up food and beverages, and vendors. Limited seating is available, please bring your own blanket or folding chair. For more information visit Park Conservancy.org, or nativehealth.org for the latest updates. Thank you for listening to our special edition of bay native circle…a special thank you to our engineer, Falcon-Miguel Molina, Jr. This is Morning Star Gali, you have been listening to Bay Native Circle…our producer is Janeen Antione, opening music is L. Frank, mixed with Rass K'Dee, Robert Mirabel, and Rare Tribal Mob. Thank you goes out to Mike Biggz for running the boards, and to Diane Williams for the opening prayer. We thank our musical artists, our guests, and our listening artists for your continued support. We want to give a shout out to our brother's sisters listening on the inside, especially those on death row. Thank you to Creator, to the indigenous peoples on the lands we occupy, to our ancestors…and to those yet to come…blessings (end) The post Bay Native Circle – April 5, 2023 – Morning Star Gali Hosts. Cathy Jackson Interviews Anthony Guzman, Rass K'Dee & Jimmy Jackson Interviews Bruce Gali appeared first on KPFA.
“There a papoose cries by its mother's breast which, cold and insensible, can nourish it no more; there lies a young girl with her long hair sticky of blood, hiding her mutilated face… And here—here rests the beautiful young squaw whom yesterday I offered a cigarette—dying, with both her legs shot off. She lies there without wailing and greets me with a faint smile on her pale lips.” — First Sergeant Ragnar Ling-Vannerus“The Pioneer has before declared that our only safety depends upon the total extermination of the Indians. Having wronged them for centuries, we had better, in order to protect our civilization, follow it up by one more wrong and wipe these untamed and untamable creatures from the face of the earth.” — Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz “Who would have thought that dancing could make such trouble? We had no thought of fighting.” — Short Bull “When he went to the bottom of the ravine, he saw many little children lying dead… He was now pretty weak from his wounds. Now when he saw all those little infants lying there dead in their blood, his feeling was that even if he ate one of the soldiers, it would not appease his anger… The Indians all knew that Dewey was wounded, but those in the ravine wanted him to help them. So, he fought with his life to defend his own people.” — From The Dull Knifes of Pine Ridge “What we saw was terrible. Dead and wounded women and children and little babies were scattered all along there where they had been trying to run away. The soldiers had followed along the gulch, as they ran, and murdered them in there. Sometimes they were in heaps because they had huddled together, and some were scattered all along. Sometimes bunches of them had been killed and torn to pieces where the wagon guns hit them. I saw a little baby trying to suck its mother, but she was bloody and dead. There were two little boys at one place in this gulch. They had guns and they had been killing soldiers all by themselves. We could see the soldiers they had killed. The boys were all alone there, and they were not hurt. These were very brave little boys.” From Black Elk Speaks By 1890, the Ghost Dance religion was spreading like wildfire in many reservations across United States. At a time when most Natives were facing utter hopelessness, it gave them something to hope in. But the murder of Sitting Bull orchestrated by a reservation agent, and the political machinations of the Harrison administration initiated a military crackdown against an otherwise peaceful movement. The sequence of events thus started would end in bloodshed at Wounded Knee on December 29, 1890, as the 7th Cavalry massacred nearly 300 Lakota—mostly women and kids. In this final episode of the Sitting Bull series, we explore the dynamics that led to Wounded Knee, the insane story of Iron Hail (aka Dewey Beard), how the Yanktons dealt with a traitor, the genocidal fantasies of the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and how Lakota culture endured—in spite of it all. If you feel generous and enjoy History on Fire, please consider joining my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/historyonfire to access plenty of bonus content. For the rest of the year, History on Fire will be sponsored by BlueChew. BlueChew is a unique online service that delivers the same active ingredients as Viagra, Cialis,and Levitra -- but in CHEWABLE tablets and at a fraction of the cost!Try BlueChew FREE when you use our promo code HISTORY at checkout--just pay $5 shipping. Go to https://bluechew.com Bison is some of the healthiest meat you could possibly eat. Get yours at https://dakotapurebison.com/ History on Fire listeners get a discount by using the code HOF10 at checkout. This episode is also sponsored by https://tawkify.com/, the country's #1 modern matchmaking service that is designed to help you achieve relationship success. History on Fire listeners get a 20% discount by going Tawkify.com/HISTORYONFIRE
Bay Native Circle 03-29-2023 This transcript was edited and proofed for accuracy, made with the help of the built-in transcription & dictation feature in Microsoft Word. If you find any errors in this transcription, please feel free to leave us a message in the comments. You can listen to the episode on this page, or go here https://archives.kpfa.org/data/20230329-Wed1900.mp3 to download. 00:00:00 00:00:45 Tony Gonzales Anpetu Thayetu Waste Mitakuyapi – Good Evening Relatives & Welcome to Bay Native Circle here on KPFA & online at KPFA.org. This is Tony Gonzales your host Tonight, March 29th & this evening we will be speaking with Kenny Barrios of Tachi [Southern Valley Yokuts] Peoples of the San Joaquin Valley, south of Fresno out in Akron area. Kenny will talk to us about the floods & all the waters are feeding into the San Joaquin Valley into what was once Tulare. Lake Tulare had disappeared over the decades because of the damming of the four major rivers, in the Corcoran area. [Lake Tulare] is now reappearing, true to form, with all the water draining over the sidewalk canals, levees & waterways—now refilling Tulare Lake. So, Kenny will talk to us from his point of view & give us a little history of his people around that Lake [& their relocation]. [Kenny] will sing us a song of his people's ancient song of this Western Hemisphere my relatives, I hope you will appreciate. We will [also] be speaking with Jean Roach. Many of, you know, over the years, she's a longtime friend & supporter of Leonard Peltier [the] political prisoner—now, going on 48 years for a crime he did not commit. Jean Roach was at that firefight, that historic day back on June 26th, 1975, when three men were shot & killed two FBI agents Joe Stuntz was also among those killed. & by the way, an investigation on his death has not been initiated, nor concluded by the Department of Justice. Jean will talk to us about Leonard, Peltier, and all the various campaigns. Most importantly, [Jean will talk about] going to the United Nations, this April 17th through 28th, to attend the 22nd session of the Permanent Forum on indigenous history. So I'll be sharing some of that history of the international arena with Jean [&] the impact of indigenous peoples of the world, on the United Nations Arena goes back, a hundred years now—[since] nineteen twenty-three, my relatives [when we] went for the first time, [when] Chief Deskaheh of the Cayuga Nation of the Iroquois [Haudenosaunee] Confederacy appeared in Geneva & [addressed] the League of Nations to tell them about the environment, & pollution. He went with his Wampum to talk about honoring treaties & many of the issues that are still relevant…today, [such as] protecting sacred sites. But this is a milestone in international indigenous development & we will be attending that permanent forum—& Jean, & her delegate advocates will be among them. [Jean will] share a bit of history with us, my relatives. But before we do that, I just wanted to express some concerns. Indian People all across the country [ha] gotten attention when President Joe Biden broke another campaign promise. & that is with the opening [of] northeastern Alaska for the Willow Project. & this Willow Project is to open up gas & oil drilling in that region. Formerly President Trump had opened up for leasing during his term & when President Biden came on board, he suspended it. But evidently [Biden is] backpedaling & now he's opened up that region much to the consternation of Indian Peoples on both sides of that slope. & I'm talking about the NPR or the Northern Petroleum region and how that could be a major concern to the kitchen and other traditional peoples. On the Western Slope with reference to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. That is where the Caribou [are], 300,000 Caribou my relatives, in that Northern Region way up there. The porcupine caribou needs the protection of the traditional people & for us to help them in that protection. So there's a lot to be said, so I will try & get a story for you on that perhaps next week or as soon as possible to see how you can help. That's the Conico drilling company in Alaska who will be doing some of that [drilling]. There is projected like six hundred million gallons of oil per year will be extracted from there. So, there's much concern on how they just might begin to overlap into sacred ground of the porcupine caribou—referred to as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or the ANWR, my relatives; that drilling would be in that North Slope area. Now, we need to be considering how to hold President Biden accountable and what is to be done & will there be some any lawsuits where legal challenges are ahead? This is the concern that seemed to be popping up & we'll try & tell that story to my relatives. But also, I just wanted to say that Morning Star. Gali—she's our co-host here on Bay Native Circle, as we rotate during the month & has a show with us—she's now…the new vice-president… [for the] Pit River Tribe, where she's been the preservation officer for many years. Well, now she is the vice chairperson of Pit River Tribe up there in Northern California. So that is terrific. Will be hearing some good news from her & her tribe as we move forward. All right, let's go into that interview with Kenny Barrios…of the Tachi Indian peoples & [talk about] the work that he's doing & bringing us the insights of the lake that once was Tulare Lake and is now once again. &…on the line I've invited the Kenny Barrios [who] lives out there in the central San Joaquin Valley & out there in the Corcoran area. Kennedy, I've invited you to talk to us here on Bay Native Circle…about the weather conditions in the San Joaquin Valley. & we've been hearing a lot about flooding of course & out on the West Coast, a lot of news & concern for the people there and in Pajaro. But in the central San Joaquin Valley, the weather conditions are such that people are in need as well. Can you introduce yourself & describe the people that you're working with please? 00:07:40 Kenny Barrios So, my name is Kenny Barrios. I'm a Tachi Yokut Tribal Member from the Central Valley. We're the people of Tulare Lake. We're the Mud Duck People, so…you see we the people of Tulare Lake. Our Tribe originated around the lake. 00:07:52 Tony Gonzales Tulare Lake was a big majestic freshwater lake. It was considered the largest west of the Mississippi, Kenny & over the decades, over the century that is. [With] the dams that have been built there on the Sierra Nevada's out in your area…with all this rain, a lot of water [had] nowhere else to go—but it seems like it's naturally flowing into what was Tulare Lake and is today. [Kenny] tell us about the conditions in your particular community. 00:08:30 Kenny Barrios So, we'll go back to when it first started when we were getting all that rain. So, our sister Tribe—Tule River Tribe, took a big hit. A lot of flash floods throughout their tribe & they washed away the roadway & everything & then it started trickling down to the to the city. Yeah, our sister tribe, they took a really big hit [from the storm] They're good now, you know, they're back to working & everything. The conditions of the, the roadways & everything have been really bad, so [the Tule River Tribe] lost a lot of their back roads, [became] submerged underwater to back to its original place of Tulare Lake. The so where? Where [my tribe is] right now, we're like 15 miles away from the water to where the water is starting right now. But eventually, when all the water is done, we should be at least 10 miles away. You know the lake gets pretty big. It is the largest freshwater lake, West of Mississippi. That's 75 miles long & 45 miles away. We went from the great the base of the Grapevine, all the way up to the town of Lemoore & went from Corcoran all the way to Kettleman City. It is a big fresh body, and there were stories of when they were taking the lake down. They had so many fish in there…fish hatcheries that were around here until the lake was gone. 00:10:16 Tony Gonzales OK, can you tell us if you are in Corcoran proper or an outlining incorporated [area]? 00:10:30 Kenny Barrios So, we are like 10 miles away from Corcoran & it's just a little bitty town. But the town is like, right on the edge of the shore of the Tulare. So once all the water comes, it passes right by Corcoran, & so Corcoran is taking a big hit of it right now. The Corcoran Prison is right next to it. They just showed another picture of the water, & they showed the I5 & it is big ready [to flood more] & there's a lot of snow. Still in the mountain river, a lot of water is still coming down. We're not done raining yet, you know? So that's all these years that they were hiding the water, taking it away from the land & letting everybody in the valley suffer with no water. It's all coming back all at once & now it's going to be where you can't control it. You can't control what you thought you could control. It's coming back to Mother Nature, you know, mother nature's going to let you know who's really in charge. This is her land, that this is created around. This is indigenous peoples land, this land right here. [Our land] speaks, this land is alive, this land & that lake have been asleep. It wasn't gone, they tried to make it a memory, it is not a memory. It is alive & so itself again, just like that. 00:11:49 Tony Gonzales Is it just your [personal] tribal community that you are working with? Is that the Tulare [River] Reservation you're working at or? 00:12:02 Kenny Barrios No, I work. I work at Tachi Yokut tribe. So, Tachi Yokut Tribe, we are the sister tribe of the Tule River [Tribe]. So, like I said, we're the Mud Duck People, we're the people from Tulare Lake. So, there's five original tribes around the lake. There is the Tachi & the Nutunutu, Wo'lasi the Wowol and I think the Wo'noche (Wo'noche may be misspelled. If you know the proper spelling, please contact us) they were all they were all the five tribes that were around the lake. 00:12:31 Tony Gonzales I understand though, when Tulare Lake was in its full development, you know, as a water body & that there are well over 30[to]50 Indigenous [tribes around the lake]. Your peoples…got relocated further east into the foothills? 00:12:56 Kenny Barrios Yeah, so we had…over like 70,000 members in our tribe. So, when the first contact came, by the time a lot of it was done, we were down to like 200 tribal members & [then] we got down to like 40 Tribal Members. Then…that's when the government came in & started saving us & helping us out & gave us a piece of land to where they gave us 40 acres where we reside on today. That is our original village of Waiu [on Mussel Slough]. 00:13:35 Tony Gonzales Kenny, are you reaching out? Is there a state of emergency call or? 00:13:45 Kenny Barrios Well…so where we are at…we're not in a state of emergency because we're not. We're like, if anything happens, we're going to be on the shoreline, we will not be in the middle of the water. We're not going to be in the way of the of the lake. So, us as indigenous people, we never put our villages where they will be in danger & this is the one of our original villages that we are on right now. So, we are in our original village of Waiu. So, if that water was to come back fully, if that lake was to fully return, we still would be safe because we're on our original village & our original villages were never put in in harm's way—because that's as native people, we know where to put our villages. So our lake, we have stories about the lake. A long time ago, it was just our people. You know, our people, the stories are the animals created the world. So the story is that there was nothing but water. Well, Eagle & Raven were flying over & they seen a mud duck. So they went down & they saw the mud duck, had mud on his bill. So Eagle tells Mud Duck: “Hey Mud Duck! Where'd you get that mud at?” [Mud Duck] says: “I got it down at the bottom of the lake” & Eagle goes “Oh well, if you bring me one scoop of mud, I'll give you 1 fish.” [Mud Duck] said “Oh, yeah, I could do that.” And Raven said “If you bring me one scoop of mud I'll give you one fish too.” So…Mud Duck was bringing the mud up, Eagle was building his hills on the east side & Raven was building the hills on the West side. Well, Eagle said one day that he's going to go off & look for more help & he tells Duck & Raven to keep building on his side so when he gets he can get building. So, when [Eagle] came back he found out that…Raven just built his [own] side. So Eagle tells Duck “I'll give you two fish if you bring me two scoops of mud. So Duck said “Yeah, I'll do that, I'll give you 2 scoops of mud and you bring me two fish.” So they kept doing that & kept doing that for a while until they were done. That's why Eagles hills on the east side are bigger than the hills on the West side, because the Eagle had made Duck give him more mud so he could build his [side] up to catch up to Rave—but he passed [Raven] up & made his house bigger. So we have stories about the lake. These are legit stories. 00:16:15 Tony Gonzales Yes…Kenny, I wanted to ask you again [about] some of the incorporated towns…that are surrounded indeed by corporate farming like that whole area is. There towns that [are] threatened by water & floods—towns such as Allensworth for example—unincorporated [towns]. But they're surrounded by a corporation…the big company of Boswell. Can you share with us a little bit of history about who this rancher Baron is—Boswell—who feels he can also control water? 00:16:49 Kenny Barrios Well, sure, Boswell, he is a man that has the government in his pocket. He's no longer here, I heard he's no longer here, whatever. But his family, they are very, very powerful. They can make the government do things that we can't. So he's the reason why the dams are built, because it flooded his cotton fields one year, so he had then divert the water [so that his fields would no longer be prone to flooding]. He made decisions like that, he controlled the water, every piece of water that comes out of the ground. [The Boswell family] owns the most of it. It's hard because us as people, we need the water, we need the water to live. But everybody wants us to stop using the water so the farmers can grow whatever & make money for themselves. You know they don't give anything back to any community. You know, like our community, for example, where we provide out everywhere you know, because we have our casino, we help out a lot of places & we hardly ever get [anything in return]. But so all the farmers around us, every farmer around us, they all fighting for water. Well, us as native people, we don't even have the water rights. They have a water board, but we aren't allowed on it because we are a government. We are not a individual owning a piece of land. They found a loophole to keep us out because if we were on [the board] we'd have more power [to] keep our water to ourselves. 00:18:18 Tony Gonzales And the water? The Boswell family ultimately corralled included several major rivers in that area, the Kings River among them. What are the other rivers that I hear that there's four major rivers that are indeed a part of this flood now that is overcoming the land? 00:18:32 Kenny Barrios Yeah it's the Kings River, it's the Tule River, it's the Deer Creek & Cross Creek. Well, the those ones come from Kaweah, Deer Creek. I think that comes from Kaweah & Cross Creek comes from Kaweah. So we got Lake Kaweah, we got Lake Success, we got—which I can't think of the name of it—but there's another one down South too. They all bring the water to the to Tulare Lake & that's what's happening right now. They cannot stop it & they're not going to stop it so. They actually, told Boswell that [they have] to let the water go into the lake. So I like the fact that…they are having to do what we had to do, but we are not doing it to them…You know, they did it to themselves. They put themselves in a situation where they won't be able to help themselves or help anybody else. They've done so much damage to the Central Valley that it is all coming back to them & it's nobody's fault but their own. I feel bad for the ones that are in the path. That are going to be having stuff done to their homes and to themselves, but that's nature. That's the way Mother Nature works. She doesn't sugarcoat anything if she's going to destroy you, she's going to destroy you. If you're in her way, you're in her path. She going to make you move if you don't move, she's going right over you. That's what it is. That's the way life is. & we had to deal with the fact that we couldn't move around on our own land. We're limited to what we did. So now it's Creators way of telling you “this is what you're going to do, & you're not going to say nothing about it.” So yeah…we think the indigenous way & that's who wea are. 00:20:30 Tony Gonzales It's full circle full circle with its corporate farming & now the push back because I understand that company is so powerful that they're able to maneuver where the flooding should be, where it keeps the open fields as dry as can they be, so it doesn't get flooded…trying to protect corporate interest. 00:20:50 Kenny Barrios …who has that right to do these type of things to innocent people, you know? They should be held accountable for that. That is like they're destroying peoples homes & it's all because of greed because [they want] to make money at the end of the day. 00:21:19 Tony Gonzales Well, I think the cities are going have to come to terms with that & try to deal with the corporation, which is almost like a government in itself. It's so vast & powerful as you described it. Indeed, the damage, you know, the rain, the flood has creates so much damage. If you're there because there's a lot of farm workers that will be out of work for at least six, seven maybe eight months. I don't know how many in your community are dependent on farm work, but that's going be a big concern & a big need. Are there any other issues that you foresee in the future, Kenny, that your people are preparing for? 00:21:54 Kenny Barrios So for our future I'm foreseeing more water. You know, we want to see more water. We're fleeing everybody's prayers are working here because we're to see so far as it looks like it's going to be a good, good turn out with it…so I just wanted to finish off with…a song about that lake. You know, we have songs about it…It talks about when the big floods come, you know, & then the Lake Grove & the natives would have to gather their stuff & move away from the lake. Then when summer time comes, the lake would shrink to move away from the people & so that people would have to gather their stuff up & move back to the lake. So this song, this song about the lake, it's talking about how the natives thought that the lake didn't like them. The lake did not want them by it because every time they moved by it, the lake would push them away or every time they moved back to it'll move away from them. So this lake, we have a big connection to it. I've never seen this lake in my lifetime, you know, & I prayed for it, you know. 00:23:02 Tony Gonzales Aho, an ancient song! 00:24:19 Tony Gonzales Well thank you Kenny for reporting to us about the flooding that's going on in the Corcoran area & a little history on Tulare Lake that is beginning to reappear. It's still just a quarter…of the size it used to be as you described as 75 miles across. We'll try to get back with you as the rain continues to let us know the damage going on & also what concerns your people may have, that we can get it out on the airwaves like we are today. Thank you very much. 00:25:00 Kenny Barrios Alright, well if you all need anything else now let me know I hope you have a good day, Aho! 00:25:10 Tony Gonzales Aho, I want to thank Kenny Barrios for his insights, his song & telling us about the water & the flood from an Indian point of view & how they perceive it—really making full circle from how it was a big, massive 75 miles across [lake]. From what I understand…the largest the West of the Mississippi & surrounded by over 40 California Central San Joaquin Valley tribes, including the Yokuts, the Tachi, & & many more. So, I want to thank Kenny for bringing that to us…Now let's go into that interview with our good friend Jean Roach on behalf Of Leonard Peltier. My relatives, now I've invited Jean Roach to talk to us. Jean Roach is with the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, & she's been working the on behalf of Leonard Peltier & for his freedom since 1975. Well, I must say, Jean Roach has been on the airwaves here on Bay Native Circle on KPFA several times, because of our concern for Leonard Peltier. She's launched many campaigns, both regional, national & international, & has been to many forms on behalf of Leonard Peltier. Jean, you know we're right at the cusp if you will, of attention. Here giving these changes over the last couple of months, indeed from the walk to Washington, DC, from Minneapolis, the Democratic National Committee support for the release of Leonard Peltier, & that's representative of 70 million Democratic voters. Supposedly, there was a former FBI agent who stepped forward? A woman who's retired, who says that indeed it's a vendetta that the FBI has about Leonard Peltier & & now Jean, we're up to this moment. The United Nations is preparing their annual United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous issues, & this is the 22nd session. It will begin on April the 17th, on through the 28th. Jean Roach, myself, yourself, Ruthann Buffalo, attorney for Leonard Peltier, former federal Judge Kevin Sharp, is among the delegation going this April to the UN in New York. Please, that was a broad introduction to what we're going to talk about, but if you can introduce yourself, Jean, tell us a little bit about some of the campaigns you've been involved in & the work that goes on at the UN…Jean Roach. 00:28:20 Jean Roach Híŋhaŋni wašté good morning or good evening. My name is Jean, I'm a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe. I'm a survivor of the 1975 Oglala firefight & I've been working on better freedom for yeah, many years since it happened. All along we've been saying that he was innocent. And there's been so much FBI corruption & interference things & just straight up continued genocide. You know, when is this going to stop? And when it represents the treatment of our native people by the United States government. And you know, it's been a long time that 47 years, that he's been inside there. We can't imagine the psychological mental stress that he's feeling there…You know…not only that his body…he's a diabetic, he's not getting the right food. He's an elder, I mean, we can go on & on about his health & we see that as his number one priority, is trying to get him health care. [It is] along the same lines of Freedom & Justice. I Mean it's all part of a well-being, & I think that he represents the same thing our native people. We're fighting for health care too. For him in a more way, because he has a aortic aneurysm that could explode at any time. Along with the diabetes, with the inadequate food, you know…it just continues on getting worse. You know, his eyes are being affected. So, you know, his health is really a big issue & people like the Bureau of Prisons, they ignore it. It's such a big monstrous system that they have no personality &…they don't treat you like human beings inside of the prison. So Leonard's been suffering, not only physical, but mental anguish. You know, he has…people telling him lies. A lot of elder abuse is going on there, you know. And we at the board of the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, are very concerned. You know we have attacks on our website we have other organizations that are trying to appear like they've been involved. I'll tell you what our board has years of activism on a grassroots level & [we have] educated women. I mean, I've put this to the board right here, you know. Our next move is going back to the United Nations & keep putting that pressure on. I personally feel that. International pressure is really [important]. Alongside our tribal nations, we have several, you know, we have all the northern tribes pretty much that have signed resolutions or support letters & efforts to get Leonard Peltier freedom—& we've been ignored, you know. National Congress of American Indians, but [we have] several resolutions…we're just hitting the pavement & you know, we want everybody [to help]. I mean, Amnesty International just launched another international campaign. You know, we have so much support in the past & in the present, there's senators have signed on, we have church groups. I mean, what is it going to take for President Biden to do what the American public wants? And, you know, we focus on a lot of stuff along with Leonard. You know it represents, you know, like a total…representation of how our tribes are being treated. Until they give justice to Peltier, they'll never come to the table in a good faith effort. As long as they let that atrocity of misinformation & manipulation continue to Peltier, you can't trust them. I mean, it only takes common sense & I would advise the people worldwide the same every nation that has the issue of the United States government, we all need to actually combine our efforts & ask for some real [action]. We don't just want to get token answers, we want some reality recognition & respect of our human rights. That's all we are asking for & part of the human the basic human rights is being treated fairly & just because the color of our skin should not continue keeping us in prisons & in poverty. So this is a big case & it's not only Peltier, but it's prisoners & Native Americans & indigenous people worldwide. When they [imprison] a man for 47 years because they changed the laws to fit…what they want. You know, they wanted the scapegoat for the agents that were killed, but they didn't tell the real story. You know, they attacked women & children in the camp, which they did at Wounded Knee. They did that & wounded in 1973 & 1890. I mean, they like to attack women & children & elders & never stopped in 1975. Let's be real with the real story is so all I can say is that…people can help do stuff if they'd like to. [They can] write letters, they [can] ask other organizations to write resolutions. We have the website www.WhoIsLeonardPeltier.info. We have a board, we have a Facebook page, the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee. All the women on our board are actually very educated on his plight & a lot of Native issues, you know: we have the MMIW; we're fighting for the Black Hills; we're fighting poverty & a racist city, also known as Rapid City, SD. We're fighting for housing. I mean, we're just focused on survival & that includes every one of those things we talked about. So health here is a forefront…So we continue on. 00:33:43 Tony Gonzales Aho thank you, Jean Roach. You know for that layout & we also have a lot of young listeners that are, you know, tuning in & are becoming more & more familiar with Leonard felt here as we present this cases as frequently as often as we can here on KPFA. And there's a book out if people want to read the details on the case of Leonard Peltier—a book by Peter Matheson, & that is in the spirit of Crazy Horse. And it's a very detailed, because it also talks about what led to the shootout there, as Jean Roach just described—her being a part of their 1975 June at the Jumping Bull compound in South Dakota in 1975. What culminated there was a result of Wounded Knee '73, & the years that led up to that moment. And then after the 71 day [about 2 and a half months] siege at Wounded Knee of '73 from that period to 1975-1976, the reign of terror where so many over 60-70 men & women were killed murdered, assassinated, disappeared & still unaccounted for. My relatives, the Department of Justice has not looked into the shooting of Joe Stuntz…who was killed there on June 26th of 75 along with the two FBI agents that were killed there on the Pine Ridge Reservation. My relatives well, there's a lot that had happened since a trip to Russia—when it was the Soviet Union back in the 1980s. Bill Wahpepahi & Stephanie Autumn Peltier, had gone to Moscow & came back with millions of letters from the Russian people to the White House calling on for [Leonard's] freedom. And since then, all these other campaigns, notably if I may, Jean, here in the Bay Area in San Francisco, the Board of Supervisors unanimously last year adopted a resolution calling for February 24 as day of solidarity with Leonard Peltier, & in that resolution they also called on President Biden to immediately release Leonard Peltier. Last year or before Leonard Peltier was also struck with the COVID-19. So, there is a COVID-19 release there among the options that President Biden would have, along with the executive clemency or a compassionate release—all these avenues that are wide open for him, plus the support from the Democratic Committee as well. So, it's all there & he's the only person that can free Leonard Peltier so my relatives, you can go to the website, Jean Roach said: www.WhoIsLeonardPeltier.info or please call the White House. Call them today now & every day. At area code 202-456-1111 That's 202-456-1111 & leave a message with those options that he has to free Leonard Peltier. But to do it now immediately, this is really a matter of urgency & the attention that right now beckons for his freedoms throughout the world. You know over the years have Jean, if I may go on the Nobel Peace Prize winners, at least 1015 of them have stopped. Forward that includes Rigoberta Menchu, two 1992 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the Archbishop of Canterbury & & many more celebrities. Nationally known celebrities across the country it's all there, it & the campaigns that have been launched. So, it's prayers at this moment that we have for seeking Leonard Peltier's freedom as well my relatives. And do you know that we're planning to go to the permanent forum—as I said earlier—on Indigenous issues. This year, the theme, vague as it may sound, there's some work methodically that is done within the theme, as I will read, it's called – Indigenous Peoples Human Heath, Planetary, Territorial Health & Climate Change: A Rights Based Approach. My relatives, that's the theme for these two weeks that will begin April the 17th through the 28th. Jean Roach is helping to gather a team of advocates, young advocates that can be effective there at the United Nations & my relatives at this juncture, that 22nd session. This will be the first time that it's a physical engagement. [In] the past three years [the forum] has been by zoom & prior to that the sessions had involved 3000-4000 Indian Indigenous peoples from throughout the world. That's black Indians, white Indians, Red Indians of the Americas, Indians of Asia Indians of Oceana. This is the Big Gathering. My relatives, the international Indian movement, if you will, has been launched & that began, of course, with the efforts of The American Indian Movement & NGOs at that time 1977, the International Indian Treaty Council, was among them. From that 1977 outcome was a Declaration of Independence of Indigenous nations. My relatives & they cut a plan out, made a plan into the future that would include involvement in the international arena, which is where we take all the issues that Indian peoples—& it's 400 million & plus at this point in terms of numbers according to the World Bank & other United Nations specialized bodies who have given counts of the Indian people throughout the world. But we're coming together & we're organizing an international movement…& Leonard Peltier is very much a part of that & is well known, & which is why at this forum at the in New York beginning of April 17th it's expected 2000-3000 Indian peoples will come & it will give an opportunity to engage & talk about the issues that we have & for us. Jean Roach, myself, Ruth & Buffalo, Kevin Sharp, the attorney & a few others that we hope to bring on board, will advocate about Leonard Peltier so that they too can share their voice on the United Nations Forum on the floor, & depending on the items that are that are relevant to the subject matter of political prisoners, human rights defenders. And Leonard Peltier's case can be brought up. This is what we ask. We'll be asking the indigenous peoples who are there that when they speak on the floor, they make a statement to try to think about Leonard Peltier, the number one international indigenous political prisoner…I must say, & that it's time for Leonard to come home. All of us, including myself & our organization AIM-West, are able to bring delegates. Of course, there's maximum of 10 delegates per organization that can be credentialed into the UN, but from there we kind of flare out, if you will, & engage as many NGO's, Indigenous peoples & including governments that are open to hear the case of Leonard Peltier. So, Jean Roach Tell us as we're preparing, there's a flight, there's lodging, there's travel while we're there & that all cost money & yourself, including myself & others where we're looking for ways to cut that expense. Can you tell us how you're faring, how you're coming along & what kind of support you might be able to need, how people can help you get to the Permanent Forum [On Indigenous Issues] in New York? 00:43:08 Jean Roach Well, thanks. One of the things that I do have now is we have a donation button on our website. It's called www.whoIsLeonardPeltier.info & you can donate there directly to [help cover the] cost for the US United Nations trip. I also have a fundraiser on Facebook from my [Facebook profile], Jean Roach & I'm raising funds for the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee. The easiest way would be just going straight to the donation button on the website. We don't have a GoFundMe, but that's all we have right now. But we're also looking for, you know, things to do while we're there, other activities and so. You know…we're going to have a side event if that all works out. And then outside the United Nations event. So yeah, there's some cost available with that. I mean, well, lodging. Growth is outrageous. 00:44:02 Tony Gonzales No, no, thank you. 00:44:03 Jean Roach So, appreciate. Yeah, we appreciate everything you could do. Thank you. 00:44:07 Tony Gonzales Yes Jean & your appeal for help & support for Leonard Peltier, & getting you, & our delegation there to New York for the annual session 22nd session of the Forum. It would be terrific for listeners to see if they can provide some help. And you mentioned the side event—that's another word for a workshop there in UN jargon, my relatives. So, we've also requested for a side event that would include the case of Leonard Peltier & how people can help both in the international arena & at the local front, where the peoples come from, you know, in seeking help from coalitions & even the governments, they come as well. So the side events or workshops [was] announced on April 7th & the deadline for NGO's or IPO's, you know like AIM-West & [other] Indigenous People's Organizations (IPO's), they had until April the 2nd to submit for a side event if they choose to do so. But that will be an important moment for us & hopefully our side event or workshop will be during the first week because, my relatives it's very difficult even for North American Indians, who are people who have most resources available & opportunities to access the UN system, particularly now because these sessions are held in New York now as opposed to Geneva, Switzerland, where they were in the years past. But it makes it very difficult for Indian peoples from Central America, South America, way out in, in the Pacific islands to gather the money to stay there the full 2 weeks & being in government dialogue as well, because those opportunities are there. You know the moments & the minutes that you do have at the UN on the floor with officials & with governments are the most valuable & sought after moments. But you go there with the payload—the drop that is the information that you bring because you want change & those are the moments to do that. That is the international lobbying that goes on at that level. And at this juncture, Jean, just before we ask you for closing words, just to give our listeners a little bit more history about indigenous people's involvement in the international & United Nations Arena, well 100 years ago when the United Nations. It was called the League of Nations. [In] 1923 chief of the of the Iroquois [Haudenosaunee] Confederacy was representative there in Geneva, Switzerland at that time, & that's Chief Deskaheh. So indeed, this month…100 years ago marks a milestone of Indian peoples coming to the United Nations for as Indian peoples that have not been representative among the General Assembly. Unless of course we do say countries like Bolivia with Evo Morales as president in several years back as being the first indigenous person. Then there's been several others. I mean, we could say that the Mexico & all the other countries that as Latino as many of them…are indigenous people. This is a part of the consciousness, the awakening, the International Indian Movement, my relatives that we're moving forward making progress & that includes even at the national level. if I can go further. Jean Roach, a case that where we refer to in the international arena a lot, goes to the Doctrine of Discovery or the Papal Bulls that the Vatican had issued out back in the 14th, 15th century that are still very much alive & active today. My relatives, I think we only have to go to the case of Johnson V Macintosh…1823 as well. And so, this marks 200 years of the Doctrine of Discovery…being active & used in the US Supreme Court. Both 1823 Johnson V McIntosh & Fast forward 2005 Justice Ruth Ginsburg had reintroduced the case of Papal Bulls, or the Doctrine of Discovery in the case of Wisconsin V Oneida. Nathan, my relatives. And that was the taking of more or neither Nation's land & according to the Papal Bulls of that doctrine of discovery, very much alive. So, you know, yeah, we are. In very many milestones of history of Indian peoples, including Chief Deskaheh, as I said, Geneva, Switzerland, 1923 & the Johnson V McIntosh case 1823 & on to the present, this doctrine that has to be banished. That has to be acknowledged as invalid today because they are very much alive & in use in our Supreme Court. All right, Jean, so much good history & we're going to be a part of that going to the permanent forum this year, April the 17th to the 28th. Any closing words for Leonard Peltier, Jean Roach, please? 00:50:07 Jean Roach Yes, everyone should try to write a letter to him. You know they don't allow postcards. You know, cheer him up. I mean, he needs some support. Also encourage your local governments & your local tribes, tribal nations—anybody can be part of this by writing a letter. We've gone international, so we have support all over the world, but we really need more [support] & if you get a chance, call the White House. [If] you aren't doing anything, just call them. Know that you're interested, & there's certain hours [you need to call] that we have that on our website. So I'd Just like to encourage everybody to keep pushing & everything. It really does help, & as long as we can continue pushing for its freedom, hopefully soon it will come. We're just really hoping & praying. 00:50:57 Tony Gonzales Thank you, Jean Roach & Jean we're broadcasting for Bay Native Circle for tonight here with KPFA. I believe April the 19th I will be hosting Bay Native Circle once again, after Morning Star Gali & my colleague Eddie Madrill [who] will have a show after her & then I will have it on April 19th. So, I'll see about us being able to broadcast live, if you will, from the United Nations there in New York at that time. Alright, Jean Roach, thank you very much for your dedication, your commitment & your courage, Jean—your courage to go forward. 00:51:46 Jean Roach Thank you very much, thank you. 00:51:47 Tony Gonzales Aho Jean Roach. What a woman, what a person [with] her dedication & commitment to seek the freedom of Leonard Peltier. Everything that that she does, with local, regional, national & international, my relatives, & now with her & colleagues going on to the UN Permanent Forum that begins April 17th. So, a big shout out there & hopefully we'll be able to succeed reaching out to include…various government officials & seek their support to send letters to President Biden for the Freedom of Leonard Peltier, the longest held indigenous political prisoner in the entire world, my relatives. And as we're coming close to the [end of our show] my relatives. I just wanted to make a few announcements as Chumash Day is coming right up (note: this event has already occurred), that's right! The Chumash people are having Native American powwow, & that's going to be also an intertribal gathering that's April 1st & that will be from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM at Malibu Bluffs Park. OK, try to make that one, [it] is the 23rd annual, so there's a lot of experience there & a lot to see & do…& that will be at 2357 Live Civic Center way in Malibu Bluffs Park. Chumash Day Native American Powwow my relatives & see about going there. Also, we've been hearing that the Apache Stronghold is holding up good & Dr. Wendsler [Noise] caravanned all the way to the court case [at] the 9th district [court of appeals] …to rehear the case of their sacred sites & protection of Oak Flats. So hopefully with Dr. [Wendsler] Noise expressing protecting that site under the First Amendment. Also, the Treaty agreements that the Apache peoples have with the US [are being addressed as well], & that includes shoring it up with international laws, including the declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. That would ensure sacred sites & for the governments to honor them, & that includes the United States, which signed that declaration by President Obama in December—when was that, 2010? So, all these efforts are now before the 9th District Court once again to protect the Oak Flat & the advocacy of Dr. Wendsler Noise. You know for that…Friday, March 31, [was] Cesar Chavez's birthday, & it will be honored here in California, as…it's a federal commemoration by President Barack Obama during his time. But several states have pushed on even further. That includes Arizona, California & Utah to make it a state holiday, my relatives. So, there's time…to share the legacy, the history of Cesar Estrada Chavez. Cesar Chavez, as many of you know, is the co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association, which later became the United Farm Workers Association of America. Also, Co-Founder, as many of you know, Dolores Huerta was born in Yuma, AZ. In Santa Cruz on April the 1st my relatives, that's on Saturday Cesar Chavez will be very much remembered & appreciate. Barrios Unidos is organizing & gathering there, & Cesar Chavez day, April 1st at from 12:00 to 5:00 PM my relatives (note: this event has already occurred). So, if you're interested in going down to Santa Cruz, to be a part of body so neither they're on Soquel St…I'm going to make that one, & I hope you do too… This has been Tony Gonzalez & you've been listening to Bay Major Circle & our producers, Jeanine Antoine. The opening music was L. Frank Manriquez mixed with Ross K'Dee, Robert Maribel & Rare Tribal Mob. Thank you goes out to Falcon Molina for helping engineer the show to Diane Williams for the opening prayer. We also thank our musical artists, our guests & you are listening to audience for your continued support, & we want to give a shout out to our brothers & sisters on the inside, especially those on death row. Thank you to Creator to the Indigenous Peoples whose lands we occupy, to ancestors & to those yet to come, blessings. 00:57:59 The post Bay Native Circle March 29 2023 Tony Interviews Jean Roach & Kenny Barrios appeared first on KPFA.
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The Nez Perce show up on the Lapwai Reservation just in time for a small group of Natives to kill nearby settlers. Joseph and his people must outrun the American Army on an epic journey. Will they escape? Sources Thunder in the Mountains by Daniel Sharfstein Chief Joseph & Flight of the Nez Perce by Kent Nerburn Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown https://ww2020.net/history-websites/walla-walla-treaty-council-of-1855/ Walla Walla Treaty Councils: 1855 Walla Walla Treaty Council https://www.historylink.org/File/5314 Political Elements of Nez Perce history during mid-1800s & War of 1877 by Stan Hoggatt (archive.org) https://treaties.okstate.edu/treaties/treaty-with-the-nez-perces-1863-0843 Treaty of 1863 - Nez Perce National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
In the second half of our two-part collaboration with ICT (formerly Indian Country Today), members of the Pine Ridge community put pressure on the Catholic Church to share information about the boarding school it ran on the reservation. Listen to part 1 here. ICT reporter Mary Annette Pember, a citizen of the Red Cliff Band of Ojibwe, visits Red Cloud Indian School, which has launched a truth and healing initiative for former students and their descendants. A youth-led activist group called the International Indigenous Youth Council has created a list of demands that includes financial reparations and the return of tribal land. The group also wants the Catholic Church to open up its records about the school's past, especially information about children who may have died there. Pember travels to the archives of the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions, which administered boarding schools like Red Cloud. She discovers that many records are redacted or off-limits entirely, but then comes across a nuns' diary that ends up containing important information. Buried in the diary entries is information about the school's finances, the massacre at Wounded Knee and children who died at the school more than a century ago. Pember then returns to Red Cloud and attends the graduation ceremony for the class of 2022. In its early years, the school tried to strip students of their culture, but these days, it teaches the Lakota language and boasts a high graduation rate and rigorous academics. Pember presents what she's learned about the school's history to the head of the Jesuit community in western South Dakota and to the school's president. Support Reveal's journalism at Revealnews.org/donatenow Subscribe to our weekly newsletter to get the scoop on new episodes at revealnews.org/weekly Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
The Lakȟóta are among the best-known Native American peoples. In popular culture and even many scholarly works, they were once lumped together with others and called the Sioux. This book tells the full story of Lakȟóta culture and society, from their origins to the twenty-first century, drawing on Lakȟóta voices and perspectives. In Lakȟóta culture, "listening" is a cardinal virtue, connoting respect, and here authors Rani-Henrik Andersson and David C. Posthumus listen to the Lakȟóta, both past and present. The history of Lakȟóta culture unfolds in this narrative as the people lived it. The book opens with an origin story, that of White Buffalo Calf Woman (Ptesanwin) and her gift of the sacred pipe to the Lakȟóta people. Drawing on winter counts, oral traditions and histories, and Lakȟóta letters and speeches, the narrative proceeds through such periods and events as early Lakȟóta-European trading, the creation of the Great Sioux Reservation, Christian missionization, the Plains Indian Wars, the Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee (1890), the Indian New Deal, and self-determination, as well as recent challenges like the #NoDAPL movement and management of Covid-19 on reservations. This book centers Lakȟóta experience, as when it shifts the focus of the Battle of Little Bighorn from Custer to fifteen-year-old Black Elk, or puts American Horse at the heart of the negotiations with the Crook Commission, or explains the Lakȟóta agenda in negotiating the Fort Laramie Treaty in 1851. The picture that emerges--of continuity and change in Lakȟóta culture from its distant beginnings to issues in our day--is as sweeping and intimate, and as deeply complex, as the lived history it encompasses. Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez es profesor de Historia en Texas State University. Sus intereses académicos incluyen la etnohistoria, los pueblos indígenas de las Grandes Llanuras y el Suroeste de EE.UU., la frontera México-EE.UU. y la América hispánica. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/new-books-network
The Lakȟóta are among the best-known Native American peoples. In popular culture and even many scholarly works, they were once lumped together with others and called the Sioux. This book tells the full story of Lakȟóta culture and society, from their origins to the twenty-first century, drawing on Lakȟóta voices and perspectives. In Lakȟóta culture, "listening" is a cardinal virtue, connoting respect, and here authors Rani-Henrik Andersson and David C. Posthumus listen to the Lakȟóta, both past and present. The history of Lakȟóta culture unfolds in this narrative as the people lived it. The book opens with an origin story, that of White Buffalo Calf Woman (Ptesanwin) and her gift of the sacred pipe to the Lakȟóta people. Drawing on winter counts, oral traditions and histories, and Lakȟóta letters and speeches, the narrative proceeds through such periods and events as early Lakȟóta-European trading, the creation of the Great Sioux Reservation, Christian missionization, the Plains Indian Wars, the Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee (1890), the Indian New Deal, and self-determination, as well as recent challenges like the #NoDAPL movement and management of Covid-19 on reservations. This book centers Lakȟóta experience, as when it shifts the focus of the Battle of Little Bighorn from Custer to fifteen-year-old Black Elk, or puts American Horse at the heart of the negotiations with the Crook Commission, or explains the Lakȟóta agenda in negotiating the Fort Laramie Treaty in 1851. The picture that emerges--of continuity and change in Lakȟóta culture from its distant beginnings to issues in our day--is as sweeping and intimate, and as deeply complex, as the lived history it encompasses. Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez es profesor de Historia en Texas State University. Sus intereses académicos incluyen la etnohistoria, los pueblos indígenas de las Grandes Llanuras y el Suroeste de EE.UU., la frontera México-EE.UU. y la América hispánica. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history
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The Lakȟóta are among the best-known Native American peoples. In popular culture and even many scholarly works, they were once lumped together with others and called the Sioux. This book tells the full story of Lakȟóta culture and society, from their origins to the twenty-first century, drawing on Lakȟóta voices and perspectives. In Lakȟóta culture, "listening" is a cardinal virtue, connoting respect, and here authors Rani-Henrik Andersson and David C. Posthumus listen to the Lakȟóta, both past and present. The history of Lakȟóta culture unfolds in this narrative as the people lived it. The book opens with an origin story, that of White Buffalo Calf Woman (Ptesanwin) and her gift of the sacred pipe to the Lakȟóta people. Drawing on winter counts, oral traditions and histories, and Lakȟóta letters and speeches, the narrative proceeds through such periods and events as early Lakȟóta-European trading, the creation of the Great Sioux Reservation, Christian missionization, the Plains Indian Wars, the Ghost Dance and Wounded Knee (1890), the Indian New Deal, and self-determination, as well as recent challenges like the #NoDAPL movement and management of Covid-19 on reservations. This book centers Lakȟóta experience, as when it shifts the focus of the Battle of Little Bighorn from Custer to fifteen-year-old Black Elk, or puts American Horse at the heart of the negotiations with the Crook Commission, or explains the Lakȟóta agenda in negotiating the Fort Laramie Treaty in 1851. The picture that emerges--of continuity and change in Lakȟóta culture from its distant beginnings to issues in our day--is as sweeping and intimate, and as deeply complex, as the lived history it encompasses. Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez es profesor de Historia en Texas State University. Sus intereses académicos incluyen la etnohistoria, los pueblos indígenas de las Grandes Llanuras y el Suroeste de EE.UU., la frontera México-EE.UU. y la América hispánica. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices Support our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/native-american-studies
Fifty years ago, a group of Native Oglala Lakota and their supporters occupied a small village called Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. Wounded Knee was the site of a notorious massacre in 1890, when US cavalry killed nearly 300 Lakota people. Local spiritual leaders and civil rights activists called in the American Indian Movement, or AIM, to support the occupation. It resulted in a siege that pitted AIM against US Marshals, the FBI, and a private militia known as the GOON squad. But the takeover also inspired a wave of international support and solidarity.Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, activist and author of books including An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States and Blood on the Border, spoke with Long Reads producer Conor Gillies about the legacy of the Wounded Knee uprising.Find Roxanne's piece, "'Indian' Wars," excerpted from An Indigenous Peoples' History, here: https://jacobin.com/2014/09/indian-wars/ Long Reads is a Jacobin podcast looking in-depth at political topics and thinkers, both contemporary and historical, with the magazine's longform writers. Hosted by features editor Daniel Finn. Produced by Conor Gillies, music by Knxwledge. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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The Nez Perce have a long history dealing with the Americans but in the aftermath of the Whitman Massacre, their world is divided between cultures. Joseph is born with a foot in each world. How will he and his people react to the incoming Americans? Sources Thunder in the Mountains by Daniel Sharfstein Chief Joseph & Flight of the Nez Perce by Kent Nerburn Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown https://ww2020.net/history-websites/walla-walla-treaty-council-of-1855/ Walla Walla Treaty Councils: 1855 Walla Walla Treaty Council https://www.historylink.org/File/5314 Political Elements of Nez Perce history during mid-1800s & War of 1877 by Stan Hoggatt (archive.org) https://treaties.okstate.edu/treaties/treaty-with-the-nez-perces-1863-0843 Treaty of 1863 - Nez Perce National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service) (nps.gov)
Today's Talmud page, Nazir 45, warns us against defiling sacred spaces. But what makes a space sacred? Isn't God everywhere, and doesn't that make all spaces holy by default? And what to make of spaces like Wounded Knee, so sacred yet so neglected? Listen and find out. Take One is a Tablet Studios production. The show is hosted by Liel Leibovitz, and is produced and edited by Darone Ruskay, Quinn Waller and Elie Bleier. Our team also includes Stephanie Butnick, Josh Kross, Mark Oppenheimer, Robert Scaramuccia, and Tanya Singer. Check out all of Tablet's podcasts at tabletmag.com/podcasts.
In a recent bombshell scientific paper, Harvard astronomer and head of the Galileo Project Avi Loeb joined forces with Dr. Sean Kirkpatrick, the director of the DoD's All-domain Anomaly Resolution Office to make the argument for "physical constraints" they say can be applied to unidentified aerial phenomena. "Claims of objects exceeding the transonic to supersonic range," the authors argue in the paper, should be studied based on the "known physics of ionization, radar reflectivity, temperature, sonic booms, and fireballs." Avi Loeb joins us to discuss this unique paper, as well as the equally novel collaboration that produced it, and how it could provide significant benefits to future studies involving UAP, on this week's episode of The Micah Hanks Program. The story doesn't end here... become an X Subscriber and get access to even more weekly content and monthly specials. Want to advertise/sponsor The Micah Hanks Program? We have partnered with the fine folks at Gumball to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. If you would like to advertise with The Micah Hanks Program, all you have to do is click the link below to get started: Gumball: Advertise with The Micah Hanks Program Show Notes Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode: NEWS: Epic winter storm turns SoCal snow white Last-minute problem keeps SpaceX rocket, astronauts grounded A ‘climate solution' that spies worry could trigger war Memories of Wounded Knee reflect mixed legacy after 50 years EXCESSIVE SECRECY: Excessive Secrecy Could Undermine U.S. Efforts to Evaluate UFOs AUDIO: Avril Haines on Classification and Excessive Secrecy TIM McMILLAN: No Plans To Release Images of Unidentified Objects From Recent Shootdowns BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS. Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalog of The Micah Hanks Program, as well as “classic” episodes of The Gralien Report Podcast, weekly “additional editions” of the subscriber-only X Podcast, the monthly Enigmas specials, and much more. Like us on Facebook Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter Keep up with Micah and his work at micahhanks.com.
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The Story of Moore StreetLast week the Moore Street Preservation Trust held an Urgent Public Meeting in Liberty Hall in Dublin to discuss the crisis surrounding the future development of the Moore St. Battlefield site and the threat posed to these historic 1916 laneways by a developer. The meeting was chaired by Christina McLoughlin who is the niece of Sean McLoughlin. He was appointed Commandant General of the Republican forces in Dublin after James Connolly was wounded. A short film by acclaimed Belfast filmmaker Sean Murray – The Story of Moore Street 1916 – and narrated by Stephen Rea was shown to very warm applause. Frank Connolly for SIPTU which supports the campaign welcomed everyone to Liberty Hall.To Be Or Not To Be.As this column goes to press it appears that the British PM Rishi Sunak and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission have reached an Agreement on the Protocol. The so-called ‘Windsor Framework.' To add to the excitement Dame Arlene Foster is giving off because King Charles is having tea with Ursula von der Leyen – a proverbial storm in a tea cup. The next few days - or longer - will see how the new Agreement goes down particularly among the Brexiteers here in the North. Remember the majority of people here voted against Brexit. Watch this space. Remembering Wounded KneeOn 27 February 1973 several hundred Native Americans of the Oglala Lakota people occupied Wounded Knee in South Dakota in a move intended to highlight their demand for sovereign rights. The stand-off between the Native American people and federal authorities lasted 71 days and involved daily fire-fights. Two Native Americans were killed.Horror in Palestine and the MediterraneanIsraeli settlers danced in the street as they burned 75 Palestinian homes and killed a Palestinian man in Huwara. The plight of the people of Palestine gets worse day by day. It is an international disgrace that this is allowed to continue. Apartheid Israel is evil and inhumane. The international community must defend international law, condemn such human rights abuses and stand up for the rights of people.
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Air Date 3/4/2023 Today, we tell a story of colonialism, dispossession and cultural renaissance as a lens through which to understand alienation, a primary condition of modernity Be part of the show! Leave us a message or text at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows and Bonus Content) Join our Discord community! SHOW NOTES Ch. 1: The annexation of Hawaii The dark history of the overthrow of Hawaii - TED-Ed - Air Date 2-17-22 U.S. Apology Bill to Hawaiian People - EarthWorldSolutions - Air Date 11-02-12 Ch. 2: Scottish clearances and economic displacement The Highland Clearances of Scotland - Pilgrim Kat - Air Date 1-22-23 Why Can't Hawaiians Afford To Live In Hawaii? - AJ+ - Air Date 1-20-22 Ch. 3: White people, Indians and Highlanders White People, Indians, and Highlanders: Tribal People and Colonial Encounters in Scotland and America (Affiliate link) Ch. 4: Cultural and linguistic erasure The Banning of the Hawaiian Language - Noʻeau Woo-O'Brien - Air Date 12-07-19 Aloha Aina - Indigenous Life in Hawaii - Captain Potter - Air Date 11-26-21 Two Worlds - weRnative - Air Date 11-22-19 Ch. 5: Red Power, the American Indian Movement and the Siege of Wounded Knee What is the Red Power Movement? - Fusion - Air Date 6-2-17 Wounded Knee siege - Witness History - Air Date 2-27-23 Ojibwe Author David Treuer on Retelling the History of “Indian Life Rather Than Indian Death” - Democracy Now! - Air Date 2-22-19 Ch. 6: Cultural renaissance of Hokulea Papa Mau: The Wayfinder - OiwiTV - Air Date 4-14-17 Ch. 7: Cultural renaissance of GalGael Birdman of Pollok/Curaidh na Coille - BBC - Air Date 12-28-19 The Highland Clearances of Scotland - Pilgrim Kat - Air Date 1-22-23 The Fight To Take Back Hawaii - Foreign Correspondent - Air Date 5-11-22 Hawaiian Language Ban - Barry Shell - Air Date 5-17-08 Ch. 8: re-Indigenization in Scotland Alastair McIntosh - The Lesley Riddoch Podcast - Air Date 1-3-23 Ch. 9: Connecting with Aina in Hawaii Aloha Aina - Indigenous Life in Hawaii - Captain Potter - Air Date 11-26-21 FINAL COMMENTS Ch. 10: Final comments on the single story of the values that drove colonialism and continue to shape our world MUSIC (Blue Dot Sessions): Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent Activism Music: This Fickle World by Theo Bard (https://theobard.bandcamp.com/track/this-fickle-world) Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent SHOW IMAGE: Description: The words “exist & resist & indigenize & decolonize” on top of each other in white, lowercase letters on a black background. Credit: “exist & resist & indigenize & decolonize” by dignidadrebelde, Flickr | License: CC by 2.0 | Changes: Slightly cropped and increased size of credit watermark Produced by Jay! Tomlinson Visit us at BestOfTheLeft.com Listen Anywhere! BestOfTheLeft.com/Listen Listen Anywhere! Follow at Twitter.com/BestOfTheLeft Like at Facebook.com/BestOfTheLeft Contact me directly at Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com
Max Pearson presents a collection of this week's Witness History episodes from the BBC World Service. Our guest is Dr Uta Rautenberg from the University of Warwick in the UK, an expert on homophobia in Nazi camps. Rudolf Brazda recounts his experience of being a gay man in a Nazi concentration camp, symbolised by the pink triangle he was forced to wear on his uniform. Then, we hear first-hand accounts of the Indigenous American protest at Wounded Knee 50 years ago, and the assassination of Serbia's Prime Minister, Zoran Djindjic, in 2003. We finish with two lighter stories: the world's most remote museum on the island of South Georgia and the first ever underwater sculpture park in the Caribbean. Contributors: Dr Uta Rautenberg - University of Warwick. Rudolf Brazda - Nazi concentration camp survivor. Russell Means - former National Director of the American Indian Movement. Gordana Matkovic - former Serbian cabinet minister. Jan Cheek - South Georgia Museum trustee. Jason deCaires Taylor - creator of Grenadian underwater sculpture park. (Photo: Marchers carry a pink triangle at a Gay Pride event in London. Credit: Steve Eason/Hulton Archive via Getty Images)
In this episode of Guerrilla History, we bring on Sungmanitou Tanka to discuss the 50th anniversary of the Wounded Knee Occupation in 1973! We talk about the causes, the events themselves, and the legacy with 50 years of hindsight, a very important discussion on all of these fronts. Sungmanitou is of the Oglala Lakota Nation, is one of the hosts of Bands of Turtle Island, and has recently also taken over the Marx Madness Podcast. Listen to the season of People's History they are putting together that goes much more into depth on the events of the Wounded Knee Occupation. Also be sure to follow the Chunka Luta Network (@ChunkaLuta1973) and Sungmanitou (@BandsIsland) on twitter! Help support the show by signing up to our patreon, where you also will get bonus content: https://www.patreon.com/guerrillahistory
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Robert Pilot welcomes special coverage of events at the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation of Wounded Knee with Exclusive interviews and recordings. #RememberWoundedKnee #Matriarchs
Recent incidents involving objects the Pentagon has, to date, refused to identify have renewed debate over excessive secrecy in the United States, especially as it relates to the question of unidentified aerial phenomena. If the government won't release imagery it has of suspected balloons shot down over North America, then what does this say about any truly anomalous imagery in its possession? Joining us to discuss this is reporter Tim McMillan, who weighs in on the subject of excessive secrecy with relation to the ongoing UAP debate in this installment of The Micah Hanks Program. The story doesn't end here... become an X Subscriber and get access to even more weekly content and monthly specials. Want to advertise/sponsor The Micah Hanks Program? We have partnered with the fine folks at Gumball to handle our advertising/sponsorship requests. If you would like to advertise with The Micah Hanks Program, all you have to do is click the link below to get started: Gumball: Advertise with The Micah Hanks Program Show Notes Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode: NEWS: Epic winter storm turns SoCal snow white Last-minute problem keeps SpaceX rocket, astronauts grounded A ‘climate solution' that spies worry could trigger war Memories of Wounded Knee reflect mixed legacy after 50 years EXCESSIVE SECRECY: Excessive Secrecy Could Undermine U.S. Efforts to Evaluate UFOs AUDIO: Avril Haines on Classification and Excessive Secrecy TIM McMILLAN: No Plans To Release Images of Unidentified Objects From Recent Shootdowns BECOME AN X SUBSCRIBER AND GET EVEN MORE GREAT PODCASTS AND MONTHLY SPECIALS FROM MICAH HANKS. Sign up today and get access to the entire back catalog of The Micah Hanks Program, as well as “classic” episodes of The Gralien Report Podcast, weekly “additional editions” of the subscriber-only X Podcast, the monthly Enigmas specials, and much more. Like us on Facebook Follow @MicahHanks on Twitter Keep up with Micah and his work at micahhanks.com.
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Comprehensive coverage of the day's news with a focus on war and peace; social, environmental, and economic justice. Supreme Court's conservative majority seems hostile to President Biden's student loan forgiveness program China comes under bi-partisan political attack on Capitol Hill March marks 50 year anniversary of Wounded Knee occupation at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation San Francisco immigrants rights advocates urge defense of the city's sanctuary ordinance Image of Wounded Knee march courtesy of Frank Sterling The post Conservative Supreme Court justices seem unlikely to uphold student loan forgiveness plan; Heated political rhetoric against China on Capitol Hill; San Francisco sanctuary ordinance supporters rally to its defense: The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – February 28, 2023 appeared first on KPFA.
Fifty years ago, indigenous American activists staged a historic protest against the US authorities. A siege began which lasted for two months and resulted in the violent deaths of two tribal members and the injuring of a US marshal. In 2011 Russell Means, the former national director of the ‘American Indian Movement', spoke to the programme. (Photo: Russell Means in 1973. Credit: Getty Images)
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Fifty years later, it's hard to paint an adequate picture of the injustice, corruption, oppression, and chaos that led up to and pervaded the occupation of Wounded Knee, SD starting on February 27, 1973. Afterwards, as he dismissed misconduct charges against AIM leaders Russell Means and Dennis Banks, Federal Judge Fred Nichol famously said the FBI had “polluted the waters of justice.” Today on Native America Calling, we hear from people who were there and discuss what the event means a half century later with Dwain Camp (Ponca), warrior from Wounded Knee and elder; Walter Littlemoon (Oglala Lakota and Northern Cheyenne), resident of the 1973 Wounded Knee occupation; and policy analyst Russ Diabo (Kahnawake Mohawk).
The 71-day occupation of Wounded Knee by Oglalas and the American Indian Movement was a watershed moment. February 27, 2023 is the 50th anniversary of the historic takeover. This episode features the personal and family histories of Madonna Thunder Hawk and Bill Means—a story told by the Wounded Knee participants themselves about the importance of the American Indian Movement. Support www.patreon.com/redmediapr
Was it an occupation? Liberation? Or protection? Madonna Thunder Hawk was one of the activists who moved into Wounded Knee and refused to leave for 71 days.
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Special Interviews tonight with Matriarchs and more on Native Roots Radio! Beth Castle from the Warrior Women Project joins to talk about their special event on Feb. 25th, 2023 – a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit with never before seen interviews on the 50th Anniversary of the Occupation of Wounded Knee 1973 Then Wendy Pilot has updates from…
We begin our new section of propaganda by looking at how information is wielded in relation to racism. 0:00 - Introduction2:45 - Propaganda responds to a need18:00 - Propaganda is inimical24:30 - Propaganda induces fear48:35 - Racism is grounded in truth and sincerity54:00 - How propaganda is formed1:05:00 - Mithridatism and Sensitization A huge thanks to Seth White for the awesome music! Thanks to Palmtoptiger17 for the beautiful logo: https://www.instagram.com/palmtoptiger17/ Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/thewayfourth/?modal=admin_todo_tour YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTd3KlRte86eG9U40ncZ4XA?view_as=subscriber Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theway4th/ Kingdom Outpost: https://kingdomoutpost.org/ My Reading List Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21940220.J_G_Elliot Propaganda Season Outline: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1xa4MhYMAg2Ohc5Nvya4g9MHxXWlxo6haT2Nj8Hlws8M/edit?usp=sharing Spotify Playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4VSvC0SJYwku2U0awRaNAu?si=3ad0b2fbed2e4864 Episode Outline/Transcript: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VxfVASJQclvrrbz3yyNitf-krIzVdhCmy_eQJust-kw/edit?usp=sharing The Red Record: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25896953-the-red-record?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=rVdQq3sRyw&rank=1 Kerner Commission: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerner_Commission Ferguson Federal Report: https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/opa/press-releases/attachments/2015/03/04/ferguson_police_department_report.pdf Convicted: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33673634-convicted?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=6pSBh1rpPk&rank=20 I Got a Monster: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/51171365-i-got-a-monster?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=a6Y1gtQaXw&rank=1 The Radical King: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22125264-the-radical-king?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=4LVawLIuYI&rank=1 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/76401.Bury_My_Heart_at_Wounded_Knee?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=VPYPICrSaC&rank=1 Willie Horton Ad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUxAMG8UqIw Kruse's White Flight: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/345070.White_Flight?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=DHkknItg1q&rank=1 Crash Movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEJH0hEoHc4 Benjamin Lay episode: https://thefourthway.transistor.fm/episodes/draft-juneteenth-nonviolence-and-abolition Blinding of Isaac Woodard: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/blinding-isaac-woodard/ Daryl Davis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEhUSMRZclQ Bob Jones and racism: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2000/marchweb-only/53.0.html Slave Bible: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/09/674995075/slave-bible-from-the-1800s-omitted-key-passages-that-could-incite-rebellion The Leopard's Spots movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Leopard%27s_Spots Birth of a Nation movie: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Birth_of_a_Nation Mimesis and Renee Girard: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgB9p2BA4fw EJI atrocities list: https://eji.org/reports/lynching-in-america/ Ota Benga: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ota_Benga Buck v. Bell: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_v._Bell Jesse Washington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=63Xg_M1k6-Q Dan Carlin's Painfotainment which features Jesse Washington: https://www.dancarlin.com/product/hardcore-history-61-blitz-painfotainment/ Oprah and Forsyth County: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9Y-n4w7XE8 Implicit Bias: https://perception.org/research/implicit-bias/ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
What role did Warrior Women play in the Wounded Knee Occupation, and the American Indian Movement (AIM)? This February 2023, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the occupation, Laura speaks with two Indigenous women activists, a mother-daughter duo, who have been involved in the Red Power movement their entire lives. Madonna Thunder Hawk, Oohenumpa Lakota and Lakota Matriarch, Marcella (Marcy) Gilbert, Lakota/Dakota/Nakota, with Elizabeth Castle, co-director of the documentary Warrior Women, have co-organized the Warrior Women Project, an oral history archive that's the first of its kind. Hear how the project, and an interactive exhibit set to open this month, are finally putting a spotlight on Indigenous women at the frontlines of the movement.“What the Warrior Women Project is doing is keeping that empowerment moving forward, and offering it to others. It teaches our reality of who we are within the United States, so that we don't disappear, so that we don't melt into the melting pot.” - Marcy Gilbert, Lakota/Dakota/Nakota“The connections in the Red Power Movement days are the same today. It's all about land. Indigenous land struggles all over the planet, wherever colonization happened and is happening, has always been a land struggle. Whether it's in Northern Ireland, or here in our territory, the Dakota, Lakota territory, or Palestine, it's an Indigenous struggle, and it always starts with the land.” - Madonna Thunder Hawk, Oohenumpa Lakota and Lakota Matriarch Guests:Madonna Thunder Hawk (Oohenumpa Lakota), Lakota Matriarch; Co-Organizer, Warrior Women Project Marcella Gilbert (Lakota/Dakota/Nakota), Lifelong AIM Member; Co-Organizer, Warrior Women Project The Show is listener and viewer supported. That's thanks to you! Please donate and become a member.Full conversation & show notes are available at Patreon.com/theLFShow
We learn about a memoir-meets-recent-history documentary film that will soon be screened as part of the Circle Cinema's Native Spotlight Series.
Famous for defending the Chicago Seven and his involvement at Attica and Wounded Knee, attorney William Kunstler had an outsize personality and a tremendous appetite for life. In the play “Kunstler,” tensions flare when he arrives on a college campus to give a seminar. The brilliant young law student assigned to introduce him objects to his appearance and is determined to confront him. “Kunstler” will run at Universal Preservation Hall in Saratoga Springs, New York February 3-5.
A two-time Emmy Award-winner, Andrew Roberts is a versatile Visual Effects Supervisor with over 25-years of experience in crafting effects for film, television, and commercials. Among a number of accolades, Roberts earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for his work on Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, and received Sports Emmy Awards for his contributions to the Super Bowl 36 and Super Bowl 39 television specials. In 2021, Roberts served as Virtual Production Supervisor on the highly successful Disney+ miniseries, Obi-Wan Kenobi directed by Deborah Chow. Previously Roberts worked alongside director Iris Shim as Visual Effects Supervisor on her thriller Umma. An exceptional collaborator, Roberts' expertise in supporting filmmakers from script through on-set production to screen shines in each project he contributes to. His credits include Godzilla vs Kong, the award-winning animated short Cops and Robbers, Ang Lee's Gemini Man, and the Oscar-nominated film Snow White and the Huntsman. Roberts serves as a mentor to artists from underrepresented backgrounds and diverse groups through the Academy GOLD Program. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Visual Effects Branch), the Visual Effects Society, ACM Siggraph, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (Special Visual Effects).
Star Warsologies: A Podcast About Science and Star Wars
This episode we look at the representation of Indigenous people in Star Wars. From the Tuskens to the Ewoks, there's examples in the original trilogy and that lore is still being expanded 45 years later in shows like The Book of Boba Fett. Cultural educator Jared Ten Brink joins us to share his connection to Star Wars and the positive and negative ways culture and colonization are depicted. In Star Warsologies, hosts James Floyd and Melissa Miller combine their love of Star Wars with their keen interest in all things academic by asking experts about how their field is represented in a galaxy far, far away. It's a monthly podcast about science and Star Wars! Or listen on YouTube with relevant screen shots and photos! (coming soon) Show Links Reading list from Jared Ten Brink: The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee by David Treuer An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz Research articles by Megan Bang Custer Died for Your Sins: An Indian Manifesto by Vine Delori, Jr. Books by Eve Tuck Got follow up questions for us or a suggestion for an -ology or expert? Email us at email@example.com Subscribe and never miss an episode of Star Warsologies on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get podcasts. Follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter. Join our Facebook fan group! Did you miss an earlier episode? Catch up here!
Ranking ‘76: The American West
Geronimo was just arrested. How will he respond? Retire? Farm? lets find out shall we? Social Media To review the scores and the teams, visit our website site HERE Find us on Instagram HERE Find us on Facebook HERE Find us on Reddit HERE Sourcing Geronimo by Robert Utley Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief by Edwin R Sweeney The Apache Wars by Paul Andrew Hutton Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown The Three-Cornered War by Megan Kate Nelson
Opperhoofden met verentooien, wilden te paard en altijd in gevecht met cowboys. En makkelijk overmeesterd door kolonisten uit Engeland, Frankrijk of Spanje. Het is het stereotype beeld van indianen. Maar volgens de Finse historicus Pekka Hämäläinen is het anders gelopen dan we denken. Indianen waren geen passieve decorstukken van de geschiedenis. Ze waren actieve spelers, en geen slachtoffers.Presentatie: Gemma VenhuizenGasten: Sjoerd de Jong en Hendrik SpieringRedactie en montage: Elze van DrielFoto: Historica Graphica Collection/Heritage Images/Getty ImagesHeeft u vragen, suggesties of ideeën over onze journalistiek? Mail dan naar onze ombudsman via firstname.lastname@example.org.Boeken van Pekka Hämäläinen: The Comanche EmpireLakota America: A New History of Indigenous PowerIndigenous Continent: The Epic Contest for North AmericaAndere interessante titels over het onderwerp:Dee Brown: Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee (1970); Native Americans als slachtoffersS.C. Gwynne: Empire of the Summer Moon. (2011), De Comanches van Texas als barbarenBenjamin Madley: An American genocide (2017), Over de kolonisatie van Californië.Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz: An indigenous People's History of the United States (2014), Geschiedenis van de VS door indiaanse ogenDavid Treuer: The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee (2019) De Lakota van 1890 tot hedenZie het privacybeleid op https://art19.com/privacy en de privacyverklaring van Californië op https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
In 1890, Col. James Forsyth - Maumee, Ohio born and bred - led the 7th Calvary into Wounded Knee, South Dakota to disarm 250 Lakota Indians who white settlers were fearing after the murder of their spiritual leader, Sitting Bull. What followed was a massacre of mostly unarmed warriors, women fleeing with babies clutched to their chests, and children hiding in ravines. www.ohiomysteries.com email@example.com www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries Music: Audionautix- The Great Unknown, and The Great Phospher- Daniel Birch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Live from the no panic zone—I'm Steve Gruber—I am America's Voice— I am a man on a mission to make this nation better—and yes I am proud to say I believe in America First— Here are three big things you need to know know right now-- ONE— A star NFL defensive back—suffers a major heart attack on the football field, which is fortunate—if it happened somewhere else—he'd likely be dead—BUT why did it happen? TWO— The calendar may have changed to 2023—BUT people are not optimistic—and Gallup says our mood is worse than ever—But don't worry Joe Biden says we are all doing great! THREE— I am still here—seems like I have been gone for a month— and it has been a very eventful couple of weeks— I was really sick for a while—and ended up spending some time in the hospital—then the suburban got smacked by a kid sliding through an intersection on ice— From there it was Christmas complete with cancelled flights and chaos— you know, tis the season—and to top it all off Covid made its rounds through the house too— Which brings me back to the desk— and let me tell you, I am happy to be back—and ready to dig into 2023! Because I'm going to tell you—there is a lot of pessimism out there right now—Gallup says almost all the polling shows people are uptight, angry and not looking forward to this year—BUT most of them are very happy 2022 has been kicked to the curb— And let me tell you, yes we are likely to have a recession in the coming months—gas prices are going to rise, along with all of your utility costs because of terrible government policies—inflation is going to soar thanks to Joe Biden and the idiocy of people like Mitch McConnell—who like many, just don't care—I mean read that actuarial tables and you will see that both Biden and McConnell are past their expiration dates—do you think either one of those people think about what is going to happen to your kids, grandkids or great grandkids—I am quite sure based on the continuous reckless behavior they do not— BUT—I was born an American and I am a true believer in Liberty—I believe that Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, Abbigail Adams and host of others that helped shape this country in the late 18th and early 19th centuries were far smarter than any of the radicals that are running around Washington today— I believe in the goodness of this nation overall—I believe that we can still capture the greatness that was left to us over nearly 250 years—by those that made the ultimate sacrifice— Now I am not saying it is going to be easy—the reckless globalists are hell bent on destroying America in everything but its name—they want to claim that America must repent and surrender everything it is—and its citizens must surrender everything we have and believe for America to realize her real promise—That my friends is patently false— Every nation is built on those that came before—every empire built on the ruins of those beneath its feet—America is the first and only nation built on the free-will and the God given inalienable rights of its people— Was it perfect? No. Nations, much like people are messy with failures and triumphs—agony and joy—nations are just as complicated as the people that make them up— Were terrible mistakes made along the way like Wounded Knee or Vietnam? Yes—but we still have delivered more freedom to more people than any government in history—and more importantly—America has been the Beacon of Hope and today it still is— There is no black and white for people or for nations— Except that I can say this—America, founded on the principals of free people and free markets has flourished far more than any other in history—and I will continue to celebrate this great nation and its great people— as long as I am here! I will never sit idly by and allow her to be destroyed by misguided radicals, that fancy themselves to be of a higher mind that Jefferson and company— I will not sit quietly in the debate for the future of this nation—I will not entertain the demented fantasies that are illuminated on social media and the idea of Agenda 2030 being propagated by the United Nations— I will always be a voice for liberty—liberty for all— but that doesn't mean open borders and raiding the cupboards of those that have earned greatness—you too must earn your way—you too must put in the time—and the work to earn your place— As was said long ago—I will work for no man and I will ask no man to work for me—I will earn my way—because I am an American! In this new year of our Lord 2000 and 23—I believe in America—I believe that We the People will still prevail—maybe I am naïve—maybe the destroyers have gotten in too deep and maybe the poison of wokeness and socialism is a terminal condition to a representative republic— BUT today I refuse to believe that—today I believe we will once again rise up and meet the challenges we face—for they are many but we are fierce and we are willing to face these obstacles head on— America has met great challenges before—and she will again—we will face dark days and tough conditions—BUT freedom will ring in this nation again this year— Have faith my friends and share some optimism with others—so they too may be lifted up and prepared to fight for this great nation of ours— God Bless America! Now for a review—of some things going on now—and a couple you should remember—
Ranking ‘76: The American West
Geronimo, a name that stuck fear into anyone in his path but how did he become a legend? in the episode we talk about his early life and what leads him to become the face of Apache resistance! Social Media To review the scores and the teams, visit our website site HERE Find us on Instagram HERE Find us on Facebook HERE Find us on Reddit HERE Sourcing Geronimo by Robert Utley Cochise: Chiricahua Apache Chief by Edwin R Sweeney The Apache Wars by Paul Andrew Hutton Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown The Three-Cornered War by Megan Kate Nelson
Today on the show: A Native American New Years Reflection with American Indian Movement co-founder Bill Means. Means is also the co-founder of the American Indian Treaty Council and an eye witness to the FBI siege at Wounded Knee fifty years ago. The post A Native American New Years Reflection with Bill Means. appeared first on KPFA.
Today on the show: A Native American New Years Reflection with American Indian Movement co-founder Bill Means. Means is also the co-founder of the American Indian Treaty Council and an eye witness to the FBI siege at Wounded Knee fifty years ago. And The historic Golden Rule anti-nuclear sailboat, challenging the deadly people-punishing US embargo against Cuba. The post A Native American New Years Reflection with Bill Means. appeared first on KPFA.