FVIR Program Archives

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse talks with legendary musician ROBBIE ROBERTSON (Cayuga/Mohawk) Roberton was the lead guitarist and primary songwriter of the musical group The Band. He talks about his life, music and his new book for young readers, "Hiawatha and the Peacemaker, which was published by Abrams in September 2015.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Guest Host Charlie Uruchima with Guests: Doris Loayza and Dr. Sergio Romero
Show Affiliates: An important note. The show experienced some fairly serious sound issues for the first 30 minutes. The right channel dropped out for the majority of the first 30 minutes during the first interview. This technical issue may have happened between broadcast and...

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Guest Host CHARLIE URUCHIMA, who is sitting in for Host TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE while he is away this month. Charlie speaks with three guests " Genesis Tuyuc, a first generation Maya Kaqchikel activist in New York City and former President of the Native American and Indigenous Student Group at New York University; Santy Quinde Barrera Baidal, a writer of short stories,poems, and...

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Thursday, October 29, 2015

TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE goes into the vast 23-year-old program archive and selects three interviews that made an impact on audiences when they were first aired. The words of these three remarkable individuals "William Iggiagruk Hensley, Mari Boine and John Trudell "continue to resonate today. Hensley is the author of "Fifty Miles from Tomorrow"; Mari Boine is a Norwegian Sami...

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

ROSS HAMILTON who has been a guest on the show before and always has interesting insights and knowledge to share, is the author of several books on Native American prehistory including: "The Mystery of the Serpent Mound," "A Tradition of Giants," and "Star Mounds: Legacy of a Native American Mystery." His research specialty is the lost and forgotten history of North America...

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

MARTIN PRECHTEL (CREE) to continue a discussion began last month about Prechtel's most recent book, "The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise." A leading thinker, writer, and teacher in the search for the Indigenous soul in all people, Prechtel is a dedicated student of eloquence, history, language and an ongoing fresh approach. In his native New Mexico Mart n teaches at...

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

MINDAHI BASTIDA (Otomi) and GERALDINE ENCINA (Mapuche) describe Three Steps and Thirteen Principles Inspired by Native Peoples to Reconnect with the Planetary Community

The social and planetary crisis can be represented as a crossroads. Put simply, one road leads to the destruction of the self and all his/her interrelations. Where am I? and Who am I?...

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

PUALANI CASE (Kanaka Maoli) is from the Island of Hawai i (also known as the Big Island). With a degree in Hawaiian Language and Culture and a Teaching Degree in Social Studies, she has been a public school teacher as well as a Kumu Hula for more than 25 years. Pua and her ohana, or family, are active as leaders in and beyond their community, immersed in culture and tradition...

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

LOUISE BENALLY (Dineh) Benally is a long-time human and environmental rights activist who resides on the Navajo Nation. Ghosthorse also speaks with the three artists who are "Postcommodity," interdisciplinary Indigenous arts collective based in the Southwest. Postcommodity's land art installation "Repellent Fence" will be on view Oct. 9-12, 2015 near Douglas, AZ and Agua...

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Thursday, September 10, 2015

MARTIN PRECHTEL (CREE), author of "The Smell of Rain on Dust" (North Atlantic Books, 2015). Prechtel is a leading thinker, writer, and teacher in the search for the Indigenous soul in all people. He is a dedicated student of eloquence, history, language and an ongoing fresh approach. In his native New Mexico, Martin teaches at his international school Bolad's Kitchen "a hands-...

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

VIOLET CATCHES - Cheyenne River Mnicoujou/Oglala Lakota
OFELIA RIVAS - Tohono Odham - Arizona
CHARMAINE WHITE FACE Oglala Lakota

Three extraordinary Native women who are doing important work in their communities and beyond "perpetuating a Native language (Lakota) and advocating for the protection of Mother Earth.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

OREN LYONS - Traditional Onondaga Chief and Elder at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, NYC
JOHN TRUDELL - Dakota Activist, Poet, Author at B.C., Canada
PHILLIP DEERE - Muskogee Creek

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

CARLA RAE MARSHALL (Cheyenne River Lakota) has provided independent creative and media services to various non-profit organizations including South Dakota Coalition Ending Domestic Violence and Sexual Violence (www.sdcedsv.org). She currently works through SDCEDVSV bringing awareness and prevention of Sex Trafficking in Indian Country of...

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

GLENN APARICIO PARRY for Part 2 of a discussion of Parry s latest book, Original Thinking: A Radical Revisioning of Time, Humanity and Nature (North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, CA, 2015). Parry delves into the evolution of Western thought to recover the living roots of wisdom that can correct the imbalances in our modern worldview.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

In the first hour, Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse talks about the cross-country journey of APACHE STRONGHOLD, www.Apache-Stronghold.com which is a group of Apache people and others who are traveling from Arizona to the East Coast to raise awareness about the protection of their sacred...

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

GROVER GAUNTT and TUFFY SIERRA
www.zenpeacemakers.org
Contact: (347) 210-9556
info@zenpeacemakers.com
In this retreat we will bear witness to the genocide of the American Indians beginning in the 16th...

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

GLENN APARICIO PARRY Author of "Original Thinking: A Radical Revisioning of Time, Humanity and Nature." The book delves into the evolution of Western thought to recover the living roots of wisdom that can correct the imbalances in our modern worldview. Inspired by groundbreaking dialogues that Parry organized between Native American elders and leading-edge...

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

AARON CARAPELLA (Cherokee) is the Producer of a series of tribal nations maps. (www.tribalnationsmaps.com) The map displays the original pre-contact homelands of the hundreds of tribal nations that existed across what is now Canada and the "lower 48" of the United States. Most of...

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

STEPHANY SEAY is the Media Coordinator of the Montana-based Buffalo Field Campaign, the only group working in the field, the courts, and the policy arena to protect America's last wild, migratory buffalo. (www.buffalofieldcampaign.org)
MADONNA THUNDERHAWK...

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MATT PETERSON and MALEK RASAMNY about their documentary film project "The Native and the Refugee: Reservations, Sovereignty and Autonomy," which investigates the experiences of Palestinian refugee camps and American Indian reservations and the similar struggles that exist between Native Americans and Palestinians. The second half-hour features social...

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

DANIEL KAUFMN is the Executive Director the Endangered Language Alliance in New York City. The Endangered Language Alliance is an independent non-profit and is the only organization in the world focused on the immense linguistic diversity of urban areas. Many of the New York area’s estimated 800 languages are highly endangered. ELA documents and describes under-described and...

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

KAMAHANA KEALOHA has been working as an organizer of a group of Kanaka Maoli representing several Hawaiian islands and a multi-ethnic group of supporters who are opposing the construction of a 30-meter telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea—also known as Mauna A Wakea—the most sacred place in the Hawaiian Islands for the Kanaka Maoli. The group, led by Lanakila Mangauil, a prominent...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

UKUMBWA SAUTIis an initiated Elder in the Dagara tradition from Burkina Faso in west Africa and is a diviner, numerologist and spiritual counselor. He also works as an Adjunct Professor of Cultural Media Studies. Ukumbwa has created a line of research and critique called "Indigeny & Energetics," some of the perspectives of which reside on his blog of the same name. Part of...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

PAUL WALKER the International Director of the Environmental Security and Sustainability (ESS) Program for Green Cross International (GCI). The ESS Program is an international effort to facilitate the safe demilitarization, nonproliferation, and remediation of nuclear, chemical, biological, and conventional weapons stockpiles. Walker received the Right Livelihood Award (RLA,...

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Sunday, March 15, 2015

"First Voices Indigenous Radio" Host Tiokasin Ghosthorse returns to the airwaves after a yearlong sabbatical.
His guests are Juan Carlos Machicado Figueroa(Inka) and Bryan Nurnberger, Founder and President of Simply Smiles, Inc.
Juan Carlos Machicado Figueroa is a professional tour guide, lives in Cusco, Peru and...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

N. BIRD RUNNING WATER, Director, Native American and Indigenous Program
Born of the Cheyenne and Mescalero Apache peoples, Runningwater was reared on the Mescalero Apache Reservation in New Mexico. He has overseen the Native Lab of the Institute which has launched projects such as Four Sheets to the Wind, Sikumi, Miss Navajo, Shímásání, and Drunktown's Finest....

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

UMI PERKINS teaches Hawaiian history at Kamehameha Schools, a private preparatory school for Native Hawaiian students in Honolulu, and political science at Windward Community College in Kane'ohe. He has worked for Cultural Survival, the oldest Indigenous rights organization, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. A graduate of Harvard, he received a PhD in political...

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

DAVID KEANU SAI, Hawaiian, specializes in international relations, state sovereignty, international laws of occupation, U.S. constitutional law, Hawaiian constitutional law and Hawaiian land titles. He has a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawai’i, Manoa. His doctoral dissertation was titled, “American Occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom: Beginning the...

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

AKIO MATSUMURA www.akiomatsumura.com - is a renowned diplomat who has dedicated his life to building bridges between government, business, and spiritual leaders in the cause of world peace. He is the founder and Secretary General of the Global Forum of Spiritual and Parliamentary Leaders...

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

PAMELA RICHENBACH www.equiculture.org "I had the good fortune to spend a great deal of my life in the Bolivian Amazon, along with time in the Peruvian and Bolivian Andes. My life in South America with the people and the earth greatly shaped me into the person I am today. I care deeply about...

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

JOHN KANE and EVAN PRITCHARD
Evan Pritchard, Abachbahametch ( Chipmunk ) of Mi kmaq and Celtic descent, is the author of No Word For Time, Native American Stories of the Sacred, Native New Yorkers, and its sequel, Henry Hudson and the Algonquins of New York, which is required reading for many local High Schools (source: Barnes and Noble). His latest book...

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

JOHN KANE Interviews PETER BUFFET Emmy Award-winning musician has an acclaimed career that spans more than30 years as a professional musician, composer, philanthropist and author. He began hiscareer as the musical mind behind many of the early MTV bumpers of the 80s, and the climactic crescendo in the memorable Fire Dance scene in 1990 s Oscar winning film...

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

"The Great American Disconnect: Seven Fundamental Threats To Our Democracy" (Private Label, Long Island Press, New York, 2013).
JED MOREY is the publisher of the Long Island Press, Long Island's Cultural Arts and Investigative News Journal. Morey received his undergraduate degree from Skidmore College and a Masters in Business Administration from Hofstra University. He...

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

JACQUELINE KEELER is a writer and citizen of the Navajo Nation and born for the Yankton Sioux Tribe. She writes nationally on current Native American issues for many media outlets. New America Media Foundation and has been a featured guest on Huffington Post Live. She has been the driving force behind a Native social media campaign #NotYourMascot that trended nationally...

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

GREGG DEAL Pyramind Lake Paiute of (www.lastamericanindianonearth.com) The premise of the project is to take what would be commonly known to be Indigenous looking (by way of popular culture, misunderstandings, misconceptions) and to confront the general public with...

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

STEVEN T. NEWCOMB (Shawnee,Lenape) is the co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute, author of Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, and is the Indigenous and Kumeyaay Research Coordinator for the Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation.
JOHN KANE - Interim Host

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

JOHN KANE (Interim Host) "My debut will include an introduction of myself to the FVIR audience. ROSS JOHN, former Seneca Nation Councilor and current Chairman for the Seneca Commission for Economic Development will be my guest this week in studio. We will discussing the State of Indian Nations Address by NCAI President Brian Cladoosby and why it misses the mark. We will also...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

ROSS HAMILTON updates us on several theories of the Serpent Mounds in Ohio and the origin stories of the TALL BEINGS in Native lore and non-Native myth. He talks of the restoration of the order of light with Native American message now being heard and humanity as a whole must heed in order to allow the next age to take its place. Otherwise we as humans jeopardize our chances...

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

PEARL MEANS (Diñe) walked at the side of American Indian Activist, Artist, Author, Actor Russell Means as his wife, business manager and collaborator. From Activism to the Arts, from Indigenous policies to Hollywood she accompanied, organized and managed the affairs of the most influential American Indian of our time.
She serves as:
Co-Representative of the Russell...

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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

MADONNA THUNDER HAWK is a member of the Oohenumpa band of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe and is grandmother to a generation of Native American activists. is a co-founder of The Lakota Peoples Law Project (LPLP) (www.lakotalaw.org) working in South Dakota to stop the illegal seizure of Indian...

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

In this edition FVIR Host - TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE speaks to the narrative of spiritual de-colonization and the marginalization of Native peoples among alternative and progressive minded westerners. The usage of the English language as a capitive and illusory language which leaves Americans in an "in search of mentality."
DEBORAH REGER hosts Moccasin Tracks...

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

A TIMELESS BROADCAST! SITANKA WOKIKSUYE with ALEX WHITE PLUME from December 2012
ALEXANDER WHITE PLUME is Oglala Lakota and one of the founders of the Sitanka Wokiksuye (Wounded Knee Bigfoot Memorial Ride) (South Dakota) started in 1986. The nation needed a Wiping of the Tears ceremony after the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. The ride began because of...

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Wednesday, December 4, 2013

REBROADCAST - Originally broadcast Feb. 28, 2013 on WBAI NYC
STAR MOUNDS - A Native American Legacy Mystery
ROSS HAMILTON has lived in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area since the age of seven and has devoted his life to bringing to light the lost history of the North American continent. He has worked with activist Vine Deloria Jr.,...

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

TIOKASIN GHOSTHORSE(Lakota) shares some of his thoughts on the upcoming American holiday season and Indigenous people's enduring legacy and perspective.
JOHN TRUDELL (Dakota) In 1980 JT gave a "Thanksgiving Day" Address regarding the American system and how the nuclear firmanent is not the reality and the elite class of citizens accept the illusion of...

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

PAUL STAMETS has been a dedicated mycologist for over thirty years. Over this time, he has discovered and coauthored four new species of mushrooms, and pioneered countless techniques in the field of edible and medicinal mushroom cultivation. He received the 1998 "Bioneers Award" from The Collective Heritage Institute, and the 1999 "Founder of a New Northwest Award" from the...

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

"SEEDS OF OUR ANCESTORS, SEEDS OF LIFE"
WINONA LADUKE is an internationally renowned activist working on issues of sustainable development, renewable energy and food systems. She lives and works on the White Earth reservation in northern Minnesota. As Program Director of Honor the Earth, she works nationally and internationally on the issues of climate...

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

On October 31st - A statement regarding the situation at Fukushima, Japan was released to the general public. This statement reflects the wisdom of the Spiritual People of the Earth, of North and South America, working in unity to restore peace, harmony and balance for our collective future and for all living beings.
This statement is written in black and white with a foreign...

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

SUREE TOWFIGHNIA - Director/Co-Producer of Crying Earth Rise Up (www.cryingearthriseup.com) is an intimate portrait of the human cost of uranium mining and its impact on sacred water.
It tells a timely story of protecting land, water and a way of life. A...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

MUTABARUKA Voices his thoughts on COLUMBUS GHOST - A Jamaican (born Allan Hope, 26 December 1952, Rae Town, Kingston) is a dub poet. His name comes from the Rwandan language and translates as "one who is always victorious".
LARRY MERCULIEF Indigenous Elder for Modern Times -Merculieff will spoke on indigenous elder wisdom and modern day personal to global...

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

DARLENE PIPEBOY a Dakota elder talks about the realities, philosophies of her people and their relationship to the politics, belief systems of religion and how Indigenous peoples are surviving. She also discusses the foretelling through experience of prophecies by the way Mother Earth is moving to change things.
Her contacts are: 605.932.3628 Email -...

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

GREGG DEAL Pyramind Lake Paiute of (www.lastamericanindianonearth.com) The premise of the project is to take what would be commonly known to be Indigenous looking (by way of popular culture, misunderstandings, misconceptions) and to confront the general public with...

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

DR. DANIEL WILDCAT (Yuchi Muscogee)
Power and Place: Rights of Mother Earth
Thanks to Censored News, Indigenous Environmental Network and Earthcycles for the audio recordging this past week at the Rights for Mother Earth Gathering in Lawrence, Kansas at the Haskell Indian Nations University.
JONAS ELROD was leading an ordinary life until he...

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Today First Voices Indigenous Radio will be featuring a new segment with Niijii Radio and WINONA LADUKE(Anishinabe) - HONOR THE EARTH (www.honorearth.org).
Winona LaDuke's Albitoose radio program (meaning Wednesday in the Anishinabe language), and KKWE 89.9 FM, in Callaway, Minnesota. With...

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

BRIAN KELLY
Brian jumped into the alternative media scene in 2012 when he became involved with a group called the One People's Public Trust, an organization who had been quietly dismantling the global banking elite, utilizing a vast arrangement of UCC (Uniform Commercial Code) filings to unwind the system from within. Brian played a major role in unveiling this movement...

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

DEBORAH REGER - Host of Moccasin Tracks in WGDR (www.wgdr.com) Goddard Community College. Moccasin Tracks explores the efforts, thoughts and wisdom of the Indigenous Peoples of Vermont- and beyond- and also grassroots activism, including non-violent civil-resistance. The show questions cooperation or...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

BEN OOFANA (Kiowa) Longhorn Mountain (www.facebook.com/SaveLonghornMountain) has tremendous spiritual significance and is considered to be the most sacred of all sites by the Kiowa people of Oklahoma. Longhorn Mountain is used by the Kiowa, Comanche, Apache...

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

ANTHONY DELLAFLORA Producer of The Language of Spirituality (www.thelanguageofspirituality.com)
Do the languages and cosmologies of Native Americans hold the keys to the mysteries of quantum physics and the nature of reality? That is the intriguing premise of...

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

KAREN SUSSMAN - President of the International Society for the Protection of Mustangs and Burros talks about the emergency situation of 4 herd of wild horses that were originally slated for slaughter, but facing a downsizing due to the cost of maintaining the herds. The (www.ISPMB.org) wild horse ranch is...

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Guest Host: JOHN KANE (www.letstalknative.blogspot.com) and guest Julianna Forlano. From Absurdity Today.
She hosted a panel at the Left Forum on using Humor for social change. She featured John Hlinko, John Fugelsang and Michael Moore. We talked about my upcoming...

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

EVAN PRITCHARD- a descendant of the Micmac people (part of the Algonquin nations) is the founder of The Center for Algonquin Culture, and is currently Professor of Native American history at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he also teaches ethics and philosophy. www....

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

ARVOL LOOKING HORSE (Itazipcola Lakota Nation) www.worldpeaceandprayerday.com
Following the birth of a White Buffalo Calf in 1994, the Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe for the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations Arvol Looking Horse, was directed to honor the Four...

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

SETH ADLER (www.leftforum.org)
The Left Forum 2013 updates on the conference coming to Pace University New York on June 7-9, 2013
ELVIRA & HORTENCIA COLORADO - COATLICUE THEATRE COMPANY : 25 years of performance, culture and activism
Hemispheric Institute of...

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

DOUG GEORGE-KANENTIIO is an Akwesasne Mohawk. He is the co-founder of the Native American Journalists Association and author of "Iroquois On Fire".
(www.Indianz.com) From article "Oneida Nation violates Iroquois laws"
"The Oneida Nation of New York did not exist until 1993, the Seneca...

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

JOHN KARHIIO KANE (Mohawk) (www.letstalknativepride.blogspot.com)
Discusses the "exclusivity zone" being used as a method to urge the Seneca Nation of the Haudenosaunee to pay the half a billion dollars owed to New York State. Under the casino compact or...

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

CANDACE DUCHENEAUX (Lakota) (www.facebook.com) and type in Mni or Mni Indigenous Water Summit to get the latest information and logistics
Water justice, sovereignty, and security for present and future generations of Turtle Island Indigenous nations through the restoration, preservation, and...

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

DEBRA WHITE PLUME (Lakota) Director of Owe Aku (www.oweakuinternational.org) works to bring back our way of life which includes humanity's role in nature: we are a part of it, not outside of it, not having dominion over it. To achieve this Owe Aku works to stop mining that...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

KALYANEE MAM (Director) of A RIVER CHANGES COURSE
http://www.ariverchangescourse.com/
https://www.facebook.com/...

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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

JANENE YAZZIE-COLLYMORE is a Dine independent scholar, entrepreneur, and human rights advocate. She is from the Black Streak Wood People clan, born for the Bitter water people. Her grandparents are from the the Comanche and White Mountain Apache Nations. As CEO of Sixth World Solutions (www.sixth-...

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

MARIJO MOORE( www.marijomoore.com) of Cherokee, Irish and Dutch ancestry is the author of many books and co-editor with Trace A. Demeyer of the latest release by rENEGADE pLANETS pUBLISHING.
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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

JOHN KANE (Guest hosts with) JEREMIAH HOSEA STEVEN NEWCOMB (Lenni Lenape/Shawnee), Author of "Pagans in the Promised Land" is the guest on "First Voices Indigenous Radio" in NYC Thursday morning at 9am on WBAI FM 99.5. He will join me again, this time back home on "Let's Talk Native...with John Kane" Sunday night from 9-11 on WWKB 1520AM in Buffalo. Steven is...

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

JOHN KANE co-hosts with JEREMIAH HOSEA John K. talks about the treatment of the Six Nations within their own territory and commerce within the tribes and how the Idle No More movement in Canada is impacting Natives in the U.S.
John Trudell summarizes What Happened to the Tribes in Europe.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Prof. EVAN PRITCHARD - www.algonquinculture.org - He is the author of Native New Yorkers, The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York.
He is also the author of the widely praised No Word For Time, the Way of the Algonquin People, and many other books, including an Algonkian...

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

ANNIE LEONARD is an expert on the materials economy. The Story of Stuff, details the costs and consequences of consumer culture. www.storyofstuff.com
BOB RANDALL www....

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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

IAN HANCOCK (Romani: Yanko le Red osko) (born August 29, 1942) (www.radoc.net) is a linguist, Romani scholar, and political advocate. He was born and raised in England, and is one of the main contributors in the field of Romani studies.
He is director of the Program of Romani Studies and the Romani...

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

STAR MOUNDS - A Native American Legacy Mystery
ROSS HAMILTON (www.serpentmound.org) has lived in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area since the age of seven and has devoted his life to bringing to light the lost history of the North American continent. He has worked with...

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

JOSEPH MARSHALL III (www.josephmarshall.com) born and raised on the Rosebud Sioux Indian Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Sicangu Lakota (Rosebud Sioux) tribe. Because he was raised in a traditional Lakota household by his maternal grandparents, his first language is Lakota....

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

1)TIOKASIN tells of encounter "in our country they need to speak English!" 15 years ago.
2) Signing Ceremony - January 25, 2013 
Ihanktonwan Homelands, Yankton Sioux Tribe, South Dakota International Treaty to Protect the Sacred from Tar Sands Projects

Supported by Yankton Sioux Tribe, The Black Hills Treaty Council, The Great Plains Tribal Chairman's...

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

ELLEN GABRIEL - Mohawk (Kanien'keha:ka Nation) www.facebook.com/ellen.gabriel
OTIS TAYLOR - Releasing album w/Mato Najin (Nakota) - My World Is Gone www.otistaylor.com...

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

JENNIFER ASHAWASEGAI is a citizen of the Anishinabek Nation and member of Henvey Inlet First Nation. Jennifer is also a freelance journalist and published in Indigenous newspapers throughout North America, as well as discusses northern Ontario 'Nish' news on a weekly basis on Aboriginal People's Television Network National News. She will update us on Idle No More and the...

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

CHASE IRON EYES (Hunkpapa Lakota) - is a founding writer at www.lastrealindians.com, as well as a speaker and attorney. Chase was a principal organizer for the recent effort to reclaim Black Hills sacred land and is instrumental in organizing the 1st annual Wounded Knee Survivors Run....

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

JOHN SCHERTOW is an indigenous media activist of Kanienkehaka (Mohawk) and mixed-European descent, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Since 2004, John has served as editor & publisher of www. IntercontinentalCry.org an online magazine which he also founded. In addition to his work as an editor and publisher, John has written more than 1000 articles on the struggles of...

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dr. PAMELA PALMATER is a Mi'kmaw citizen and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in northern New Brunswick. She is a mother of two boys, Mitchell and Jeremy ages 20 and 18 and comes from a large family of 8 sisters and 3 brothers. She has been a practicing lawyer for 14 years and she holds the position of Associate Professor and Chair in Indigenous Governance in the...

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

*ALEX WHITE PLUMEis Oglala Lakota and one of the founders of the Wounded Knee Bigfoot Memorial Ride (South Dakota) started in 1986. The nation needed a Wiping of the Tears ceremony after the massacre at Wounded Knee in 1890. The ride began because of the way our people were living; they needed change and a way that brought awareness to what happened to Bigfoot and his people...

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Elivra Colorado talks about an event ACH'JABIL a Maya Ceremony to be held on Dec. 21st at the American Indian Community House.
Shaun Finnerty also will be appearing at the AICH event and will discuss the implications of the myth created by non-Native peoples and the 2012 Dec. 21 Prophecy.
Dr. Pamela D. Palmater is a Mi'kmaw lawyer...

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

This program seeks to create further awareness of the struggles of the Lakota Sioux and the Cheyenne Indians to get the U.S. government to return their sacred land in South Dakota. "Paha Sapa" means "Black Hills" in the Lakota language. The story is told by the tribe's own members, some of whom are descendants of such famous chiefs as Red Cloud, Sitting Bull and Black Elk. You will hear Lakota...

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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

JUAN GONZALEZ (Wakatel Balam) (wakatel_balam@hotmail.com) spoke at the 2012 Day of Mourning in Plymouth MA about the reality of the so-called Maya Prophecies. He spoke of the Council of Maya Elders Aj'qij'ab is the traditional way of organization
and represents all the Maya communities,
their work...

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ROBERT JENSEN is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Journalism and author of the personal memoir All My Bones Shake: Seeking a Progressive Path to the Prophetic Voice, a compelling memoir that highlights the religious debate currently raging in the United States. I had the chance to contact Dr. Jensen to discuss some of the themes he raised...

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

An audio collage of speakers and music, prophecy, activism and spoken word from the archives of First Voices Indigenous Radio circa 1981 to 2010.
In order of appearance;
Arvol Looking Horse
John Trudell
Tim Bennett (Life At The End of Empire: What A Way To Go)
Tom Cook (In Bolivia)

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

DERRICK JENSEN has been called "the philosopher-poet of the environmental movement." Derrick interviewed a number of people who each hold an impassioned critique of this culture and can offer ideas on what can be done to build a real resistance movement. Derrick interviews WAZIYATA WIN- a Dakota Nation Historian and "anti-colonial" activitst as well as author...

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

EVAN PRITCHARD a descendant of the Micmac people (part of the Algonquin nations) is the founder of The Center for Algonquin Culture, and is currently Professor of Native American history at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he also teaches ethics and philosophy. www....

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

STORY ONE:
SOURCE: INTERNATIONAL PRESS SERVICE (www.ipsnews.net)
IN NORTH AMERICA - U.N. Report Chastises U.S. for Status of Native Population

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

POLLY HIGGINS is a lawyer who has dedicated her life to one client - Mother Earth. (www.pollyhiggins.com)
Polly is a barrister, author and creator of new laws to protect the Earth. Polly has proposed that Ecocide is the missing 5th Crime Against Peace, to sit alongside genocide as an...

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

STORY ONE:
SOURCE: The Guardian (www.guardian.com)
IN SOUTH AMERICA - BOLIVA

Bolivia enacts law to protect Amazon pink dolphins
Bolivian President Evo Morales has enacted a law aimed at protecting a unique species of dolphins that live in the country's Amazon rivers.
The...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Prof. EVAN PRITCHARD- www.algonquinculture.org - He is the author of Native New Yorkers, The Legacy of the Algonquin People of New York.
He is also the author of the widely praised No Word For Time, the Way of the Algonquin People, and many other books, including an Algonkian...

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

STORY ONE:
SOURCE: : CARE2 (www.care2.com)
IN AOTEORA or New Zealand

New Zealand Grants a River the Rights of Personhood
From the dawn of history, and in cultures throughout the world, humans have been prone to imbue Earth’s life-giving rivers with qualities of life itself — a...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

MARIO A. MURILLO substituting for Tiokasin Ghosthorse
MAIRA IRIGARAY- an attorney and the Brazil Program Director of Amazon Watch in San Francisco. She’s been actively involved in the movement to stop Belo Monte for years and just returned from Brazil. Runs 15:15
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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

STORY ONE:
SOURCE: Amesty International (www.amnesty.org)
In SOUTH AMERICA - BRAZIL

Mato Grosso do Sul: Indigenous Community Attacked, Threatened
The Arroio Kor indigenous community in the central-western Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul, have been attacked by gunmen...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

STORY ONE:
SOURCE: Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources News (www.indigenouspeoplesissues.com)
IN CENTRAL AMERICA

Mexico: Statement Concerning Military Intervention In Kumiai Community
We are joined together at this first statewide gathering of...

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

MARIO MURILLO Guest Host's FVIR - In Cauca, Colombia, the war against indigenous people continues to escalate as the Nasa communities resist armed actors from all camps. On Sunday, a spiritual leader, or The Wala, was assassinated in his home in the municipality of Caloto.Segment #1: Context of the Current Crisis of Indigenous Resistance Across the Americas
Manuel...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Free distribution and airplay for Pacifica Affliates interested in worldwide Indigenous affairs for the week of August 9th to 16th, 2012
STORY ONE:
SOURCE: Climate Connections (www.climateconnections.org)
In
Africa - MOSHI, Tanzania

A...

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

JOHN KANE - Guest Host
My guest today was Len Violi, a New York based attorney who represents a couple of Native companies and individuals involved with the tobacco industry as it exists in "Indian Country". Len has argued cases in state and federal courts as it relates to Native commerce. Mr. Violi has also brought the U.S. into an international...

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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

JOHN KANE - Guest Host: I talked predominantly about the misconception that "Indians" are "treated" better by Democrats. I speak directly on actions taken under both a Democratic governor and president that represents some of the most aggressive actions against our people in over 30 years. I speak of federal legislation with specifically and, arguably, "unintended"...

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

PART 2 of 2
Wisdomkeepers are the guardians of nature's mysteries within the Lakota ceremonies and their practices, the medicine that is ruled by them, the songs that infuse our senses and our spiritual body, and the forces they produce that are identical to nature and its motivating power. These oral and entirely spontaneous transmissions, given by the three holy men,...

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

PART 1 of 2
Wisdomkeepers are the guardians of nature's mysteries within the Lakota ceremonies and their practices, the medicine that is ruled by them, the songs that infuse our senses and our spiritual body, and the forces they produce that are identical to nature and its motivating power. These oral and entirely spontaneous transmissions, given by the three holy men,...

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

DR. KRISHNA BHATTACHAN (www.nefin.org.np) Professor of Sociology in Tribhuwan University in Nepal is a leader of indigenous people's movement and coordinator of the "Indigenous Peoples' Mega Front.
Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) an umbrella organization of Nepalese...

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Free distribution and airplay for Pacifica Affliates interested in worldwide Indigenous affairs for the week of July 5th - July 12th, 2012
STORY ONE:
SOURCE: Front Line Defenders (www.frontlinedefenders.org)
In South America\Brazil

On 24...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Free distribution and airplay for Pacifica Affliates interested in worldwide Indigenous affairs for the week of June 28th - July 5th 2012
STORY ONE:
SOURCE: Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources (www.indigenouspeoplesissues.com)...

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

ANDREW MILLER (www.amazonwatch.org) We discuss the current situation in Brazil regarding the Belo Monte "super" dam currently under construction. Various Native peoples who face extinction and other problems such as no more river(s) to maintain their once flourshing lands and peoples. This...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

SKYWAVES – June 21st, 2012
Free distribution and airplay for Pacifica Affliates interested in worldwide Indigenous affairs for the week of June 21st - June 28th, 2012.
“This is Skywaves: Indigenous News Worldwide, a news feature about the remaining cultures of Indigenous peoples globally and the struggles they face daily, including those in your...

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

*NOTICE* Due to agreements with AUDIOPORT.org and Pacifica Radio Network - we will be uploading a weekly boilerplate or a generic version of reference to your radio staion. In other words, no specific station ID's but for music at the Intro, 30min break and outro. FVIR will be uploading one program for your station's rebroadcast in order to save and use less bandwidth space on AUDIOPORT.* IF...

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

SKYWAVES: Indigenous News Worldwide
Free distribution and airplay for Pacifica Affliates interested in worldwide Indigenous affairs for the week of June 14th - June 21st, 2012
STORY ONE:
Source: Intercontinental Cry (www.intercontinentalcry....

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

*NOTICE* Due to agreements with AUDIOPORT.org and Pacifica Radio Network - we will be uploading a weekly boilerplate or a generic version of reference to your radio staion. In other words, no specific station ID's but for music at the Intro, 30min break and outro.
FVIR will be uploading one program for your station's rebroadcast in order to save and use less bandwidth space on AUDIOPORT...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

SKYWAVES: Indigenous News Worldwide
Free distribution and airplay for Pacifica Affliates interested in worldwide Indigenous affairs for the week of June 7th - June 13th, 2012
STORY ONE:
Source: First Peoples Human Rights Coalition (www.firstpeoplesrights.org...

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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

THIS JUNE 7TH, 2012 broadcast is available to download to all radio stations. It is an edited version for time content only.
*NOTICE* Due to agreements with AUDIOPORT.org and Pacifica Radio Network - we will be uploading a weekly boilerplate or a generic version of reference to your radio staion. In other words, no specific station ID's but for music at the Intro, 30min...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE - SCRANTON PENNSYLVANIA
*Originally broadcast March 29th, 2012 w/additional music.
DOUG GEORGE-KANENTIIO is an Akwesasne Mohawk. He is the co-founder of the Native American Journalists Association, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of the American Indian and the author of "Iroquois On Fire". He...

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ANNIE LEONARD -The Story Of Stuff - From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story of Stuff is a fact-filled look at the underside of our production and consumption patterns. The Story of Stuff exposes the connections between a huge number of environmental...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE SCRANTON, PENNYSLVANIA
STAR MOUNDS - A Native American Legacy Mystery - PART TWO of TWO
ROSS HAMILTON has lived in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area since the age of seven and has devoted his life to bringing to light the lost history of the North American continent. He has worked with activist Vine Deloria Jr...

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SKYWAVES: Indigenous News Worldwide
STORY ONE:
Source: Indigenous Peoples Issues and Resources www.indigneouspeoplesissues.com
In Australia

Australia Challenged At United Nations Over Racist Laws
The United Nations has heard...

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

SKYWAVES: Indigenous News Worldwide
STORY ONE:
Source: Cultural Survival www.culturalsurvival.org
In Central America
Panama: Report Shows Government Plans More Dams

An investigative reporting crew released a documentary this month on Al...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

SKYWAVES: Indigenous News Worldwide
STORY ONE:
Source: corpwatch.org
In Asia
An oil spill in northern Russia from a joint venture between Lukoil and Bashneft has damaged fragile reindeer pastures in yet another blow to the indigenous Nenets people. Environmental activists have warned about such disasters for decades but few precautions...

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE - SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA
STAR MOUNDS - A Native American Legacy Mystery - PART ONE of TWO
ROSS HAMILTON has lived in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area since the age of seven and has devoted his life to bringing to light the lost history of the North American continent. He has worked with activist Vine Deloria...

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE - SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA
SKYWAVES:Indigenous News Worldwide broadcasts within the first 15 minutes

SARAH DEER Muscogee (Creek) Nation of Oklahoma (Washington) – Amnesty International USA (www.amnestyusatoday.org)...

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

SKYWAVES: Indigenous News Worldwide
STORY ONE:
SOURCE: www.survivalinternational.org
In South America
In Brazil
‘They’re killing us’: world’s most endangered tribe cries for help. Logging companies keen to exploit Brazil’s rainforest have been...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA
SKYWAVES:Indigenous News Worldwide broadcasts within the first 15 minutes.
The Ramapough/Lunaape Nation is calling on all humans of good conscience to join a prayer rally/vigil on our Ceremonial Land:
Where: Mahwah, New Jersey 95 Halifax Road
Date: Saturday, May 5th, 2012...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SKYWAVES: Indigenous News Worldwide
STORY ONE:
Chevron Lawyer Claims That Victims Of Rainforest Contamination Are “Irrelevant”

In South America
A lead Chevron lawyer has made the preposterous claim that the 30,000 Ecuadorian victims of the oil giant's contamination are "irrelevant" to the court case that led to an $18 billion judgment...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

EDITED EDITION FOR WFTE SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA
SKYWAVES: Indigenous News Worldwide also broadcasts within the first 15 minutes.
GREGORY CH'OC www.satiim.org.bz - Punta Gorda Town, Belize - Executive Director of the Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous...

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

SKYWAVES:Indigenous News Worldwide
A news feature about the remaining cultures of Indigenous peoples globally and the struggles they face daily - including those in your back yard.
STORY ONE:
Read Orginal Article here: www.ens-newswire.com/
In South America
...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA
ROBERTO CINTL RODRIQUEZhttp://drcintli.blogspot.com/ and ARCHIVED COLUMN OF THE AMERICAS http://web.me.com/columnoftheamericas
In Tucson, Arizona’s...

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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Skywaves: Indigenous News Worldwide.
A news feature about the remaining cultures of Indigenous peoples globally and the struggles they face daily - including those in your back yard.
STORY ONE:
In South America
Peru’s government is ignoring new UN guidelines on the protection of uncontacted Indians in the Amazon. Instead of backing the UN’s landmark...

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

SKYWAVES: Indigenous News Worldwide - March 29th, 2012
There are an estimated 350 million indigenous peoples remaining with Mother Earth. They legally own more than 11% of the world’s forests and those coincide with areas that hold up to 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity. Traditional knowledge is a different but no less valid way of understanding the world....

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE - SCRANTON PENNSYLVANIA
DOUG GEORGE-KANENTIIOis an Akwesasne Mohawk. He is the co-founder of the Native American Journalists Association, a former member of the Board of Trustees of the National Museum of the American Indian and the author of "Iroquois On Fire". He resides in upstate Onieda Territory with his wife Joanne Shenandoah...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE SCRANTON, PA
DARLENE PIPEBOY a Dakota elder talks about the realities, philosophies of her people and their relationship to the politics, belief systems of religion and how Indigenous peoples are surviving. She also discusses the foretelling through experience of prophecies by the way Mother Earth is moving to change things. Her...

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

SKYWAVES: Indigenous News Worldwide
Story One: Botswana, Africa: Bushmen Make A Splash On World Water Day - For the first time in ten years, Botswana's Bushmen are celebrating World Water Day as they enjoy unobstructed access to the life-giving substance.
Story Two:Canada, North America - First Nations from Alberta and the Northwest Territories gathered in Edmonton...

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE - SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA
Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 3:00 pm -4:50 pm
@ PACE University - Room W615 New York, NY
www.leftforum.org

PANEL: Examines the struggles of Indigenous peoples defending their lands, sources, seizure of land, expropriation, environmental degradation,...

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA *FVIR Will be in fundraising mode until March 1st and programming will vary until regular programming resumes.
DOUGIE MACLEAN www.dougiemaclean.com is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national musical...

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE SCRANTON PENNSYLVANIA
*FVIR will be in a fundraising mode until March 8th when regular programming will resume.
FVIR celebrates it 10th year on WBAI NY and Tiokasin Ghosthorse's 20th year on the radio!
Today is a compilation of various songs including:
What's Going On - Los Lobos
Geronimo's Cadillac - Dick Gaughan
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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

DELANEY BRUCEwww.whoisleonardpeltier.info) EVENT IN NYC on Saturday, February 4, 2012 • 2 to 6 p.m. - Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, Assembly Hall 
(120th and For more info: 
nyclpdoc@gmail.comnycjericho@gmail.com • 718-325-4407
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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE - SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA
DEBRA WHITE PLUME- Manderson, SD - is the Director of Owe Aku or Bring Back the Way - a grassroots nongovernmental organization dedicated to the preservation of the Lakota Way of Life and Treaty Rights.
On Sunday January 15th, a group of powerful Native women held a day long conference called Winyan...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE - Scanton, PA (go to audiport.org for your radio stations download)
WINONA LADUKE Anishinabaweg (www.niijiiradio.com>from the White Earth Reservation in Northern Minnesota. Winona is the Executive Director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project the Parent Organization of Niijii...

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE - Scanton, PA (go to audiport.org for your radio stations download)
KAHENTINETHA HORNE of The Kanion'ke:haka/Mohawk Nation (www.mohawknationnews.com) is a member of the Rotino'shonni:onwe/Iroquois Confederacy.
What are we going to do? Is the...

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE - SCRANTON, PENNSYLVANIA
DEMELZA CHAMPAGNE, JOHN FREISEN, JAKE LITTLE, JEREME AMOUAK and FARREL - NEW YORK - All join in a discussion about the current "Occupation" movement and the use of language.
"To most, the irony of a progressive social movement using the term “occupy” to reshape how Americans think about issues of...

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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WFTE SCRANTON, PA (Please go to Audioport.org for your stations downloadable version)
TOM WEISS rideforrenewables.com. December 21, 2011 (Port Arthur, TX) – Renewable energy advocate Tom Weis ended his 2,150-mile Keystone XL “Tour of Resistance” at the fence line community of West Port Arthur in the shadow of giant oil refineries...

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

EDITIED VERSION FOR WFTE SCRANTON, PA.
GRANDMOTHER MARGARET BEHAN -Montana- is a member of the International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers (www.grandmotherscouncil.org). These women have been travelling to each other's homelands for several...

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WBAI NYC (Open ended no intro - break - outro - please insert your station ID breaks)
One of the objectives of this technologic reality has to do with erasing the memories of the human beings, because we have a common collective experience. We are all the descendants of tribes. - John Trudell
From Descendants Now Ancestors 2001 (JohnTrudell.com...

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WBAI NEW YORK
MAHINA MOVEMENT (mahinamovement.com), Vaimoana Niumeitolu, Gabriella Callendar, Erica DeLaRosa
Mahina Movement is the phenomenal 3 women trio who combine poetry and song to create passionate music tied to flesh and bone, straight from the heart. Mahina Movement’s extraordinary melodies tell stories of the personal...

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WJFF JEFFERSONVILLE, NEW YORK
PHILLIP DEERE (Muskogee Creek> Phillip was a traditional healer from Nuyaka Grounds, Okemah, Oklahoma, who became a spiritual leader, civil and human rights activist, oral historian and storyteller.
Phillip was a founder of the Traditional Youths and Elders Circle and a spiritual guide for the...

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR KVNF PAONIA, COLORADO
MUTABARUKA Voices his thoughts on COLUMBUS GHOST - A Jamaican (born Allan Hope, 26 December 1952, Rae Town, Kingston) is a dub poet. His name comes from the Rwandan language and translates as "one who is always victorious". He lives in Potosi District, St. James with his significant other, Yvonne, and their two...

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WBAI NEW YORK
LEFT ON RED www.leftonredmusic.com Live in studio with their new conscious aware music CD The Underground Busking Experience. Their October touris designed to promote and educate about fair trade chocolate and the child slavery in the cocoa farms in...

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WBAI 99.5 FM NY, NEW YORK
BINDI COLE and KALIA BROOKSwww.mocada.org Saying No: Reconciling Spirituality and Resistance in Indigenous Australian Art. The word “No” does not exist in the majority of the over 200 Australian Aboriginal languages, and where it does exist, this powerful word is reserved for...

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WBAI 99.5 FM NEW YORK, NY
JENNIFER JESSUM & SIMON JOSEPH (www.holymanfilm.com)
Holy Man is the story of Douglas White, an 88 year old Lakota wicasa wakan or medicine man from Pine Ridge Lakota Reservation in South Dakota, who spent 17 years in...

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WBAI NY
September 11th, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary day in the American’s history as one of tragedy and rememberance. 10 years later questions are still be asked as to what really happened that day 9-11-01.
Les Jamieson is one who has asked those questions or rather one who has questioned the answers most accepted by media pundits and...

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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WBAI NY
Robbie Robertson, (born Jaime Royal Robertson, July 5, 1943); is a Canadian singer-songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known for his membership as the guitarist and primary songwriter within The Band. He was ranked 78th in Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. The Band has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame...

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR KVNF PAONIA COLORADO
Guest Host: JOHN KANE
Alysce Pierce from the Seneca Nation speaks of her experience as a Native businesswoman and her struggles with New York State. more to come

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR KVNF PAONIA, Colorado
Guest Host: JOHN KANE
Crystal Shawanda www.crystalshawanda.co/. She has a short bio in her own words there.
Crystal Shawanda (born in Wikwemikong, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian country music artist. CMT...

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Edited Version for KVNF Paonia, Colorado .
Guest Host: JOHN KANE (Mohawk)
PAMELA PALMATER (Mi’kmaq) www.indigenousnationhood.com Her research interests include Indigenous governance, Aboriginal and treaty rights, international human rights,...

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WPKN BRIDGEPORT - NEW HAVEN, CT
Guest Host: JOHN KANE (Mohawk)
www.letstalknativepride.blogspot.com John has been involved in Native issues and specifically defending Native sovereignty most of his adult life. He was part of the...

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR KVNF PAONIA COLORADO
"What a Way to Go" is a total rejection of the self-destruction paradigm that hard-wires Amerian culture. Brutal honesty is applied to issues of our day. ␣ ␣ But these aren't just issues of our day; they are issues of the universe because the planet itself is becoming altered before our eyes toward unending extinction. It is clear we are caught in...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR KVNF PAONIA, COLORADO
from a 3-hour fundraising edition.
Peter Joseph presents a case for a needed transition out of the current socioeconomic monetary paradigm which governs the entire world society. This subject matter will transcend the issues of cultural relativism and traditional ideology and move to relate the core, empirical "life ground" attributes of...

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

EDITED FOR KVNF PAONIA COLORADO
Black Elk Speaks / John G. Neihardt| produced by Ralph and Natasha Friar. - WBAI presents the continuing readings by Native Americans of "Black Elk Speaks" by John G. Neihardt. It is the story of the great spiritual leader of the Oglala Sioux who was born in 1863 and lived through the onslaught of the frontier settlers and soldiers desecrating his peoples...

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

EDITED FOR WPKN BRIDGEPORT-NEW HAVEN, CT
CORRINA GOULD Chochenyo Ohlone – www.protectglencove.org
Sogorea Te or Ssogoréate was a large village and
gathering/ceremonial ground utilized by dozens of tribes who lived near and around the San Francisco Bay Area, For over 3500...

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WPKN BRIDGEPORT - NEW HAVEN, CT
JOHN TRUDELL www.johntrudell.com - DNA (Descendants Now Ancestors) - July 4th, 2011 marks the 236 year of the Declaration of Dependence, that’s right, Dependence. Some people look at this system of democracy and often question its,...

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WPKN - BRIDGEPORT - NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
WILLIE CORDUFF - www.shelltosea.com Rossport, Ireland -
An Irish environmental activist from the farming community of Rossport, parish of Kilcommon, Erris COUNTY MAYO Ireland. Corduff's parents first arrived in Rossport in...

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

EDITED VERSION FOR WPKN BRIDGEPORT - NEW HAVEN, CONN.
SUZAN SHOWN HARJO Observances and ceremonies will be held across the country from June 17 through June 21 to mark the 2011 National Days of Prayer to Protect Native American Sacred Places.
“Native and non-Native people nationwide gather at this time for Solstice ceremonies and to honor sacred places,” said Suzan...

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Wednesday, June 8, 2011

EDITED VERSION for WBAI NEW YORK
LISA & JOHNNY BONTA , May 24th - A Pyramid Lake Paiute family was attacked by neo-Nazi skinheads at a Fernley, Nevada, convenience store, east of Reno. Family members were beaten with a crowbar and baseball bats, and stabbed. The neo nazis tried to cut off Bonta's braid. The victim, Bonta, was then arrested because of the white...

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

REBECCA ADAMSON www.firstpeoplesworldwide.org and PHILLEMON NAKALI LOYELEi (Nyangatom tribal member from Ethiopia’s South Omo River Valley) testified on May in Washington D.C. at the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission with Rep. James McGovern, D-Mass.,...

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Saturday, May 21, 2011

EDITED VERSION for KVNF PAONIA COLORADO
SEVERN SUZUKI In 1992 the UN Earth Summit was held in Rio - its findings contributed to the much-discussed Kyoto Protocol designed to combat climate change. Yet the enduring memory of that summit was a dramatic speech given by a 12 year-old girl from Canada.
Q'ORIANKA KILCHER has made a commitment to human...

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

EDITED VERSION WBAI NEW YORK
DOUG GEORGE-KANENTIIO - Awkesasne Mohawk www.hiawatha.syr.edu The Hiawatha Institute for Indigenous Knowledge (HIIK) was established on February 19, 2011 (501.3.c is pending approval). The Institute is the fulfillment of a dream first envisioned by the Oneida...

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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

EDITED VERSION WPKN BRIDGEPORT-NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
MADONNA THUNDER HAWK www.lakotapeopleslawproject.org is a co-founder of The Lakota Peoples Law Project (LPLP) The Lakota People’s Law Project (LPLP) is working in South Dakota to stop the illegal seizure of...

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

EDITED VERSION KFAI Minneapolis - Saint Paul
FAR NORTHFAR NORTH
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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

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JOANNE SHENANDOAH www.joanneshenandoah A GRAMMY Award and 12 Time Native American Music award winning artist; and Wolf Clan member of the Iroquois Confederacy, Joanne Shenandoah has fulfilled the promise of her Native American name, Tekaliwah-...

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

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Bridget Brehan & Victoria Cumes Jochola and www.nisgua.org Marlin Mine in Guatemala's Western highlands. Owned by Goldcorp, Inc., the second-largest gold mining company in the world, Marlin is an open-pit and underground mine and Goldcorp's...

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

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MARILYN ELLE www.ipsecinfo.org INDIAN POINT - A nuclear power plant in upstate New York that is located on two major fault lines susceptible to earthquakes and the current controversy of keeping it open. With one reactor shut down with storage of spent...

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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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ELVIRA & HORTENCIA COLORADO www.8000drumsorg -1:00 pm in Riverbank Park @ 145th & Hudson River on Sunday, March 20, 20011. For further info: 212-431-1666 or 646-492-7463.
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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

STEPHANY SEAY 406-646-0070 Media & Outreach, Buffalo Field Campaign, West Yellowstone, MT (bfc-media@wildrockies.org) www.buffalofieldcampaign.org
One hundred and ninety-nine of America's last wild...

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

KELSEY MILLER (www.kalpulli.drupalgardens.com) discusses Kapulli Turtle Island Multiversity and working to help bring people back to a sustainable, sane kind of life - is an organization dedicated to education of ecological restoration and cultural restoration. We are...

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ROBERTO RODRIQUEZ drcinti.blogspot.com Tucson, Arizona the national narrative has been crafted as a story about heroism and healing. And it is a true and uplifting story. Yet, Arizona’s actual hate has generally been off the radar. And again, this hate isn’t necessarily about right-left, Republican vs. Democrats, conservatives (Tea Partiers) vs. Liberals. Instead, most of the...

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

MAURA HARRINGTON shelltosea.com In Dec. 2010, the people of County Mayo awaited a decision about the multinational Shell continuing with the Corrib Gas Project. If permission is granted, the people of County Mayo, West Ireland will direct action against the project. A senior figure in Shell said that there could be dozens of gasfields similar to a major one off Ireland's west...

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

STEPHANY SEAY - www.buffalofieldcampaign.org Buffalo Field Campaign in Montana. The wild bison of the Yellowstone region are America’s last continuously wild population. During 2007-2008 more than 1,300 wild bison were captured in Yellowstone National Park and shipped to...

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

MAURA HARRINGTON www.shelltosea.com is a spokeswoman for the Shell to Sea campaign, from County Mayo, Ireland. The Shell to Sea campaign has been involved in a local community based protest against the SHELL OIL Company for over ten years. Kilcommon parish, Erris, County Mayo, Ireland opposes...

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

SANTI HITORANGI www.saverapanui New Evictions By Chilean Forces Of Rapanui The Chilean government is now moving to evict all Rapanui from their lands in a move to grab and privatize the Moai.
NICKOLAS KOZLOFF...

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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

SANTI HITORANGI (www.saverapanui.org)who was wounded by fourteen pellet shots in his back and legs while he filmed the events of December 3rd, was forced to leave the island without notice because he was hunted by the Chilean Special Forces to destroy his media and evidence of the undue...

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

SUSAN HITO (www.saverapanui.org) On Friday, December 3, Chilean troops opened fire on unarmed Rapa Nui (Easter Island) People who have been peacefully occupying tribal land taken over by the State. The attack has left 21 Rapanui wounded with 3 needing to be evacuated to mainland Chile to be...

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Aaron Huey www.aaronhuey.com is a photographer for the National Geographic magazines, the Smithsonian Magazine, Harpers, The New Yorker, the New York Times, and many more in the foreign press. Huey has photographed Taliban ambushes and drug eradication in Afghanistan, antiquities smuggling in...

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

1st of 3 Hours of Special - First Voices Indigenous Radio 9AM to 10AM
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Rainforest Foundation In a critical decision, one of Brazil’s Supreme Court Judges voted in favor of maintaining Raposa Serra do Sol (RSS) as a continuous indigenous land. Although the other judges on the Court still need to vote on the matter, this was seen as an...

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

DELANEY BRUCE www.whoisleonardpeltier.info Peltier Family Accuses U.S. Government of Medical Neglect “A man dies from prostate cancer every 16 minutes in this country. Why does my brother have to wait over a year to receive even a diagnosis?” Leonard Peltier...

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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DAVID AMRAM: The First 80 Years www.davidamram.comHe has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works; numerous scores for Broadway theater and film; two operas...

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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ZUBEN ORNELAS www.realityhouse.org OR www.AICH.org Crossing Generations an event HONORING OUR WARRIORS (VETERANS), sponsored by the American...

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Grandmother Jyoti of the International Council of the Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers www.grandmotherscounil.org. In the fall of 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers gathered from all over the world, from Alaska, North, South, and Central America; Africa; and Asia. “We are...

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

JENNIFER KRIESBERG (Tuscarora Nation) of the Red Diva Project's "The Road Forward" which brings attention to missing and murdered aboriginal women, according to the Native Women's Association of Canada is: 582. The "unofficial" number is over 1,200 www.nwac.ca/
JAMES CRAVEN (Blackfeet...

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Johnathan Mazower www.survivalinternational.org reports on several fronts regarding the near extinction of 34 Indigenous groups in South America and a recent victory by the Dongria Kondh people of India against an international mining corporation Vedanta's billionaire owner...

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

SANTI HITORANGI www.saverapanui.org Armed Chilean Police forcibly removed the unarmed Rapanui Hito family in the middle of the night from the Hanga Roa Hotel. The Hito family are being charged with criminal trespass and terrorism. They are in imminent danger of being taken from the island...

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SUSAN HITORANGI www.saverapanui.org Updates regarding the "reoccupation of Rapanui lands" misnomered as Easter Island, by the Rapanui people and the arrest warrants for a large number of its original inhabitants. Illegally taken Rapanui lands by the Chilean government is in question.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

JAMES SWAN of the United Urban Warrior Society is a group of people working to help reassure the community, and the Native American population, by conducting community policing in Rapid City, South Dakota. EMAIL: aimbhc@yahoo.com
KARAH WOODWARD Digital Warrior Media...

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Emily Schiffer, Dana Dupris, Carlys High Bear, Demi Beautiful Bald Eagle, Wynema Dupris, Karlisle High Bear, Samantha High Bear, Jessie Carlson
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tina Cordova, Louise Benally & Anna Rondon a coalition of community groups affected by uranium mining and committed to renewable energy development — announces the 31st Anniversary Commemoration of the Church Rock Uranium Tailings Spill of July 16 - 1979. The purposes of this event are to remember and honor the Diné communities that were affected by the largest release of...

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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Canunpa Gluha Mani In 1905, President Theodore Roosevelt signed an executive order that removed the Nebraska land from the reservation; the legality of this order has been disputed. Ever since, Whiteclay has been notable primarily for the vast quantities of alcohol sold to residents of the legally dry Pine Ridge reservation. The status of Whiteclay's beer stores became a...

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ronald Holloway of The NJ Sand Hill Band Of Lenape & Cherokee Indians filed a lawsuit in the Federal Court in Newark NJ laying claim to the State of NJ as well as charging the then Governor Corzine, NJ Sec'ty of State Nina Wells; NJ Attorney General Ann Milgram and NJ Senate President, Richard Codey with violation of human rights, genocide, and breaking of treaties etc....

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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

JAMIE BILLIOT (Dulac People of the Houma Nation, Louisiana), Director of the Community Center in Dulac, here at the USSF to speak to the affects of the BP Gulf oil spill.
CLAYTON THOMAS-MULLER(Mathais Colomb Cree Nation also known as Pukatawagan in Northern Manitoba, Canada) is an activist for Indigenous rights and environmental justice. Clayton is the...

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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

SCOTT RICHARD LYONS (Ojibwe/Dakota) is associate professor of English at Syracuse University, where he teaches Indigenous and American literatures. Author of the new book X-Marks: Native Signatures of Assent During the 18th and 19th centuries, North American Indian leaders leaders community signed treaties with the Europeans powers and the American and...

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

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Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Reports of 3 Blackhawk helicopters attempting to land on the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre site for "educational and historical" purposes is thwarted by the traditional Lakota and the logic used by the Oglala Sioux Tribal Indian Reorganization Act government to communicate. ...

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

KARMEN RAMIREZ BOSCAN (Wayuu) - the real life of Avatar’s Indigenous peoples - talks about the impact of Colombia’s armed conflict and trans-national companies. The Wayuu’s opposition to eight megaprojects - Jepirachi Wind Park, the Caribe Gas Pipeline between Colombia and Venezuela, the Rancheria River dam, and especially to the El Cerrejon mine were the reasons for the...

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

KAREN REDHAWK DALLET (Shadow Catchers Institute) & BRAD GARNESS(Alaskan Inter-Council) and KAI LANDOW & TOM ANTHONY -Attny. Hawaii Kingdom
"On April 19-22, 2010, over 15,000 people and up to 70 governments from all over the world will gather to attend the World People’s Conference on Climate Change and the Rights of Mother Earth...

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

JOHN CHASE Yup'ik Eskimo hunter living above the arctic circle in Kotzebue, Alaska, talks about the idea of 'nukalpiaq'. It is a Yup'ik name for a person - a great hunter and provider. They are generally young men. He is interviewed by Andrei Jacobs.

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

WILMA MANKILLER 64, the once dirt-poor Oklahoma farm girl who grew up to become an activist for American Indian causes and women's rights, an author and the first woman to hold the Cherokee Nation’s highest office, died Tuesday.
PETER BRATT – Director of La Mission Interview by Andrei...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

ELIAS PAILLAN, a Mapuche radio journalist exposes the inefficiency and limitations of state after the Feb. 27th earthquake & tsunami wreaked havoc in the countryside and coastline of south central Chile, leaving thousands of victims and destroyed villages. The mainstream media in the U.S. encloses the bubble created to sell as a developed country - Chile.
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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

JOSE AYLWIN - MAPUCHE In the wake of February's 8.8 earthquake in Chile In contrast of official Chilean claims that ‘the situation is under control’, reports from the south of the country claim that rural communities are currently without ‘food, water, gas, electricity and telecommunications’. The status of the Mapuche-...

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

BILL MILLER a Mohican, 3 x Grammy Award winning singer songwriter and a master of the Native flute along with multiple Native American Music awards in recognition of his songwriting.
TARA PRETENDS EAGLE WEBER Founder of the Intertribal Warrior Society for Children, created in honor of her son's battle...

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

>MARIJO MOORE Author of The Boy With A Tree Growing From His Ear by Renegade Publishing and 17 other books. We review the motion within the pages of her newest books. Contact: 828-665-7630
RUDOLFO SALM Stop Belo Monte...

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Concepcion, Chile - Jose Alywin Observatorio Ciudadono - The 8.8 magnitude earthquake on February 27th, ultimately exposes the political elite and the media who deny, that of a country where affluence coexists with material poverty, the First World with Third World. Despite the efforts they have made for years to show Chile as a winner, a...

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Dahoud Andre and Miriam Neptune Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees - speak regarding the relief efforts being denied by the U.S militarization in Haiti. Joseph Brings Plenty- Cheyenne River (Lakota) Sioux Tribe- Chairman on the declared "disaster area" by the...

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Commentary on the devastation of the earthquake in Haiti and the militarization of the country by the U.S. A magnitude 5.9 aftershock, since the 12 ­January cataclysm, caused no serious reported damage or casualties.
Basem Khader Gaza Blockade http://www.electronicintifada...

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Basem Khader - former economist with the United Nations updates us on the situation at the Egypt/Gaza border. Website: electronicintifada.net
Phillip Whiteman Jr. and Lynette Two Bulls have organized the Northern Cheyenne's Fort Robinson Outbreak Spiritual Run - about 100 tribal members - most...

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Environmental Justice & Indigenous Rights: Battling Climate Change and Protecting Sacred Sites
Native Activists Rally to Protect Sacred Medicine Lake in CA
Native American organizers and allies are fighting to protect Medicine Lake – a sacred place near Mount Shasta in the Highlands of Northern California. The Bureau of Land Management, California Energy Commission and...

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Protecting Mother Earth: The Battle to Defend Sacred Sites and the Indigenous Youth Movement
“Government agencies and others in charge of protecting the relationships between our people, the land, air and water have repeatedly broken treaties and promises. In doing so...

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas Suffers Water Crisis, Files Lawsuit For Rights to Reservoir Project; Language Teacher Succeeds in Making Lakota Part of High School Curriculum
Kickapoo Tribe Files Lawsuit Against U.S. and Local Officials for Water Rights
The Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas relies on water from the Delaware River for consumption, but they are...

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Native Americans, Military Service and PTSD
We take a look at the culturally-unique experience of Native Americans and combat experience. How are Native American veterans coping with post traumatic stress disorder and why are they the ethnic group with the highest proportion of military enlistment in the U.S.? Compared to the general population, nearly three times as...

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Penobscot Nation Part of Unique Collaboration to Restore River and Salmon; Montana Coal Wars Veteran Gail Small on Energy Policies, Land Rights, Abramoff and More
Cecilia Fire Thunder Refuses to Be Silenced
In South Dakota, Oglala Sioux Tribe President Cecilia Fire Thunder is speaking out against a gag order issued by the Oglala Sioux Tribal...

Wednesday, June 7, 2006

A Debate on the Native Hawaii Recognition Bill; 100 Days: An Update on the Six Nations Standoff in Caledonia; The Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe Moves Towards Federal Recognition
100 Days of Occupation: Six Nations Standoff at Caledonia Continuessix nations standoff in Caledonia...

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Carrie Dann on the Pentagon's Cancelled "Divine Strake" Test Blast; Tohono O'odham Battle Secret Plans to Build a Hazardous Waste Dump Near Ceremonial Land; Winona LaDuke on Food Sovereignty: the New Arena of Colonialism
Divine Strake Test Called Off, Western Shoshone Protest Ongoing Violation of Land Sovereignty...

Wednesday, May 3, 2006

Bringing Indigenous Issues to the United Nations: Re-defining the Millennium Development Goals; Bolivian Water War Leader Oscar Olivera Collaborates in Film Project, Fundraiser Tonight!
Fundraiser for "Gringomobile Diaries: Bolivia", will show raw clips of the film and raise money for post-production costs. Also showing "Gringoton (Gringo-thon)" and other award-...

Thursday, April 6, 2006

Mohawk Nation Clashes With Canadian Authorities; Lakota Elders Share Wisdom on Issues From Global Warming to Abortion
Mohawks Continue Peaceful Takeover to Halt Non-Indigenous Development on Tribal Land
We speak with Hazel Hill, an Onkwehonweh at Grand River community, currently in a jurisdictional dispute with the Canadian government. There is an effort by...

Wednesday, April 5, 2006

Western Shoshone Condemn U.S. Nuclear Simulation Plans on Tribal Lands; Biker Bar Threatens to Desecrate Bear Butte
Charon Asetoyer: Candidate for the South Dakota State Senate!
Charon Asetoyer (Comanche) is the Executive Director of the Native Women's Health...

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Abramoff Scandal's Impact on Indian Country; Native American Author Gabriel Horn on "Contemplations of a Primal Mind"
Abramoff Scandal Rocks Indian Country: Is There Going to be Permanent Damage as a Result?
Disgraced Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff was sentenced to almost five years in prison in a Miami case for wire fraud and conspiracy in a $147.5...

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Oil Pipeline in Peru Ruptures a Fifth Time: How Amazon Indians are Being Burned
IDB, Peruvian Government and Amazon Pipeline Consortia Evade Questions and Criticism about Camisea Failures The major oil pipeline Camisea in Peru ruptured for a fifth time in 18 months, triggering a fire that injured local residents of the village of Echarate in the southern region of...

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

Abortion Ban in South Dakota Draws Native Opposition, and Indigenous Peoples' Demands for UN Declaration of Indigenous Rights Continue into 11th Year
Native Women Unite in South Dakota to Fight Abortion Ban
Native American women are organizing at the grass-roots level to protest the bill that was recently signed by Governor Rounds of South...

Monday, February 6, 2006

Agreement Between Coastal Native Canadian Nations, Loggers and Environmentalists Protects Sacred Forest
The New York Times reports that a coalition of Native Americans, loggers and environmentalists have announced an agreement that will protect the Great Bear Rain Forest, home to sacred sites for the Gitga'at in British Columbia. The article reports "The process has...

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Confronting Myths: From the Legend of Pocahontas to the Discourse on Palestine
Louisiana's Coastal Tribes Appeal For Help
In southern Louisiana, leaders of four coastal Native American tribes, the Bayou Lafourche, Grand Caillou/Dulac, Isle de Jean...

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Indigenous Environmental Network Director Charges Bush Administration With Crimes Against Humanity; A Discussion With Charmaine Whiteface, Defender of the Black Hills
Indigenous People Demand an End to the Bush Administration's Human Rights Violations We speak with an...

Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Burial Ground Threatened, the Abramoff Scandal, Mohawks Under Siege
Slave and Native American Burial Ground Threatened by Development
A historic burial ground reported to hold the remains of slaves, Native Americans and early Dutch settlers, which is...

Sunday, January 1, 2006

Homeless for Over a Century, a Tribe Awaits U.S. Redemption
Here is an article that describes one tribe's struggle for federal recognition, highlighting the history of U.S. land theft that displaced the tribe and left them marginalized. The article also provides a good outline of how the the recognition process unfolds, including its shortcomings and inadequacies,...

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Here are today's guests:
* Marijo Moore, Author and former commentator on First Voices Indigenous Radio, speaks about her new book called "Confessions of a Madwoman": go to her web site www.marijomoore.com.
* Leslye Abbey, social worker and independent filmmaker, she is screening a...

Monday, November 14, 2005

Vine Deloria Jr. Passes After a Life of Seminal Work
November 14, 2005 article in Indian Country Today by Jim Adams
TUCSON, Ariz. - Vine Deloria Jr., the intellectual star of the American Indian renaissance, passed on Nov. 13, after struggling for several weeks...

Wednesday, November 9, 2005

Angus Hemlock, legal researcher for the traditional governing body for the Kanienkehaka nation (Mohawk nation)
Lola Forester, Aboriginal host and programmer for the National Aboriginal Radio Program...

Wednesday, November 2, 2005

Renee Gurneau, President of the Red Lake College
Jose Barreiro, Senior Editor of Indian Country Today
Kent Nerburn, Author, sculptor, and educator, speaking on his new...

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Fundraiser: Pro-Choice Movement in Mexico partnering with Zapatistas2
September 1st, 2005 at 8pm
Carlito's Cafe 1701 Lexington Avenue, between 106 and 107
El Barrio of East Harlem
"Aborto Sin Pena" ("Abortion Without Shame/Abortion Without Penalty") is almost complete! Fundraiser tonight to complete the project. Clips...

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


Gwitch'in Nation Launches National Campaign to Protect the Arctic Refuge and a Way of Life Protect the arctic Refuge
The Gwitch'in Nation launched...

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

News on Colombia from Mario Murillo and Maori Music
We speak with Nicholas Przybyla, veteran of Operation: Enduring Freedom and East Timor and member of Iraq Veterans Against the War. Nicholas Przybyla speaks about the new documentary film, which he helped produce, Operation: Veteran Freedom. The film chronicles the...

Friday, August 12, 2005

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Please send information or news to firstvoices@wbai.org to let Tiokasin and Mattie know the latest news and background on people and communities that you want others to know about. First Voices Indigenous Radio belongs to the Indigenous peoples of the world...

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

INDIGENOUS NEWS: South African Government Charged With Ignoring Indigenous Needs.
A United Nations expert on Human Rights for Indigenous Peoples, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, has called for the South African government to improve efforts to meet the needs of Indigenous peoples. During a 12 day visit, Stavenhagen met with government officials and representatives of Indigenous...

Monday, August 8, 2005

July 15, 2005 Show
The struggle to end the racist practice of using Indian mascots is looked at with the history of the word "Redskins." What are the origins and how has the word been used?
Beverly Jacobs is the President of the Native Women's Association in Canada, and tells us about the gendered and racialized forms of violence and oppression Native women...

Monday, May 9, 2005

Ponca v. Carbon Black Company
"The Continental Carbon Company has exhibited a callous disregard towards the Ponca Tribe of Indians and our people by continuing to pollute our people, our lands, and our air. The Ponca Tribe was forced to take this land at gunpoint by the government, and now it is all we have left," Ponca Tribal Chairman Dwight Buffalohead said in a...

Thursday, May 5, 2005

Navajo Uranium Mining Ban Under Scrutiny
On Friday, April 30th President Joe Shirley Jr. signed an agreement to ban uranium mining and processing on Navajo lands. The Dine Natural Resources Protection Act was first approved by the Dine council by a vote of 63-19 and the ban enjoys widespread support on the reservation.
"I don't want to subject any more of...

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Navajo Nation Council Bans Uranium Mining
April 4, 2005, Editors Report/Indian Country Today
Uranium mining has been a health and environmental scourge, and yet an economic engine as well at Navajo. For some 50 years, Navajo have lived with the effects of thousands of open pit mines, many left unredeemed after decades of exposure. But health and life issues...

Wednesday, May 4, 2005

Gracie Horne announces the World Peace and Prayer Day 2005 at Paha Sapa, known to many people as the Black Hills, South Dakota. Sounds like it'll be a great time. This event is on June 21, and will be preceded by the Prayer Run for World Peace, which begins on May 15 and ends on June 15 in Piedmont, South Dakota....

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Peru Plans Reserve for Isolated Indigenous Group
The Peruvian government has created a commission that is in the early stages of designing plans for a reserve for the Mashco-Piro Indigenous group, one of 11 Indigenous groups living in voluntary isolation in the Peruvian Amazon. There is no reliable data on the Mashco-Piro, but there are estimates that there are 800...

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Indigenous Environmental Network makes a statement at the 13th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development
The Commission on Sustainable Development 13 Negotiations Lack an Ethical Framework for the Cultural Manifestations of Water Water is Life: the recognition, as a guiding principle, that 'water connects and regulates planet earth as the sacred mat of...

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