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 serving on multiple Hawaiian boards and committees. Their energies are currently focused on the sacred mountain Mauna Kea (Mauna a Wakea) as part of the Mauna Kea Hui and the Mauna Kea Ohana.
Indigenous Peoples General
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
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.
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 South Dakota.
EDITED VERSION FOR WPKN BRIDGEPORT - NEW HAVEN, CT
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 1947, and reclaimed a farm by hand out of bogland. He became a campaigner against Shells' activities in his local area.
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.