"Protecting Rattle Snake Island and Roundtable Discussion with Indigenous Programmers"
James Brown (Elm Pomo Nation). James joins us for this segment of the show to discuss Rattlesnake Island, located in Northern California, and the plans for taking a stand there to halt the corporate destruction of this sacred site. John Nady (Inventor of the wireless Mic, Billionaire and owner of Nady Systems) has a factory on top of the Shell mounds in Emeryville, CA and he has tried to build a house on top of our 6,000 year old Elem Village located on Elem-mafo a.k.a. Rattlesnake Island fifty yards away from the Elm Pomo Nation.
James Brown (Elm Pomo Nation) of Tribal Voices Radio on KPFZ, Tiokasin Ghosthorse (Lakota Nation) host of WBAI (NY) First Voices Indigenous Radio (www.FirstVoicesIndigenousRadio.org), Suzan Shown Harjo (Cheyenne & Hodulgee Muscogee Nations) a poet, writer, journalist, lecturer, curator, activist and, perhaps, had the first indigenous national radio show on WBAI, and Kehaulani Kauanui,an Associate Professor of American Studies and Anthropology at Wesleyan University and is the producer and host of a public affairs show called, "Indigenous Politics: From Native New England and Beyond," on WESU, Middletown, CT (www.indigenouspolitics.com) join us for this segment of the show to recap critical issues faced by Indigenous peoples and their respective First Nations, and discuss the future and trajectory of indigenous media, plus a lot more. All indigenous programmers are on either on Pacifica stations (www.pacifica.org) or its affiliates.
News update: the Pine Ridge and Rosebud communities were devastated by blizzards last Monday and continue to endure severe winter weather conditions. Numerous families are still without electricity and propane for heat. As of 12/16/08, the OST CAP Office on Pine Ridge is out of heating assistance funds. For assistance and relief to these communities, please visit www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com.
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