Tillicum Wawa

 The hosts of Tillicum Wawa retired from the KBOO airwaves in July 2013 after many years of putting together a terrific weekly program.  Thanks Eugene and Shusli!

"Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People"
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Rhonda "Shusli" Baseler
Eugene Johnson


“Tillicum Wawa” is a Chinook Jargon phrase which, loosely translated, means “The people speak”.

 Chinook Jargon was a trade language used by Natives in this region before Europeans arrived here. It was a combination of Salish, Nootka, and Chinook languages.  After explorers, traders, and other non-natives arrived in this area, French and English words were integrated into the jargon.  It was widely used to communicate between people of different tribes, nationalities, and races.

That is why we chose the name.  Tillicum Wawa is here to help represent the under-represented voice of the Native peoples of this nation. To be a “voice for the voiceless”.  

 If you’re listening, you’re part of the conversation.

Links

Most Recent Show:

The Herb Shed

Past Shows: Gary Dodge, Mark Thunderwolf

Local Organizations:

Native American Rehabilitation Association, Native American Youth and Family Center

Other Organizations:

Indigenous Environmental Network

News:

Censored News, Indianz.com

Episode Archive

Tillicum Wawa on 01/19/12

Air date: 
Thu, 01/19/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with Sean Cruz and possibly Winona Laduke about their new book.

The Militarization of Indian Country

Winona Laduke along with Sean Cruz have written a new book called "The Militarization of Indian Country"

Tune in to

Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People as we interview Sean Cruz in the studio and POSSIBLY (no confirmation as of Wednesday morning) Winona Laduke on the phone. We will discuss their book and what the militarization of Indian country is all about.

Tillicum Wawa is Shusli Baseler-Johnson, Eugene Johnson, and Redwillow. Much of the time the show is visited by Louis Sowa as well. Tillicum Wawa airs every Thursday from 6-7pm.

Tillicum Wawa on 01/12/12

Air date: 
Thu, 01/12/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with Jeri Williams about human trafficking

Is there human trafficking here in Portland? Yes! And if we ignore this problem, it will not go away.

Please listen to Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, for an interview with Jeri Williams, a Native American activist against human trafficking. Jeri will tell us her inspiring story of survival and talk about her involvement with the Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking Conference being held in Portland.

So tune in to Tillicum Wawa on Thursday, Jan 12 to hear about this important issue.

Tillicum Wawa on 09/15/11

Air date: 
Thu, 09/15/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Jan Michael Lookingwolf plays music live and gets interviewed.

Tune in on Thursday, September 15, from 6-7pm when Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People welcomes Native American Music Awards winner Jan Michael Lookingwolf.

Jan Michael Lookingwolf is not only known for his amazing flute playing, but also for his blues and rock and roll talent on guitar and vocals. He has many CDs out that can be found on his website (http://www.lookingwolf.com/) and elsewhere.

Tillicum Wawa airs every Thursday from 6-7pm on KBOO, 90.7fm and is Eugene Johnson, Shusli Baseler-Johnson, and Vicki "Redwillow" Creel.

Tillicum Wawa on 09/01/11

Air date: 
Thu, 09/01/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with Casper Lomayesva, Hopi/Dine Reggae Artist

Tune in to "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," on September 1, for an interview with Hopi/Dine Reggae Artist, Casper Lomayesva. Casper has a new CD out called "Brothers Keeper." Casper has been playing Reggae for 15 years and recently played at the Northwest World Reggae Festival in Eugene.

"Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," is Eugene Johnson, Shusli Baseler-Johnson, and Redwillow. The show airs every Thursday from 6-7pm.

Tillicum Wawa on 08/25/11

Air date: 
Thu, 08/25/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with Phillip Charette and Alex Ellison who produced a Yupik/Inuit hip-hop album

Tune into "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," on Thursday, August 25th from 6-7pm for an interview with Phillip John Aarnaquq Charette about his new (and first) Yupik/Inuit Hip-Hop collaboration CD titled TENGAURTUKUT. We will have Phillip on the phone and his CD collaborator, Alex Ellison, in the studio. TILLICUM WAWA WILL BE THE FIRST PROGRAM TO AIR THIS NEW MUSIC! Phillip is also a well known mask maker, as you can see from the photograph.

Tillicum Wawa on 07/28/11

Air date: 
Thu, 07/28/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Diabetes Special

Tune into KBOO on Thursday, July 28, for a Diabetes Special program on "Tillicum Wawa, Voices of the People."

 

We will have Alison Goerl and Ruth Ann McGovern (and possibly some patients) from the Native American Rehabilitation Program's Diabetes Program to discuss this rampant health problem as American Indians have some of the highest rates of diabetes in the nation.

Tillicum Wawa on 07/21/11

Air date: 
Thu, 07/21/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Joy Harjo live in the studio

This Thursday, July 21st, Joy Harjo will be joining "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People." Joy Harjo won a NAMMY (Native American Music Award) for Best Female Artist in 2009. Joy is a talented saxophone player, poet, author and so much more. She has a new CD out titled "Red Dreams: a Trail Beyond Tears."

Tillicum Wawa on 07/14/11

Air date: 
Thu, 07/14/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Housing Fair interview

Tune in to "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," tonight, July 14, for an interview with Sara Libby, the homeownership program manager for the Native American Youth and Family Center. She will be discussing the Housing Fair that they will be hosting on July 30.

Tillicum Wawa airs every Thursday from 6-7pm on KBOO, 90.7fm.

Tillicum Wawa on 07/07/11

Air date: 
Thu, 07/07/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with Michelle Singer and musical guest, Tony Garcia
 Tune in on Thursday, July 7, when "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," interviews Michelle Singer from the One Sky Center, a Native American health organization, to discuss upcoming conferneces in the area and other health issues in Native America.
 
We will also have a live musical guest, Tony Garcia, who will play guitar and sing a few songs, one about racism against the inidigenous.<

Tillicum Wawa on 03/10/11

Air date: 
Thu, 03/10/2011 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews with Linda Meanus and Trish Jordan

Celilo Falls and Red Lodge

On Thursday, March 10, Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, will be interviewing Linda Meanus and Trish Jordan.

Linda Meanus is the granddaughter of Chief Tommy Thompson, the Fishing Chief of Celilo village at the time of the flooding by the United States Government on March 10, 1957. We will discuss the anniversary date and the upcoming fishing ceremony, and what this loss has meant to her and the people of Celilo.

Audio

Cynthia King of The Herb Shed

program date: 
Thu, 05/24/2012

 On Thursday, May 24th, we interviewed Cynthia King, an herbalist whose business is called The Herb Shed. She has an awesome story, but our favorite part of the show that Shusli and I were talking about even after we got home was that it was the nicest smelling show we ever did. When I walked out to talk to the engineer and walked back in, the air room smelled so nice. Too bad there isn't such a thing as smellaradio, scented airwaves, you all missed out.

Songs from the Salmon Bake

program date: 
Sat, 05/19/2012

These are some songs that Willie Towner and his son Kyle sang at the Port Orford Salmon bake 5-20-12. The Port Orford Salmon Bake happens every year in May on the weekend between Mother's Day and Memorial Day. It was created to honor the ancestors who had a village on the site at one time and during the forced march were held in open pens for some weeks and were almost starved to death. We honor them, remember their joy and sadness, and remind all that we are still here and thriving. The songs were recorded by Shusli.

Stephanie Fryberg and Mark Thunderwolf

program date: 
Thu, 05/10/2012

 On Thurdsay, March 10, Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People interviewed Stephanie Fryberg, an associate professor at the University of Arizona in psychology about the Oregon State Board of Education ban on mascots and her studies around the subject.

 

We also interviewed Mark Thunderwolf whose new CD, "Open your Heart" is a wonderful mix of Native American flute and jazziness and should be listened to by all...over and over.

 

Shusli and I also discussed two recent items in the news: the killing of a white buffalo calf and its mother in Texas and the carving of a Rosebud Lakota while at a hospital in Rapid City, SD, with the letters KKK in his torso.

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Rezervation "Capitalism"

program date: 
Thu, 04/26/2012

Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, interviewed Robert Miller, professor of law at Lewis and Clark college who works heavily in Indian law. Robert discussed his new book, "Reservation "Capitalism": Economic Development in Indian Country." The book covers economics in Indian Country past, present, and suggestions for the future. It was a great interview and Robert made many things clear about capitalism, economics, and indigenous peoples. You'll like this book and you like this interview.

 If you're listening, you're part of the conversation.

Domestic Violence in Indian Country

program date: 
Thu, 04/12/2012

Unfortunately Candida Kingbird was unable to make the show due to a car accident. Please send your prayers her way and think good thoughts as the accident has sent her into premature labor as well.

So on April 12, Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People had a discussion of domestic violence in Indian Country between Shusli and Eugene using the Amnesty International report "Maze of Injustice" (click on the title to read the document). If you or anyone you know needs help for domestic or sexual violence, please contact the NAYA Family Center. Go to services and "The Healing Circle" for more information from the NAYA website.

We also discussed water issues in Indian Country and played many wonderful and appropriate songs for both subjects.

If you're listening, you're part of the conversation!
  • Length: 58:15 minutes (40 MB)
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Gary Dodge, Marty Cobenais, and a Memorial to John Talley

program date: 
Thu, 03/29/2012


On Thursday, March 29th, Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, interviewed Gary Dodge (right), a Menominee rapper and entrepreneur about his music and upcoming CD. We also had a pre-recorded interview with Marty Cobenais about the Keystone XL pipeline. Marty Cobenais was the organizer around the Keystone XL pipeline for Indigenous Environmental Network. We also had a memorial for John Talley who produced Indian World for 33 years for KBOO until his health prevented him from doing so. He passed away on Sunday, March 25.

  • Length: 57:30 minutes (39.48 MB)
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Troublemakers

program date: 
Thu, 03/15/2012


On Thursday, March 15, Eugene and Shusli interviewed Gary Farmer of "Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers" blues band. We discussed his new CD, "Under the Water Tower," as well as his work in many other areas. Gary is probably best known for his acting roles in Powwow Highway, Deadman, Smoke Signals, and Police Academy.

Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers will be performing at The Agenda, 2366 SE 82nd Ave., in Portland, Oregon on Friday, March 23rd at 9pm, and at The Rack Sports Bar at 833 SW Naito Pkwy, Portland, OR 97204, on Saturday, March 24 at 8pm.

Tillicum Wawa can also be found on Facebook and we can be e-mailed at tillicum.wawa@gmail.com.

  • Title: Troublemakers
  • Length: 56:58 minutes (39.11 MB)
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First Show of the New Format

program date: 
Thu, 03/01/2012

This was our first show with the new format. Shusli and Eugene played a news item of the raising of the John T. Williams Memorial Totem Pole in Seattle. Shusli also played an interview with Regina Brave about the KXL pipeline due to go all over North America from the tar sands extraction in Northern Alberta, Canada. We also featured the 1999 Robbie Robertson album "From the Underworld of Redboy."

  • Length: 56:32 minutes (38.82 MB)
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BANNED

program date: 
Thu, 02/23/2012


In mid-January, John Huppenthal, education head in Tucson, Arizona, banned the Mexican American Studies program stating their were promoting race and class hate and discussing overthrowing America, in spite of a study he had done that said otherwise. On Thursday, Febraury 23,
Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, had special guest Bill Bigelow, contributing author and co-editor with Bob Peterson of "Rethinking Columbus," one of the big 7 books banned in Tuscon public schools. We discussed his teaching career, Rethinking Columbus, his editorial role in Rethinking Schools, race and class in schools, and the book ban which includes all books used in the Mexican American Studies program, many of them by Native Americans.

Tillicum Wawa is Eugene Johnson, Shusli Baseler-Johnson, and Redwillow, with perma guest Louis Sowa.

L to R: Redwillow, Bill Bigelow, Louis Sowa, Shusli Baseler-Johnson, Eugene Johnson
  • Length: 58:51 minutes (40.41 MB)
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Wind Horse

program date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012

An interview with Duane "Wind Horse" Deemer, Cherokee/Choctaw musician out of Nashville, Tennessee, and a Native American Music Award's nominee.

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Playlists

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 02/07/2013

Categories:
Air date: 
02/07/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Robbie RobertsonStomp Dance UnityFrom the Underworld of Redboy
Lunar DriveThis is Black Masa, Arizona
Backfire
Heartbeat 2
Native American HeartbeatGreat SpiritTribute to the Tribal SpiritNew World Musickboo.org
BlackfireDownfall
Robbie RobertsonPrayer songYou tube

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 12/13/2012

Categories:
Air date: 
12/13/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Robbie RobertsonUnity/Stomp DanceContact from the Underworld of Redboy
Brule'We the PeopleBrule'
James Bilagody and the CremainsSacred Stage
Wade FernandezStill Standing Proudwww.youtube.com
Buddy Red BowJourney to the Spirit Worldwww.youtube.com

Wonderful, fabulous, beautiful music from Native American artists!

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 11/29/2012

Categories:
Air date: 
11/29/2012
ArtistTitle
Daughters of the EarthMothe Earth
Charles LittleleafJosh
John TrudellBroke the light
Carlos NakaiTrade winds

This program was dedicated as a thankful recognition of our compassionate listeners for their generousity in the amount of warm cloths that were donated to the Pine Ridge Rez. childrenk-12. Thank you all!!!!

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 11/15/2012

Air date: 
11/15/2012
ArtistTitleAlbum
Robbie RobertsonUnity/Stomp Dance
Jim BoydUrban Indian Blues
UlaliOld Man Singing
Fry Bread RiotSmoke Signals Movie Soundtrack
WayquayHope Chant
Casper LomayevsaChillin' on the Rez
Black Lodge SingersPowwow song

Tillicum Wawa Playlist for 11/15/12

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 08/30/2012

Air date: 
08/30/2012
ArtistTitle
Robbie RobertsonUnity/Stomp Dance
BlackfireAIM/Butler Honor song
Porcupine SingersSong of Encouragement
Blackfoot ConfederacyHonor Song
Burning SkyNative Funk

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 06/07/2012

Air date: 
06/07/2012
ArtistTitle
Robbie RobertsonUnity/Stomp Dance
Arigon StarCalifornia Indians
Red ThunderHeartbeat
BlackfireCorn Song
BlackstoneSoggy Bustle Boys

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 05/24/2012

Air date: 
05/24/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Robbie Robertson and Six Nations WomenUnity/Stomp DanceContact from the Undergworld of Redboy
Jan Michael Looking WolfRise-upLive as One Disc !
Jan Michael Looking WolfLavender DanceLive as One Disc 2
Jan Michael Looking WolfThe JourneyLive as One Disc 1
Iokepa's Chantreturnvoyage.com

Playlist for Tillicum Wawa 5/24/12. Featuring music from Jan Michael Looking Wolf.

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 04/12/2012

Categories:
Air date: 
04/12/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Robbie RobertsonUnity/Stomp Dance
UlaliAll My Relations
1491'sTo the Indigenous Womanwww.youtube.com
Jeanette ArmstrongIndian WomanUntil the Bars Break
FishermanDecember Wind
WalelaCherokee River
Women's Honor SongHeartbeat 2

We will be more diligent about getting our playlists up for each show! Thanks, Listeners.

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 03/01/2012

Categories:
Air date: 
03/01/2012
ArtistTitleAlbum
Robbie RobertsonThe Sound is FadingContact from the Underworld of Redboy
Robbie RobertsonMaking a NoiseContact from the Underworld of Redboy
Michael BucherSacred Ground
John TrudellGrafitti Man
AyeliClear Water Drum
Robbie RobertsonStomp Dance: Unity
Jim BoydOld Man SingingReservation Blues

Playlist for 3-1-12 Tillicum Wawa. Website crashed while playing Ayeli's Clear Water Drum. Drat! It is a wonderful song.

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 09/08/2011

Air date: 
09/08/2011
ArtistTitleAlbum
Buffy St. MaireStarwalker
Casper LomayesvaHow the West was WonSounds of Reality
Robbie Robertson presents UlaliMahk JchiThe Red Road Ensemble
Burning SkyIndian Wars
Red ThunderHidden Medicine
Casper LomayesvaDon't Dem KnowSounds of Reality
BlackfireExileOne Nation Under
Keith BearAlong the River
Jeanette ArmstrongIndian WomanTil the Bars Break
Casper LomayesvaHonor the People

Comments

Pledge Drive

We encourage you , our listeners to contribute to KBOO, as you are it's only resource to keep it on the air, along with Native programming . And Native programming is in need of more exposure to all of our relations.

Thank you, Samantha

Interview with musical flutest Littleleaf this Fri 6-11-10,1:30p

We are excited to announce our guest on this week's episode of "Indian Country", Fri. 6-11-10, will be the great flute player Charles Littleleaf !!! He is a world renown flutest and flute maker, from the Warm Springs Reservation here in Oregon.

*  Native American Flutist / Recording Artist / Concert Performer*  Commissioned, Award-Winning Native American Flute Maker*  Native American Music Award Nominee (NAMA*  Founding Member of the annual Amboy, Washington Mt. Tum-Tum Encampment* 

His other talents include:

*  Educator in the making of dance regalia
*  Speaker for National Rehabilitation Centers
*  Teacher in Traditional Lore
*  Speaker in Native Spirituality

This show should be a very informative , intertaining and an exciting hour or so of listening to the live music of Littleleaf and finding out more about this facinating Native music man.

We hope you will listen and tell your family and friends about this big event occuring on our Native American show, "Indian Country", aired only on KBOO Portland !!  This Fri, 6-11-10 from 1:30-3:00pm.

 And you can "listen live" outside of the Portland area at our website : www.kboo.fm, on the computer.!!

We will not air on May 7,2010

We will be preempted from our regular time on Fri May 7, 2010 as KBOO is having a special program that I encourage you to listen  to . It should be terrific.

We are waiting to hear if we will air our Native American program on 5/14/2010. we will post it asap.

We hope you all will encourage this type of programming on KBOO, our Community radio station.

July 6th Show

We had a great show on the 6th with Red Tomahawk guest hosting!

Samantha couldn't make it from Eugene because of a broken toe; sure hope she can come on the 23rd!

Next is Jan Michael Lookingwolf,Nammy award winner, playing his flute and sharing his new cut "We are One!"

Check it out on Indian Country July 23rd!

Playlist for Lookingwolf show

The playlist for the July 23rd Lookingwolf performance and interview is still to come. Have to play it back to list the music and haven't done that yet..Apologies...

Redwillow

 

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