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 02/14/13

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Thu, 02/14/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 02/07/13

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Thu, 02/07/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 01/31/13

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Thu, 01/31/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 01/24/13

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Thu, 01/24/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 01/17/13

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Thu, 01/17/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with Phillip Charette and local Idle No More organizers.
Thursday, January 17th, on Tillicum Wawa we will be talking with Phillip Charette and some local organizers of Idle No More. Phillip Charette is an Alaskan Native American artist who specializes in contemporary art in the Yup'ik tradition. His works include Yup’ik masks, fine-art prints, mixed-media sculpture, healing jewelry, and Yup'ik drums. He is also a musician who composes and plays Native American flute music, and he custom-designs his own Native American-style flutes. Be sure to tune in! Or, stream, if you happen to live in the 21st century.

Tillicum Wawa on 01/03/13

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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Call-in on Flash Mobs

On "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," we will be having a call-in to discuss the recent flash mobs. We encourage those who have participated in these events to call-in and tell us your experiences. The number to call is 503-231-8187

Tillicum Wawa on 12/20/12

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Thu, 12/20/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 12/13/12

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Thu, 12/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Indigenous news, views, and music

On tonight's Tillicum Wawa we will be talking about Canada's latest efforts to terminate First Nations, environmental issues, and disaster preparedness measures. 90.7 fm or kboo.fm starting at 6 p.m. Pacific time

Tillicum Wawa on 12/06/12

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Thu, 12/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 11/29/12

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Thu, 11/29/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Audio

Tillicum Wawa - Voices of the People

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Thu, 06/16/2011
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Tillicum Wawa - Voices of the People

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Thu, 06/09/2011
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Tillicum Wawa - Voices of the People

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Thu, 05/19/2011
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Tillicum Wawa - Voices of the People

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Thu, 04/07/2011
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Cultural Call-In

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Thu, 03/31/2011

On Thursday, March 31, we did a call-in program to discuss culture and cultural values and how they effect our modern lives.

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Gone Fishin'

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Thu, 03/24/2011

On Thursday, March 24, Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People had Gabe Sheoships down from the Streamnet Library, part of the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, to discuss the library and native fishing along the Chewana (Columbia River) and the issues effecting it today.

 

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John T. Williams Memorial Totem Pole Project

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Thu, 03/17/2011

Something so positive has come from an event so tragic. John T. Williams (left) was shot to death by Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk while walking down the street carving on August 30. Since then, Rick Williams (right), John T.'s brother, has started a memorial totem pole project in Seattle. Look at those wonderful faces will ya!
 
On Thursday, March 17, Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, interviewed Connie Sue Martin and Rick Williams about the case but mostly about the memorial project. The project has brought many people throughout the city together and many officials, such as the mayor, are in support of this project. This was an amazing interview and I was dumbfounded at how something so positive could come out of something so tragic.
 
 

Flora Thompson Interview Part 1

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Tue, 03/15/2011

On March 10, Linda Meanus, grandaughter of Flora Thompson, was on Tillicum Wawa. She requested that we copy a CD that she had of an interview with her grandmother, Flora Thompson. Flora was married to Tommy Thompson who was the fishing chief of Celilo Village. Here is part 1 of that interview.
 
Shusli suggested, that in the interest of cultural preservation which Tillicum Wawa is foucsed on in part, that I podcast this interview here. I have not listened to it yet myself, but in the interest of helping people remember that today's world is not the only world that has ever existed, here is the interview.

Flora Thompson Interview, Part 2

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Mon, 03/14/2011

On the last "Tillicum Wawa," Linda Meanus requested we make copies of an interview done with her grandmother or great-grandmother Flora Thompson. Here is part 2 of that interview.

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Linda Meanus and Trish Jordan

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Thu, 03/10/2011

Celilo Falls and Red Lodge

 

On Thursday, March 10, Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, interviewed 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 discussed the anniversary date and the upcoming fishing ceremony, and what this loss has meant to her and the people of Celilo, the language, etc.

Trish Jordan is of Red Lodge Transition Services which helps mostly women in transition from prison back into society. We talked about the work she does and the services Red Lodge Transiti0n Services offers people as well as The Friends of Red Lodge and how you can help.
 
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Playlists

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 02/07/2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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