Indigenous issues

News and Public Affairs Day on 05/11/12

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Fri, 05/11/2012 - 10:30am - 4:00pm
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Inspiring & Motivating Speakers (Barsamian, Laduke, Nader, and Caldicott)

Four prominent activists, David Barsamian, Helen Caldicott, Ralph Nader, and Winona LaDuke, on the challenges of our time. All talks were recorded in Portland in the last month.

  • David BarsamianDavid Barsamian on "The Media, History and Occupy the Economy."
    David Barsamian is the host of Alternative Radio and the author of many books with great thinkers of our time, most recently "Occupy the Economy: Challenging Capitalism" with Richard Wolff.

Dine' (Navajo) and Hopi people say proposed water settlement sells them down the river

Hopi and Dine' (Navajo) people are banning together to oppose SB 2109 and HB 4067 that support a proposed water rights settlement that they say sells them down the river.

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/04/14/little-colorado-wat...

Call into the station to express your concerns about this issue. 503-231-8187.

Osiyo with Redwillow on 05/03/12

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Thu, 05/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Good talk and music. Harjo's book, Grandma Aggie's visit, the Dine' water issue, t

Great music and conversation! As always, I will share about my friend, the late John Talley, who inspired me to do Native radio...

I'll talk about Grandma Aggie's visit on Osiyo with Redwillow and Joy Harjo's new book, "Crazy Brave".

Looking to have a person down in Dine' give us the skinny on the water rights issue from inside the rez.

Norm Diamond and Abigail Singer of Portland Central America Solidarity Committee

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Mon, 04/30/2012

Norm underscores how May Day is about the recognition of class-structure in society. Abigail offers her perspective as a worker with the Portland Central America Solidarity Committee. They talk about the meaning of the song bread and roses and social justice organizing, the work of the Portland Liberation Organizing Council. Abigail summarizes what PCASC is up to now (a campaign to get Wells Fargo to divest private prisons, a know your rights workshop for the immigrant community, and other local organizing), climate justice work they've done, and a film about privatizing water in Boliva ("Even The Rain").

14:26 minutes (13.21 MB)

John Talley's Memorial

The John Talley Memorial event will be on May 25th. Sande Bea Allman, John's neice,Pat Lenzi, and myself are deep in the planning...we have feelers out for one of our community leaders to MC the event..Keep your fingers crossed...

Grandma Aggie

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Thu, 04/19/2012

Grandma Aggie of the Council of 13 Indigneous Grandmothers talks about our relationship to water, bringing the condors back to Oregon, floride in water, the Pope, and more..

Larry Hawk of the Earth and Spirit Council talks about the Earth Day conference.

46:17 minutes (42.38 MB)

Bruce Gagnon on Weapons in Space, Military Expansion, War, Climate Change and Corporate Domination

program: 
Fight the Empire
program date: 
Thu, 04/19/2012

Host Per Fagereng speaks with Bruce Gagnon, Coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space. He was a co-founder of the Global Network when it was created in 1992.

Between 1983–1998 Bruce was the State Coordinator of the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice and has worked on space issues for 29 years. In 1987 he organized the largest peace protest in Florida history when over 5,000 people marched on Cape Canaveral in opposition to the first flight test of the Trident II nuclear missile. He was the organizer of the Cancel Cassini Campaign (launched 72 pounds of plutonium into space in 1997).

28:10 minutes (12.89 MB)

Larry Merculieff on indigenous elder wisdom and modern day personal to global challenges.

program: 
Radiozine
program date: 
Thu, 04/19/2012

Host Michelle Schroeder Fletcher interviews Larry Merculieff who is won of the presenters at the Earth and Spirit Council's Earthday Conference this Friday, April 20th and Saturday, April 21st.

29:09 minutes (26.69 MB)

We Speak Mural Project 20th Anniversary

program: 
Art Focus
program date: 
Tue, 04/17/2012

Guest host Kathleen Stephenson spoke with Linda Sawaya, Seidel Standingelk and Carol Matsuyoshi, local artists and activists involved in events surrounding the 20th anniversary of the WE SPEAK MURAL PROJECT, talk about the history of the project and the current installation of mural panels in the Columbia Gorge. 

In 1991 the first Gulf War instigated the creation of an organization in Portland called ALANA: Asians, Latinos, Native Americans and African Americans for Peace and Justice. in 1992 ALANA organized a mural project called WE SPEAK presenting a minority view of the Columbus Quincentenary being celebrated that year across the nation.

29:31 minutes (27.02 MB)
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