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The Opening Moment: An NMAI Celebration
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation with assistance from the Smithsonian’s NMAI.
Special Memorial Day Programming
Native America Calling on Monday, May 30 - In Memoriam of Native Warriors:
In the U.S., the holiday we now know as Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day. The day was set aside as a day of remembrance for those who have died in service to the country. However, for some Americans it’s seen as the beginning of summer, the end of the school year, or a three-day weekend. Yet, for families and friends who have lost loved ones in military combat, Memorial Day has special significance. This is the day set aside for the country to pay honor to those fallen warriors. What is your Native community and family doing to honor your fallen warriors? Guests to be announced.
Voices From The Circle for Memorial Day:
This week, VOICES FROM THE CIRCLE: NATIVE AMERICAN RADIO producers Jim DeNomie & Barbara Jersey honor veterans and those who have paid the ultimate price in service. We also include classic Joanne Shenandoah along with A. Paul Ortega, song/story by Storm Seymour and Woodlands pow wow selections.
Additionally, we get ourselves ready for next week's show which will feature an English/Spanish interview with Master Yarn Painter MODESTO RIVERA LEMUS. His works incorporate the kind guidance and harsh lessons of the spirits of nature which helps each kind of animal person find its true home and achieve its unique wisdom.
VOICES opens with Alice Gomez and a tribute to the "Ancient Ones."
Joanne Shenandoah and A. Paul Ortega collaborate on "If Love Is Kind."
Pow Wow drum Smokeytown pays tribute to all Vets - especially those who have walked to the Other Side with a "Vets' Song"
Xavier Quijas Yxayotl honors the majesty, spirituality and practicality of "The Deer."
Mesquaki Storm Seymour sings a J. Cash song about the days of words and paper and signatures - "Talking Leaves."
Thunderbeat introduces us to the "Feathered Serpent."
Shawn Michael Perry inspires us with his song for "Libertad."
Storm Seymour returns with a warrior song "The Ride." He reminds us that on the highway of life, enjoy the ride, it's all we have.
Xavier returns with another honor song. This time, it's to "Mother Earth".
Joanne Shenandoah and Paul Ortega pay tribute "To Those Who Dream."
Little Otter concludes this week's show with a "Fancy Shawl Dance."
Remember our fallen warriors this weekend.
WOTE Series Two: Native Nations Along the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Trail
The American Indian radio series, Wisdom of the Elders Radio Program: Series Two launches on the AIROS network. The theme of this series of eight cultural magazine radio programs is "Native Nations along the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Trail." The one-hour programs are filled with oral history, storytelling, music, and environmental perspectives of thirteen tribes living along the eastern side of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail. This project has been made possible with funding by the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail of the National Park Service, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. The production would not be possible without significant in-kind contributions from our own radio production team and the dedication of the Board of Directors of Wisdom of the Elders, Inc.
For program dates and times, click here.