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NVTV – Al Cross (Hidatsa), Pat Brien (Chippewa) and Renita Pinkham Brien (Nez Perce)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador and Sundust Martinez interviews Al Cross (Hidatsa), Pat Brien (Chippewa) and Renita Pinkham Brien (Nez Perce) of the ‘History of Relocation‘ on
Native Voice TV.

Al Cross moderates the discussion of his guests Pat and Renita Brien about their experiences of the ‘Relocation of the 1950’s of Native Americans’. Cross gives a good history of what the real name was of Relocation (Emplyment Assistance Program) and how Relocation was a US Government stance for Regressive as the Termination Act.

The Relocation Act was due to a very ‘Harsh’ winters in the southwest in the Navajo country in 1947 and 1948. Los Angeles, Chicago and Denver were the first cities for relocation. Relocation was voluntary and economic assistance was made to find jobs in these cities but without any training. Once our Native people found a job
the Government had done its job.

By early 1950’s new cities were added and close to over 100,000 native people had moved from their reservations to any of these cities; Those mentioned above including San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose and Los Angeles.

Briens’ couple explain their experiences of this Relocation and this show is a must see.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

Tony Redhouse (Navajo)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau (Host) and Craig Pasqua (Co-Host) interviews Tony Redhouse (Navajo Nation) on Native Voice TV.

Tony Redhouse is of the Navajo Nation, gives us his update of his involvement in two documentary films, ‘Death Makes Life Possible‘ (Marilyn Schlitz & Deepak Chopra) and ‘Is Your Story Making You Sick‘ (Frances Causey).

Redhouse speaks about his perspective of Spirituality as how ‘Personal Balance‘ makes harmony with all life forms throughout the Universe. He speaks about ‘Dreams‘ as a reflection of earth and the spirit world.

Redhouse finishes with his indigenous songs with instruments of simplicity.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – Corinne Oestreich: Oglala/Lakota-Blackfoot

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau interviews Corinne Oestreich (Oglala/Lakota-Blackfoot), multi-talented Jingle Dress Dancer, Professional Photographer (for 5 years: Outdoor Engagements, Weddings and Portraits), Theatrical Actor-Dancer (Currently in a Musical – Fiddler on the Roof) at San Jose Sunnyvale Community Players Theatre), School Teacher for 1st – 3rd graders (Supportive Resource for students to meet grade level standards) on Native Voice TV.

Corinne Oestreich has her roots in San Jose, California, Sonoma State University graduate (Major in Musical Theatre, Minor in Opera) and primarily works for PowWows.com as a (Outdoor, Natural Light) photographer and writer. LeBeau asks how she decides what articles to write? Do people recommend ‘Topics’?

She brings up that she originates her own ‘Topics’ and gives her latest article on the PowWow.com website, ‘Native American Students Achieving Greatness‘. She interviews ‘Joey Montoya‘ who had just graduated from San Jose State University.
Oestreich shares some of her photography and talks about some incidents that have happened along the way.

LeBeau asks about the ‘Gathering of the Nations‘ which Oestreich has attended for the first time (2017). She mentions that the event is awesome due to the New Venue the POW WOW takes place.

At the Alburqueque ‘Fairgrounds‘ but at the Tingley Coliseum (Named after Former Democratic Governor, Clyde Tingley – 11th Governor, 1935). A much larger venue for the event. Plenty of room for the Grand entry. 10,000 permanent seats. Room to have Rodeos, Monster Truck shows, large music events, etc.

LeBeau and Oestreich mention their past and current activisms (Standing Rock, Native American Walk) and diverse native american cultural heritages – ‘Respect and Honor‘.

This show is a must share.

 

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – Dr. Miguel Hilario (Shipibo Nation)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau interviews Dr. Miguel Hilario (Shipibo Nation) director of Cultural Competency of Santa Clara county on Native Voice TV.

Hilario mentions that the Office of Cultural Competency is to provide children and youth the rights to opportunities and dignify lives. Hilario (Shipibo native) of Amazon speaks about his life’s four vision journey.

This show of Hilaro, Shipibo native, gives inspiration to all people who have dreams that have not yet become a reality and to those who struggled to make their dreams become a reality.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – Mike Duncan (ConCow/Wailaki/Wintum)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau interviews Mike Duncan (ConCow/Wailaki/Wintum)on Native Voice TV.

LeBeau asks Duncan to talk about his tribe and where he lives. Duncan speaks about the ‘Forced Relocation‘ of the ‘Mechoopda Indian Tribe’ of Chico to the ‘Round Valley Reservation‘ (former administrative extension of Nome Lackee Reservation).

Duncan mentions the 19th annual retracing of the original 113-mile trek (Nome Cult Trail). Descendants of Native Americans take part annually (September) to ‘Honor their memory… A path not forgotten‘ of their ancestors. Forced relocation of 461 Mechoopda tribal members where only 277 survived (1863).

Duncan continues to talk about ‘Fatherhood is Sacred‘ program which he trained for 5 years. He mentions the Native American Fatherhood and Families Association (NAFFA) which was founded by Albert M. Pooley (NAFFA, president). www.AZNAFFA.org

The NAFFA is now in Sacramento, Stockton and San Jose, California. This program is a 14 week curriculum with two weeks of orientation and with the emphasis on Native American culture.

This show has lots of in depth healing about promoting adult males to protect and to encourage ‘Innocence‘ to children of the 7th generations.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – Ronald John Pinkham (Nez Perce)

Ronald John Pinkham

Cihuapilli Rose Amador and Sundance Martinez interviews Ronald John Pinkham (Nez Perce), a mental health and youth counselor and medicine man on Native Voice TV.

Pinkham has worked with many tribes. When Martinez asked Pinkham as to what can be done with youth who are on the wrong path of anger, violence, drugs and alcohol, Pinkham gave many examples based upon his experience helping youth get back on the good path.
He mentions how the elders, the sacred sweat lodge and ceremonies helped those youth move towards the good path for they felt as one with their families and people instead alone and disengaged.
Pinkham has many good stories in this half hour show. Please enjoy and comment as to how to learn more from him.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – Lakota Harden (Minnecoujou/Yankton Lakota/Hochunk)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador and Sundust Martinez interviews Lakota Harden (Minnecoujou/Yankton Lakota and HoChunk) on Native Voice TV.

Lakota Harden (Minnecoujou/Yankton Lakota and HoChunk) is an orator, activist, community organizer, workshop facilitator, radio host and poet. She has dedicated her life, as a daughter of seven generations of Lakota leaders, to liberation and justice.

Harden explains that ‘Lakota’ is not from the ‘Sioux’ tribe but means ‘Allies’ as spoken by the Lakota tongue. Harden was born in an ‘American Indian Movement’ (AIM) family. She speaks about the times of how it was in the 70’s in Pine Ridge and speaks about her stories given to her by her elders – ‘Pre-Invasion’.

Harden has much to say from her experiences from the past to the present. She is very amazing and tells the audiences what it means to be Native American.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – William Underbaggage (Oglala Lakota)

William Underbaggage

Cihuapilli Rose Amador and Sundance Martinez interviews William Underbaggage (Oglala Lakota), founder and executive director of Indigenous Nations Network, INN (1999) on Native Voice TV.

Underbaggage states that the INN organization focuses on Native American issues that are political, religious and of indigenous rights and culture. He talks about indigenous tribes throughout the americas and how he help create the ‘Lakota-Mexica Cultural Exchange‘.

Underbaggage talks a lot on this 1/2 hour show about his ‘Anti-War Movement’ mission. He has traveled around the world to talk about peace to many other indigenous people. He states he always carries his peace pipe with him and prays.

Underbaggage gives many examples of the untruths of wars. Through these examples he makes more people aware of how many people of color in America are targeted to fight these manufactured wars.

Underbaggage mentions a 55 minute video called, ‘The Struggle in the Americas: The American Empire Against Indigenous Nations’ and a movie, ‘A Tatto on my Heart’. He mentions both of these are not put out by the mass media.

This is a very good show. Take the time and become aware of what we continue to do to other indigenous nations and to our own young people.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – Dr. Robin LaDue (Taidnapam-Cowlitz), Author

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau interviews Dr. Robin La Due (Taidnapam-Cowlitz), Author of the book, “Totems of September” on Native Voice TV.

LaDue mentions about her landless tribe, Cowlitz Nation, of two bands of tribes, Upper (Taidnapam) and Lower (Kwalhiokwa) tribes. The Cowlitz Nation had 22,000 and now has less than 4,000. The Cowlitz gained ‘Federal’ recognition in February of 2000.

LaDue discusses her book, “Totems of September“. The book is biographical, telling about Native history. History of cultural and traditional lost and how currently, Indigenous people are in ‘Redemption’, regaining their cultural heritage back.

LaDue continues to personally tell about her family and her experiences when she was young during the North Pacific ‘Fishing Wars‘. This show is a “MUST SEE“. Helps bring more awareness of ourselves, the truth of our past and current humanity.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – Randolph E. Pico (Payomkawichum Luiseño)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau interviews Randolph E. Pico (Payomkawichum Luiseño -‘People of the West’)
on Native Voice TV.

Randolph’s interview is about the Tribes of Luiseño (7 Bands and six are ‘Federally Recognized’ – Pauma, Soboba, LaJolla, Pala, Pechanga and Rincon Bands. One non-federally recognized, ‘San Luis Rey Band).

Pico’s speaks about his family history and his autobiography is about his tribal name of Luiseño (Mission of San Luis Rey de Francia’s father ‘Fermin Francisco de Lasue’n) and tribal region (Southern Coastal from south Los Angeles
to northern San Diego county).

Pico is a ‘Gourd Dancer, Singer, Drummer, ‘MC’ Arena Director and Indian ‘STEM’ director. He speaks about his career in science and where he worked at Lawrence Laboratory. 

Pico mentions that in ‘one square mile‘ their is the highest concentration of Ph.D’s  (3,000 of them).

Pico mentions to the seven generations to be ‘Open Minded to new Concepts‘, ‘Be Persistent’ and ‘Ask for help‘.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.