Category Archives: Native Voice TV Show

NVTV – Valentin Lopez, Tribal Chairperson of Amah Mutsun Tribal Band

Cihuapilli Rose Amador and Sundust Martinez interviews Valentin Lopez, Tribal Chairperson of Amah Mutsun Tribal Band on Native Voice TV.

Amador asks Lopez what he would like the audience to know about Californian Native Americans. Lopez speaks specifically about the early Californian history. First, about the 1852 treaty and secondly, the executive order by the first Californian governor.

Lopez wants to make sure that the audience understands the 1852 Treaty with the Federal government. The treaty was for 8.5 million acres, spread out over 14 Californian reservations; Lopez added, ‘Representing about 7.5 percent of the state of California’. Although Amah Mutsun was not a signature to that treaty but mentions Mutsun tribal members were taken to one or more of these 14 reservations.

Lopez just mentions Californian Governor, Perter Harteman Burnett, signed an Executive Order to ‘Exterminate’ all Indians and that he paid 1.2 million dollars in that effort.
(Table 3 sets forth the twenty-seven California laws that the State Comptroller relied upon
in determining the total expenditures recapitulated in the official report. The total amount
of claims submitted to State of California Comptroller for Expeditions against the Indians
was $1,293,179.20.)

Below are two weblinks of the above treaty
and executive order.

Treaty: http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/2013/fall-winter/treaties.pdf

Executive Orders: https://www.library.ca.gov/crb/02/14/02-014.pdf

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 – 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 – 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.

NVTV – Roberto Romo Lopez (Omicuauhtli, Mexica)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau interviews Roberto Romo Lopez (Omicuauhtli, Mexica) teacher of School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza on Native Voice TV.

Romo has Bachelor Degree from the University of San Francisco Academy of Arts. He is a teacher,
dancer, artist and interpreter.

Romo currently teaches two classes and mentions what each of his classes are and how it helps children (ages 5-15 years old) learn their tradition and culture, self realization and how to connect with the all age groups, especially the ‘Elders‘.

NVTV gives Romo an opportunity to show his current artwork and he explains them in detail (four art pieces). This in itself is fascinating and educational.

Please take the time to watch this show and visit Romo’s website at http://www.RobertoRomo.net for more information.

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

NVTV – Deborah A Miranda (Chumash), Author of “Bad Indians”

Cihuapilli Rose Amador interviews
Deborah A. Miranda (Chumash) on
Native Voice TV show.

 Deborah is one ‘Bad Indian’. Her memoir refuses categorization in its unique structure, gorgeous poetry, and painful story of resistance, strength, and survival. Part documentary of Mission Indians and part coming of age story, her book reaches back to the beginning of colonization of her ancestors to insist on an identity, both tribal and sexual, both painful and celebratory, of a people who many in California and the world relegated to extinction. Miranda was kind enough to offer generous answers about her extraordinary memoir
‘Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir’.

Review of ‘Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir’

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