Bay Native Circle

Bay Native Circle – August 3, 2005

Ras K’Dee opens the show with his piece Love Da Way, then talks with Garry Nicholas about the Maori people and progress to affirm and strengthen their culture, and about the exhibit “Toi Maori: The Eternal Thread,” opening Thursday at Yerba Buena Gardens with the first event the sunrise Waka canoe ceremony into the SF … Continued


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Bay Native Circle – July 27, 2005

Ras K’Dee and Antoine have a conversation with Russ Redner, director of the Leonard Pelter Defense Committee, who talks about his work to free Peltier, gives a brief history of the Peltier case, and talks about Peltier’s struggle for justice for native people. The Bay Area Indian Calendar and the kpfa fund drive complete the … Continued


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Bay Native Circle – July 20, 2005

Ras K’Dee shares a spoken word piece on racial stereotypes and Antoine presents the Bay Area Indian Calendar. Hosts talk with Barry Bachrach, Attorney for the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, about Peltier’s case and his move to the US Penitentary at Terre Haute, Indiana. Carol Craig, Yakama tribal member, and Public Information Manager for the … Continued


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Bay Native Circle – July 13, 2005

BNC opens with a song from Ras K’Dee’s Street Prison CD followed by American Indian Contemporary Arts’ Bay Area Indian Calendar. Host Antoine talks with noted poet, writer, curator and policy advocate Suzan Shown Harjo about the Mascot issue and the lawsuit Harjo et. al v. Pro Football, Inc. against the Washington Redskins. The show … Continued


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Bay Native Circle – July 6, 2005

Host Ras K’Dee interviews Mialli Coley, 22 year old President of the Inuit Circumpolar Youth Council and member of the Inuit of Nunavut, the largest indigenous landholding in Canada and the world. She speaks on language preservation, Inuit life practices and the environmental issues facing her people. Host Antoine interviews George Galvis, board member of … Continued


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Bay Native Circle – June 22, 2005

Hosts K’Dee and Antoine interview Kelvin Long who discusses the water issues in the southwest, including the development of a ski resort on the SF Peaks and the effort to prevent the use of reclaimed water to develop artificial snow for a ski resort. Kelvin profiles native organizations involved in water issues such as Black … Continued


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Bay Native Circle – June 15, 2005

In honor of our native fathers we have interviews with Josh Perez, a Bay Area Dine father who talks about his experience as a youth and a young father, also a tribute to Dave Chief who recently crossed over, plus an interview with Floyd Redcrow Westerman about his role in the native community and beyond. … Continued