Program 103

Program 103: Elder Wisdom

Onandaga Clan Mother Audrey Shenandoah

Onandaga Clan Mother Audrey Shenandoah

The Cry of the Earth / Prophecy

with Barbara Roberts

Arlie Neskahi : Today, there is much confusion in the world. Global warming, famine – people search for direction for their families, communities and nations. People search for hope.

As a Navajo child, I was taught each people have their own ways and ceremonies given to them to maintain and perform. I was taught to be respectful of each tribe’s vision of the future.

In recent times, certain tribal elders have chosen to reveal their visions because they felt their message had global import.

In this program, we explore some of these prophecies.

Program 103: Health and Healing

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

The Fall of the Four Seasons

with Judy Bluehorse Skelton

Arlie Neskahi:
This is Wisdom of the Elders.

Fall is a time of slowing – a time for reflecting on the fullness of days past, according to Judy Bluehorse Skelton.

Judy Bluehorse Skelton:
And in the fall, some seeds, the fruits, as they come into full bearing, is the time to, to gather them. When the energy starts to move back into the root, if you’re gathering energy or medicine, if you’re gathering plants for root medicine, you might be digging in late fall, or, some do that in early spring.

Program 103: Taheebvu Chadi

Wovoka and the Ghost Dance

Judy Trejo

Judy Trejo

with Judy Trejo

Music:
Judy Trejo
Tuhva Tzi Buina (Pinenut Blessing Song)
Circle Dance Songs
Canyon Records

Arlie Neskahi :

In the late 1800’s, a Piaute woodcutter taught his people how to be ready for the uncertain days ahead by bringing to them a dance – the Ghost Dance. Here’s the late Judy Trejo.

Program 103: Tribal Rhythms

The Music of Joanne Shenandoah

Nico Wind

Nico Wind

with Nico Wind

Music:
Joanne Shenandoah with Lawrence Laughing
Prophecy Song
Orenda
Silver Wave Records
 
Arlie Neskahi:

According to Joanne Shenandoah, prophecy and respect for life can guide one’s music. “The Prophecy Song,” an anishnabe song from her album Orenda (with Lawrence Laughing), is to remind us to be aware of our place upon the earth.

Program 103: Turtle Island Storytellers

Yomumul, a Creator

Anita Endrezze

Anita Endrezze

with Anita Endrezze

Music:
Radmilla Cody
The Return Home
Seed of Life
Canyon Records
 
Anita Endrezze:
Long ago there was a beautiful spirit woman. Her name was Yomumul. She was beautiful because she was full of spirit. She was a creator. She created the mountains. She created the land. She created all the animals that were on the land.