Program 104

Program 104: Elder Wisdom

Zona Loans Arrow

Zona Loans Arrow

Zona Loans Arrow

with Barbara Roberts

Arlie Neskahi:

I’m Arlie Neskahi and you’re listening to Wisdom of the Elders. On today’s program honoring native women, we pay tribute to a brave and courageous young Isanti woman.

Program 104: Health and Healing

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

Feminine Aspects of the Plant World

with Judy Bluehorse Skelton

 

Arlie Neskahi:
Women are powerful figures in Native societies as healers, teachers, and keepers of wisdom. Today, Judy Bluehorse Skelton talks about the role of women in Native culture and shares some healing properties of maidenhair ferns.

Program 104: Tribal Rhythms

Women’s Honor Song

Nico Wind

Nico Wind

with Nico Wind

Music
Tzo’kam
Women’s Honor Song
Heartbeat, vol. 2: More Voices of First Nations Women
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings

 

Arlie Neskahi:
Here’s Nico Wind with Tribal Rhythms.

Nico Wind:
Helmina Makes Him First, a respected Lakota Sioux elder, will always remember the honor ceremony given for her by a friend at a gathering. It took place in Portland, Oregon not long ago. After reflections were shared about Helmina’s role in her community, she was lovingly wrapped with the gift of a Pendleton blanket. The people present stood respectfully around the circle they had formed as Helmina danced within it, the powerful sounds of the drum group and singers guiding her steps.

Program 104: Taheebvu Chadi

Phoebe Winnamucca

Judy Trejo

Judy Trejo

with Judy Trejo

Music:
Judy Trejo
Tuhva Tzi Buina (Pinenut Blessing Song)
Circle Dance Songs
Canyon Records
 
Arlie Neskahi:
During the production of this program, our elder, Judy Trejo, passed into the spirit world at the age of 62. We were saddened and shocked, but we’re grateful that we were able to record much of her wisdom, humor, and singing spirit.

Program 104: Turtle Island Storytellers

Turkey Girl

Nora Naranjo Morse

Nora Naranjo Morse

 

with Nora Naranjo Morse

Nora Naranjo Morse: There is this story called Turkey Girl. And it is of this young woman who was orphaned at a very early age. And she made her way through life in the village by doing things for other people and working hard.