Program 105

Program 105: Elder Wisdom

Rusty Houtz

Rusty Houtz

Rusty Houtz

with Barbara Roberts

Arlie Neskahi:

I’m Arlie Neskahi and you’re listening to Wisdom of the Elders. Today we honor the horse in native culture.

We’ll meet a Shoshone-bannock man who understands the horse as only a real wrangler can.

Program 105: Health and Healing

The Horse as Healer

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

with Judy Bluehorse Skelton

Arlie Neskahi:
The horse has a special place in many native cultures – as messengers, as healers, and as teachers. In today’s health and healing segment, Judy Bluehorse Skelton explains.

Judy Bluehorse Skelton: There are many creation stories that speak of a time long ago when the plant people, the entire plant world, and the animal world, consisting of the four nations of animals: the winged ones that fly, the finned ones that swam in the waters, the creepy crawling, and the four leggeds, and the humans, the two leggeds could all communicate with one another. This was a beautiful time. Everything was in good relationship.

Program 105: Tribal Rhythms

The Song of the Horse

Nico Wind

Nico Wind

with Nico Wind

Arlie Neskahi :
Here’s Nico Wind with tribal rhythms.

Program 105: Taheebvu Chadi

Bears, Bobcats and Rabbits

Judy Trejo

Judy Trejo

with Judy Trejo

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

Arlie Neskahi :
Whether you have four legs or two, you have a place in the circle of creation. One of our favorite two-leggeds – the late Judy Trejo – introduces us to a few relatives, including singing bears, giggling jackrabbits and laughing bobcats.

Program 105: Turtle Island Storytellers

The Mandan and the Horse

Victor Mandan

Victor Mandan

with Victor Mandan

 

Music:

Peter Buffett
Coashellenqua
Spirit
Hollywood Records

 

Victor Mandan:
My mother, when I was a child, my mother used to give me tobacco or sometimes a pot of coffee and some empty cups. Or sometimes she would give me a sack of biscuits and say, “go down there by the river. The old men are there. They are probably playing dominos or cards or checkers. Bring your gift to them. Sit and listen. They will talk.”