Program 106

Program 106: Elder Wisdom

The Harvest

Bear Mountain, Virginia

Bear Mountain, Virginia

Arlie Neskahi:
This is Wisdom of the Elders. I’m Arlie Neskahi. For some indigenous peoples of North America, the harvest of wild foods is still central to the way of life as it was for their ancestors of past centuries. The Monacans gather and enjoy wild foods along with the fruits and other crops from the orchards and farms in Virginia’s blue mountains.

Program 106: Health and Healing

The Summer of the Four Seasons

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

with Judy Bluehorse Skelton

Arlie Neskahi:
This is Wisdom of the Elders. I’m Arlie Neskahi.

Before the harvest comes the summer and the time of reaching out. The corn stretches toward the sun. The plant people are at their fullest. Educator and herbalist, Judy Bluehorse Skelton, in her health and healing segment reminds us that it is a time for human beings to reach out too, to the world and to each other.

Program 106: Tribal Rhythms

Harvest Songs

Nico Wind

Nico Wind

with Nico Wind

Arlie Neskahi:
And now, in today’s Tribal Rhythms, Nico Wind spreads a feast of songs and dances celebrating the harvest.

Music:
Welcoming Song
Traditional Music From Warm Springs
Canyon Records

Program 106: Taheebvu Chadi

Pine Nuts and Pine Nut Songs

Judy Trejo

Judy Trejo

 

with Judy Trejo

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

Arlie Neskahi:
Coming up, we’ll hear from turtle island storyteller Jack Dalton with a Yu’pik tale of gathering. Next, the late Judy Trejo tells of the harvest of the pine nut, the staple food of the great basin peoples.

Program 106: Turtle Island Storytellers

The Gathering Song

Jack Dalton

Jack Dalton

with Jack Dalton

Arlie Neskahi:
On today’s Turtle Island Storytellers, Yup’ik storyteller, Jack Dalton shares a traditional story from Alaska called The Gathering Song.