Program 107

Program 107: Elder Wisdom

Lillian Pitt

Lillian Pitt

Lillian Pitt

with Barbara Roberts

Arlie Neskahi:
You’re listening to Wisdom of the Elders. I’m Arlie Neskahi.

Today we honor the native artists. It is said that no native language includes a word for art. It is not something that can be separated from life. Art can’t be created as something outside of existence, packaged, contained. It’s as fundamental as breath.

Barbara Roberts pays tribute to the artist Lillian Pitt from the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs reservation, located in the northern Oregon cascades. Celebrated for her bronzes and ceramic masks, Lillian Pitt’s highly personal art she says is “food for the soul.”

Program 107: Health and Healing

Essential Oils

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

with Judy Bluehorse Skelton

Arlie Neskahi:

The healing arts take many forms and can be found in abundance throughout the natural world. The beauty and aroma of flowers and trees offer deep healing of our physical as well as our emotional, mental and spiritual health. Today, on health and healing, judy bluehorse skelton reveals some secrets of the art of making and using essential oils.

Program 107: Tribal Rhythms

Native Artists

Nico Wind

Nico Wind

with Nico Wind

Arlie Neskahi:
In our daily conversations, the phrase “in a good way” pops up again and again. For us, approaching life and its challenges “in a good way” has rich significance. Among other things, living “in a good way” includes approaching any task – large or small – in beauty and harmony. You can see it in everyday objects we create – pottery, blankets, baskets. These are infused with an artfulness that goes beyond simple utility.

Program 107: Taheebvu Chadi

Sagebrush

Judy Trejo

Judy Trejo

with Judy Trejo

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

Some might think of the sagebrush as a nuisance, but not the late Paiute storyteller Judy Trejo. Sagebrush is used not only for food and warmth; it can also be used artistically in the creation of beautiful baskets, mats, and clothing.

Program 107: Turtle Island Storytellers

Three Stories

Ed Edmo

Ed Edmo

with Ed Edmo

Arlie Neskahi:
On Turtle Island Storytellers, Ed Edmo treats us to some tales originating along the beautiful Columbia River gorge in the Pacific Northwest. Ed is of Shoshone-Bannock, Yakima, Nez Perce and French descent. As a young boy, he sat at the feet of his father and his grandmother as they told the stories of their ancestors.