Program 108

Program 108: Elder Wisdom

Vi Hilbert

Vi Hilbert

Vi Hilbert

with Barbara Roberts

Arlie Neskahi:
This is Wisdom of the Elders. Today we explore relationships in Native culture.

Music:
Robbie Robertson
Sacrifice
Contact From The Underworld of Redboy
Capitol Records

Neskahi:It’s often said that everything in our world is connected – plants, people, even the stones and the waters that break over them. This is not new knowledge. we have been taught to observe and respect these connections. The teachings are older than memory.

Program 108: Health and Healing

Sacred Children

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

Judy Bluehorse Skelton

with Judy Bluehorse Skelton

Arlie Neskahi:
This is Wisdom of the Elders.

Relationships are important to all of us, but the connection between children and elders has a special place in our society, particularly today. Here’s Judy Bluehorse Skelton.

Program 108: Tribal Rhythms

The Forty-Nine

Nico Wind

Nico Wind

with Nico Wind

Arlie Neskahi :
The powwow is over for the night. Many of the people have folded up their lawn chairs and are heading back to their family’s campsite, maybe to a camper, or a teepee, a van or a car, for a good rest. Tomorrow will be another day of dance and music, friendship and contests, good food, tradition and respect. The once squawking loudspeaker system falls silent.

Program 108: Taheebvu Chadi

Circle of the Seasons, Cycle of Life

Judy Trejo

Judy Trejo

with Judy Trejo

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


Arlie Neskahi :

Every fall, a few of our elders may leave, but in the spring we meet the newborns who will carry on in their place. This is the circle of life, the pure connection that inspires the Great Basin Circle Dance- as the late Judy Trejo reminds us.

Program 108: Turtle Island Storytellers

The Grandmother Cedar Tree Story

Johnny Moses

Johnny Moses

with Johnny Moses

Arlie Neskahi:
Johnny Moses is a Samish speaking storyteller raised in the remote Nuu-chah-nulth village of Ohiat on the west coast of Vancouver island, British Columbia. Today on Turtle Island Storytellers, he shares the story of Grandmother Cedar Tree.