Wisdom of the Elders host Arlie Neskahi (Diné Nation) is an award-winning composer, musician and recording artist. Neskahi is also widely known for storytelling and his knowledge of traditional Native American culture, music and spirituality. Neskahi is a teacher of traditional style musical traditions as well as multicultural educator and trainer at universities and colleges and…
Clark Salisbury’s work includes sound design for electronic instruments, producer and engineer at his own project studio and on call, teacher and musician. Salisbury is the studio engineer for Wisdom of the Elders Radio, and has many hours logged with independent radio producers of all kinds. He co-produced Coming Home: The Return of the Alutiiq Masks,…
Zona Loans Arrow
with Barbara Roberts
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.
with Barbara Roberts
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.
Feminine Aspects of the Plant World
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.
The Horse as Healer
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.