First Voices Indigenous Radio
May 21, 2019
In the first half-hour, Evan Pritchard (Mi’kmaq), host of the Tribal Harmony series, is an award winning historian and author of more than 40 books on Native American culture including “Native New Yorkers,” “Henry Hudson and the Algonquins” (both now with Chicago Review Press) and “Bird Medicine (Inner Traditions).” Evan sings traditional and original songs accompanied by guitars, drums, flutes and djeegumadesq (a Mi’kmaq instrument). He has led hundreds of interactive events over the past 20 years; is a longtime collaborator with Pete Seeger; emceed the Beacon Two Row Wampum Music Festival in 2013; and in 2017 hosted a Standing Rock on Hudson concert series including one at the Clearwater Festival. This year he will emcee a Tribal Harmony on Hudson Pete Seeger tribute at the Clearwater Festival. He is a widely published poet, with several music CDs, is frequently on radio, and is often spotted late at night on The History Channel. Log onto algonquinculture.org.
In the second half-hour, Joe Baker is an artist, curator and educator. He is the CEO/Executive Director of Palos Verdes Art Center in Rancho Palos Verdes, California, and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Lenape Center in New York City. Joe is an enrolled member of the Delaware Tribe in Oklahoma. Joe and Tiokasin will be sharing history about Joe’s Osage family and the book, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” a 2017 best-selling and widely acclaimed book “Killers of the Flower Moon,” in which author David Grann described how White people conspired to kill Osage tribal members in order steal their oil wealth, which could only be passed on through inheritance. The photo pictured in our promo is of Joe’s Grandmother and her two sisters taken in Oklahoma as they boarded a train for a girls finishing school in Missouri, Cotty College. “This photo speaks to the period in Oklahoma pertaining to today’s discussion,” says Joe. “They returned home to experience first hand the ‘reign of terror.’