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First Voices Indigenous Radio

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 algo​nquin​cul​ture​.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.’