Circling Around And Defining What We Broadcast
This is an awesome Spring and we understand how hard it has been for some of the swimmers and crawlers and flyers and other living beings at this time with Mother Earth and yet my heart fills with Gratitude for this day as we begin to write this reflection to share with you some of the news and views of this volunteer community radio broadcaster. Moccasin Tracks will be on the radio starting June 3, 2019 at Goddard College Community Radio, WGDR Plainfield and WGDH Hardwick at 91.1FM and 91.7FM and online at wgdr.org as part of the “Public Affairs and Educational” block of programming Monday mornings at 9:05 AM-10:30AM. We are not replacing any programming but rather adding to a so-called mission that is including voices from the community. We will continue to prioritize the voices of the original peoples and the many issues confronting original peoples today that includes decolonization of our minds, workplaces and institutions. As Abenaki scholar Marge Bruchac said in an interview, “we are still living in a colonial state, we are not yet in a post-colonial time…” Decolonization is still important to talk about and work for.
To hear the complete interview with Professor Marge Bruchac listen here:
Historians are on the front lines of decolonization and we appreciate the work being done world-wide by indigenous historians. One such example is the new book by Professor Ben Dangl : The Five Hundred Year Rebellion: Indigenous Movements and The Decolonization of History in Bolivia
Listen here to interview: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radiowithdeb4/episodes/2019-05-12T03_21_27-07_00
** Book tour continues follow on the website http://bendangl.com/
Grandmothers the cornerstone of Indigenous Societies are always inspiring to talk to. In this conversation with Grandmother Sharon Day she asks us to have “transformative” relationships.
Listen here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radiowithdeb5/episodes/2019-05-18T04_05_12-07_00
Another interview with Grandmother Sasa here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radiowithdeb4/episodes/2019-05-12T02_36_49-07_00
** Ceremony is June 1, 2019 in Ossipee, NH
Water Is Life Walks (see the facebook page) with Grandmother Carole Bubar-Blodgett can be heard here as well as a short interview with Tribal Historian and author Brian Chenenvert https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/wruvmoccasintracks/episodes/2019-04-28T02_56_53-07_00
As you know we have been learning about film and video and producing a series of Moccasin Tracks on the community access cable network in Vermont. We are learning a lot as we document “Living Culture” today with the Abenaki Nation and others. The latest feature can be viewed here: http://www.youtube.com/MoccasinTracks
and here: https://www.orcamedia.net/series/moccasin-tracks
Thank-you for continuing to support the Original Peoples!! and your local community radio and TV wherever you are. Thank-you for lifting each other up and being your potential. Bryan Blanchette will be on air with Moccasin Tracks June 3. Look for some new video work in June as we are recording with Lucy Cannon-Neal and youth this week, and later with Tribal Elder, Trudy Parker author of “Aunt Sarah Woman Of The Dawnland”. Swift Deer’s Spirit Game by Brian Chenenvert, pic of Carolyn Black Hunt (Abenaki storyteller) who we often feature on Moccasin Tracks.