Moccasin Tracks on PAUSE

Deb at former radio station home base…

HELLO FRIENDS!

With necessity Moccasin Tracks is on PAUSE for the next few months.  We hope to provide an update beginning of March..till then please consider rebroadcasting a past episode found in audioport .org. or on podomatic.com

Most sincere gratitude for your support over the years past.  May you find your circle full of Light and Good Thoughts till we meet again.

The song playing in my head is “Ripple”…”let there be songs to fill the air”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmMjY6tXaEo

co-hosts on occasion

Thank-you for your Peace Love and Understanding!!
Deb Reger
host and producer of Moccasin Tracks

PART TWO Moccasin Tracks 2022

Community Radio programming and producing has potential to unify, educate, bring awareness, express creativity and many other qualities. Over the last twelve years Moccasin Tracks has focused on bringing the voices and music of the original peoples to the airwaves. We have traveled around so-called Vermont to record and interview these voices using tools of broadcasting (internet) to broaden the radio experience during the covid-pandemic.

It is now time for Moccasin Tracks to move on to a more suitable radio home base. We say goodby to WGDR at this time with no regret for the time spent in the shared radio airwaves.

Moccasin Tracks supports consensus as a group decision-making process when possible. We do not accept assumptions as fact or personal opinions and judgements as community radio policy. We do not accept hierarchical structures that do not listen or encourage participation by everyone. We encourage kindness, compassion, care and respect of each other as we make radio. It is under positive, supportive and nurturing conditions that Good Radio happens.

Thank-you to all the programmers that produce for community radio. Your service is important to the community. May your passion for radio continue to inspire you.

Listen, Love and Learn,
Deb Reger
host and producer of Moccasin Tracks
moccasintracksradio@gmail.com

A Basic Call To Consciousness Haudenosaunee Address To The Western World, 1977 (A Reading on Community Radio with Moccasin Tracks)

The cover of publication originally printed by Awkwesasne Notes, 1977

In 2014 Moccasin Tracks produced a community reading of a small booklet that was a proclamation written by John Mohawk and others to present at the United Nations meeting in Geneva in 1977. The message is so relevant to what we just witnessed at the COP26 and we are rebroadcasting this week on regularly scheduled Moccasin Tracks.

“The original proclamation at the International NGO Conference on Discrimination Against Indigenous Populations in the Americas held in Geneva in 1977, was a water shed event and the very first time Native peoples were able to speak for themselves at the UN. Some governments felt so threatened that they prevented delegates from participating, others persecuted them upon return.
Delegates represented over sixty indigenous peoples and Native nations, from fifteen American countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Equador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, the United States and Venezuela. More than fifty international NGOs, UN agencies and 27 UN member states also sent representatives and observers.
John Mohawk with the Iroquois Nation, drafted the message to speak “for the natural world, for the future generations, and for the life on this planet, which were all at great risk, and we each needed to contribute to the solution”. That message is still ringing true with even more urgency today.
It took another thirty years, before the UN Declaration of The Rights of Indigenous Peoples would be issued based on the first draft developed in 1977.”

from go votemiami.org

1977 Indigenous Delegation

We are presenting the reading of this proclamation in a two part series that you can listen to at the following links. Big thanks to the readers and co-producer Ruth Wilder who now is the host of a radio show called Mother Cell RADio.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/moccasintracks/episodes/2021-11-11T04_06_11-08_00

part one

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/moccasintracks/episodes/2021-11-19T04_44_22-08_00

part 2

REMEMBERING GALI SANCHEZ

We had the honor of interviewing with Gali for a radio interview, Moccasin Tracks. You can listen here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radiowithdeb5/episodes/2017-11-17T04_12_25-08_00

Gali Sanchez from the New Hampshire Abenaki Nation brings us his perspectives on the use of Native American imagery for mascots. He is an educator, public speaker, storyteller, musician and gifts us with this interview today on Moccasin Tracks, Nov 15, 2017.

He joins us by phone from his home in Virginia. Continuing to practice a living culture, Gali recently made a wool coat replicating a style from the 1800’s that his ancestors might have worn. He describes the beadwork added by Master Beadworker Rhonda Besaw. (rhondabesaw.com) Always an honor to have Gali on air!! Thank-you for listening.

Music credit: Dawnland Singers from Honor Songs CD we play the Honor Song for Elders sung in Abenaki from Good Mind Records.

Order Gali’s book here:

East Coast Lament
by Gali Sanchez
https://www.blurb.com/b/10621488-east-coast-lament?fbclid=IwAR34IbGAa-FFao–nldsq65qvjsPv421X_tYGci6PE2Ls8uJ5WktI7iQeF0#

Barney Bush
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radiowithdeb8/episodes/2021-09-24T05_19_12-07_00

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radiowithdeb5/episodes/2017-11-17T04_12_25-08_00

Carolyn Black Hunt Storyteller Artist Seamstress Cultural Ambassador

When stories are told that share lessons and teachings about a way of living and world-view we recognize Culture and appreciate the gift of the storyteller. In this project we appreciate the stories and art that Carolyn Black Hunt has shared as part of The Laughing Couple with artist husband Rick Hunt who drew murals as Carolyn told stories. As Moccasin Tracks films, Carolyn is the director of this series.

Begun in the summer of 2021, we have been filming and recording Carolyn’s stories read by friends, family and community to keep the stories alive and moving. Since Carolyn’s stroke Aphasia has limited her ability to tell the stories. We are able to read the stories as Carolyn wrote them down so we are able to read in Carolyn’s own words and we often say, “as told by Carolyn Black Hunt” . The stories are both traditional (from the original peoples) and some are contemporary often coming to Carolyn via dreams.

Part of the archives we share in this series highlight the places The Laughing Couple presented including camps, schools, museums,Pow Wow’s and many other places throughout N’Dakinna and so-called New England. The video’s are part of a series, produced for Onion River Community Access (ORCAmedia.net) and available for other cable network stations to broadcast. Watch on you tube following these links.

Ruth Wilder, host of Mother Cell Radio, is the reader of a Traditional Story as told by Carolyn Black Hunt, The Story Of Maple Syrup. This is part of a series of the project, “Carolyn Black Hunt Storyteller Artist Seamstress Cultural Ambassador”. Moccasin Tracks is honored to be able to video and share with you these stories. Carolyn suffered a stroke and because of Aphasia cannot tell the stories in the same way that she as part of The Laughing Couple once did. We as family, friends and community are reading her stories for her and in this way the stories continue on. Thank-you to all our readers and presenters! We are planning and recording stories for this project as I write this description so stay tuned!!

This video is the first of a series about an Abenaki Storyteller, Carolyn Black Hunt who with her husband, Rick Hunt toured throughout New Hampshire Vermont and New England sharing stories and art and were known as The Laughing Couple. We are so honored to be working with Carolyn and Rick to document these stories and with the help of readers and presenters and ORCA media we are able to gift you with these stories. Some stories are traditional and came to Carolyn in dreams that she wrote down and it is these Wabanaki stories that we share , “as told by Carolyn Black Hunt”. We hope you enjoy learning about the original people that lived here and appreciate the Living Culture the stories represent.

We are continuing to feature the incredible work of Carolyn Black Hunt who over many years has toured with her artist husband, Rick Hunt, as a cultural educator and storyteller. As she shared with you in the previous video,”Carolyn Black Hunt, Storyteller, Artist, Seamstress and Cultural Educator” she had a stoke and is a survivor with Aphasia. With the love of family and community we are sharing Carolyn’s stories with readings and filming to broadcast on Onion River Community Access TV. Big thanks and love to the presenters and readers as we continue this journey together. In this video Bryan Blanchette reads, “Gluskabe And The Stone People”. We hope you enjoy seeing pictures of The Laughing Couple and hearing Carolyn from a radio presentation on Moccasin Tracks from 2010.

In this video, readers share the stories as adapted and written by Carolyn Black Hunt, The Water Monster and How We Got Stars. We are recording at the Koasek of Koas Tribal Garden and thanks to our hosts Doug Bent and Chief Shirly Hook. Doug Bent reads the Water Monster Story by the fire and Kenneth Nosek reads the story How We Got Stars by the Bee and Butterfly Garden space. There are more stories that we will continue to edit as this project continues.

We are reading these stories as told by Carolyn to honor her work with her husband Rick Hunt as The Laughing Couple. When Carolyn had a stroke she wasn’t able to continue telling these stories because she has aphasia. We as community and friends and family with her guidance are telling the stories and recording so that the stories will live on for future generations to appreciate and learn from. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xabHFrDKEnA

Gathering with friends, family and Tribal members at the Koasek of Koas Tribal Gardens we are honoring Carolyn Black Hunt who with her husband Rick Hunt toured as The Laughing Couple in the NorthEast for many years with Carolyn telling stories and Rick making interpretive murals of the stories. In previous videos we have shared archival footage of The Laughing Couple and in this project we are sharing the stories as told by Carolyn. After Carolyn had a stroke we initiated helping the stories continue to be told with this project. Thank-you to Serena Kovalosky who reads this story, “The First Strawberry”. Thank-you to ORCA media for broadcasting Moccasin Tracks on Community Access TV. Thank-you readers and presenters Carolyn and Rick Hunt, Lenny Novak and Kelly Mowers-Novak, Janice Osgood, Bryan Blanchette, Ruth Wilder, Chief Shirly Hook, Doug Bent and Kenneth Nosek. More stories and readers coming soon!!!

This is the finished video that includes two stories as told by Carolyn Black Hunt. In the first story Carolyn Black Hunt, as part of The Laughing Couple with her husband Rick Hunt, tells us is How The Alnobak (Abenaki people) got fire. It is from the archives of producer James Augustine Gero from Channel 17 studios who filmed The Laughing Couple at the Echo Center in 2009. We also include the archives of Moccasin Tracks from the 2016 Affirming Traditions Gathering organized by the Vt Commission On Native American Affairs. Angie Bowie reads the story of How Bear Lost His Tail. We include pictures from Rick Hunt that document many performances of The Laughing Couple.

This project is part of the Documentary “Carolyn Black Hunt Storyteller Artist Seamstress And Cultural Ambassador” that Moccasin Tracks is producing with the help of friends, community and family. Started in the Spring of 2021 we are honored to bring to your attention these wonderful traditional and contemporary stories as told by Carolyn and read by friends and family. We want to acknowledge that Carolyn’s Aphasia has inspired us to come together and continue to share these stories that will be remembered. By reading from her own words we help to give them life to continue. Thank-you for watching

This is the finished video that includes two stories as told by Carolyn Black Hunt. In the first story Carolyn Black Hunt, as part of The Laughing Couple with her husband Rick Hunt, tells us is How The Alnobak (Abenaki people) got fire. It is from the archives of producer James Augustine Gero from Channel 17 studios who filmed The Laughing Couple at the Echo Center in 2009. We also include the archives of Moccasin Tracks from the 2016 Affirming Traditions Gathering organized by the Vt Commission On Native American Affairs. Angie Bowie reads the story of How Bear Lost His Tail. We include pictures from Rick Hunt that document many performances of The Laughing Couple.

This project is part of the Documentary “Carolyn Black Hunt Storyteller Artist Seamstress And Cultural Ambassador” that Moccasin Tracks is producing with the help of friends, community and family. Started in the Spring of 2021 we are honored to bring to your attention these wonderful traditional and contemporary stories as told by Carolyn and read by friends and family. We want to acknowledge that Carolyn’s Aphasia has inspired us to come together and continue to share these stories that will be remembered. By reading from her own words we help to give them life to continue. Thank-you for watching

Noodin And Nish Nung

205323_10100638708509898_470224381_nAdopted by an Ojibway Elder Jim Beard has spent over 30 years living a traditional Native American Life and sharing his experiences to everyone who comes to his circle. He is not a teacher he will tell you but has found a way of life that makes him happy, content, fulfilled and thru storytelling gifts the visitors to his lodge perhaps a way that they too can benefit from.  The podcasts we share here are the latest broadcasts of Moccasin Tracks that highlight the way of life that was taught to Noodin.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radiowithdeb2/episodes/2018-03-28T14_19_29-07_00  In this edition of Moccasin Tracks we talk with Noodin and Nish Nung. We called out to the traditional territory of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibway to catch up with Noodin (James Beard) and his mentor Nish Nung (Brian Matrious) who gift us with this conversation of stories and a beautiful indigenous perspective. Brian talks about the teachings his Grandfather gave him while “Walking The Traditional Life”. Nish Nong Painting 20058th+fire+Noodin+story+telling+1

In this next podcast we feature a conversation with Noodin and two members of the Talking Circle that is hosted by Noodin in Amherst, New Hampshire.

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/moccasintrackswithdeb/episodes/2020-07-08T05_27_19-07_00  Special thanks to Dan and Stephanie for joining in on this conversation and gifting us with their personal stories. imagesdda5c839ce3743b728d62cfdf4d79219Find more information at http://www.northeastcultural.com and find James B. Beard on facebook.  Moccasin Tracks is broadcasting weekly on WGDR and WGDH, Goddard College Community Radio in Plainfield, Vermont as well as the syndicated stations with Pacifica Radio Network.  Find more info about Moccasin Tracks at http://www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks

Moving Forward From Systemic Racism and Forming Allyship

0In this picture Kapiolani Laronal, Sophie Mendelson and Noah Schlager were all part of presenting about the Indigenous Garden at Yale.  We talk with Kapi’olani and Sophie in this podcast linked below.

A little bit more about Sophie: Sophie Mendelson’s work and interests focus on the intersections of land, food, and (in)justice. She is a graduate of the Yale Farm, the Farm School, and the University of Missouri, where she received Masters degrees in agricultural education and agroforestry. She would like to emphasize that most (all?) of what she has learned in the process of working toward change has been through mistakes. Don’t give up. Sophie Mendelson <sophia.mendelson@gmail.com>

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A Little more about Kapi’olani Laronal:

Kapiolani Alyce Laronal is a descendant of the Haida (Eagle), Tsimpsian and Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) peoples of the Pacific Northwest and Pacific ocean. The youngest of two siblings she was raised by two loving parents, Martha and Pila, in Tacoma, Washington.

In 1998, Kapiolani graduated from Chief Leschi Schools located on the Puyallup reservation. In 2003, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of Washington, Seattle. In 2007, she received her Master’s Degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from the Center for the Study of Higher and Post-Secondary Education.

For over 18 years Kapiolani has worked in a range of college settings from tribal to Ivy league schools and providing support and resources for first-generation pre-college and college students.

A continuous source of inspiration that guides Kapiolani’s support for our young leaders comes from her outdoor experiences on the waters and lands of her people of the Pacific. An avid athlete, powerlifter, fitness competitor and outrigger canoe paddler she shares how her experiences as young person taking care of wahi pana (sacred lands and spaces) of Kaho’olawe, Moloka’i, Nisqually and Puyallup lands has shaped her work with young adults and college students.

Currently, Kapi’olani is receiving training for the iPEC Life Coach certification and working with a non-profit outdoor education program in upstate New York working with youth from diverse backgrounds.

LISTEN TO OUR CONVERSATION HERE: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/podcast46833/episodes/2020-06-06T16_35_58-07_00 In this podcast we talk with Kapiolani Laronal and Sophie Mendelson with host Deb Reger. After music, Kapiolani Laronal shares words of encouragement and prayerful remembrance to begin this conversation about being in allyship with the BLack Lives Matter Movement and ongoing actions to move from systemic racism in our lives. We talk about personal experiences that help us understand the role of allyship for non-BIPOC. (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) Kapiolani and Sophie talk about a Three Sisters Garden that was indigenous-led and how that process created many learning opportunities that included cooperation and interpersonal work and reflection. Kapiolani shares a story about what links are sometimes missing in institutions that operate in a patriarchy way. She asks what is the missing link?”

PAFF_091117_cooperationreciprocity-609x419Thanks for listening! find us at http://www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks

 

Black Indigenous People Of Color

102279720_248997826364944_8828925491680378880_nNot only are we feeling the wrongful deaths and brutality of these times we live in but the bridging that is happening with organizers like Chenae Bullock, member of the Shinnecock Nation and one of the organizers of Indigenous Peoples Movement.  Moccasin Tracks will be broadcasting from Goddard College Community Radio (WGDR/WGDH) Monday June 6 from 9-10:30 AM.  Listen at the 10AM hour (eastern) to hear the latest conversation with Chenae, locally at 91.1FM and 91.7FM and online at wgdr.org.

The following links are to previous Interviews With Chenae Bullock

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/communityradiowithdeb/episodes/2020-01-08T08_10_57-08_00  In this previous conversation with Sagkompanau Mishoon Netooeusqwa (Chenae Bullock) about the building on burial sites of the Shinnecock Nation, aka Long Island. 0-1

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radiowithdeb2/episodes/2018-11-26T04_27_14-08_00

An honor to hear about the efforts of the Shinnecock Nation to protect land and ancestors on Moccasin Tracks with host and producer Deb Reger and Aaron York co-hosting (Nulhegan Abenaki) with “Chenae Bullock is a known to many by here traditional indigenous name, Sagkompanau Mishoon Netoouesqua in the Shinnecock language. The translation is “I Lead Canoe I am Buttetrflywoman. Born in Philadelphia, PA and raised all over the world as an Air Force brat she has always lived a diversified life. Both parents raising her to understand she will always considered bi-racial as an African American and Native American to the rest of the world. Growing up with these teachings, Chenae has focused her life on not only balancing these two backgrounds, but creating awareness of the importance of culture and heritage.” “I comes from a hereditary line of traditional Shinnecock and Montuak whalers. It is in my blood to continue to canoe for my ancestors and help to lead my people back to the way of our traditional practicesand values. Canoeing is what kept close ties and relationships to specific tribes and families strong. To sustain this connection to one another we continue to canoe. Oral history has always been our traditional way of teaching cultural sustainability.” –Chenae Bullock In this segment of the broadcast we talk about Repatriation of The Ancestors, Land Preservation, and creating Stewardship. Chenae also gifts us with a “Personal Canoe Story”.

 

How Far Can We Stretch The Web Of Life

OVERBUILT JENGA TOWER AS METAPHOR FOR AMERICACan we use this Jenga Tower as a metaphor for “overbuilt America” as we talk to Evan Pritchard this week on Moccasin Tracks.  COUPLE PLAYING WITH PAINTED JENGA TOWERA couple building the blocks that have been artistically painted.  Community  building in a tower like way (Jenga) or community building in a circle? With the web of life!! Can we have cooperation? SOLID JENDA TOWER AS METAPHOR FOR COOPERATIVE USAAnd build a solid or are we stretching the Web of Life?  to fall?FALLEN JENGA TOWER AS METAPHOR FOR AMERICAListen here to our conversation with Evan Pritchard on Moccasin Tracks this week. https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/communityradiowithdeb/episodes/2020-05-20T14_35_07-07_00  We will be broadcasting on Goddard College Community Radio, WGDR, May 25 from 10-11AM (eastern) locally at 91.1FM and 91.7FM and wgdr.org

Thank-you to the artists and Jenga players and photos of Evan Pritchard.

In this podcast we talk with Evan Pritchard, Mi’kmaq and Celtic descent who is author of over 70 books, award winning historian and professor of Native Studies. His books include Bird Medicine The Power of bird Shamanism, No Word For Time, Stories of the sacred, Native New Yorkers and Henry Hudson and the Algonquins of NY Native Prophesy and European Discovery. Look for his catalog on the website for Algonquin Culture. Music Credits:Honor The Earth by Nahko and Medicine For The People from the Take Your power back CD with Side One Dummy Records and Spirit Of The rainbow By Evan Pritchard Live on Moccasin Tracks www.algonquinculture.org evan.pritchard7@gmail.com Find Evan on facebook as well. Moccasin Tracks is broadcast weekly at WGDR Plainfield, Goddard College Community Radio Mondays 9AM-10:30AM eastern since June 2019 with host and producer Deb Reger and friends at wgdr.org and locally at 91.1FM and 91.7FM weekly archive at wruv.org…go to archives and scroll down on the day Moccasin Tracks airs to play the latest show. wgdr.moccasintracks@gmail.com radiowithdeb.wordpress.com Moccasin Tracks is syndicated on Pacifica Radio Network weekly. youtube.com/MoccasinTracks ORCAmedia.net https://www.orcamedia.net/series/moccasin-tracks please note because of the pandemic Moccasin Tracks is heard Mondays 10-11AM and repeated Tuesdays at 4PM on wgdr.org

Engaging Our Spiritual Path During Isolation/ From Covid 19

A Conversation With Kapi’onlani On Moccasin Tracks96437043_348738179417394_6040624979291144192_n 96597946_687469012049081_8022438145112932352_n 96215126_1075802186109089_7074713865623175168_nDuring this time of the pandemic we are producing radio from home and invited Kapi’olani Laronal to give us an update from her indigenous perspective in NYC.  She brings with her: relatives, relations and love for the land and sacred places of her ancestors that we share with these pictures.  Kapi’olani reminds us not only of her family and ancestors but the ancestors of the land where she resides.  native-americans-in-the-bronx-12-728native-americans-in-the-bronx-22-72896358868_662648984515500_2965337311983697920_n96567628_1156209108105304_5316823514177601536_nWe feel her family and friends as she tells us stories and gifts us with inspiration to survive and care for Mother Earth. Listen here to our latest conversation with Kapi’olani Laronal which will broadcast from wgdr.org, Goddard College Community Radio , May 11, 2020 from 10-11AM (eastern) and locally at 91.1FM and 91.7FM  https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radiowithdeb4/episodes/2020-05-07T03_32_06-07_00

Here is the link to an earlier conversation https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/moccasintracksradio/episodes/2020-03-24T07_53_59-07_00

 

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A Radio Tribute and Rememberance

DSCF0447Charlene Willing McManis at the WGDR radio station at Goddard College Community Radio around 2011.  We are broadcasting a special radio show soon to celebrate the Life and work of Charlene and wanted to share some of the pictures.  We also were able to video the conversation we had with Patty Manning and Traci Sorell and we will share the links here.  The radio show will air within the next week or so but you can listen to the podcast here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/radiowithdeb2/episodes/2020-04-21T09_55_32-07_00

DSCF0450Charlene with her husband and grandson at the radio station. DSCF0448

While we were preparing this tribute we talked to Traci Sorell and Patty Manning.  Here they are on video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLTJObP3aXE

 

 

We thank the guests and thank-you for appreciating Charlene along with us. Together we celebrate her life and remember in a good way.  See you on the radio! with much love and respect, Deb Reger host, producer and engineer for Moccasin Tracks