Don't Do It! Voter registration is finally over so we can stop with all the "get out the Native vote" BS. Well, not exactly! They will be screaming at us till November. But Don't Do It! Even if you did register; Don't Do It! I'll discuss why and I'll weigh in on the Elizabeth Warren storm and use it as proof that our voices as distinct people is far more powerful than an ultra-marginalized speck of an electorate.
"Let's Talk with John Kane" fund raising show for WBAI's Fall Fund Drive. We offer three premiums as gifts for donations. For a $50 donation - a 3X5 Unity Flag: for a $110 donation - A copy of "Reckless: Henry Kissinger and the Tragedy of Vietnam" by Robert K. Brigham; and for a $120 donation - The "More Than A Word" DVD. Call in at 516-620-3602 or go on line at www.give2wbai.org to donate. This show features an interview with Robert Brigham, some great music and John Kane and Shawnee Rice.
Well I certainly won't call it Columbus Day! But I'll tell some truth about the SOB. Join me and let's start being the ones to tell our story; our history! Decolonization starts with our own minds and our own words.
Is our success our failure? Has money caused us to lose our independence? How far are we really willing to stand up to the state and feds? Can we work to reclaim some of our independence and insulate ourselves from US and global calamities?
If you have heard that the Mashpee Wampanoag had their sovereignty stripped from them by the federal government, you need to check this show out. Even if you haven't heard this, you need to hear this program. Let me explain the 1934 rule and the BS that is Fed Wreck.
Opinions are based on perspective but where do those perspectives come from? How many of our views come from deep seeded prejudices imprinted upon us? Can we and are we prepared to confront those prejudices? The white male dominant culture has affected all of us. The change starts with each one of us.
We lost power last Friday and couldn't do a show so now, the calm after the storm? Hardly! I am incensed over the abuse of women: sexual abuse, domestic abuse, workplace, school, college and, of course Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW). I offer my thoughts on speaking at the Niagara Falls City Council meeting and speak once again about survival.
Ed Schindler and John Kane address Niagara Falls mayor Paul Dyster's racist rant on 9-11. They call out his inappropriateness, his mischaracterizations and outright lies. They also put out a warning to the Senecas not to be lulled into playing nice with this mayor or the governor.
Ed Schindler and John Kane start the conversation for our new video series, "Why It Matters." We begin with who we still are and what we still have. Then we discuss 'why it matters' that we retain and maintain our distinction and our free and independent existence.
It's "Election Time" here in Seneca Territory, in NYS (including the Governor) and the US mid-terms. But no one is really discussing the gaming revenue sharing battle. That makes it a good time for us to revisit the issue and update the state of gaming in the region.
We premier a new CD single produced for the fight to protect the sacred mountain of Hawaii. "Like Mauna Kea" is performed by Brother Mikey and features Pua Case. We talk about Hawaii; everything from lava flows, to Hurricane Lane, to Fed Wreck, illegal occupation, the Hawaiian Kingdom and the Little League World Champions. But we give special attention to the fight against the development of a thirty meter telescope on Mauna Kea. Ed Schindler joins John Kane for the discussion.
We discuss sexism and racism. Not the blatant stuff but the behavior we let slide that leads to the more overt acts that are far more recignizable. Ed Schindler and John Kane open this conversation up.
Ed Schindler rejoins the show to offer his thoughts on our trip to the U.N. We also tackle the "pretendian" fake "Indian" issue. What defines you? Who decides you're real? The feds? DNA? Blood quantum? How about your community? Your people?
Trump's campaign to "Make America Great Again" implies that the USA was great. Was it? When? On this 73rd anniversary of the US dropping a nuclear weapon on civilians Ed Schindler and John Kane discuss the disgraceful history of the US. And in doing so we make a case against all those who believe Trump is the worst US president. He may be the most incompetent and ignorant or even the most corrupt but based on actual death and destruction, he may not be in the top 10 worst presidents.