Tillicum Wawa

 The hosts of Tillicum Wawa retired from the KBOO airwaves in July 2013 after many years of putting together a terrific weekly program.  Thanks Eugene and Shusli!

"Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People"
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Rhonda "Shusli" Baseler
Eugene Johnson


“Tillicum Wawa” is a Chinook Jargon phrase which, loosely translated, means “The people speak”.

 Chinook Jargon was a trade language used by Natives in this region before Europeans arrived here. It was a combination of Salish, Nootka, and Chinook languages.  After explorers, traders, and other non-natives arrived in this area, French and English words were integrated into the jargon.  It was widely used to communicate between people of different tribes, nationalities, and races.

That is why we chose the name.  Tillicum Wawa is here to help represent the under-represented voice of the Native peoples of this nation. To be a “voice for the voiceless”.  

 If you’re listening, you’re part of the conversation.

Links

Most Recent Show:

The Herb Shed

Past Shows: Gary Dodge, Mark Thunderwolf

Local Organizations:

Native American Rehabilitation Association, Native American Youth and Family Center

Other Organizations:

Indigenous Environmental Network

News:

Censored News, Indianz.com

Episode Archive

Tillicum Wawa on 11/22/12

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Thu, 11/22/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Short Description: 
Genocide Cover Up Day

From 8am until noon on alleged Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22nd, Genocide Cover-Up Day returns. Be ready with your calls to discuss the crime of genocide from local to worldwide with your hosts from Tillicum Wawa, Eugene and Shusli.

Tillicum Wawa on 11/15/12

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Thu, 11/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Call-in about maintaining cultural ties in a modern world.

What is it that keeps us connected to our indigenous cultures in a mondern world? Ceremonies, food, powwows, family, friends, tribe, land, etc.? Call in and tell us what keeps you connected to your culture during the next Tillicum Wawa. 503-231-8187

Tillicum Wawa on 11/01/12

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Thu, 11/01/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Music as medicine

Tillicum Wawa brings music to sustain and heal your Native soul - no matter from what tribe you descend. Listen on November 1 at 6 p.m. for a special Native American music presentation.  We will feature songs and sounds for body, mind, and spirit, along with news from Indian Country.

Tillicum Wawa on 10/18/12

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Thu, 10/18/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tillicum Wawa 10/18/2012

Jalla! Eugene Johnson, Shusli Baseler-Johnson, Samantha King, and Louis Sowa, all welcome you to come knock on the TILLICUM WAWA lodge doorway.  It's getting cold outside; come on in, get warm, and enjoy indigenous music, news, and views. Join us on Thursday, October 18th at 6 p.m. If you're listening, you're part of the conversation.

Yurok dwelling pictured

Tillicum Wawa on 10/04/12

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Thu, 10/04/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Indian Family Wellness Project

Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, will be interviewing Mike Rosman, Apache, who is in the Indian Family Wellness Project a native education program. Tune in, Thursday, from 6-7pm for this interview and more.

Tillicum Wawa on 09/20/12

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Thu, 09/20/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
TW kicks off a Nuclear Free Portland with Miriam German and honored elder John Bravehawk

Did you know there are plans to transport highly radioactive nuclear waste through Portland en route to Hanford? Government estimates state that 800 people will die just from the ambient radiation along the route. Stand up with Miriam German (Miriams Well), John Bravehawk (honored Lakota Elder) and Tillicum Wawa. Learn about plans for a Nuclear Free Portland. Listen to Tillicum Wawa on Thursday, September 20th at 6 p.m. for this important issue.

Photos: Miriam German, John Bravehawk

Tillicum Wawa on 09/06/12

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Thu, 09/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 08/30/12

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Thu, 08/30/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
What happened at White Clay, Nebraska?

What happened in White Clay, NE this past weekend? How did a peaceful protest end up with 10 year old Wakinyan "Loud Brave Thunder" getting pepper sprayed by police? Tillicum Wawa talks with some folks involved in the protest. Tune in for an indigenous perspective on today's news and issues and great music.

(Photo from bsnorrell.blogspot.com)

Tillicum Wawa on 08/16/12

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Thu, 08/16/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Bryan Hudson, Jr. talks about his work to preserve the Shoshone language

It has been estimated that a language disappears every 14 days. When that happens, the key to cultural, historic, and spiritual values can die. As Yakama tribal elder Virginia Beavert, who helped preserve and protect the Sahaptin language said, "One day the government will come back and ask you two things 'Do you speak your language?' and 'Do you practice your religion?'. If we cannot answer "yes" to those two questions, our sovereignty is at stake."

The hosts of Tillicum Wawa are happy to be interviewing Bryan Hudson, Jr., who is working through the University of Utah to help preserve the Shoshone language on August 16. Tune in or stream to hear more about the importance of language preservation to First Nations peoples.

Tillicum Wawa on 08/02/12

Air date: 
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Audio

Valentine's Day Special

program date: 
Thu, 02/09/2012

Valentine's Day Special, dedicated to Shusli Baseler-Johnson!

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  • Length: 55:13 minutes (37.91 MB)
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Valentine's Day Special

program date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012

Come and Get Your Love

 

Message us on Facebook or e-mail us at tillicum.wawa@gmail.com your dedications and Native love song requests to that special someone for this week's Tillicum Wawa Valentine's Day Special, Thursday, February 9 from 6-7pm on KBOO, 90.7fm in Portland, Oregon.
  • Length: 3:30 minutes (2.4 MB)
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Native American Food Store

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Thu, 02/02/2012

We interviewed Sean Cruz about an organization working to create a Native American food store.

Navajo Livestock and Education

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Thu, 01/26/2012

We discussed the livestock being impounded on Navajo lands and education. We played clips of Cornel Pewewardy and Dr. Daniel Wildcat.

  • Length: 55:50 minutes (38.34 MB)
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The Militarization of Indian Country

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Thu, 01/19/2012

Winona Laduke along with Sean Cruz have written a new book called "The Militarization of Indian Country."

Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People interviewed Sean Cruz in the studio about the book and what the militarization of Indian country is all about, such as environmental destruction, Indians in the military, Hanford and the nuclear test site being on treaty lands, the Blackwater (now Xe) connection with an Alaska Native corporation, etc.

Human Trafficking

program date: 
Thu, 01/12/2012

Is there human trafficking here in Portland? Yes! And if we ignore this problem, it will not go away.

Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, interviewed Jeri Williams, a Native American activist against human trafficking. Jeri told her inspiring story of survival and talked about her involvement with the Northwest Coalition Against Trafficking Conference being held in Portland.

Tillicum Wawa airs every Thursday from 6-7pm on KBOO, 90.7fm.

  • Length: 57:25 minutes (39.43 MB)
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FEMA

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Thu, 01/05/2012

FEMA trailers being sold to Indians compolete with formaldahyde discussed with Tom Rodgers.

  • Length: 58:50 minutes (40.4 MB)
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Rez Solutions

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Thu, 12/29/2011

Folks called in with their New Years Rez Solutions.

  • Length: 59:26 minutes (40.8 MB)
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Coffee Lounge

program date: 
Thu, 12/22/2011

Coffee Lounge

  • Length: 60:30 minutes (41.54 MB)
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Indian Report

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Mon, 12/05/2011

Portland Indian report.

  • Length: 58:25 minutes (40.11 MB)
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Playlists

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 02/07/2013

Categories:
Air date: 
02/07/2013
ArtistTitleAlbumLabelLink
Robbie RobertsonStomp Dance UnityFrom the Underworld of Redboy
Lunar DriveThis is Black Masa, Arizona
Backfire
Heartbeat 2
Native American HeartbeatGreat SpiritTribute to the Tribal SpiritNew World Musicwww.kboo.org
BlackfireDownfall
Robbie RobertsonPrayer songYou tube

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 12/13/2012

Categories:
Air date: 
12/13/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Robbie RobertsonUnity/Stomp DanceContact from the Underworld of Redboy
Brule'We the PeopleBrule'
James Bilagody and the CremainsSacred Stage
Wade FernandezStill Standing Proudwww.youtube.com
Buddy Red BowJourney to the Spirit Worldwww.youtube.com

Wonderful, fabulous, beautiful music from Native American artists!

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 11/29/2012

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Air date: 
11/29/2012
ArtistTitle
Daughters of the EarthMothe Earth
Charles LittleleafJosh
John TrudellBroke the light
Carlos NakaiTrade winds

This program was dedicated as a thankful recognition of our compassionate listeners for their generousity in the amount of warm cloths that were donated to the Pine Ridge Rez. childrenk-12. Thank you all!!!!

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 11/15/2012

Air date: 
11/15/2012
ArtistTitleAlbum
Robbie RobertsonUnity/Stomp Dance
Jim BoydUrban Indian Blues
UlaliOld Man Singing
Fry Bread RiotSmoke Signals Movie Soundtrack
WayquayHope Chant
Casper LomayevsaChillin' on the Rez
Black Lodge SingersPowwow song

Tillicum Wawa Playlist for 11/15/12

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 08/30/2012

Air date: 
08/30/2012
ArtistTitle
Robbie RobertsonUnity/Stomp Dance
BlackfireAIM/Butler Honor song
Porcupine SingersSong of Encouragement
Blackfoot ConfederacyHonor Song
Burning SkyNative Funk

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 06/07/2012

Air date: 
06/07/2012
ArtistTitle
Robbie RobertsonUnity/Stomp Dance
Arigon StarCalifornia Indians
Red ThunderHeartbeat
BlackfireCorn Song
BlackstoneSoggy Bustle Boys

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 05/24/2012

Air date: 
05/24/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Robbie Robertson and Six Nations WomenUnity/Stomp DanceContact from the Undergworld of Redboy
Jan Michael Looking WolfRise-upLive as One Disc !
Jan Michael Looking WolfLavender DanceLive as One Disc 2
Jan Michael Looking WolfThe JourneyLive as One Disc 1
Iokepa's Chantreturnvoyage.com

Playlist for Tillicum Wawa 5/24/12. Featuring music from Jan Michael Looking Wolf.

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 04/12/2012

Categories:
Air date: 
04/12/2012
ArtistTitleAlbumLink
Robbie RobertsonUnity/Stomp Dance
UlaliAll My Relations
1491'sTo the Indigenous Womanwww.youtube.com
Jeanette ArmstrongIndian WomanUntil the Bars Break
FishermanDecember Wind
WalelaCherokee River
Women's Honor SongHeartbeat 2

We will be more diligent about getting our playlists up for each show! Thanks, Listeners.

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 03/01/2012

Categories:
Air date: 
03/01/2012
ArtistTitleAlbum
Robbie RobertsonThe Sound is FadingContact from the Underworld of Redboy
Robbie RobertsonMaking a NoiseContact from the Underworld of Redboy
Michael BucherSacred Ground
John TrudellGrafitti Man
AyeliClear Water Drum
Robbie RobertsonStomp Dance: Unity
Jim BoydOld Man SingingReservation Blues

Playlist for 3-1-12 Tillicum Wawa. Website crashed while playing Ayeli's Clear Water Drum. Drat! It is a wonderful song.

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 09/08/2011

Air date: 
09/08/2011
ArtistTitleAlbum
Buffy St. MaireStarwalker
Casper LomayesvaHow the West was WonSounds of Reality
Robbie Robertson presents UlaliMahk JchiThe Red Road Ensemble
Burning SkyIndian Wars
Red ThunderHidden Medicine
Casper LomayesvaDon't Dem KnowSounds of Reality
BlackfireExileOne Nation Under
Keith BearAlong the River
Jeanette ArmstrongIndian WomanTil the Bars Break
Casper LomayesvaHonor the People

Comments

Pledge Drive

We encourage you , our listeners to contribute to KBOO, as you are it's only resource to keep it on the air, along with Native programming . And Native programming is in need of more exposure to all of our relations.

Thank you, Samantha

Interview with musical flutest Littleleaf this Fri 6-11-10,1:30p

We are excited to announce our guest on this week's episode of "Indian Country", Fri. 6-11-10, will be the great flute player Charles Littleleaf !!! He is a world renown flutest and flute maker, from the Warm Springs Reservation here in Oregon.

*  Native American Flutist / Recording Artist / Concert Performer*  Commissioned, Award-Winning Native American Flute Maker*  Native American Music Award Nominee (NAMA*  Founding Member of the annual Amboy, Washington Mt. Tum-Tum Encampment* 

His other talents include:

*  Educator in the making of dance regalia
*  Speaker for National Rehabilitation Centers
*  Teacher in Traditional Lore
*  Speaker in Native Spirituality

This show should be a very informative , intertaining and an exciting hour or so of listening to the live music of Littleleaf and finding out more about this facinating Native music man.

We hope you will listen and tell your family and friends about this big event occuring on our Native American show, "Indian Country", aired only on KBOO Portland !!  This Fri, 6-11-10 from 1:30-3:00pm.

 And you can "listen live" outside of the Portland area at our website : www.kboo.fm, on the computer.!!

We will not air on May 7,2010

We will be preempted from our regular time on Fri May 7, 2010 as KBOO is having a special program that I encourage you to listen  to . It should be terrific.

We are waiting to hear if we will air our Native American program on 5/14/2010. we will post it asap.

We hope you all will encourage this type of programming on KBOO, our Community radio station.

July 6th Show

We had a great show on the 6th with Red Tomahawk guest hosting!

Samantha couldn't make it from Eugene because of a broken toe; sure hope she can come on the 23rd!

Next is Jan Michael Lookingwolf,Nammy award winner, playing his flute and sharing his new cut "We are One!"

Check it out on Indian Country July 23rd!

Playlist for Lookingwolf show

The playlist for the July 23rd Lookingwolf performance and interview is still to come. Have to play it back to list the music and haven't done that yet..Apologies...

Redwillow

 

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