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 07/19/12

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Thu, 07/19/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Interviews with Goat Carson and Drea Robideau

The Reverend Goat Carson (writer of the song "Redskins") of Nawlins, Louisianna, will be joining Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People on July 19 to discuss  his new CD, "Jamestown to Jonestown," his e-novel "Shallow Graves," and his acting and activism.

We will also have live in the studio with us, Drea Robideau, to talk with y'all about the Columbia Big Brothers and Sisters program.

Tillicum Wawa on 06/07/12

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Thu, 06/07/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Discussion of food security in Indian Country

Sean Cruz will be with Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People tonight from 6-7pm to discuss food security in Indian Country. Food and hunger are serious issues in Native communities on and off the reservation and we need to find the best workable solutions to deal with this issue.

So join Tillicum Wawa for an interview and discussion of food, hunger, and health in Indian country.

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

Links to Native and world food issues:

The Native American Community in Multnomah County: An Unsettling Profile

Tillicum Wawa on 05/24/12

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Thu, 05/24/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Tillicum Wawa talks with Cynthia King, Native herbalist

Join the conversation with Tillicum Wawa and special guest, Cynthia King (Lumbee), owner of The Herb Shed Native Forest Remedies. Cynthia is an herbalist, teacher, ceremonial leader, and Native businesswoman.

Tune in to learn about Native food and medicine for healing. If you're listening - you're part of the conversation!

Tillicum Wawa on 05/10/12

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Thu, 05/10/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Tilllicum Wawa

Tillicum Wawa on 04/26/12

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Thu, 04/26/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Interview with Robert Miller

Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, will be interviewing Robert Miller, professor of law at Lewis and Clark college who works heavily in Indian law. Robert will be discussing his new book, "Reservation "Capitalism": Economic Development in Indian Country." The book covers economics in Indian Country past, present, and suggestions for the future.

Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People is Eugene Johnson and Rhonda "Shusli" Baseler-Johnson and currently airs every other Thursday from 6-7pm.

Tillicum Wawa on 04/12/12

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Thu, 04/12/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Discussion on Domestic Violence

Please listen to Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, Thursday, April 12, at 6 pm. We'll be talking with Candida KingBird from NAYA Family Center about domestic violence in Native populations. We'll also have local announcements, news, and a special segment to honor water.

If you're listening, you're part of the conversation!

Tillicum Wawa on 03/15/12

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Thu, 03/15/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
An interview with Gary Farmer and music from his new CD, Under the Water Tower

On Thursday, March 15, Eugene and Shusli will be interviewing Gary Farmer of "Gary Farmer and the Troublemakers" blues band. We will be discussing his new CD, "Under the Water Tower." Gary is probably best known for his acting roles in Powwow Highway, Deadman, Smoke Signals, and Police Academy. So tune in to Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, on Thursday, March 15, at 6pm, on KBOO 90.7fm in Portland, Oregon, as Shusli and Eugene interview Gary Farmer, one of the coolest human beings around and one fine blues musician. We will also be playing some of the songs from his new CD.

Tillicum Wawa on 03/08/12

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Thu, 03/08/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Redwillow talks with Dr. Brooke Beaverheart Gondara (Northern Cheyenne) about strong native women

Osiyo nigada!

Tillicum Wawa on 02/23/12

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Thu, 02/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with Bill Bigelow

In mid-January, the Mexican American Studies program in the Tuscon, Arizona public schools was banned along with many Hispanic and Native American authors and books. Tune in to "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," Thrusday, February 23rd, to hear an interview with Bill Bigelow, author and co-editor with Bob Peterson of banned book "Rethinking Columbus," and long time editor with "Rethinking Columbus" for an interview about the banning of his book and the banning in general.

Tillicum Wawa on 02/09/12

Air date: 
Thu, 02/09/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Requests for Native love songs for Valentine's Day

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.

Audio

Tillicum Wawa - Voices of the People

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Thu, 06/16/2011
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Tillicum Wawa - Voices of the People

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Thu, 06/09/2011
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Tillicum Wawa - Voices of the People

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Thu, 05/19/2011
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Tillicum Wawa - Voices of the People

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Thu, 04/07/2011
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Cultural Call-In

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Thu, 03/31/2011

On Thursday, March 31, we did a call-in program to discuss culture and cultural values and how they effect our modern lives.

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Gone Fishin'

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Thu, 03/24/2011

On Thursday, March 24, Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People had Gabe Sheoships down from the Streamnet Library, part of the Columbia River Intertribal Fish Commission, to discuss the library and native fishing along the Chewana (Columbia River) and the issues effecting it today.

 

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John T. Williams Memorial Totem Pole Project

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Thu, 03/17/2011

Something so positive has come from an event so tragic. John T. Williams (left) was shot to death by Seattle Police Officer Ian Birk while walking down the street carving on August 30. Since then, Rick Williams (right), John T.'s brother, has started a memorial totem pole project in Seattle. Look at those wonderful faces will ya!
 
On Thursday, March 17, Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, interviewed Connie Sue Martin and Rick Williams about the case but mostly about the memorial project. The project has brought many people throughout the city together and many officials, such as the mayor, are in support of this project. This was an amazing interview and I was dumbfounded at how something so positive could come out of something so tragic.
 
 

Flora Thompson Interview Part 1

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Tue, 03/15/2011

On March 10, Linda Meanus, grandaughter of Flora Thompson, was on Tillicum Wawa. She requested that we copy a CD that she had of an interview with her grandmother, Flora Thompson. Flora was married to Tommy Thompson who was the fishing chief of Celilo Village. Here is part 1 of that interview.
 
Shusli suggested, that in the interest of cultural preservation which Tillicum Wawa is foucsed on in part, that I podcast this interview here. I have not listened to it yet myself, but in the interest of helping people remember that today's world is not the only world that has ever existed, here is the interview.

Flora Thompson Interview, Part 2

program date: 
Mon, 03/14/2011

On the last "Tillicum Wawa," Linda Meanus requested we make copies of an interview done with her grandmother or great-grandmother Flora Thompson. Here is part 2 of that interview.

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Linda Meanus and Trish Jordan

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Thu, 03/10/2011

Celilo Falls and Red Lodge

 

On Thursday, March 10, Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People, interviewed Linda Meanus and Trish Jordan.

Linda Meanus is the granddaughter of Chief Tommy Thompson, the Fishing Chief of Celilo village at the time of the flooding by the United States Government on March 10, 1957. We discussed the anniversary date and the upcoming fishing ceremony, and what this loss has meant to her and the people of Celilo, the language, etc.

Trish Jordan is of Red Lodge Transition Services which helps mostly women in transition from prison back into society. We talked about the work she does and the services Red Lodge Transiti0n Services offers people as well as The Friends of Red Lodge and how you can help.
 
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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

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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

Categories:
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

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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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