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 02/14/13

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Thu, 02/14/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 02/07/13

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Thu, 02/07/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 01/31/13

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Thu, 01/31/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 01/24/13

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Thu, 01/24/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 01/17/13

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Thu, 01/17/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Interview with Phillip Charette and local Idle No More organizers.
Thursday, January 17th, on Tillicum Wawa we will be talking with Phillip Charette and some local organizers of Idle No More. Phillip Charette is an Alaskan Native American artist who specializes in contemporary art in the Yup'ik tradition. His works include Yup’ik masks, fine-art prints, mixed-media sculpture, healing jewelry, and Yup'ik drums. He is also a musician who composes and plays Native American flute music, and he custom-designs his own Native American-style flutes. Be sure to tune in! Or, stream, if you happen to live in the 21st century.

Tillicum Wawa on 01/03/13

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Thu, 01/03/2013 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Call-in on Flash Mobs

On "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," we will be having a call-in to discuss the recent flash mobs. We encourage those who have participated in these events to call-in and tell us your experiences. The number to call is 503-231-8187

Tillicum Wawa on 12/20/12

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Thu, 12/20/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 12/13/12

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Thu, 12/13/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Indigenous news, views, and music

On tonight's Tillicum Wawa we will be talking about Canada's latest efforts to terminate First Nations, environmental issues, and disaster preparedness measures. 90.7 fm or kboo.fm starting at 6 p.m. Pacific time

Tillicum Wawa on 12/06/12

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Thu, 12/06/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Tillicum Wawa on 11/29/12

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Thu, 11/29/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Native American music, current events, news and other info pertinent to Native American community

Audio

Ed Edmo

program date: 
Thu, 12/23/2010

Ed Edmo to Join Us on Tillicum Wawa, 12-23-10

 

On Thursday, December 23, "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," interviewed local story teller Ed Edmo. Ed also brought down his son, John Edmo, who played us a few shogs. We discussed Ed's life, story telling, and how he felt around Celilo Falls when it was flooded by the U.S. government when he was just a kid. Ed told a couple of stories and read a few poems on the air as well.

 

  • Length: 58:59 minutes (54 MB)
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Tillicum Wawa 12-16-10

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Thu, 12/16/2010



"Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People" has been made a regular program on KBOO which will air every Thursday from 6-7pm.

Our first show was a memorial to several acts of genocide and terror against Indians in the U.S. and an introduction to who we are: Shusli, Eugene, and Redwillow. We discussed briefly the massacre at Yontocket in Northern California against the Tolowa in 1853, the Wounded Knee Massacre which happened in 1890 to the Lakota peoples, and the Cherokee Trail of Tears.


Since we are now a regular program, we thought it would be a good idea to let you all know a little about who we are, so we gave a bit of our personal histories and played our favorite songs as well.

We look forward to serving the people and the community at large. We will do our best to create good radio to help one and all interconnect with each other and understand who we Indians are today.

Thank you.

Tillicum Wawa

John Trudell Special

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Thu, 12/02/2010

On Thursday, December 2, Shusli and Eugene did a John Trudell Special. Due to a misunderstanding on Eugene's part, there was 1 day notice for the show. We also read some news from Intercontinental Cry.

  • Length: 61:55 minutes (56.69 MB)
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Iokepa and Inette: Grandmothers Whisper

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Thu, 11/25/2010

Tillicum Wawa interviewed Iokepa and Inette on Thursday, November 25. This amazing couple hail out of Hawaii, Iokepa being a Native Hawaiian and a spiritual leader, Inette his Jewish wife, are in the midst of a journey across the U.S. for what they call Return Voyage. Inette's book, "Grandmothers Whisper" is now available. The book is about the early part of her journey with Iokepa. This wonderful couple have lived on the beach in Hawaii for 10 years, and plan to go back soon.

As well, Eli Baseler played ukele on this show. Thank you all. The show was coordinated by Shusli, and this was the best show I have ever participated in.

As well, John Talley of the former program "Indian World" dropped by and asked a few questions.

  • Length: 60:16 minutes (55.17 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People 11-11-10

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Thu, 11/18/2010

Interviews with Eric Bernando and Peter Bauer (Urban Scout) from a local Chinook Jargon Class. An interview wth Robert Miller, a lawyer and law professor at Lewis and Clark College, author of "America, Discovered and Conquered." The Angry Indian Minute. Shusli's commentary on Veteran's Day.

Ed Edmo

program date: 
Sat, 01/23/2010

Ed Edmo to Join Us on Tillicum Wawa, 12-23-10

 

On Thursday, December 23, "Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People," interviewed local story teller Ed Edmo. Ed also brought down his son, John Edmo, who played us a few shogs. We discussed Ed's life, story telling, and how he felt around Celilo Falls when it was flooded by the U.S. government when he was just a kid. Ed told a couple of stories and read a few poems on the air as well.

 

  • Length: 58:59 minutes (54 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

Playlists

Tillicum Wawa playlist for 02/07/2013

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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

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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

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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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