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...and Further More

...and further more...a few more pics from the 9-8 show


On Thursday, September 8, Tillicum Wawa: Voices of the People aired one of my favorite programs ever, another Tillicum Wawa Coffee Lounge produced by Shusli an hour before airtime with an essay she wrote 15 minutes before airtime that she read on the air. The essay was about the Run to the Rogue, a run that happens every year in September to remember the Siletz Trail of Tears. Listen to the podcast, you will love it.

Casper Lomayesva Bio

The Hopi Indian Reservation sits atop three mesas tucked away in a remote corner of northeast Arizona. It may be one of the few places in America where religion and culture are a part of everyday life. In many ways, things have not changed much over the last thousand years. Life is simple here. The peaceful calm remains. But in the distance you can hear a new voice.

CASPER LOMAYESVA is a Hopi/Dine' singer who has created a sound that combines his native roots with the positive vibes of reggae music. Casper's music is filled with hope and power. The words are a reflection of his own philosophy on life, influenced not only by the sounds of crucial reggae music but of traditional Hopi Culture.

"Brothers Keeper" Press Release for Casper Lomayesva


With the overwhelming success of his second and third CD's, CASPER LOMAYESVA is a man on a musical mission. This hopi/Dine' native has spent the past years traveling throughout the country and abroad performing his unique reggae sound and exposing the realities of life on the reservation. His forth cd, "Brother's Keeper" has been released on his own record label THIRD MESA MUSIC, and is currently being played on radio stations throughout the world...

CASPER has attained a popularity that goes beyond the traditional musical boundaries. He has opened for many muisical greats such as Femi Kuti, Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals and the legendary Wailers.


On Thursday, August 25, Tillicum Wawa interviewed Phillip John Aarnaquq Charette and Alex Ellison about their new CD "Tengaurtukut." Have you ever heard of Yupik Hip-Hop? Neither had we until we found out that Phillip and Mr. Elive (Alex) were releasing "TENGAURTUKUT." This music seems to reach into ones soul and you can feel the life of the music flowing through your veins and into other worlds. There really seems to be no genre for this music. It is not the kind of music that can be put in certain categories. It is in a category all its own. "TENGAURTUKUT" will be available on September 16 and can be found on the internet at or at


On August 11, Tillicum Wawa interviewed Roberta Eaglehorse, who is a doula. We talked about the natural birthing process and how she is working to bring forth Native culture with the Indians she works with.

Flute Fest from August 19-21

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Gay marriage has been legalized by the Suquamish.

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