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  • Writer's pictureAntonio Gonzales

Bay Area Native Circle-KPFA

Greetings all my relatives! Today's radio broadcast, my guest, Mr. Oren Lyons. Elder Lyons, who is 87 winters (1930), is a traditional Faith Keeper of the Turtle Clan, Onondaga Council of Chiefs, of Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Iroquois Confederacy). Oren's activism in international Indigenous rights and sovereignty issues over the last four decades at the United Nations, speaks with such eloquence and visionary, summarizes his life’s work in 34 minutes! Please listen closely…

In the second half of BNC, two young brothers, Lakota men, Thorne and Wakinyan LaPointe returned last week as AIM-WEST delegates in their fourth year at the annual UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UN PFII) 16th session. They discuss their global work/participation gained over the recent years at the UN PFII bringing to the UN floor a directive to initiate a study on racism in sports and the use of Indigenous peoples as MASCOTS in public sports. Other topics they discuss are the Human Rights Defenders and Leonard Peltier, and how they're organizing a global, MNI KI WAKAN, WATER IS SACRED, Indigenous People’s Decade of Water Summit scheduled for August 1-2, 2017. Call Wakinyan at 612-979-5762 for more information.

With music by Floyd Red Crow Westerman, and the Bay Native Calendar for announcement and events..enjoy the show!! BAY AREA NATIVE CIRCLE-KPFA

All my relations,

Tony Gonzales

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