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Bahii Keediniihii on Moccasin Tracks, May 4, 2015.mp3
May 06, 2015 10:36 AM PDT
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We talk to (Bahe) from the traditional territory of the Dine People. We learn he has been an interpreter for Elders of Big Mountain where a resistance to the Federal Relocation Bill of US Congress circa 1972 has existed for many more years than that. Bahe suggests we look at laws of the 1800's and more.

He has archives of his meetings with the Elders thru the years. These are sometimes just hand written. Find more of his gifts, his writings here: http://sheepdognationrocks.blogspot.com/

Stay with us for future interviews with Bahii Keediniihii.

Music Credits
Casper and the Mighty 602 Band, Honor The People CD
Traditional Navajo Music, EdLee Natay

Moccasin Tracks is broadcasting on WRUV FM Burlington Tuesdays noon-3PM at 90.1FM and wruv.org where the program is archives for one week. Moccasin Tracks is broadcasting at WJSC FM Johnson Mondays at 11AM-3PM with the Wildside and Ruth Wilder. At 90.7FM and on the internet. www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks
radiowithdeb@gmail.com

Dee BrightStar (Abenaki) On Moccasin Tracks With Lorraine Rekmans (Serpent River First Nation Band Of Ojibwa).mp3
April 30, 2015 07:49 AM PDT
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Broadcasting from the campus of the University of Vermont, Moccasin Tracks host Deb Reger is joined by Abenaki Elder, Dee BrightStar who greets the listeners with welcoming to N'Dakinna the ancestral homeland of the Abenaki Peoples. Greeting song by Black Hawk Singers in Abenaki language.

Lorraine Rekmans joins us in a conversation about the Uranium Mining that desecrated her First Nation Ojibwa Band of Serpent River First Nation traditional territories.

We talk about the consequences and the alarming amount of dams that are holding forever the nuclear waste of industry that continues to expand its poisons. The world uranium symposium recently is circulating a petition to ask governments to leave uranium in the ground and stop producing nuclear waste as well as stop the desecration of Indigenous Lands and Populations of Life that live in the most remote areas of Mother Earth. Lorraine tells us of the many consequences her peoples and traditional lands have suffered including over 80 dams/lakes that hold this radioactive and chemical waste.

http://uranium2015.com/en/news/quebec-declaration-uranium

This Is My Homeland: Stories of the effects of nuclear industries by people of the Serpent River First Nation and the north shore of Lake Huron

http://lcnp.org/pubs/homelandbk.htm

Moccasin Tracks is broadcasting on WRUV FM Burlington Tuesdays noon-3PM at 90.1FM and wruv.org where the program is archives for one week. Moccasin Tracks is broadcasting at WJSC FM Johnson Mondays at 11AM-3PM with the Wildside and Ruth Wilder. At 90.7FM and on the internet. www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks

radiowithdeb@gmail.com

Indigenous History With David Stewart-Smith And Revealing Sacred Sites
December 08, 2014 11:43 AM PST
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Music Credit
Red Tail Casing Hawks, Morning Song
Steven Rushingwind, Red Beaten Path
Red Hawk Woman, In the Flow

We talk with David Stewart-Smith at WOOL FM Bellows Falls (Dec 2, 2014), Vermont in a conversation about revealing Native Identity and Sacred Sites that need to be protected in New England. His work has been over 30 plus years of historical research, teaching and working on archaeologic sites. He lectures in New Hampshire, Vermont and throughout with New Hampshire Humanities Council, NH Native American Intertribal Council and is the Penacook Tribal Historian.
http://www.nhhc.org/

This interview with Moccasin Tracks includes a conversation with co-hosts Dee Brightstar (Abenaki) and Kapiolani Laronal (Hawaiian).
Kapiolani is the Director for Native American Program at Dartmouth.
http://www.dartmouth.edu/~nap/

Moccasin Tracks is broadcast on WRUV FM Burlington Tuesdays noon-3PM thru Jan 2015 at 90.1FM and wruv.org where the program is archives for one week.
Moccasin Tracks is broadcast at WJSC FM Johnson Mondays at 11AM-3PM with the Wildside and Ruth Wilder. At 90.7FM and on the internet.
www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks
radiowithdeb@gmail.com

Bear Clan Pow Wow, July 20, 2014
July 23, 2014 04:29 PM PDT
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Music Credits: Salif Keita, M'Bembe; Ed Kabotie, Clouds; Azban Drum; First Light Drum; Indigie Femme, Journey Song and Fire Sparkles from the fire at St Albans Bay Park

Moccasin Tracks from the WRUV, July 22 broadcast featuring audio from the Bear Clan Pow Wow at St Albans Bay Park. We hear Grandfather Phil introducing the days activities and talking to Moccasin Tracks. We recorded on location at the park. Short interview with Crystal and Victoria of the Azban Drum, George Larabee speaks about Abenaki language, Phyliss Larabee reads her poetry, and drumming includes intergenerational and intertribal.

Thanks to the the Drum groups, Grandfather Phil and friends that make this event happen every year and allow Moccasin Tracks to record for community radio broadcast.

Summer 2014
Moccasin Tracks broadcasts on WJSC Johnson, Mondays from 10AM-2PM with The Wildside and Ruth Wilder at 90.7FM and online
Tuesdays at WRUV Burlington noon-3PM at 90.1FM and online at wruv.org

Water As Teacher: The 4th Annual Water Is Life Walk: Cheyenne River, Carol Bubar- Blodgett
July 11, 2014 07:47 AM PDT
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Music Credits: Dorene Day, Water Song (Anishinabee), Don't Worry Be Hopi, Ed Kabotie Live recorded by KUYI, Water Healing song, Spirit Of Thunderheart, Rising CD (Spirit Wind Records), Rushingwind And Mucklow, Ancient Elements

We talk to Carole Blodgett, Elder, organizer, Prayer Warrior about this Sacred Water Walk beginning July 26 from the headwaters of the Cheyenne River. She speaks to her Indigenous Woman's Role , spiritual preparations and the protocols for the 2014 Water Is Life Walk.

http://waterislifewalk.wordpress.com/

http://waterislifewalk.wordpress.com/water-walk-agenda/

This broadcast was July 10, 2014 from the air studio at WGDR Plainfield.
Moccasin Tracks will be back to WGDR, September 4, 2014

Mondays at WJSC FM Johnson at 90.7FM from 10AM-2PM with the Wildside and Ruth Wilder (host)
Tuesdays at WRUV FM Burlington 90.1FM and wruv.org for the stream and program archive for the week!!!!
check out our listing on www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks
wruv.moccasintracks@gmail.com

picture of Carole is from the 2013 Water Is Life Walk!!!

A Conversation with Traditional Spiritual Elder, Racheal WhiteBear on Moccasin Tracks.mp3
October 12, 2013 07:32 AM PDT
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Moccasin Tracks, recorded from the Live Broadcast at Goddard College Community Radio on Oct 10, 2013 this conversation with Racheal Whitebear.

Racheal a Traditional Spiritual Elder offers her services on the website for the Missisquoi Abenaki people. http://tribal.abenakination.com/

In her candid story she describes as a circle story is a lesson story as well. A hard time in her life restored a connection with her Abenaki Peoples
Racheal tells us she enjoys Naming Ceremonies and is kept busy with the work for her people. An honor to talk with Racheal she invites all people to contact her if you have a question.

Moccasin Tracks, Thursdays WGDR Plainfield 2-4PM
Fridays for Fall Semester, noon-2PM WRUV FM Burlington
Mondays, WJSC Johnson noon-4PM
www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks
wgdr.moccasintracks@gmail.com

A Conversation with Joe Bruchac on Moccasin Tracks October 10, 2013
October 12, 2013 06:33 AM PDT
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Credits

Ktsiaiak, by Joseph Bruchac
Flute Playing by Jesse Bruchac
Reading Directed by Karin Trachtenberg
Broadcast originally July 2010 on Goddard College Community Radio
Photo
http://karintrachtenberg.com/slamvermont
Dawnland Singers, Elder Honor Song from Honor Songs CD
http://nativeauthors.com

Live Broadcast from the campus of Goddard College, Moccasin Tracks on WGDR Plainfield and WGDH Hardwick (more at wgdr.org) Talking from his home in Greenfield, NY author, poet, storyteller Joseph Bruchac joins us on Moccasin Tracks. Joseph Bruchac says on his facebook page (You can follow him he says!!) "
I was interviewed today by Deb Reger, a community radio host on WGDR, Goddard College Community Radio in Vermont. They had just rebroadcast a short play of mine called KTSIAIAK (which might be roughly translated as THE OLD ONES) that was staged in July of 2010. It focuses on what might happen if Gluskonba and Nokomis Agaskw, Grandmother Woodchuck came back.

Gluskonba is our culture hero who fought monsters in the ancient times and changed things to help make this earth better for humans. Grandmother Woodchuck advised Gluskonba when he was young and foolish and not yet aware of the right way to use his power.

In one part of the play they are confronted by a lawyer. Imagine the scene of one of those Ancient Ones being asked by a lawyer to prove who they are.

Gluskonba does not have a United States birth certificate. He shaped himself from the earth. Then again, maybe he was born in Kenya, eh?

I was thinking of how the Abenakis of Vermont were asked for decades to provide proof that they were really American Indians. Including during the fish-in trials more than two decades ago when the Vermont Abenakis won their case but then the state of Vermont tied things up in appeals for the rest of the 20th century. (At that trial I testified on behalf of our Vermont Indian community as a storyteller.) I was also thinking about the issues of repatriation of the remains of our ancestors--many of which have yet to be returned to the earth after being dug up by archaeologists and bone collectors to be studied, exhibited--or used as ash trays as was supposedly done with the skull of the Florida Seminole leader Osceola.

It’s better now. Several of our Native communities now have state recognition as tribal entities. And they are trying, as I told Deb Reger, to both maintain and strengthen their own communities at the same time as they reach out to majority culture to help them understand our people. It’s still a delicate balance.

I’m not a politician. (Another reason for me to give thanks each day.) But I am a storyteller. And I know that the stories hold more wisdom than I do. I trust them, carry them and am carried by them. So this weekend Jesse and I will be sharing some of those stories—in both English and the Western Abenaki language—that we’ve been privileged to learn. That we are still learning.

So, as we pass through the hills and valleys, by the rivers and lakes, beneath the tall mountains where wisdom sits in high places, as we sit in the circle and listen to our friends, our eyes and ears will be open."
Joseph Bruchac

Moccasin Tracks airs weekly on Goddard College Community Radio
Thursdays 2-4PM
Fall Semester, 2013 we are on WRUV FM University of Vermont and Community Radio
Fridays noon-2PM
Mondays WJSC Johnson, noon-4PM
www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks
wruv.moccasintracks@gmail.com

Moccasin Tracks conversation with Melina Laboucan-Massimo, Andy Simon April 11, 2013
April 12, 2013 08:41 AM PDT
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Music Credits
Nahko and Medicine For The People, Budding Moon
www.nahko.com
R. Carlos Nakai, Will Chapman from Awakening The Fire CD, Convergence

Lubicon Cree Nation in Alberta Canada is witnessing a "Cultural Genocide"...
We talk to Melina Laboucan-Massimo from this community. Her work as a Geenpeace Energy and Climate Campaigner is bringing her to speak in Montpelier, Vermont April 16, 7PM at the Unitarian Church...also 350 Vermont organizer, Andy Simon joins us in the Tar Sands resistance conversation.

http://world.350.org/vermont/

http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/

Moccasin Tracks with Deb Reger community radio broadcaster Live Thursdays 2-4PM
WGDR Plainfield, Goddard College Community Radio
91.1FM and 91.7FM WGDH Hardwick
wgdr.org
wgdr.moccasintracks@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks

Mondays, 1-3PM (sometimes broadcasting earlier with news)
WPCR Plymouth 91.7FM at Plymouth State University, NH
cohosts Deb Reger and Pete Newell
wpcr.org
wpcr.moccasintracks@gmail.com

Fridays at noonish!!! Moccasin Tracks hosted at WJSC Johnson
Johnson State College at 90.7FM
http://www.jsc.edu/StudentLife/WJSCFM/default.aspx
we broadcast at the Stearns Student Center...Ground Floor..signs in windows!!!!

2013 Mississippi Water Walk, Sharon Day shares on Moccasin Tracks, April4, 2013
April 06, 2013 02:02 AM PDT
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Music Credits
Holly Near and Ronnie Gilbert, No Where To Run
Fats Domino, Walking To New Orleans
Doreen Day, The Water Song

This week, April4, 2013... Moccasin Tracks was honored to talk to the 2013 Mississippi Water Walkers,
Sharon Day, Beth, and Shana....

Thank-you Beth for sharing your heart and Shana for also sharing and walking!!!!

Posting on facebook, Sharon Day has been sharing her heart and thoughts as this spiritual journey takes these walkers the length of the river....the awareness of water and the responsibility we all have to protect and care for water and all life is the awareness created in this spiritual walk...

We start our conversation with The Water Song first played on the 2011 Water Walk and audio archive of Sharon speaking with us in 2011. The responsibility of Water is with The Women and we have much gratitude for these women and this prayerfull walk. This Spiritual Walk includes prayers for all life and everyone is welcome to participate. Follow the walk on facebook.

Moccasin Tracks with Deb Reger community radio broadcaster Live Thursdays 2-4PM
WGDR Plainfield, Goddard College Community Radio
91.1FM and 91.7FM WGDH Hardwick
wgdr.org
wgdr.moccasintracks@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks

Mondays, 1-3PM (sometimes broadcasting earlier with news)
WPCR Plymouth 91.7FM at Plymouth State University, NH
cohosts Deb Reger and Pete Newell
wpcr.org
wpcr.moccasintracks@gmail.com

Fridays at noonish!!! Moccasin Tracks hosted at WJSC Johnson
Johnson State College at 90.7FM
http://www.jsc.edu/StudentLife/WJSCFM/default.aspx
we broadcast at the Stearns Student Center...Ground Floor..signs in windows!!!!

A conversation with Dr Lynn Gehl on Moccasin Tracks March 21, 2013
March 22, 2013 05:58 AM PDT
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Music Credit
I Have A Story written and sung by Heather Majaury
website coming soon!!!!!

Carlos Nakai, Convergence..new release Canyon Records

Karen Starr, co-host with Deb Reger on Moccasin Tracks, March 21, 2013
talked with Dr. Lynn Gehl from the studios of WGDR, Goddard College Community Radio

Lynn's PHD in Indigenous Studies is rooted in Anishinaabe/Indigenist Knowledge Tradition.

Lynn talks to us about unknown and unstated paternity and the Indian Act.

Her Bill of Ally Responsibilities is found on her website here
http://www.lynngehl.com/

Moccasin Tracks with Deb Reger community radio broadcaster Live Thursdays 2-4PM
WGDR Plainfield, Goddard College Community Radio
91.1FM and 91.7FM WGDH Hardwick
wgdr.org
wgdr.moccasintracks@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/MoccasinTracks

Mondays, 1-3PM (sometimes broadcasting earlier with news)
WPCR Plymouth 91.7FM at Plymouth State University, NH
cohosts Deb Reger and Pete Newell
wpcr.org
wpcr.moccasintracks@gmail.com

Fridays at noonish!!! Moccasin Tracks hosted at WJSC Johnson
Johnson State College at 90.7FM
http://www.jsc.edu/StudentLife/WJSCFM/default.aspx
we broadcast at the Stearns Student Center...Ground Floor..signs in windows!!!!

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