Archives for Indigenous Voices

Indigenous Voices 9/18/07

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic: 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus (Knopf, 2005) by Charles Mann.  An interview with the author and Penobscot Elder Arnie Neptune

How did the regions throughout the indigenous world differ demographically, ecologically, and in origin?  How do the scientific world and spiritual beliefs compliment each other in indigenous history?  Comparison of what has been taught in schools and perpetuated in media, versus the true history of indigenous civilizations- development, agriculture, relationship with the environment,

Indigenous Voices 8/21/07

Producers/hosts: Meredith DeFrancesco and Rhonda Frey

Topic: Opposition to Quoddy Bay LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) in downeast Maine and Canada

Indigenous Voices 7/17/07

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic: The Abbe Museum in Bar Harbor and Sieur De Monts, Maine: The evolving relationship of the Abbe with the Wabanaki Tribes, the Abbe’s collections, exhibits and programs

Guests: Dr. Francine Cararo, Executive Director, Abbe Museum; Raney Bench, Education and Programs Coordinator, Abbe Museum; Dr. Darren Ranco, Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and Environmental Studies at Dartmouth College and member of the Penobscot Tribe

Indigenous Voices 6/19/07

Producer/host: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic: Tribute to the life and works of MicMac (Mi’Kmaq) Poet, Rita Joe

Guests:

Indigenous Voices 5/15/07

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Guests: Penobscot Chief Kirk Francis and Former Chief and current Penobscot Indian Nation Enterprises Economic Development Consultant Tim Love.

Topics: PIN Rx and economic development projects,including proposed slot machines, wind power and manufacturing

Indigenous Voices 3/20/07

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco
Special guest host: Denys Millar

Topic: The book, “The Life and Traditions of the Red Man” and family, of Joseph Nicolar

Guests: Charles Shay, Grandson of Joseph Nicolar; James Eric Francis, Tribal Historian

Who was Joseph Nicolar? Why is his book so important?  What resources are there available on culture?

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Indigenous Voices 2/20/07

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Topic: History of Federal Indian Law and Policy: What were some of the treaties tribes had with the United States and how did Indian Law and policy evolve? Discussion of the issues of tribal self-determination, tribal sovereignty, trust responsibility, and the historic and current role of the Bureau of Indian Affairs

Guest: Thomas Bird Bear, Adjunct Professor of Indian Law at the University of New Mexico

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Indigenous Voices 1/17/07

Producers/hosts: Rhonda Frey and Meredith DeFrancesco

Note: Due to technical difficulties, a few minutes of the program were not recorded