Friday, September 21, 2007

Chris Spotted Eagle's Indian Uprising Radio

Chris Spotted Eagle

KFAI’s Indian uprising for Sept. 23rd, 2007 from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. CDT #232 Native Indigenous people utilize creative expression and participate in contemporary theater, performance, writing and visual arts to include mass media such as radio, television and film.
Given that ignorance and stereotypical ideas that are prevalent throughout the dominant society about Native peoples in the U.S., there are questions. What defines such expression and content as Native and non-Native? What are the cultural, political, social and artistic responsibilities of Native players and why? Where does one draw the line, if any, between self-serving Natives vs. serving the greater good of Indigenous people?

M. COCHISE ANDERSON (Chickasaw/Choctaw) is an actor, musician, poet, playwright and educator. Cochise confronts stereotypes by refusing to allow his art to fit into a single category. Standout tracks include the title song, "The Kemosabe Therapy," a clever confrontation of the way Native people are portrayed in the media. His album, "The Kemosabe Therapy" an eclectic ensemble of "word songs", was nominated for the 2005 Indian Summer Music Awards in the category of Spoken Word. He has performed at the Smithsonian national Museum of the American Indian and the Playwright Center of Minneapolis, Minnesota, among others.

CARL GAWBOY (Ojibwe), a visual artist, taught art in high schools and colleges. He also served as a museum intern for the 1972 Walker Art Center exhibition American Indian Art: Form and Tradition. Carl taught for twelve years at the College of St. Scholastica and another six years at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, teaching American Indian Studies and watercolor painting. He is currently retired and devotes much of his time to painting. Carl Gawboy's work is primarily concerned with defining Ojibwe culture between 1850 and 1950, an era that best synthesizes Ojibwe activities with European technology. He does not paint religious symbols or spirituality. He focuses on the spirit of everyday life as depicted in rituals such as harvesting, ricing, hunting, canoeing and story telling. His work celebrates healthy, peaceful, sustainable living.

RHIANA YAZZIE (Navajo) is a playwright whose work has been performed from Mexico to Alaska. This young woman is quickly being recognized for bringing a new generation of stories from the Native American experience to the American Theatre. She moved to the Twin Cities after receiving a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellowship for emerging playwrights in 2006 and has written and developed plays at The Kennedy Center’s 2006 New Visions/New Voices conference, Native Voices Theatre, East West Players, Stepping Stone Theatre for Youth Development, and Mixed Blood Theatre among others. She is also a co-host of WomenSpeak at KFAI.
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Indian Uprising a one-hour Public & Cultural Affairs program is for and by Native Indigenous People broadcast each Sunday at 7:00 p.m. CDT on KFAI 90.3 FM Minneapolis and 106.7 FM St. Paul. Producer and host is volunteer Chris Spotted Eagle. KFAI Fresh Air Radio is located at 1808 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454, 612-341-3144.

For internet listening, go to and for live listening, click Play under ON AIR NOW or for later listening via the archives, click PROGRAMS & SCHEDULE > Indian Uprising > STREAM. Programs are archived for two weeks.

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