Performed last night at Edmonds Community College to a warm and exciting audience including many many local native peoples. Didn't know that Seattle was the relocation city for the Blackfeet back in the fifties, which was why I was greeted by so many Blackfeet there near the water. Read poems, sang, played some of the new tunes. There's a powwow there this weekend, the 18th Annual Powwow hosted by the American Indian Student Association at the Seaview Gymnasium in Lynnewood, WA. Also a powwow this weekend at UCLA. Will see you there if I am out of the studio in time.
Please note too the new publication, first issue of the UCLA native student law journal: Indigenous People's Journal of Law, Culture and Resistance. It's an impressive effort, includes articles by Abby Abinanti, Duane Champagne, Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Michele Companion, and R. Hokulei Lindsay, poetry by Sara Littlecrow-Russell, Mehealani Kamauu, and Cecilia Vicuña, and artwork by Nadema Agard and Elizabeth Whipple. You can order your very own copy for $20 (second class postage) by writing: IPJLCR Business Manager, UCLA School of Law, Box 951476, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476.
The Nisqually poet Duane Niatum showed up too, much later after a late start from Tacoma. He's still writing and is looking for the perfect teaching position.
He was responsible for the first publications of many known native poets.
Will put a new song up on the site in the next week for your listening pleasure. Stay tuned.