Saturday, November 12, 2011

Soldier homecoming surprise mix

yesterday Jeff & I filled out a card for a soldier to receive at a booth the Red Cross had set up at the Burlington Mall....really hit home, more & more....God Bless all the men & women serving our country- each and everyone of them...pray they all get home safe & soon! My youngest son is being deployed in Feb 2012 to Afghanistan....he & his friend James....I pray they will be safe while they are there & come home to us all!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

2 Dead In Oak Harbor; Man In Custody - News Story - KIRO Seattle

2 Dead In Oak Harbor; Man In Custody - News Story - KIRO Seattle

Nothing like some MAJOR excitement in our sleepy little area....really REALLY scary! My hands go up to the brave Swinomish PD; Skagit county Sheriff's Department & all the police involved; Swinomish Public works did a great job with traffic control and good lock down procedures in town and here where appropriate.....this was just crazy, still unclear where he was caught and all the details are not available right now- but the good news is he was caught and arrested...sheeeeeeeeeeeeeesh!

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Visual Thinking shared this with of many wonderful media teams that came to cover Tribal Canoe Journeys! Stay tuned for more...this is a excerpt! More to come!

Saturday, July 9, 2011



Route Map and Arrival Calendar!

* Arrival Dates* Map in .PDF (8.5 x 11 size)
* Arrival Dates* Map in .PDF (11 x 17 size)
* Arrival Dates* Calendar format in .PDF

Route Update on July 7th: Port Townsend will now be an overnight stop, and Port Gamble S’Klallam will now only host for one night. The Maps and Calendar above reflect this change and are dated July 6th.

*Dates shown are scheduled arrival dates, which are subject to change during the canoe journey for a variety of reasons. Do not rely on this map as an accurate itinerary. This map is a guide to the routes that may be travelled. All dates and routes are subject to change. Landings may be added and others may be skipped. Many nations and people are participating in this event that celebrates our people and our culture.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Volunteer for the PADDLE TO SWINOMISH!
July 25th-31st 2011
La Conner, WA 98257
Application on the website!
We would love to have your help & have you be a part of this FREE Cultural event!
(VOLUNTEERS still needed! )

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Arctic Thunder 2010

StarlightInTheStormCDSpiritWindRecordsBlackfoxStrongheart 05/24 by NAMAPAHHRadio | Blog Talk Radio

StarlightInTheStormCDSpiritWindRecordsBlackfoxStrongheart 05/24 by NAMAPAHHRadio | Blog Talk Radio

More Info
5-24-11: 7-9pm PST go to this link, at this time to listen in( adjust time zones) :

Guests Donald Blackfox(Mi’kmaq & Cree ) CEO of Spirit Wind Records LLC along with musician Terry Strongheart (Cherokee) will join me to discuss Starlight In The Storm /Spirit Wind Records. We will share featured tracks from the new CD.

NAMAPAHH Radio proudly presents Donald Blackfox- CEO of Spirit Wind Records LLC along with newly signed musician Terry Strongheart....5-24-11/ 7-9pm PST(adjust time zones for your area) New CD Release: Starlight In The Storm /Spirit Wind Records. Interview with Donald Blackfox (Mi’kmaq & Cree ) and Terry Strongheart (Cherokee) & featured track from the new CD.

The Elder Brothers Warning (Kogi Tribe)

Honoring Apache Leader Goyathlay (Geronimo)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Kate Wolf - Redtail Hawk

Kate Wolf - Medicine Wheel

Turtle Island to Abya Yala

5-22-11 7-9pm PST Turtle Island to Abya Yala-Poetry shared 05/22 by NAMAPAHHRadio | Blog Talk Radio

 Cover of Turtle Island to Abya Yala

With your Host & contributing poet Robin Carneen.....a Native American freelance multimedia journalist with roots from the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community of Washington State. Robin is a published poet and her stories reflect being a Native American with a cause.


(If we open the phone lines!) Call in number to speak with the host
(718) 508-9165 And remember you can sign up for a free profile &

get access to the live chat room that will be open during the show!

5-22-11 7-9pm PST Turtle Island to Abya Yala-Poetry shared 05/22 by NAMAPAHHRadio | Blog Talk Radio

5-22-11: This Sunday NAMAPAHH First People's Radio proudly presents:

7-9pm PST : On air for a special sharing of poems: Mica Valdez (Mexica), Jaynie Weye Hlapsi (Yaqui), LeAndra Bitsie; Sista Hailstorm ; Robin Carneen (Swinomish) &to discuss an upcoming poetry fundraiser: 
 First Nations/Native Women's Poetry Reading Fundraiser for Turtle Island to Abya Yala -A love anthology of art and poetry by Native American and Latina women: 
Thursday/June 16 : 7-8:30pm in the Fellowship Hall Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists 1924 Cedar Street (@ Bonita Avenue)Berkeley, CA 94709   

$5.00 Donation (BFUU members)
$10.00 Donation (non-members)
(No one turned away for lack of funds.) 
All proceeds will go toward the publishing 
of the anthology Turtle Island to Abya Yala
Our fundraising goal is $9,7200 for printing costs and currently we have a balance of: $1,399. We are aiming to raise at least: $8,320.

Mica Valdez is a two spirit and native, mixed blood (Mexica/Swedish/Irish/Spanish) multidisciplinary artist, also known as mexica queen. She recently received a MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, California. This is her first time editing an anthology.

SistaHailstorm hails from the city of Lost Angels, Southern Cali and is Yuma, Pascua Yaqui, and Mexica.  Originally a graffiti artist, freestyle emcee, and martial artist, she learns about balancing the creation of life through underground hip-hop and traditional ways.  Hailstorm uses knowledge gained to strengthen unification between all Indigenous nations.


LeAndra Bitsie was raised in both the rural areas of the Navajo reservation and the inner cities of Washington, D.C. She is the founder of Inspire.Motivate.Lead. Inc. and teaches leadership empowerment, creativity, and inspiration. Her dedication for positive progression can be found at


Jaynie Lara (Weye Hlapsi) is a Two Spirit woman of the Yaqui nation who has written poetry since the age of twelve and has performed throughout the San Francisco/Bay Area. She is a a member of Bay Area American Indian Two Spirits, Hummingbird Lodge and is a board member for Intertribal Friendship House and Native American Aids Project. Jaynie also drums and sings with Sweet Medicine Singers, an all Native American drum circle.

For more info About Turtle Island to Abya Yala:
Mica Valdez
Director & Multidisciplinary Artist

Macha Femme & Malinalli Press
P.O. Box 40597
San Francisco, CA 94140

Macha Femme promotes women of color artists with a special focus 
on spoken word, hip hop and visual art and the intent for spiritual upliftment, 
transcommunality, youth empowerment, and social justice.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Loving Caring & Sharing Together- Paddle to Swinomish 2011 PR Slideshow1

Introduction of upcoming NW Tribal Canoe Journey event:

Paddle to Swinomish 2011
Loving Sharing & Caring Together
July 25th-31st 2011

Over 130 family canoes will land on the shores of the Swinomish Reservation, across from the town of La Conner, WA. This will be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see & experience the canoe culture of our Salish tribes and other visiting inter-tribal canoe families paddling to Skagit County. This paddle is a resurgence of the traditional ways of the canoe culture re-instilled as a way to bring back the language; the songs; healing; and reunions between families and friends as the canoes travel the Salish Sea, stopping along the way at various tribal locations & other designated stops. This is a FREE event. Volunteers are needed; vendor opportunities on site are first come, first served! Media coverage is welcome with prior approval.


PADDLES UP! Updates to follow!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Interview with Katrina Larsen of JEARS

World Animal Awareness Society member Lisa Lucas interviews Katrina Larsen of JEARS in Tokyo Japan during a demonstration by animal rescuers asking the government to allow rescuers to go into the exclusion zone to get animals out.

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Saturday, May 7, 2011

(Part 1) Indigenous Native American Prophecy (Elders Speak part 1)

Miss this man, he dropped ALOT OF KNOWLEDGE & WISDOM ON US!

a Buffalo Field Campaign volunteer perspective: Goodshield Aguilar

Jim Feketa via Otchipomo Ekwe shared this....

Note from Robin: this is my surrogate nephew, I love him dearly....he is one very special young man....a great musician too! Please watch this, learn, THEN ACT~please~ Save the Buffalo! Save the Buffalo.....there's ways to stand beside the BFC! Thank you~prayers for the Buffalo....what happens to one, happens to all!

Current News from Volunteers in the Field
Help STOP THE SLAUGHTER of the Yellowstone Buffalo! Share4639
Buffalo Field Campaign
Press Release 05/05/11
Newborn Calf Repeatedly Hazed Dies Three Days Later
Buffalo Field Campaign
Update from the Field 05/05/11
Born and Hazed in Montana; Yellowstone Captures More
* Update from the Field
* TAKE ACTION! What You Can Do to Help
* Memorial Ceremonies Planned for barb abramo
* Volunteer with BFC this Summer!
* WANTED: A New Work Horse Computer for Our Habitat Coordinator
* By the Numbers
* Last Words
Buffalo Field Campaign
Members of Congress Ask Park Service to End Bison Hazing, Capture and Slaughter
Read the letter HERE (PDF)
Buffalo Field Campaign
barb abramo, 1943-2011
barb abramo

BFC has created a page in memory of barb Abramo (1943-2011), our Office Coordinator and a passionate defender of the

Monday, May 2, 2011

Moby Honey(Morning BOUNCE- ohhhhhhhhhh yeah! Groovin to this in a FREE COUNTRY! USA ROCKS! KICKS BIN LADEN ASS!!!! Oh yeah!)

Morning BOUNCE- ohhhhhhhhhh yeah! Groovin to this in a FREE COUNTRY! USA ROCKS! KICKS BIN LADEN ASS!!!! Oh yeah!

I want freedom & peace to last for all! This guy was INSANE & didn't care a hoot about human life....what the USA did was send a signal that we aren't going to accept or take murder as a calling card....we'll come knocking at your door & let you know this is NOT OK to kill thousands of people & be a leader of HATE!

Tonight May 2nd 2011~ Canoe Journey Drum song & dance practice!

Paddle to Swinomish:
Tonight May 2, 2011:
Invite: potluck...630PM!!!!!!
(Chicken and Rice tonight)



....dancing!!!!!!!!!!!!! the Swin Rez Social Service building- (next to the gym!)

  Getting ready for the Tribal Canoe Journey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Everyone welcome.....bring a dish, come dance and sing!!!!!

Details at Paddle to Swinomish:

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Al Jazeera English: Live Stream - Watch Now - Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera English: Live Stream - Watch Now - Al Jazeera English

Osama Bin Laden is reported DEAD!

Robin Carneen
Yahoo! News BREAKING
NEWS: Al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden is dead and the US has his
body, a person familiar with the developments says. President Obama is
expected to make that announcement from the White House later tonight.
More info as the news develops:
Source: Al-Qaida head bin Laden dead
Al-Qaida mastermind Osama bin Laden is dead and the United States has his body, a person familiar with the developments says.

Robin Carneen via Shelley Bluejay Pierce
Shelley Bluejay Pierce BREAKING
NEWS- from the Washington Post--Osama bin Laden has been killed in a
CIA operation in Pakistan, President Obama will announce from the White
House, according to multiple sources.
The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post
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Robin Carneen via Lucinda Graniel
Lucinda Graniel via Proud to be an American "Can we bring out troops home now???!!!" (* Interesting picture- is he waving good bye- I say good riddance! YES bring the troops home! The deed has been done, many lives have been lost because of this man....they can have their country back & God Bless all those who died or who have been injured along the way!*)
Breaking News: Osama Bin Laden is Dead.
Breaking News: Osama Bin Laden is Dead

Susan Bleu likes this.

Robin Carneen
You know what? The President is having a GREAT deliver such a great presentation & kudos to the press, acknowledging how brave and important they are & then to have this take place- I am thinking COOL BEANS! I wonder what he did say when he heard that old Bin was dead?

Lori Jamieson Marshall He said "Ding dong the witch is dead!"

Robin Carneen NOW pray for our troops because all HELL is going to bust loose over there!

Lori Jamieson Marshall :Prayers going out! God Bless them all!

Robin Carneen
His "Bio" ( LET IT BE TRUE!) God Bless the USA!
Osama bin Laden: Profile

"PRAYERS GOING UP!" on Lucinda Graniel's status.

Robin Carneen
BREAKING NEWS: Fox News reporting that Osama Bin Laden has reportedly been killed!; Lucinda Graniel
"The Administration is telling senior sources of Congress that the US has in custody and has identified the dead body of Osama Bin Laden"
My grandma was watching this news when I called her....I will call her back to wish her Happy Birthday( she is 95 today!) when all the excitement dies down....can this be true?

Robin Carneen Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo yeah!

Robin Carneen here's a link to the bastards bio: ( I can hear my ARMY son & his ARMY buddies in the service & other services raising the rook off with cheers!):

2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner | C-SPAN

2011 White House Correspondents' Association Dinner | C-SPAN

Love this man! FOUR MORE YEARS! :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

(Sungha Jung) Always Be Here - Sungha Jung

Just beautiful!

The Cherokee Word for Water - Background Video

IMPORTANT History! Let this never ever happen again!

Indigfe Femme Performances - 2007 Austalian Tour

Kinship Circle in Japan - For The Animals

Michelle Way
I am excited to announce that my friends with Fisher The Band have offered to donate downloads of the song I used in this World Animal Awareness Society - WA2S.Org production to support Kinship Circle's work in Japan!! NOW, who can offer information about a website that can host this song where I can set-up a downloads for donations program?

Medical Alert Leonard Peltier Must Be Transferred

At this time, Mr. Peltier's most pressing need is proper medical care. His only hope of being seen by qualified physicians and receiving care that complies with standard medical protocols is to be immediately transferred to another facility. For background information on this current crisis, read our November 2010 press release at

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Invitation: Community Dinner-Paddle to Swinomish TCJ Committee sponsoring get together 4-20-11: 6pm! Bring your Drum!

Dinner and drumming and dancing in the gym!
Starts at 6pm...spread the word! Everyone welcome!!!
Food, Raffles,sharing of culture,time for "loving,caring and sharing together!"
See you there!

Where we honor our Elders and our children....

(Photo by Robin Carneen 2011)

A Time of healing....

(Photo by Robin Carneen 2011)


Bring your Drum!!!!
                                                        (Photo by Robin Carneen 2011)

Great Food!
(Photo by Robin Carneen 2011)

Raffle prizes!!!
(Photo by Robin Carneen 2011)

Time with Family....
(Photo by Robin Carneen 2011)

Time with Community!
(Photo by Robin Carneen 2011)

You'll never know what you'll learn along the Journey....
(Photo by Robin Carneen 2011)

Or who you'll meet and come to know, along the way!
Paddles up! July 25th-31st...
Swinomish Indian Tribal Community will welcome you all!

(Photo by Robin Carneen 2011)

Tiny Tim-Reminder FREE Locals Tulip Town tour! La Conner,WA 4-20-11 5:50-7pm!

Remember FREE locals night
Tip Toe...
(photo by Robin Carneen 2010)

by the garden....
(photo by Robin Carneen 2010)

by the willow tree...
(photo by Robin Carneen 2010)

and tip toe through the Tulips with me...

(photo by Robin Carneen 2010)

Tulip Town, WA FREE Locals night this year is 4-20-11!!! 5:30-7pm! See ya there, bring on the Tulips!

General touring:
Driving Suggestion: Take Exit 230 (Hwy 20); head west to Avon Allen Rd; Turn left (south) on Avon Allen until you get to McLean Rd. Turn right on to McLean Rd. and begin your tulip adventures there. Bring your patience, sit back and relax. It will be worth it!

(photo by Robin Carneen 2010)

(photo by Robin Carneen 2010)

(photo by Robin Carneen 2010)

(photo by Robin Carneen 2010)

(photo by Robin Carneen 2010)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tonemah- Pow Wow Snag - Live from the Kennedy Center

Native American Action at Glen Cove Continues--4/15/11

Christina Akaquiqui via Francis Sistiague shared this!!!! Please re-post! Please take action if you can...even if it is re-posting this! Thank this for our ancestors....DIGNITY & RESPECT- its all we are asking hard is this?

Native Americans Protest--4/13/11

Cris J. Markey April 19 at 12:32am Reply • Report


Wounded Knee DeOcampo, AIM SB, and other activists have released an emergency request for ALL people to converge at Glen Cove.

Please come to Glen Cove AS-SOON-AS-POSSIBLE and bring friends. We need numbers! GVRD has threatened to attempt a mass arrest tonight. Please remember, no weapons, no drugs, no alcohol -- this is a spiritual gathering to honor and protect the ancestors.

Mr. Presley from the Greater Vallejo Recreation District (GVRD) arrived early this morning to tell the protestors that they "are not allowed to camp in the park, and that they will be removed by force if necessary."

Wounded Knee stated, "They are either coming tonight or tomorrow, but we need people out here now."

AIM SB released a similar call on their main website today stating, "The people at Glen Cove just received an "eviction" notice for tomorrow, so please we need as many people as possible at Glen Cove right now. It will help a lot if more people come out and stay the night and/or arrive tomorrow morning as early as possible!"

United Native Americans, Inc: "Help Put An End To The Desecration of American Indian Sacred Sites & Burial Sites!"

The League of Indian Nations and The Strong Heart Preservation Movement, which are backed by The International Parliament of Safety and Peace, has sent word to the City of Vallejo that under international law, and several US laws, that they will be breaking regulations whereby indigenous people are entitled to worship and protect their own lands. Wounded reiterated once again, "This is not a park yet, this is a sacred burial ground and place of worship."


Please help us spread the word by calling or eMailing your friends and family. In addition, please contact GVRD and the Major of Vallejo to voice your disapproval of their actions:

GVRD: (707) 648-4600

General Manager Shane McAffee


City of Vallejo: (707) 648-4377

Mayor, Osby Davis


Local Newspaper: Vallejo Times-Herald: (707) 644-1141

Official website:

Organizers & Coordinators:

Sacred Site Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSP&RIT)

Wounded Knee DeOcampo: (707) 373-7195

Corrina Gould: (510) 575-8408

Morning Star Gali: (510) 827 6719

Mark Anquoe: (415) 680 0110

Legal Support Number: (415) 285-1011

Please write it somewhere on your person. It is the number to call if you are arrested, or if you see someone being arrested.


Strong Heart Preservation Movement

League of Indian Nations of North America

Rob Dunaway:




* Native Americans continue spiritual ceremonies and

occupation of burial site.

* Dozens of local residents visit and express support for

protecting the sacred land.

* GVRD's Public Relations fails to mention plans to bulldoze

a hill that likely contains human remains.

* Participants conduct Glen Cove beach cleanup and remove

graffiti on abandoned mansion.


Vallejo, California - The occupation of the ancient burial site at Glen

Cove in Vallejo by Native Americans and supporters entered its fifth day on Monday, April 18, 2011 as dozens remain at the site to guard it against desecration by bulldozers.

On Sunday, Native Americans and their supporters conducted a cleanup of the beach at Glen Cove, and also painted over Nazi graffiti that the City of Vallejo had allowed to remain on the old Mansion at the site.

Dozens of local residents visited the occupation over the weekend and expressed their support for protecting the burial site. Many expressed outrage that the City of Vallejo was wasting money fighting the Native Americans over this site when other city parks are dilapidated due to budget problems. Supporters brought food and supplies.

The Native Americans are highlighting the fact that public statements by the Greater Vallejo Recreation District in the last few days is very

misleading, with GVRD representatives claiming they want to protect the burial site but failing to mention their plans to dig into a hill that

likely contains human remains with bulldozers.

The U.S. Department of Justice met with the Native American leadership on Saturday to lay the groundwork for a possible mediation meeting with Greater Vallejo Recreation District on Monday or Tuesday.

The history and cultural value of the site has never been disputed.

Native Americans continue to hold ceremonies at Sogorea Te just as they have for thousands of years.

The Glen Cove Shell Mound spans fifteen acres along the Carquinez Strait. It is the final resting place of many Indigenous People dating back more than 3,500 years, and has served as a traditional meeting place for dozens of California Indian tribes.

The site continues to be spiritually important to California tribes. The Glen Cove site is acknowledged by GVRD and the City to have many burials and to be an important cultural site, yet they are attempting to build a toilet and parking lot on this sacred site and to grade a hill that likely contains human remains and important cultural artifacts.

Sacred Site Protection & Rights of Indigenous Tribes (SSP&RIT)

has asked GVRD to reconsider their plans to grade the hill and build

toilets and a parking lot at the site.

Glen Cove is located near the intersection of South Regatta and

Whitesides Drive in Vallejo.

For more information and directions to the sacred site, please visit:

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Gipsy Kings - Un Amor (lyrics)

TRANSLATIOIN: One love, one love I Lived, Crying and It told me, the word of God, Crying for you, its is with love, one love, one love I lived, crying, and tormented, the word of god, crying for you, it is with love, ...oh to (now) live with (near) you, I fell in love with you, without your kisses I cannot live remembering, (I cannot live just remembering your kisses), ...Repeat ...I wish, to understand one love and to know one love that wanted (Loved) me..and tormented, the word of god, Repeat

Nettle Tea

How to make nettle soup

Chetan Lutah ~ Red-tailed Hawk ~ Arvel Bird


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Native American Indian Artist Harold Alfred Kwakwaka'wakw

table song

Salish HIP HOP Song 2010 Nkwusm.wmv

How to Eat Dandelion Greens |

How to Eat Dandelion Greens |

Coast Salish design elements

4-3-11 InterviewLaConnerWAMayor Ramon HayesPaddletoSwin2011 4/3/2011 - NAMAPAHHRadio | Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio

4-3-11 InterviewLaConnerWAMayor Ramon HayesPaddletoSwin2011 4/3/2011 - NAMAPAHHRadio | Internet Radio | Blog Talk Radio

This morning 10am-11amPST....paddles up (internet permitting -still glitchy!) by Chief Frank Nelson and flute master Paul Wagner and Tribal Canoe family music will be shared as line open 20 mins into the show:
Call-in Number: (718) 508-9165

All photos by Robin Carneen ( except for the one of me....those were taken and given to me by others!)