Roy Henry Vickers on the next “Make No Bones About It.” 12-14-2014 at 4:30pm

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Canadian artist Roy Henry Vickers is best known around the world for his limited edition prints. He is also an accomplished carver, design advisor of prestigious public spaces, a sought-after keynote speaker, and publisher and author of several successful books.

In addition, he is a recognized leader in the First Nations community, and a tireless spokesperson for recovery from addictions and abuse.

Roy has received many awards and honours for his art and community involvement. Among them are a hereditary chieftainship and several hereditary names he has received from Northwest Coast First Nations.

In 1994, Maclean’s magazine included Roy as the first artist ever in its Annual Honour Roll of Extraordinary Canadian Achievers. In 1998, the Province of British Columbia appointed Roy to the prestigious Order of B.C. and in 2003, Roy received the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal. In 2003, a video featuring Roy was part of the successful Vancouver 2010 Olympic Bid.

In 1987, at the Commonwealth Summit in Vancouver, the original of Roy’s painting A Meeting of Chiefs was the official gift of the Province of British Columbia to Queen Elizabeth II. Limited edition prints of the painting were presented to the 48 Commonwealth Heads of State.

During their Vancouver Summit in 1993, former Soviet leader Boris Yeltsin and former U.S. president Bill Clinton received artist’s proofs of Roy’s print The Homecoming as the Province’s official gift.

roy candid bio picRoy’s work can be found in private and public collections and galleries around the world including the National Museum of Man (Ottawa, Ontario), University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology (Vancouver), the McMichael Canadian Art Collection (Kleinburg, Ontario) and the National Museum of Japan (Osaka).

Roy Henry Vickers was born in June 1946 in the village of Greenville, in northern British Columbia. Roy has stayed on the northwest coast of British Columbia ever since, residing at various times in Hazelton, Kitkatla, Tofino and Victoria.

Roy’s love and respect of the magnificent natural beauty of this area is clearly evident in his art. His boldly colourful sunsets, subdued misty rivers and peaceful winter scenes reflect the essence of the west coast of Canada.

Roy’s father was a fisherman with the blood of three northwest coast First Nations’ Tsimshian, Haida and Heiltsuk flowing in his veins. Roy’s mother was a schoolteacher whose parents had immigrated to Canada from England. This unusual mixed heritage has had a strong influence on Roy’s art.

Roy studied traditional First Nations art and design at the Gitanmaax School of Northwest Coast Indian Art in Hazelton.

Using these building blocks Roy, through hard work and intensive research, created his authentic and personal style of expression – a harmonious fusion of traditional and contemporary, old and new, personal and universal.

In many of his pieces, Roy uses superimposed ‘shadow images’ that add another layer of depth, history and myth to his clear, clean images. His signature Eagle Moon and various suns appear on many pieces as well.

The resulting art touches deeply and is accessible to people all over the world regardless of their background, age, beliefs or traditions.

Roy Henry Vickers Bio

Terry Williams on the next “Make No Bones About It.” 12-14-14 at 5pm

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Terry Williams Bio

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Terry Williams has served since 1982 as a Fisheries, Natural Resources, and Treaty Rights Office Commissioner  for the Tulalip Tribes, in Marysville, Washington.

Since 1985, he has also served on the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission (NWIFC) and the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, and since 1997 he has been a member of the Pacific Salmon Commission.

He was the director of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s American Indian Environmental Office in 1995-96, and served as chair of the Tribal Committee of the National Environmental Justice Advisory Committee in 2003-04. In 1997, the Secretary for Policy and International Affairs Office of the U.S. Department of the Interior-appointed Williams to represent Indigenous peoples on the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity. He served in 1985-95 on the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority, Williams has received the Washington State Environmental Award and the Seventh Generation Legacy Award for his work, and he was a for the Buffett Award for Indigenous Leadership in 2004.

In 2011, he was appointed in 2009 to the Governor’s Cap and Trade Committee, he was appointed to a federal committee to develop the National Fish, Wildlife, and Plants Climate Adaptation Strategy. In 2012, he was appointed to the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Ocean Acidification, the Department of Agriculture National Genetic Resources Advisory Council, and the National Ocean Council Puget Sound Task Force. He has been active for the past 20 years on climate change and adaptation issues concerning Tribal trust resources.

Terry Williams Bio

Leschi Exoneration: 10 Years Today: Leschi • The Man • The Warrior • Our Chief

The Elders Are Watching by Roy Henry Vickers

The Elders Are Watching is a video about the environment, the teachings of the old ones. The poem written by David Bouchard was inspired by a Roy Henry Vickers painting that was given to Queen Elizabeth called, A Meeting Of Chiefs. The book was first published by Eagle Dancer Enterprises and the narration and artwork is by Roy Henry Vickers.

Raven visits with Jim Miller about Dakota 38 + 2 Memorial Ride. 12/7/2014 at 5pm

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In Spring, 2005, Jim Miller, a Vietnam veteran, enrolled member of Cheyenne River, and a descendent of the Dakotas who where displaced after the event, dreamt of a series of horseback rides that would bring the Dakota people together, raise awareness to the significance impact still with us from the mass hanging and the surrounding events, and to bring reconciliation among all people of the region so that we may move forward and live in a good way.

Jim’s vision is for riders from all Dakota tribes to ride over 330 miles from Lower Brule Indian Reservation to the site of the mass hanging in Mankato, Minnesota. The ride is in December to honor the men, women, and children who were forced to march across the cold winter prairies either to the mass hanging in Mankato or to a large concentration camp of Dakota families at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. The riders finish at Reconciliation Park in Mankato on the anniversary of December 26.

We take the youth on the ride, so that they may connect with their culture in a more physical way. By being apart of the ride they are connecting themselves with their ancestors and their horse relatives. It is through the ride that they are able to see the beauty in the history and their culture.

James Miller Bio

Ride Donations

Ruby Russell, of the Blackfeet Nation on “Make No Bones About It.- 12-7-2104 at 4pm

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RubyRussell, Blackfeet Nation. shares her story with all our relatives this Sunday at 4pm. Tune in and listen to Ruby as she shares stories from her life.

Dakota Exile

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Minnesota Video Vault | Dakota Exile |

Dakota Exile
Original Broadcast Date: 6/28/1996
Beginning in 1862, the federal and state government began to drive the Dakota people from Minnesota. The story of their exile is told through the words of Dakota elders and tribal historians.