Chief Arvol Looking Horse

Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Bill Lightbown, Graywolf, and Betty Krawczyk

 

26th of May 2008 guests Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Bill Lightbown, Graywolf, and Betty Krawczyk, along with radio host Reginald Angus Argue (pen name of Angus McLeod).

-Chief Looking Horse, who 19th Generation Keeper of the Original Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe of the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota nations of the Sioux. Chief Looking Horse talked about how we are in the seventh generation and it will be our generation, which can bring about positive, peaceful changes to the world.

-Bill Lightbown, an Aboriginal elder, who’s mother had protected his brothers and sisters and him from the Residential School system by hiding them whenever the RCMP came to their Reserve. Bill Lightbown talked about the Frank Paul Inquiry. The late Frank Paul passed away after members of the Vancouver Police Department had left Frank in an intoxicated state in a back alleyway on a night when the temperatures were well below freezing. Bill Lightbown also talked about other injustices that Aboriginal and others have suffered here in Canada.

-Graywolf, who is a Native American Elder from AIM, talked about the horrendous treatment that Native Americans from California and other areas had suffered through in the past. As before the Spanish settlers had arrived there were an estimated 300,000 Native Americans living in California. Then over time, the number of Native Americans in California had dropped drastically down to 20,000. One of the methods that were used to keep the birthrate of Native American children down was to make the women and men live in different areas. Graywolf also talked about Save Our Tribal Youth organization that he is involved with.

 


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Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Bill Lightbown, Graywolf, and Betty Krawczyk

 

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