1/31/2008 Fresh Fruit


*Host: Dixie Treichel*


*Richard Anguksuar La Fortune (Yupik)*, artist, writer, speaker, activist and Director of the Two Spirit Press Room and The 20th Anniversary International Two Spirit Gathering

*Tim Hays (Quapaw/Cherokee)*, Out Native classical pianist (via phone from New York)

2SPR- Two Spirit Press Room:http://home.earthlink.net/~lafor002/

2SPR- Two Spirit Press Room- is a GLBT Native media cultural literacy project. During the past 2 years in the US, Native glbt people have increasingly seen public figures in front of the camera or microphone, as well as behind the scenes, attempting to weaken traditions within our wisdom cultures, our religous freedom, as well as support for programs that serve the basic well being of our communities.
Our Mission
2SPR appeared in order to bridge the gap between cultural literacy for press and media, as well as media literacy for Indigenous GLBT communities. This project is a nexus for community building through the arts, Native voices and Women in Leadership.

The 20th Anniversary International Two Spirit Gathering:http://itsg.20m.com/index.html

Aug 28-Sept 1 2008 in Minnesota

Minnesota welcomes Native community members, their partners and families, to the place where The Basket and the Bow was hosted in 1988, and which gave rise to the annual GLBT Native Gathering.

*Tim Hays*, classical pianist

Tim discusses Native American composer Dr. Louis Ballard:http://www.omhof.com/news/Inductees/Dr.LouisBallard-2-1.html (Quapaw/Cherokee) whose composition Four American Indian Preludes (1963) he performed on February 5, 2008 in Minneapolis for a benefit performance for Two Spirit Press Room and the 2008 20th International Two Spirit Gathering

other works performed were by Bach, Scarlatti, Bartok, Debussy

Playlist Tracks: 
Mary Youngblood - My Gypsy Soul
Album: Dance with the Wind; Label: Silver Wave Records
Joy Harjo and Poetic Justice - The Musician Who Became A Bear: A Tribute to Pepper
Album: Heart Beat 2: More Voices of First Nation Women; Label: Smithsonian Folkways
Georgie Jessup - Walk that Talk
Album: Woman in A Man’s Suit; Label: Winkte Music
Mary Youngblood - Wind Whispers
Album: Dance with the Wind; Label: Silver Wave Records
*Emily White - Election Year
Album: 12 Ways to Live (new release); Label: Squeezed Fresh Productions