Our guest today is Joanne Shenandoah, Oneida, Wolf Clan. She is one of Americas most celebrated and critically acclaimed musicians; Grammy® Award winner, and 13 time Native American music award winner with 15 recordings to date. She has captured the hearts and souls of audiences all over the world, from North and South America, South Africa, Europe to Australia and has been praised for her work of Peace and hope. Shenandoah has performed at prestigious events such as Woodstock 94, The Parliament of the Worlds Religions, The White House, Carnegie Hall, 3 Presidential Inaugurations, Madison Square Garden.
Russell Means is captivating figure of the modern civil rights period in the United States. In our December 28th First Person Radio program, Laura Waterman Wittstock and Miguel Vargas discuss his life. Means, an honorary Ph.D, is writing two books on Lakota philosophy and culture/language. He is battling esophageal cancer and cancer of the lungs but he has chosen traditional Indian medicine and alternative treatment as his approaches toward a cure.