Replay of my show with Phillip Meshekey
Please join in Sunday when the guest will be Phillip Meshekey . Phillip is a poet and musician who has a unique perspective on life to share. Born December 17th 1978, in Oakland California, Phillip Meshekey is Mishikae Doodem, (Turtle clan) Waganakising (crooked tree) Odawak "Ottawa" (to trade human being), or Anishinaabe k (Fell from the stars), and sadly a member of the little traverse bay bands of Odawa (Ottawa) Indians in northern Michigan. Phillip was born right into the civil rights movements in california, to a hipi mother, and a traveling Odawa father. Tragically at age 5 Phillip, and his mother & two brothers were separated, lost & oppressed within the corrupt child welfare system, while hi sfather was estranged. In and out of foster homes & institutions sparked a flame in his imagination, seeking the beauty in all his chaos. Growing up on, and off California Reservation & Rancheria boundaries, partly within the urban sprawls of the bay area, and a small tucked away reservation in northern Sonoma county, it was like night and day, but in common....both times were pretty crazy. As an "out of state" native, Phillip was blessed to learn his California relatives ceremonies & ways."From the hoods, to the woods" from the babylonian concrete of West Santa Rosa to Dry creek Pomo Rancheria in Alexander valley, Phillip experienced both worlds. Phillip has played & spoken in native communities through out western Turtle island, and also reaching the masses at large venues such as 2009 Reggae Rising, 2008 & 2009 Earthdance, (Laytonville hub event). Phillip was blessed to be a part of the 2008 Earthdance Indigenous Elders Council as the only youth speaker; sharing the circle with Oren Lyons, 13th grandmother Agnes Baker Pilgrim, & Fred Downey aka "Coyote."
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