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May 6, 2019

Native Opinion Episode 171
WILL THE NATION FOLLOW THE EXAMPLE?

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EPISODE SUMMARY:

We welcome Native playwright Tara Moses to our show. We discuss her current production called “Bound” which runs now through May 12, 2019. BOUND examines the intersection of sacred ancestral land and tribal sovereignty as innate rights are explored. Also, in Native News, A new Washington law is designed to assist the Yakama Nation with the investigations of indigenous women who go missing or are murdered. but Will The Nation Follow The Example?


The Native Opinon theme song “Honor The People” is by Casper Loma Da Wa.

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                               **PLAYRIGHT TARA MOSES**  

BIO:

Tara Moses is a citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma. She is a director, a playwright, an artistic director, and consultant. Her plays have been produced with Amerinda (New York, NY); The Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (New Haven, CT); Native Voices of the Autry (Los Angeles, CA); Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company (Oklahoma City, OK); telatúlsa (Tulsa, OK); Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company (Reno, NV); No Peeking Theatre Company (Jersey City, NJ); Furnace Fringe Festival (Boston, MA); #BingeTheatreCompany (Washington, D.C.); and Echo Theatre Company (Tulsa, OK).

Tara’s current production called “Bound” which runs now through May 12, 2019. BOUND examines the intersection of sacred ancestral land and tribal sovereignty as innate rights are explored.

Bound runs Now - May 12, Thursday - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm

Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue at 10th Street Easily accessible from the L train at 14th Street. Tickets are $18 regular admission / $15 for seniors and students

Please call 212–868–4444 for more information.

Order Tickets Online here.

Find out more about Tara through her website, TARAMOSES.com


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Music in this Episode 

Artist: Daryl Tonemah

Track: “I Know”

 

BIO: If the Eagles, Steve Earle, Dave Matthews, and James Taylor had a lovechild, they would have named him Darryl Tonemah. Tonemah had no idea that when he began writing songs in college, that several years later, he would have played thousands of shows, made numerous radio and TV appearances, released six albums with multiple awards and nominations, all while building up what has become an international fan base. Despite all of these successes, Tonemah retains a deep connection with his roots and a gift for intimate storytelling that has become his trademark. A full-blooded Native American (Kiowa/Comanche/Tuscarora), growing up on and off reservations throughout the country, as well as his “day job” as Dr. Tonemah, has given him a unique perspective that is evident in his songwriting.

Just a few of Tonemah’s live show highlights include performances at the 2002 Winter Olympics, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of the American Indian, The Native American Music Awards Show, and The New Orleans Jazz Festival. He has shared the stage with such national acts as Foreigner, Three Dog Night, Hootie & The Blowfish, Creedence, Johnny Lang, Rusted Root & Donna The Buffalo, among others. Darryl Tonemah is not satisfied with channeling his creativity solely in the area of music. He is also an actor that has appeared in three movies – “DMZ”, “The Last Of The Mohicans,” and "The Cherokee Word for Water

Whether reaching out to Native communities through his many workshops & speaking engagements, or pouring it all out on stage, in front of the camera, in the recording studio, or putting pen to paper, Tonemah’s personality always shines through as a man with a creative spirit, a compassionate heart, and a passion for life and his many pursuits.

You can learn more about his music on his website Here!


Kutupitush! (Thank You!) for listening!