Beaver Chief – A Salish Perspective on Wellness

Beaver Chief

Beaver Chief – A Salish Perspective on Wellness

Fred “Beaver Chief” Jamison was a spiritual leader who brought out the traditional teachings of the Northwest Coast (Native American) Salish people. He discussed his heritage, the songs and stories that are part of the Shaker Indian Doctor tradition,  his collection of medicine songs on a cd and some of the differences between his culture and “settler” culture, such as concepts of land ownership.

Intro (2:22)

Part 1 (15:45)

Part 2 (14:59)

Part 3 (17:22)

Promo for NWX282 (:32)


Full Moon Song (2:44)

A previous interview done with Beaver Chief is linked here.

Date Aired: 12/19/99

About Splabman

SPLAB and Cascadia Poetry Festival founder Paul E Nelson wrote American Sentences (Apprentice House, 2015), Organic Poetry (VDM Verlag, Germany, 2008), a serial poem re-enacting the history of Auburn, Washington, A Time Before Slaughter (Apprentice House, 2010) and Organic in Cascadia: A Sequence of Energies (Lumme, Brazil, 2013). Founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival, in 26 years of radio he interviewed Allen Ginsberg, Michael McClure, Anne Waldman, Sam Hamill, Robin Blaser, Nate Mackey, Eileen Myles, Wanda Coleman, Brenda Hillman, George Bowering, Joanne Kyger, Jerome Rothenberg & others, including many Cascadia poets. He lives in Seattle and writes at least one American Sentence every day. Co-Editor of Make It True: Poetry From Cascadia, he is in year five of a twenty year Cascadia Bioregional Cultural Investigation. (Oct 12-15, 2017, Tacoma, WA)

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