Tag Archives: Nahko

Learnin' to soften my soul

I have long appreciated Nahko and Medicine for the People. I like the idea of music as medicine. The only time I’ve seen Nahko in person, I didn’t know who he was. The photo below was taken during one of … Continue reading

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This is about taking your power back, and figuring out how we do it together

One of my favorite songwriters, performers and spiritual warriors is Nahko Bear of Nahko and Medicine for the people. He just released the song “Lifeguard” and tells the story of this song below. He also speaks of how we can … Continue reading

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Risking arrest for our future

Many states are criminalizing acts of nonviolent civil disobedience, clearly violating First Amendment rights. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; … Continue reading

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And those who know and those who seek. Amidst the chaos, find your peace

I am so discouraged by the vicious and escalating racism of the president, and the enablers of his party who refuse to refute it. In a recent blog post the characteristics of fascism are articulated. https://jeffkisling.com/2019/07/28/we-refuse-to-sit-idly-by/ Surely we won’t be … Continue reading

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As I have shared my love of Nahko Bear and Medicine for the People, I have found few in my circles, at least, have heard of him and the band. I love the music and the lyrics, and the stories … Continue reading

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Time and Space

When I sit in front of my computer most mornings, what I should write often comes to me. I see this as a spiritual exercise. And usually the words that come to me are related to spiritual matters as well. … Continue reading

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Just know it will be alright

Even though it’s been eight years since the death of my life long best friend, Randy Porter, there are still times when I feel his absence acutely. We played the song Storm by Jason Wade of Lifehouse over and over … Continue reading

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And those who know and those who seek. Amidst the chaos, find your peace

Yesterday I wrote of the anger I’ve been feeling about the severe flooding in the Midwest and in Mozambique. Anger because these are just the latest environmental disasters, and won’t be the last. I’m angry because I have tried all … Continue reading

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“Standing Rock” and “Directions” videos

My cousins Nick and Ron Knight released their song “Standing Rock” recently, edited by Greg Knight. The following video is related to Indigenous People’s Day this year. I had heard Nahko sing “Directions” on several occasions in the past. This … Continue reading

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Josué Rivas: The Power of Stories

“When one lives in a society where people can no longer rely on the institutions to tell them the truth, the truth must come from culture and art.”  John Trudell Josué Rivas (Mexica/Otomi) began his talk at Stanford, “The Power … Continue reading

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