Cain’s Ballroom and Phoenix Comic Con

Fun With Kickapoos!

My cousin Elmer Walker, me and my Mom Ruth Wahpecome

As my Oklahoma cousins say — “Oh, Buh!” Which basically means….it’s just ridiculous!

I’ve been traversing the country lately, living out of my suitcase. It’s been a busy few months helping my Mom get her house in order. She’s getting ready to relocate and move to a smaller place. I’m sure lots of you know what it’s like to downsize! Many trips to Goodwill have been made, AAY!

On a fun note, I’ve had some time to unwind in Seattle and Walla Walla Washington. Have some awesome friends up there who always have something fun planned. You folks that live up there are just dang lucky! I’m one of those few people who love rain.

Wanted to let you know that I would love for y’all to join me at the Phoenix Comic Con on Saturday, May 28th at 4:30pm. Comic artist Jacques La Grange invited me to be part of the “Native Americans in the Comic Book World” along with Jon Proudstar — and it’s gonna be great. It’s the first time I’ve actually spoken at a Comic Book Convention, although it’s not not my first time to the rodeo. AAY! (Previously, I’ve been a panelist at the National Federation of Community Broadcasters in Minneapolis and at the Res Summit in Las Vegas.) This time — it’s just about comic books and how we as Native people fit into that world. It will be very interesting to see what goes down. As you know, folks have a lot of ideas about who we are…..and often they’re based on the stereotypes you see on television or film. Glad to be able to help clear all that up. AAY “Super Indian” will be represented and I’ll have some cool promotional postcards to hand out to folks.

Again, a HUGE thank you to my family in Tulsa, Oklahoma for hosting me and doing all the hard work to plan and stage a benefit concert at Cain’s Ballroom. My family (Yvonne Cahwee, Dianne Guthrie, Janene Alford, Dwayne Cawee, Ray and Renee Alford, Tia Alford and all y’all) started the Native American Warriors Society a few years back. Every month, they buy supplies to send care packages to Native soldiers stationed in Iraq and Afghanistan. They worked with a bunch of sponsors (including the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino) — and my cousins urged the Kickapoo Casino to bring me out for the event. And…THEY DID! Another big shout out to Kendall and the crew at the Kickapoo Casino who brought me out from Los Angeles. It was a special night filled with awesomely great music — and what a thrill to see Native people onstage at Cain’s. I hope this happens again really soon. The event was a memory I’ll cherish for a long time.

I’ve also been invited to perform again at the annual National Federation of Community Broadcasters conference in San Francisco June 2nd. I’ll have more about this next week….as I totally have to dash and pack my suitcase.

Look for me, Janet Miner and my mom Ruth Wahpecome in Phoenix. Let’s all meet up at the Fryrbread House! AAAY!


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