Category Archives: Paiute

NVTV – Gardner (Navajo/Paiute) and Fiddler (Cheyenne/Sioux)

Cihuapilli Rose Amador LeBeau (Yaqui/Mexica – HOST) and Craig Pasqua (Co-Host) interviews two guests: Lee R. Gardner (Navajo/Paiute; Job Developer and Coach) of Native TANF and Raymond Fiddler (Cheyenne/Sioux; Wood Craftsman) Mato Numpa Cedar Designs on Native Voice TV.

Gardner gives an overview of the current Native ‘Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Native – TANF) city and state locations and its TANF’s mission.

TANF began by a Congressional Act of 1996. It gives ‘Federally Recognized Tribes’ the authority to independently design, adminster and operate their own Tribal ‘TANF’ programs.

Gardner speaks of many of the Native people are having to move out of Santa Clara county due to high cost of living but in a positive light of how successes are also being lived by native people.

The second guest of the show, Raymond Fiddler speaks about his company (Mato Numpa Cedar Designs) offering the community and across other states their hand crafted and ‘Lasered’ Designs on ‘American Red Cedar and Redwood’ boxes.

Fiddler speaks his near death experience and how Native Traditional Healing saved his life. Fiddler speaks of his company working on ways to offer those who lost their family and friends ‘Monuments’.

Fresno (CMAC 93) Educational Channel 93
of  Native Voice TV shows four times a week
(Monday, Wed., Friday & Sat.) at 5PM.

NVTV – Craig Pasqua (Cherokee, Modoc, Paiute & Pit River)

Craig Pasqua

Cihuapilli Rose Amador interviews Craig Pasqua (Cherokee, Pit River, Modoc and Paiuteon Native Voice TV.

Pasqua was born in Tulsa and raised in Bartlesville, Oklahoma and his father is from California, Susanville Indian Rancheria. Pasqua majored in Social Science from Stanford University.

Pasqua is the chair of Indian Health Center of Santa Clara Valley, Board of Directors and Tennis Professional. Pasqua speaks about the non-profit corporation, Indian Health Center. This non-profit corporation provides health care and wellness services for relocated Native americans.

Pasqua mentions that their were only three Native american tennis professionals in United States. While Pasqua was a president of North American Indian Tennis Association. (500-700 members of the Native American Tennis players) Annually their is a National Tournament Championship and the Association have been trying to get into the United States Open (not successful to date).

The show provides much new information about the Indian Health Center.

Tuesday, May 20th on KMVT Comcast Channel 15 @ 8:00 P.M.