While Indigenous is a solutions podcast devoted to building Indigenous power. Hosted by Sarah Sunshine Manning. Produced by the NDN Collective.
Bringing Two-Spirit and LGBTQ Relatives Back into the Circle, with Dr. James Makokis
Dr. James Makokis is a practicing medical doctor from the Saddle Lake Cree Nation in Alberta. He is a proud member of the LGBTQ2S community, and offers rich perspectives on health, reclaiming traditional ways of knowing, and how to bring our two-spirit and LGBTQ relatives back into the circle of community. Â Dr. Makokis is also a marathon runner and is featured with his husband on Season 7 of the Amazing Race Canada.
MniSota Rising: Indigenous Movement Today in the Twin Cities
Indigenous movement is alive and well today in the Twin Cities, birthplace of the American Indian Movement of the 1970s. This episode is a conversation with a collection of Indigenous voices in the Twin Cities of Minnesota about how they serve the Minneapolis/Saint Paul Indigenous community and organize for the change. Guests include MN House Rep. Mary Kunesh Podein, (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe), Dr. Kate Beane (Dakota), Carly Badheart Bull (Dakota) and Michael Goze (Ho-Chunk).
Becoming the Change We Wish to See, with Jeremy Red Eagle and LaVerne Whitebear
Jeremy Red Eagle and LaVerne Whitebear have chosen a path reconnecting to ancestral teachings. Through learning and teaching the Dakota language, traditional games and the arts, by being good relatives and practicing mindful living, they have shaped their household in a way that has created health and wellness for their family. For the couple, this decolonial shift was prompted by life struggles which are familiar to many Indigenous people throughout Turtle Island. This is their story.
Indigenous Leadership as Love for Generations and Community with Ruth Buffalo
A conversation with Ruth Buffalo, citizen of the Three Affiliated Tribes of North Dakota and a member of the North Dakota House of Representatives. Ruth reflects on her first legislative session where she successfully introduced bills that passed and became North Dakota state law. She also shares some of her family history, her path to becoming a legislator, and she also reflects on the challenges of legislating while Indigenous in a state where Indigenous people are no stranger to racism.
Nourishing the Matriarchy with Kim Smith, founder of Indigenous Goddess Gang
What does it mean to embody Indigenous matriarchy?
A conversation with Kim Smith (Diné), founder and editor of Indigenous Goddess Gang, an innovative digital magazine that quickly expanded and became a thriving digital community for nourishing the matriarchy, and so much more. Kim shares some of the history of the Indigenous Goddess Gang, the inspiration, and how other social and environmental justice causes are interwoven into the work of an Indigenous matriarch.
Disrupting Capitalism and Decolonizing Wealth with Edgar Villanueva
NDN Collective President Nick Tilsen has a conversation with Edgar Villanueva about his new book Decolonizing Wealth and the concepts behind it. Edgar underscores the fact virtually all American wealth stems from the labor and exploitation of Indigenous and black people, then calls out and calls up philanthropy to decolonize their wealth, disrupt capitalism and shift resources back into the hands of the communities that have suffered from colonialism.