This is a podcast about the uncomfortable pasts and precarious presents of the indigenous peoples. The Little Brown Podcast is about head-takers, white burdens, and expensive g-strings. This is not THE Igorot experience. This is OUR Igorot experience.
Each week, we will be talking about an issue that affects Indigenous Peoples and how these issues fit in the global landscape whether it be about food culture, land rights, or dating. We hope to have special guests each episode so we can cultivate organic discussions/conversations and provide as many seats at the table as we can.
Episode 3: The Little Brown Fantasy
In this episode we unpack the role of Dean Worcester in Cordillera History - colonial administrator, bird watcher, photographer, and foremost fantasist of the Igorot as a savage to be tamed. We look at the images of the Igorot he created and their role in the colonial project. Then we follow the thread of that fantasy into the present day and explore its legacy. Have you ever felt like you had to perform your identity? Or put yourself on display like an exhibit in a museum or zoo? How can we escape it?
Episode 2: The Little Brown Movement Part 3
One of the goals of White Supremacy is to make us invisible to each other. It's to make us believe that our struggles have nothing to do with each other. We are here to be in community with one another and being in a community means tracing our histories and learning that our oppression has the same roots. We are closing out our discussion on movements by having a conversation about the Black Lives Matter movement and how this a movement that includes all of us. We confront our experiences of anti-blackness and how anti-blackness is perpetuated in our societies. We talk about the possibilities of communities without police and without state-sanctioned violence. And as a reflection of this 3-Part Episode, we talk about the possibilities that all of these movements have made visible to us.
Episode 2: The Little Brown Movement Part 2
What does it look like when Indigenous Movements win? The second part of our discussion takes us to the islands of Hawai'i, where we learn about the Kānaka Maoli and their struggle to defend their sacred lands. We're honored to have Jordan Phoenix Kamuela Gestrich, our first ever guest, to give us a glimpse of the Mauna Kea movement. Join us as we talk about how movements are nurtured by solidarity and how aloha ʻāina, or love of the land, soars above all conflicts.
Episode 2: The Little Brown Movement Part 1
Being born an indigenous person is inheriting the struggle of our ancestors. Ours is a history of theft, violence, and genocide. But our history is also a history of resistance, solidarity, and grabbing the enemy by the balls - literally. This is part one of a two-part episode where we talk about the movements that have kept us alive and the movements that we are living for.
Episode 1: The Little Brown Igorot
"The word, 'Igorot'", as coined and applied by the Spaniards means a "savage, headhunting and backward tribe of Luzon..." William Henry Scott quotes Luis Hora in his examination of the word, Igorot. We do our own examination and unpack what Igorot means to us. In this episode, we're going into a deep-dive of our colonial pasts and how decolonization can begin with one word.
Episode 0: The Little Brown Podcast
What is The Little Brown Podcast? Who is The Little Brown Podcast? In this Introductory Episode, we take the time to introduce ourselves and the podcast. We talk about the meaning behind "The Little Brown Podcast" and our personal experiences of being and becoming Igorot.