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Welcome! All My Relations is a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip), and Desi Small Rodriguez (Northern Cheyenne) [previously by Dr. Keene] to explore our relationships— relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another.  Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native American peoples today. We keep it real, play some games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes. We invite you to join us!

All My Relations Podcast Matika Wilbur, Desi Small-Rodriguez & Adrienne Keene

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Welcome! All My Relations is a podcast hosted by Matika Wilbur (Swinomish and Tulalip), and Desi Small Rodriguez (Northern Cheyenne) [previously by Dr. Keene] to explore our relationships— relationships to land, to our creatural relatives, and to one another.  Each episode invites guests to delve into a different topic facing Native American peoples today. We keep it real, play some games, laugh a lot, and even cry sometimes. We invite you to join us!

    All My Loving Relations

    All My Loving Relations

    Love is something we all need, cherish, and desire in our lives. As Indigenous people we have always known that being in good relation with people, creatures, and the land is integral to wellbeing. Western science is just catching up to discover what we have known for time immemorial. Indeed, love and relationships are arguably the most important things in life. As settler colonial trauma and violence such as boarding schools have damaged our ability to love we know it is important to discuss how we can heal. We all have different forms of ceremony to find love within ourselves and there are so many ways to love. Thus, in this episode we ask how do we heal from historical trauma to love again? 
    We are so grateful to welcome an incredible First Nations scholar for this conversation.
    Geraldine King (Anishinaabe) is a member of Kiashke Zaaging Anishinaabek located in the Robinson Superior Treaty area, northwestern Ontario.
    Her research interests include: Anishinaabe erotics, ethics of intimacy, kinship studies, theories of Anishinaabe phenomenologies, eco-erotics and Indigenous pedagogical transformation.

    Also joining us is Aunty Jillene Joseph (Gros Ventre) the Executive Director of the Native Wellness Institute. She has traveled to hundreds of Native communities and interacted with and learned from thousands of people. Whether she is providing youth leadership training, assisting women heal from childhood trauma or helping to bring wellness to the workplace, Jillene shares her passion for being positive, productive and proactive. 
    Through reflection, stories, laughter, and personal perspective this episode delves into a great deal of what love looks like in Indigenous context. We should not have to talk about love in its proximity to whiteness, rather we hope to get a place where we can talk about love without violence. In spite of it all we are still here, still singing, still dancing. Call love into the world so you can feel and experience in it, that is ancestral love. You are not alone cause the earth is holding you, find love in all its forms. Good relationships founded in love keep us happier and healthier... period. So, let’s talk about how we get there. 

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    Creative direction, sound engineering, and editing: Teo Shantz
    Film Editing: Jon Ayon
    Sound production: Max Levin
    Development Manager: Will Paisley
     
     Production Assistant: Kristin Bolan
    Director of Business Development: Edison Hunter
    Social Media Intern: Lindsey Hightower
    Research Intern: Keoni Rodriguez
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    Protect Indigenous Women

    Protect Indigenous Women

    Since the onset of colonization Indigenous women have experienced violence with reckless abandon, today it is a public health emergency. Traditionally, many of our Native societies are matrilineal but settler colonialism has disrupted our traditional value systems. These shifts have tragically contributed to the epidemic of violence we see committed against our women and Two Spirit relations. The issue is systemic and this episode discusses how we must hold systems and people accountable. 
    Mary Kathryn Nagle (Cherokee) is a playwright and lawyer with Pipestem Law, a firm dedicated to legal advocacy for the safety of Native women and tribal sovereignty. She represents families of victims and has testified before Congress for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Her perspective on the legal issues regarding MMIW expounds how tribal sovereignty and jurisdiction is so important in combatting the crisis. She also explains how political participation and allyship is necessary to fight subversive systems which propagate violence.
    Abigail Echohawk (Pawnee) is Director of the Urban Indian Health Institute and a leader in the movement to bring visibility to MMIW through political advocacy work, data, and research. Her organization conducted a seminal report on the crisis to better understand the prevalence of the crisis which has harmed our relations for 500 years.
    This episode is raw, real, and heart wrenching. The crisis must be addressed and we need allies to join us in making it visible so we can all take action. We need to hold non-Natives upholding these systems accountable. Further, we need Natives to step into roles of political power to demand change. 
    Every statistic represents a Native woman. We must honor and protect our sisters. No more stolen sisters.
    Links and Resources

    Fill out our form Letter in support of VAWA
    Urban Indian Health Institute
    Pipestem Law
    Public Law 280
    National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center
    Mary Kathryn Nagle New Yorker Article
    Montana Community Foundation
    Sovereign Bodies Institute
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    Special thanks to Antone and The West Shore Canoe Family & Joanne Shannendoah
     
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    Film Editing: Jon Ayon
    Sound production: Max Levin
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     Production Assistant: Kristin Bolan
    Director of Business Development: Edison Hunter
    Social Media Intern: Lindsey Hightower
    Research Intern: Keoni Rodriguez
    2nd Editor: Carly Sjordal
    Sales and Marketing Intern: Jamie Marquez-Bratcher
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    • 1 hr 36 min
    Indigenous Motherhood: Birth Is Ceremony

    Indigenous Motherhood: Birth Is Ceremony

    In this episode we explore our ceremonies related to birth and question what it means to rematriate through motherhood. What are our traditional birthing ceremonies? What about our coming of age ceremonies? How do we reclaim our sexualities? How has colonization disrupted our traditional birthing practices? Join us in discussion with AMR co-hosts Matika Wilbur, Dr.Dr.Desi and honored guest Temryss Lane, as we unpack some of these questions.
    Temryss is an Indigenous sports icon from the Lummi Nation. She played soccer at Arizona State, then professionally  in Sweden. She went on to become a model and sports broadcaster while simultaneously getting her Master's degree  in American Indian Studies from UCLA.  Temryss is a real matriarch, and she's nearly 9 months pregnant in this episode!
    Our Moms are everything- supremely important to our cultures, lifeways, health, wellness, and personhood. Carrying life is sacred. Motherhood is sacred. It is a ceremony. 

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    Director of Business Development: Edison Hunter
    Social Media Intern, Lindsey Hightower
    Research Intern, Keoni Rodriguez
    2nd Editor, Carly Sjordal
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Changing Seasons

    Changing Seasons

    This episode marks the 12th and final episode of Season Two. What a wild, magical, beautiful and tragic year it has been— a season of dramatic change: personally, professionally, spiritually, and as we say in the episode “you are allowed to feel all the feelings”. And we have! With the global pandemic, heavy social movements, politics (in general), adapting to a socially distanced world, it has been a real collective moment of transformation. And behind the scenes, our AMR podcast underwent massive change. Tune in as we  reflect and reveal some big updates over here at AMR!


    We’re so proud of Season 2 and we hope you’ll stay with us for Season 3! We love you 🤍
     
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    • 49 min
    Hawaiian Resistance, Tourism & Abolition: For The Love of The Mauna, Part 3

    Hawaiian Resistance, Tourism & Abolition: For The Love of The Mauna, Part 3

    Please join us for the third and final piece of our series on the movement to protect Mauna Kea. We have been incredibly humbled and blessed to have reported on the movement, and are so grateful to everyone who made this possible. 


    During the pandemic as tourist numbers have dropped, fish have returned in areas in Hawai’i where they have been absent for years. The land is healing itself. Despite the toll excessive tourism and capitalism has taken on the Hawaiian islands; there is still hope to heal. 27 years ago in 1993, tourists outnumbered Hawaiian residents 6:1 and Native Hawaiians 30:1. Imagine how those figures have risen today... 


    The Mauna Kea movement has been one of relationships: to land, water, air, kanaka (people), and spirit. On this episode we hear again from the incredible Jamaica Osorio, activist, educator, and cultural practitioner; and Dr. Auntie Noe Noe Wong-Wilson, scholar, poet, and activist. They discuss the lessons and revelations  from time on the Mauna and pathways forward to honor relationships and empower future generations. 


    We recorded this episode the day after the violent insurrection on the Capitol, so we bring in our thoughts about resistance, activism, and overthrow under settler colonialism. 


    We hope that through this series you can join us in imagining an otherwise future, built and cemented in Indigenous relationships. There is so much to learn beyond this series, so please continue learning alongside us.


    “We are certainly not too late to live in dignity with our āina” - Jamaica Osorio


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    • 51 min
    For The Love of The Mauna, Part 2

    For The Love of The Mauna, Part 2

    This is part two in our series For the Love of the Mauna which shares the story of Native Hawaiians’ effort to protect Mauna Kea. The first episode gave us the background and story of the beginning of the TMT fight and the cultural foundations of Mauna Kea. This segment focuses on the resistance camp at Pu’u huluhulu which was established during the summer of 2019 on the Mauna. This ended up garnering attention because it was the largest mobilization of law enforcement in the history of Hawaii to fight those trying to stop the massive destructive construction project in the middle of conservation land. We highlight the kupuna line, the complex relationship with the police, the role of the University of Hawaii, and Native peoples’ relationship with science.


    “The 30 meter telescope thought that they were going to erect a telescope, but really, they awoke a nation.” - Mehana Kihoi


    Central in the series are kupuna and scholar Dr. Auntie Noe Noe Wong-Wilson, scholar, poet, and activist; Jamaica Osorio, activist, educator, and cultural practitioner; and Lanakila Mangauil who discuss the health of the natural environment and its connection to fundamental rights as Indigenous peoples. 


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