9 episodes

Raised by the movement, President and CEO of NDN Collective, Nick Tilsen (Oglala Lakota) delves into past and present LANDBACK struggles across Turtle Island and the Indigenous world. LANDBACK FOR THE PEOPLE is dedicated to lifting up the revolutionary strides within the liberation movement for Indigenous Peoples and our homelands.

LANDBACK For The People NDN Collective

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 73 Ratings

Raised by the movement, President and CEO of NDN Collective, Nick Tilsen (Oglala Lakota) delves into past and present LANDBACK struggles across Turtle Island and the Indigenous world. LANDBACK FOR THE PEOPLE is dedicated to lifting up the revolutionary strides within the liberation movement for Indigenous Peoples and our homelands.

    Macklemore

    Macklemore

    Independent artist Benjamin Hammond Haggerty – better known by his stage name Macklemore – is the featured guest on this episode. He speaks vulnerably about his journey to understand the intertwined nature of white supremacy, colonization, oppression, land theft, and more. On the episode, Nick Tilsen and Macklemore delve into how they met at a rally for Palestinian liberation, politically educating their children, reckoning with past cultural appropriation, the fear white people have of losing power, landback movements across the globe, and more.  
    Links Mentioned:
    https://www.lakotanationvsus.movie/
    https://linktr.ee/palestinianyouthmovement
    https://landback.org/ 
    https://macklemore.com/ 
    Episode Credits:
    Hosted by: Nick Tilsen
    Produced by: Willi White
    Co-Producer: Steph Viera 
    Edited by: Willi White
    Original Music by: Mato Wayuhi

    • 57 min
    The Red Nation

    The Red Nation

    In Season 2 Episode 1, Nick Tilsen talks with Demetrius Johnson, Kiley Guy and Jennifer Marley from The Red Nation and Red Media. They discuss Indigenous liberation and continued solidarity with our Palestinian Relatives, the history of The Red Nation and the work they’re engaged in as community organizers, and why they started the Red Media podcast and more. 
    Links Mentioned:
    https://indigenousforpalestine.org/
    Episode Credits:
    Hosted by: Nick Tilsen
    Produced by: Willi White
    Co-Producer: Steph Viera 
    Edited by: Willi White
    Original Music by: Mato Wayuhi

    • 47 min
    Ocean Back

    Ocean Back

    In this episode, Nick Tilsen visits with longtime mentor Dune Lankard, who shares stories and knowledge from his fight to protect his homelands in southcentral Alaska. From protecting millions of acres, to standing up for the bears, to fighting climate change while feeding the people with kelp, Dune shows what it means when he says, “ocean back.” As Dune says, “if it’s not regenerative then just don’t do it.” 
    Dune Lankard, Eyak Athabaskan of the Eagle Clan from Cordova, Alaska, has been fighting to protect his homelands in the Prince William Sound and the Copper River Delta his entire life. He waged successful battles in protecting over a million acres in the Copper River Delta, was lifted up by Times Magazines as one of the Heroes of the Planet, selected by Asoka as one of the world's leading social entrepreneurs, won numerous awards for this work, and has mentored many in this movement just by being a warrior fighting for mother earth. His work has influenced Nick, many we work with, and the creation of NDN Collective.
    On this episode:
    Dune Lankard, Eyak Athabaskan, President and Founder of Native Conservancy
    https://www.nativeconservancy.org 
     

    • 52 min
    Free Leonard Peltier

    Free Leonard Peltier

    For nearly 50 years, Indigenous organizers, activists, and allies have dedicated themselves to fight against the unjust incarceration of Indigenous movement leader, Leonard Peltier. In Episode 6 of the LANDBACK For The People, Nick Tilsen delves into the complexities of the longest serving Indigenous political prisoner alongside trusted legal and government affairs partners fighting for Leonard Peltier’s freedom.
    On this episode: 
    Holly Cook Macarro, Red Lake Ojibwe, NDN Collective Government Affairs 
    Bruce Ellison, Criminal Defense Attorney
    Read More:
    "I am still here": Leonard Peltier's Letter to Supporters Indigenous Leaders and Allies Arrested at White House Rally in Support of Clemency for Native American Activist Leonard Peltier

    • 51 min
    Creative Resistance

    Creative Resistance

    Creative Resistance requires the collective force of creativity that lies within Indigenous people to interpret the messages of the movement, leaving behind unforgettable artwork. In Episode 5 of the LANDBACK For The People, Nick TIlsen sits with members of NDN Collective's Creative Resistance team to unpack the significance of how art carries our movement forward.
    On this Episode:
    Cy Wagoner, Diné, Creative Resistance Director
    Jaque Fragua, Pueblo of Jemez, Creative Resistance Coordinator
    Tytianna Harris, Diné, Creative Resistance Action Coordinator
     

    • 50 min
    Legal Warriors and the fight for Land Liberation

    Legal Warriors and the fight for Land Liberation

    When Indigenous people say that we are fighting for LandBack by any means necessary, we aim to address the multi-pronged approach we take within the movement. We know that not one tactic alone will liberate the people and our land. In episode 4 of the LANDBACK For the People podcast, NDN Collective President and CEO Nick Tilsen and guests speak to how the legal system, although colonial, is still a viable avenue to fight for LandBack.
    Our esteemed guests of Episode 4:
    Phillip Tinker, Osage attorney at Kanji & Katzen, specializing in the matters of tribal sovereignty, jurisdiction, and powers of government
    Nicole Yanes, NDN Collective Director of Grantmaking and citizen of the Opata Nation, bringing over 10 years of experience in community organizing and nation building for Indigenous people.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

SareBearSunshine ,

NDNs Keepin’ it real

Love this podcast. The first two episodes demonstrate how the Land Back movement is truly rooted in our deep love for the Land and our People. Nick and his guests show that we can fight for what our People have cared about since the beginning and do it with humor and unapologetic realness at the same time.

EsotericRiddler ,

Restoring Sovereignty Through Conversation

Great podcast that amplifies Indigenous voices and perspectives, brings attention to the crucial issue of landback, and showcases the transformative potential of the movement for Indigenous communities and beyond. Looking forward to future episodes!

KPetaluma ,

Quality listen!

Throughly enjoyed this podcast and learning more about the history behind the Land Back movement.

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